This day in lucha libre history… (August 19)  

Published August 19, 2023

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

1984: El Talisman won the Mexican National Welterweight Championship for the second-time in his career after beating Americo Rocca at Arena Coliseo in Mexico City.



1988: El Hijo del Santo won the Leon Chino‘s mask in a Mask vs. Mask Match at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California.



1990: Pegasus Kid (Chris Benoit) won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship after beating Jushin “Thunder” Liger at the NJPW Summer Night Fever II at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.


Click here to watch this complete match in our Match of the Day section 


2005: Hector Garza won the Pierroth Jr.‘s hair in a Hair vs. Hair Match at Arena Mexico in Mexico City.



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