2020 Lucha Central End of The Year Awards Revealed!

by Eric Mutter

It is only fitting on this, the day the Hollywood Foreign Press unveiled the nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globes and sent us all into a fury (Emily in Paris for Best Comedy? ARE YOU SERIOUS?!), that we here at Lucha Central reveal the winners of our 2020 End of the Year awards. And like the Globes, our winners will be good too; of course we don’t have Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting but hey, can’t win ‘em all right? Anyway, let’s waste no time.

Keep reading below the table for more details…



Luchador of the year

Rey Fénix

Luchadora of the year

Lady Maravilla

Tag Team of the year

Lucha Brothers
(Penta Zero M & Rey Fenix)

Trio of the year

Los Jinetes del Aire
(Hijo del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr. & Octagon Jr.)

Técnico of the year


Rudo of the year

L.A. Park

Rookie of the year

Charro Negro

Most Improved Luchador of the year

Diosa Quetzal

Most Spectacular Luchador of the year

Rey Fénix

Lucha Libre Match of the year

Laredo Kid Vs. Octagon Jr. for the Lucha Libre AAA Cruiserweight Championship at Auto Luchas

Mexico Lucha Libre Promotion of the year

Lucha Libre AAA

Best Lucha Libre Event of the year

Triplemania XXVIII

Best Lucha Libre Weekly Broadcasting of the year

Lucha Libre AAA – Lucha Azteca on Azteca 7

Favorite Lucha Libre Photographer of the year

Jorge “Jaguar” Hernandez

Favorite LuchaCentral Podcast Network Show of the year

La Mesa de los Márgaros

So you want to know the details? read on!

The winners can be seen in bold below. (Note: Photographer of the Year will feature the totals for only the top five).

Best Lucha Central Podcast Network Show

La Mesa de los Margaros: 48%
Lucha Central Weekly En Espanol: 22%
Lucha Central Weekly: 17%
Masks, Mats and Mayhem: 12%

Photographer of the Year

Jorge “Jaguar” Hernandez: 49%
Gonzalo Lopez Peralta: 11%
Jose Gil “El Pollo”: 7%
Mazhavi Carreon: 6%
Du Romero: 5%

Best Weekly Lucha Libre Broadcast

Lucha Libre AAA on Azteca 770%
CMLL on Nueve/TUDN: 15%
Lucha Time on YouTube: 8%
IWRG on Mas Lucha: 6%

Show of the Year

Triplemania XXVIII (AAA): 69%
CMLL 87th Aniversario: 17%
Mexa Wrestling 3/14 at Arena San Juan Pantilian: 7%
IWRG Castillo del Terror: 7%

Promotion of the Year

Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide: 71%
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: 17%
Lucha Time: 4%
Mexa Wrestling: 3%
International Wrestling Revolution Group: 3%
Kaoz Lucha Libre: 2%

Match of the Year

Laredo Kid vs. Octagon Jr. (AAA AutoLuchas): 39%
Laredo Kid vs. Kenny Omega (AAA Triplemania XXVIII): 23%
Titan vs. Soberano Jr. (CMLL 87th Aniversario): 15%
Penta El Zero M vs. Rey Fenix (AEW Dynamite 10/21): 13%
Caristico & Mistico vs. Espiritu Negro & Rey Cometa (CMLL 87th Aniversario): 11%

Most Spectacular Luchador

Rey Fenix: 29%
Laredo Kid: 22%
Titan: 20%
Bandido: 18%
Rey Cometa: 11%

Most Improved

Diosa Quetzal: 26%
Octagon Jr.: 24%
Hades: 20%
Fuego del Sol: 16%
Tromba: 14%

Rookie of the Year

Charro Negro: 44%
Dominik Mysterio: 23%
Baby Xtreme: 18%
Puma de Oro: 16%

Rudo of the Year

LA Park: 39%
Penta El Zero M: 24%
Rush: 23%
Santos Escobar: 14%

Tecnico of the Year

Bandido: 37%
Titan: 22%
Psycho Clown: 21%
Volador Jr.: 19%

Trio of the Year

Los Jinetes del Aire (Hijo del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr. and Octagon Jr.): 34%
Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero, Raziel and Virus): 23%
Poder del Norte (Carta Brava Jr., Mocho Cota Jr. and Tito Santana): 16%
Mexa Squad (Bandido, Flamita and Rey Horus): 15%
NGD (Cuatrero, Forastero and Sanson): 12%

Tag Team of the Year

The Lucha Brothers (Penta El Zero M and Rey Fenix): 40%
Caristico & Mistico: 23%
Los Atrapa Suenos (Espiritu Negro & Rey Cometa): 18%
La Jarochita & Lluvia: 10%
Los Negociantes (Demonio Infernal & Fresero Jr.): 9%

Luchadora of the Year

Lady Maravilla: 37%
Lady Shani: 20%
Thunder Rosa: 20%
Princesa Sugehit: 13%
Reina Isis: 10%

Luchador of the Year

Rey Fenix: 24%
Penta El Zero M: 22%
Laredo Kid: 21%
Titan: 19%
Santos Escobar: 14%

As per usual with voting some of these races were blowouts, some of them were tighter than a lemon squeeze at a New Hampshire cave and there managed to be a few surprises along the way. The most shocking results were Laredo Kid picking up his expected Match of the Year trophy…only it was with Octagon Jr. instead of Kenny Omega. For whatever reason the AutoLuchas classic between Laredo and Octagon touched a chord with fans, enroute to giving it a decisive victory. Even more surprising was Rookie of the Year. Dominik Mysterio seemed a shoe in to win, but a lack of momentum late in the year left him open to Charro Negro. The 21 year old Juarez product, who’s wrestled for Martinez Entertainment in Texas and IWRG and Kaoz in Mexico, received a surge of vote from fans in order to take the award and win it convincingly. Speaking of convincing, AAA once again walked away with Show of the Year (Triplemania XXVIII) and Promotion of the Year in a landslide, receiving more than four times the vote over second place CMLL. Overall, aside from Bandido winning Technico of the Year, CMLL was in fact shut out of the awards, and you could argue was completely shut out as Bandido is more an ROH talent than CMLL.

The closest races were in the individual races for Most Spectacular, Most Improved and Luchador of the Year. In the former it came down, as expected, to Laredo Kid and Fenix, with the latter pulling away enough to win with a 7% edge. Most Improved, thought to be one of the tougher categories, saw Diosa Quetzal, the longtime indie luchadora and former reality star that finally broke out this year in IWRG, topped AAA’s Octagon Jr. in a race decided by only 2% of the vote. No award was tighter than Luchador of the Year, where even fifth place Santos Escobar came within 10% of first place. In the end though Rey Fenix outlasted his brother, Penta El Zero M and Laredo Kid (both who came within 100 votes of Fenix) to be named Lucha Central’s Luchador of the Year.

Lucha Central extends our congratulations to all of the winners!

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