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This day in lucha libre history… (July 18) 

Published July 18, 2021

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

1940: Octavio Gaona won the Murcielago Enmascarado‘s mask in a mask Vs Hair Match at the Old Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In this way, we know the identity of Jesus Velazquez Quintero.

 

PHOTO: SuperLuchas

 

1982: Americo Rocca won the NWA World Welterweight Championship for the second-time in his career after beating La Fiera at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

 

 

1994: Villano III won the WWF World Light Heavyweight Championship for the seventh-time after beating El Signo at the Arena Puebla in Puebla, Puebla.

 

 

2008: Ultimo Guerrero & Dragon Rojo Jr. won the CMLL La Gran Alternativa tournament after beating Dos Caras Jr. & Metalik (Mascara Dorada) at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

PHOTO: CMLL / Alexis Salazar 

 

2010: Zeuxis won the Silueta‘s mask in a Mask Vs. Mask Match at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In this way, we know the identity of Joana Guadalupe Jimenez Hernandez.

 

PHOTO: Fuego en el Ring 

 

2010: Angel de Oro won the Fabian el Gitano‘s mask in a 12-Man Steel Cage Match at the CMLL Infierno del Ring at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Angel Azteca Jr., Angel de Plata (Niebla Roja), Diamante, Dr. X, Hooligan, Hysteria, Monsther, Puma King, Sensei & Tiger Kid participated in this match. In this way, we know the identity of Emilio Fabian Fernandez de Leon.

 

PHOTO: CMLL / Alexis Salazar 

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

 

2010: Rey Mysterio retained the WWE Wolrd Heavyweight Championship after beating Jack Swagger at the WWE Money in the Bank PPV at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

PHOTO: WWE

 

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