So that’s where they went. There are a lot of people on the AEW roster and as a result the company has a nice mixture of talent. The company has a large group of veterans, up and comers, legends and established stars. With that kind of collection, AEW can do a lot of different things in some interesting combinations, but not everyone was around this week due to a pair of reasons.
While the main focus of a wrestling show is going to be on the wrestlers themselves, there can be other people there to enhance the situation a little bit. A wrestler can have a bodyguard or a manager or something else out there who can do a variety of things from run interference to do the talking for them. That can make for some interesting moments, but AEW was down a pair this week.
Both Jake Roberts and Wardlow were absent from this week’s edition of AEW Dynamite due to different reasons. Roberts announced via Twitter that he was dealing with an illness to keep him out of the show, but he specified that it was not due to the Coronavirus. Wardlow missed the same show due to unspecified personal issues. Prior to the announcement, Wardlow had been scheduled to take part in a fourteen man tag team match. There is no word on when the two of them will be back on television.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to appear tonight due to illness (not COVID). These days we all have to be on point. Looking forward to seeing everyone in two weeks. In the meantime, keep an eye on Lance for me on #AEWDynamite LIVE TONIGHT 8/7c on TNT pic.twitter.com/sDqszxviDQ
— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) December 16, 2020
Wardlow can’t travel due to a family matter, so tonight it will be a 12 man tag match with Inner Circle’s Jericho, MJF, Jake Hager, Santana, Ortiz, & Sammy Guevara vs. Best Friends, Varsity Blonds & Top Flight!
Watch #AEWDynamite tonight LIVE on @TNTDrama at 8e/7c pic.twitter.com/DfZwmHwuyJ
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) December 16, 2020
The two of them are worth a lot to AEW. Check out the pair in action:
Opinion: What matters the most here is that the two of them are ok, and hopefully that seems to be the case. The two of them can offer quite a bit to the people they are associated with and that is what they have done so far. Hopefully both of them are ok and back on television in the future, because you never want anyone to be out of action, especially when health is concerned.
Which of the two is better in their role? What is next for both of them? Let us know in the comments below.
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