AAA Mega Championship
|AAA Mega Championship|
|Promotion||Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA)|
|Date established||September 16, 2007|
|Current champion(s)||Johnny Mundo|
|Date won||March 19, 2017|
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 championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than in direct competition.
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 Electroshock, who held the title for 86 days. El Mesías has held the title the most, with four reigns. Johnny Mundo is the current champion in his first reign, after defeating El Texano Jr. and El Hijo del Fantasma in a three-way match, also contested for the AAA Latin American and AAA World Cruiserweight Championships, on March 19, 2017. In 2011, the then-AAA Mega Champion and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) founder Jeff Jarrett appeared with a redesigned version of the title on TNA programming. While Jarrett appeared in TNA, the title was referred to as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship". TNA used the Mega Championship belt on their programming, but due to Spike TV not allowing TNA to refer to AAA by name, a silver hexagonal plate was used to cover the AAA faceplate. 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. Overall, there have been 14 reigns shared among 9 wrestlers, with two vacancies.
Inaugural Championship Tournament bracket
|El Mesías ||W|
|La Parka |||
|Charly Manson ||W|
- ^1 IWC World Heavyweight Champion
- ^2 GPCW SUPER-X Monster Champion
- ^3 Mexican National Heavyweight Champion
- ^4 UWA World Light Heavyweight Champion
|#||Order in reign history|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won|
|+||Indicates the current reign is changing daily|
|1||Mesias, ElEl Mesias||1||September 16, 2007||182||Guadalajara, Jalisco||Verano de Escándalo (2007)||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||1||March 16, 2008||222||Monterrey, Nuevo León||Rey de Reyes (2008)||3||This event aired on tape delay on March 30, 2008.|||
|—||Vacated||—||October 24, 2008||—||Veracruz, Veracruz||Antonio Peña Memorial Show (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||Mesias, ElEl Mesias||2||December 6, 2008||189||Orizaba, Veracruz||Guerra de Titanes (2008)||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||Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr.||1||June 13, 2009||181||Mexico City, Mexico||Triplemanía XVII||3|||
|5||Mesias, ElEl Mesias||3||December 11, 2009||91||Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas||Guerra de Titanes (2009)||0||This event aired on tape delay on December 27, 2009.|||
|6||Electroshock||1||March 12, 2010||86||Querétaro, Querétaro||Rey de Reyes (2010)||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||Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr.||2||June 6, 2010||182||Mexico City, Mexico||Triplemania XVIII||2|||
|8||El Zorro||1||December 5, 2010||195||Zapopan, Jalisco||Guerra de Titanes (2010)||1||This event aired on tape delay on December 12, 2010.|||
|9||Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett||1||June 18, 2011||274||Mexico City, Mexico||Triplemanía XIX||1||Jarrett also appeared on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling television with the title, referring to it as the "Mexican Heavyweight Championship".|||
|10||Mesias, ElEl Mesias||4||March 18, 2012||259||Zapopan, Jalisco||Rey de Reyes (2012)||1||This event aired on tape delay on April 1, 2012.|||
|11||Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr.||1||December 2, 2012||735||Zapopan, Jalisco||Guerra de Titanes (2012)||9||This event aired on tape delay on December 15, 2012.|||
|12||Patrón Alberto, ElEl Patrón Alberto||1||December 7, 2014||337||Zapopan, Jalisco||Guerra de Titanes (2014)||2|||
|—||Vacated||—||November 9, 2015||—||—||—||—||Title vacated due to El Patrón Alberto being unable to return to defend it after leaving AAA.|||
|13||Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr.||2||March 23, 2016||361||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí||Rey de Reyes (2016)||2||El Texano Jr. defeated El Mesías to win the vacant title.|||
|14||Mundo, JohnnyJohnny Mundo||1||March 19, 2017||68+||Monterrey, Nuevo León||Rey de Reyes (2017)||0||Mundo defeated El Texano Jr. and El Hijo del Fantasma in a three-way match, also contested for the AAA Latin American and AAA World Cruiserweight Championships.|||
|†||Indicates the current champion(s)|
|Rank[A]||Wrestler||No. of reigns||Combined
|1||Texano Jr., ElEl Texano Jr.||2||11||1,096|
|2||Mesias, ElEl Mesias||4||3||721|
|3||Wagner Jr., Dr.Dr. Wagner Jr.||2||5||363|
|4||Patrón Alberto, ElEl Patrón Alberto||1||2||337|
|5||Jarrett, JeffJeff Jarrett||1||1||274|
|9||Mundo, JohnnyJohnny Mundo †||1||0||68+|
- A. ^ Each wrestler's total number of days as champion is ranked highest to lowest; wrestlers with the same number are tied for that certain rank.
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