AAA Quien Pinta Para La Corona

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Quien Pinta Para La Corona is a talent search contest, co-sponsored by Corona and COMEX. The contest aims to find new boxing and wrestling stars by touring Mexico. The boxing portion involves tournaments in weight divisions, while the wrestling portion (run by AAA) includes open tryouts, judges selecting the best at every tour stop, then all the winners coming to Mexico City for one final tryout. Lucha libre winners are chosen in mens, womens, and mini categories. The winners get a contract with AAA, though the extent and terms of the contract are never specified.

Each tour stop features the tournament boxing matches one night (usually the first night), and tryout lucha libre matches followed by an AAA show in the evening. AAA often taped television in the same city of the QPPC shows during the first year, and the AAA show was the actual TV taping in most of those cases. In others, the show took place in the same tented exhibition arena as the tryouts. The judges and coaches (for the tryouts) are drawn from the group of wrestlers who are working that night's shows. The judges varied from stop to stop, but the coaches often included Fabi Apache, Gran Apache, Konnan, El Brazo, and Cinthia Moreno.

The QPPC stops also have autographs sessions and various other lucha libre and boxing entertainment for fans who are not trying out.

The first Quien Pinta Para La Corona took place in the second half of 2011. It aired on AAA TV as weekly short features. Tour stops were usually shown over two weeks.

The contest returned in 2012, with a few less stops.

Winners

Year Men Women Mini
2011 Daga La Magnifica Dinastia
2012

Rules

Luchadors must be licensed and have trained two years to try out. Also, they must be willing to move to Mexico City should they win the contest. Male luchadors who are 145 cm (4' 9") and shorter are placed in the minis division. All taller are in the regular division. QPPC's height cut off is lower than the traditional (5' 0") minis limit. There is no height restriction in the female division.

Luchadors are not restricted to trying out in their home market; many qualified away from where the normally work. There is no known restriction from foreign wrestlers trying out, as one was a runner up in 2011.

The initial rules states 20 luchadors would be picked from each stop, but the actual number varied and was usually much lower.

2011

Mexico City

Date: June 17 & June 18

Advancing to the Final

Daga was originally announced as part of the minis division, but reassigned to the men's division.

Judges:

Coaches:

Veracruz

Date: July 8 & July 9

Advancing to the Final

Krystal was not on the original list of finalists, but included on the final list.

Judges:

Coaches:

Guadalajara

Date: July 30 & July 31

Advancing to the Final

Judges:

Coaches:

Acapulco

Date: August 13 & August 14

Runner ups:

Judges:

Coaches:

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San Luis Potosi

Date: September 3 and September 4.

Advancing to the Final

Runner ups: Latino, Ranieth, Mini Neurosis Golden King, Monje Diabólico, Ángelus, Star King, Diablo Negro, Destello, Mágico, Aerodemon, Electro Boy, Black Extreme, Venganza, Dragón Fury, Ultimo Azteca

Judges: La Parka, Chessman, Silver King

Coaches: Cinthia Moreno, Konnan, Faby Apache

Source: http://www.pulsoslp.com.mx/Noticias.aspx?Nota=45515

Puebla

Date: October 1 & October 2

Dinastia was announced in the main division, but wrestled as a mini in the final.

Runner ups:

Judges:

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Monterrey

Date: October 8 & October 9

Advancing to the Final

Judges:

Coaches:

Leon

Date: November 5, November 6

Runner ups:

Judges:

Coaches:

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Final

Date: December 3.

Honorable mention: Chica Ye Ye, Lucky Boy, Samurai del Sol

Judges: Octagon, Silver King, and Konnan

La Magnifica never wrestled for AAA. AAA did not explain what happened, but stopped mentioning her as a previous winner.

2012

Monterrey

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Took place August 25 and August 26th

Advancing to the Final

Judges: El Mesías, La Parka, Chessman

Coaches: El Brazo, El Apache, Faby Apache, Konnan

Campeche

Took place September 22 and September 23

Judges: La Parka, Psycho Clown, Octagon

Coaches: El Apache, Fabi Apache and El Brazo

Source: http://luchalibreaaa.com/noticias/item/152-triple-a-busca-nuevos-talentos-en-campeche.html

Puebla

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Takes place October 13 and October 14

Judges: El Zorro, Silver King, Chessman

Coaches: El Apache, Faby Apache, El Brazo, Konnan

Source: http://www.fuegoenelring.com/articles_luchas_full.php?articles_id=3396

Guadalajara

Takes place November 10 and November 11

Príncipe Escorpión was mentioned by the official Twitter account, but his name wasn't on the press release.

Judges: La Parka, El Mesías, Cibernético

Coaches: El Brazo, El Apache, Faby Apache and Crazy Boy

Source: http://www.thegladiatores.com/?p=9137

Mexico City (Preliminary)

Takes place December 8

  • Men:
  • Women:
  • Mini:

Judges:

Coaches:

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Mexico City (Final)

Takes place December 9

  • Men:
  • Women:
  • Mini:

Judges:

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