Over on twitter (link if embed fails like usual)

https://twitter.com/RobViper/status/306185648694521856

Most of the people who fit the list are minis, women, opening card guys or odd foreigners, all of who are much less likely to get lightning matches. I’ve bolded those who are not.

Acero
Aereo
Akuma
Brazo de Plata
Camaleon
Camorra
Espanto Jr.
Fantasy
Freesbe
Génesis
Goya Kong
Guerrero Negro Jr.
Herodes Jr.
Kráneo
La Comandante
La Seductora
Lady Afrodita
Leono
Marco Corleone
Morphosis
Nitro
Oro Jr.
Psicosis II
Que Monito
Shockercito
Silueta
Soberano Jr.
Stukita
Tama Tonga
Último Guerrero
Zayco
Zeuxis

Ultimo Guerrero is in surprising. He’s had plenty of singles matches that are essentially one fall and ten minutes, but none where that’s especially the rules. CMLL seems reluctant to put Marco Corleone in many singles matches, which I’m always disappointed by. Brazo de Plata in a singles match would be a bad idea. The Invasors have more often been in trios and Morphosis hasn’t been around much, but it seems odd Psicosis hasn’t had one. Nitro would’ve surely had one by now if he was healthy long enough.

Having a lightning match, and having a lighting match recently are two different things. Here’s the most recent dates for lightning matches for everyone who has had one:

Ramstein 2000-06-30
Tigre Blanco 2004-03-19
Black Warrior 2005-03-04
Bengala* 2005-03-11
Pequeño Universo 2000 2009-05-22
Hooligan 2009-05-29
Terrible 2009-09-11
Pequeño Halcón 2010-12-25
Rush 2011-02-25
Mistico II* 2011-11-04
Pequeño Violencia 2011-11-15
Blue Panther 2012-01-27
Pequeño Warrior 2012-03-16
Disturbio 2012-03-27
Ángel Azteca Jr. 2012-04-06
Arkángel de la Muerte 2012-06-03
Pequeño Nitro 2012-07-03
Princesa Sugheit 2012-07-22
Bobby Zavala 2012-07-23
Tiffany 2012-07-24
Felino 2012-08-03
Shocker 2012-08-05
Sensei 2012-08-13
Nosferatu 2012-08-13
Robin 2012-08-14
Artillero 2012-08-14
Luna Mágica 2012-08-20
Dallys la Caribeña 2012-08-21
Shigeo Okumura 2012-08-27
Estrellita 2012-09-02
Súper Comando 2012-09-17
Raziel 2012-09-21
Stuka Jr. 2012-10-02
La Sombra 2012-10-09
Volador Jr. 2012-10-09
Rey Bucanero 2012-10-19
Máximo 2012-10-19
Taurus (CMLL) 2012-10-22
Molotov 2012-10-28
Cancerbero 2012-10-28
Cholo 2012-10-29
Höruz 2012-10-29
Metatrón 2012-11-12
Mephisto 2012-11-16
Fuego 2012-11-18
Magnus 2012-11-19
Pierrothito 2012-11-20
Bam Bam 2012-11-20
Niebla Roja 2012-11-27
Skandalo 2012-12-02
Demus 3:16 2012-12-03
Vangelis 2012-12-04
Apocalipsis 2012-12-05
Amapola 2012-12-09
Inquisidor 2012-12-10
Super Halcón Jr. 2012-12-10
Máscara Dorada 2012-12-14
Pegasso 2012-12-18
Sangre Azteca 2012-12-18
Marcela 2012-12-23
Mercurio 2012-12-25
Valiente 2012-12-28
Mr. Águila 2012-12-28
Starman 2013-01-01
Namajague 2013-01-04
Stigma 2013-01-07
Rey Cometa 2013-01-08
Olímpico 2013-01-08
Diamante Azul 2013-01-11
Rey Escorpión 2013-01-11
Sagrado 2013-01-14
Último Dragoncito 2013-01-15
Hijo del Signo 2013-01-20
Hombre Bala Jr. 2013-01-20
Mr. Niebla 2013-01-25
Atlantis 2013-01-25
Princesa Blanca 2013-01-27
Dark Angel 2013-01-27
Titán (11) 2013-01-29
Euforia 2013-02-05
Metálico 2013-02-10
Virus 2013-02-10
Pólvora 2013-02-12
Guerrero Maya Jr. 2013-02-12
Hijo del Fantasma 2013-02-15
Dragón Rojo Jr. 2013-02-15
Puma King 2013-02-17
Astral 2013-02-18
Pequeño Olímpico 2013-02-18
Tiger 2013-02-19
Diamante 2013-02-19
Averno 2013-02-22
La Máscara 2013-02-22
Ephesto 2013-02-24
Ángel de Oro 2013-02-24
Negro Casas 2013-02-26
Delta 2013-02-26
Misterioso II 2013-03-03
Tritón 2013-03-03

* – switched characters since that last match

After the break, # of lightning matches per wrestler.

Luna Mágica 1
Shocker 1
Sensei 1
Terrible 1
Bobby Zavala 1
Robin 1
Pequeño Universo 2000 1
Cholo 1
Höruz 1
Dallys la Caribeña 1
Pequeño Halcón 1
Mercurio 1
Atlantis 1
Metatrón 1
Black Warrior 1
Taurus 1
Nosferatu 1
Apocalipsis 2
Hooligan 2
Molotov 2
Starman 2
Metálico 2
Mr. Niebla 2
Mistico II 2
Artillero 2
Vangelis 2
Disturbio 2
Magnus 2
Blue Panther 3
La Sombra 3
Inquisidor 3
Shigeo Okumura 3
Pequeño Nitro 3
Rush 3
Olímpico 3
Hombre Bala Jr. 3
Tigre Blanco 3
Stigma 3
Felino 4
Bengala 4
Tiffany 4
Diamante Azul 4
Arkángel de la Muerte 4
Pequeño Violencia 4
Cancerbero 4
Skandalo 4
Dragón Rojo Jr. 4
Rey Escorpión 4
Super Halcón Jr. 4
Titán (11) 4
Ramstein 4
Estrellita 4
Princesa Sugheit 5
Rey Bucanero 5
Princesa Blanca 5
Negro Casas 5
Máximo 5
Niebla Roja 5
La Máscara 5
Ángel Azteca Jr. 5
Mr. Águila 5
Volador Jr. 5
Bam Bam 5
Súper Comando 6
Pequeño Warrior 6
Demus 3:16 6
Astral 6
Pequeño Olímpico 6
Rey Cometa 7
Hijo del Signo 7
Dark Angel 7
Namajague 7
Amapola 7
Euforia 7
Mephisto 8
Máscara Dorada 8
Pegasso 8
Pierrothito 8
Guerrero Maya Jr. 8
Puma King 8
Delta 8
Raziel 9
Ephesto 9
Averno 9
Último Dragoncito 9
Tiger 10
Marcela 10
Ángel de Oro 10
Diamante 10
Misterioso II 11
Tritón 11
Hijo del Fantasma 12
Valiente 12
Sagrado 13
Fuego 15
Pólvora 16
Stuka Jr. 16
Sangre Azteca 17
Virus 31

Virus is king of the Lightning. The lightning match as a standard part of CMLL cards has been more regular over the last 3 years, but CMLL also ran a lot of them in the late 90s/early 00s between undercard guy and Virus has Ricky Marvin and Mano Negra Jr. lightning matches in that record. Still, if you started counting him only when they brought the concept back in 2009, he’d still have 17 and the most of any one on the list

Virus lightning matches by year

1999 3
2000 3
2001 2
2002 1
...
2004 2
2005 1
...
2009 4
2010 3
2011 2
2012 9
2013 1

Of Virus’ 9 lightning matches last year, only 3 are recorded as making TV.