AAA Rey de Reyes
this article covers the Rey de Reyes Tournament; the event itself is listed under Rey de Reyes (Event)
Rey de Reyes is an annual AAA tournament. The winner has received a championship crown at times. Rarely, they defend the crown, but mostly it's just a trophy for winning the tournament.
Rey de Reyes was created as a 16 man tournament with four way matches. In recent years, it's changed forms multiple times. La Parka has won the most times, five, and is the reigning champion.
|1997||Latin Lover||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|1998||Octagon||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|1999||Cibernetico||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2000||Abismo Negro||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2001||La Parka||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2002||Canek||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2003||La Parka (2)||trios match between all previous winners, final singles match|
|2004||Jeff Jarrett||singles match|
|2005||La Parka (3)||6 luchadors in an elimination match|
|2006||Vampiro Canadiense||12 luchadors on four teams, elimination rules|
|2007||La Parka (4)||6 luchadors in an elimination match|
|2008||Zorro||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2009||Electroshock||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2010||Chessman||12 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2011||Extreme Tiger||16 luchadors in fourway matches, spread over multiple weeks|
|2012||El Hijo del Perro Aguayo||16 luchadors in fourway matches, spread over multiple weeks|
|2013||El Mesias||18 luchadors in sixway matches, one night tournament|
|2014||La Parka (5)||16 luchadors in fourway matches, spread over multiple weeks|
|2015||Texano Jr.||16 luchadors in fourway matches, spread over multiple weeks|
|2016||Pentagón Jr.||16 luchadors in fourway matches, spread over multiple weeks|
|2017||Argenis||9 luchador over the top rope elimination match with final 2 facing off in a one fall match to determine winner.|
|2018||Rey Escorpión||16 luchadors in fourway matches, one night tournament|
|2019||Aerostar||10 luchadors countdown elimination match, one night tournament|
|2021||Laredo Kid||8 luchadors countdown elimination match, one night tournament|
The first Rey de Reyes tournament was held at el Centro de Convenciones, Madero, Tamaulipas on 1997.02.21. Latin Lover was the winner.
The 2nd Rey de Reyes tournament was heled at El Torero, Naucalpan, on 1998.03.01. Octagon was the winner.
The 3rd edition of Rey de Reyes, held at El Torero in Naucalpan on 1999.03.07, was won by Cibernetico.
The 4th edition of Rey de Reyes, held at El Torero in Naucalpan on 2000.03.05, was won by Abismo Negro.
On 2001.02.17, Abismo Negro defended his Rey de Reyes crown versus Cibernetico's AAA Camepon de Camepon Championship, and lost. Cibernetico won the physical crown, but it's unclear if he became Rey de Reyes.
The 5th edition of Rey de Reyes, held at el Centro de Convenciones, Madero, Tamaulipas on 2001.03.30, was won by La Parka Jr.
La Parka Jr. and Cibernetico teased a feud over the crown Cibernetico has previously won from Abismo, but no match for it was ever held.
The 6th edition of Rey de Reyes, held at Auditorio Benito Juárez de Zapopan, Jalisco on 2002.03.17, was won by Canek
Canek successfully defended the title on November 2nd, defeating Cibernetico in a title for title match for the UWA World Heavyweight championship.
The 7th edition of Rey de Reyes, held at Auditorio Benito Juárez de Zapopan, Jalisco on 2003.03.16, was won by La Parka Jr.
This year, the preliminary match was between the six previous winners:
Latin Lover (1997), Octagon (1998), Cibernetico (1999) versus Abismo Negro (2000), La Parka Jr. (2001), and Canek (2002). Abismo's team won, so the final was a singles match between La Parka Jr. and Abismo Negro. (It's unclear why Canek didn't advance.) La Parka Jr. won the singles match to take the title for a second time.
Jeff Jarrett won the 2004 Rey de Reyes. There was no tournament this year, only a one on one match held on 2004.03.21 at Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Naucalpan. Jeff Jarrett defeated Latin Lover in the tournament.
Reigning champion La Parka Jr. could not participate in the tournament due to a Abismo Negro related neck injury. At first, AAA did not consider this an 'official' Rey de Reyes, but Jarrett has been included consistently in recent years.
The 8th edition of Rey de Reyes, held at el Centro de Convenciones, Madero, Tamaulipas on 2005.03.11, was won by La Parka Jr.. It was a six way match, including Latin Lover, Konnan, Jeff Jarrett, Chessman and Abismo Negro. Parka was awarded the victory not by defeating anyone, but because all (besides Latin Lover) attacked him and pulled off his mask, causing a disqualification.
- AAA: Vampiro, Octagon, La Parka Jr.
- Guapo: Shocker, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido
- Sect Cibernetica: Cibernetico, Chessman, Muerte Cibernetica
- TNA: Konnan, Ron Killings, Samoa Joe
Wrestlers were individually eliminated as the match went on, leaving Vampiro and Cibernetico as the final two. La Parka Jr. intefered, hitting Cibernetico with a chair, helping his partner win the match.
The 10th edition of Rey de Reyes was held at El Toreo De Naucalpan on March 18th. This year's edition was a six man elimination match. Wrestlers were grouped together, but it was essentially a one on one match with six wrestlers.
Parka, Abismo and Rhyno were the final three. Parka evaded Rhyno's Gore, which hit Abismo instead. Abismo was pinned and eliminated. Rhyno later charged Parka again, Parka moved again, and Rhyno ran into a chair. La Parka Jr. cradled him to win the championship and become a four time winner. He was given a sword as a trophy.
The 11th edition of Rey de Reyes marked a return to the traditional 16 men in four way matches style. The tournament was held in Plaza de Toros Monumental Lorenzo Garza, Monterrey, Nuevo León, on March 16 and won by Zorro.
|Head Hunter I|
|Pirata Morgan||Mr. Niebla|
The 12th edition of Rey de Reyes was held in Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso, Guadalajara on March 15. Electroshock won this year's tournament, and went on to challenge the for the AAA World Heavyweight Championship the following year.
The 13th edition of Rey de Reyes was held in Queretaro for the first time, at the Plaza de Toros Santa Maria on March 12. The format changed again this year, becoming a 12 man field with three finalists. There were no qualifying matches. 11 participants were announced at once, and TNA representative Hernandez was announced the week before the event.
|La Parka Jr.|
|Kenzo Suzuki||Marco Corleone|
The 15th edition of Rey de Reyes tournament was held in three locations. The first two semifinals took place on February 23 in Arena Naucalpan. The second two semifinals took place on March 10th in Gimnasio Augstin Milan in Toluca. The final was at Auditorio Benito Juarez, Zapopan, Jalisco, on March 18. It was won by Perro Aguayo Jr..
The 16th edition of the Rey de Reyes tournament will take place on March 17, 2013 in Plaza de Toros Monumental, Monterrey. This year's format has three groups of six luchadors, with the winners facing off later in the date. The first member of Group A and the third of Group C were not revealed on the official lineup.
|Perro Aguayo Jr.|
|Parka Negra||El Mesias||W|
The 17th edition of Rey de Reyes tournament is being held on various television tapings, with the final taking place at the Rey de Reyes, 2014 event. It was a return to traditional the four block sixteen luchador setup.
|January 25 (Guerrero Negro)|
|January 30 (Toluca)|
|Blue Demon Jr.|
|Parka Negra||March 16 (Monterrey)|
|February 9 (Ecatepec)||El Hijo del Perro Aguayo|
|El Hijo del Perro Aguayo||W|
|February 21 (Mexico City)|
The 18th edition of Rey de Reyes tournament is being held on various television tapings, with the final taking place at the Rey de Reyes, 2015 event.
|January 23 (Naucalpan)|
|Hijo del Pirata Morgan|
|January 30 (Toluca)|
|Parka Negra||March 18 (Zapopan, Jalisco)|
|February 8 (Ecatepec)||Psycho Clown|
|Psycho Clown||W||Texano Jr.||W|
|February 27 (Queretaro)|
The 19th edition of Rey de Reyes tournament is being held on various television tapings, with the final taking place at the Rey de Reyes, 2016 event.
Blue Demon advanced to the final, but did not appear on the show. No explanation was given.
|February 6 (Cuautitlán)|
|Blue Demon Jr.||W|
|Dr Wagner Jr.|
|February 19 (Querétaro)|
|Chessman||March 23 (San Luis Potosí)|
|Jack Evans||Blue Demon Jr.|
|February 19 (Querétaro)||La Parka|
|La Parka||W||Pentagón Jr.||W|
|March 4 (Toluca)|
|Hijo del Fantasma|
The 2017 Rey de Reyes event was on March 19, 2017 at Arena Jose Sulaiman in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Rey de Reyes was determined by a 9 person elimination match, where a new competitor joined the match at a timed interval and wrestlers were eliminated by being thrown over the top rope and out of the ring. The order of elimination was Pimpinela Escarlata, Niño Hamburguesa, El Elegido, Joe Lider, La Parka Jr., Chessman and Bengala leaving Argenis and Averno as the last two. The winner was determined by pinfall as Argenis pinned Averno to win the Rey de Reyes.
The 2018 Rey de Reyes took place all in one night, on March 4 in Puebla's Acropolis.
The 2019 Rey de Reyes was held on April 16 in Puebla's Acropolis. The tournament was a royal rumble style match.
- Laredo Kid
- Hijo del Vikingo
- Jack Evans
- Sammy Guevara,
- Eclipse Vengador Jr.
- Golden Magic
- Myzteziz Jr.
Aerostar threw out Laredo Kid to win
The 2020 Rey de Reyes was scheduled for Poliforum Zamna, Mérida, Yucatán on March 21st. AAA canceled the show dances in advance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show was never made up and there was no Rey de Reyes competition for 2021.
- Blue Demon Jr.
- Michael Nakazawa
- Máscarita Sagrada
- Mr. Iguana
- Niño Hamburguesa
- Dave The Clown
- Villano III Jr.
The 2021 Rey de Reyes took place on May 1st in San Pedro Cholula, Puebla. The entire show took place on a closed set with no ticketed fans. The Rey de Reyes format followed AAA's recent Copa format: a Royal Rumble style match until two people remained when it would become victory by pinfall or submission.
Laredo Kid pinned Texano Jr. to win Rey de Reyes.
|AAA: Cruiser (Laredo Kid) • Heavy (Kenny Omega) • Latin American (Black Taurus)|
Minis (Dinastia) • Mixed Tag (Lady Maravilla & Villano III Jr.) • Reina de Reinas (Deonna Purrazzo)
Tag (FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)) • Trios (Los Mercenarios (Rey Escorpion, Black Taurus, La Hiedra))
|Tournaments: Rey de Reyes (Laredo Kid) • Copa Antonio Pena (Pagano) • Copa TripleManía (Mr. Iguana)|
|Defunct: Americas Heavy • Americas Trios • Campeón de Campeones • IWC Heavy • |
IWC Middle • IWC Minis • IWC Tag • Second/Mascota • GPCW SUPER-X Monster • Lucha Libre Premier • Fusion • Lucha World Cup
|Unofficial: AAA Northern Tag (Kuas Extrem & Snaiper) • AAA Northern Middle: (The Tiger) • AAA Northern Light Heavy (Lemus Jr.)|