Kenny Omega Vs. El Hijo Del Vikingo Announced For AEW Dynamite

Tony Khan promising big announcements in AEW has become his M.O., but when the AEW boss promised a dream match for next week's "Dynamite," he made sure to deliver on the goods in its reveal. Wednesday night, AEW is putting on Kenny Omega vs. El Hijo del Viking.


To Khan's point, the highly anticipated bout to come ends a two-year odyssey between Omega, Vikingo, AEW, and Vikingo's home promotion — Lucha Libre AAA — to finally get it made. Omega and Vikingo were originally set to face off at TripleMania Regia in December 2021, with the AAA Mega Championship, then held by Omega, on the line. However, a few weeks before it was set to happen, Omega was forced to pull out in order to tend to a number of injuries. Omega would vacate the title while vowing to step into the ring with Vikingo sometime down the line. Fittingly, Vikingo would go on to win the vacant belt at TripleMania Regia; he has remained the champion since. 


A number of impediments have stood in the way of that match happening until now, including his departure following the AEW All Out fracas and Vikingo's struggle to secure a U.S. work visa, which he finally did last fall.

This will be only Omega's second singles match in AEW since losing the AEW World Title to "Hangman" Adam Page at AEW Full Gear in 2021 and his first on "AEW Dynamite" since November of that year. While this will not be Vikingo's first appearance on U.S. television – thanks to appearances in MLW and Impact – AEW's larger platform and presence in the wrestling ecosystem will still arguably make this the biggest match of his career to date.