Samuray Del Sol, better known as Kalisto during his time in the WWE, has replaced Kenny omega in the upcoming AAA Mega Championship match.
Omega recently left the title due to several injuries he is currently dealing with, including Vertigo and Hernia. The Cleaner was supposed to defend its title against Hijo Del Vikingo at TripleMania Regia on December 4.
It was reported that AAA could book a multi-man match for the AAA Mega Championship, with Viking as one of the challengers. Now Samuray Del Sol has emerged as the second contestant and a replacement for Kenny Omega. Fans can expect that AAA will announce more competitors to the clash in the coming days.
Samuray Del Sol left WWE in April 2021 after an eight-year term as part of the company’s budget cuts. Del Sol made his AEW debut in the November 3 episode of Dynamite, where he paired with Aero Star to unsuccessfully challenge FTR for the AAA Tag Team Championships.
The former two-time US champion was also involved in a controversy when he incorrectly spelled the late AEW star Brodie Lee’s real name – Jon Huber – on Twitter after the show. The tweet was criticized by Chris Jericho and Lee’s wife, Amanda Huber.
Kenny Omega was the longest reigning AAA Mega Champion in history
The Cleaner had won the AAA Championship by defeating Rey Fenix at Heroes Immortales in October 2019. He continued with the title for over two years and defended the gold in some top matches.
Kenny Omega’s last AAA Championship defense came in August 2021, when he retained his title against Andrade El Idolo at TripleMania XXIX. Even if he is no longer the champion, Omega’s reign will always be remembered as one of the company’s most memorable.
I have held the title for a record 765 days, the longest in AAA’s illustrious history, as the best Texano Jr.’s 735 days long reign. The Best Bout Machine is expected to undergo several surgeries and will remain out of order for the foreseeable future.
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