TripleManía, is the biggest annual professional show professional wrestling event promoted by the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) promotion and is traditionally held in May or June each year, commemorating the anniversary of the foundation of AAA. A majority of the shows have been presented as pay-per-view events, with only a few being shown as Television specials on the Televisa channel. The TripleManía show features culminations of long building storylines, usually ending at TripleManía. Some years TripleManía was not a single show, but a series of shows - either two or three per year, but in recent years it has been a single show. The show has been promoted for 18 years, with 26 shows in total under the TripleManía banner. The name is a combination of how "AAA" is pronounced in Spanish, "Triple A" and WrestleMania, WWE's biggest annual show.
The first TripleManía event was held on April 30, 1993 at Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, Mexico. The event drew 48,000 spectators, the largest number for any TripleManía, indeed the largest number of spectators for any wrestling event in Mexico ever. Since then TripleManía events have been held in April, May, June or July with most occurring in May or July in recent years. In 1994, 1995 and 1996 AAA held three TripleManía events and in 1997 they held two, in subsequent years only one event has been held, the most recent event, TripleManía XVII, on June 13, 2009. Three cities are tied for most events hosted, Mexico City, Naucalpan and Madero have all hosted four events. Twice TrimpleManía has been held outside of Mexico, TripleManía IV-A was held in Chicago, Illinois in the United States and TripleManía VIII was held in Tokyo, Japan. The lowest recorded attendance was 1.700 for TripleManía VIII.
As is tradition with recent major AAA shows the wrestlers compete inside a hexagonal wrestling ring and not the four sided ring the promotion uses for television events and House shows. As of 2011 TripleManía has seen 24 Luchas de Apuesta, or bet fights. 13 times a wrestler has been unmasked and 11 times a wrestler or wrestlers have hair their hair shaved off as a result of losing the Apusta match. TripleManía has seen the unmasking of Máscara Año 2000, Black Cat, Ángel Mortal, Payasito Rojo, Marabunta, Winners, Halcon Dorado, Jr., La Calaca, Máscara Maligna, Maníaco, Cibernético, Muerte Cibernetica and Super Caló. The event has hosted 19 championship matches, with 15 championships changing hands on the show.