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The Rey de Reyes (English: "King of Kings") is an annual tournament held by Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) comparable to World Wrestling Entertainment's King of the Ring tournament. For the first six tournaments the format consisted of four-way elimination matches with four qualifiers and a final, but in later tournaments the format changed. The winner is usually either currently one of the top faces or heels of the promotion or a wrestler that AAA is hoping to push to the main event position. The winner is presented with a sword, which some have carried with them for a full year. The event usually also features additional matches not related to the Rey de Reyes tournament.

List of Rey de ReyesEdit

Year Winner Times won Date Note
1997 Latin Lover 1 February 21, 1997 Defeated Heavy Metal, Héctor Garza and Octagón[1]
1998 Perro Aguayo 1 March 1, 1998 Defeated Latin Lover, Cibernético and Octagón[2]
1999 Cibernético 1 March 7, 1999 Defeated Octagón, Latin Lover and Electroshock[3]
2000 Abismo Negro 1 March 5, 2000 Defeated El Alebrije, Charly Manson and Cibernético[4]
2001 La Parka, Jr. 1 March 30, 2001 Defeated Latin Lover, Abismo Negro and Heavy Metal[5]
2002 El Canek 1 March 17, 2002 Defeated Pirata Morgan, Cibernético and Octagón[6]
2003 La Parka, Jr. 2 March 16, 2003 Defeated Abismo Negro[7]
2004 Jeff Jarrett 1 March 21, 2004 Defeated Latin Lover[8] Win stricken from AAA's records, after the company ended their relationship with TNA. Win recognized again when relationship resumes in 2010.[9]
2005 La Parka 3 March 11, 2005 Defeated Latin Lover, Abismo Negro, Chessman, Jeff Jarrett, Konnan and Cibernético[10]
2006 Vampiro 1 March 10, 2006 Defeated La Secta Cibernetica, Team TNA and Los Guapos VIP[11]
2007 La Parka 4 March 18, 2007 Defeated Octagón, Abismo Negro, Rhino, Fuerza Guerrera and Latin Lover[12]
2008 El Zorro 1 March 16, 2008 Defeated Abismo Negro, Mr. Niebla and Alan Stone[13]
2009 Electroshock 1 March 15, 2009 Defeated La Parka, Silver King and Latin Lover[14]
2010 Chessman 1 March 12, 2010 Defeated Hernandez and Marco Corleone[15]
2011 Extreme Tiger 1 March 18, 2011 Defeated Carlito Caribbean Cool, L.A. Park and El Mesías
2012 El Hijo del Perro Aguayo 1 March 18, 2012 Defeated Héctor Garza, Jack Evans and L.A. Park
2013 El Mesías 1 March 17, 2013 Defeated Canek and L.A. Park[16]
2014 La Parka 5 March 16, 2014 Defeated Black Warrior, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo and El Zorro[17]
2015 El Texano Jr. 1 March 18, 2015 Defeated Aero Star, Psycho Clown and El Mesías.
2016 Pentagón Jr. 1 March 23, 2016 Defeated La Parka and Villano IV
2017 Argenis 1 March 19, 2017 Defeated Averno, Bengala, Chessman, El Elegido, Joe Líder, Niño Hamburguesa, La Parka and Pimpinela Escarlata.
2018 Rey Escorpión 1 March 4, 2018 Defeated Bengala, El Hijo del Vikingo and La Parka
2019 Aero Star 1 March 16, 2019 Defeated Laredo Kid, El Hijo del Vikingo, Jack Evans, Sammy Guevara, Australian Suicide, Taurus, Golden Magic and Myzteziz Jr..

Rey de Reyes event historyEdit

The first Rey de Reyes event was held on February 21, 1997 at the Convention Center in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, Mexico.[1] Since then all Rey de Reyes events have been held in March each year. The 13 events have hosted 13 finals, with only one wrestler, La Parka, winning the tournament more than once, in 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007. Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas and Naucalpan, Mexico State are tied for most events hosted with five each. Beyond that, only Zapopan, Jalisco has repeated as host of the event. As is tradition with recent major AAA shows, the wrestlers compete inside a hexagonal wrestling ring and not the four sided ring the promotion uses for regular television events and House shows.

As of 2011 Rey de Reyes has seen six Luchas de Apuesta, or bet fights. A wrestler has been unmasked once, and five times a wrestler or wrestlers have had their hair shaved off as a result of losing the Apuesta match. The event has hosted eight championship matches, with four championships changing hands on the show, including the finals of the tournament to crown the first ever AAA World Tag Team Champions.

Dates, venues and main eventsEdit

Event Date Venue City Main Event
1997 February 21, 1997 Convention Center Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas 1997 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[1]
1998 March 1, 1998 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos Naucalpan, Mexico State 1998 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[2]
1999 March 7, 1999 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos Naucalpan, Mexico State Perro Aguayo vs. Sangre Chicana vs. El Cobarde - Lucha de Apuesta, three-way "Hair vs. Hair" Bull Terrier Match.[3]
2000 March 5, 2000 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos Naucalpan, Mexico State La Parka vs. Gigante Drako - Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. mask match[4]
2001 March 30, 2001 Convention Center Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas 2001 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[5]
2002 March 17, 2002   Zapopan, Jalisco 2002 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[6]
2003 March 16, 2003   Zapopan, Jalisco 2003 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[7]
2004 March 21, 2004 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos Naucalpan, Mexico State 2004 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[8]
2005 March 11, 2005 Convention Center Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas 2005 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[10]
2006 March 10, 2006 Convention Center Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas 2006 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[11]
2007 March 18, 2007 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos Naucalpan, Mexico State 2007 Rey de Reyes tournament final.[12]
2008 March 16, 2008 Plaza de Toros Lorenzo Garza Monterrey, Nuevo León El Mesias vs. Cibernético for the AAA Mega Championship[13]
2009 March 15, 2009 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso Guadalajara, Jalisco El Mesias vs. Chessman for the AAA Mega Championship[14]
2010 March 12, 2010 Palacio de Toros Santa Maria Querétaro, Querétaro El Mesias vs. Electroshock vs. Mr. Anderson for the AAA Mega Championship
2011 March 18, 2011 Plaza de Toros Monumental Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes 2011 Rey de Reyes tournament final.
2012 March 18, 2012 Auditorio Benito Juárez Zapopan, Jalisco Jeff Jarrett vs. El Mesias for the AAA Mega Championship
2013 March 17, 2013[18] Plaza de Toros Monumental Monterrey, Nuevo León 2013 Rey de Reyes tournament final.
2014 March 16, 2014 Plaza de Toros Monumental Monterrey, Nuevo León 2014 Rey de Reyes tournament final.
2015 March 18, 2015 Auditorio Benito Juarez Zapopan, Jalisco Myzteziz and Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo and Pentagón Jr.
2016 March 23, 2016 Plaza de Toros Monumental El Paseo San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí El Texano Jr vs. El Mesias for the AAA Mega Championship
2017 March 19, 2017 Arena José Sulaimán Monterrey, Nuevo León Aero Star vs. Super Fly in a mask vs. hair Lucha de Apuestas[19]
2018 March 4, 2018 Acropolis Puebla Puebla, Puebla El Hijo del Fantasma vs. El Texano Jr. - Lucha de Apuesta, mask vs. hair match
2019 March 16, 2019 Acropolis Puebla Puebla, Puebla Los Mercenarios (Texano Jr. and Rey Escorpión) vs. Lucha Brothers (Fénix and Pentagón Jr.) for the AAA World Tag Team Championship

ReferencesEdit

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