Report: Why Kenny Omega Retained The AAA Mega Title At TripleMania Revealed

Omega defeated Andrade El Idolo to keep the gold

The reason AAA booked Kenny Omega to retain the AAA Mega Championship at TripleMania 29 has been revealed. 

The Best Bout Machine defended the title against Andrade El Idolo on August 14 and Omega came away with the win despite Ric Flair's involvement. 

There were big backstage discussions about the finish of the match as AAA originally wanted Andrade El Idolo to win the title, but All Elite Wrestling's Tony Khan nixed a title change back in early July. There were last-minute conversations about the belt changing hands, though, after Kenny Omega found out about Ric Flair's involvement on the show and thought Andrade winning the gold would be a great story. By this point, Khan was open to Omega dropping the belt but AAA's Dorian Roldan decided to keep the gold on the 37-year-olf anyway. 

In an update, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has reported Roldan decided to book Omega to retain because Andrade had not agreed to a return date with AAA. The Mexican promotion has big shows coming up before the end of the year, but El Idolo's status for them is currently unknown. 

As it stands, Omega will defend the AAA Mega Championship at one of the upcoming major shows, and Psycho Clown has been tipped as a possible opponent. 

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