The wrestling career of hit tag team Aussie Open has been put on hold, after one member of the team has suffered an injury that will keep him out for a while.
Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis are one of the best tag teams in the world, quickly becoming known across the world due to their association with Will Ospreay.
The pair are part of his “United Empire” faction in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where they held both the IWGP and Strong Openweight Tag Team Championships up until this week.
Unfortunately, the duo’s reign ended in disappointing fashion, as they were forced to vacate the championships due to an injury to Mark Davis.
While it has not been revealed what the injury is, it is assumed that Davis will be out for an extended period of time.
He has not wrestled since the beginning of May at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, where Aussie Open teamed up with Great-O-Khan to defeat MDK (Kosei Fujita, Mikey Nicholls & Shane Haste).
Since the injury, Kyle Fletcher has been taking singles bookings, most notably appearing on AEW Dynamite and Ring of Honor. He is set to take on Orange Cassidy for the AEW International Championship on this weeks AEW Dynamite.
During the recent NJPW Resurgence PPV, Kyle Fletcher came out to vacate Aussie Open’s wrestling championships, citing the injury to Mark Davis as the reason they couldn’t defend their titles at NJPW Dominion in June.
This injury will put the wrestling career of Aussie Open on hold, with it being unknown when the pair will wrestle together again.
Aussie Open would likely have been a part of the Forbidden Door pay per view, had they been fit, so now their involvement in the show is currently out in the open.
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