Last year AAA announced their card for Triplemania XXVI only a few days before the show. That will not be the case this year; at a press conference earlier this afternoon AAA unveiled their full card for their August 3rd super show and it is a doozy. With the main event between Dr. Wagner Jr. and Blue Demon Jr. already set, AAA announced two major matches right below it with US appeal. In the semi-main event, a rematch from All Elite Wrestling’s Fyter Fest show will take place as AAA Tag Team Champions Fenix (who is also AAA Mega Champion) and Pentagon Jr. team with AAA Cruiserweight and Trios Champion Laredo Kid as they look to avenge their loss against The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) and Kenny Omega, collectively known as The Elite. And right below them will be the debut of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, who teams with AEW star Cody Rhodes and AAA ace Psycho Clown to take on Los Mercenarios members Taurus and Texano Jr., as well as a yet to be revealed partner.
This will be the first ever AAA show and the first ever appearance in Mexico for Omega, who is considered to be one of, if not the, best wrestlers in the world right now. It should be a great debut given that the Fyter Fest match between the two critically acclaimed. Meanwhile the Velasquez match will see him paired with one of the biggest names in wrestling today and AAA’s top star to take on at least two of AAA’s top rudos, while also continuing the budding Cody-Taurus rivalry. As of now there is no word on who Taurus and Texano’s partner will be; at the press conference Konnan mentioned Taurus and Texano’s partner was “very good at MMA”, seemingly indicating that Killer Kross (who has had a hand in helping train Velasquez) may be the man. Other speculation has centered around Taurus and Texano’s Los Mercenarios teammate (and Psycho Clown’s main rival) Rey Escorpión and the recently returned Daga, both of whom, along with Kross, were left off the Triplemania card. LA Park and even Alberto El Patron were brought up as possible names, though they appear to be unlikely.
The rest of the card shapes up to feature a lot of multi-person matches, most of which should be good. Newly crowned AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Keyra will defend her title in a seven way TLC match against former champion Lady Shani, Taya, Tessa Blanchard, Faby Apache, Chik Tormenta and La Hiedra in a potential show stealer. The Copa Triplemania will indeed return, with Aerostar, Averno, Chessma, Drago, La Parka, Pagano, Puma King and Super Fly all taking part; it’s likely more names will be kept secret until the show itself. Los Jinetes del Aire members Myzteziz Jr. and AAA’s fastest rising star Hijo del Vikingo will get a chance to shine, teaming with Golden Magic to take on Poder del Norte (Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr. and Tito Santana) and Mamba, Maximo and Pimpinela Escarlata in three way trios action. The show will open with what should be the conclusion to the Big Mami/Lady Maravilla/Niño Hamburguesa love triangle, as Mami and Hamburguesa defend their AAA Mixed Tag Team Championships in four way action against Maravilla and frequent partner Villano III Jr., Australian Suicide and a returning Vanilla and the international team of Scarlett Bordeaux and Sammy Guevara. AAA had also previously announced a Llave a la Gloria match would take place on the show, but no announcement was made today.
AAA’s Triplemania XXVII will take place on August 3rd from Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City and is scheduled to start at around 9 p.m. EST. The show will air, as always, on Twitch here in the United States in both English and Spanish, while Azteca 7 will air the show live in Mexico (Space is also listed as airing the show). Lucha Central will provide full coverage of the event when it airs.