This is the eleventh Tapatia awards, designed to honor the best in lucha libre over the past year. All fans are encouraged to vote. This voting covers the calendar year 2020. Matches are eligible if they were TAPED in 2020.
Any match in any location using the Mexican lucha libre style are eligible to be included. Shows in the US and elsewhere using this style are included. Japanese lucha libre promotions such as Dragon Gate are not included, but Japanese tours by Mexican lucha libre promotions are included. Female and mini wrestlers are eligible for all categories unless otherwise specified.
If you are reading this post, you have qualified to vote. Congratulations! Voting will be open until 11:59 PM CT on February 1st unless someone convinces me to leave it open even later.
I haven’t watched this one yet. Lots of undercard changes for a taped show. Latigo versus Jimmy sounds like a greatly interesting match; Latigo is the perfect opponent to see how Jimmy’s progressed after his 2020 Dragon Gate time. Vanguarida’s next show (or maybe big match) is Disco Deathmatch, which is a fantastic name.
La Mascara defeated Blue Demon Jr. for a belt on New Year’s Day. They seemed to settle on this being the NWA Mexico (not world) Light Heavyweight Championship, a championship which has never existed before and may not again. It seemed to be the same physical belt Skayde had been using for his various NWA Mexico belts, though it could just be a similar design. It’s unclear if Blue Demon has any NWA connection at the moment; the era of NWA Mexico was a few different NWA ownership changes ago.
AULL (SAT) 01/16/2021Arena Lopez Mateos
1) Dany Victoria & Fly Star vs Centella Salazar & Stone Magic
2) Candy Swing, Diosa Quetzal, Lady Cat vs La Heroína, Ludark Shaitan, Mary Caporal
3) Epitafio, Leviatham, Tormento vs Dante, Euro, Herejía
4) Alas de Oro, Alas De Plata, Mr. Potro vs Chucho el Roto, Villano III Jr., Villano V Jr.
5) Hijo de Canis Lupus & Penta 0M vs Emperador Azteca & Puma King
Penta and Fenix did an interview early last year saying they were only working for AAA in Mexico in 2020. Penta showing up here suggests that the contract has run its course; maybe it’ll pick back up again when AAA can run regularly, but Penta seems free to pick up random dates. An Arena Lopez Mateos show seems pretty random.