AAA held a press conference to announce the full card for Triplemania XXIX. Of course, violence broke out.
Triplemania XXIX is scheduled for Saturday, August 14. The seven match event includes:
- Mask vs. Hair: Psycho Clown vs. Rey Escorpion
- AAA Megacampeonato: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Andrade
- Title vs. Title: Faby Apache (AAA Reina de Reinas) vs. Deonna Purrazzo (Impact Knockouts)
- Lucha de Empresas: Team AAA (Pagano, Murder Clown, & Chessman) vs. La Empresa (Puma King & two surprise luchadores)
- AAA Tag Team Championship: Fenix & Pentagon (c) vs. Hijo del Vikingo & Laredo Kid vs. Taurus & surprise luchador
- Copa Bardahl: Drago, Mr. Iguana, Mamba, and more TBA
- Marvel Lucha Libre
The top three bouts had been previously announced at the last Triplemania press conference. The remaining four contests were revealed today.
Dorian Roldan brought out Pagano, Murder Clown, and Chessman to represent AAA against the invading faction known as La Empresa. Pagano and Chessman still had tension from their hair versus hair feud in the main event of last year’s Triplemania. As Pagano and Chessman were shoving each other, Puma King attacked.
Puma bashed the the luchadores with a guardrail, while two associates stomped on Murder Clown. La Empresa stood tall after beating down Team AAA. That tactic may prove to backfire, since it galvanized Pagano and Chessman to shake hands for the greater good.
Puma’s teammates are listed as surprises at the moment, however, Sam Adonis and Diamante Azul could be the candidates. Both of those men joined Puma in La Empresa’s invasion at Rey de Reyes in May.
The Lucha Brothers are returning to AAA. They will be defending the AAA tag titles for the first time this year.
Fenix and Pentagon will be competing in a three-way against Hijo de Vikingo & Laredo Kid and Taurus & a mystery partner. The surprise man was teased as competing in ROH. This match is a top pick to steal the show.
The Copa Triplemania is back once again. This time there is a sponsor and a name change as the Copa Bardahl. Bardahl is a motor oil company. This match has generally been similar to the Royal Rumble in recent years. Drago, Mr. Iguana, and Mamba were the only three participants announced at the press conference. The rest will be revealed at a later date or as surprises on the show. There will probably be at least ten luchadores total.
The partnership between AAA and Marvel continues with another superhero match. The specific characters were not announced. Last year’s Marvel match at Triplemania had Lio Rush as Arcano (Spider-Man), Daga as Leyenda Americana (Captain America), Brian Cage as Terror Purpura (Thanos), and Taurus as Venenoide (Venom).
The question about how to watch Triplemania XXIX for viewers outside Mexico was not specifically addressed. The show will be available through Facebook, but it is unclear if the live feed will be region-blocked.
Which matches are you looking forward to at Triplemania XXIX on Saturday, August 14?