Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)note
is a Mexican Professional Wrestling
, or, lucha libre
, promotion and the oldest active wrestling promotion in the world. It was started in 1933 by Salvador Lutteroth, who ran the first show under the name Empresa Mundial de Lucha Libre.
Over the years, CMLL has worked with New Japan Pro Wrestling
and with TNA
The biggest show of the year is the Anniversary Show.
As usual, you can find the basics at The Other Wiki
Tropes associada con CMLL:
- Action Girl: The CMLL Women's Title was introduced in 1992.
- Bloodless Carnage: The promotion has a long standing practice of not airing (or editing) any matches where blood is spilled.
- Comic Book Adaptation: Fray Tormenta, Mistico and Dark Angel
- Crossover: Several with New Japan Pro Wrestling, they will even do commentary for each others shows and host each others title defenses.
- Gimmick Matches: Averted, the promotion is one of the most conservative in the world with a strict no gimmick format with an annual cage match being the only notable exception.
- Foreign Wrestling Heel: La Ola Amarilla, an evil foreigner stable
- Long Runner: It got started in the Great Depression and has chugged along since
- Masked Luchador: Well, duh.
- Mini Mook: Antonio Pena got the idea to give minis to the masked wrestlers.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!
- Happened a few times. Rey Mendoza and a few promoters broke away during the 1970s to form the UWA (Universal Wrestling Association). Happened again in 1992, when Antonio Peņa left to form AAA.
- EMLL did this itself, rather than stay in the National Wrestling Alliance and go against the WWF though CMLL eventually reestablished connections with them to some extent, hosting the defenses of several NWA belts.
- Spell My Name with a "The": Rare romance language example. Gran Hamada was known exclusively as El Gran Hamada while wrestling for EMLL.
- Strange Bedfellows: Torneo Increibles de Parejas, Arena Puebla and Torneo Nacional de Parejas Increibles require a technico and a rudo to team up. Sometimes they may not have any particular relationship prior but more often, they do.
- The Movie: Vampiro, Blue Demon, Mil Mascaras and of course El Santo
- Tournament Arc: They have several annual tournaments