The reason why Wardlow hasn’t been on AEW television since his loss to Samoa Joe

As seen during the December 28th 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, Samoa Joe defeated Wardlow to retain the TNT Title. Joe targeted Wardlow’s leg during the match and then cut off Wardlow’s ponytail afterwards. Wardlow has not been seen on television since this loss.

According to Dave Meltzer of, the match was designed to write Wardlow off television for the time being because of a legitimate injury. However, Meltzer noted that Wardlow’s injury “is not believed to be one that will keep him out of action for a long time.”

After dropping the TNT title to Darby Allin, Joe is scheduled to get his rematch on next Wednesday’s Dynamite in Danton, OH.