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This day in lucha libre history… (August 15)  

Published August 15, 2022

Discover the important events that occurred on this date in the lucha libre history

1969: El Solitario won the NWA World Middleweight Championship after beating El Rayo de Jalisco at Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

1977: Lou Thez was proclaimed the first UWA World Heavyweight Champion.

 

 

1982: Villano III won the El Texano‘s hair in a Hair vs. Hair Steel Match at El Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City.

 

 

1999: Cadaver de Ultratumba won the UWA World Heavyweight Championship after beating Canek in Tehuacan, Puebla.

 

 

2009: Mistico won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship after beating Tiger Mask IV at the NJPW G1 Climax 2009: New Lords, New Laws at Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

 

PHOTO: NJPW

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