Triplemanía XXIX

Triplemanía XXIX was a professional wrestling supercard event produced and scripted by the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). The event took place on August 14, 2021 at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. It marked the 29th year in a row that AAA has held a Triplemanía show, and the 35th overall show held under the Triplemanía banner since 1993. The annual Triplemanía show is AAA's biggest event of the year, serving as the culmination of major storylines in what has been described as AAA's version of WrestleMania or their Super Bowl event. The event saw the return of live ticketed fans, marking one of the first times AAA allowed this during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Triplemanía XXIX
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Promotional poster featuring various AAA luchadores and luchadoras
PromotionLucha Libre AAA Worldwide
DateAugust 14, 2021
CityAzcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico
VenueArena Ciudad de México
Attendance4,500
Tagline(s)¿De qué lado estás?
(Spanish for: What side are you on?)
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In the main event, Psycho Clown successfully defended his mask and won the hair of Rey Escorpión in a Lucha de Apuestas Mask vs. Hair match. In other prominent matches, Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo defeated AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Faby Apache to become a double champion, Los Lucha Bros (Fénix and Pentagón Jr.) defeated Jinetes del Aire (Hijo del Vikingo and Laredo Kid) and Taurus and Brian Cage in three-way tag team match to retain the AAA World Tag Team Championship, and Kenny Omega successfully defended the AAA Mega Championship against Andrade "El Ídolo".

The event also notably saw the AAA debuts of former Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre luchadores Nueva Generación Dinamita (El Cuatrero, Sansón, and Forastero), who attacked Mr. Iguana after his victory in the Copa Bardahl Triplemanía XXIX match and aligned themselves with La Empresa, and WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, who accompanied Andrade "El Ídolo" to ringside during his match against Kenny Omega.

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

2021 marked the 29th year that the Mexican professional wrestling company Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (Triple A or AAA) will hold their annual flagship Triplemanía show. Triplemanía is the company's biggest show of the year, the AAA equivalent of WWE's WrestleMania or New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom event. Triplemanía XXIX was the 35th overall Triplemanía show promoted by AAA (AAA promoted multiple Triplemanía shows over the summers of 1994 to 1997). Since the 2012 event, Triplemanía has taken place at the Arena Ciudad de México (Mexico City Arena), an indoor arena in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico that has a maximum capacity of 22,300 spectators.[1][2][3][4]

StorylinesEdit

Triplemanía XXIX featured seven professional wrestling matches, with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed either heels (referred to as rudos in Mexico, those that portray the "bad guys") or faces (técnicos in Mexico, the "good guy" characters) as they engaged in a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match.[5][6]

On May 1, 2021 at Rey de Reyes, former WWE wrestler Andrade "El Ídolo" made his AAA debut, challenging Mega Champion Kenny Omega to a title match at Triplemanía. The match was made official after Omega accepted the challenge during a press conference on May 18.[7]

At Rey de Reyes, Faby Apache won a six-way elimination match for the vacant Reina de Reinas Championship. After the match, Apache was confronted by Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, who challenged Apache to a match at Triplemanía. A match for both the Reina de Reinas and Knockouts Championships was made official during a press conference on May 18.[7]

On May 18, at a Triplemanía press conference, it was announced that Psycho Clown would face Rey Escorpión in a Lucha de Apuestas Mask vs. Hair match at the event.[7]

ResultsEdit

No. Results Stipulations Times[8]
1 Team Leyenda Americana (Leyenda Americana, El Aracno, and La Estrella Cosmica) defeated Team Terror Púrpura (Terror Púrpura, Venenoide, and La Picadura Letal) Trios match
This was the Marvel Lucha Libre Edition exhibition match[9]
12:33
2 Mr. Iguana defeated Myzteziz Jr., Carta Brava Jr., Aramis, Tito Santana, Drago, Niño Hamburguesa, Mocho Cota Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata, Villano III Jr., Mamba, and Argenis Copa Bardahl Triplemanía XXIX match[9] 18:35
3 Deonna Purrazzo (Impact) (with Lady Maravilla) defeated Faby Apache (AAA) (with Lady Shani) by submission Champion vs. Champion match for the AAA Reina de Reinas and Impact Knockouts Championships[7] 9:53
4 Los Lucha Bros (Fénix and Pentagón Jr.) (c) defeated Jinetes del Aire (Hijo del Vikingo and Laredo Kid) and Taurus and Brian Cage Three-way tag team match for the AAA World Tag Team Championship[9] 14:29
5 La Empresa (Puma King, Sam Adonis, and DMT Azul) defeated Team AAA (Pagano, Chessman, and Murder Clown) Trios match[9] 10:41
6 Kenny Omega (c) (with Konnan) defeated Andrade "El Ídolo" (with Ric Flair) Singles match for the AAA Mega Championship[7] 24:22
7 Psycho Clown (mask) (with Goya Kong) defeated Rey Escorpión (hair) (with Samoano, Taurus and La Hiedra) Lucha de Apuestas Mask vs. Hair match[7] 23:35
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Valdés, Apolo (March 6, 2018). "El Patrón Alberto estará en Triplemanía XXVI". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Cano Vela, Eduardo (August 5, 2012). "Triplemania XX "El día ha llegado" (Cobertura y resultados 5 de agosto de 2012) – Máscara vs máscara: Dr. Wagner vs Máscara Año 2000 Jr. – ¡Kurt Angle en México!". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  3. ^ "¡AAA Triplemanía XXI!… este 16/Jun en la Arena Ciudad de México – Dorian Roldán lo confirma" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. March 6, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Agosto 17 – Triplemanía XXII – Arena Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal". Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (in Spanish). Retrieved July 26, 2014.
  5. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "El nacimient de un sueño (the birth of a dream)". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperCollins Publishers. pp. 41–50. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
  6. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 29, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  7. ^ a b c d e f Currier, Joseph (May 18, 2021). "KENNY OMEGA VS. ANDRADE MEGA TITLE MATCH OFFICIAL FOR TRIPLEMANIA". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  8. ^ Juan C Reneo (August 14, 2021). "AAA TripleMania XXIX Live Results: Kenny Omega Vs. Andrade El Idolo". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved August 15, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c d Rose, Bryan (June 28, 2021). "AAA ANNOUNCES FULL CARD FOR TRIPLEMANIA XXIX". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved June 28, 2021.