Hijo del Vikingo Wins AAA Mega Championship

24-year-old AAA champion Hijo del Vikingo is the new Mega Champion for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. Originally scheduled to face AEW star and former AAA Mega Champion Kenny Omega for the title, Vikingo instead won the belt in a five-way match, defeating Ring of Honor star Bandido, Samuray Del Sol and AEW stars Bobby Fish and Jay Lethal to win the championship. In TripleMania Regia.

The 14-and-a-half minute match ended after Bandido managed to knock Lethal and Fish onto the floor with a dive, leaving Hijo del Vikingo and Samuray Del Sol alone in the ring. After knocking Del Sol off the top rope, Vikingo hit him with a double moon jump, then followed up with an inverted 450 Splash to pin Del Sol and win the championship. He was adored by many of the faces of AAA after the match, who celebrated with him in the ring.

At 24 years old, Hijo del Vikingo became the youngest AAA Mega Champion in history, surpassing AEW star Rey Fenix, who won the AAA Mega Championship at the age of 27 in 2018. Vikingo also became the shortest title holder ever to hold the title in 5 years only. Weighing in at 6 and 160 pounds, he is the first full-time AAA star to hold the title since Texas Junior in 2017. He is the twelfth different ranking holder to hold the AAA Mega Championship, and the nineteenth champ in history.

Hijo del Vikingo’s first defense in the Mega tournament is now widely expected to be against Omega, the man he was supposed to face at TripleMania Regia. The longest-running AAA Mega champion in history, Omega was forced to vacate the title due to several injuries. He vowed to return to AAA to regain the championship in a promotional video, and specifically mentioned Hijo del Vikingo as a potential competitor.

Vikingo’s title win capped at the TripleMania Regia that was held at the Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. AEW stars (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) retained the AAA World Tag Team Championship in a ladder match against his AEW teammates The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero Miedo and Rey Fenix) in a ladder match, while Impact star Willie Mack was a surprise. Laredo Kid’s partner against Dragon Lee and Dralistico. The event also marked Taya Valkyrie’s first post-WWE appearance. Former AAA Frankie Monet is back in a video bundle, challenging Deonna Purrazzo for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship.

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