AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship

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AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship
Details
Promotion AAA
Date established February 2, 1996
Date retired 2006

The AAA Americas Heavyweight Championship is a former championship contested for in the Mexican lucha libre promotion AAA, it was promoted as a secondary title to AAA’s main "World" title.[1] Being a professional wrestling championship it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. Konnan was the first AAA Americas Heavyweight champion, a title he won by defeating the Killer at the end of a tournament. The title was originally intended to be the top heavyweight title in AAA but when Konnan left the promotion in 1996 to work exclusively for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and took the championship belt with him the title was quietly ignored by AAA.[1] Initially when Konnan joined WCW he would wear the Americas title with the commentators referring to it as "the Mexican Championship" but the belt was the AAA Americas title. The belt remained in Konnan's possession until he started working with AAA again around 2004, where he turned over the belt. Sangre Chicana became the second AAA Americas Heavyweight Champion after winning a tournament for the title in 2004, defeating Latin Lover. By 2006 Sangre Chicana went into semi-retirement and stopped working for AAA all together, when Sangre Chicana left AAA the title was once again quietly dropped.[2]

Title history[edit]

Key
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Konnan 1 February 2, 1996
242
Querétaro, Querétaro AAA Live event Defeated The Killer to become the first champion. [1]
Vacated October 1, 1996 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Konnan left AAA to exclusively wrestle for WCW. [1]
2 Sangre Chicana 1 August 20, 2004 Puebla, Puebla AAA Live event Defeated Latin Lover to win the vacant title. [3]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sangre Chicana left AAA sometime in 2006 but the exact date is not known, thus the exact length of Sangre Chicana's reign is undetermined but at least 794 days.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: AAA Americas title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  2. ^ SuperLuchas staff (December 23, 2006). "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 192. 
  3. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 24, 2005). "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2004". Super Luchas (in Spanish). issue 91.