AEW News: Santana injured; Colt Cabana contract update

In an appearance during Wednesday’s Busted Open Radio, AEW CEO and President Tony Khan said that Santana injure his knee during a uranage spot with Daniel Garcia just a few minutes after he entered the Blood & Guts Match. It was said that Santana’s injury is a non-contact injury.

No further details were provided other than Khan saying that “it could be a relatively long injury.” Khan did say that he talked to Santana after the match ,and that the company will stand by him and support him through his recovery which “is the right thing to do.”


According to Fightful Select, several AEW talent has reportedly found out Colt Cabana’s contract was not likely to be renewed. It was noted that this has caused concern among many as Cabana is a very popular backstage. Furthermore it was said numerous talent “went to bat” for Cabana. Cabana last wrestled at the AEW-produced ROH Supercard Of Honor event this past April.

During the media scrum after CM Punk made his AEW debut on Rampage last August, he said there was no one in the locker room with whom he had a bad relationship with.

Cabana and Punk’s friendship ended after they were both sued by WWE doctor Christopher Amann in 2018 over comments that Punk made on Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling” podcast after his release from WWE. Cabana and Punk won the lawsuit. However they had a disagreement over legal fees that led to Punk suing Cabana later that year.

This past May, Cabana had reportedly signed a new contract “earmarked” for Ring of Honor.