La Llave a la Gloria

From Luchawiki

La Llave a la Gloria is a 2017 AAA talent search contest, a successor to the AAA Quien Pinta Para La Corona contest held in 2011 and 2012.

The winner of the contest will wrestle on TripleMania XXV. At different times, it's been said there will be just one one winner, and other announcements have mentioned one man, one woman, one mini and one exotico winning.

The rules and format of the competition have not been full explained, only that wrestlers can write in to ask for a a shot, and AAA will select an amount to put thru work outs and short matches to evaluate. Tryout winners, which don't appear to be a set number, will qualify for a semifinal round. AAA has not yet explained what it means to be in the semifinal round.

Roshfrans and Record are sponsors of the competition.

Tryouts

First Tryout

This tryout took place on February 25 in Gimnasio Sportica Hangares, Mexico City.

Wrestlers who advanced to next round are listed below:

Second Tryout

This tryout took place on March 25 in Gimnasio Sportica Hangares, Mexico City.

Wrestlers who advanced to next round are listed below:

After the second tryout, Concord, Bronco Gonzalez Jr., Guerrero del Plata and Hijo del Vikingo were introduced on AAA TV as La Llave de la Gloria contestants. They have not appeared on the list of luchadors advancing as of yet.

Third Tryout

This tryout took place on May 13 in Gimnasio Sportica Hangares, Mexico City. Women were included for the only time.

Wrestlers who advanced to next round are listed below:

Women

Men

More La Llave A La Gloria matches were held after this tryout

May 26: Angelikal, Charly Madrid, Tigger The Tiger vs Ángel Mortal Jr., Canibal Jr., Tiger Boy
June 30 (Puebla): Ashley, Dragón Solar, Némesis vs Black Fury, Mini Rocker (Mini Espiritu), Royer Boy

Angel Mortal Jr., Dragon Solar, Nemesis and Mini Rocker had not appeared as tryout winners prior to this point.

Fourth Tryout

This tryout took place on July 29 in Gimnasio Sportica Celaya, Celaya, Guanajuato. AAA said 10 luchadors advanced to the final. 9 luchadors were listed.

Wrestlers who advanced to next round are listed below:

A tenth luchador apparently did not list their name on the sign form, and AAA instead listed them by their registration number (4022).

Semifinal Tryout

A semifinal tryout was held in Arena Naucalpan on August 12. The participants included though who qualified thru the tryouts, those who only appeared on TV in La Llave a La Gloria matches, and people who had not been involved in any way.

Finalists

14 winners were announced on August 17th.

Winners: Angelikal, Ashley, and Hijo del Vikingo won the contest. Altough, General Manager Vampiro announced all fourteen finalists will receive a contract with the promotion. Days later, The Tigger announced he declined the contract in order to continue to wrestling on independent circuit.