If AAA’s Triplemania Regia show in Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey next month is half as entertaining as today’s press conference was then we are in for a treat. The early afternoon presser for the big show on December 1st was loaded with twists, turns, surprises and in the end heartbreak after the revelation of what will surely be a controversial decision. Let’s start with the good news first, which comes in the form of two heavily anticipated matches. AEW star and AAA Mega Champion Kenny Omega will indeed return to AAA to defend the Mega Championship against former CMLL star and former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee, who will make his AAA debut on this show. Also making his debut will be Rush, who will square off with long time rival LA Park and AAA’s resident clown prince of doom Pagano in a triple threat match.
That Lee and Rush will appear on the show is hardly a surprise; many expected their presence ever since they departed from CMLL at the end of September. That they will both be involved in matches is a huge coup for AAA as they look to fill out 15,000 seats for this show. Both matches should go a long way towards that, with Omega vs. Dragon Lee (an honest to Grodd dream match) appealing to fans in both the US, Mexico and even Japan while the Rush-Park rivalry remains one of the biggest draws in lucha libre. Neither match will main event however, as the headliner will be an eight man Apuesta cage match featuring Aerostar, Blue Demon Jr., Chessman, Dr. Wagner Jr., Monsther Clown, Psycho Clown, Rey Escorpion and Texano Jr. The feud between Aerostar and Monsther Clown was played up heavily during the presser and while nothing is a given, it appears the match will likely come down to those two, bringing their long running feud to a conclusion.
The rest of the show is similarly loaded. Taya will defend her AAA Reina de Reinas Championship against Ayako Hamada, Faby Apache and Lady Shani in what will likely be the hardest hitting match of the evening. Copa Triplemania will return as Copa Triplemania Regia, featuring twelve Luchador Sorpresas. Bandido, who along with Rush is currently contracted to Ring of Honor, makes his first AAA appearance since October of last year teaming with Flamita to take on the teams of Brian Cage/Puma King, Taurus/Villano III Jr. and Aramis/Hijo del Vikingo in four way tag team action. Finally the undercard is rounded up by the Baby Parks (El Hijo del LA Park and LA Park Jr.) and Hijo del Volador team up to face Poder del Norte and an opening match atomicos that sees Big Mami, Pimpinela Escarlata, Dinastia and Mascarita Sagrada team up to face exotico legend Cassandro (making his first AAA appearance since 2011), Dave the Clown, Demus and Lady Maravilla.
All of that is the good news. The bad news, and heartbreak, is that Dorian Roldan confirmed twice that the show will not stream live on December 1st (though he did indicate it would be available at a later date). The reason for this is unknown. The immediate speculation is that AAA’s deal with Monterrey station Multimedios means Multimedios has first rights to streaming the show and thus the show can’t be seen till after that. It’s also possible that the presence of Bandido and Rush, the current Ring of Honor Champion, appearing on a show featuring both AAA and Impact Wrestling talent could be part of the hold up. Regardless the show, as of now, won’t be airing live, a major disappointment given the excitement the card is surely to generate. Beyond that the only other major news from the press conference is that La Parka, while still recovering, has movement in his arms and legs and seems to be in the clear of anything more serious, easily the best news from this loaded presser.
AAA’s Triplemania Regia will be on December 1st from Estadio Beisbol de Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; tickets are available now.
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