CMLL singles wrestling tournaments

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The Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) has held a number of Professional wrestling tournaments for singles wrestlers since the creation of the company in 1937. Some tournaments are recurring and others wer a one-off tournament held for a special event. Being professional wrestling tournaments, it they are not won legitimately; the are instead won via predetermined outcomes to the matches that is kept secret from the general public. Below is a list of various infrequent or one-off tournaments held by CMLL over the years.

Salvador Lutteroth Singles Tournament (1998)[edit]

On March 20, 1998 CMLL held a one night, single elimination tournament on their annual Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth show in honor of Salvador Lutteroth, the founder of CMLL.[1] The tournament gathered eight of the top competitors in the promotion at the time including the then reigning CMLL World Heavyweight Champion Universo 2000. The tournament saw Mr. Niebla defeat Universo 2000, Atlantis and Black Warrior to win the tournament.[2] The victory was quickly overshadowed by the actions that took place after the match was over. Universo 2000 ran to the ring and attacked both Mr. Niebla as well as Rayo de Jalisco, Sr. who was in the ring to present the trophy to Mr. Niebla. Moments later Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. came to the ring to help his father, but was attacked by Steel, making a surprise appearance, who attacked Rayo, Jr. pulled Rayo, Jr.'s mask off and the proceeded to light it on fire after he hung it on the ringpost.

Tournament bracket[edit]

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                 
Black Warrior W
El Felino
Black Warrior W
Último Dragón
Último Dragón W
Karloff Lagarde, Jr.
Black Warrior
Mr. Niebla W
Mr. Niebla W
Universo 2000
Mr. Niebla W
Atlantis
Atlantis W
Shocker

Torneo Bicentenario[edit]

Torneo Bicentenario
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date July 7, 2010 to July 17, 2010
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
CMLL 77th Anniversary Show Torneo Bicentenario Sin Piedad (2010)

As part of CMLL's bicentennial celebrations, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence CMLL held two Torneo Bicentenario tournament in September 2010, one for the Mini-Estrella division and one focusing on the male division. Unlike the Mini-Estrellas tournament the male division Torneo Bicentenario did not have a prize beyond a trophy. The tournament included 32 wrestlers in total, with two qualifying blocks to find the finalists. The first part of the tournament was divide into a rudo (wrestlers portraying a "bad guy" character) and a tecnico block. Each block started off with an 8 team tag team tournament, after which the winning team would have to wrestle each other to find one finalist. The rudo block took place on September 7, 2010. The teams for the night were: Averno and Mephisto, Dragón Rojo Jr. and Sangre Azteca, Atlantis and Último Guerrero, Héctor Garza and Mr. Águila, Mr. Niebla and Volador, Jr., Jushin Liger and Shigeo Okumura, El Terrible and El Texano, Jr., El Felino and Rey Bucanero. Volador, Jr. and Mr. Niebla won the tag team portion of the match, with Volador, Jr. defeating his tag team partner to earn a spot in the finals.[3] The tecnico block took place on September 10, 2012 during the weekly Super Viernes show. The randomly paired teams for the night were: Blue Panther and Máscara Dorada, Hijo del Fantasma and Stuka Jr., La Sombra and Místico, Sagrado and Toscano, Brazo de Plata and Maximo, Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. and Valiente, Rush and Jon Strongman and finally La Mascara and Shocker. The tag team final was won by La Sombra and Místico over La Mascara and Shocker. Immediately following the tag team match the winners faced off with Místico pinning his opponent to secure a spot in the finale.[4] The final match took place a week later, on the September 17 Super Viernes show and was the only best two-out-of-three falls match of the entire tournament. The match was another chapter in the storyline feud between Místico and Volador, Jr. that had started in January 2010 and saw Volador, Jr. overcome his opponent to take La Copa Bicentenario.[5]

Rudo bracket[edit]

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                 
Averno and Mephisto[3]
Dragón Rojo Jr. and Sangre Azteca
Averno and Mephisto[3]
Atlantis and Último Guerrero
Atlantis and Último Guerrero[3]
Héctor Garza and Mr. Águila
Averno and Mephisto
Mr. Niebla and Volador, Jr.[3]
Mr. Niebla and Volador, Jr.[3]
Jushin Liger and Shigeo Okumura
Mr. Niebla and Volador, Jr.[3]
El Terrible and El Texano, Jr.
El Terrible and El Texano, Jr.[3]
El Felino and Rey Bucanero

Tecnico bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
1 Blue Panther and Máscara Dorada[4] W
8 Hijo del Fantasma and Stuka Jr.
Blue Panther and Máscara Dorada
La Sombra and Místico[4] W
5 La Sombra and Místico[4] W
4 Sagrado and Toscano
La Sombra and Místico[4] W
La Mascara and Shocker
3 Brazo de Plata and Maximo[4] W
6 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. and Valiente
Brazo de Plata and Maximo
La Mascara and Shocker[4] W
7 Rush and Jon Strongman
2 La Mascara and Shocker[4] W

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  2. ^ "Salvador Lutteroth Tournament 1998". Pro Wrestling History. March 20, 1998. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 8, 2010). "Arena México (resultados martes 7 de Septiembre) – Mascara Dorada nuevo campeón mundial welter- Volador Venom a la final de la Copa Bicentenario.". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Ocampo, Ernesto (September 13, 2010). "Volador Venom vs Mistic por la Copa Bicentenario". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 3–5. issue 391. Retrieved October 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ Ocampo, Ernesto (September 20, 2010). "La Copa Bicentenario para Volador Venom". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 3–5. issue 392. Retrieved October 4, 2012.