CMLL Luchadors matches broken down by day of the week

I’ve broken down each luchador’s appearances by shows for this year. I’m counting events appeared on, not matches. (Luchadors are counted once per show, no matter how many matches they’re in.) I’ve only included at least people who’ve appeared on 10 shows. This includes the announced cards for the next week. Table is sorted by total appearances.


Green means more than half of their matches are on that day. Red means less than 10%. The averages are 32.4% of appearances on Sunday, 33.2% on Tuesday and 34.4% on Fridays (I wish there was a way to create a lot of pie graphs quickly.)

The five guys who haven’t appeared on Friday night shows: Genesis, Ramstein, Nosferatu, Zayco, Metatron. That’s who we would expect to see – fringe guys who are still booked a little.

Tuesday is the worst night to be on – bad payoffs to guys CMLL still uses but doesn’t have many plans (or they’d be on a better day.) It’s the night you want to be on the least, and you can tell by the names who get stuck on those shows at the highest rate of their matches: Génesis, Morphosis, Ramstein, Cholo, Zayco, Último Dragoncito, Olímpico, Pequeño Halcón, (poor) Sagrado, Fantasy, Robin, Pequeño Warrior, Pierrothito, Akuma, Zeuxis, Apocalipsis, Metatrón. Lots of minis, lots of opener people, and fringe Invasors. Meanwhile, Rush and Mistico have appeared rarely.

The person who has the highest percentage of matches on Friday nights is La Silueta. She’s had 17 matches, 12 on Friday, 2 on Sunday and 3 on Tuesday. Maybe she’s not around much because she’s busy on non-Fridays? Seductora is right behind her at 67% by virtue of having 1 more match, on a Sunday. The rest are more traditional top guys.

Magnus has had 3/4ths of his matches this year on Sundays. Camorra, Stigma, Signo and Metalico are high on that list due to their day of the week feuds.

Guerrero Maya has made the most appearances on Sunday (24), Delta has been on the most Tuesdays (24), and Rush (35) is the Friday night star.

CMLL’s title defense streak

This weekend, CMLL will hold two title matches. Mistico defends the Mexican Light Heavyweight Championship versus Volador Jr. on Friday, and Hijo del Fantasma defends his CMLL World Middleweight Championship on Sunday. Should we expect a title change?

That last title change in CMLL was Valiente defeating Sangre Azteca on August 16, 2009.

(known) Title defenses since

  1. 2009.08.17 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
  2. 2009.09.06 Averno defeated Blue Panther [NWA MIDDLE]
  3. 2009.09.16 Hector Garza, La Mascara, Hijo del Fantasma b Averno, Mephisto, Epehsto [CMLL TRIOS]
  4. 2009.09.25 Pierrothito defeated Electrico [MEX LIGHT]
  5. 2009.09.25 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Jushin Liger [CMLL HEAVY]
  6. 2009.10.13 Princesa Blanca defeated Lady Apache [MEX WOMEN]
  7. 2009.10.23 Averno defeated Volador Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
  8. 2009.10.30 Valiente defeated Dragon Rojo Jr. [MEX WELTER]
  9. 2009.11.02 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Terrible & Texano Jr. [CMLL TAG]
  10. 2009.11.08 Mascara Dorada defeated Dragon Rojo Jr. [CMLL SL]
  11. 2009.11.19 Texano Jr. defeated Toscano [NWA LH]
  12. 2009.11.30 Averno defeated Volador Jr. [NWA MIDDLE]
  13. 2009.12.01 Texano Jr. defeated Toscano [NWA LH]
  14. 2009.12.01 Negro Casas defeated Mascara Dorada [CMLL WELTER]
  15. 2009.12.04 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Mephisto & Epehsto [CMLL TAG]
  16. 2009.12.07 Amapola defeated Marcela [CMLL WOMEN]
  17. 2009.12.13 Mistico defeated Mephisto [MEX LH]
  18. 2009.12.13 Stuka Jr. & Fuego defeated Virus & Polvora [COLISEO TAG]
  19. 2009.12.21 Hijo del Fantasma defeated Sangre Azteca [CMLL MIDDLE]
  20. 2010.01.22 Ultimo Guerrero defeated Hector Garza [CMLL HEAVY]
  21. 2010.01.27 Mephisto defeated Valiente [NWA WELTER]
  22. 2010.02.01 La Sombra & Volador Jr. defeated Felino & Mr. Niebla [CMLL TAG]

22 title defenses is a lot, but that’s just an average of slightly over 1 title defense per the 18 active CMLL titles. Still, I’m thinking this list will be two longer by this time next week.

(I’m not counting the Mexican Trios tournament, since that was a vacant title and not a champion being defeated.)

TripleMania XV: records

I’m going to do a full preview of TripleMania Friday (I think), but inspired by some WrestleMania coverage, I did some research and worked up some stats on everyone who’s on the card right now.

Pro Wrestling History was a huge help for this. I used their card listings (which, come to think of it, we should have on one of these sites around here), and counted all the individual shows in years where multiple TripleManias were held.

1) Alfa, Cassandro, Fabi Apache, Mini Abismo Negro vs Cinthia Moreno, Octagoncito, Oriental, Pimpinela Escarlata

* This is Alfa’s first TripleMania.
* Cassandro is 0-0-1, having appeared last year in a match with no finish
* Fabi is 0-3, including losing two prior Relevos AAA matches at TM12 and 14.
* Mini Abismo is 0-6-1

* Cinthia Moreno is 1-0, with her only appearance in a TM12’s Relevos AAA opener
* I believe this Octagoncito is 6-0, and the prior is 3-0-1; I’m figuring everything starting with TripleMania V is the newer one.
* Oriental is 1-0-1, but hasn’t been on a TripleMania since 2002.
* Pimpi is 3-2-1

2) Cuervo & Ozz vs Crazy Boy & Joe Lider [AAA TAG]

* Cuervo & Ozz made their TripleMania debuts last year in the no-contest Atomico title match, under those names
* As Pathfinder, Ozz was 2-0, but had last appeared on TripleMania 8 from Japan.
* Crazy Boy & Joe Lider are making the TripleMania in-ring debuts

3) Juventud Guerrera vs Fuerza Guerrera [street]

* Juvi is 4-2-1 at TripleMania events.
* Fuerza is one of two to wrestle at the first TripleMania and on this show
** Martha Villalobos, Vicky Carranza, Lola Gonzalez, Octagon, and Konnan also appeared at the first TripleMania and are on the roster, but not wrestling for this show. Abismo Negro wrestled as Winners on that show, and may yet wrestle on this one.
* Fuerza has a 3-7 record, including losing the Mexican Tag belts to the Aguayos in 1998.
* As a team, Juvi and Fuerza are 2-0.

4) El Apache & Super Fly vs Laredo Kid & Super Calo [losers advance, pi]
5) Super Calo or Gran Apache vs Laredo Kid or Super Fly [mask, hair]
* Gran Apache is 3-2 at TripleMania, with a win last year.
* Both Super Fly and Laredo Kid debuted on TripleMania in last year’s Mexican Atomicos match.
* Super Calo is the other TripleMania I hold over. He teamed with Winners and Salsero to beat May Flowers, Rudy Reyna and Baby Sharon. Calo is 7-2, including winning Angel Mortal and Winners’s mask in separate 1995 shows. He last wrestled on the 2003 TripleMania show.

Over the history of TripleMania, 9 men have lost their masks:

Mascara Ano 2000, to Perro Aguayo at TM1
Angel Mortal, to Super Calo at TM3 Part A (Orizaba)
Payasito Rojo, loser of a mini cage match at TM3 Part A (Orizaba)
Marabunta, to Winners at TM3 Part B (Tonala)
Winners, to Super Calo at TM3 Part C (Madero)
Halcon Dorado Jr., loser of a cage match at TM4 Part C (Madero)
La Calaca, loser of a cage match at TMV Part B (Toreo)
Maniaco, loser of a cage match at TMX Part B (Madero)
Muerte Cibernetico, TO La Parka Jr. at TMXIV (Toreo)

6) Alebrije, Elegido, Super Porky vs Alan Stone, Scorpio Jr., Zumbido

* Alebrije is 4-2
* Elegido and Porky are making their TripleMania debuts. Brazo de Plata debuted in AAA in a non-wrestling capacity last year.
* Alan Stone and Zumdido debuted in a loss last year.
* Scorpio Jr. is 1-2 at TripleMania. Before last year, Scorpio had last appeared in 1995.

7) ?, La Parka Jr., Latin Lover, Zorro vs ?, Head Hunter I, Ron Killings, Sabu

* La Parka Jr. is 6-0 at TripleMania, having picked up Muerte’s mask and Cibernetico’s hair along the way.
* Latin Lover is 11-4. He’s had more matches than TripleManias, thanks to years iwth multiple shows.
* Zorro is 3-2, with both his losses coming in title matches.
* Head Hunter I is 0-1, previously teaming with his brother.
* Ron Killings and Sabu are making their TripleMania debuts

8) Charly Manson, Chessman, Cibernetico vs Kenzo Suzuki, Mesias, X-Pac [cage, hair]

* Charly picked up his first win at a TripleMania last year. He’s 1-3 overall.
* Chessman is 0-3-1 at TripleManias
* Cibernetico is 3-9 all time.

* Kenzo and Waltman are making their TripleMania debuts.
* Mesias is 0-1, losing his mask last year.

* 7 hairs have been lost at TripleMania. Two men have lost hair twice.

Jerry Estrada, to Heavy Metal at TripleMania II, Part A (Aguscalientes)
Jake Roberts, to Konnan at TripleMania II, Part C (Tijuana)
May Flowers, to Leon Negro at TripleMania V, Part A (Tijuana)
Tirantes (referee), when his team lost at TripleMania VII (Madreo)
Pirata Morgan, loser of a triangle chain match with Cobarde & Sangre Chicana at TripleMania IX (Mexico City)
Tirantes (referee), when representative Sangre Chicana lost at TripleMania X-B (Madreo)
Pirata Morgan, to Heavy Metal at TripleMania XI (Toreo)

dark match wrestlers

I was excited to see Super Comando on FSE this week. Even with now 4 hours of CMLL TV on a weekly basis, the very opening guys (and the minis) rarely make TV appearances. Comando’s spot here was probably pre-planned fill in duty, but it was also the first time he’s wrestled on either b-show.

Super Comando’s made 8 main show appearances since 2003 (the earliest I have CMLL TV indexed at the moment, and help with that would be nice) and also last December’s PPV,. I don’t get to see those shows regularly, and I was kinda surprised to see how much he has been on TV when I looked it up.

It got me to thinking, if the TV universe has been expanded so Super Comando is on TV every other month, than who’s taking his place as a guy who’s on a lot of DF cards but never making it to air? Thankfully, I have a large database of CMLL results for reasons like this.

SINCE 2003-01-01, only including CMLL shows at Arena Coliseo and Arena Mexico
TV appearances include main show, PPVs and both GdR shows, but not the old LA show*

People with 0 TV appearances, at least 15 matches.

19: Mano Negra Jr. – gone from promotion
23: Halcon Negro – ?
24: Meteorix – ?
27: Alacrán De Durango – ?
28: Mini Fantasy – Mini
29: Último Vampiro – regimmicked?
30: Sicod̩lico Jr. Рgone from promtoion
38: Ringo Mendoza – off TV
39: Bam Bam – mini
41: Zetta – ?
45: Explosivo – ?
48: Reyes Veloz – ?
59: Guerrero del Futuro – off TV
77: Sombrita – mini
83: Bracito de Oro – mini
87: Peque̱o Violencia Рmini, tv match if I go back a little farther
111: Rayo Tapatío I
113: Rayo Tapatío II

I’m sure both Rayo Tapatios have appeared if I go back far enough, but this is a long dry spell.

Most matches with least TV appearances

1 appearance: Vaquero, 115 matches. (Fire has 113)
2: Polvora (132)
3: Flecha (108)
4: Sombra de Plata (128)

Lowest rate of appearance, at least 10 TV matches

06.1%: Ramstein (12 of 198)
11.7%: Tiger Blanco (18 of 154)
12.7%: Apocalipsis (21 of 166)
12.8%: Valiente (12 of 94) – this number looks to be improving rapidly
14.7%: Neutron/Metro II (19 of 129)

Highest rate of appearance, at least 10 TV matches (aka Guys Who Don’t Work Tuesday Coliseo)

93.6%: Marco Corelone (44 of 47)
89.3%: El Hijo del Santo (25 of 28)
88.6%: El Hijo del Perro Aguayo (132 of 149)
88.5%: Kenzo Suzuki (23 of 26)
83.4%: Hector Garza (96 of 115)

(Groon is 7 of 8. Kid Tiger is 3 of 4!)

Most TV appearances
184: Ultimo Guerrero (301 matches)
165: Atlantis (289 matches)
164: Rey Bucanero (267 matches)
143: Mistico (222 matches)
141: Dr. Wagner Jr. (241 matches)

141: Negro Casas (281 matches)
132: Perro Aguayo Jr. (149 matches)
129: Universo 2000 (229 matches)
129: Tozcano (229 matches)
129: Averno (243 matches)

* – I don’t know why I don’t have this show in the database, but I should fix it. Weeks were there’s no TV records skew things. Stellar moments are not counted. Matches which air twice (Best Of) are counted twice. Naturally, numbers are as accurate as I can make them, but surely not 100%.