Discover the important events that occurred on this date in the lucha libre history
1981: Fishman won the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship for the second-time in his career after beating Villano III at El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.
1981: El Solitario won the UWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship after beating Eric Embry at El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.
1987: Aguila Solitaria won the Mexican National Welterweight Championship after beating El Simbolo at Arena Pista Revolucion in Mexico City.
1991: Los Villanos (Villano I, Villano IV & Villano V) won the Mercenarios Americanos‘ mask (Mercenario Americano I, Mercenario II & Mercenario Americano III) in a Mask Vs. Mask Match at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California. In this way, we knew the identity of Tim Patterson, Bill Anderson & Louie Spicolli.
1996: Aquarius (Yoshihiro Tajiri) won the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship after beating Dr. Wagner Jr. in Tokyo, Japan. This title change is not recognized by CMLL, the Galeno del Mal regained the title belt on July 27 in a rematch.
1996: Black Warrior won the Bronco‘s mask in a Mask vs. Mask Match at Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In this way, we knew the identity of Ulises Cantu Gutierrez.
1999: Atlantis won the Gran Markus Jr.‘s hair in a Mask vs. Hair Match at Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
2007: Cyborg, Kraneo & Xibalva won the IWRG International Trios Championship after beating Dr. Cerebro, Cerebro Negro & Mike Segura at Arena Naucalpan in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.
2007: Black Terry won the IWRG Intercontinental Welterweight Championship for the first-time in his career after beating Fantasma de la Opera at Arena Naucalpan in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.
2013: Shocker won the Mr. Aguila‘s hair in a 10-Man Steel Cage Match at the CMLL Infierno en el Ring Show at Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Averno, Blue Panther, Brazo de Plata, Maximo, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero, Rey Escorpion & Rush also participated in this match.
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