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Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre co.ltd (CMLL; Spanish pronunciation: [konˈsexo munˈdjal de ˈlutʃa ˈliβɾe], "World Wrestling Council") is a lucha libre professional wrestling promotion based in Mexico City. The promotion is also referred to by its previous name Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) (Mexican Wrestling Enterprise). Founded in 1933, it is the oldest professional wrestling promotion still in existence.

CMLL has been nicknamed "The serious and the stable" , referencing their very conservative booking style and their traditional structure to how wrestlers are used and allowed to express themselves. Outside of live television broadcasts CMLL, has not shown matches where one of the competitors bleed. They have a few steel cage matches and on occasion have Super Libre matches where there are no disqualifications, but otherwise do not promote any variety of matches that would be considered hardcore wrestling, nor match types such as Ladder matches. CMLL has on occasion fired wrestlers for excessive violence, like the use of chairs, during a match or for using profanity while addressing the crowd during a show.

CMLL currently recognizes and promotes twelve "World Championships" for various weight divisions and classifications, six national level and six regional level championships. The CMLL Anniversary Show series is the longest running annual major show, starting in 1934, with the CMLL 83rd Anniversary Show being the most recent. CMLL also regularly promotes major events under the names Homenaje a Dos Leyendas ("Homage to two legends"), Sin Piedad ("No Mercy"), Sin Salida ("No Escape"), Infierno en el Ring ("Inferno in the Ring") during the year. CMLL has promoted their regular weekly Super Viernes ("Super Friday") on a regular basis since the 1930s. Founder Salvador Lutteroth funded the building of Arena Coliseo in 1943, making it the first building in Mexico built specifically for professional wrestling.


CMLL-promoted world championships

  • CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
  • CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship
  • CMLL World Middleweight Championship
  • CMLL World Welterweight Championship
  • CMLL World Lightweight Championship
  • CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship
  • CMLL World Tag Team Championship
  • CMLL World Trios Championship Sky Team (Místico, Valiente and Volador Jr.)
  • CMLL World Women's Championship
  • NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship
  • NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship

CMLL-promoted secondary championships

  • CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship
  • Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Mexican National Welterweight Championship
  • Mexican National Lightweight Championship
  • Mexican National Trios Championship
  • Mexican National Women's Championship

CMLL Guadalajara championships

  • Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship
  • Occidente Middleweight Championship
  • Occidente Welterweight Championship
  • Occidente Tag Team Championship
  • Occidente Trios Championship

Championships recognized by CMLL

  • CMLL-Reina International Championship
  • CMLL-Reina International Junior Championshi
  • FULL World Championship
  • Elite World Championship
  • Elite Heavyweight Championship
  • Elite Middleweight Championship

No longer promoted / Inactive

  • CMLL Japan Super Lightweight Championship
  • CMLL Japan Tag Team Championship
  • CMLL Japan Women's Championship
  • LLA Azteca Championship
  • Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
  • Mexican National Middleweight Championship
  • Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship
  • Mexican National Tag Team Championship
  • NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA World Middleweight Championship
  • NWA World Welterweight Championship
  • Occidente Heavyweight Championship
  • Occidente Lightweight Championship
  • IWC World Heavyweight Championship

See Also