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This day in lucha libre history… (October 17)

Published October 17, 2020

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

1982: The Legends of Lucha Libre star El Matematico won the UWA World Welterweight Championship after beating Lobo Rubio at El Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City.

 

 

1986: Kung Fu won the NWA World Middleweight Championship for the first-time in his career after beating Gran Cochisse at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

1990: Rayo de Jalisco Jr. won the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship for the second-time in his career after beating Gran Markus Jr. at the Arena Coliseo de Acapulco in Acapulco, Guerrero.

 

 

1999: Chikako Shiratori was the first luchadora to win the CMLL Japan Women’s Championship after beating Lady Apache at the Mitsuaki Amu Hall in Osaka, Japan.

 

 

2001: Shocker won the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship after beating Villano III at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

 

 

2003: Rey Misterio was the first luchador to win the X-LAW Heavyweight Championship after beating Dr. Wagner Jr. at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California.

 

 

2004: Mistico (Caristico) & Volador Jr. won the Anthax & Ebola‘s hair in a Mask Vs. Hair Match at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

 

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

 

2008: Marco Corleone won the Lizmark Jr.‘s hair in a Hair Vs. Hair Match at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

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