Kenny Omega defended the AAA Mega Title against Andrade El Idolo at AAA Triplemania XXIX from Arena Ciudad de Mexico on Saturday night.
This was the first-ever singles match between them and was set up in one of Andrade’s first post-WWE appearances all the way back in May.
Despite speculation among fans that Omega would lose, the top AEW star went over in the contest with Ric Flair in his corner to retain the title.
This match came one night after Omega lost the Impact Wrestling World Title to Christian Cage on Friday’s AEW Rampage episode.
Dave Meltzer noted on today’s Wrestling Observer Radio that Andrade was originally scheduled to beat Omega to win the Mega Title. However, AEW asked AAA to hold off on the title change.
“The backstory on this was that Andrade was originally going to win. AEW has control of Kenny’s finishes, they have to approve everything. They asked AAA to hold it off because I don’t think they wanted Kenny doing jobs on Friday and Saturday night. AAA is working with them, so Kenny won, that’s what happened.”
Omega will defend the AEW World Title against Cage at All Out on September 5th.