Discover the important events that occurred on this date in the lucha libre history
1982: Legends of Lucha Libre‘s 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 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 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 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 & Volador Jr. won the Anthax & Ebola‘s hair in a Mask vs. Hair Match at 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 Arena Mexico in Mexico City.
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