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'.
Great point. I don't often expect blood from Lucha matches like I do from something more along the lines of a gritty, southern style booked program. Lucha's heart isn't in that granted there are exceptions to the rule. Doesn't hurt CMLL to make the sign of blood noteworthy and a big deal when AAA has so much random blood in various matches that it means little or nothing at all. So many Mesias matches are flying through my head.
LuchaMania - Wait, I had a chance to see Mascarita Sagrada in person a few days ago? ahhhhhhhhhhh.