All American Wrestling (AAW) spices up Bourbon Street in Illinois with lots of Lucha action and some rare matches that can’t be seen anywhere else. Former AAW Heavyweight champion, ACH, bid farewell to AAW recently after ending his feud with Eddie Kingston and the WRESTLING faction, also consisting of David Starr, Jeff Cobb and the AAW Heritage champion, Trevor Lee. The AAW tag team championships will be on the line and the iconic LA Park comes from Mexico for his AAW debut. Heavyweight independent standout, Josh Briggs, will also be making his AAW debut. Brody King still reigns as the AAW Heavyweight champion after just debuting himself in AAW this year, a new contender could be decided along with heart-pumping, high-flying action at AAW Dia De Los Luchadores. AAW Pro is live to view on Twitch.
Kimber Lee & Scarlett Bordeaux vs Kylie Rae & Marti Belle
Kylie Rae has really been picking up steam the past couple months, pinning Thunder Rosa at AAW Austin 10:12 in Rae’s home of Texas. Marti Belle makes her debut with AAW – the former WWE Mae Young Classic competitor is always full of fire and exudes as much energy in matches as any female, even if Belle has yet to break out as a singles champion. Scarlett usually manages The Besties In The World tag team, but IMPACT Wrestling‘s “Smokeshow” improves with every match. The AAW women’s champion, Kimber Lee, could find herself dealing with a future challenger in this match or Scarlet could cost Kimber Lee the match due to their inexperience as a team. Kylie Rae will be a solid contender to the crown as Jessicka Havoc waits for her rematch.
Prediction: Kylie Rae and Marti Belle win.
Sammy Guevara vs Rey Fenix
The most exciting match of the evening, the young and brash Sammy Guevara calls himself “The Best Ever” but he is going to have to prove that moniker against a top level Luchador. Guevara did very well for himself in this year’s AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament and although it may take another year or two, Guevara will be the one winning all the tournaments and championships in the future, as long as Guevara’s talent keeps up with his big mouth. Rey Fenix has been in the ring with just about everyone in AAW, a big-match player whether it’s in the United States or Mexico. Fingers are crossed this match hits the sweet spot with length, too short of a match wouldn’t do these spectacular athletes justice. Fenix will see the 630 Splash coming and the flight of the Fenix will rise to victory.
Prediction: Rey Fenix wins.
Mexablood (Bandido & Flamita) vs Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Matt Fitchett)
The team of Bandido and Flamita have become a regular tag team on American soil and in the United Kingdom in PROGRESS Wrestling where they reigned as tag team champions this Summer. Bandido is quickly becoming one of the most popular Luchadores in the world with his unique offense like a flipping fallaway slam off the top rope that is bound to finish any light weight wrestler. Davey Vega and Matt Fitchett have so much to gain with a win here, a future tag team title shot along with the peace of mind that The Besties In The World are still a force to be reckoned with. Fitchett compliments Vega in ways where their weaknesses become strengths and vice versa, but that ground game still won’t be enough to put away this top tag team. A match between Bandido and Flamita against The Lucha Bros, Pentagon Jr and Rey Fenix, would be the perfect follow up at the next AAW event.
Prediction: Bandido and Flamita win.
AAW Tag Team Championships: WRSTLING (David Starr & Eddie Kingston) (c) vs FireFox (AR Fox & Myron Reed)
“Hot Fire” Myron Reed and AR Fox took each other on at the AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament, then first teamed at AAW Austin 10:12 with a pinfall victory over former AAW tag team champions, Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz. The cleverly named FireFox have the quickness advantage and Fox has spent as much time in pro wrestling as the veteran, Eddie Kingston. The challengers need to bring the innovation to this title match. If Fox and Reed can double up on the high-risk offense, the challengers will be diving into some new gold. David Starr can adapt to any style necessary and King wrestles so dirty, so the tag team titles will stay with Kingston and Starr as the WRSTLING faction looks to keep the old-school tradition alive with a modern day twist. Kingston mentioned in a past interview that the Freebird rule could be in effect so any one of the faction could actually defend the titles here to throw off the challengers.
Prediction: Eddie Kingston and David Starr retain the AAW tag team championships.
LA Park vs MJF
A match where the debuts of both competitors are separated by more than twenty years, LA Park debuting in 1982 and Maxwell Jacob Friedman debuting in 2015. Both also compete for Major League Wrestling (MLW), as Park makes his AAW debut against one of the top young heels today. One never knows what to expect from MJF, as the technician likes to wear down opponents with the Fujiwara Armbar, but dirty tricks are used more often than not. Park is sure to pick up the victory and move on to other dream matches in AAW, unless MJF makes a statement with one of the biggest wins of his young career.
Prediction: LA Park wins.