Coming off a successful first event back after the coronavirus pandemic forced cancellations, AAW Pro look to continue their momentum into their second event in the “AAW ALIVE” series. The events, which take place in a low capacity 115 Bourbon Street and are broadcasted live on FITE.tv, started off with a successful first show back at the beginning of October and will continue on October 29th with a very interesting card taking shape. While the show lacks a defense of the AAW World Championship, it undoubtedly makes up for that with a tag team championship match, a matchup featuring both the World & Heritage champions, and a highly anticipated matchup that sees ACH take on Fred Yehi.
THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!!!
— AAW Wrestling (@AAWPro) October 26, 2020
In the only announced woman’s match on the show, Skye Blue looks to come back from her loss at ALIVE #1 against Elayna Black in this, her second match for AAW. Despite entering the company on a sour note, Blue is definitely a name to watch in the AAW women’s division moving forward. As for her opponent, Sierra has 5 years of experience in her craft, giving her the experience edge by a county mile. Despite Skye being poised for big things in AAW, it is also entirely possible that she takes the win her and pushes Skye Blue to 0-2 in her short AAW tenure.
In what was originally set to be a battle between former “Air Buds” Trey Miguel and Stephen Wolf, Blake Christian will now make his AAW debut due to scheduling conflicts for Miguel. While this, as a result, means a less story-centric match, it also means that one of North America’s most prominent high-fliers is going to attempt to steal the show with his innovative offense. Despite Christian’s notoriety across the nation, Wolf enters this match with major home-field advantage, which could very well give him the edge in this impromptu matchup.
Next is a meeting of two of the most innovative and unique minds to grace the AAW ring, the most recent AAW World Championship challenger takes on a man who has to be one of the top contenders going forward. Jake Crist, who most recently lost to Mance Warner at ALIVE #1, will take on Matthew Justice in their first-ever singles encounter. After his infamous victory over The 1 Called Manders that included a mechanical lift and one hell of a death valley driver, Mathew Justice is one of the most prominent names in AAW as of this writing. With his long-term goal being the World Championship, can Jake Crist stop Justice from moving closer towards his end goal?
In their first defense of the AAW Tag Team Championships, the team of Ace Austin and Madman Fulton will face the duo of Gringo Loco and Angel Dorado. While the match was originally set to be the champs against Dorado and his Flip Bros teammate Air Wolf, Wolf was recently sidelined with an injury, prompting Gringo Loco to fill in on the luchadors behalf. While it is unlikely that the team who defeated the Besties in the World less than a month ago to fall to their first opponents, Loco and Dorado could possibly manifest a victory using the power of Good Lucha Things™.
Mance Warner and Jake Something vs. Hakim Zane and Karam
Who's ready for AAW ALIVE this Thursday night on @FiteTV?
We know @ManceWarner is ready.
— AAW Wrestling (@AAWPro) October 27, 2020
In a star-studded tag team matchup, AAW World Champion Mance Warner and top contender Jake Something take on the reigning AAW Heritage Champion Hakim Zane and his protege Karam. After Something’s victory over Karam at ALIVE #1, this match could push Jake in the direction of Hakim Zane’s Heritage title belt, a belt he held for over 200 days in 2019. Alternatively, Mance Warner enters 115 Bourbon Street with an all too familiar target on his back, and this match could prove that even your tag team partner could be out to get you. Will the teamwork and cooperation of Zane and Karam be able to overcome the strength and aggression of their makeshift opponents?
ACH vs. Fred Yehi
Likely the most anticipated match of the night for many AAW fans old and new, ACH and Fred Yehi will meet inside an AAW ring for the second time this year. AAW has been known as one of ACH’s home-bases over the years, with his 200+ day world championship reign and two Heritage Championship reigns creating an aura around him every time he’s in an AAW ring. However, the last time he was in an AAW ring was in a losing effort against Fred Yehi, one of the top technical competitors in North America. With ACH’s recent run of stellar matches all across the indies being topical news, to say expectations are high may just be an understatement. Will ACH be able to set the record straight, or will Fred Yehi be able to take the wave of momentum ACH is riding all for himself?
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