Wheeler Yuta of AEW is currently injured.
Yuta was supposed to wrestle this Saturday at Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations’ Steelstacks SmackDown II event in Bethlehem, PA, but LVAC announced today that Yuta is injured and not medically cleared to compete.
Yuta was set to compete in a 10-man tag team match at the event as a member of Ultramantis’ Mob (along with Cheeseburger, Big Dan, La Chica, and Edith) vs. Bakabella’s Army (B3CCA, Avery Good, Bojack, Jakob, and Channing Thomas). While Yuta will not be able to compete, he will take part in a pre-show meet and greet. Details can be found in the tweets below.
“Unfortunately, @wheeleryuta has suffered an injury and is unable to compete this Sat @ STEELSTACKS SMACKDOWN II. We have, however, confirmed his participation in the pre-show Meet & Greet! Get an autograph and photo op with one of the hottest rising stars of televised wrestling!,” they wrote.
There’s no word on the nature of Yuta’s injury or how long he’ll be out.
Yuta most recently competed on September 3 at AEW All Out, where he teamed with ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli to defeat ROH Pure Champion Katsuyori Shibata and NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Eddie Kingston. He had just been defeated by Kingston on the All Out go-home Dynamite, and that title match came just days after Team Blackpool Combat Club (Yuta, Castagnoli, Santana, Ortiz, AEW International Champion Jon Moxley) defeated Team Best Friends (Kingston, Chuck Taylor, Trent Beretta, Orange Cassidy, Penta El Zero Miedo) at All In.
As of this writing, Yuta had not publicly commented on the injury.
The LVAC booking committee has been working tirelessly for find a replacement for the wildcard of the Blackpool Combat Club and we will keep you updated as plans come together! Meet & Greet starts at 6:30, first bell at 8:00! Tix @ https://t.co/Xmja8qk1zH pic.twitter.com/d78v0klwgl
— Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations (@the_LVAC) September 14, 2023