AAA Mega Championship
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". The title is the top championship of the AAA promotion. The current champion is Kenny Omega, who is in his first reign.
|AAA Mega Championship|
|Promotion||Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA)|
|Date established||September 16, 2007|
|Current champion(s)||Kenny Omega|
|Date won||October 19, 2019|
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.
El Texano Jr.'s first reign is the longest in history at 735 days. The shortest reigning champion was Jeff Jarrett, who held the title for 83 days. El Mesías has held the title the most, with four reigns. Overall, there have been 18 reigns shared among 11 wrestlers, with two vacancies. As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match.
Inaugural Championship Tournament bracketEdit
|El Mesías ||W|
|La Parka |||
|Charly Manson ||W|
Overall, there have been 18 AAA Mega Championship reigns and 11 total champions, and the title has been vacated twice. The inaugural champion was El Mesías, who defeated Chessman in the final of an eight-man tournament at the Verano de Escándalo event on September 16, 2007, to become champion. El Texano Jr. has the longest reign as champion with his first reign, from December 2, 2012, to December 7, 2014, lasting 735 days and gave the title World status when he defended it in the Mexico. Jeff Jarrett currently has the shortest reign at 83 days. El Mesías holds the record for the most reigns, with four.
In 2011, the then-AAA Mega Champion and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) founder Jeff Jarrett appeared with a redesigned version of the title belt on TNA programming. TNA used the Mega Championship belt on their programming, but due to Spike TV, then TNA's broadcaster, not allowing TNA to refer to AAA by name, a silver hexagonal plate was used to cover the AAA faceplate. While Jarrett appeared in TNA, the title was referred to as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship". On April 21, 2013, the title was defended outside AAA for the first time at Puerto Rico's World Wrestling League (WWL). 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.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|Defenses||Number of successful defenses|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||El Mesias||September 16, 2007||Verano de Escándalo (2007)||Guadalajara, Jalisco||1||182||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||Cibernético||March 16, 2008||Rey de Reyes (2008)||Monterrey, Nuevo León||1||222||3||This event aired on tape delay on March 30, 2008|||
|—||Vacated||October 24, 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|||
|3||El Mesias||December 6, 2008||Guerra de Titanes (2008)||Orizaba, Veracruz||2||189||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|||
|4||Dr. Wagner Jr.||June 13, 2009||Triplemanía XVII||Mexico City||1||181||3|||
|5||El Mesias||December 11, 2009||Guerra de Titanes (2009)||Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas||3||91||0||This event aired on tape delay on December 27, 2009|||
|6||Electroshock||March 12, 2010||Rey de Reyes (2010)||Querétaro, Querétaro||1||86||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|||
|7||Dr. Wagner Jr.||June 6, 2010||Triplemania XVIII||Mexico City||2||182||2|||
|8||El Zorro||December 5, 2010||Guerra de Titanes (2010)||Zapopan, Jalisco||1||195||1||This event aired on tape delay on December 12, 2010|||
|9||Jeff Jarrett||June 18, 2011||Triplemanía XIX||Mexico City||1||274||1||Jarrett also appeared on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling television with the title, referring to it as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship"|||
|10||El Mesias||March 18, 2012||Rey de Reyes (2012)||Zapopan, Jalisco||4||259||1||This event aired on tape delay on April 1, 2012|||
|11||El Texano Jr.||December 2, 2012||Guerra de Titanes (2012)||Zapopan, Jalisco||1||735||9||This event aired on tape delay on December 15, 2012|||
|12||El Patrón Alberto||December 7, 2014||Guerra de Titanes (2014)||Zapopan, Jalisco||1||337||2|||
|—||Vacated||November 9, 2015||—||—||—||—||—||Title vacated due to El Patrón Alberto leaving AAA for WWE|||
|13||El Texano Jr.||March 23, 2016||Rey de Reyes (2016)||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí||2||361||2||El Texano Jr. defeated El Mesías to win the vacant title|||
|14||Johnny Mundo||March 19, 2017||Rey de Reyes (2017)||Monterrey, Nuevo León||1||313||4||Defeated El Texano Jr. and El Hijo del Fantasma in a Winner Take All three-way match, that was also contested for the AAA Latin American and AAA World Cruiserweight Championships|||
|15||Rey Wagner||January 26, 2018||Guerra de Titanes (2018)||Mexico City||3||128||3||Vampiro was the Special Guest Referee. Rey Wagner was formerly known as Dr. Wagner Jr.|
|16||Jeff Jarrett||June 3, 2018||Verano de Escándalo (2018)||Monterrey, Nuevo León||2||83||0||Jarrett defeated Rey Wagner and Rey Mysterio Jr. in a three-way match to win the title|||
|17||Fénix||August 25, 2018||Triplemanía XXVI||Mexico City||1||420||2||Fénix defeated Jarrett, Brian Cage and Rich Swann in a fatal four way to win the title|||
|18||Kenny Omega||October 19, 2019||Héroes Inmortales XIII||Orizaba, Veracruz||1||56+||2|||
As of December 14, 2019.
|†||Indicates the current champion(s)|
|1||El Texano Jr.||2||11||1,096|
|3||Dr. Wagner Jr./Rey Wagner||3||8||491|
|6||El Patrón Alberto||1||2||337|
|11||Kenny Omega †||1||2||56+|
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