Originally Posted by TomasThunder619
I just watched a couple of old CMLL matches (Villano III vs Atlantis - mask vs mask and Emilio Charles Jr. vs Silver King - hair vs hair) and both had blood. Why doesn't CMLL have blood today? Are they the Mexican WWE?
I may be wrong, but title matches are governed by the sporting commission (much like territory wrestling was in the 1980s) and thus cannot have blood in their matches. As for the rest of their matches, blood is kept to a bare minimum not, afaik, due to PG elements but rather as to not over-saturate their product.
It makes sense. Look at the feuds that do get blood such as Casas/Panther from last year. When they happen they're bloodbaths. The feud's culminated into such a boiling point that the men involved want to kill each other. For me, the very fact that it's a novelty element within the promotion adds depth to the match/feud when its used because it's not simply thrown around so loosely.
Besides, is Lucha even a style of wrestling that befits the use of blood in its matches? I wouldn't say so. It's more of a "purer" art-form than other styles in that it's about finesse, agility and perfected acrobatics over smash-mouth, ground and pound wrasslin'.