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Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) (Spanish for "Assistance, Consulting and Administration") is a lucha libre professional-wrestling promotion based in Mexicomarker. Founded in 1992 when Antonio Peña broke away from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) to set up a promotion which allowed him more creative freedom, the AAA has held a number of Pay-Per-Views (PPV) over the years and has promoted shows not just in Mexico but in the United Statesmarker and Japanmarker as well. The promotion utilizes a hexagonal wrestling ring (as opposed to the more conventional four-sided ring) and has a reputation for its outlandish gimmicks and characters as well as having developed a more Extreme match style over the last couple of years. Over the years AAA has worked together with several North American promotions such as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and currently has a working relationship with Japan-based Pro Wrestling Noah and the United States based Ring of Honor.


AAA dates from May 15, 1992, when CMLL booker Antonio Peña broke with the company in favor of establishing his own group. Along with Konnan, much of the young and exciting talent transferred to AAA, which left CMLL with a middle-aged roster and a seemingly bleak future. AAA also looked for talent from other markets, as they found and signed Tijuana natives Rey Mysterio and Psicosis. The promotion flourished with top talent like El Hijo del Santo, Octagón, Blue Panther, the Casas brothers (Negro Casas and Heavy Metal) and possessed top draws in Los Gringos Locos, Cien Caras, Konnan, and Perro Aguayo. The rising popularity of AAA soon caused rival Universal Wrestling Association to go out of business, and Peña quickly signed up top draws including El Canek, Dos Caras and Los Villanos.

AAA's "golden years" (from 1993-1995) peaked with the When Worlds Collide Pay-Per-View, promoted in conjunction with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and broadcast in the United States of Americamarker in 1994. Weeks after the show, Art Barr (a key member of Los Gringos Locos) died while visiting his family. As a result, the AAA Tag Team Championships were vacated , and this led to the depature of fellow stable-mates (in Los Gringos Locos) Eddie Guerrero and Madonna's Boyfriend. El Hijo del Santo also departed as a result of creative problems, and would soon be followed by stars such as Fuerza Guerrera and Blue Panther when the Mexican economy began to slow down (which resulted in the company's inability to offer as much work). Many wrestlers, including Rey Misterio, Jr., Psicosis, La Parka, and Juventud Guerrera, would also depart to WCW in 1996 as well as Konnan's short-lived Promo Azteca promotion. In early 1997, AAA established a working agreement with WWE, but the only significant outcome was that several luchadores were featured in the 1997 Royal Rumble. AAA continues to sell out big arenas (like the demolished Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Mexico City) for their big shows (such as Triplemanía and Guerra de Titanes), despite the shrinking of their talent-pool and (generally) of attendance-numbers. AAA shows broadcast regularly on Televisa in Mexico and on Galavisión in the United States.

On October 6, 2006, founder Antonio Peña died of a heart-attack. Peña's sister manages AAA financially, while Peña's brother-in-law Dorian Roldan and his son are the operational managers. Together they have fostered someting of a renewal in the promotion: for example they have started pushing Cibernetico as the main event star, instead of La Parka Jr. as previously. They have also improved the editing of the matches by using new graphics, and have fostered the quality of the matches in terms of fireworks, sound, lights, etc.

In 2008, Lucha Libre USA presented AAA's second U.S. pay-per-view, Legendary Battles of Triplemania. In 2009 AAA announced the official release of a video game originally entitled AAA El Videojuego. The game was later retitled Lucha Libre AAA 2010: Heroes del Ring by the publisher of the game, with a 2010 release date planned

Working relationship with TNA Wrestling

AAA developed a working relationship with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2004. Through the relationship, AAA sent the luchadores Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, Abismo Negro, Heavy Metal, and Mr. Águila to TNA to compete in the America's X-Cup Tournament as a contingent known as Team Mexico. Team Mexico dominated the America's X-Cup Tournament, defeating Team USA in the first round before retaining the Cup against both Team Canada and Team Britain. They eventually lost at the World X-Cup, which saw Team USA defeat Team Canada and Team Mexico in the Ultimate X finals to win the Cup.

Following the World X-Cup , Hector Garza jumped ship to AAA's primary rival Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and has continued with that company ever since. Due to multiple reasons, TNA and AAA broke off their working relationship late in 2004. TNA continued utilizing luchadores, but opted to contract them individually as opposed to working through AAA. It is rumored that this break in the relationship was due to problems the company had with AAA owner Antonio Peña, who was said to have been a difficult man to work with at times. In 2006, AAA and TNA worked again for an event in Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, utilizing some of TNA's talent and stage (which includes the tunnel and lasers). After Konnan left TNA in June 2007 any chance of a working relationship disappeared especially given that Konnan has filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against TNA that is still pending.

Shows and tournaments

Each year AAA promotes a number of signature events and tournaments: some shown as pay-per-view events and others presented as Televisa television specials. The annual shows and tournaments, shown in order of when they happen during the year, include:

Event Next Date Notes
Rey de Reyes TBD for 2010 A tournament and show held traditionally in the early part of the year. See for example Rey de Reyes 2009
Reina de Reinas TBA for 2009 A tournament held around the same time as the Rey de Reyes tournament.
Triplemania XVII Traditionally AAA's biggest show of the year, their "Super Bowl" (PPV).
Alas de Oro Currently ongoing An annual tournament for young "High Fliers".
Verano de Escandalo August 16, 2009 Show usually held in September each year, often a Pay-Per-View.
Heroes Inmortales III Hosts the Copa Antonio Peña tournament in memory of AAA's founder; held around the anniversary of Peña's death. renamed.
Guerra de Titanes TBA for 2009 AAA's end-of-year show, usually in December (PPV).


Since its inception AAA has placed very few restrictions on the number of championships it promotes, often allowing wrestlers to defend titles that are not technically AAA titles, such as titles from the now defunct Universal Wrestling Association. While they allowed these to be defended and used to promote their wrestlers they're not officially listed as AAA titles and thus do not appear on this list. In December 2008 AAA announced that they will no longer recognize or promote any title that does not belong to AAA ending the long standing practice.

Active AAA Championships

Championship Current champion(s) Date won Previous Champion
AAA World Heavyweight Championship Dr. Wagner, Jr. June 13, 2009 El Mesias
AAA World Tag Team Championship La Hermandad Extrema

September 14, 2008 La Familia de Tijuana

AAA Cruiserweight Championship Extreme Tiger Vacant
AAA Reina de Reinas Championship Sexi Star Faby Apache
AAA World Mixed Tag Team Championship Aero Star and Faby Apache September 6, 2009 La Dinastia Moreno

AAA World Minis Championship Mini Charly Manson September 14, 2008 First

Other accomplishments

Accomplishment Latest Winner Date won
Rey de Reyes Electroshock March 15, 2009
Alas de Oro Aero Star August 8, 2008

Mexican national championships

AAA once promoted the following titles, but no longer officially recognized them. None of the champions have been officially stripped (except the Atómicos) but they will not be used at any show broadcast on television. AAA abandoned the titles in December/January, 2008/2009, in order to focus only on championships carrying the AAA name.

Championship Last Recognized Champion(s) Date created End of Recognition
Mexican National Atómicos Championship Vacant August 9, 1996 January 25, 2009
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship Charly Manson 1926 December 2008
Mexican National Middleweight Championship Octagón 1933 December 2008
Mexican National Tag Team Championship Octagón & La Parka June 14, 1957 December 2008

Inactive AAA championships

Championship Final Champion(s) Date created Date retired
AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship Sangre Chicana February 2, 1996 2005-2006
AAA Campeón de Campeones Championship Cibernético June 15, 1996 2005
AAA Americas Trios Championship Villano III, IV and V March 8, 1996 1996
AAA Mascot Tag Team Championship El Alebrije and Cuije December 13, 2002 April 7, 2009


See: Asistencia Asesoría y Administración roster

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