Copa Antonio Peña
The Torneo Antonio Pena is an annual AAA tournament. It's held at the annual Antonio Peña Memorial show, in late October. The first tournament was held in 2007, a year after Pena passed away. Both the format and the trophy given out has changed over the years.
For the first two years, Torneo Antonio Peña was a king of the mountain type match. Two wrestlers are randomly drawn to start the match. Wrestlers are eliminated in normal fashion, and the loser is replaced by the next random participant. The first tournament featured surprise/unannounced entrants.
Summary of Winners
|2008||El Mesías||Dark Cuervo|
|2012||Texano Jr.||El Mesías|
|2013||La Parka||Hijo del Fantasma|
|2016||Pimpinela Escarlata||El Zorro|
|2017||Hijo del Fantasma||Johnny Mundo|
|2018||Pagano||Hijo del Fantasma|
|2019||Hijo del Vikingo||Taurus|
|2020||event canceled due to pandemic|
|2021||Pimpinela Escarlata (2)||Mamba|
The first Copa Antonio Peña was held on October 7 in Toreo de Cuatro Caminos. This was also the last AAA event at that building, which was subsequently torn down. The winner of Copa Antonio Pena received a medal.
|1||Brazo de Plata||X-Pac|
|3||Máscara Divina||Kenzo Suzuki|
|4||La Parka||Kenzo Suzuki|
|5||Kenzo Suzuki||Laredo Kid|
|6||Laredo Kid||Ron Killings|
|7||Ron Killings||Alan Stone|
|8||Scorpio Jr.||Alan Stone|
|9||Alan Stone||Charly Manson|
|10||Scott Hall||Charly Manson|
|Charly Manson won the cibernetico|
|1||Gato Eveready||Histeria II||01:55|
|2||Histeria II||Extreme Tiger||04:59|
|3||Extreme Tiger||Pirata Morgan||07:14|
|5||El Alebrije||Pirata Morgan||12:42|
|6||Pirata Morgan||El Elegido||16:11|
|7||El Elegido||El Mesías||17:33|
|8||Psicosis II||El Mesías||18:44|
|9||Dark Scoria||El Mesías||22:21|
|10||Silver King||El Mesías||25:46|
|11||Crazy Boy||El Mesías||30:10|
|12||Dark Cuervo||El Mesías||35:40|
|El Mesías won the cibernetico|
The format changed to a battle royal, under Royal Rumble rules. Luchadors were added about one a minute.
- + Marco Corleone starts
- + Ozz starts
- + Kenzo Suzuki enters
- + Ultimo Gladiador enters
- + Alan Stone enters
- + Pimpinela Escarlata enters
- - Ozz eliminated by Pimpinela Escarlata
- + Silver King enters
- + Octagon enters
- - Kenzo Suzuki eliminated by Octagon
- + Zorro enters
- + Cibernético enters
- - Pimpinela Escarlata eliminated by self/Alan
- + La Parka Jr. enters
- + Konnan Big enters
- - Ultimo Gladiador eliminated by La Parka Jr.
- - La Parka Jr. eliminated by Silver King
- - Silver King eliminated by Octagon
- - Marco Corleone eliminated by Cibernético
- - Zorro eliminated by Cibernético
- - Octagon eliminated by Cibernético
- - Alan Stone eliminated by Konnan Big
- - Konnan Big eliminated by Cibernético
This year's format was for a rudo vs tecnico cibernetico. In addition to winning the tournament, the winner also would win the runner up's mask or hair.
- Chris Stone sit down powerbomb Super Fly
- Elegido sit down powerbomb Billy Boy
- Laredo Kid 450 splash Alan Stone
- Laredo Kid hurcarrana Decnnis
- Chris Stone top headscissors Laredo Kid
- Chris Stone top rope legdrop Elegido
- Aerostar hurcarrana Chris Stone
This year's match was held under royal rumble rules.
|#||order of entry||order of elimination||eliminated by|
|1||La Parka||La Parka||Silver King & La Parka|
|2||LA Park||Cibernético||Silver King & La Parka|
|3||Silver King||Silver King||Electroshock|
|6||Zorro||Joe Lider||LA Park|
|7||Jeff Jarrett||Jeff Jarrett||LA Park|
|8||Joe Lider||LA Park||Electroshock|
Electroshock was the winner.
|#||order of entry||order of elimination||eliminated by|
|2||El Mesias||Extreme Tiger||El Mesias|
|3||Psycho Clown||Ultimo Gladiador||Texano Jr.|
|4||El Elegido||Psycho Clown|
|5||Juventud Guerrera||Alebrije II||Mesias|
|6||Extreme Tiger||Heavy Metal||Texano Jr.|
|8||Ultimo Gladiador||Juventud Guerrera||(injury)|
|9||Texano Jr.||Daga||El Mesias|
|10||Heavy Metal||La Parka||El Mesias|
|11||Alebrije II||Hector Garza||El Mesias|
|12||La Parka||El Mesias||Texano Jr.|
|13||Hector Garza||Texano Jr.||winner|
Texano Jr. was initially announced as the winner, but was disqualified after the match for fouling Mesias before eliminated him. AAA has since listed no winner for this match.
This was Hector Garza's final match. He announced his cancer diagnosis in the days after this event and would never return to the ring before passing away the following year.
The format changed again in 2013. This year's tournament was a one night, sixteen luchador elimination tournament, in the traditional Rey de Reyes format. The tournament was held at Heroes Inmortales VI in Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla on October 18.
Hijo del Fantasma was a luchador surprise, who jumped from CMLL and started with El Consejo on this show. This was also the debut of the second Parka Negra; Zorro returned to his original character on this show (and was never acknowledged to be the original Parka Negra.)
The tournament, held on October 12, was a Royal Rumble match. The final two would have a one fall match.
Order of entrances
- Pentagon Jr.
- Australian Suicide
- Villano IV (replacing Daga)
- La Parka
- Blue Demon Jr.
No one was eliminated until everyone entered.
Order of elimination
Hijo del Fantasma won a royal rumble style match held on October 1, 2017 at Heroes Inmortales XI which also included Johnny Mundo, La Parka, Rey Escorpión, Psycho Clown, Hernandez, Psicosis II, Mamba, Murder Clown, Dark Cuervo, Monsther Clown, Dark Scoria, Estrella Divina, Histeria II, Marty Martinez, Pimpinela Escarlata, and Dave The Clown.
Pagano won a royal rumble style match held on October 28th at Heroes Inmortales X which also included (Kahoz, Chessman, Hijo Del Vikingo, Súper Fly, Parka Negra, Hijo del Fantasma, Espectro, Averno, Niño Hamburguesa.
This was the only TV appearance of Ultimo Maldito (Kahoz) & Black Danger (Espectro) under the old characters of Antonio Pena. They were intended to be permanent changes, then dropped after one show and explained as "tributes" to Pena.
The 2019 competition was held at Coliseo La Concordia, Orizaba, Veracruz on October 19th. The match was held on AAA's Copa rules, a royal rumble match until the final two, where it becomes pinfall/submission rules.
- Hijo del Vikingo
- Murder Clown
- Iron Kid
- Parka Negra
- Dave The Clown
- Monsther Clown
- La Hiedra
- Faby Apache
- Parka Negra
Hijo del Vikingo pinned Taurus to win.
4 people started the match then replaced by elimination, pinfall or going over the top rope
Pimpinela Escarlata pinned Mamba to win.
|AAA: Cruiser (Laredo Kid) • Heavy (Kenny Omega) • Latin American (Black Taurus)|
Minis (Dinastia) • Mixed Tag (Lady Maravilla & Villano III Jr.) • Reina de Reinas (Deonna Purrazzo)
Tag (FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler)) • Trios (Los Mercenarios (Rey Escorpion, Black Taurus, La Hiedra))
|Tournaments: Rey de Reyes (Laredo Kid) • Copa Antonio Pena (Pagano) • Copa TripleManía (Mr. Iguana)|
|Defunct: Americas Heavy • Americas Trios • Campeón de Campeones • IWC Heavy • |
IWC Middle • IWC Minis • IWC Tag • Second/Mascota • GPCW SUPER-X Monster • Lucha Libre Premier • Fusion • Lucha World Cup
|Unofficial: AAA Northern Tag (Kuas Extrem & Snaiper) • AAA Northern Middle: (The Tiger) • AAA Northern Light Heavy (Lemus Jr.)|