Here is a list of the best Lucha Libre promotions:
1. CONSEJO MUNDIAL DE LUCHA LIBRE
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre formerly known as Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) is one of the oldest lucha libre promotion, and it was founded in 1933 by Salvador Lutteroth.
The promotion is one of the most stable, they avoid showing bloody fights and ensure that the wrestlers avoid injuries at all costs and is notorious to have fired wrestlers based on excessive violence.
Like most promotions, CMLL has working relationships with several promotions including the TNA and the NJPW.
2. INTERNATIONAL WRESTLING REVOLUTION GROUP
Founded in 1996 by Aldofo Moreno, the promotion has been one of the best Lucha Libre promotions with several superstars in their ranks like the El Hijo del Espectro Jr, Dragon Bane and other amazing Luchadores.
The IWRG like other Lucha Libre promotions recognized championships from other promotions and went further to create working relationships with some other promotions.
Widely regarded as the direct competition with the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, the IWRG looked to push the envelope on the race for the best Lucha Libre promotion that it went into a talent sharing partnership with Pro wrestling NOAH.
3. LUCHA LIBRE AAA WORLDWIDE
Formerly known as (“Asistencia Asesoría y Administración”) it is Spanish for Assistance, Assessment and Administration.
The promotion was created after a break out from the CMLL by Antonio Pena in 1992.
Antonio broke away from the CMLL to create his own promotion on the basis that creative control and access was relatively marginalized at the Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre.
The Lucha Libre “AAA” worldwide promotion adopted a more extreme wrestling style that has allowed the wrestlers to be more expressive and went against the traditional squared circle in favour of a hexagonal ring.
4. LUCHA LIBRE ELITE
Lucha Libre Elite also known as Elite is a Lucha libre promotion in Mexico City founded by Carlo Colín and Ernesto Santillan in 2014.
The elite promotion announced a partnership with the CMLL for an event they called the “All Elite League” that would later be stopped due to the number of wrestlers that turned up and eventually left the promotion.
Lucha libre elite would also partner with the IWRG and a few other promotions to allow inter-promotion challenges.
5. THE CRASH LUCHA LIBRE
Located in Tijuana, California, the crash was founded in 2011 and has become one of the most-watched Luchalibre promotions.
The promotion had working relationships with the CMLL and a few other promotions that spanned over two years between 2016 and 2018.
As a promotion, the crash is considered one of the biggest promotion’s asides from the CMLL with this the promotion has entered into working relationships with some other promotions that will hopefully span longer and be more successful.
6. TORYUMON MEXICO
Toryumon is a Japanese word for Fighting Dragon, it sounds too Japanese to be anything but that – Toryumon is owned and directed by Yoshihiro Asai was known as Ultimo Dragon, a former wrestler at the Dragon gate pro wrestling promotion.
Ultimo Dragon would establish a school in Mexico that would allow Japanese wrestlers to learn the Lucha Libre wrestling style.
Yoshihiro would also sign a partnership with the IWRG that would allow graduates from his school to wrestle among their ranks.
The Japanese section of the promotion would be dissolved by Ultimo Dragon in 2004 and would then be renamed Dragon Gate.
7. CAMPEONATO NACIONAL FEMENIL
The Mexican National Women’s Wrestling Championship is a professional wrestling title for women.
The title was sanctioned by the Comisins de Box Lucha Libre Mexico D.f and does not promote events that involve the championship. Women were not allowed to wrestle in Mexico in the late 1950s although the first female wrestlers first competed in 1935.
The promotion is backed by the CMLL and is in charge of picking the wrestlers to compete for the championship currently being held by Reyna Isis.