As previously reported last night’s AAA TripleMania XXIX main event saw Kenny Omega successfully retain the Mega championship over top contender Andrade El Idolo, a finish that many fans didn’t expect.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, El Idolo was originally scheduled to defeat Omega to become the new Mega Champion but AEW, who has complete control over Omega’s outside bookings, asked AAA to delay the title change as the Cleaner had just suffered a loss to Christian Cage the night before on Rampage. It was not noted whether AAA or AEW plan to run Omega and El Idolo back, but Omega did tease on Twitter that the feud was not over.
This was only El Idolo’s second match since his WWE release several months ago, with his first being a victory over Matt Sydal at AEW Road Rager.
On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted the back and forth between AAA and AEW over who would win the title at TripleMania. At first, AAA wanted Andrade to win the Mega Championship, but AEW, at the time, did not want Omega to lose any title before losing the AEW Championship. It was noted that there was no contention regarding this, and AAA quickly agreed with AEW to have Omega retain. AEW also has first say in Omega’s booking.
Once it was decided for Cage to win the Impact Title to build momentum for his match against Omega at All Out, AEW agreed to have Omega lose the Mega Title. However, AAA wanted Omega to retain the title with another future challenger in mind, likely Psycho Clown who won the Lucha de Apuestas Mask vs. Hair match in the main event.
By the end of it all, it was ultimately AAA’s decision on who would win the Mega Title at TripleMania, and they decided on Omega retaining the title.
Als AEW dem Titelgewinn von Andrade ursprünglich nicht zugestimmt hat, hat AAA also stattdessen Pläne für Psycho Clown geschmiedet, und als AEW es dann doch in Ordnung fand, den Titel zu Andrade wechseln zu lassen, ist AAA bei seinem neuen Plan für Psycho Clown geblieben. Für Andrade blöd gelaufen, wobei er den Title dann wohl eh schnell wieder an Psycho Clown verloren hätte.