Fresh off of signing with All Elite Wrestling, Jay Lethal is on his way to TripleMania Regia to challenge for the AAA Mega Championship.
In a video posted to AAA’s official Twitter account, Jay Lethal confirmed his participation in the upcoming five-man elimination contest for the vacant Mega Championship.
The match, which also involves El Hijo del Vikingo, Samuray Del Sol, and two other names to-be-confirmed, will emanate from Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico on Saturday, December 4th. It will mark Lethal’s debut for the Mexican promotion, and his first time wrestling in Mexico since July 2008.
In the video, Jay Lethal stated:
“I have my sights set on the AAA Mega Championship. In fact, I’ve had my sights set on that for a while, because I’ve been watching. Ever since 2010, when Texano won it, I have waited. I have waited and waited, and now my moment is finally here. Do I feel bad for Kenny Omega? Sure I do. But what’s bad for him is great for me.”
— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) November 24, 2021
The championship was declared vacant shortly after Kenny Omega, who’d been the reigning champion for 765-days, was forced to cancel his anticipated showdown with El Hijo del Vikingo at the December 4th show.
Omega is scheduled to undergo surgery to mend a few injuries, which includes an abdominal hernia and a series of issues relating to his neck and shoulder, for which he is expected to miss several months of AEW programming.
With its first champion crowned in September 2007, there have been eighteen AAA Mega Champions shared across eleven different champions. Only El Texano Jr., El Mesias, Dr. Wagner Jr., and Jeff Jarrett have been multi-time champions.
Jay Lethal signed with All Elite Wrestling on November 13th at Full Gear and went on to challenge TNT Champion Sammy Guevara in his debut match in a losing effort.