Young Bucks vs FTR Cancelled After Cash Wheeler’s Arrest?

Hamish Woodward

The third match in the trilogy between FTR and The Young Bucks will not take place, after Cash Wheeler’s arrest this morning.

As one half of the AEW Tag Team Champions, Wheeler was set to defend the belts against Matt and Nick Jackson, in one of the most anticipated matches on the card.

The bout in part helped AEW sell over 80,000 tickets for Wembley Stadium, making All In the biggest wrestling show of all time.

However, after his arrest, Cash Wheeler will not be permitted to leave the US, nor enter the UK, pending his charges.

As such, the match will be forced to be cancelled, and other arrangements made by Tony Khan.

Cash Wheeler has been charged with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm. He was booked in Circuit Court, according to county records.

AEW issued a statement to the Sentinel, which reads: “AEW has been made aware of the charge, and we are closely monitoring the situation. (Wheeler) is fully cooperating with local authorities.”

There are some options to fix this card. Harwood could find a new partner to defend the belts – most likely CM Punk. However, this is only if the Young Bucks agree to wrestle Punk, after the debacle at All Out.

Another option would be to pivot, and have a match for the vacant titles. Our pick would be to split up the Golden Elite vs Bullet Club Gold/Takeshita match into two separate bouts.

AEW could have the Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) take on The Young Bucks for the AEW Tag Team Championship, and pit Adam Page against Jay White in singles action.

Juice Robinson can then accompany Jay White at ringside, while Takeshita can be with Don Callis during the Will Ospreay vs Chris Jericho match.

This is not ideal, but it would go some way to remedying a card that some have labelled as disappointing, due to the number of singles matches.

However, one Twitter user has theorised that the match could still be on, depending on the conditions of Cash Wheeler’s bail.

User “@SimpsonsWWE” claimed that (based on knowledge from his job) that Cash Wheeler could still be admitted into the UK, but it is dependent on his bail conditions (and whether or not he’s found guilty).

“Without giving too much away about my job, he can still be admitted to the UK, it depends on his bail terms plus he hasn’t been convicted of anything yet only charged.” they said, before adding,

“A felony conviction will exclude him from entry to the UK.”

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