The Lucha Brothers finally get their due at the top of the AEW tag roster

S.C.U. and The Lucha Bros face off for the AEW Tag Team Championship on the Oct. 30, 2019 edition of AEW Dynamite. Photo: Lee South/AEW
S.C.U. and The Lucha Bros face off for the AEW Tag Team Championship on the Oct. 30, 2019 edition of AEW Dynamite. Photo: Lee South/AEW /

The Lucha Brothers finally achieved a goal that many believed they may never accomplish at the AEW: All Out Pay Per View. 

Do me a favor, think back to January 8th, 2019. The entire wrestling world sat quietly all eyes were on Cody Rhodes, Matt and Nick Jackson, and Kenny Omega. They had secured the funding and friendship of Tony Khan, a lifelong wrestling fan and VP of the Jacksonville Jaguars. They were announcing the next step in all of their careers.

They were forming a new breed of wrestling company. Where the wrestlers were in charge. Where the best in the world would come to lend their talents and prove their claims at being just that. The best in the world. There would be an influx of Ring of Honor talent of course. It was the last promotion that they had all worked for. Christopher Daniels and the other members of SCU would follow their friends to help establish the new brand.

Now, remember. Just a few months later AEW is building towards Double or Nothing the promotion’s first big PPV under the AEW banner. Nick and Matt Jackson stand outside the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas and reiterate that their main focus with AEW is to bring the best tag team wrestlers in the world inside…. and beat them all. They introduce The Best Friends, another Ring of Honor team, and then, the world gets turned on its head.

Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix, The Lucha Brothers. One of the hottest tag teams in the world who had recently beat LAX for the Impact World Tag Team Championships have crashed the press conference. They took out The Young Bucks and made their intentions clear. They were going to establish themselves as, not only the best tag team in the world but in the words of Pentagon, “The best tag team in the UNIVERSE!”

It seemed like they would quickly be pushed to the top of the card. They were made men after all. An incredibly talented pair who brought in not only the die-hard IMPACT Wrestling audience but an international flair to a fairly white promotion at that time. But their coronation would not come at AEW Double or Nothing where they would lose in a Match of the Year contender to The Young Bucks in the co-main event of the evening.

It would come instead just over two years later when The Lucha Bros and The Young Bucks met again at All Out. This time, in a steel cage. The match was easily the best of the night and quite possibly the best meeting of the two teams in their history.

The Lucha Brothers were able to kick into a fifth gear that we have not yet seen in AEW, using the cage and their own bodies as weapons to dismantle the Tag Team Champions. The match was the perfect mix of indie spot monkey madness and fantastic PPV wrestling and according to some fans, can be held in the same conversation as some of the greatest cage matches of all time.

In the end, The Lucha Brothers were finally able to deliver on their promise. With Pentagon Jr. pinning Nick Jackson as Rey Fenix kept Matt corralled against the side of the cage.

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After 939 long days, the Lucha Brothers were able to dethrone the longest reigning tag champions in AEW’s short history and secure their spot at the top of the best tag division in the world, if not the known universe.