Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre

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Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Co., Ltd. (CMLL;, "World Wrestling Council") is a lucha libre professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico City. The promotion was previously known as Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) (Mexican Wrestling Enterprise). Founded in 1933, it is the oldest professional wrestling promotion still in existence.

Lucha libre

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., Dragon Lee, Guerrero Maya Jr. and Stuka Jr. CMLL Lucha libre shows are broadcast weekly in the U.S. on the Galavisión and LA TV Spanish language cable networks. Lucha Underground is a television series produced by the United Artists Media Group which airs in English on the El Rey Network and in Spanish on UniMás. It features wrestlers from the American independent circuit and AAA. AAA also owns a percentage of Lucha Underground. The series, which is taped live in Boyle Heights, California, finished season 4 finale. In 2012, the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball team started doing promotions involving Lucha Libre.

Professional wrestling

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Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of performance art and entertainment that combines athletics with theatrical performance. It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, that mimic a title-match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on – and evolved from – classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers. Much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts. An additional aspect of combat with improvised weaponry is sometimes included.

Ring name

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A ring name is a name used for professional purposes by a professional wrestler, martial artist or boxer.

Mexico

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Mexico (México ; Mēxihco), officially the United Mexican States (UMS; Estados Unidos Mexicanos, EUM, ), is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2000000 km2, the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world.

Hechicero

Rey Hechicero
At the 2015 Homenaje a Dos Leyendas ("Homage to Two Legends") show Hechicero teamed up with Vangelis and Virus to defeat the trio of Blue Panther Jr., The Panther and Stuka Jr. Three months later Hechicero replaced Blue Panther Jr. for one match in the 2015 En Busca de un Ídolo tournament, losing to Delta at Sin Salida ("No Escape") on July 17, 2015. On October 25, 2016, Hechicero outlasted 11 other wrestlers in a torneo cibernetico elimination match to earn a match for the NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship. The following week Hechicero defeated champion Rey Bucanero to win the championship, the first CMLL championship of his career.

Virus (wrestler)

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He also helped train several of the male wrestlers currently working for CMLL include Blue Panther Jr., El Cuatrero, Disturbio, Flyer, Gran Guerrero, Black Panther, Pólvora, Puma, Sanson, Soberano Jr., Star Jr., Tiger and more. Through his behind-the-scene role as a trainer, Amequita also got the opportunity to act as the on-screen coach a team of participants for CMLL's En Busca de un Ídolo tournament in 2013, 2014 and 2015, helping them not only improve their wrestling skills but also their stamina, wrestling characters and interactions with the crowd. In 2013 his team consisted of Misterioso Jr., Vangelis, Sangre Azteca and Tiger.

Blue Panther

Blue Panther and Blue Panther Jr. teamed up for a 2018 tournament for the vacant CMLL World Tag Team Championship, but lost in the first round to Diamante Azul and Stuka Jr. In mid-2018, Vázquez announced that a third son was training for an in-ring career, introducing him as "El Hijo de Blue Panther" ("The Son of Blue Panther"). In subsequent months, the Panther changed his name to be known as "Black Panther", taking the name his older brother used previously.

Bárbaro Cavernario

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Cavernario competed against other young wrestlers such as Hechicero, Cachorro, Dragon Lee, Guerrero Negro Jr., Super Halcón Jr., Soberano Jr. and Star Jr. The tournament consisted of a round-robin portion, where the wrestlers were given points of a scale of 0 to 10, during one match Cavernario, despite losing the actual match, was given a perfect 40 points by the four judges due to his performance in the match. The finals saw Cavernario defeat Hechnicero to win the tournament, and earn a spot on the Fantastica Mania tour next January.

Wrestling mask

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A wrestling mask is a fabric based mask that some professional wrestlers wear as part of their in-ring persona or gimmick. Professional wrestlers have been using masks as far back as 1915 and they are still widely used today, especially in Lucha Libre in Mexico.

Professional wrestling promotion

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A professional wrestling promotion (also federation or fed) is a company or business that regularly performs shows involving professional wrestling. "Promotion" also describes a role which entails management, advertising and logistics of running a wrestling event (see promoter). Within the convention of the show, the company is a sports governing body which sanctions wrestling matches and gives authority to the championships and is responsible for determining the divisions, rankings, etc. of wrestlers. In truth, the company serves as a touring theatre troupe, as well as event promotion body for its own events.

International Wrestling Revolution Group

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International Wrestling Revolution Group (Grupo Internacional Revolución in Spanish; the Spanish name is used for the promotion while the English initials are used for the title governing body) is a Lucha Libre promotion based in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, Mexico. Founded in 1996 by Adolfo Moreno and since Moreno's death in late 2007 has been controlled by his sons Alfredo and Marco Moreno.

Torneo cibernetico

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A torneo cibernetico is a multi-man professional wrestling elimination match that was created and primarily used in Mexican lucha libre professional wrestling promotions, especially in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The match format sees two teams of varying sizes face off against each other. It uses standard lucha libre tag team rules with elimination occurring with a pinfall, submission, disqualification and count out and allows a wrestler to enter the match when their tag team partner exits the ring as well as when they tag out. A special 'batting' order system is used in which the wrestlers are given a specific order and may only tag in and out in this order.

Face (professional wrestling)

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In professional wrestling, a face (babyface) is a heroic or a "good guy" wrestler, booked (scripted) by the promotion with the aim of being cheered by fans. Traditionally, they wrestle within the rules and avoid cheating (in contrast to the villains who use illegal moves and call in additional wrestlers to do their work for them) while behaving positively towards the referee and the audience. Such characters are also referred to as "blue-eyes" in British wrestling and técnicos in lucha libre. The face character is portrayed as a hero relative to the heel wrestlers, who are analogous to villains.

Atlantis (wrestler)

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Atlantis (born September 28, 1962) is a Mexican luchador enmascarado (masked professional wrestler), working for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) where he performs as a Técnico (face or "good guy" character). Atlantis was trained by Diablo Velasco, made his in-ring debut in 1983 and has always wrestled under the ring name Atlantis, named after the sunken city of Atlantis. Atlantis has held a large number of professional wrestling championships over the years, both in Mexico and in Japan, both individually and as a tag team. He has also won the mask of several prominent wrestlers through his career including Kung Fu, Villano III, Último Guerrero and La Sombra.

Professional wrestling match types

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Many types of wrestling matches, sometimes called "concept" or "gimmick matches" in the jargon of the business, are performed in professional wrestling. Some of them occur relatively frequently while others are developed so as to advance an angle and such match types are used rarely. Because of professional wrestling's long history over decades, many things have been recycled (many match types often being variations of previous match types). These match types can be organized into several loose groups.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd. (NJPW) is a Japanese professional wrestling promotion based in Nakano, Tokyo. Founded in January 1972 by Antonio Inoki, the promotion was sold to Yuke's, who later sold it to Bushiroad in 2012. TV Asahi and Amuse, Inc. own minority shares of the company. Naoki Sugabayashi has served as the promotion's Chairman since September 2013, while Harold Meij has served as the President of the promotion since May 2018.

En Busca de un Ídolo

En Busca de un Ídolo (Spanish for "In search of an idol") is an annual professional wrestling tournament promoted by the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) since 2012 with the purpose of identifying which of the "Rookies" in the tournament would move up the ranks of the promotion. The tournament format contained two rounds, first a round-robin tournament group round, with the top four point earners competing in for a spot in the finals. Wrestlers could earn points in three ways, match results, judges points and points from an online poll available on the 'En Busca de un Ídolo website.

List of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre personnel

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This is the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) roster, a list of professional wrestlers who work for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion CMLL. The alias (ring name) of the worker listed while the real name is not listed, most luchadores (wrestlers) keep their real name private, and as such, most are not a matter of public record. If a wrestler is inactive for any reason (due to injury, suspension, not wrestling for 30 days or other), that information is noted in the notes section.

Sin Piedad

Sin Piedad (Spanish for "No Mercy" or "No Pity", not to be confused with a similarly-titled series of PPV's hosted by WWE) is the collective name of a series of annual lucha libre, or professional wrestling major show promoted by Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The Sin Piedad show is CMLL's end of the year show, held in December. The first show held under the Sin Piedad took place in 2000, although CMLL has traditionally held a major event in December before then.

List of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre tournaments

The Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; Spanish for "World Wrestling Council") has held a variety of different professional wrestling tournaments since it was founded in 1933. CMLL holds several annually recurring tournaments as well as tournaments to either determine who should hold a championship or who should challenge for a championship. CMLL has also held some uniquely lucha libre tournaments, such as a "Losers Advance" Ruleta de la Muerte ("Roulette of death") tournament when the loser of the final match would be forced to either unmask or have his or her hair shaved off.

Blue Panther 40th Anniversary Show

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For the Copa Halcón Suriano introduction ceremony, the five tecnico participants (Ángel de Oro, Black Panther, Blue Panther Jr., Niebla Roja and Stuka Jr.) all wore masks where one side was their normal mask and the other was a replica of the Blue Panther mask. In respect rudo competitor Luciferno also wore blue and black instead of his customary red and black. During the 10-man torneo cibernetico elimination match, Blue Panther Jr. injured himself while slipping during a dive out of the ring to the floor. He was counted out due to the injury and removed from the ring by the ringside attendants. In the end Ángel de Oro pinned Dragón Rojo Jr. to win the tournament.

Black Panther (wrestler)

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Black Panther, formerly known as Cachorro, and The Panther is the ring name of a Mexican luchador enmascarado, or masked professional wrestler currently working for the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) portraying a tecnico ("Good guy") wrestling character. Black Panther's real name is not a matter of public record, as is often the case with masked wrestlers in Mexico where their private lives are kept a secret from the wrestling fans. He is the son of Genaro Vazquez Nevarez, better known as Blue Panther, and the brother of wrestler Blue Panther Jr. Cachorro is Spanish for "Cub", playing off his father's "Blue Panther" ring name.

Flyer (wrestler)

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Flyer had another chance to qualify for the tournament, competing against Akuma, Blue Panther Jr., Cancerbero, Canelo Casas, Delta, Disturbio, Esfinge, El Gallo, Guerrero Maya Jr., Joker, Pegasso, Raziel, Sagrado, Stigma and Boby Zavala. In the end Flyer was one of the eight survivors and thus qualified for the main portion of the tournament. During the first round all eight competitors faced off in a round-robin tournament with Flyer defeating Blue Panther Jr. and went to a double count out against Canelo Casas to earn just 30 points from matches, the lowest score of any of the eight competitors.

Valiente (wrestler)

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Gran Alternativa tournament (2019) – with Star Jr. CMLL Bodybuilding Contest – Advanced (2011).