Ruleta de la Muerte

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"Ruleta de la Muerte" (The Roulette of Death) also known as "Torneo de la Muerte" (The Tournament of Death) is a lucha-libre tournament where the losers advance to a final match where they must fight in a hair or mask match.

The tournament often features a pre-tournament battle royal to determine seeding.

Tournament Variations

The tournament can be open to singles or tag team wrestlers. It can feature any amount of participants, though typically there's no less than 4 wrestlers/teams and no more than 16 wrestlers/teams

Some tag team versions of the tournament may force the losing team in the final match to fight each other in a mask vs mask match, such as the 1982 Torneo Pentagonal de Parejas, where Dr. Wagner and Septiembre Negro met in a mask match.