The All Elite Wrestling feud between the Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and the Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix and Pentagón Jr.) set to culminate at Double Or Nothing saw its first full match at AAA‘s Rey de Reyes event on Saturday, March 16.
The Bucks started this feud in early February when they showed up at Come Hell Or High Water and made a handshake deal for the Fenix and Penta to join their new promotion and prove they’re “the best tag team in the world.” A few days later, the Lucha Bros showed up to the AEW ticket announcement party to agree to a match and piledriver Matt Jackson next to a pool, something that has been played on Being The Elite as possibly the cause of a serious neck injury.
Since then, the Jacksons have been on the offense. First, they showed up to AAW’s The Art Of War show on February 23 and interfered in the main event triple threat in which the Lucha Brothers were defending their AAW Tag Team Championship against LAX and FireFox (AR Fox and Myron Reed.) Their involvement resulted in the luchadors losing their titles to Santana and Ortiz.
At Rey de Reyes last night, the Young Bucks took things a step further. Directly after the Lucha Brothers won the AAA World Tag Team Championships from Los Mercenarios (Texano Jr. and Rey Escorpión) in the show’s main event, their AEW rivals showed up to challenge for them. The Young Bucks defeated the Lucha Brothers to win these titles for the first time in their careers and add even more grudge to their upcoming grudge match. This was also the first time the American tag team had wrestled a full, public match since NJPW‘s Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4, 2019.
Some fans following the Bucks closely online figured out they would be at this show – a picture they took with fans in a Mexico airport was even tweeted to luchablog – and Cody appeared earlier in the show to talk about the AEW-AAA alliance. However, the audience clearly had no idea who the Young Bucks, who had never wrestled for AAA before, were during their segment and title win, which seemed to take place entirely in service of the AEW feud.