The former WWE Superstar attempted to win the AAA Titles alongside Aero Star.
Kalisto teamed up with AAA’s Aero Star on Dynamite this week in what was the luchador’s first match since being released by WWE.
WWE has released more than 50 wrestlers and employees so far in 2021, and some of them have since shown up in AEW. Malakai Black, Ruby Soho, and Andrade all make that list, as does Tony Nese who reportedly signed with the promotion last month. On Wednesday, that list got a little longer as Kalisto wrestled in a tag match on Dynamite.
Kalisto, who is now going by Samuray Del Sol, teamed up with AAA’s Aero Star to take on FTR. The debuting pair was actually competing for FTR’s AAA Tag Team Titles. Dax Harwood and Dash Wilder beat the Lucha Bros for the Mexican promotion’s championships last month.
Despite Del Sol and Aeors Star’s best efforts, the Tag Team Titles will not be heading home to AAA. Wheeler rolled up Aero Star for the win, using the ropes as leverage. The pair will try to add more tag team gold to their resume at Full Gear where they will face Penta and Rey Fenix for the AEW Tag Team Championships, a full year after they lost the titles to The Young Bucks.
This is the first match Kalisto has wrestled outside of WWE since he was released back in April of this year. The luchador actually enjoyed a lot of success in WWE, winning the US Title on two separate occasions. It remains unclear what’s next for him in terms of his wrestling career. He doesn’t seem to have signed a permanent deal with AEW. His pairing with Aero Star could mean he has or will sign with AAA in the future.
A Twitter exchange between Del Sol and Chris Jericho might suggest the former doesn’t have a future in AEW. The former tweeted that he prayed to Brodie Lee before his match, misspelling Jon, Brodie’s real name. Jericho quote tweeted Del Sol, telling him he spelled Jon’s name wrong. While not confirmed, fans have speculated there’s more to the exchange than Del Sol misspelling a name.