CMLL Bodybuilding Contest

From Luchawiki

Since 2006, CMLL has held an annual bodybuilding contest at Arena Mexico. The event is notable for being a rare CMLL event the promotion has remembered to run every year since it started. CMLL's owner, Paco Alonso, usually makes an appearance to hand awards to the winners. Alonso is rarely seen in front of the public otherwise. The winners get a trophy and an undisclosed monetary prize. CMLL appears to value good showings in the tournament, as winners often (but not always) get more attention from the programming department.

CMLL divides the luchadors up into five categories: minis, women, beginners, intermediate, and advanced. The criteria for entry in each male category is a bit of a mystery; minis frequently place in the non-mini categories, and the distinction between the different levels is never made clear.

Anyone who trains at the Arena Mexico gym is eligible to participate. Luchadors who do not wrestler for CMLL (or have yet to debut) are often included.

The women's division has the least participation. After only two women participated in 2007, there was talk about encouraging more women to join in. Dark Angel has won the division every year the contest has been held.

The bodybuilding contest has been open to the public since 2009.

2006

This year's contest was held on November 29

Minis

  1. Pequeno Damian 666

Women

  1. Dark Angel

Beginner

  1. Super Nova

Intermediate

  1. Mictlan

Advanced

  1. Olimpico

2007

This year's conest was on October 10

Minis

  1. Pequeno Damian 666
  2. Celestial
  3. Electrico

Others particpating: Mr. Aguilita, Pierrothito, Pequeno Black Warrior

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Medusa

Only two particpated.

Beginner

  1. Sensei
  2. Sombra
  3. Metalico

Others particpating: Espíritu Maligno, Metalico, Hijo del Canek, Loco Max, La Mascara

Intermediate

  1. Sangre Azteca
  2. Diamante Negro
  3. Fabian el Gitano

Others particpating: Sagrado, Nitro, Polvora, Bacteria

Advanced

  1. Ogun
  2. Molotov
  3. Okumura

Others particpating: Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Molotov

2008

This year's contest was held on December 3

Minis

  1. Electrico
  2. Mini Halloween
  3. Cosmico

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Niky
  3. Marcela

Beginner

  1. Inquisidor
  2. Pequeno Damian 666
  3. Leono

Intermediate

  1. Sombra
  2. Sensei
  3. Hijo de Trueno

Advanced

  1. Polvora
  2. Molotov
  3. Dragon Rojo Jr.

2009

This year's contest was held on November 25

Minis

  1. Astral
  2. Pequeno Nitro
  3. Pequeno Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito (tie)

Others particpating: Mini Black Warrior, Pequeno Halcon, Pierrothito, Mustang

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Dalis la Caribena
  3. Amapola

Beginner

  1. Inquisidor
  2. Trueno
  3. Dragon Dorado
  4. Apocalipsis

Others particpating: Insolito, Toro Irisson, Arkangel de la Muerte, Epidemia, Trueno

Intermediate

  1. Electrico
  2. Polvora
  3. Mini Damian 666
  4. Delta

Others particpating: Camorra, Flash, Leono, Metal Blanco, Metatron, Volador.

Advanced

  1. Molotov
  2. Toscano
  3. Sensei
  4. La Mascara
  5. La Sombra
  6. Mephisto


2010

This year's contest was held on November 25

Minis

  1. Pequeno Halcon
  2. Pequeno Olimpico
  3. Pierrothito

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Dalis La Caribeña
  3. Lluvia

Beginner

  1. Dragon Lee
  2. Epidemia
  3. Soberano Jr.

Intermediate

  1. Astral
  2. Electrico
  3. Sensei

Advanced

  1. Rush
  2. Molotov
  3. Valiente

2011

Student

(a new group)

  1. Picudo Jr.
  2. Boricua
  3. Volcan

Minis

  1. Pequeno Olimpico
  2. Asturiano
  3. Zacarias

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Dalis la Caribena
  3. Princesa Sughiet

Beginners

  1. Soberano
  2. Esfinge
  3. Tiger

Intermediate

  1. Electrico
  2. Terrible
  3. Guerrero Maya Jr.

Advanced

  1. Valiente
  2. Astral
  3. Texano Jr.

2012

Student

  1. Aioria
  2. Relámpago
  3. Epidemia

Mini

  1. Stukita
  2. Pequeno Olimpico
  3. Pequeno Halcon

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Dalis la Caribena
  3. Isis

Beginners

  1. Flyer
  2. Akuma
  3. Super Halcon Jr.

Intermediate

  1. Sensei - also overall winner.
  2. Guerrero Maya Jr.
  3. Camorra

Advanced

  1. La Sombra
  2. Valiente
  3. Tama Tonga

2013

Women

  1. Dalis la Caribena - the first woman to beat Dark Angel in the contest
  2. Dark Angel
  3. Estrellita

Beginners

  1. Dragon Lee II
  2. Pequeno Olimpico
  3. Stukita

Intermediate

  1. Electrico
  2. Akuma
  3. Puma

Advanced

  1. Astral
  2. Sensei
  3. Tama Tonga

2014

Students

  1. Imposible
  2. Mr. Mexico (2014)
  3. Sangre Imperial

Women

  1. Dark Angel
  2. Estrellita
  3. Princesa Sugehit

Beginners

  1. Principe Diamante (2013)
  2. Flyer
  3. Stukita

Intermediate

  1. Dragon Lee II
  2. Star Jr.
  3. Kamaitachi

Advanced

  1. La Mascara - overall winner
  2. Sensei
  3. Espiritu Negro

2015

Students

  1. El Cid
  2. Regulus
  3. Emperador Azteca

Beginner

  1. Principe Diamante
  2. Soberano Jr.
  3. Esfinge

Intermediate

  1. Dragon Lee
  2. Titan
  3. Mephisto

Advanced

  1. Astral
  2. Valiente
  3. La Mascara

Women

  1. Dalys
  2. Reina Isis
  3. Lluvia

2016

Trainees

  1. Killer Croc
  2. Angel del Amor
  3. Principe Lemus

Beginner

  1. Sanson
  2. Forastero
  3. Robin

Intermediate

  1. Principe Diamante
  2. Dragon Rojo
  3. Titan

Women

  1. Dalys
  2. Sanely
  3. Jarochita

Advanced

  1. Valiente
  2. Cuatrero
  3. Blue Panther Jr.

Zacarias el Perico was given a Special Recognition award.

2017

Micros

  1. Angel
  2. Chico Temido
  3. Microman

Students

  1. Angel del Amor
  2. La Mosca (Argentina)
  3. Kroc

Principiante

  1. Soberano Jr.
  2. Sangre Imperial
  3. Coyote

Intermediate

  1. Niebla Roja
  2. Titan
  3. Cuatrero

Women

  1. Dalys
  2. Sanely
  3. Princesa Sugehit

Advanced

  1. Astral
  2. Electrico
  3. Principe Diamante

Astral was again the overall winner.

2018

Micro

  1. Microman
  2. Atomo
  3. Micro Angel

Female Students

  1. Emily Rose
  2. Seyna Ruth

(only two participated)

Male Students

  1. Thor (CMLL)
  2. Hercules Negro
  3. Emperador Azteca

Principiante

  1. Fugaz (Jalisco)
  2. Sangre Imperial
  3. Halcon Suriano

Novato

  1. Dragon Rojo Jr.
  2. Triton
  3. Niebla Roja

Advanced

  1. Astral
  2. Espiritu Negro
  3. Angel del Amor

Astral was again the overall winner.