2016 lucha db stats: CMLL appearances per day, matches per state, AAA TV records

I’ve done series of posts in the past deriving different sorts of records based on a year’s results. I’m going to combine some of the highlights in one post this year, just for brevity’s sake. (This could all just be called stupid database tricks.)

CMLL Appearances By Days Of The Week

Here’s the deal: Friday Arena Mexico is the show a CMLL luchador wants to be booked on. Everyone’s generally paid on the gate, that’s got the best turnout and usually the most expensive tickets. Tuesday Arena Mexico appears to be the polar opposite, with low crowd and low turnout. CMLL tends to split it up so people who work Fridays don’t work Tuesdays in that same building, so the Tuesday crew has increasingly become the dregs of the promotion, decent people CMLL doesn’t have a plan for at the moment, and a couple of names to make it not a total waste. Who’s working where the most?

Tuesday Arena Mexico: Guerrero Maya (31), Blue Panther Jr. & Blue Panther (26), Hombre Bala Jr./Drone, Fuego, Stuka (23)
Friday Arena Mexico: Volador Jr. (43), La Mascara (42), Ultimo Guerrero (39), Mistico (35), Marco Corleone (35)

Volador led Fridays last year too. Titan led Tuesday Arena Mexico, and that seems to fit the pattern of a near top tecnico who can fill a gap between the top and semimain spots and is over but isn’t given much to do on Fridays that’ll take him off the Tuesday shows.

Other tidbits

  • In Puebla, local star Stigma worked 33 shows. Black Tiger, who is just in Puebla, worked 31 (mostly boring) shows. Ultimo Guerrero wrestled on 29.
  • Esfinge worked the most Tuesday Guadalajara shows at 25. Maximo, Atlantis and Marco were right behind him at 24. Magnum (who’s in charge of programming for the arena) and Vaquero were the most of the GDL only group at 20.
  • Blue Panther worked the most Saturday Coliseo shows at 20. Valiente & Guerrero Maya worked 19, Hombre Bala/Drone and somehow Leono worked 18. Leono only had 47 matches, so over a 1/3rd were in this building alone.
  • Volador worked the most Sunday Arena Mexico shows at 23, with Maya & Marco behind him.
  • Jocker and Star Black, who seem like the top rudo and tecnico prospects of the moment in Guadalajara, each worked 26 Sunday Guadalajara shows (or half of ’em.)
  • Acero worked 22 shows Pequeno Universo worked 21 shows on the regular roster without ever getting booked on a Friday night. (That’s not changed this year.) Metatron actually worked 29 matches, but a lot of them were local Guadalajara matches.
  • Marco & Rush were never booked on a Saturday. Ripper worked no Sundays. Bengala, Sensei and Leono never made a Puebla trip.
  • Delta worked almost half his matches on Tuesday before he quit, which easily explains why he quit. (Super Halcon too, though we still don’t know if he actually quit.)

Here’s the full chart

You can see other oddities, like Super Crazy only working Fridays nights, or Sharlie Rockstar only working Puebla and Fridays. 284 people worked at least one match in CMLL. If you throw all the Puebla and Guadalajara only guys, and those who only worked one show (like the 09/16 Legends show or the Arkangel tribute Coliseo show), there were 158 people who worked at least two matches for CMLL Mexico City in 2016.

Events/Matches by States

Which states are running the most shows? I dunno. These numbers are sort of bogus, since they’re driven by which locations are more likely to put up posters some place where one of us can find them. Still fun!

Location Events Top Luchador Matches
Estado de México 921 Judas el Traidor 80
Coahuila 564 Antrax Jr. (Laguna) 80
Veracruz 551 Cronos (Veracruz) 76
Distrito Federal 512 Volador Jr. 123
Tamaulipas 500 Rey Ónix 58
Nuevo León 421 Mini Hator 81
Jalisco 417 Black Golden (Jalisco) 86
Chihuahua 340 Guerrero Escarlata Jr. 104
Hidalgo 272 Poético 54
Puebla 271 Black Tiger (Puebla) 49
Texas 248 Angelix 39
Durango 202 Piloto Suicida (Laguna) 45
San Luis Potosí 187 Steel Ángel 52
Baja California 176 Rey Cobra (Baja California) 44
Guerrero 159 Kid Silver (Guerrero) 51
Guanajuato 156 Black Evil 37
California 155 Rocket Boy Wilson 25
Quintana Roo 101 Caballero Galáctico 43
Guatemala 97 Rayo de Oro (Guatemala) 49
Morelos 89 Elecktro (Morelos) 30
Illinois 67 Skayde Jr. 26
Arizona 54 Psycho (Arizona) 42
Michoacán 53 Hades (Michoacán) 13
Querétaro 52 Lince (Querétaro) 21
Chiapas 48 Vértigo (Chiapas), Asgard, Lluvia de Estrellas 17
Sonora 48 Aztec 15
Oaxaca 47 Súper Águila (Oaxaca) 17
Yucatán 45 Halcón Rojo Jr. 19
Sinaloa 40 Relámpago (Sinaloa) 19
Tlaxcala 36 Merack, Juventud Azteca 10
Zacatecas 28 Serpiente India Jr. 15
Tabasco 26 Kiss 11
Colorado 19 La Puma, Zeven, Rayo Plateado 6
Nayarit 17 Loco González 10
Aguascalientes 13 Mamba/Pentagón Jr. 6
Campeche 13 Drackull, Necro Mysterio, Dr. Blood, Rayo de Plata 4
Colima 13 Ángel Star, Prodigy 5

These numbers give me many questions. I don’t have many answers. Guerrero Escarlata Jr. wrestling twice a week in Ciudad Juarez alone – not even counting any matches in El Paso! – is kind of amazing for a person who’s name I’ve never really noticed. That’s 1 out of 3 shows from the entire state. Black Golden is a non-descript on a week to week basis but seems to get himself booked twice every weekend. Rocket Boy Wilson is surely not the most prolific luchador in all of California, or even Los Angeles, but tends to work shows where full cards are actually listed on the poster (and that isn’t the norm.) Everyone who has  “(state name)” probably has it because someone else is or was using the same name elsewhere, but they’re all important enough people to be booked a lot in their home area.

I’ve only included States without at least 10 events. If someone’s running in Baja California Sur on a regular basis, they’re keeping it very quiet.

AAA TV Win Loss Records

The shows that really matter for AAA are the TV ones, so the results from them might be more useful than including the spot shows and other appearances. There were 28 AAA TV tapings last year, including the Lucha World Cup shows.

Most Matches: Psycho Clown (27) – he wrestled twice sometimes, but he almost made every single TV taping. Texano was right behind him at 23, and Pentagon, Faby and Wagner had 21.
Most Wins: Faby Apache (15). Weirdly, that entire feud is at the top: Chessman & Averno had 13 each, Mary is in a group with 12.
Most Losses: Psycho Clown (19), but you knew that if you’ve been paying any attention. He’s a useful argument for wins/losses alone not mattering on getting a guy over, I guess. Daga, Wagner, Mamba and Parka are behind him.
Best Win %: Lanzeloth win the year without losing (6-0), but Faby would be the best of those with at least 10 TV matches (74%).
Wort Win%: Mamba went 3-14 for a woeful 17% winning record. Of note, Daga went 5-15.

2016 Lucha Libre Win/Loss Records

I got these done a little earlier than usual, but then I’ve been busy with other posts.

Year (2009 on) Shows Matches
2009: 2368 shows, 10169 matches (+9 events from last year)
2010: 2590 shows, 11270 matches (+10)
2011: 2721 shows, 12044 matches (+17)
2012: 2890 shows, 13147 matches (+69)
2013: 2840 shows, 13419 matches (+116)
2014: 5551 shows, 25264 matches (+1)
2015: 6381 shows, 28863 matches (+56)
2016: 7032 shows, 31988 matches

Please note that I’ve already found at least one more 2016 since writing this post. No way the year total 7000 again any time soon. We’re on a pace for about 6000 right now. The increase is mostly because KrisZ was searching for posters, isn’t now, and surely is better for them. Promoters are getting slightly better about just uploading a card, but wrestlers are terrible at and so a lot of stuff will be missed. There’s probably a point where all this information isn’t even useful in bulk, and that’s likely a point I passed long ago.

All this date is available on here, if anyone needs it.

Most Matches

2008: Ultimo Guerrero (228)
2009: La Parka Jr. (211)
2010: Mistico (204)
2011: Último Guerrero & La Mascara (188)
2012: Último Guerrero (189)
2013: Último Guerrero (205)
2014: Atlantis (215)
2015: Atlantis (207)
2016: Atlantis (217)

2017:
217 Atlantis
216 Máximo
216 Último Guerrero
210 Volador Jr.
194 La Máscara
191 Psycho Clown
189 Mistico II
182 Valiente
171 Rush
169 Mephisto

Psycho Clown is the real notable inclusion. AAA luchadors never make it in this list. They seem to work less regularly and their lineups are harder to fine. Those AAA lineups turned up more in 2016, and the fewer AAA main eventers meant Psycho Clown was working a lot. The most in 2015 for AAA was Pentagon Jr. at 144, so that’s an increase of a month full of matches. Pagano, Monster and Murder Clown are all grouped around at 157.We will all be long gone from this world, not even a memory, and Atlantis will still be wrestling 200 matches a year. Still, Atlantis might only be the top of the list because Volador was in NJPW for three weeks. These numbers are never completely accurate and always missing small shows that aren’t advertised anywhere online (or maybe anywhere at all when it comes to CMLL private shows); the top four probably should thought of as a tie.

Aeroboy had the most of luchadors who were primarily indie wrestlers at 126. (Mascara Sagrada Jr. is technically higher, but it’s either the two different sons getting billed with the same name, or the ex-AAA wrestler and usual Billy Boy partner using the name too.)

Most Wins

2008: Blue Panther (97)
2009: Mistico (110)
2010: Mistico (128)
2011: Ultimo Guerrero (90)
2012: Atlantis (93)
2013: La Mascara (102)
2014: Atlantis (99)
2015: Volador Jr. (113)
2016: Volador Jr. (120)

2017:
120 Volador Jr.
101 Atlantis
093 Máximo
093 Mistico II
093 Valiente
086 Último Guerrero
085 Stuka Jr.
079 Carístico
079 Marco Corleone
074 Ángel de Oro

It’s the usual CMLL top 10, almost all tecnicos and one Ultimo Guerrero. Psycho Clown led AAA luchadors with 44, which illustrates the reporting difference between the two main promotions. If he was a CMLL wrestler, he’d be one behind Puma and tied with Astral. Trauma I is just behind with 43 wins. Flyer won 48 times, which tells you a lot about how much wins mean in CMLL.

Most Losses

2008: Averno (84)
2009: Negro Casas (86)
2010: Negro Casas (75)
2011: La Mascara (72)
2012: Ultimo Guerrero (79)
2013: Ultimo Guerrero (84)
2014: Ultimo Guerrero (82)
2015: Ultimo Guerrero (80)
2016: Ultimo Guerrero (91)

2017:

91 Último Guerrero
84 Mephisto
80 La Máscara
72 Máximo
68 Euforia
67 Negro Casas
67 Volador Jr.
67 Ephesto
65 Rush
64 Terrible

And this is the usual inverse to the wins list: rudos who wrestled a bunch, and tecnicos who wrestled the most. (Atlantis is just off the list at 63.) Next time UG’s on Informa, someone should ask him about having the most loses in lucha libre five years running. I bet that’ll go great.

Mamba won 11, lost 44 (most of AAA), had 1 draw and had 83 matches without a confirmed result. Trauma I & Emperador Azteca both have 36 losses, the most in indies, because they were in places where results turn up.

Best Win % (with at least 10 known results)

2008: Psycho Clown & Zombie Clown (100%)
2009: Psycho Circus (100%)
2010: Tondar (GDL) (100%)
2011: Mini Monster Clown (90%)
2012: Rayo de Oro (Guatemala) (97%)
2013: Tinieblas Jr. (90%)
2014: William Rock/Pequeno Violencia (92%)
2015: Súper Muñeco (93%)

2016:
84.62% Huracán Ramírez
83.33% Sky Kid
81.08% Electrico
80.95% Octagón
80.00% Avispón Negro Jr.
80.00% Miss Gaviota
80.00% Gemelo Muerte I
80.00% Matanza
79.63% Astral
79.41% Pimpinela Escarlata

“Huracan Ramirez” is multiple people using the same name.  Avispón Negro Jr. is a Arena Coliseo Guadalajara opening match tecnico who’s never been in angle. Matanza’s numbers only include Lucha Underground matches which have aired so far.

Worst loss % (with at least 10 known results)

2008: Carrona (0%)
2009: Espectrito (0%)
2010: Metailk II (GDL) (11%)
2011: Akron (13%)
2012: Mini Talisman (8%)
2013: Estrella De Fuego (5%)
2014: Psicosis I/Nicho el Millionario (0%)
2015: Lady Shani (5%)

2016

10.53% Nahual (Morelos)
12.50% Paranoiko
13.04% Pequeño Universo 2000
15.63% Mr. Apolo (Jalisco)
16.28% Pequeño Nitro
16.67% Power Bull
16.67% Mariposa
17.07% Lady Shani
17.65% El Chacal (Jalisco)
17.86% Último Gladiador

Nahual is part of a trio with locals Hechicero & Raksas in Cuernavaca. Mr. Apolo is Avispon’s rudo opposite, though they don’t seem to have faced all that much (and Apolo hasn’t been around since November.) Power Bull mostly shows up IWRG FILL shows. Poor Mariposa picked up losses in the Lucha World Cup too. Hooray for Shani getting a modicum of wins in 2016.

 

2015 lucha libre appearances by state

One more slice of the data

The big takeaway is there are a lot of people posting lineups for Veracruz on Facebook (and seemingly room for 6-7 groups to run almost weekly around the state.) CDMX and Estadio de México info is easier to find – if I don’t see some of them once, I’ll see it a couple other times – but it feels like there’s as many or more indie promotions running weekly in a much smaller state.

Once you get past Arizona (a lot of POR promociones shows), those are entire states where there’s less than one known show a week. At least some of that is just those places not posting their lineups anywhere where we’ve found them, but they’re also harder places for luchadors.

A full chart of the top 10 in each state is here.

State State
Events
Most Often
Luchador
Appearance
Count
Estado de México 662 Aramis 88
Veracruz 525 Rey Infierno 78
Distrito Federal 502 Máximo 113
Tamaulipas 466 the Tiger
(Tamaulipas)
77
Coahuila 462 Dulce Paola 71
Jalisco 426 Black Golden
(Jalisco)
82
Nuevo León 334 Mini Difunto 74
Chihuahua 282 Mini Guerrero
Escarlata
60
Texas 278 Black Cat 37
Hidalgo 262 Varcan 57
Puebla 245 Toro Bill Jr. 50
San Luis Potosí 182 Bogar 42
Guerrero 166 Guerrero Jr.
(Guerrero)
66
Guanajuato 163 Black Evil 38
Durango 158 Espacial (Laguna) 52
Baja California 134 Mirage 42
California 125 Monje Maldito 26
Quintana Roo 91 Caballero
Galáctico
30
Michoacán 72 Obituary 19
Guatemala 68 Hijo De La Araña 35
Morelos 60 Fénix (Cuernavaca) 21
Oaxaca 60 Zombie 23
Yucatán 59 Danger Boy 22
Arizona 56 Chucho 39
Sonora 49 Blue Star 15
Querétaro 48 Vengador
(Querétaro)
17
Sinaloa 45 Mr. Iguana 14
Chiapas 42 Ángel Caído 12
Aguascalientes 34 Impacto Aéreo 18
Zacatecas 31 Kayfan 13
Illinois 29 Discovery 11
Tlaxcala 29 Charly Star 7
Colorado 28 Angelux 10
Tabasco 26 Forastero 14
Colima 14 Ángel Diabólico 8
Baja California Sur 9 Guerrero Jr. 3
Campeche 7 Mecanico Infernal 3
Nayarit 4 Loco González 3

2015 CMLL appearances by day of the week/arena

CMLL has some idiosyncratic system for deciding who gets how many matches and which day of the week they work.  We don’t know how it works, but we can at least look to see who gets booked where and figure out who’s benefiting from one of the strange ways CMLL does things.

(full chart is here)

Friday Mexico (% of all CMLL main buildings)
61% Thunder
46% Rush
43% Espiritu Negro
42% Demus 3:16
39% Shockercito
39% La Sombra
39% Diamante Azul
38% Rey Escorpión
36% Stukita
36% Syuri

Yea, most of Thunder’s matches, far more than anyone else, are on the best paying night of the week. It’s part because his never ending relationship with Ultimo Guerrero, but also because they just don’t use him on the other shows. Thunder’s never worked a Sabado Retro show, he worked only 5 Tuesday Guadalajara shows and 3 Tuesday Mexico. There’s plenty of people who’ve worked more Friday night shows, he (and Stukita and Syuri) just didn’t work many other ones.

(more stats below)

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2015 lucha libre wins/losses by promotions

Yesterday’s numbers included all matches for everyone regardless of what promotion they were working for. Today, results strictly for each promotion.

I’m skipping the indie groups this year; there’s no sense of a roster for most of them, and DTU runs a lot of shows where results don’t come out. As always, there’s a Google doc with more.

AAA

This is any match on a taping for people who were on the roster (made at least 1 TV appearance) during the year. The “draws” are mostly me weirdly listing the original Guerra de Titanes matches as no-contest to preserve the lineup in the database.

Most Wins: Myzteziz & Rey Mysterio (14) – Psycho Clown was right behind at 13
Most Losses: Jack Evans (16); Angelico, Averno and Chessman were right behind at 15.
Best Win %: Rey Mysterio (85%)
Most Matches: Jack Evans (28) – 27 made TV, there was a match in Monterrey which never aired.

Jack’s a good example of the difference between how CMLL and AAA are experienced. If we just count TV shows that are available in Mexico City – not Lucha Underground, the CMLL Guadalajara show, not Azteca, not anything that simply aired on the internet – Jack had 27 TV matches, the most in AAA. Thirty five CMLL luchadors had more TV matches than him. There were more Gran Guerrero CMLL TV matches than Jack Evans AAA TV matches. Sangre Azteca (24) had more TV matches than Angelico (23). Pentagon Jr. and Mercurio had the same amount of TV matches (21). So did Astral and Alberto el Patron (16).

IWRG

Most Wins: Veneno (25)
Most Losses: Eterno (32)
Big Win %: Miike (82%)
Most Matches: Eterno (56)

What’s left of the IWRG regulars are younger than in recent years. Atomic Star, who was still considered enough a rookie to be in the El Protector tournament recently, had the third amount of matches beyond those two. Hip Hop Man, who’s rarely used in the top half of the card, is fourth. Negro Navarro had 33 matches here, and Black Terry 28. The Traumas are down to about a match every three weeks. Some of that has to do with having less show, some of it aligns with the reasons there are less cards.

CMLL

including the main three arenas, since the DF matches seem to be booked by the same people.

Only including Mexico City appearances.

Most Wins: Volador Jr. (97)
Most Losses: Mephisto (72)
Best Win %: Aereo (77%)
Most Matches: Volador Jr. (156)
141 wrestlers were part of the main roster (excluding Puebla/GDL only and those who only appeared on Elite shows, but also probably missing some sponsored shows.) That’s slightly down from 145 last year. Wagner, Park and Ramstein only lasted for 2 matches. Sanson and Cuartero made it on the DF roster just at the end of the year, but that means I retroactively count all their GDL matches.

Top 10 most CMLL main Arena matches are Volador, Valiente, Máximo, Atlantis, La Máscara, Último Guerrero, Mephisto, Mistico, Negro Casas and Ángel de Oro. Atlantis is is much higher overall; he’s getting a lot of outside bookings. Rush is way down the list at 77, a product of his early injury and his Guadalajara suspension.

Might as well roll out that TV appearance chart too. This doesn’t include the internet only matches.

72 Valiente
70 Volador Jr.
59 Máximo
58 La Máscara
56 Atlantis
52 Último Guerrero
52 Rey Bucanero
51 Terrible
51 Negro Casas
50 Mephisto
50 Mistico II

2015 Lucha Libre Win/Loss Records

Time for the usual end of year stats, because 2015 results might be done (and I might have cleaned it up.) I’m still relying heavily on KrisZ finding posters and I can’t really believe I’m still typing them all in, but here were are.

Year (2009 on) Shows Matches
2009: 2359 shows, 10123 matches
2010: 2580 shows, 11216 matches
2011: 2704 shows, 11972 matches
2012: 2821 shows, 12875 matches (-3)
2013: 2724 shows, 12901 matches (+25)
2014: 5550 shows, 25026 matches (+5)
2015: 6325 shows, 28674 matches

Those +numbers indicate the number of shows I’ve added to those years this past year, or removed due to duplication. It never ends.

I tracked more shows in 2015 than I did in 2012 and 2013 combined. That’s a lot of typing, and also probably a lot of typos. At the same time, it’s a fraction of all the shows that take place. There are plenty of promotions not putting up a poster where anyone on the internet can find them, and there’s plenty of people putting up other content but not giving a date; it hurts every time I find a YouTube upload and can’t put a date to the match. Also, none of the Season 2 Lucha Underground tapings are included in this, as I’m not posting them until the shows completely air. All data is flawed and this is definitely data.

I’ve put a big chart of all the people I tracked and had matches (2477 luchadors) in this Google Doc. As usual, it’s split up by which roster they were on during the year: if they were on multiple rosters, they’ll show up multiple times. This is a dumb way of doing this, but it’s the dumb way I’ve been doing for years.

Record setters from the year after the break. You can previous years on the records tag.

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2014 lucha libre appearances by state

One of the tedious tasks performed this year to improve the database was to improve the location data, making sorting and selecting by states much easier. It’s not the smartest use of my time, because there are other places that do it better, but at least it means this post is possible.

Most coverage of lucha libre is Mexico City & Estado de Mexico based, with pockets of coverage in some of the bigger municipalities. You probably can guess the people who wrestle the most in Mexico City, but what about in the other states in the country (and the states in other countries which are strangely concluded. All information is heavily biased by the posters which happen to make their ways to my eyes, but maybe you’ll impress someone by knowing of Black Golden.

State State Events Wrestler Appearing Most Appearance Count
Estado de México 720 Hip Hop Man 79
Distrito Federal 448 Atlantis 92
Jalisco 414 Black Golden 71
Tamaulipas 411 Super Boy 68
Veracruz 392 Poseidón 63
Nuevo León 370 Alberto Dos Rios 71
Coahuila 360 Dulce Paola 55
Hidalgo 269 Arquitecto Del Mal 46
Puebla 197 Asturiano 36
Texas 175 Black Cat 41
Chihuahua 172 La Fashion 54
Guanajuato 153 Maremoto Jr. 34
Durango 135 Camorra Jr. 59
Baja California 130 Tony Casanova 44
San Luis Potosí 115 Mr. T (not that Mr. T) 34
Guerrero 107 Gargola 37
California 105 Mariachi Loco 26
Quintana Roo 86 Angelus Fly 36
Guatemala 65 Voltron 39
Michoacán 65 Argho 24
Querétaro 58 Lobo Lafayette 24
Morelos 55 Eufórico 25
Oaxaca 53 Endevaor 23
Zacatecas 50 Dark Lluvia 26
Chiapas 47 Granda Man 19
Sonora 40 Destroyer 13
Yucatán 35 Rebelde Punk 17
Illinois 34 Dark Scorpion 13
Sinaloa 33 Mario Mora 15
Tabasco 33 Guerrero Mixtico Jr. 26
Colorado 31 Rayo Plateado 13
Colima 28 El Cayfan 15
Tlaxcala 22 Templario 6
Aguascalientes 19 Sansón 13
Arizona 19 Mini Halcón 15
Campeche 14 Lobo Siberiano 11

For an even deeper cut, this Google Doc has the top 10 in every state (which had at least 10 shows.)

2014 CMLL appearances by day of the week/arena

Let’s cut up the numbers another way: how many main CMLL shows did everyone work? No double counting for working tournaments, this is just how many times people had to show up for works, and which days. It’s a better to work on Fridays, though maybe the difference isn’t as big as it used to be. These decisions are not random.

(full chart is here)

Friday Mexico (% of all DF)
79% Ultimo Guerrero
69% Princesa Blanca
68% Shocker
68% Thunder
65% Rush
65% La Sombra
63% Marcela
60% Mr. Aguila
59% Volador Jr.

This post might have started because I had this impression Ultimo Guerrero was pretty much only working Fridays DF cards. Numbers say that’s a fair impression.

45 Friday Arena Mexico
04 Tuesday Arena Mexico
01 Saturday Coliseo
06 Sunday Arena Mexico
02 Sunday Coliseo
(13 non-Friday non-DF)

He’s still got a big overall total because he’s working so many Fridays (the most) and he’s either in Puebla or Tuesday Guadalajara every week (51 total.)

Princesa Blanca’s numbers are probably inflated by having the big hair feud and then retiring instead of taking other shows that’d balance it out. The best thing about CMLL’s Tuesday Arena Mexico shows is Thunder was only on 1 of them. Mr. Aguila is up there because he’s hardly ever used in Mexico City.

Tuesday Mexico (% of all DF)
100% Fresbee (CMLL) (2 matches)
100% Mima Shimoda (1 match)
83% Gallo
71% Esfinge (Guadalajara)
69% Herodes Jr.
69% Camorra
67% Arkángel de la Muerte
64% Angelito
63% Apocalipsis
62% Aéreo

No wonder Herodes quit. Tuesday seems to be the dumping round of the guest bookings and unwanted on any other show (either veterans who never escaped the opening match, or rookies still looking to get there.)

Guadalajara (% of all CMLL)
89% Gallo
86% Esfinge (Guadalajara)
64% Mr. Águila
53% Olímpico
47% Metatrón
40% Nosferatu
36% Pequeño Violencia
35% Gran Guerrero
35% Camorra
33% Bárbaro Cavernario

First two don’t really count, but Mr. Aguila (originally from Guadalajara) and Olimpico were noticeable as only being booked here. I forgot Nosferatu was still around in 2014, but he wasn’t around long. Camorra had the hair feud which put him here a lot.

Regulars who didn’t make a Guadalajara appearance in 2014: Nitro, Sensei, Espiritu Negro, Acero, Flyer, Pequeño Halcón, Aéreo, Bengala, Leono, Molotov, Morphosis, Apocalipsis, Zayco, Pequeño Universo 2000, Camaleon, Ramstein, Fresbee (CMLL)

Puebla (% of all CMLL)
62% Morphosis
43% Stigma
40% Camaleon
39% Pequeño Warrior
34% Psicosis II
29% Robin
26% Espiritu Negro
26% Pólvora
26% Electrico
25% Olímpico

Stigma makes sense. Camaleon was barely around before his injury. I have no idea why Morphosis is #1. He just teamed with Kraneo a lot, only Kraneo got booked a lot more in other places. There was one Invasors vs tecnicos cibernetico back in January, but otherwise he was just around.

Regulars who didn’t make a Puebla appearance: Gallo, Esfinge, Nosferatu, Silueta, Herodes Jr., Skadi, Angelito, Fantasy, Acero, Pequeño Halcón, Aéreo, Apocalipsis, Zayco, Pequeño Universo 2000, Ramstein, Fresbee

2014 lucha libre wins/losses by promotions

Yesterday’s numbers included all matches for everyone regardless of what promotion they were working for. Today, we’ll look at results strictly for each promotion.

The full chart is here.

AAA

(only considering TV tapings, but including dark matches)

Most Wins: Psycho Clown (21)
Most Losses: Texano Jr. (19)
Best Win% (min 10 matches): Murder Clown (85%)
Most Matches: Psycho Clown (29)
around 111 wrestlers appeared on AAA TV tapings.

Texano Jr. didn’t take all 19 loses, but he was on a lost of losing sides for a guy who was champion. He was a rudo, and the top 7 most loses all rudos. He was only on TV a lot; he and Texano had the most matches. Faby Apache, Fenix, and Pentagon were tied with third, and it’s mostly the younger crew at the top.

IWRG

Most Wins: Metaleon (34)
Most Losses: Hip Hop Man (41)
Best Win%: Mike & Teelo (93%)
Most Matches: Hip Hop Man (67)

Includes some of the FILL shows. 211 wrestlers appeared at least once though there may be some duplicate names, and not all FILL rookies are included.

Metaleon was IWRG’s rookie of the year, with lots of matches and big wins. Hip Hop Man lost nearly 10 more than the closest runner up because he wrestled so much. He worked a lot in other places too and was generally busy.

28 wrestlers had more matches in IWRG than anyone had on AAA TV tapings. There really aren’t many AAA TV tapings.

CMLL

Only including Mexico City appearances.

Most Wins: Valiente (55)
Most Losses: Felino (39)
Best Win %: Pequeno Violencia (84%)
Most Matches: Valiente (85)
145 wrestlers worked a main CMLL show.

I really whiffed on noticing Valiente’s obvious candidacy for wrestler of the year. Felino is on too much and in too big of matches, but at least he’s not winning them. (La Mascara, even less over on the internet, is tied for second.) The Violencia think is still weird. Dark Angel would be next at 74%; maybe never getting a feud means she’s not cheated out of wins by rudas much.

DTU

Sure, why not. Note that many DTU shows do not have known results.

Most Wins: Drastik Boy (14)
Most Losses: Ciclope (15)
Best Win %: Drastik Boy (60%)
Most Matches: Ciclope & Slayer Pack (37)

The lack of results make those numbers not so useful. There’s other people who had more than 10 announced matches and a better win percentage than Drastick (like Flamita and the Nerds), but a bunch of their matches had no known results.

Chilanga Mask

Does not include Lucha Memes.

Most Wins: Psycho Kid & Trauma I (7)
Most Losses: Belial, Fulgor I, Karma (5)
Best Win% (min 5): Psico Kid (75%)
Most matches: Trauma I, Impulso, Belial (12)
More than 129 different luchadors appeared on a Chilanga Mask show.

Appearances are not evenly disturbed – there’s a DF core group, special guests, and local wrestlers all depending on where they’re running the show that day – so the leaders are mostly those guys who happen to be around a lot.

I’ve also included Cara Lucha on the sheet, but it’s too few appearances to mean much.

2014 Lucha Libre Win/Loss Records

This is the usual match record listing, much later than usual. I’ve noted previous years results were heavily biased to shows that shows which get a lot of attention (major DF promotions) and had weird quirks where a small promotion could show up a lot if their lineups just happen to be some place I could easily find. It’s 2015, many (but not all) groups are on Facebook and sharing their posters, streamlining the process. For over a year, Kris Zellnar’s been collected posters from everywhere he can find them. I started transcribing them all into the database arond Feburary. It’s so much work, much of it focusing on luchadors I’ve never seen and will never see, and I’m likely to give up doing it at any point, but it’s provided a much larger data set for this time around.

Year (2009 on) Shows Matches
2009: 2359 shows, 10123 matches
2010: 2580 shows, 11216 matches
2011: 2704 shows, 11972 matches
2012: 2824 shows, 12885 matches
2013: 2699 shows, 12783 matches
2014: 5495 shows, 24998 matches

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