Wrestler La Parka defeated all odds and finally got the crown of the 2001 edition of the Rey de Reyes Tournament. On march 30th, returning to the Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas, the place that witnessed the beginning of this AAA tournament, a new chapter began, but it also was a chapter that wasn’t free from tragedy.
La Parka’s victory was against fellow wrestlers Heavy Metal, Abismo Negro and Latin Lover on the final match. Previous matches saw these warriors win over rivals Electroshock, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Cibernético, Pimpinela Escarlata, El Cobarde, Pirata Morgan, Hijo del Solitario, El Texano, Héctor Garza, Oscar Sevilla “El Novillero”, Blue Demon Jr. and Espectro Jr.
During this event, legendary wrestler, Wrestling Hall Of Fame member and AAA founder, Lic. Antonio Peña, found himself in an unprecedented match against Cibernético (then using the name The Muscle Boy), in which the future Main Man of Mexican wrestling found himself bested by the seasoned warrior and AAA President, proving why he had such a prolific wrestling career under the names of El Espectro Jr. and Kahoz.
Still, tragedy struck again when, in the match that had faced off team Los Vipers (composed by wrestlers Psicosis, Histeria, Maniaco and Mosco) against team The Black Family (Charly Manson, Chessman, Dark Scoria and Dark Cuervo) in order to win the Campeonato Nacional Atómico, wrestler Charly Manson is pushed off a stair by Psicosis II, crashing on the carpet surrounding the ring, and suffering severe injuries that put his life on peril. This accident, along with the ones suffered by other wrestlers such as the first Pentagón and the first Gronda, is considered among the most incredible ones to ever be recorded for TV.