Once in a while, a generational talent will come and shake things up. This person is so talented, it is hard to imagine what an entity can do without them. In this case, Rey Fenix is that talent, and AEW is reaping the benefits.
This past Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, Fenix faced Kenny Omega for the AEW World Heavyweight Title. Given about 15+ minutes to entertain, Fenix did that and more. While he lost the bout and was beaten up after, he looked like a true star. This is just the latest example of the 30-year-old showcasing his skills for the world to see.
In AEW alone, Fenix has been a part of some of the top matches within the promotion’s young history. He along with his brother Penta El Zero M faced SoCal Uncensored’s Frankie Kazarian and Scorpio Sky to determine the first AEW World Tag Team Champions. They also challenged for the titles against Hangman Page and Omega in 2020. The Young Bucks have been their greatest opponents, especially in ladder matches. When they are together, or even with PAC, nobody can touch them.
The same could be said when he is running solo. Who could ever forget when Fenix blew the roof off of the building against Nick Jackson after the inaugural AEW Tag Team Title match? He’s also gotten great matches out of Orange Cassidy, Alan Angels, and makes an impact every single time he is on AEW Dark. A memorable performance was when he faced his brother Penta to determine the next challenger for the AEW World Heavyweight Title. The two tore the house down, but that is not surprising.
Fenix has been a hot commodity wherever he goes. He had a solid run with IMPACT Wrestling, and always gives it his all in AAA. Just recently, he and Omega had another great match (two actually) for the AAA Mega Championship.
Fenix gained attention while with PWG, The Crash, and CMLL. Titles he has won include The Crash Cruiserweight, AAW Heavyweight, and multiple tag titles with Chikara, MLW, House of Glory, and Impact. You can partially thank Lucha Underground for giving Fenix the platform to be shown by fans all over. Thanks to YouTube, Fenix, a Lucha Underground Champion, was able to let loose. During his time there, Fenix was able to show his range against Mil Muertes, Prince Puma, King Cuerno, Johnny Mundo, and Dragon Azteca Jr.
While AEW has a packed roster, Rey Fenix has been able to stick out in the best of ways. Currently, he is in a feud with Eddie Kingston, The Butcher, and The Blade. Where he goes from there is unknown, however, it is almost a guarantee he will steal the show.
If locked up for the long run and he can remain healthy, despite all of the crazy moves he can do, AEW hit the jackpot with Rey Fenix. 2021 could end up being a big year for the man with no name. Don’t blink, or you’ll end up missing all that he has to offer.