Discover the important events that occurred on this date in the lucha libre history
1989: Sangre Chicana won the WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship for the first-time in his career after beating Villano III at El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.
1998: L.A. Park won the IWC World Heavyweight Championship after beating Pirata Morgan at the Arena Isabel in Cuernavaca, Morelos.
1998: Apolo Dantes won the 5th edition of the CMLL International Grand Prix Tournament won the El Rayo de Jalisco Jr. at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.
2001: Olimpico & Sicodelico Jr. won the CMLL La Gran Alternativa Tournament after beating Black Warrior & Sangre Azteca at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City.
2010: Lucha Libre AAA held the 14th edition of the Verano de Escandalo show at the Plaza de Toros la Concordia in Orizaba, Veracruz.
2011: Alberto del Rio won the WWE Championship for the first-time in his career after beating John Cena at SummerSlam PPV at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
2018: Stuka Jr. won the NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship after beating Hechicero at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.
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