The Mexican professional wrestling promotionConsejo 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 were a one-off tournament held for a special event. Being professional wrestling tournaments, it they are not won legitimately; they 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)
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. The tournament gathered eight of the top competitors in the promotion at the time including the then reigning CMLL World Heavyweight ChampionUniverso 2000. The tournament saw Mr. Niebla defeat Universo 2000, Atlantis and Black Warrior to win the tournament. 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 then proceeded to light it on fire after he hung it on the ringpost.