AAW Pro is back with a trio of shows to wrap up 2018, first up is AAW Unstoppable on Saturday, November 24 from the Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago. Seven matches have been announced, with the AAW Women’s Championship and the AAW Tag Team Championships on the line. Much of what makes AAW such an exciting promotion in America is the wide variety of styles and characters on the roster. Luchadors, Impact Wrestling roster members and top independent names like MJF will look to make Unstoppable an unforgettable night in 2018 as we close the year.
The Besties In The World (Davey Vega & Matt Fitchett) vs Curt Stallion & Jake Something
The Besties In The World have been going back to their winning ways since losing the AAW tag team championships to Eddie Kingston and David Starr. Matt Fitchett and Davey Vega had arguably the best match at AAW Dia De Los Luchadors in October in Illinois but it resulted in a loss to MexiBlood (Bandido and Flamita). Scarlett Bordeaux was getting in the way of the tag team combos and fluid chemistry of the former champions as the valet, Curt Stallion and Jake Something could take the reignited confidence away from the Besties In The World. Something and Stallion pinned Marko Stunt and Ace Romero at AAW Legacy so they could be in line for a tag team time shot as well.
Prediction: The Besties In The World win.
“Big Trouble” Fred Yehi vs Mance Warner
Fred Yehi is a former member of the highly successful Catch Point faction in EVOLVE Wrestling, Yehi is coming to AAW after debuting for Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) as well this year. The technical wrestling expertise and mat game of Yehi is not only a great chess match to watch but Yehi always adapts to his opponent. Thirty-year-old Mance Warner only has three years of experience but he has made appearances all over his home of Tennessee and for Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW). Warner has a lot of charisma and is certainly one to watch in the next couple of years as he rises up the ranks but for now, Yehi has the momentum leading to AAW main events.
Prediction: Fred Yehi wins.
Rey Fenix vs Matt Sydal
The Chicago crowd will be very excited and enticed by this singles match, both wrestle for Impact Wrestling but have rarely wrestled each other despite also working in other promotions together as well. Sydal hasn’t reeled his offense back too much even though Sydal has been wrestling since AAW started, thirteen years ago. The Shooting Star Press looks as picture-perfect as ever but many Luchadors have the high flying of Sydal scouted after years in Mexico. Fenix has some of the most dazzling, fast offense of any high-flyer and but risky moves like the Fenix Driver or the Fire Thunder Driver are really what put Fenix’ enemies away. Rey Fenix should use this victory to springboard to an AAW Heavyweight title shot, a title he once held one year ago.
Prediction: Rey Fenix wins.
Special Challenge Match, Non-Title: Trevor Lee vs ACH
Trevor Lee just escaped the challenge of Rich Swann for the AAW Heritage Championship at both, AAW Legacy and AAW Austin 10:12. Trevor Lee has held that championship for most of 2018 with no end in sight, now Lee faces the former AAW Heavyweight champion. There is no doubt that Lee solidifies himself as one of the best in AAW if he beats ACH and a future title shot could be coming Lee’s way, making “The Carolina Caveman” a double champion in AAW. ACH was able to get past almost every member of the WRSTLING faction in pursuit of ACH’s title from Jeff Cobb to David Starr, Trevor Lee will be the man that finally has “Super” ACH’ number. This will be a very thrilling match full of counters, Lee should win this match clean but Lee will likely take the cheap way to victory.
Prediction: Trevor Lee wins.
AAW Tag Team Championships: FireFox (Myron Reed & AR Fox) (C) vs Laredo Kid & Rey Horus
Laredo Kid and Rey Horus is a team straight from Lucha Underground but both of these speedy athletes travel around the world, this team is going to make a statement like Bandido and Flamita did last month. This challenging team has all the tools to give the fans a surprise title win, there isn’t much Horus and Laredo Kid can’t do but the same could be said of the champions. Myron Reed has risen from opening card “Hot Fire” to a champion with a man Reed looks up to, and their styles could not be any more similar. Reed dives out of the ring, head over heels, just like AR Fox has for years and years across independent promotions. Reed will learn so much from this team of FireFox and they won’t be losing the titles unless a cradle or melee catches the champions last second.
Prediction: FireFox retains the AAW tag team championships.
Sami Callihan vs MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman)
Sami Callihan has become not just a beloved icon in AAW Pro, “The Callihan Death Machine” is the quintessential anti-hero that does what he wants but still gets cheered for it. Ever since Callihan lost the AAW Heavyweight Championship to Rey Fenix last year, it’s almost like it triggered a change inside Callihan and he chose to fight the very men that acted as he did. “Kingmaker” Jimmy Jacobs and the AAW Heavyweight champion, Brody King, felt the wrath of Callihan this Summer with steel chairs and guard rails involved. Maxwell Jacob Friedman is the absolute perfect opponent for the AAW Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament winner right now, a preppy and far too arrogant wrestler with a lot of wins under his belt. Twenty-two-year-old MJF Tweeted that this match will result in “talent over tenure” but that is to be seen to be believed. Smart money says this evolves into a much bigger rivalry after the match turns into a brawl.
Prediction: Sami Callihan wins.
AAW Women’s Championship: Kimber Lee (C) vs Kylie Rae
Kylie Rae has appeared everywhere from SHIMMER to RISE since debuting in 2015, it’s all coming full circle for Rae as she challenges for the AAW Women’s Championship against a true veteran in her home of Chicago. Rae broke her clavicle on July 16 but returned to an AAW ring for the Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament, a follow-up pinfall over Thunder Rosa at Austin 10:12 secured this title match. Kimber Lee will show no sympathy even though Kimber Lee is just as popular as the challenger. Kimber Lee has been through the ringer as the CHIKARA Grand champion in the past against men, usually, experience isn’t the overall different maker but it is in this case. WWE NXT made a big mistake by letting Kimber Lee to and Lee is going to show the world exactly that with each performance and title defense.
Prediction: Kimber Lee retains the AAW Women’s Championship.