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This day in lucha libre history… (September 16)

Published September 16, 2020

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

1938: EMLL (today known as CMLL) held the 5th Anniversary Show at the Old Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In the Main Event, Pate Pancoff defeated Jack O’Brien in a Super Libre Match.

 

 

1955: EMLL (today known as CMLL) held the 22nd Anniversary Show at the Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. In the Main Event Match, El Santo retained the NWA World Middleweight Championship after beating Black Shadow.

 

 

1996: Rey Mysterio defeated Psicosis in a Single Match at the ECW Gangstas Paradise PPV at the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennylvania. Both luchadores debuted on ECW at this event.

 

 

1999: Halloween won the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship after beating Super Parka at the Auditorio Fausto Gutierrez Moreno in Tijuana, Baja California.

 

PHOTO: Box y Lucha

 

2001: Lucha Libre AAA held the 5th edition of Verano de Escandalo great event at El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico. In the Main Event, Canek, El Zorro, Latin Lover & Heavy Metal defeated Cibernetico, Electroshock, Abismo Negro & Headhunter I in a 8-Man Tag Team Match.

 

 

2002: Lucha Libre AAA held the 6th edition of Verano de Escandalo great event at El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos in Naucalpan, Estado de Mexico.

 

 

2003: Los Guerrero (Eddie Guerrero & Chavo Guerrero Jr.) won the WWE Tag Team Championship after beating The Wolrd’s Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) at the episode 213 of SmackDown at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

 

2005: CMLL held the 72nd Anniversary Show at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In the Main Event, Universo 2000 won the Hector Garza‘s hair in a Triple Threat Hair Vs. Hair Match. The Legends of Lucha Libre star Hijo del Perro Aguayo also participated in this match.

 

 

2007: Lucha Libre AAA held the 6th edition of Verano de Escandalo great event at at the Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso in Guadalajara, Jalisco. In the Semifinal Match, El Mesias was the first luchador to win the Lucha Libre AAA Megachampionship after beating Chessman. 

 

 

2017: CMLL held the 84th Anniversary Show at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.

 

 

2017: Zeuxis won the Princesa Sugehit‘s mask in a Mask Vs. Mask Match at the CMLL the 84th Anniversary Show at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In this way, we knowed the identity of Ernestina Sugehit Salazar Martinez.

 

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

 

2017: Gran Guerrero won the Niebla Roja‘s mask in a Mask Vs. Mask Match at the CMLL the 84th Anniversary Show at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City. In this way, we knowed the identity of Sergio Raymundo Chávez Velasco.

 

 

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