All of Elite Wrestling has been plagued with injuries for most of 2022. After a strong first quarter, things went south in the following weeks AEW Double or nothing, while then-AEW Champion CM Punk and top stars Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole were all shelved for long periods of time. The misery continued throughout the summer as Kyle O’Reilly and Ruby Soho also suffered injuries that kept them out of action. Add in an early suspension for Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks in the fall, and AEW was working with a significantly depleted roster for the final months of 2022.
AEW has since roared back to relatively normal form. Danielson and Soho have been out for weeks, The Elite’s suspension has been lifted, and Cole recently announced his comeback match is imminent. While all these talents make their way back to television, a top star takes an unexpected absence.
As announced on AEW control centerDr. Britt Baker DMD has been removed from this week’s list AEW dynamite. She would face Soho and Toni Storm in a three-way singles match. No reason was given for the change AEW control center, but it has since been noted on social media that Baker was pulled “due to injury”. It is currently unclear what Baker’s injury is.
Baker last wrestled on the January 11 edition of AEW dynamite, teaming with AEW Women’s Champion Jamie Hayter to defeat Saraya and Storm. Saraya and Storm wrestled that match as faces, but have since changed, highlighting their disdain for AEW’s homegrown female talent on the previous week. AEW dynamite. Some have speculated that this twist could lead to the first-ever Women’s Blood & Guts match, potentially pitting the entry against the originals.
The updated lineup for AEW dynamite seen below…
- TNT Championship: Darby Allin (c) v Buddy Matthews
- Mark Briscoe vs Jay Lethal
- Bryan Danielson v Brian Cage
- Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara vs. Ricky Starks and Action Andretti
- Britt Baker vs Ruby Soho vs Toni Storm
- Ethan Page and Matt Hardy vs Jungle Boy Jack Perry and Hook
- Family Therapy with The Gunns/The Acclaimed
AEW dynamite airs tonight at 8pm ET on TNT.