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    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    The Grapevine (8/18/21): Original Plans For Kenny Omega vs. Andrade El Idolo, Keith Lee Update

    Kenny Omega

    Welcome to the Grapevine! This section of Smark Henry is where we round up all the important founded and unfounded rumors floating around the pro wrestling scene that you may have missed over the past few days. Remember to take everything with a grain of salt!

    Backstage plans for Kenny Omega vs. Andrade El Idolo

    The original final plan for the match between Kenny Omega vs. Andrade El Idolo for the AAA Mega Championship at last weekend's TripleMania XXIX was for Omega to drop the title, but was changed by AAA. AAA and AEW went back and forth on whether Omega should lose the title, especially after he lost the Impact World Championship to Christian Cage on Rampage, but once Omega found out Ric Flair was getting involved, he pitched the idea to lose. AEW was then on board but AAA declined, as owner Dorian Roldan wanted to do a Kenny Omega vs. Psycho Clown matchup in the future.

    Ric Flair paid for his own plane and worked the show for free. He is not under any no-compete clauses. (Source: Wrestling Observer Radio)

    We say: It definitely felt like the win was made for Andrade, and would have been a good story. We suppose Andrade has to wait a little while longer for a world title.

    Keith Lee update

    Keith Lee has been working dark matches before RAW and SmackDown to "refine" his work. This may be an indication of the company wanting to do more with him in the future. (Source: PWInsider)

    We say: We find it extremely funny that the powers that be took a look at Lee's natural athleticism and still don't know what to do with him. Triple H knew, guys. Not everything has to be a throwback pro wrestling product.

    Photo from ITN WWE

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