CMLL Universal Championship (2010)

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CMLL Universal Championship (2010)
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Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
Date July 30, 2010[1]
August 6, 2010
August 13, 2010
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Infierno en el Ring (2010) CMLL Universal Championship (2010) Torneo Bicentenario de Mini-Estrellas
CMLL Universal Championship tournaments chronology
CMLL Universal Championship (2009) CMLL Universal Championship (2010) CMLL Universal Championship (2011)

The CMLL Universal Championship 2010 (Campeonato Universal in Spanish) was a professional wrestling annual tournament produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) took take place over three CMLL Super Viernes shows between July 30, 2010 and August 13, 2010 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The CMLL Universal Championship is an annual tournament of CMLL Champions that was first held in 2009. All officially recognized male CMLL Champions participated in a 16-man tournament. In the finals CMLL World Middleweight Champion Jushin Thunder Liger defeated CMLL World Trios Champion La Sombra to win the tournamenbt.

Background[edit]

The tournament featured 15 professional wrestling matches under elimination rules, which means that wrestlers were eliminated when they lose a match. There were no specific storylines that build to the tournament, rather is an annual tournament held by CMLL since 2009, replacing their Leyenda de Plata tournament. All male "non-regional" CMLL Champions at the time of the tournament were involved in the tournament with the exception of the reigning CMLL World Mini-Estrella and Mexican National Lightweight Champions. Regionally promoted championships such as the CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship and the Occidente championships promoted in Guadalajara, Jalisco were not included in the tournament, only titles that have been defended in CMLL's main venue Arena Mexico were included. The tournament was divided into two qualifying blocks, which took take place on the July 30, 2010 Super Viernes and the August 6, 2010 Super Viernes while the final took place on the August 13, 2010 Super Viernes.

2010 Universal Championship tournament[edit]

When CMLL announced the 2010 tournament the following champions were eligible to participate:[1]

Participant Championship held
Mr. Águila CMLL World Tag Team Championship
Averno NWA World Middleweight Championship
Negro Casas CMLL World Welterweight Championship
Ephesto CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
Héctor Garza CMLL World Tag Team Championship
Jushin Thunder Liger CMLL World Middleweight Championship
La Máscara CMLL World Trios Championship
Máscara Dorada CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship
CMLL World Trios Championship
Mexican National Trios Championship
Mephisto NWA World Welterweight Championship
Metro Mexican National Trios Championship
La Sombra CMLL World Trios Championship
Stuka Jr. Mexican National Trios Championship
El Texano Jr. NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Último Guerrero CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
CMLL Universal Championship
Valiente Mexican National Welterweight Championship
Volador Jr. Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
Block A

Block A took place on the July 30, 2010 Super Viernes, featuring eight champions wrestling for a place in the final.[2]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
  Mascara Dorada Winner
  Stuka Jr.  
Mascara Dorada  
Último Guerrero Winner
  Último Guerrero Winer
  Averno  
Último Guerrero  
La Sombra Winner
  La Sombra Winner
  Mephisto  
La Sombra Winner
El Texano Jr.  
  El Texano Jr. Winner
  Ephesto  
Block B

Block B took place on the August 6, 2010 Super Viernes, featuring eight champions wrestling for a place in the final.[3]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
  Héctor Garza Winner
  Metro  
Héctor Garza  
Jushin Thunder Liger Winner
  Negro Casas  
  Jushin Thunder Liger Winner
Jushin Thunder Liger Winner
La Mascara  
  Volador Jr. Winner
  Valiente  
Volador Jr.  
La Máscara Winner
  La Máscara Winner
  Mr. Águila  
Finals

The finals of the tournament took place on the August 13, 2010 Super Viernes and saw Jushin Thunder Liger defeat La Sombra two falls to one, after interference from Liger's cornerman Okumura.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kris Zellner (July 18, 2010). "Lucha Report For 7/18/10". Lucha World. Retrieved July 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ Ocampo, Ernesto (July 31, 2010). "Resultados Arena México (30 julio 2010): ¡Sombra, primer finalista al Campeonato Universal CMLL! ¡Místico contra Psicosis!" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  3. ^ Velazquez, Israel (August 7, 2010). "Resultados Arena México (6 agosto 2010): ¡Liger, segundo finalista por el Campeonato Universal! Místico vs. Psicosis, ¿antes de lo esperado?" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  4. ^ Rivera, Manuel (August 14, 2010). "Resultados Arena México (13 agosto 2010): ¡Liger, Campeón Universal! ¿14 luchadores a la jaula del 3 de septiembre?" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2010.