Wrestling: AAA

Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA, or Triple A) is a Mexican Professional Wrestling, or, as it is known there, lucha libre, promotion. It was started by Antonio Peña in 1992 when he broke away from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Peña brought with him Konnan, and also picked up Rey Misterio Jr. from the Tijuana scene and gave La Parka his gimmick. Over the years, AAA has worked with WWE and WCW, and currently works with both TNA and Japan's Pro Wrestling NOAH. A lot of their talent are also now wrestling in Robert Rodriguez's wrestling show, Lucha Underground.

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Tropes Associadas con AAA

  • Action Girl: They have a female division, which is comprised by both national and foreigner females who actually kick butts (although the foreigner ones are rather fanservicey, since the national ones are more conservative, with a notable exception in Sexy Star).
  • Alliterative Name: So maybe it should be AAyA?
  • Artifact Title: El Mega Triple Campeon de AAA is actually a four time title holder, though he was originally just El Mega Campeon de AAA so guess he just got tired of counting.
  • Author Avatar: Konnan, who coincidentally was booker during some of the promotions hottest years while it had a partnership with WCW. Actually a case study in how this trope can be used well when compared to contemporary WCW booking.
  • Badass Beard: Ozz has a braided beard.
  • Badass Cape: Path Finder had an awesome golden body suit with a red cape attached.
  • Bald Woman: La Nazi would shave Chica de Arabia. La Practicante would have her head shaved by Xóchitl Hamada. Rossy Moreno would later try to have Xóchitl shaved but also end up bald at her hands, which caused the rest of the Moreno family to go after Xóchitl but just wound up with Rossy bald again.
  • Battle Couple: Xóchitl Hamada and Pentagón Black. AAA, either purposefully or not, encourages this kind of thing with its World Mixed Tag Team Championship belts, such as when Christina Von Eerie found her partner, Alex Koslov, was falling for her.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: When Dorian allies himself with and worked through Konnan and Hijo del Perro Aguayo, while they were the Top Heels.
  • Big Good: Antonio Peña, and later his son-in-law Joaquin Roldan when Peña passed away.
  • Canon Foreigner: There was a wrestler called Border Patrol, representing TNA.
  • Casualty in the Ring: Perro Aguayo Jr. on March 21st 2015 after a botched spot with Rey Mysterio, Manik and Xtreme Tiger. No one seems to know for sure where the botch even occurred, only the unintended results of it.
  • The Chosen One: There's a Masked Luchador called El Elegido.
  • Cross Over: Has these with TNA, which for a time was considered its sister promotion. Used to have crossovers with Puerto Rican organization looking to go international WWL and seeks to have them with Jeff Jarrett's fledgling GWF.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: León Negro, like a lion's mane, until he was unmaksed and revealed to have brown hair.
  • Darker and Edgier: The 2010+ "Sin Limite" years invoke this trope.
  • Facial Markings: Cuervo, Charley Manson, Escoria, Espiritu, Ozz and others instead of the traditional mask.
  • Feather Motif: Most of the Apaches wear feathered headdresses
  • Fire Balls: El Mesías has appropriately fallen back on this trick, given how the attempt to kill him off went.
  • Foreign Wrestling Heel:
    • Los Gringos Locos (Eddie Guerrero and "Love Machine" Art Barr) would wear American flag design jackets.
    • The Headhunters (A and B)
    • La Legión Extranjera, a bunch of foreign wrestlers directed by Konnan. There was a subgroup within it known as "Las Gringas Locas".
  • Giant Mook: The "large" half of the mascot division.
  • Glasgow Grin: Monster Clown has a double Glasgow grin!
  • Greater Scope Villain: Dorian Roldan, Joaquin's treacherous son. While Konnan was the more well known "leader" of La Legion Extranjera, Roldan was the one who made the group possible and his influence would continue to be felt throughout AAA little before and long after the fact while Konnan had tendency to come and go.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Like many promotions, wrestlers tend to change to Técnico or Rudo.
  • Horned Humanoid: Murder Clown and Dark Unicorn
  • King Of Town: Jeff Jarrett, Mega Champion...ahem, AAA World Heavyweight Champion and king of Mexico.
  • Legion of Doom: La Legion Etranjera merged with the invading Los Perros del Mal, La Milicia and Los Maniacos/La Maniarquia to form La Sociedad. Later El Consejo joined them.
  • Latin Lover: There is a wrestler with this name, was part of this company.
  • Lava Pit: Cibernético tried to permanently do away with his would be usurper, Muerte Cibernética, by throwing his casket into an active volcano! This lead to El Mesías clawing his way from the depths of hell to take his revenge.
  • Maniac Tongue: Psycho Clown, unsurprisingly
  • Masked Luchador: A good deal of ECW, WCW, Pro Wrestling NOAH and TNA's Luchadors were acquired through AAA.
  • Mini Mook: Taken a step further than CMLL with the AAA Mascot Tag Team title belts, which must be held by a wrestler and a smaller wrestler with a riff on his own gimmick (or alternatively, wrestler and a larger wrestler with a riff on his gimmick)
  • Monster Clown: There is a wrestler with this name. He's part of the Psycho Circus which also included Murder Clown and Psycho Clown.
  • Mr. Fanservice: The super acrobatic and highly flexible Jack Evans, no attempt was made to hide the fact they used him to pander to girls and such.
  • Nice Hat: Zombie Clown's tiny tilted top hat.
  • Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Estrellita is Sailor Moon+Britney Spears as a wrestler.
  • Non-Indicative Name
    • The company's name translates to "Advisory and Management Assistance," which does not at all sound like the name of a wrestling promotion.
    • Juventud was the only Mexican in D-generation Mex.
  • Our Ghosts Are Different: Fantasma de la Quebrada, till he went back to CMLL and the indies anyway.
  • Paint It Black: Súper Fly's white&black outfit gradually became more and more black, becoming all black when he ran La Milicia.
  • Pint Sized Power House: Antonio Peña was the one who came up with the Mini-Estrella division. And when he left CMLL, many Mini-Estrellas followed him, including the ultra popular Mascarita Sagrada and Espectrito. They've since appeared in the AAA main event, most famously at Triplemanía III-A.
  • Pirate: Pirata Morgan, whose mask only has one eye hole. He lost an eye during a match.
  • Power Stable: MANY.
  • Put on a Bus: While many wrestlers jumped from CMLL to AAA, there are many superstars who would end up leaving the triple A promotion, like Latin Lover, Intocable, Alebrije w/Cuije, Billy Boy, Estrellita, Tiffany, and more. Particularly, Dark Angel after unmasking and being given signs to carry instead of matches to wrestle.
  • Real Song Theme Tune: As with every mexican wrestling promotion. Here's a few examples:
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Path Finder's mask has red eyes anyway.
  • Ring Oldies: La Parka Jr. still getting it done at 49, Stelaris's beautiful step up planchas at 54.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Peña left CMLL so he could have more creative freedom.
  • Shout-Out: Their curved wall "Thundercage" is a reference to The Thunderdome of Mad Max.
  • Sibling Team: Los Villanos.
  • Start My Own: This is that own.
  • Sudden Death: The Lucha Libre World Cup in 2015 saw several three on three matches wrestled to time limit draws, leaving one member from each team to wrestle for the final decision in overtime four times in eight matches(only half had a winner in the allotted fifteen minutes). Rotated in the final, which saw last two team's designated champions themselves hit a time limit draw necessitating a third overtime. To put it in perspective, on a card with seven regular matches and one planned sudden death for third place, there ended up being seven sudden deaths, with the planned one itself going into "overtime".
  • Tag Team: MANY. Given this is Mexican parejas, there are usually other methods to switching besides tags.
  • Tag Team Twins: The Headhunters (A and B).
  • The Artifact: El Chico Illegal Chicano originally used the gimmick in Puerto Rico. Even though he put on a mask with the Puerto Rican flag on it while in AAA, it just doesn't carry the same weight.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Tiffany was the only woman in Lucha Libre Latina, a stable mostly made up of exoticos, gorgeous Georges and (unambiguously straight male) delinquents.
  • Tournament Arc: La Copa Antonio Peña, Rey de Reyes, Lucha Libre Premier Tournament, Reina de Reinas, Torneo de Atomicos...
  • Turtle Power: The quartet known as Los Tortuguillos Karetekas.
  • Whip It Good: El Texano with his lasso.
  • Wicked Witch: La Bruja, unsurprisingly. Rossy Moreno, Miss Janeth and Tiffany also served as a trio of them.
  • Wrestling Family
    • The Hamadas, Guerreros and Alvarados were among those who jumped ship from CMLL. The younger members such as Muñeca de Plata, Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Ayako showed up in AAA first and had runs in CMLL later.
    • With the exception of Lady Apache, the rest of the family, including Billy el Malo, have wrestled primarily for AAA since Gran Apache jumped ship.
  • Wrestling Monster: Mesías is essentially a wrestling zombie, which seems to be a really popular type. Within AAA itself there is also Zombie Clown. There is also Vampiro and Monster Pain, first champion of the World Wrestling League.
  • Writing Around Trademarks: X-Pac's group D-Generation MEX.