AAA Mega Championship

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AAA Mega Championship
El Texano Jr. and Blue Demon Jr. holding the AAA Mega Championship belt in a wrestling ring
El Texano Jr. (right) and Blue Demon Jr. with the championship belt at the Rey de Reyes (2013)
Details
Promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA)
Date established September 16, 2007[2]
Current champion(s) Johnny Mundo
Date won March 19, 2017[1]
Other name(s)
AAA World Heavyweight Championship[3]
Mexican Heavyweight Championship (TNA)[4]

The AAA Mega Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship in the Mexican Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) promotion. Known officially in Spanish as the Mega Campeonato AAA, it is sometimes referred to in the English-language press as the "AAA World Heavyweight Championship".[10] The title is the top championship of the AAA promotion. The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than in direct competition.[11]

The title was established in 2007 via a single elimination tournament billed as the "Torneo Campeón de Campeones", or Champion of Champions Tournament, which effectively unified the International Wrestling Council (IWC) World Heavyweight Championship, the Grand Prix Championship Wrestling (GPCW) SUPER-X Monster Championship, the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship, and the Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) World Light Heavyweight Championship. The tournament field included the four reigning champions of the aforementioned titles as well as the number one contender to each championship. El Mesías, who entered the tournament as the IWC World Heavyweight Champion, became the inaugural AAA Mega Champion upon defeating the UWA World Light Heavyweight Champion entrant Chessman in the final round.[12]

El Texano Jr.'s first reign is the longest in history at 735 days. The shortest reigning champion was Electroshock, who held the title for 86 days. El Mesías has held the title the most, with four reigns. Johnny Mundo is the current champion in his first reign, after defeating El Texano Jr. and El Hijo del Fantasma in a three-way match, also contested for the AAA Latin American and AAA World Cruiserweight Championships, on March 19, 2017.[1] In 2011, the then-AAA Mega Champion and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) founder Jeff Jarrett appeared with a redesigned version of the title on TNA programming. While Jarrett appeared in TNA, the title was referred to as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship".[13] TNA used the Mega Championship belt on their programming, but due to Spike TV not allowing TNA to refer to AAA by name, a silver hexagonal plate was used to cover the AAA faceplate.[4] On April 21, 2013, the title was defended outside AAA for the first time at Puerto Rico's World Wrestling League (WWL).[14] In March 2015, the AAA Mega Champion El Patrón Alberto defended the championship in Lucha Underground, made possible through AAA's joint ownership of Lucha Underground.[15][16] Overall, there have been 14 reigns shared among 9 wrestlers, with two vacancies.

Inaugural Championship Tournament bracket

First round Semifinals Final
                 
El Mesías [1] W
La Parka [2] [17]
El Mesías W
Charly Manson [17]
Kenzo Suzuki [17]
Charly Manson [3] W
El Mesías W
Chessman [17]
Cibernético W
Mr. Niebla [17]
Cibernético [17]
Chessman W
Chessman [4] W
El Zorro [17]

Title history

Reigns

# Order in reign history
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
+ Indicates the current reign is changing daily
# Champion Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Successful defenses[18] Notes Ref(s).
1 Mesias, ElEl Mesias 1 September 16, 2007 182 Guadalajara, Jalisco Verano de Escándalo (2007) 1 El Mesías defeated Chessman in the final of an eight-man tournament to become the inaugural champion. This event aired on tape delay on October 7, 2007. [2][19]
2 Cibernético 1 March 16, 2008 222 Monterrey, Nuevo León Rey de Reyes (2008) 3 This event aired on tape delay on March 30, 2008. [20]
Vacated October 24, 2008 Veracruz, Veracruz Antonio Peña Memorial Show (2008) Cibernético quit the company because Konnan took over AAA at the Antonio Peña Memorial Show. This event aired on tape delay on November 2, 2008. [21]
3 Mesias, ElEl Mesias 2 December 6, 2008 189 Orizaba, Veracruz Guerra de Titanes (2008) 1 El Mesías defeated El Zorro in a ladder match to win the vacant title. This event aired on tape delay on December 21, 2008. [20]
4 Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr. 1 June 13, 2009 181 Mexico City, Mexico Triplemanía XVII 3   [22]
5 Mesias, ElEl Mesias 3 December 11, 2009 91 Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Guerra de Titanes (2009) 0 This event aired on tape delay on December 27, 2009. [23]
6 Electroshock 1 March 12, 2010 86 Querétaro, Querétaro Rey de Reyes (2010) 0 Electroshock defeated El Mesías and Mr. Anderson in a three-way match to win the title. This event aired on tape delay on March 21, 2010. [24]
7 Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr. 2 June 6, 2010 182 Mexico City, Mexico Triplemania XVIII 2   [6]
8 El Zorro 1 December 5, 2010 195 Zapopan, Jalisco Guerra de Titanes (2010) 1 This event aired on tape delay on December 12, 2010. [25]
9 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 1 June 18, 2011 274 Mexico City, Mexico Triplemanía XIX 1 Jarrett also appeared on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling television with the title, referring to it as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship". [26]
10 Mesias, ElEl Mesias 4 March 18, 2012 259 Zapopan, Jalisco Rey de Reyes (2012) 1 This event aired on tape delay on April 1, 2012. [27]
11 Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr. 1 December 2, 2012 735 Zapopan, Jalisco Guerra de Titanes (2012) 9 This event aired on tape delay on December 15, 2012. [8]
12 Patrón Alberto, ElEl Patrón Alberto 1 December 7, 2014 337 Zapopan, Jalisco Guerra de Titanes (2014) 2 [28]
Vacated November 9, 2015 Title vacated due to El Patrón Alberto leaving AAA for WWE. [29]
13 Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr. 2 March 23, 2016 361 San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí Rey de Reyes (2016) 2 El Texano Jr. defeated El Mesías to win the vacant title. [30]
14 Mundo, JohnnyJohnny Mundo 1 March 19, 2017 273+ Monterrey, Nuevo León Rey de Reyes (2017) 4 Mundo defeated El Texano Jr. and El Hijo del Fantasma in a three-way match, also contested for the AAA Latin American and AAA World Cruiserweight Championships. [1]

Combined reigns

Jeff Jarrett posing in a wrestling ring
Jeff Jarrett (pictured) took the title with him to the United States in 2011 and 2012.
Indicates the current champion(s)
Rank[A] Wrestler No. of reigns Combined
defenses
Combined days
1 Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr. 2 11 1,096
2 Mesias, ElEl Mesias 4 3 721
3 Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr. 2 5 363
4 Patrón Alberto, ElEl Patrón Alberto 1 2 337
5 Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett 1 1 274
6 Mundo, JohnnyJohnny Mundo 1 4 273+
7 Cibernético 1 3 222
8 El Zorro 1 1 195
9 Electroshock 1 0 86

Footnotes

A. ^ Each wrestler's total number of days as champion is ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number are tied for that certain rank.

References

General

  • "Mega Campeonato AAA". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  • "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion World Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Titles.com. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 

Specific

  1. ^ a b c Rosales, Jorge (March 19, 2017). "Johnny Mundo se convirtió en tricampeón de AAA". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Verano de Escandalo Megacampeonato de AAA". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). September 24, 2007. pp. 2–6. issue 231. 
  3. ^ "AAA World Heavyweight Championship". cagematch.net. Retrieved March 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Ocampo, Jorge (August 5, 2011). "Video: Jeff Jarrett presume el título obtenido en México al roster TNA (es el cinturón AAA pero "modificado")". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lucha Libre: Conoce la historia de las leyendas de cuadrilátero". Dr. Wagner Jr. (1965) (in Spanish). Mexico. 2008. p. 20. Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre. 
  6. ^ a b "Triplemania 18 (Cobertura y resultados 6 junio 2010)" (in Spanish). SúperLuchas. June 6, 2010. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Rudos - El Texano Jr" (in Spanish). Fuego en el ring. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Mexicool, Rey (December 2, 2012). "Guerra de Titanes 2012: Texano Jr., nuevo Megacampeón AAA" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. Retrieved December 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "PWI Official Ratings". The Pro Wrestling Illustrated. London Publishing. February 2009. p. 145. Vol 30, Nr. 2 2009. 
  10. ^ "Mega Campeonato AAA". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  12. ^ "AAA Title tournaments: AAA Heavyweight Title Tournament 2007". Pro Wrestling History.com. Archived from the original on September 22, 2007. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ TNA (2011-07-14). Exclusive: The Jarretts celebrate winning Mexico's Heavyweight Title (Videotape). Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved September 7, 2015. Watch exclusive footage of The Jarretts celebrating after Jeff Jarrett won Mexico's Heavyweight Championship at a recent AAA event in Mexico City 
  14. ^ Anthony Piñeiro (2013-02-25). "WWL: ¡Última Hora el Mega Campeonato a defenderse en Puerto Rico!" (in Spanish). Súper Luchas. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  15. ^ Peebles, Jeremy (March 25, 2015). "Lucha Underground TV Report 3-25-15: Alberto El Patron vs. Texano, Prince Puma vs. Cage in title matches". Figure Four Wrestling Observer Online. Archived from the original on August 6, 2015. Retrieved September 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ de Moraes, Lisa. "TCA: Mark Burnett To Launch Lucha Libre AAA League In U.S. With El Rey Network; 'From Dusk Till Dawn' To Premiere In March". Deadline.com. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c d e f g "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. issue 244. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Mega Campeonato AAA" (in Spanish). Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Verano de Escándalo 2007: El Primer Verano con Domo" (in Spanish). Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. September 16, 2007. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2009. 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  21. ^ "El Cibernético renuncia al campeonato" (in Spanish). SúperLuchas. October 27, 2008. 
  22. ^ "Triplemania 17 (Resultados y cobertura 13 Junio 2009)" (in Spanish). SúperLuchas. June 13, 2009. 
  23. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2009". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 8, 2010. 348. 
  24. ^ Rivera, Luis Manuel (March 15, 2010). "LA Park aparece en AAA". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 18–21. issue 355. Retrieved March 20, 2010. 
  25. ^ Beltrán, William (December 5, 2010). "AAA Guerra de Titanes 2010 (Cobertura y resultados 05 de Diciembre de 2010) – Charly Manson aparece y se une a Los Bizzaros – El Zorro NUEVO Megacampeón AAA" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2010. 
  26. ^ "AAA TripleManía XIX (Cobertura y resultados 18 de junio de 2011)" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. June 17, 2011. 
  27. ^ Cano Vela, Eduardo (March 18, 2012). "AAA Rey de Reyes (Cobetura y Resultados 18 de marzo de 2012) – ¿Quien ganara el torneo Rey de Reyes 2012?" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  28. ^ Hernandez, Kennedy (December 7, 2014). "El Patrón es el nuevo Megacampeón de AAA". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved December 7, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Habrá nuevo Megacampeón AAA en Guerra de Titanes". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). November 9, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  30. ^ Valdés, Apolo (March 24, 2016). "Texano Jr. retomó el Megacampeoanto". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

External links

  • Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide website
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