DailyDDT Awards: The Young Bucks vs. The Lucha Brothers All Out 2021

Lucha Bros face Jurassic Express at the October 16, 2019 edition of AEW Dynamite. Photo: Lee South/AEW
Lucha Bros face Jurassic Express at the October 16, 2019 edition of AEW Dynamite. Photo: Lee South/AEW /

The Lucha Brothers faced The Young Bucks in a cage match for the AEW Tag Team titles at AEW’s All Out PPV on September 5, 2021.

It was hard before 2021 to argue that AEW wasn’t tailor-made for the best tag teams and factions in the world to come in and show just how incredible tag team and multi-man wrestling can truly be when the creative head of your company puts their weight and support behind it.

When The Young Bucks entered the steel cage for only the second time in the companies history. (the first came when Cody Rhodes faced Wardlow in a steel cage for the opportunity to face MJF at Revolution 2020). It immediately added an air of gravity to the match.

Unlike their other American counterparts, AEW seems to have reserved the steel cage for matches that truly need it. It is hard to argue that there was a match on the card more deserving of a steel cage for their blow-off than the feud that had been built since March of 2019 when The Lucha Brothers announced their arrival in AEW by attacking The Young Bucks.

The teams had been circling each other and picking off every other team in the company for the better part of two years. The Young Bucks entered as the champions, cocky and certain of their own superiority. The perfect heels for the modern era of professional wrestling. They were smug and irritating and the wrestling world could not wait to watch them lose to their own hubris. Inversely, there was no more beloved team in AEW or possibly in professional wrestling than

The Lucha Brothers. They were not only the top babyfaces in the tag team division but arguably the top babyfaces in the company. The perfect David’s to face the Goliaths of Tag Team Wrestling.

If you haven’t seen it it is hard to explain just how incredible the match truly was to witness live. The crowd was immediately and loudly behind The Lucha Brothers and the pair seemed to feed off of the enthusiasm of the crowd putting themselves in more and more dangerous predicaments until finally, Rey Fenix flung himself from the top of the cage pancaking Nick Jackson for the pin. Crowning themselves not only as the champions of the AEW Tag Team division but as the best tag team in the universe!

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