AEW World Tag Team Champion Cash Wheeler will work Sunday’s All In pay-per-view from London.
As PWExclusive.com previously reported, Wheeler was arrested last Friday morning after turning himself in on a warrant related to a July road rage incident. He was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm, a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Wheeler was released from jail on a $2,500 bond on Friday afternoon, with no restrictions on his travel.
In an update, Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso reports that, despite the arrest, Wheeler will be at All In on Sunday to defend the AEW World Tag Team Titles against The Young Bucks.
Sports Illustrated has confirmed that The Bucks vs. FTR match is still going on, at least for the time being. While there has been some speculation about Wheeler’s status for All In, the storyline was moved forward on Saturday’s Fight for The Fallen edition of AEW Collision, and the two teams were announced for a face-to-face interview on this Wednesday’s Fyter Fest edition of AEW Dynamite, which will also serve as the go-home Dynamite for All In.
All In will be The Bucks and FTR’s third meeting, with the score tied 1-1. Barrasso mentioned how the Wheeler incident has caused significant distraction, and how the two teams will have to work extra hard to ensure fans are just as invested in what happens between the ropes.
It was also stated that it is still unknown whether Wheeler informed AEW President Tony Khan of the arrest in advance. Khan will be speaking to the media this afternoon, and he will almost certainly be asked about the Wheeler incident.