On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer cleared up some of the stories going around about the booking of the Mega Championship match at AAA Triplemania XXIX.
Meltzer noted on WOR that AAA originally wanted Omega to drop the title to Andrade but, at AEW’s request, plans changed because AEW did not want Omega to lose on two consecutive nights. Omega lost the Impact World Championship to Christian Cage on the debut episode of AEW Rampage.
At first, AAA wanted Andrade to win but AEW’s preference was to hold off on the title change. Also, AEW didn’t want Omega to lose the Impact or AAA Mega Championship before he lost the AEW World Championship but they had to change course by inserting Cage into the equation last Friday. Meltzer added that “once that happened, everything was different.”
Meltzer also noted that when Omega found out that Ric Flair was going to be with Andrade, Omega suggested that he should drop the title so he could get Flair involved in the match. Tony Khan agreed to have Omega drop the title but then AAA’s Dorian Roldan decided on having Omega retain the title because there’s an idea for a match later on between Omega and Psycho Clown.
As it was previously noted, Flair paid for his own plane to fly to Mexico and he worked on the show for free. Flair is not under a WWE no-compete so he is free to work with any wrestling promotion, including AEW.