Details On Julia Hart, Wheeler Yuta, Yuka Sakazaki, Nick Comoroto's AEW Absences

A few AEW talent have been sidelined or off television, and we've learned more.

AEW TBS Champion Julia Hart has been out of action for nearly a month since defeating Anna Jay at AEW Battle of the Belts. We haven't heard the particular injury she's been dealing with, but there had been some creative ideas floated that needed to await her medical clearance. When asking about Julia Hart getting cleared, we're told that AEW doesn't expect it to be a long term injury, but she likely wouldn't be cleared in February.

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In addition to Julia Hart, Wheeler Yuta's absence has been noticed by many. Fightful Select has learned that the ROH Pure Champion has also been dealing with an injury, which is why he's been off TV. Yuta is advertised for a match alongside BCC in CMLL on March 29.

Yuka Sakazaki was in the news this week, as she was removed, then re-added to AEW's website. We haven't been given a reason for that as of yet. Last year she'd battled a neck injury, but returned to the ring, and hasn't wrestled yet in 2024.

Sakazaki was regularly backstage at AEW even while injured, and we're told there were some creative pitches for her even in a non-wrestling capacity last year.

Another recently absent AEW name was backstage at Collision last month

Fightful Select has learned that Nick Comoroto was backstage at the Norfolk show last month, when asking about his whereabouts on the show of late. The 32-year old hasn’t wrestled since the end of October for AEW, but wrestled in New Jersey for an indie company at the end of January..

Comoroto was formerly involved in The Factory stable with QT Marshall, but that was dissolved well before Marshall's original departure. We’re told Comoroto hasn’t been injured, and simply hasn’t been used.

You can see our longform feature on Nick Comoroto at this link.

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