2010 LuchaWorld 100
1. La Sombra (10) – (5’10”, 175 lbs, 7 yr. pro): Stellar year for CMLL’s young tecnico star. He’s been pegged on the next big star in Mexico and he received a big push in 2010. Held the CMLL World Tag Team Titles with Volador Jr. for half of the year. The duo was regarded as the best tag team in CMLL. Feuded with Felino early in 2010. The two faced off in numerous matches. During one of their singles matches, Puma King wearing a Felino mask distracted La Sombra allowing Felino to gain the win. They then had a rematch in a lightning match and agains Puma King got involved but this time La Sombra won by DQ. This set-up their spot as the main event of the Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show on March 19th, 2010. CMLL then added Mistico and Volador Jr. (who were in a red-hot feud at the time) to the mix with all four men putting their masks on the line. Phase one of the match was a relevos increibles elimination-style match that saw Mistico and Volador Jr. winning and escaping with their masks. That left La Sombra and El Felino in the final match were La Sombra won and unmasked the veteran. On April 12th, after a trios match in Puebla, La Sombra was one of the tecnicos attacked by Los Invasores, which initially looked like it was going to be a fun feud, but as the year went on, Los Invasores group lost steam and never really captured the fans overall interest. La Sombra teamed with La Mascara and Mascara Dorada to win the CMLL World Trios Titles on May 21st. La Sombra was part of New Japan’s Super Junior Tournament from late May thru June. He traveled to Japan again in November teaming with Mascara Dorada in the Super J Tag Team Tournament. Lost the CMLL World Tag Team Titles to Hector Garza and Mr. Aguila in July. While Volador Jr. had continued to feud with Mistico and had been showing more of a rudo side during matches, he still didn’t have any issues with La Sombra. Lost to Jushin “Thunder” Liger in the finals of the CMLL Universal tournament. A few weeks later, La Sombra and Volador Jr’s friendship would officially dissolve and the two met in a singles match for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight title in Puebla. Match was really good. La Sombra also showed he was very capable of having good matches against a wide array of wrestlers as he had good singles matches against Psicosis II, Mr. Aguila, and Dragon Rojo Jr.
2. L.A. Park (60) – (6’0”, 255 lbs, 28 yr. pro): A lucha libre legend. Started the year wrestling as an independent and appearing on Los Perros Del Mal shows. Wrestled Sabu in the main event of the XLAW show held on March 20th, 2010 in Hidalgo. L.A. Park won the match despite Super Parka hitting him with a chair. Eight days earlier, L.A. Park had made his AAA return as Dorian Roldan’s surprise ally in his feud with his father. L.A. Park set his sights immediately on La Parka. The two began to feud and fans were split as far as who to root for since L.A. Park was the original and La Parka AAA despite having the gimmick for a long time was always viewed as a lesser imitation. Before getting to the eventual big singles match, L.A. Park wrestled a tag team match in Arena Coliseo de Monterrey. The match wasn’t the story, but what occured outside the ring would elevate L.A. Park’s status amongst many fans. While outside of the ring, L.A. Park was thrown into the seats were he sat when all of a sudden some drunk fan decided he wanted an official L.A. Park mask. He didn’t want to wait in line to get one, so instead he grabbed at L.A. Park’s mask. As the drunk guy grabbed the mask, L.A. Park proceed to throw a punch that knocked the guy down. The video would soon go viral online and even appeared on a few TV shows. Back to the feud with La Parka, the two wrestled in a match were the name was on the line at Triplemania XVIII. The match was a completely one-sided beatdown by L.A. Park on La Parka. The match was quite the spectacle and received Match of the Year consideration despite being very one-sided. He also received some aid from Los Perros Del Mal, who invaded the AAA show during this match. After the match, L.A. Park felt that the beatdown was enough and didn’t want the La Parka name back as he felt that he had not only proven to everyone that he was the better version, but that the L.A. Park name had grown. L.A. Park and Los Perros Del Mal joined forces with Dorian Roldan, Konnan and the Foreign Legion to form La Sociedad. He continued to feud with La Parka and others from AAA, but late in the year Konnan assigned him with the task of eliminating El Mesias and he would then get a shot at the AAA World Heavyweight Title. L.A. Park beat El Mesias in another really good match at the December 5th Guerra de Titanes show.
3. Volador Jr. (11) – (5’7”, 170 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Second-generation wrestler is part of one of the family that is referred to as “La Familia Real” that includes Super Parka (father), L.A. Park (cousin), the late Hijo de Cien Caras (cousin) and El Hijo de L.A. Park (cousin). He’s one of the younger CMLL wrestlers that the promotion has focused on building around in the last couple of years. Teamed with La Sombra as the CMLL World Tag Team Champions. He teamed with El Terrible in the National Parejas Increibles tournament. The duo beat Mephisto and El Hijo del Fantasma in the opening round, but in the next round they lost to Mistico and Averno. That also led to Mistico turning rudo on Volador Jr. and the two would feud for much of 2010. Volador Jr. captured the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title from Mistico on February 12th making him a double champion. Volador Jr. teamed with Delta in the Gran Alternativa tournament were they eventually lost to Hector Garza and Polvora. He continued to feud with Mistico. Volador Jr. and La Sombra lost the CMLL World Tag Team Titles to Los Invasores, Hector Garza and Mr. Aguila on July 16th. Despite the loss, it appeared Volador Jr. held no grunge against La Sombra. During the CMLL Universal tournament, Volador Jr. went full-fledge rudo after using excessive violence against La Mascara in their quarterfinal match, which resulted in Volador Jr. getting disqualified. Due to Volador Jr’s feud with Mistico and his rudo turn, this led to him facing La Sombra in trios matches and eventually they began feuding. They had a Match of the Year caliber singles match in Puebla on August 30th for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title which Volador Jr. won. Volador Jr. won the Copa Bicentenario rudo side of the tournament and again would face-off against Mistico in the finals. On October 5th, Volador Jr. lost the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title to La Mascara. As a rudo, Volador Jr. added new colorful Marvel comic inspired outfits.
4. El Mesias (3) – (6’0”, 245 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Continued to be one of AAA’s top tecnicos and despite being Puerto Rican has been well received by Mexican fans. He split his 2010 also appearing for WWC in Puerto Rico. He’s one of the better workers in Mexico, which often times gets overshadowed due to AAA being a promotion built more on storylines and not on the actual in-ring wrestling. Held the AAA World Heavyweight Title, but lost the title at the Rey De Reyes show in March in a 3-way match were Electroshock beat Mr. Anderson and became champion. El Mesias continued to feud with the Foreign Legion and would later begin feuding with Los Perros Del Mal, who invaded AAA and later joined Dorian Roldan’s group of “La Sociedad”. Beat El Hijo del Perro Aguayo in a singles match at the Heroes Inmortales show in October. He later won the Lucha Libre Premier tournament by beating El Zorro in the finals on November 28th. He began feuding with L.A. Park, who was told by Konnan to beat El Mesias in order to get a shot at the AAA World Heavyweight Title. This led to their first singles match-up at the Guerra de Titanes event on December 5th. In what was considered one of the best matches of 2010, El Mesias lost to L.A. Park, but the feud continued on.
5. Mascara Dorada (21) – (5’8”, 172 lbs, 5 yr. pro): Was given a mega-push by CMLL in 2010 as part of the new young stars they were grooming to become headliners. Is one of the better or more innovative high flyers in the world. He’s also one of the more athletic wrestlers so his spots when done correctly are amazing. Teamed with Metro and Stuka Jr. to win the Mexican National Trios Titles in January. The trio feuded with Poder Mexica. He teamed with rudo, Atlantis, in the National Parejas Increibles tournament. They represented Guadalajara and eventually won the tournament. He held the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship throughout 2010 and had successful title defenses against Dragon Rojo Jr. (twice) and Averno. In early May, Mascara Dorada and Valiente participated in New Japan’s Super J Tag Team Tournament. Upon his return and with the recent Hector Garza turn which resulted in the CMLL World Trios Titles switching hands to the Japanese trio of Tanahashi, Okumura and Taichi, Mascara Dorada would capture his 3rd title in 2010. On May 21st in Arena Mexico, Mascara Dorada teamed with La Sombra and La Mascara to win the CMLL World Trios Titles from Tanahashi, Okumura and Taichi. In September, Mascara Dorada added yet one more title to his collection as he beat veteran rudo, Negro Casas and won the CMLL World Welterweight Title, which led to one of the cooler lucha photos of 2010 w/ Mascara Dorada holding all his titles. In November made another return to Japan as part of another tag team tournament. This time he teamed with La Sombra and in a bit of surprise the duo actually won a couple of matches. Late in 2010, Mascara Dorada decided to relinquish his part of the Mexican National Trios due to having too many belts to carry around, which made it difficult to get through airports on a timely fashion…okay, not really…He just had too many belts and being generous felt someone else could use a belt to keep their pants from slipping. Mascara Dorada established himself in 2010 as a main eventer and should only continue to improve.
6. Mistico (2) – (5’7”, 165 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Went from being one of the top tecnicos in CMLL to becoming one of the more controversial luchadores in recent memory. As a tecnico, he continued to get mixed crowd reactions. In Arena Mexico, the rudo fan base was so loud that he came across as being unlikeable on television. Was still the top draw in Mexico, but with attendance slipping that became an issue. During the National Parejas Increibles tournament, he teamed with Averno and for the first time worked as a rudo. He and long-time rival, Averno even wore matching masks, which were awesome. Turned rudo in the tournament quarterfinals when he attacked long-time teammate, Volador Jr., and ripped his mask off. All this while El Terrible (who teamed with Volador Jr.) and Averno were rooting him on. Mistico and Averno lost in the semifinals to eventual winners, Mascara Dorada and Atlantis. Volador Jr. vs. Mistico became the hot feud in CMLL for half of 2010. On February 12th, Mistico dropped the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title to Volador Jr. Mistico and Volador Jr. were then added to the main event at Homenaje a Dos Leyendas with La Sombra and El Felino. Mistico’s rudo run was fantastic, but then he announced he would continue to be a tecnico and only disliked Volador Jr., who he continued to feud with. That seemed to take the wind out of the sails from that feud and that also led to CMLL’s attendance starting to drop. Later in the year, Volador Jr. was then the one who was switched over to the rudo side to continue the feud with Mistico, but by this point the storyline had lost its luster and CMLL had started to focus on other tecnicos like La Sombra and Mascara Dorada. Mistico took the mask of El Oriental at a show in Nuevo Laredo on July 12th. Mistico continued to work as a main eventer for CMLL for the remainder of 2010. As the year progressed, there was a lot of talk that Mistico was unhappy in CMLL due to CMLL elevating new young tecnicos and himself feeling the promotion wasn’t using him properly on their big events. Rumors popped up in early October that Mistico had spoken to AAA about jumping to that promotion, but that rumor was immediately squashed by Dorian Roldan. Then later there were rumors that WWE had interest once again in bringing him into the promotion. There was a rumored tryout involving Mistico and others. Mistico eventually signed with WWE and despite there having been interest on both ends by both WWE and Mistico about working together, CMLL was blindsided by this move.
7. Black Terry (4) – (5’6”, 176 lbs, 35 yr. pro): Veteran luchador is one of the better workers and one of the more in-demand independent wrestlers as he seems to have quite the busy schedule. Appears for a number of independent promotions throughout Mexico. He’s best known as an IWRG regular and part of the highly-regarded trio of Los Terrible Cerebros w/ Dr. Cerebro & Cerebro Negro. The trio had a wild feud with Los Gringos VIP. The feud led to numerous matches and Black Terry lost his hair in a cage match featuring El Hijo Del Diablo, Gringo Loco and Dr. Cerebro on February 7th. Black Terry also wrestled in numerous matches with veterans that included the likes of Solar I, Rocky Santana and long-time rival, Negro Navarro. Took the hair of Bombero Infernal in a trios match were the Captain’s hair was on the line in June. Black Terry also became involved with the feud against AAA and the maestros rivalry would soon include independents vs. AAA as Negro Navarro had feuded with Gran Apache and they soon recruited other veterans. Navarro brought in Black Terry as a partner, while Gran Apache had Los Diabolicos, Angel Mortal and El Gallego on his side. Black Terry beat El Gallego in a hair match on December 21st.
8. Dr. Cerebro (24) – (5’6”, 180 lbs, 14 yr. pro): One of the best independent luchadores in Mexico. Continued to be part of the fantastic trio of Los Terrible Cerebros with Black Terry and Cerebro Negro. As a trio they were a threat to all trios titles and continued to have great matches against Los Oficiales, La Dinastia de la Muerte (Negro Navarro & Los Traumas), and Los Gringos VIP. Teaming with Black Terry had some wild tag matches against El Hijo del Diablo and Gringo Loco. Dr. Cerebro also wrestled numerous singles matches. Beat Bushi on January 10th for the IWRG IC Lightweight Title. Also held the IWRG IC Welterweight Title (beating Fuerza Guerrera for the belt in May) and also held part of the DF Trios Titles (w/ Black Terry & Cerebro Negro). The trio was stripped of the DF Trios Titles due to lack of defenses and a tournament was held, which was eventually won by Los Gringos VIP. Had several successful defenses of the IWRG IC Lightweight Title against El Hijo Del Diablo, Masada and Hijo del Pantera. Lost the IWRG IC Welterweight Title to CIMA in June. He became involved in the IWRG vs. AAA feud, which included numerous trios matches and also led to Dr. Cerebro going one-on-one against Decnnis and later in the year wrestled Joe Lider on a DTU show.
9. El Zorro (47) – (5’9”, 201 lbs, 17 yr. pro): Spent most of 2010 in the middle of the pack of AAA, which was surprising given that he’s always been highly regarded by fans. Was mostly part of the Foreign Legion vs. AAA storyline and at some points during the year it almost seemed like he wasn’t anywhere to be seen. For several months, there were rumors he was going to sign a deal with TNA, but has yet to appear on TNA. As part of the Foreign Legion he feuded with Cibernetico, El Mesias, La Parka, and La Hermandad 187, but again he seemed to only be one of the guys. Demanded a shot at the AAA World Heavyweight Title. He challenged for the title at Guerra De Titanes on December 5th and beat Dr. Wagner Jr. for the title.
10. Demus 3:16 (38) – (5’3”, 176 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Had quite the year in 2010 as he continued to be one of the cornerstones of CMLL’s minis division. One of the more talented wrestlers in CMLL. He’s married to CMLL female wrestler, Raven Hiroka and the two own and operate a pet shop in Mexico City. Had to change his name when Damian 666 claimed he owned the rights to the name. Instead of haggling over the name issue he changed his name to Demus 3:16 in June. Continued to feud with Bam Bam. Demus 3:16 beat Bam Bam in a hair match on July 6th. Participated in the “Torneo Bicentenario” were the winner would move from the minis division to the regular-sized male division. He won the first stage of the tournament on August 10th. He then beat Pierrothito in a very good match in the finals on August 24th. He made his debut in the regular-sized male division on September 10th in a trios match working on the rudos side. He also had a lightning match with the man who had previously done the same thing several years ago, Virus.
11. Dr. Wagner Jr. (6) – (5’10”, 216 lbs, 25 yr. pro): Very popular luchador was the leader of Los Wagnermaniacos. Dissension within the group arose and finally came to a head when Electroshock won the AAA World Title from El Mesias at Rey de Reyes. Electroshock, Silver Kain and Ultimo Gladiador kicked Dr. Wagner Jr. out of the group and renamed the group Los Maniacos. Dr. Wagner Jr. formed a new Wagnermaniacos with Pimpinela Escarlata and Octagon. That group didn’t seem to last long or at least didn’t really do much. Dr. Wagner Jr. beat Electroshock for the AAA World Title at Triplemania XVIII. In July, rumors started about Dr. Wagner Jr. possibly returning to CMLL after he appeared at an independent wrestling show were his son worked a lower card match, but the show featured CMLL wrestlers. Nothing came about it and Dr. Wagner Jr. continued in AAA. He continued to feud with his brother Silver Kain. Successfully defended the AAA World Heavyweight Title at Verano de Escandalo in a three-way match against Vampiro and Silver Kain. Silver Kain later produced an audio tape were he claimed his father said that he was a better wrestler than Dr. Wagner Jr. He retained the AAA World Heavyweight title against Silver Kain at Heroes Inmortales. He lost the title at Guerra de Titanes to El Zorro.
12. Jushin “Thunder” Liger (34) – (5’7”, 209 lbs, 27 yr. pro): Japanese legend had an extended tour in 2010 with CMLL. He’s been the most entertaining New Japan wrestler to appear in CMLL and is viewed by the fans as a star, while most other Japanese wrestlers it takes the fans awhile to warm up to them, if at all. Before heading to Mexico, Jushin Liger defeated Negro Casas for the CMLL World Middleweight Title on May 3rd at the Wrestling Dontaku event. While considered one of the all-time great wrestlers, Jushin Liger also showed great promo and dancing skills. His hypnotic dance moves thrilled numerous fans. He beat La Sombra in the finals of the 2010 Universal tournament, which resulted in his usually great post-victory celebration dance. He survived the Anniversary cage match and left with his mask still on. Successfully defended the CMLL World Middleweight Title against La Sombra in Puebla before heading back to Japan.
13. Ultimo Guerrero (5) – (5’8”, 210 lbs, 20 yr. pro): Continued to hold the CMLL World Heavyweight Title thru all of 2010, extending his title run to over 2 years. He had 5 successful title defenses in 2010 against Hector Garza, Shocker (twice), La Mascara and Misterioso Jr. Part of Los Guerreros Del Atlantida with Atlantis and earlier with Rey Bucanero. Rey Bucanero left the group in the summer to join La Peste Negra after feeling that he wasn’t teaming often with GdA and didn’t like that Olimpico was accepted with open arms by the group despite Olimpico being an “Invasor”. Most likely that spark that Rey Bucanero and Ultimo Guerrero had was lost after their break-up years ago. They teamed a few times in tag matches including wrestling Los Traumas. Ultimo Guerrero also had a feud with Strongman. He was also involved in the two big stip matches were Oriental lost his mask (in Nuevo Laredo) and the Anniversary show at Arena Mexico were Olimpico dropped his mask. On November 2nd, Ultimo Guerrero teamed with Dragon Rojo Jr. to defeat Hector Garza and Mr. Aguila for the CMLL World Tag Team Titles. Dragon Rojo Jr. was invited to join Los Guerreros Del Atlantida and he did so immediately, which resulted in him leaving Poder Mexica high and dry. This resulted in some hard feelings from Sangre Azteca and Misterioso II towards Ultimo Guerrero.
14. Hector Garza (18) – (5’11”, 209 lbs, 18 yr. pro): Started the year as a tecnico in CMLL and as part of the CMLL World Trios Champions with Hijo del Fantasma and La Mascara. He started shows signs of turning rudo as the weeks went along and it became more noticeable after he walked out on his teammates in a match and also he started poking fun of how fat Super Porky was. Garza’s tough love approach on Super Porky resulted in him losing a ton of weight, but apparently this wasn’t taken to kindly by anyone. Garza saved this guy’s life and instead he was portrayed as the bad guy! I mean, C’MON!!! Teamed with Polvora and won the 2010 Gran Alternativa. He turned on La Mascara and El Hijo del Fantasma and cost them the CMLL World Trios Championships against Hiroshi Tanahashi, Taichi and Okumura. He later joined Los Invasores and became one of their leaders. Teamed with Mr. Aguila to capture the CMLL World Tag Team Titles from La Sombra and Volador Jr. on July 16th. The duo had one successful defense against Mistico and Mascara Dorada, but on November 2nd, they dropped the titles to Ultimo Guerrero and Dragon Rojo Jr.
15. Negro Navarro (7) – (5’7”, 198 lbs, 36 yr. pro): Despite being in his 50s, continues to be one of the best technical wrestlers in the world. Holds the Americas Light Heavyweight Title which is primarily a title that was used in his matches against Solar I, but in 2010 he defended it against Angelico and Rammstein. Continues to have his exhibition matches against Solar I. Teams with his sons, Los Traumas, in tag team and trios matches. Teamed with Trauma I in the IWRG IC Tag Team Title Tournament. They lost in the finals to Hijo de Pirata Morgan & Pirata Morgan. Also continued to feud with Black Terry. Wrestles primarily for IWRG, but he’s one of the more in-demand independent wrestlers, so he appears for a number of groups and promoters in Mexico.
16. Negro Casas (1) – (5′ 8”, 185 lbs, 32 yr. pro): Continued to be a part of the popular CMLL rudo faction known as La Peste Negra. He teamed with La Mascara in the National Parejas Increibles Tournament and reached the finals were they lost to Atlantis and Mascara Dorada. On February 14th, 2010, Negro Casas won the CMLL World Middleweight Title from Hijo del Fantasma. Defended the CMLL World Middleweight Title in Japan at the New Japan Wrestling Dontaku show on May 3rd against Jushin “Thunder” Liger. It was a good match and Casas lost the title to Liger. Wrestled in numerous trios matches in CMLL teaming with Felino and Rey Bucanero. They were advised by one of the great minds in the wrestling business, Zacarias El Perico! They challenged for the CMLL World Trios Titles, but later the trio began to feud with Los Invasores. Casas was unsuccessful in dethroning Mascara Dorada for the CMLL World Welterweight Title. The Invasores feud continued and eventually Casas and Charly Manson set-up a hair vs. hair match. Charly Manson won the hair match on October 15th.
17. Virus (22) – (5’5”, 174 lbs, 25 yr. pro): Leader of Los Cancerberos and one of CMLL’s trainers. Considered one of the best wrestlers in Mexico. Tends to be one of the main veteran rudos who is used to elevate new tecnicos. Almost like the guy they must go through to reach semi-main or main event status. Had a couple of good matches over the summer against Valiente. One being a lightning match, followed by a match for the Mexican National Welterweight Title, which he lost. Virus was Demus 3:16′s first single match after moving up to the regular-sized division. Teamed with Cancerbero and Raziel in the tournament for a shot at the Mexican National Trios Titles, but the trio lost in the semifinal.
18. Mascarita Dorada (14) – (4’5”, 110 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Continued to be one of the most entertaining wrestlers in the world. Worked a few shows in Europe that featured El Hijo del Santo, which led to a brief split with CMLL. That didn’t last long as he returned to the promotion. However, as he pointed out while briefly gone from CMLL that he split his time between CMLL and outside projects and that had to be worked out, which it was. While continuing to wrestle in CMLL, he also appeared on MTV2 Lucha Libre USA’s Masked Warriors lucha shows were he feuded with Pequeño Halloween. He beat Pequeño Halloween and a few other minis in a game of high-stakes poker! He also appeared in various indy shows in the US. He was also part of the Lucha Va Voom tours in 2010 were he went under the name Lil’ Chicken and wore a chicken outfit. A must see for any true wrestling fan! His spectacular high-flying often overshadows how good of an all-around performer he is.
19. Chico Che (NR) – (5’8”, 247 lbs, 12 yr. pro): Popular IWRG regular has taken over as everyone’s favorite ‘chubby, loveable’ luchador. He’s one of the best tecnicos in Mexico. Was in one of the better feuds in 2010 against Los Gringos VIP. Teamed with various wrestlers to face that particular group. Lost his hair in a cage match to El Hijo Del Diablo when Gringo Loco got involved and cost him the match. On June 8th won a hair match over Bugambilia at Arena Aficion. Made his first AAA TV appearance teaming with Dr. Cerebro and Cerebro Negro in a match against Gato Eveready, Relampago and Aerostar. Lost his second hair match of 2010 in December to Comando Negro.
20. Valiente (23) – (5’7”, 180 lbs, 14 yr. pro): Continued to improve his body going from a chubby luchador to a ripped one and its helped him with his high-flying moves. He held the Mexican National Welterweight Title throughout 2010 and had 2 successful title defenses against Virus and Dragon Rojo Jr. Also challenged Mephisto for the NWA World Welterweight Title early in 2010. Teamed with La Mascara to take on Dragon Rojo Jr. and Ultimo Guerrero in a CMLL World Tag Team Title match, which they lost. Valiente’s hard work earned him a trip to Japan to compete in New Japan’s Super J Tag Team tournament teaming with Mascara Dorada. They lost to Ryusuke Taguchi and Prince Devitt. Has established himself as a semi-main event tecnico in CMLL.
21. El Hijo del Diablo (NR) – (5’8”, 172 lbs, 31 yr. pro): Leader of Los Gringos VIP. Veteran rudo has been a fixture on the independent circuit for the majority of his career. He’s one of lucha’s better brawlers and has always been great on the mic. His promos often times start as if he’s channeling a radio DJ which can be funny, but he’s shown he would make a really good TV announcer if ever given a chance. Along with Gringo Loco and Avisman feuded with several wrestlers in IWRG from Los Cerebros Terribles to Chico Che to Los Oficiales. Teamed with Gringo Loco in a wild tag match against Dr. Cerebro and Black Terry were the two teams brawled all over Arena Naucalpan. Challenged Dr. Cerebro a few times for the IWRG IC Lightweight Title. The two faced off in a title vs. title match were Dr. Cerebro put up his IWRG IC Lighweight Title and El Hijo Del Diablo put up his WWS Welterweight Title. Lost his hair in a steel cage match to Chico Che on February 28th. Won the Estado de Mexico Trios Titles with Gringo Loco and Avisman in a tournament in April. They had three successful defenses in 2010. Twice against Los Cerebros Terribles and once against Mike Segura & Los Traumas.
22. Charly Manson (NR) – (5’9”, 181 lbs, 20 yr. pro): Enjoyed a pretty incredible year appearing as an independent, followed by a stint in CMLL and returning to AAA. Wrestled early in the year on the independent circuit and primarily for Los Perros Del Mal promotion were he had a bloody feud with X-Fly (El Mosco). They battled in some of the wildest matches in Mexico in 2010. He lost the Mexican National Heavyweight title to X-Fly. He joined the Lucha Libre USA/MTV2 Masked Warriors show as “Charly Malice”. While still appearing on that show, he joined Los Invasores in CMLL. Had a singles match against Mistico and later lost to Averno in a match for the NWA World Historic Middleweight Title. He feuded with La Peste Negra. On October 15th, he won a hair match against Negro Casas. Continued to wrestle in CMLL for a few more weeks and then made a surprise jump back to AAA. Surprising because Charly had left AAA in bad terms when he bailed out from a hair match a few days earlier back in 2009. He debuted as part of Cibernetico’s Bizarros. On an episode of Tercera Caida when asked about his time in CMLL, Charly Manson was very modest and gracious about his time there and felt he didn’t do too much while there, which resulted in Cibernetico, who was seated next to him, praising what he accomplished in his short stint in CMLL. Its a pretty safe bet that Charly’s closed the door with CMLL shut, but it appears he’ll always have a spot in AAA for now and in the future.
23. Blue Panther (32) – (5’7”, 194 lbs, 32 yr. pro): Veteran tecnico continues to be one of the best technical wrestlers in the world. Brings the traditional lucha libre style to the current product and seems to be one of the few guys who’s been able to fit what he does into the current CMLL product. Just watch a trios match with Blue Panther and then watch some of the same group of wrestlers in a match were you take Blue Panther out and substitute him with anyone else and you’ll see a noticeable difference in the match. Wrestled primarily in trios matches but continues to be placed in semi and main event matches.
24. Pierrothito (20) – – (5’1”, 165 lbs, 19 yr. pro): One of the better rudos in Mexico. The current Mexican Lightweight Champion. He defended the title only once in 2010 successfully against Saturno. One of Mascarita Dorada’s top rivals. In 2010 CMLL came up with one of the more creative ideas in pro wrestling as they held a tournament for the wrestlers in the minis division were the grand prize wasn’t just winning a belt, trophy or giant check, but a shot to move up into the regular-sized wrestlers division. The “Torneo Bicentenario” for the minis was held in late August and Pierrothito was ready…He won the first torneo cibernetico on August 17th by last eliminating Bam Bam. He lost to Demus 3:16 in the finals.
25. Oficial 911 (17) – (5’8”, 185 lbs, 9 yr. pro): 26. Oficial AK47 (28) – (5’9”, 190 lbs, 14 yr. pro): 27. Oficial Fierro (25) – (5’8”, 183 lbs, 13 yr. pro): One of the best trios in the world. They’ve been a unit for the past 4 years. They were briefly joined by a fourth member known as Oficial Marshal late in the summer. He was around for only a few weeks. The trio held the IWRG IC Trios Titles. Feuded with Los Gringos VIP and successfully defended the trios titles against them. They later got involved in the AAA vs. IWRG feud. They had one of the best short matches on AAA television when they wrestled Gato Eveready, Laredo Kid and Aerostar. One week later the two teams had a rematch for the IWRG IC Trios Titles in which Los Oficiales won. They also had trios matches against other AAA wrestlers including a match against Los Psycho Circus. In 2009, the trio had a few more individual highlights while in 2010 they spent more time doing things as a unit.
28. Averno (13) – (5’9”, 174 lbs, 14 yr. pro): The leader of Los Hijos del Averno. Continued to hold the NWA World Historic Middleweight Title defending the title successfully only once in 2010 against Charly Manson. His 2010 was probably highlighted by his involvement in the short-lived Mistico rudo run early in the year. He and El Terrible were the two who instigated the Mistico and Volador Jr. feud by them throwing out challenges for their teammates in the National Parejas Increibles tournament. Averno throwing out the challenge for Mistico, while El Terrible threw challenges out for Volador Jr. Averno and Mistico wore awesome matching masks and later in the year when Mistico’s rumored WWE tryout occurred, Averno was one of the other CMLL wrestlers rumored to be there. Was involved in two of the bigger stip matches of 2010 in Nuevo Laredo were El Oriental was the eventual loser and at the cage match at the Anniversary show in September were Olimpico dropped his mask. Lost in the finals of the Copa Jr. tournament on December 25th to Dragon Rojo Jr.
29. Psicosis II (NR) – (5’9”, 181 lbs, ??): Long-time AAA wrestler left the promotion he was most identified with in mid-2009. Wrestled in the independent circuit and in the Perros Del Mal promotion. After working a show with CMLL wrestlers at a show in Nuevo Laredo it seems the invasion angle was concocted at that time. On April 12th, Psicosis II, El Alebrije, Cuije, Histeria and Maniaco did a run-in at the end of the semi-main event match in Puebla attacking CMLL tecnicos, La Sombra, El Hijo del Fantasma & La Mascara. They continued to do run-ins on other CMLL shows and eventually began having matches against CMLL wrestlers. Psicosis II was initially the main leader, but later due to CMLL feeling he wasn’t a big enough star to lead the group, Hector Garza seemed to take on that role after turning rudo. Psicosis II has always been regarded as an average luchador and when the invasion angle started there were some skeptics who felt that the ex-AAA guys, specifically the former Vipers, would get buried or exposed going against CMLL wrestlers. Those skeptics were proven wrong in particular when it came to Psicosis II. While the angle flopped due to CMLL’s poor booking, Psicosis II proved to be quite good in his matches against CMLL wrestlers. Had a good match against La Sombra. Psicosis II challenged for both the CMLL Trios and CMLL World Tag Team titles teaming with other Invasores members.
30. Hijo del Fantasma (35) – (5’11”, 198 lbs, 10 yr. pro): One of CMLL’s young promising stars that they spent 2010 pushing both in singles and in trios matches. Lost the CMLL World Middleweight Title to Negro Casas on February 14th. He was one of the first CMLL tecnicos attacked by Los Invasores in April. Feuded with them on and off in 2010 involved in matches against various members of the group. He had singles matches against Psicosis II and Charly Manson. Lost the CMLL World Trios Titles on May 7th to the Japanese team of Taichi, Tanahashi & Okumura after Hector Garza turned on his partners. Continued to feud with Negro Casas throughout the year.
31. Felino (58) – (5’8”, 189 lbs, 28 yr. pro): Spent the first 3 months of 2010 feuding against La Sombra, which was CMLL’s headline match-up. He teamed with Mr. Niebla to challenge for the CMLL World Tag Team Titles against La Sombra & Volador Jr. As the feud progressed, CMLL decided to have a relevos increibles main event at their first big show of the year, Homenaje A Dos Leyendas, on March 19th. Felino teamed with La Sombra against Mistico and his rival Volador Jr. After Felino and La Sombra lost they faced off in a singles match were Felino lost his mask and revealed his name as Jorge Luis Casas Ruiz. He continued on as a member of La Peste Negra teaming with Mr. Niebla and his brother Negro Casas. Soon the team added Rey Bucanero and Zacarias El Periquito. Continued to feud with a wide array of tecnicos, but also feuded with Los Invasores. He beat El Gallo for the Occidente Light Heavyweight Title in October. Felino also became a CMLL announcer calling matches for the CMLL Guadalajara show airing on Teleformula.
32. La Mascara (81) – (5′ 9”, 187 lbs, 11 yr. pro): One of CMLL’s future stars as they spent 2010 building him up to move up higher on the card. Teamed with Negro Casas in the National Parejas Increibles tournament. They reached the finals were they lost. He was also one of the tecnicos initially attacked by Los Invasores in Puebla and later faced off against them in one of their first Arena Mexico matches. Teamed with Hector Garza and Hijo del Fantasma as the CMLL World Trios Champions, but on May 7th, Hector Garza turned on La Mascara and Hijo del Fantasma costing them the titles in a match against the Japanese trio of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Okumura & Taichi. Two weeks later, La Mascara would reclaim the CMLL World Trios Championship when he teamed with Mascara Dorada and La Sombra to beat the Japanese trio. The trio successfully defended the titles on 4 occasions in 2010. He did well in several of CMLL’s other tournaments including reaching the finals in a trios tournament and reaching the semifinals in the Universal tournament, losing to Jushin “Thunder” Liger. Beat Volador Jr. for the Mexican National Welterweight Title on October 5th. Also challenged for the CMLL World Title against Ultimo Guerrero. Quite the big push for La Mascara and he’s improved in the ring.
33. Pequeño Halloween (NR) – (5’2”, 148 lbs, 12 yr. pro): Mini luchador spent 2010 wrestling for various independent lucha promotions in Mexico and the U.S. Wrestled primarily on Perros Del Mal shows were he teams with Cachorro del Mal teammate Mr. Aguilita against a variety of mini tecnicos. He also wrestled at some of the Lucha Va Voom shows. One of Mascarita Dorada’s top rivals as the two still continued to have matches despite Peq. Halloween not being in CMLL. However, he will perhaps be remembered for being the stand-out on the 1st season of MTV2′s Masked Warriors show. After an argument while playing poker against other mini luchadores were he accused Mascarita Dorada of cheating, he proceeded to spank Rebecca Reyes booty, who at the time was interviewing Magno. On the following episode, he shows up backstage while Rebecca’s trying to interview Octagoncito and demands a kiss, but she tells him to leave her alone and he obliges. She receives a phone call from a friend about going out for drinks later and Pequeño Halloween over hears this conversation and realizes this is his chance! Pequeño Halloween ends up marrying a drunk Rebecca Reyes with an Elvis impersonator performing the ceremony. Next day, Rebecca Reyes awakens shocked that her face is painted just like Pequeño Halloween’s. This later led to poor Mascarita Dorada having to hear Rebecca Reyes complain about being tricked into marriage. Mascarita Dorada consoling Rebecca Reyes is interrupted by Pequeño Halloween as he informs Rebecca Reyes that his mom wants grandchildren and then he beats up Mascarita Dorada and then tells Rebecca she better go home and cook him dinner! Since that time Rebecca Reyes, also known as Reby Sky has been cheating on Pequeño Halloween as she’s rumored to be dating Matt Hardy. Surely Hardy will get his comeuppance from our hero, Pequeño Halloween! Thanks to Reby Sky for the videos!
34. Jack Evans (27) – (5’8”, 165 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Continues to be very popular since his tecnico turn in mid 2009. Part of the tecnicos who usually come in to save and stand side-by-side with Joaquin Roldan whenever the Foreign Legion/Sociedad are around. Won the AAA Cruiserweight Title at Triplemania XVIII in a 4-way match. Early in the year didn’t seem to be pleased in AAA and seemed to be counting the time left on his contract, but seems to have calmed down since then. Started tagging more often with Extreme Tiger. The two went to Japan as part of the NOAH 4th NTV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League. They continued teaming in AAA and became top contenders to the AAA World Tag Team Titles.
35. Mephisto (37) – (5’9”, 198 lbs, 22 yr. pro): Part of the CMLL rudo faction known as Los Hijos del Averno. He’s best known teaming with Averno in tag matches and then joined by Ephesto in trios matches were they’re also known as “La Triada del Terror”. Top challenger to virtually every title in CMLL. Succesfully defended the NWA World Historic Welterweight Title against Valiente & La Mascara. Had a bit of a scare late in the year after suffering an injury during a match, but he only missed a few days. Began a feud late in 2010 with Hijo del Fantasma that many felt would lead to an eventual mask match between the two.
36. Amapola (39) – (5’3”, 130 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Might have replaced Fabi Apache as the best female wrestler in Mexico and you can make a pretty good argument for her probably being the best in the world. The best ruda in Mexico. Has had a long reign as the CMLL World Women’s Champion that has spanned a little over 3 years. She succesfully defended her title against Marcela, Lady Apache and Tiffany. Has had a long-running feud with Marcela which have resulted in some of the better women’s matches in Mexico. She also feuded with Tiffany and Estrellita who came in to represent Los Invasores.
37. Chessman (40) – (6’0”, 231 lbs, 14 yr. pro): Part of Konnan’s Foreign Legion and also part of the group “La Sociedad”. Traveled to Japan to wrestle for All Japan Pro Wrestling’s March PPV were he teamed with Dark Ozz against Bushi & Kiyoshi. Won the 2010 Rey de Reyes final beating Marco Corleone and Hernandez. As the winner, he earned a shot at the AAA Mega Title, which I don’t believe he ever got. Chessman basically does the Foreign Legion/Sociedad’s dirty work. Teamed mostly with other group members like Hernandez, L.A. Park and El Zorro. Lost a match to Takashi Suguira in a GHC Heavyweight Title match in Mexico.
38. Freelance (16) – (5’1”, 125 lbs, 9 yr. pro): High-flyer that continued to compete primarily for IWRG. Always involved in some pretty exciting matches. Teams regularly with Mike “El Suicida” Segura. Was involved in the AAA vs. IWRG feud and they even held a match that featured Evans, Laredo Kid & Superfly vs. Freelance, Suicida & Dr. Cerebro, which is surely a dream match for some folks. Due to the AAA/IWRG relationship he also started wrestling lower on the card due to the main events usually featuring AAA wrestlers. He lost a hair match to Comando Negro on October 10th in Arena Naucalpan.
39. Cassandro (31) – (5’5”, 170 lbs, 21 yr. pro): Made an appearance for Ring Of Honor in Charlotte at an event called “The Big Bang” on April 3, 2010. He was brought in as part of Ring Of Honor’s attempt to attract more of the Hispanic audience. They also brought along Super Parka, Blue Demon Jr., Misterioso and Magno, but it was Cassandro who impressed the most. Suffered a severe knee injury in his match against Rhett Titus that required re-constructive surgery. Missed a large portion of the year rehabbing his knee. Came back in October and looked like he didn’t miss any time. Wrestled on some Lucha Va Voom shows. One of the better all-around performers in lucha libre.
40. Decnnis (NR) – (5’8”, 179 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Formerly managed by El Guapito, but he was in limbo early in 2010 in AAA really not in anything. Was put into a storyline were he was frustrated with how he was being held down by AAA and wanted to prove that he deserved a shot. This soon led to him recruiting other midcarders to revolt against AAA’s “powers-that-be” (or is it “powers-that-pee”? Hmmm…). He became the leader of a group called “La Milicia” and dumped the pretty boy gear in favor of military-type gear. This resulted in Decnnis continuing to work in midcard matches, but he also got more TV time. Soon joined Dorian Roldan and Konnan’s “La Sociedad” group to battle AAA. Was part of the IWRG vs. AAA feud. He challenged Dr. Cerebro for a Welterweight Title in a pretty good match.
41. El Hijo del Texano (8) – (6’1”, 220 lbs, 12 yr. pro): Member of Los Hijos del Averno rudo faction in CMLL. He’s the frequent tag team partner of El Terrible. The duo wrestled for New Japan in 2010 challenging for the IWGP Tag Team Titles and later as part of the G-1 Tag League tournament. Has had an on-again, off-again long running feud with former teammate Maximo. When Los Invasores storyline was going strong, El Texano Jr. and El Terrible were in favor of the group despite others in CMLL siding against the Invasores. After a really long reign as NWA World Light Heavyweight champion, he lost the title to Shocker on December 12th at Arena Mexico. Along with El Terrible, Texano Jr’s hair is one of the bigger prizes in Mexico. He seems to be a guy on the cusp of being a superstar in Mexico.
42. Atlantis (46) – (5’8”, 202 lbs, 27 yr. pro): Part of Los Guerreros del Atlantida with Ultimo Guerrero. Faction went from having Rey Bucanero, to him leaving, later teasing Olimpico possibly rejoining to later adding Dragon Rojo Jr. Wore his traditional tecnico mask and gear while teaming with tecnico, Mascara Dorada in the National Parejas Increibles tournament, which the duo eventually won by beating Negro Casas and La Mascara. Atlantis mask is usually the one that most believe is the next big mask to drop due to how significant of a career he’s had and he’s the longest-tenured masked wrestler in CMLL. A top challenger to the Mexican National Light Heavyweight title, he challenged for the title twice in 2010 unsuccessfully, losing to Volador Jr. and later to La Mascara in title matches. When Rayo De Jalisco Jr. made his CMLL return, he wanted a mask vs. mask match with Atlantis, but that never happened. On December 12th won the Lucha Libre Azteca Title in a three-way against Blue Panther & Hector Garza.
43. Stuka Jr. (29) – (5’9”, 190 lbs, 6 yr. pro): Won the Mexican National Trios Championship with Metro & Mascara Dorada on January 6th in Arena Coliseo in the tournament final to crown new champions against the trio of Poder Mexica (Sangre Azteca, Dragon Rojo Jr. & Misterioso Jr.). Those two trios continued to feud over the titles up until Poder Mexica broke up. Teamed with Ultimo Guerrero in the National Parejas Increibles tournament in January as well. In Guadalajara, Stuka Jr. teamed with Metal Blanco in a feud against Exterminador & Mascara Magica that led to a mask vs. hair match. Stuka Jr. and Metal Blanco came out of that match victorious. Later in the year, CMLL remembered that Stuka Jr. and Fuego held the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles and realized they could save some time by just holding a tournament to create #1 contenders to those belts. Delta & Diamante won the tournament and earned the right to enter another tournament…I’m joking…they earned a shot at the belts. Stuka Jr. & Fuego successfully defended the titles against the young tecnico team on October 24th at Arena Coliseo. After Mascara Dorada decided to vacate his part of the Mexican National Trios Championship, Stuka Jr. and Metro were left without a partner, so CMLL decided to hold a fan voting poll on their site that Delta won. Stuka Jr. is one of CMLL’s better tecnicos. He gets a pretty good push in the promotion, but he’s never really been put at the top of the cards. He seems to be a guy they like as a semi main-eventer.
44. Aerostar (45) – (5’7”, 152 lbs, 7 yr. pro): One of the best and most innovative high-flyers in the world. Part of La Real Fuerza Aerea in AAA. He held the AAA mixed Tag Team Titles with Fabi Apache until they lost the titles to Alex Koslov & Christina Von Eerie on July 2nd. Aerostar started jumping off higher and riskier spots like the lighting contraptions used in some buildings. Teaming with Gato Eveready and members of La Real Fuerza Aerea battled Los Oficiales for the IWRG IC Trios Titles. He later was betrayed by Super Fly, who turned rudo and joined La Milicia and La Sociedad. Always involved in some fun matches.
45. Trauma I (53) – (5’10”, 198 lbs, 9 yr. pro): Frequently teams with brother, Trauma I and his father, Negro Navarro. He’s the bigger and stronger of the Traumas. Teamed with Negro Navarro to challenge for the vacated IWRG IC Tag Team Titles. They lost in the finals to Pirata Morgan and Hijo de Pirata Morgan on January 31st. Teamed with his brother to face off against Rey Bucanero & Ultimo Guerrero. He beat Angelico for the Americas Light Heavyweight Title in Arena Naucalpan on March 11th, 2010. Not only wrestled for IWRG, but for other independent promotions like DTU, and IWL. Has also been involved in the AAA vs. IWRG feud. He succesfully defended the Americas Light heavyweight Title against Ultimo Gladiador. Los Traumas as independents faced a wide array of competition in 2010 as they not only wrestled independents, but were also involved in matches featuring wrestlers from AAA and CMLL.
46. Gato Eveready (80) – (5′ 9”, 174 lbs, 13 yr pro): Long-time AAA mid-carder and one of the better performers in the promotion. He primarily wrestled in mid-card matches teaming with other AAA tecnicos against trios like The Psycho Circus and later against La Milicia. Early in the year it appeared that Gato Eveready wasn’t appearing much on TV. He then benefited from the new working relationship between AAA and IWRG. Teamed with members of La Real Fueza Aerea in IWRG against the awesome trio of Los Oficiales. Challenged for the IWRG IC Trios Titles against Los Oficiales. Gato also competed in the Copa High Power at Arena Naucalpan. Also wrestled in a number of mixed trios matches.
47. Cerebro Negro (42) – (5’7”, 182 lbs, 19 yr. pro): Long-time IWRG regular and teammate of Dr. Cerebro. One of the better independent wrestlers in Mexico. Along with Black Terry, Dr. Cerebro and Cerebro Negro form the trio known as Los Terrible Cerebros which happen to be one of the better trios in Mexico. Trio feuded with Los Gringos VIP over the Distrito Federal Trios Titles. This was one of the better feuds in Mexico in 2010. Lost his hair to Fantasma de La Opera in a mask vs. hair match on March 28th, 2010. A big John Cena fan, who in the past would wear similar gear and use Cena’s entrance music for himself.
48. Trauma II (15) – (5’9”, 154 lbs, 8 yr. pro): Second generation wrestler worked primarily in trios and tag team matches in 2010 w/ his brother Trauma I and with father, Negro Navarro. Was involved in feuds with Los Terrible Cerebros, Los Oficiales, and Los Gringos VIP. Los Traumas also wrestled at an indy show against Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucanero. Wrestles mostly for IWRG and other independent promotions. Los Traumas made an appearance at Arena Mexico for one of Ultimo Dragon’s shows and quickly squashed any thought of them joining CMLL. La Dinastia de la Muerte also started having matches with other families in wrestling on the indy circuit as they faced the Apaches and on Christmas day wrestled Felino, Tiger Kid and Puma King.
49. Gringo Loco (NR) – (5’8”, 175 lbs, 10 yr. pro): Chicago native was part of the awesome IWRG rudo trio known as Los Gringos VIP with El Hijo del Diablo and Avisman. The trio feuded with practically everyone in IWRG. They had a fun feud against popular IWRG local, Chico Che which resulted in some great brawls. However, it was a feud with the team of Dr. Cerebro and Black Terry that really brought the best out of him. The two teams had great matches that usually included everyone brawling throughout Arena Naucalpan. He was alos part of great trios matches against Los Terrible Cerebros, Los Oficiales, and a wide assortment of make-shift IWRG tecnico trios. One of the overlook things that Gringo Loco did in 2010 was his charity work at Arena Naucalpan as he was prone to tossing tortillas to hungry fans and even offered them cactus leaves (nopales), so they could have a complete meal for FREE! His look and ring-style reminds some of the late “American Love Machine” Art Barr.
50. TJP (NR) – (5’7”, 172 lbs, 11 yr. pro): TJP appeared in numerous independent wrestling promotions and had a pretty great run on various lucha shows. Had a pretty fun match against a SoCal regular opponent, Scorpio Sky on an edition of the Viva La Lucha PPVs. Match was from an FMLL show. Also made a few appearances for the Perros Del Mal promotion with two of his matches airing on the Viva La Lucha PPVs. He got a good match out of Mr. Aguila one one of the shows. He also appeared on the MTV2 Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors TV series as the masked “Sydistiko” and was one of the bright spots on that show as a conniving, psychotic heel, who led a rudo faction called “Treachery”. As the first season of the show came to an end, he would not return to the promotion. TJP also wrestled for the Lucha Va Voom promotion as “El Bombero”.
51. X-Fly (NR) – (5’6”, 180 lbs, 15 yr. pro): Very talented wrestler, who’s looks can be a bit deceiving due to his weight, but he’s very good at adapting to whatever style of match he is in. He’s probably best known now for being in hardcore matches. Feud with Charly Manson early in 2010 was one of the highlights in the Perros Del Mal promotion. Their bloody feud had both men put their bodies through the grinder as they fought in several hardcore matches. X-Fly won the Mexican National Heavyweight title on February 20th from Charly Manson. This led to many rematches highlighted by a hair match which X-Fly lost. X-Fly then took his hardcore style to various promotions besides Los Perros Del Mal promotion. He made his way to AAA, also appeared on the Viva La Lucha Pay-Per-Views, XLAW, IWRG, IWL and other independent promotions. He beat Zumbido in a hair match on September 28th. He was also on the winning team of Perros Del Mal members who snapped The Psycho Circus undefeated streak!
52. Dragon Rojo Jr. (64) – (5’10”, 175 lbs, 9 yr. pro): For most of 2010 was part of Poder Mexica with Sangre Azteca and Misterioso Jr. in CMLL. He’s one of the few, younger rudos who has received a push in CMLL. Mostly due to having the type of look that CMLL is fond of. His in-ring performances are still really inconsistent, but he’s been fortunate to be part of two trios that feature better workers were he doesn’t expose himself as much. Challenged Mascara Dorada for the CMLL Super Lighweight Title and was unsuccessful on both occasions. He later challenged Valiente for the Mexican National Welterweight Title and again was unsuccessful. Despite being on the losing end of practically every title match he was in for most of 2010, he at least got to show his physique in the CMLL bodybuilding competition, but I think he even lost that. He was invited to join Los Guerreros del Atlantida and immedately accepted leaving his Poder Mexica teammates high and dry. His losing streak in title matches continued in a trios title match in which he teamed with his new compadres, Ultimo Guerrero and Atlantis. This prompted everyone to believe Dragon Rojo Jr. was cursed. He got yet another shot at a championship, when he and Ultimo Guerrero challenged for the CMLL World Tag Team Title. We all figured they’d lose, but in a stunning surprise Dragon Rojo Jr’s losing streak would end and he and Ultimo Guerrero WON the tag team titles from Hector Garza and Mr. Aguila! The duo would even successfully defend the tag team titles, not once, not twice, but THRICE! Three times! Dragon Rojo Jr. even won the Copa Jr. tournament, which was one of the 13-15 prestigious tournaments held by CMLL in 2010. While many were disappointed with Dragon Rojo Jr’s decision to leave Poder Mexica, it proved to be the right decision.
53. El Terrible (30) – (6’1”, 231 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Along with Hijo del Texano comprises one of the more formidable tag teams in Mexico. He’s also part of the CMLL rudo faction known as “Los Hijos Del Averno”. El Terrible teamed with Volador Jr. in the National Parejas Increibles tournament and was one of the instigators in getting Mistico and Volador Jr. to begin feuding. Along with Hijo del Texano, traveled to Japan to challenge Team No Limit for the IWGP Tag Team Titles. They were unsuccessful in winning the titles, but they made their way back to Japan later in the year in the G1 Tag League tournament. They finished 5th in their block. Terrible and Hijo del Texano continued to terrorize tecnicos in CMLL.
54. Fabi Apache (12) – (5’3”, 139 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Continued her feud with Sexy Star. She also feuded with The Foreign Legion due to Sexy Star asking Konnan to help her out which resulted in Jennifer Blake, Rain and later Christina Von Eerie and Alex Koslov to get involved in the feud with Fabi. Fabi teamed with sister, Mari Apache, and Cinthia Moreno against the female Foreign Legion contingent. Whenever Koslov was involved Fabi was aided by Aerostar, who together held the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles. Sexy Star challenged the Apache Sisters and Cinthia Moreno to a match were the loser would have to be a maid for the winning team. Match was held at Triplemania XVIII as Cinthia Moreno and the Apache sisters met the team of Sexy Star, Jennifer Blake and Christina Von Eerie. Mari Apache ended up being the loser of the match and she had to serve as a maid for the Foreign Legion. Too add more insult to the Apaches, Alex Koslov and Christina Von Eerie beat Fabi Apache and Aerostar for the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles on July 2nd in Campeche. Fabi would later gain some revenge when she teamed with Pimpinela Escarlata to win back the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles on October 1st.
55. Comando Negro (NR) – (??, ??, 1 yr. pro): Young IWRG regular had an incredible 2010. Trained by Avisman and Black Terry. Primarily wrestled the opening or second match early in the year, but by summer time he started being placed in higher profile matches. While looking at his run from January thru September, you’d have to wonder why he made this list, but it was his final three months were he truly shined. He won 4 stipulation matches. He first won a hair match against IWRG veteran and favorite, Freelance on October 10th. He followed that up by taking the mask of Arlequin Negro in IWRG’s annual Castillo del Terror on November 4th. In December he beat fan favorite Chico Che in a hair match, and followed that up by winning a bloody mask match against El Pollo.
56. Pequeño Warrior (NR) – (5’5”, 154 lbs, 15 yr. pro): A great year for the veteran mini luchador. CMLL mini rudo won two torneo ciberneticos early in the year at Arena Mexico. Began a feud with Steeler’s fan, Bracito de Oro. They had two lightning matches that Bracito de Oro won, so it eventually led to a mask vs. mask match. On April 30th, the two would finally settle their feud in a mask vs. mask match. Pequeño Warrior was victorious. Spent most of the time after that wrestling in trios matches. Eventually a new rival would pop-up in young, mini tecnico, Electrico. The two battled in a mask vs. mask match at the December 3rd Sin Salida show. Pequeño Warrior lost the match to Electrico.
57. Nicho El Millonario (57) – (6’0”, 196 lbs, 22 yr. pro): One-half of La Hermandad 187 with Joe Lider. The duo started the year as the AAA World Tag Team Champions. Originally rudos and siding with Konnan and The Foreign Legion, La Hermandad 187 had to remind Konnan that they were “thugs for hire” available to help anyone for the right price. This upset Konnan. Nicho and Joe Lider helped Pimpinela Escarlata in a match that would allow Pimpinela to join Los Wagnermaniacos. Los the AAA World Tag Team Titles on March 19th to Taiji Ishimori & Takeshi Morishima, who were members of The Foreign Legion. This was considered Konnan’s way of punishing La Hermandad 187. Nicho and Lider eventually decided to side with AAA against The Foreign Legion and later La Sociedad. On August 15th, Nicho and Lider lost a tag match in Tijuana were the losing team had to wrestle in a hair match. Nicho beat Lider in that match. The feud with La Sociedad would lead to several attacks on La Hermandad 187 with the most notable one being before a September 19th encounter with Silver Kain and Ultimo Gladiador for the AAA World Tag Team Titles. El Zorro attacked Nicho and this forced Joe Lider to go out and wrestle on his own against the AAA World Tag Team Champs. Nicho’s feud with El Zorro eventually led to a hair match in Ciudad Juarez which Nicho lost on October 30th. Continued to feud with La Sociedad at the tail-end of 2010.
58. Sangre Azteca (26) – (5’7”, 178 lbs, 14 yr. pro): Always seems to place high on lists about who is the most underutilized wrestler in CMLL. Very talented rudo that seems to be stuck in the same spot no matter what changes higher on the card. Was the leader of Poder Mexica and when Dragon Rojo Jr. left to join Los Guerreros Del Atlantida placed all the blame on Ultimo Guerrero. Tried to keep the unit together with Misterioso Jr., but they soon split up as well and there was for a very short period of time some back and forth talk between the former members of this trio having some type of match to settle their differences.
59. Misterioso Jr. (52) – (5’9”, 209 lbs, 16 yr. pro): Former member of the CMLL rudo trio called “Poder Mexica” with Sangre Azteca and Dragon Rojo Jr. The trio feuded with Mascara Dorada, Metro & Stuka Jr. over the Mexican National Trios Titles. Poder Mexica was one of the better trios in Mexico until in November, Dragon Rojo Jr. left to join Los Guerreros Del Atlantida. Dragon Rojo Jr.’s decision upset both Sangre Azteca and Misterioso Jr. They both placed all the blame on Ultimo Guerrero. Misterioso Jr. wanted a title match against Ultimo Guerrero to prove that he was at his level. Rather than continue with Poder Mexica, Misterioso Jr. left and briefly attempted to form his own faction known as La Pandilla del Yoghurt, which comes from his nickname, “El Rey del Yoghurt”. Misterioso Jr. never completed the faction due to CMLL not having a weekend available to hold a 16-man Kings of Yoghurt tournament to find members of the team. CMLL instead went with the Copa Jr. tournament. Misterioso Jr. eventually got a shot at Ultimo Guerrero for the CMLL World Title, but was unsuccessful in that match.
60. Billy Boy (55) – (5’6”, 163 lbs, 13 yr. pro): Once the focus in the Apache family feud was re-directed to Fabi Apache vs. Sexy Star, Billy Boy spent most of his time wrestling in undercard matches. Being in no storylines led to Billy Boy growing a beard, which revealed to be his saving grace as he looked similar to Manuel “Mocho” Cota. He even teamed often with Tigre Cota (Mocho Cota’s son). In July joined a new group called “La Milicia” (The Militia) consisting of Decnnis, Tigre Cota and later Alan Stone, Chris Stone, Tito Santana II and Superfly. The faction would later form an alliance with Dorian Roldan and Konnan as part of “La Sociedad”.
61. Silver Kain (76) – (5’9”, 216 lbs, 25 yr. pro): Changed his name from “Silver King” to “Silver Kain” (or Silver Cain depending on who’s spelling it) as a way to continue to wear a mask, since “Silver Kain” would be considered a new character. Not the level of worker he use to be when he was younger. He began 2010 as a member of los Wagnermaniacos with his brother (Dr. Wagner Jr.), Ultimo Gladiador and Electroshock. The faction would turn on Dr. Wagner Jr. after Electroshock won the AAA World Title at Rey de Reyes and rename themselves Los Maniacos. Silver Kain and Ultimo Gladiador became a regular tag team in AAA and started feuding with La Hermandad 187. While this was going on, Silver Kain made a surprise return at Arena Naucalpan when he stole some beer from some fan and challenged Los Junior Dinamitas. This was the start of the IWRG/AAA working agreement. Silver Kain and Ultimo Gladiador won the AAA World Tag Team Titles at Triplemania XVIII in a four-way match. The Junior Dinamitas made their way ringside after this 4-way and issued a challenge to the newly crowned champions. On June 24th in Arena Naucalpan, Silver Kain won the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Title from Mascara Año 2000 Jr. Silver Kain continued to feud with his brother, Dr. Wagner Jr. and at Verano de Escandalo was in a 3-way match that included Vampiro for the AAA World Title. Dr. Wagner Jr. won the match, but afterwards Silver Kain played an audiotape for Dr. Wagner Jr., where their father claimed Silver Kain was the better wrestler. Dr. Wagner Jr. did not believe it. They had a singles match at Heroes Inmortales IV for the AAA World Title which Dr. Wagner Jr. won. Los Maniacos would later join La Sociedad, but Electroshock decided against it, so he got kicked out of the group. Silver Kain and Ultimo Gladiador continued at the top of AAA’s tag team scene.
62. Pimpinela Escarlata (36) – (5’9”, 189 lbs, 22 yr. pro): In 2009, Pimpinela was in one of the better storylines in lucha libre that went nowhere. After being disappointed with no end result to the Pimpinela and Gato Eveready storyline, AAA did continue to push Pimpinela Escarlata. Pimpi wanted to join Los Wagnermaniacos, but they refused to accept him as a team member. Los Wagnermaniacos told Pimpi that if he could find two partners and beat them in a trios match that then he could join the team. Pimpinela recruited La Hermandad 187 to help him and they were able to beat them on March 12th. After Los Wagnermaniacos all turned on Dr. Wagner Jr., Doc created a new version of that group with Pimpinela Escarlata and Octagon. In Monterrey, Pimpinela feuded with Rey Sagitario and won a hair match against him on March 28th. He also took the mask of Black Mamba, who was revealed to NOT be Kobe Bryant, in April in Nuevo Laredo. Pimpi was on the losing team at Triplemania XVIII were each team’s second had their hair on the line. Pimpi’s team was representing Pierro, while the winning team of Foreign Legion members represented Hijo del Tirantes. Pimpinela teamed with Fabi Apache to win the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles from Alex Koslov and Christina Von Eerie at the Heroes Inmortales IV event.
63. Rey Bucanero (NR) – (5’10″, 207 lbs, 19 yr. pro): Began the year as a member of Los Guerreros del Atlantida. He challenged Ephesto for the CMLL Light Heavyweight Title as they had previously feuded in 2009 and in their last singles match, Rey Bucanero had suffered an injury, so the storyline was that he blamed Ephesto for the injury. He lost the match. He would soon start wearing a pirate outfit AND THEN THE MOST AMAZING THING IN WRESTLING HISTORY HAPPENED, he was joined by a mini parrot! Not a real parrot, but a vertically challenged person dressed in a parrot outfit! This became the greatest thing to hit lucha libre. Rey Bucanero and El Perico, who later was renamed Zacarias El Perico, would run roughshod over the lucha libre scene kicking butt from Mexico City to Puebla to Guadalajara. They became an unstoppable duo. Rey Bucanero left Los Guerreros Del Atlantida because he had an awesome parrot, fuck those guys! Negro Casas and Felino saw just how awesome this duo was and had them join La Peste Negra. La Peste Negra continued as a fun act and Bucanero took over Mr. Niebla’s spot whenver Mr. Niebla had to tend to his “knee injury”. The parrot at one point challenged Mistico to a mask vs. feathers match, but Mistico being a coward, decided he’d rather go to WWE and never accepted his challenge. Rey Bucanero and the rest of La Peste Negra began to feud with Los Invasores. While they were feuding, Rey Bucanero helped train El Perico to win the annual CMLL bodybuilding competition, but El Perico was robbed when Dr. Lucha fixed the results in favor of Rush. I’m on to you, DR LUCH! After the disappointment of El Perico losing the bodybuilding competition, Rey Bucanero went on to win a hair match against Mr. Aguila on December 3rd at the Sin Piedad show.
64. El Hijo del Santo (41) – (5’7”, 185 lbs, 29 yr. pro): Continued to work independent and on a limited schedule in Mexico. Primarily wrestled for Los Perros Del Mal promotion while in Mexico. His schedule is far more frequent outside of Mexico as he wrestles in the US and at times in Europe. Still one of the better performers in Mexico. As with other top names, his drawing ability dipped a bit in 2010. He also had a legal battle with AAA claiming that he wasn’t paid for his appearance at Triplemania XVIII and also felt he should get paid revenue generated from that event for the use of his likeness. The legal battle led to a bit of a back and forth between him and Dorian Roldan, which also included a brief encounter at the Lucha Libre Expo in July were the two, according to Roldan, exchanged words. El Hijo del Santo writes an article for a magazine in Mexico and also has a store were he sells Santo merchandise. He also joined twitter and tweets so often that thecubsfan had to unfollow him!
65. Bam Bam (59) – (5’3”, 152 lbs, 8 yr. pro): Continued holding the CMLL Mini’s title throughout 2010. Defended the title only once in 2010, so that helped. His lone title defense was a win against Pequeño Nitro. He followed up that win with a victory in a hair match against Pequeño Violencia the following night. His longstanding feud with Demus 3:16 continued in 2010. He lost a hair match to Demus 3:16 in July. In August, Bam Bam and several other minis would get a shot at moving into the regular-sized division of luchadores. Bam Bam being one of the taller mini tecnicos and having the high-flying style that CMLL is pushing with their tecnicos seemed like a slam dunk pick to go into the finals, but he lost to Pierrothito in the torneo cibernetico to determine one of the finalist. He continues to be one of the more talented wrestlers in CMLL, but late in the year CMLL started pushing some of the newer minis like Electrico and Astral.
66. Marco Corleone (63) – (6’6”, 265 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Spent the first couple of months as part of AAA. Reached the finals of Rey de Reyes were he and Hernandez eventually lost to Chessman. Corleone soon left AAA and joined the independents were he primarily wrestled on Perros Del Mal shows. He would soon re-emerge on MTV2 and Lucha Libre USA’s Masked Warriors show. He was one of the notable bright spots on the shows. Had feuds with Lizmark Jr. and Tinieblas Jr. on the show. He also had a sidekick on the show named Solid, who was portrayed by a good friend of Marco’s named Chris Long. The two had good chemistry as Corleone played the role of the jock and Solid was the comedy guy always having a snack or getting picked on by the rudos. Sadly, Long was shot and killed outside a strip club he was working at as a bouncer on Nov. 21, 2010. Corleone continued to split his time between Mexico and the U.S.
67. Maximo (83) – (5′ 7”, 176 lbs, 11 yr. pro): CMLL’s exotico moved up to working more headline matches. Early in 2010, he was rumored to be leaving CMLL to become an independent, but got cold feet and decided to stay in CMLL. Was part of one of the better gimmicks in recent years when he and Mr. Niebla formed a tag team known as “La Peste del Amor” (Love Plague). The duo teamed for the National Parejas Increibles tournament and fans liked them enough that CMLL kept them together longer. Could have been a top act for CMLL, but Mr. Niebla went on hiatus and they never reformed the team again. Feuded with New Japan’s Taichi after Taichi disapproved of Maximo’s exotico behavior. Maximo won a hair match on June 6th against Taichi. He wrestled the rest of 2010 in semi-main or main event matches. Uses the flying butt-bump, surely in honor of Shiro Koshinaka!
68. Super Crazy (75) – (5’9”, 210 lbs, 23 yr. pro): Traveled quite a bit in 2010 splitting his time primarily between Japan, Mexico, and the U.S. Wrestled at the PWG Kurt Russelmania show on January 30th, 2010 against Human Tornado. Also wrestled for Dragon Gate USA in a 4-way match. He also had a few Japan tours with All Japan Pro Wrestling and later wrestled in Tajiri’s SMASH promotion. In Mexico, he wrestled primarily for the Perros Del Mal promotion. He was part of the group of Perros that made their way to the ring during the La Parka vs. L.A. Park at Triplemania XVIII. As part of Los Perros Del Mal joined La Sociedad and feuded with AAA. Also wrestled for XLAW. In December wrestled in Chile for the XNL promotion.
69. La Parka (AAA) (NR) – (6’0”, 216 lbs, 23 yr. pro): One of the more popular characters in AAA. After years of being referred to as La Parka by AAA and at some points being given credit for accomplishments done by his predecessor, the original La Parka, the fans finally got a feud that they had been waiting for, for many years. At the Rey de Reyes show L.A. Park was brought in as a surprise for La Parka. L.A. Park would soon attack La Parka. They would finally face-off in a match-up that might have been 3 to 5 years to late, but nevertheless still something fans wanted to watch, at Triplemania XVIII. The match was considered MOTY worthy due to the incredible beatdown handed to La Parka by L.A. Park. The decisive win by L.A. Park probably hurt this feud as AAA switched the two over to different opponents. La Parka had an eventual split with friend, Cibernetico after doubting if he could truly trust him. This was his big feud to end 2010 and continued into 2011.
70. Marcela (56)– (5′ 1”, 130 lbs, 26 yr. pro): Marcela continued 2010 as the top tecnica in CMLL’s Women’s division. She’s surpassed Dark Angel, who splits her time between CMLL and TNA and Lady Apache, who missed the second half of the year due to being pregnant. One of the better female wrestlers in the world. Wrestles mostly in trios matches. Continued her feud with CMLL’s top ruda, Amapola. On March 16th, challenged Amapola for the CMLL Women’s Title. She was unsuccessful in that match. Amapola vs. Marcela has become the marquee women’s match-up in Mexico as they tend to have good matches. She later feuded with Estrellita and Tiffany, who came in to represent Los Invasores within the women’s division.
71. Mr. Aguila (NR) – (5’10”, 200 lbs, 17 yr. pro): Former member of Los Perros Del Mal. Had a pretty good match against TJP. Left the Perros Del Mal promotion in May. Made his CMLL return by attacking La Sombra and aligning himself with Los Invasores. Later on, he was joined by a former Perros Del Mal teammate, Hector Garza in Los Invasores group. The two teamed up and won the CMLL World Tag Team Titles from La Sombra and Volador Jr. on July 16th at Arena Mexico. They would later lose the titles to Ultimo Guerrero and Dragon Rojo Jr. on November 2nd at Arena Coliseo. Along with other Invasores, feuded with La Peste Negra. Mr. Aguila was matched up against Rey Bucanero. The feud led to a hair match between the two at the December 3rd Sin Piedad show which was considered a letdown by many fans. Mr. Aguila lost and had his signature mohawk shaved off.
72. Superfly (NR) – (5’6”, 180 lbs., 7 yr. pro): Spent most of 2010 as part of AAA’s Real Fuerza Aerea with Laredo Kid and Aerostar. Lost numerous times to the Psycho Circus. Trio then headed to Arena Naucalpan as part of the IWRG vs. AAA feud and wrestled Los Oficiales. Continued to be indifferent with what Laredo Kid and Aerostar were doing and didn’t like hearing Octagon’s advice. Basically the continuation of his heel turn that had gone on for about 2 years. During another segment were Octagon is giving Superfly and Aerostar more advice, Superfly revealed he was the one who had attacked Octagon and he along with La Milicia proceeded to beatdown Octagon and Aerostar. Superfly would officially join La Milicia and be a part of La Sociedad.
73. Turbo (NR) – (5’3”, 137 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Exciting high-flyer was trained by Skayde. Held the NWA Mexican Welterweight Title throughout 2010. Competes in various independent promotions and made several appearances on Perros Del Mal shows. Had an exciting series of singles matches with rival, Black Thunder. The two had a match on January 31st that was considered a 2010 Match Of The Year candidate. Wrestled on two shows at the Lucha Libre Expo in Centro Banamex on July 23rd in a tag team match and successfully defended the NWA Mexican Welterweight title against Templario.
74. Extreme Tiger (86) – (5′ 3”, 148 lbs, 12 yr. pro): Exciting high-flyer continues to show some progress in AAA. Started 2010 as the reigning AAA Cruiserweight champion. Retained his title against Alex Koslov at Rey de Reyes on March 12th. Lost the AAA Cruiserweight title at Triplemania XVIII in a 4-way match to Jack Evans due to being distracted by another guy wearing an Extreme Tiger mask, who was revealed to being Relampago. Nothing really happened between Relampago and Extreme Tiger after that. After that started teaming with Jack Evans in both AAA and late in the year toured Japan for Pro Wrestling Noah. Extreme Tiger and Jack Evans were part of NOAH’s 4th NTV Cup Jr. Heavyweight Tag League.
75. Hooligan (68) – (5’9”, 209 lbs, 21 yr. pro): Wears some of the cooler outfits in lucha libre. Continues to be one of the better veteran rudos in CMLL. Some might say I have a bias towards wrestlers who look like they could have been in one of the Mad Max films and they would be absolutely correct! Continues to be a member of one of CMLL’s mid-card rudo factions known as Los Guerreros Tuareg. Has been in some fun trios matches against various tecnico trios, most notably Los Angeles Celestiales. Was involved in the 7/18 cage match were he escaped to save his mask. Teamed with Dr. X in the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Tourrnament losing to Delta and Diamante.
76. Alex Koslov (50) – (5’9”, 190 lbs, 6 yr. pro): Spent most of 2010 in AAA as part of the Foreign Legion. Competed in the AAA Cruiserweight division even challenging Extreme Tiger for the title. Helped Sexy Star in her feud with the Apache sisters. He later teamed with Christina Von Eerie to win the AAA Mixed Tag Team titles from Fabi Apache and Aerostar. They lost the titles on October 1st to Fabi Apache and Pimpinela Escarlata. Koslov and Von Eerie were both on their way out of the promotion. Early in 2010, Koslov wrestled a match against Rocky Romero on an ROH show. On August 27th, under the name Carlos Sanchez, made an appearance on Smackdown losing to Alberto Del Rio. He later signed a developmental deal with WWE and headed to Florida.
77. Solar I (49) – (5’8”, 196 lbs, 35 yr. pro): Veteran luchador continues be one of the best technical wrestlers in Mexico. Primarily wrestles against long-time rival Negro Navarro. Also continues to team on occasion with Super Astro and Ultraman in the Space Cadets. Competes primarily on the independent scene and has also been in some fun tag matches usually involving some of the veteran luchadores on the indy circuit including Negro Navarro, Black Terry, Rocky Santana and Ultraman. Won a mask vs. hair match against Mano Negra in September 19th. Also competed in a valetodo cage match against Heddi Karaoui which ended in a draw.
78. Rey Cometa (70) – (5’8”, 183 lbs, 11 yr. pro): Continued a similar track in CMLL as he had in 2009. Continued to team primarily with Pegasso, up until late in the year when Pegasso disappeared from the promotion. Teamed with Blue Panther in the 2010 Gran Alternativa. Beat Rey Bucanero & Semental and lost to the eventual winning team of Hector Garza & Polvora. Despite being one of the better high-flyers in Mexico, seems like he’s stuck in the same position he’s been in throughout his entire career and in both top promotions in Mexico. Seems to have been surpassed by the younger CMLL tecnicos in the eyes of the powers-that-be in CMLL that have made their way in the past 1-2 years.
79. Centella de Oro (48) – (5’8”, 175 lbs, ?? yr. pro): Talented Puebla veteran luchador worked less frequently in Arena Puebla in 2010. Was still very good in the few matches he was in. Wrestled primarily in trios matches with an array of teammates and opponents from both the local Puebla crew to the CMLL’s main roster. In March he was in a Royal Rumble type match for “La Copa de Amigo por Siempre” trophy featuring wrestlers from both CMLL and the independents. Had a feud with Loco Max that led to a hair match on July 19th. In a surprising result, Loco Max actually won the match.
80. Cibernetico (54) – (6’0”, 234 lbs, 18 yr. pro): One of the more charismatic and better promos in Mexico. Don’t expect much out of him in the ring though. Spent the early part of 2010 as a tecnico siding with AAA feuding with Konnan and the Foreign Legion. His match against Konnan at Rey de Reyes is best not remembered by those who viewed it. In fact, I would like to apologize to everyone reading this for reminding them of that match! When La Sociedad formed, Konnan began to claim that Cibernetico would be joining them and had turned his back on AAA. This resulted in La Parka having serious doubts about teaming with Cibernetico. The concerns that Cibernetico had joined La Sociedad were raised when someone who physically resembled Ciber assaulted Octagon in the street. It was later revealed that Cibernetico WAS NOT the assailant, but this strained his friendship with La Parka and they soon began feuding. Cibernetico also re-formed Los Bizarros to feud with both La Parka and La Sociedad.
81. Electroshock (NR) – (6’2”, 209 lbs, 19 yr. pro): Won the 2009 Rey de Reyes and still had a right to a title shot heading into 2010. Latin Lover was originally going to be the main challenger to El Mesias, but Electroshock pointed out that he too deserved a shot. He received it at the March 12th Rey de Reyes when he was in a three-way match (originally going to include Latin Lover, but he didn’t show up) against El Mesias and Ken Anderson. Electroshock won the AAA World Title by forcing Mr. Anderson to submit. Electroshock began a feud with former Wagnermaniaco teammate, Dr. Wagner Jr. and the two faced off at Triplemania XVIII with Electroshock losing the title that night. Electroshock, Silver King and Ultimo Gladiador continued as a faction known as Los Maniacos. Electroshock also switched to feuding with Heavy Metal. Electroshock was recruited by Dorian Roldan and La Sociedad into joining their group, but Electroshock refused.
82. Octagoncito (AAA) (NR) – (4’10″, 137 lbs, 15 yr. pro): Another mini that has surpassed his bigger version when it comes to work rate. Very talented and probably doesn’t get mentioned due to some of CMLL’s far more visible minis like Bam Bam, Mascarita Dorada, and Tzuki. Spent most of the year feuding with Mini Abismo Negro, Mini Psicosis and Mini Histeria. Won the AAA Minis title at Triplemania XVIII in a tables, ladders and chairs match involving 7 other minis. Had several successful title defenses against Mini Histeria, Mini Abismo Negro, Mascarita de la Muerte and even in a multi-person match. He also competes in AAA’s wacky “relevos de locura” matches were each team consists of a regular-size male wrestler, female, exotico and mini.
83. Arkangel de la Muerte (71) – (5’9, 185 lbs, 25 yr. pro): Veteran CMLL rudo. The leader of the mid-card rudo faction known as Los Guerreros Tuareg. The group mainly works with the young high-flying tecnicos and are responsible for teaching them the ropes. Have had some fun matches against Los Angeles Celestiales and other combinations of tecnicos. Toured Japan in 2010 wrestling on the Nosawa Bom-Ba-Ye in October. He teamed with Abdullah the Butcher and with CIMA (from Dragon Gate) to go against Mil Mascaras, Vampiro and Nosawa (who was celebrating his 15 years in wrestling).
84. Rush (NR) – (6’0”, 205 lbs, 3 yr. pro): Young CMLL tecnico is being groomed for super-stardom. He has the look and build that those in charge favor. He won the annual bodybuilding contest last year. He’s sorta copying the Perro Aguayo look and wrestling style as he is wearing similar boots and even uses “La Estaca” (the double-foot stomp) as a finisher. Beat Loco Max in a hair match on August 15th, which seems to be an annual thing with Loco Max. Moved up from that point forward and started working semi-main event matches. In late December, he was thrown into a trio with Angel De Oro and Diamante. From watching him on Ras de Lona interacting with Julio Cesar Rivera and Leobardo Magadan, its possible he might have more success down the road as a rudo. Should have a bright future, but he has an arm injury that continually flares up.
85. Ephesto (51) – (5’10”, 185 lbs, 28 yr. pro): Member of both La Triada del Terror w/ Averno and Mephisto and with those two along with El Terrible & El Hijo del Texano is part of Los Hijos del Averno. Held the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Title throughout 2010. Revived an old feud with Rey Bucanero early in 2010 as Bucanero blamed Ephesto for an injury he suffered after a title match between the two in 2009. Successfully retained the title against Rey Bucanero. Ephesto was part of the big cage match at the Anniversary show in September. He was able to escape with his mask.
86. Halloween (NR) – (5’9”, 209 lbs, 23 yr. pro): Continued to team with Damian 666 and El Hijo Del Perro Aguayo as part of Los Perros Del Mal. Has always been somewhat underrated due to being part of a tag team or trio and as part of PdM can be overshadowed by the charismatic Perro Jr. He competes in a lot of hardcore matches. He also joined other Perros Del Mal members in invading AAA and later joining with Dorian Roldan and Konnan’s Foreign Legion, which later the entire rudo group was called La Sociedad. Halloween and Damian 666 began feuding with La Hermandad 187. Along with Damian 666 and X-Fly, the trio ended the Psycho Circus multi-year long winning streak at Guerra de Titanes.
87. Princesa Sujei (NR) – (5’1”, 119 lbs, 14 yr. pro): One of the better female wrestlers in Mexico, has been a part of CMLL for several years now. She wrestles on the ruda (heel) side and is part of a faction known as “Las Zorras” with Princesa Blanca and Hiroka (who missed most of 2010). Wrestles mostly in trios matches in CMLL, but did get a ‘match relampago’ singles match against Amapola. On June 14th, beat Lady Apache for the PWR Women’s Title in Arena Puebla. She also competed in her home area of Monterrey for women’s promotion, Lucha Libre Femenil and other promoters locally.
88. STRONGMAN (95) – (6′ 0”, 300 lbs, 7 yr. pro): Split his time between Mexico and Japan in 2010. In Mexico feuded with Los Guerreros Del Atlantida and wrestled mostly in trios matches. He’s shown some high-flying ability by doing planchas which is pretty impressive. Made his New Japan debut in March and impressed enough to be invited to participate in the G-1 Climax tournament. He’s actually had some pretty good matches in both countries, which tends to surprise some fans. His success eventually led to Kurt Brown discontinuing his series of Strongman haikus, which are sorely missed.
89. El Hijo del Perro Aguayo (19) – (5’9”, 194 lbs, 15 yr. pro): Leader of both Los Perros Del Mal and the promotion with the same name. Rarely loses on his own shows and usually matches end in disqualifications. With the promotion not doing as well as they were expecting, Perros Del Mal decided to work with AAA. At the end of the L.A. Park vs. La Parka match at Triplemania XVIII and after Los Perros Del Mal ran-in, El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, accompanied by some men in black suits made his return to AAA. His time in AAA has been very underwhelming. Had a match against El Mesias at the Heroes Inmortales show. Still one of the most charismatic wrestlers in Mexico, but he’s lost the spark he had 4-5 years ago. He missed some time due to some “knee problems”.
90. Mari Apache (94) – (5′ 3”, 140 lbs, 14 yr. pro): Teamed with her sister, Fabi Apache, in a feud against Sexy Star and female members of the Foreign Legion (Jennifer Blake, Rain and Christina Von Eerie). She also competed a few times in the mixed tag/trios matches in AAA. Lost a stipulation match in Triplemania XVIII were she had to work as a maid for Sexy Star and the Foreign Legion. She also became involved in a family feud were she teamed with her father, Gran Apache, and sister against Negro Navarro and his two sons, Los Traumas. That rivalry continued into 2011. One of the better female wrestlers in the world.
91. Sexy Star (43) – (5’2”, 126 lbs, 4 yr. pro): Continued to feud with Fabi & Mari Apache and also with Cinthia Moreno. She aligned her self with Konnan and the Foreign Legion, which resulted with her teaming with Jennifer Blake, Christina Von Eerie and also with Alex Koslov. She and Alex Koslov teamed up to challenge for the AAA Mixed Tag Team Titles that were held at the time by Fabi Apache and Aerostar. Teamed with Jennifer Blake and Rain at Triplemania XVIII against Fabi & Mari Apache and Cinthia Moreno in a match were the loser would be a maid. The ruda team won and Mari Apache was forced into servitude for several weeks. She had a WWE Try-out, which apparently didn’t go very well. She also attended a CMLL show at Arena Mexico and rumors started that she was heading there, but nothing ever really materialized.
92. Metro (NR) – (6’0”, 215 lbs, 3 yr. pro): Young CMLL tecnico, who’s gimmick is company sponsored, which partially explains why he’s pushed. Different from some of the other pushed young tecnicos in that he’s not as much of a high flyer that uses his strength. Teamed with Stuka Jr. and Mascara Dorada to win the Mexican National Trios Titles in the finals of a tournament held in January 2010 from the revamped Poder Mexica (Sangre Azteca, Dragon Rojo Jr., & Misterioso Jr.), who had vacated the titles after Black Warrior left CMLL. Trio continued to feud with Poder Mexica. In late 2010, the trio was in search for a third partner after Mascara Dorada decided to vacate his portion of the championship, due to an injury he had suffered. CMLL originally had a fan voting poll to decide who would replace Mascara Dorada and eventually ended up with Delta in the trio.
93. Laredo Kid (NR) – (5’8”, 176 lbs, 7 yr. pro): Member of AAA’s Fuerza Aerea. A few years ago looked like he was set for superstardom, but injuries sidelined him and he never quite reached his fullest potential. 2010 was a healthy year for him. Teaming with Aerostar and Superfly had several matches against La Secta and The Psycho Circus. Fuerza Aerea headed into IWRG as part of the IWRG vs. AAA feud. The trio feuded and challenged Los Oficiales over the IWRG IC Trios Titles. Fuerza Aerea eventually broke up after it was revealed that Superfly was the one who attacked Octagon, who was mentoring the trio.
94. Ozz (NR) – (5’11, 216 lbs, 14 yr. pro): Part of the Black Family/La Secta in AAA. In 2009 it appeared he was going to get a bigger push, but instead remained in trios matches with the Black Family. That trend continued in 2010. He wrestled in All Japan in 2010 teaming with Chessman and in late 2010 teamed with Cuervo in All Japan’s Real World Tag League. Ozz and Cuervo actually did pretty well in the Real World Tag League. Seems to be in that ‘tweener’ role in AAA as he and La Secta wrestled both tecnicos and rudos in 2010. He and La Secta did side with AAA late in the year, but that didn’t seem to go anywhere and they were back to working trios. Escoria left the group to join Los Bizarros, but that didn’t seem to lead to a feud with Los Bizarros.
95. Mr. Niebla (9) – (5’9”, 187 lbs, 20 yr. pro): One of CMLL’s most popular luchadores despite being a rudo and many times MIA during 2010. The leader of the rudo faction known as La Peste Negra (w/ Negro Casas, Felino, Rey Bucanero & Zacarias El Perico). During the National Parejas Increibles tournament in early 2010, he teamed with tecnico, Maximo, and the tag team was nicknamed “La Peste de Amor” (the love plague). Tag team was quite popular with the fans and they teamed beyond the tournament, but Mr. Niebla disappeared in late April. He made his return during the summer with La Peste Negra and said he was gone due to having knee problems. Was involved in the feud with Los Invasores when Negro Casas and Rey Bucanero began feuding with those guys, but Mr. Niebla disappeared again later in the year.
96. Mike “El Suicida” Segura (33) – (5’6”, 167 lbs, 19 yr. pro): Continues to entertain fans with his high-risk tope suicidas and various highspots in Mexico’s lucha libre independent circuit. Has been in IWRG for a really long time. Always fun to watch and continues to be one of the more talented luchadores. He was involved in some matches teaming with other IWRG luchadores against AAA, but it appeared that when the AAA/IWRG partnership continued, he seemed to be one of the guys appearing on fewer shows in Naucalpan. Also teamed with Los Traumas against Los Gringos VIP. Didn’t wrestle as much late in 2010.
97. Euforia (66) – (6’0”, 209 lbs, ?? yr. pro): Very talented and underutilized heavyweight in CMLL. Tall and lanky build probably kills his push with the current CMLL direction of pushing tecnicos who are high-flyers and the young rudos who have moved up lately (Dragon Rojo Jr. and Polvora) have bodybuilder looks. Part of Los Cancerberos faction. Teamed with members from that group most of the time working CMLL mid-card trios matches. He also still teamed with Infernales partner, Nosferatu. The Infernales duo lost in the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Tournament to Angel de Oro & Angel De Plata.
98. Shockercito (87) – (4′ 3”, 110 lbs, 9 yr. pro): Last year fans felt Shockercito was only 25% guapo, well this year, he was 25.6%, improving his rating in the harsh lucha libre fan demographic of grumpy grandmothers. Mostly wrestled in trios matches with other minis and in numerous torneo ciberneticos. Feuded with Bracito de Oro in Puebla after Bracito de Oro turned rudo. Shockercito eventually beat Bracito de Oro in a hair match on 10/18/10. Shockercito dreams of winning the 2011 bicentenario minis tournament were he can then take over as the regular-sized Shocker. At least I hope he does!
99.Joe Lider (NR) – (5’9”, 179 lbs, 17 yr. pro): Teams with Nicho El Millonario in AAA as La Hermandad 187. They held the AAA Tag Team titles for the first half of 2010, until they eventually lost the titles in a 4-way tag team match at Triplemania XVIII on 6/6/10 to the team of Silver King and Ultimo Gladiador. Also spent time feuding with Konnan’s Foreign Legion and later they aligned themselves with AAA in the larger faction feud between AAA and La Sociedad (group led by Dorian Roldan, Hijo del Perro Aguayo, Konnan). Lider is primarily a hardcore wrestler and sticks to that style as he also wrestles for lucha indy group, DTU. In the last year or two has shown when taken out of that element and against the right opponent, he can do better than many thought he could, but most of the time he prefers to be in hardcore matches and in 2010 won the DTU Extreme Title twice.
100.Angel de Oro (82) – (5′ 10”, 183 lbs, 5 yr. pro): Still part of the fun tecnico trio of Los Angeles Celestiales with Angel Azteca Jr. & Angel de Plata in CMLL. Spent most of the year just working trios matches in the 2nd or 3rd match of the night. Faced off against a variety of trios most commonly varying members from Los Guerreros Tuareg and Los Cancerberos. Also teamed with Angel de Plata in a tag team tournament were the winning team would earn a shot at the Arena Coliseo Tag Team Titles. They reached the finals were they lost to Delta & Diamante. Late in the year, he began to receive a bit of a push within CMLL and was put in a trio with Rush and Diamante, despite still being part of another trio.