Copa Antonio Peña
The Copa Antonio Peña (Spanish for "The Antonio Peña Cup") is an annual professional wrestling tournament held by Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) once a year. The tournament is named in memory of Antonio Peña, the founder of AAA that died on October 5, 2006. The tournament is part of the annual Antonio Peña Memorial show held annually around the anniversary of Peña's death. The tournament is a Gauntlet match featuring eight to thirteen AAA wrestlers ranging from mid-card to main eventers. The events are televised as a special feature on Televisa. The Cup is not defended like a championship and does not automatically give the winner a shot at the AAA Mega Championship. As is tradition with AAA major events the wrestlers compete inside a hexagonal wrestling ring and not the four sided ring the promotion uses for television events and house shows.
Copa Antonio Peña winners
|Charly Manson||1||October 7, 2007||Naucalpan, Mexico||Defeated Konnan in the final match to become the first Copa Antonio Peña winner.|
|El Mesías||1||October 24, 2008||Veracruz, Mexico||Defeated Dark Cuervo in the final match|
|Cibernético||1||September 26, 2009||Monterrey, Mexico||Won a twelve-man battle royal, lastly eliminating Konan Big|
|Aero Star||1||October 1, 2010||Tamaulipas, Mexico||Won an eight-man torneo cibernetico, lastly eliminating Chris Stone|
|Electroshock||1||October 9, 2011||Monterrey, Mexico||Won a nine-man gauntlet match, lastly eliminating L.A. Park|
|El Texano Jr.||1||October 7, 2012||San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Won a thirteen-man gauntlet match, lastly eliminating El Mesías. The win was later nullified.|
|La Parka||1||October 18, 2013||Puebla, Puebla, Mexico||Won a four-way elimination match, lastly eliminating El Hijo del Fantasma.|
|Myzteziz||1||October 13, 2014||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Won a lumberjack match, lastly eliminating Pentagón Jr.|
|Taurus||1||October 4, 2015||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Won a ten-man battle royal, lastly eliminating La Parka.|
|Pimpinela Escarlata||1||October 2, 2016||Monterrey, Mexico||Won a 12-man battle royal|
|El Hijo del Fantasma||1||October 1, 2017||San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí, Mexico||Won a 14-man battle royal to win the AAA Latin American Championship|
Antonio Peña Memorial Shows
The Copa Antonio Peña is one of the featured events on the annual Antonio Peña Memorial Show (Homenaje a Antonio Peña in Spanish), which has been held since 2007 around the anniversary of Peña's death. In 2011, the first two Memorial Shows were retrospectively renamed Héroes Inmortales I and Héroes Inmortales II.
- Yoav (October 8, 2007). "AAA: Homenaje a Antonio Peña (7-OCT-07)" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved August 31, 2009.
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- Marquina, Alva (September 26, 2009). "AAA- Héroes Inmortales III- (Resultados en vivo 26 septiembre 2009) – Cibernético gana el Trofeo Antonio Peña – Electroshock sustituye a Charly Manson contra Chessman – El luchador sorpresa fue Konan Big" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on September 28, 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2009.
- Carrillo, Omar (October 2, 2010). "Resultados 1ro. de octubre – AAA "Héroes Inmortales IV" – Legado AAA, Mesías, Wagner, Aerostar y 187 ganan sus respectivos encuentros" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on October 4, 2010. Retrieved October 3, 2010.
- Cano Vela, Eduardo (October 9, 2011). "AAA Héroes Inmortales (Cobertura y resultados 9 de Octubre de 2011) – Mesias y Sting empatan y unen sus fuerzas contra Konnan, Jarrett y sus aliados, Wagner gana pero Octagón y La Parka lo traicionan, los perros pierden las cabelleras" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
- Mexicool, Rey (October 7, 2012). "Héroes Inmortales (VI): ¡Texano Jr. gana la Copa Antonio Peña, pero queda vacante!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
- Mexicool, Rey (October 18, 2013). "La Parka... ¡ganador de la Copa Antonio Peña 2013! – @Parka_AAA @hijodelfantasma #HéroesInmortales". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 19, 2013.
- Bihari, Robert (October 5, 2015). "AAA Heroes Inmortales iPPV results (10/4): Alberto el Patron vs. Johnny Mundo, Rey Mysterio, Antonio Pena tribute match". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "Australian Suicide sin máscara en Héroes Inmortales X" (in Spanish). AAA. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
- "En Héroes Inmortales XI nacen nuevos campeones". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
- "Héroes Inmortales Archive". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). Retrieved September 2, 2011.
- "Héroes Inmortales ya tiene logo". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). August 18, 2011. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
- "Héroes Inmortales V en Monterrey". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). August 2, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2011.
- "Listo el cartel de Héroes Inmortales". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 25, 2016.