AAA gave people who don’t normally pay attention to Triplemanía two big reasons to pay attention to Triplemanía this year: the pro wrestling debut of former UFC champion Cain Velasquez and the possibility that wrestlers from their new American partner company, All Elite Wrestling, would perform. When AAA announced the full card for the August 3 event at a press conference today that was streamed on Facebook Live, it was revealed that these things will converge in an unexpected way when Cody Rhodes, Velasquez, and Psycho Clown (one of AAA’s top babyfaces) team up against the trio of Taurus, Texano Jr., and a surprise partner. The biggest hint about the identity of the surprise partner so far is that he has MMA skills.
A clash between Cody and Taurus has been teased since Cody’s first appearance in AAA as an AEW representative. A future one-on-one, man vs. minotaur match seems inevitable now, especially since Cody will make his AAA debut teaming with MJF against the team of Taurus and Brian Cage on July 18.
The other AEW-AAA crossover match on the card will be a rematch from last weekend’s Fyter Fest when the Lucha Brothers and Laredo Kid have a chance to avenge their loss to the Elite (Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks.) If the results of the matches between the Young Bucks and Lucha Brothers at Double or Nothing and Verano De Escándalo are any indication, the odds might be as much in the luchadors’ favor in Mexico as they were for the guys in Street Fighter cosplay at a fighting game convention.
The full Triplemanía XXVII card can be seen above, and also includes a women’s championship match of Lady Shani vs. Taya [Valkyrie] vs. Tessa Blanchard vs. Faby Apache vs. Keyra vs. Chik Tormenta vs. La Hiedra and a main event mask vs. hair match of Blue Demon Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. The show will be available to watch on AAA’s Twitch channel.