Asistencia Asesoría y Administración


Asistencia Asesoría y Administración

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name = Asistencia, Asesoría y Administración


acronym = AAA
established = 1992
style = Lucha Libre
location = Mexico City
founder = Antonio Peña
owner = Dorian Roldan
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Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) (Spanish for "Assistance, Consulting and Administration") is a Lucha Libre Professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico. The promotion usually holds cards in suburban areas or places with regular promoters in Mexico, and is known for its outlandish gimmicks and characters.

History

AAA was established on May 15, 1992 when CMLL booker Antonio Peña broke with the company, in favor of establishing his own company. Along with Konnan, much of the young and exciting talent ventured 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, 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 was quick to sign top draws including El Canek, Dos Caras and Los Villanos.

The peak of what is considered AAA's golden years (from 1993-1995) was the "When Worlds Collide" Pay-Per-View, promoted in conjunction with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and broadcast in the United States 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 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 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos) for their big shows (such as "Triplemanía" and "Guerra de Titanes"), despite the fact that their talent pool isn't as deep as it once was, as well as the attendance generally being down. Today, AAA is regularly broadcast on Televisa in Mexico and Galavisión in the United States.

On October 6, 2006, founder Antonio Peña died of a massive heart attack.

It is currently managed by Antonio Peña's sister financially, and by Dorian Roldan and his son, who are the ones in charge of running AAA, and have been responsible for a somewhat renewal in the promotion, like the current push of Cibernetico as the main event star, instead of La Parka Jr. like it had always been. They've also improved the editing of the matches, by using new graphics and the quality of the matches in terms of fireworks, sound, lights, etc.

The promotion is currently on tour with the Vans Warped Tour.

In 2008, Lucha Libre USA will present AAA's second U.S. pay-per-view, "Legendary Battles of Triplemania".

Hall of Fame

2007 inductees: Rey Mysterio, Jr., Antonio Pena

2008 inductees: Eddie Guerrero

Working Relationship with TNA Wrestling

AAA developed a working relationship with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in 2004. Through the relationship, AAA sent luchadors Juventud Guerrera, Hector Garza, Abismo Negro, Heavy Metal, and Mr. Aguila 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, the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. It was reported that Garza was upset that he was not compensated by Pena for dates he worked with TNA as per their original agreement. Garza has worked for CMLL since.

Due to multiple reasons, TNA and AAA broke off their working relationship late in 2004. TNA continued utilizing luchadors, 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 Pena, 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, it is unknown if TNA and AAA will continue their working relationship. Things look bleak, however, given Konnan has recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against TNA.

Roster

"See:" Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion roster

Championships

Active AAA Championships

Notes

External links

* [http://www.luchalibreaaa.com Official Website] New Website
* [http://esmas.com/galavision/galavision/407173.html AAA] at Galavisión
* [http://www.wrestling-titles.com/mexico/aaa AAA Title Histories]
* [http://www.luchalibreaaa.com Japanese and English]
* [http://www.mexicanwrestling.org/ Lucha Libre USA]


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