Friday, October 06, 2006

RIP:Antonio Peña

Antonio Peña, the founder of the Mexican professional wrestling promotion AAA, passed away last night due to a massive heart attack. He was 53 years old. Peña had not been in good health for quite some time.

Peña revolutioned the Mexican wrestling scene when he created AAA in 1993. His promotion is responsible for bringing the "Lucha" style to the United States in the mid-90's. He gave a number of WWE and WCW stars their first big breaks in wrestling. Those stars include Rey Mysterio, Psicosis, Eddie Guerrero, Juventud Guerrera, La Parka and several more.

The Cauliflower Alley club send condolences to the family and friends.