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EMLL 15th Anniversary Show

EMLL 15th Anniversary Show
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre
Date September 22, 1948[1]
September 24, 1948
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena Coliseo
Arena Modelo[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
EMLL Anniversary Show chronology
EMLL 14th Anniversary Show EMLL 15th Anniversary Show EMLL 16th Anniversary Show

Mexican professional wrestling promotion [Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre|Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre]] (EMLL) commemorated their 15th anniversary with two 'EMLL 15th Anniversary Shows. The first Anniversary show was held on September 22, 1948 in Arena Coliseo in Mexico City, Mexico, EMLL's main venue. The second event took place two days later on September 24, 1948 in Arena Modelo. The events commemorated the 15th anniversary of EMLL, which would later become the oldest professional wrestling promotion in the world.[2] The Anniversary show is EMLL's biggest show of the year, their Super Bowl event. The first anniversary show featured the EMLL debut of Blue Demon, who would later become one of the iconic figures of Mexican wrestling.


  • Event 1
  • Results September 22 2
  • Results September 24 3
  • References 4


The events featured a total of nine professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds or storylines. Wrestlers portray either villains (referred to as Rudos in Mexico) or fan favorites (Técnicos in Mexico) as they compete in wrestling matches with pre-determined outcomes. Due to the nature of keeping mainly paper records of wrestling at the time no documentation has been found for some of the matches of the show.

The first Anniversary show featured at least four matches including the main event match which was the debut of Blue Demon in EMLL, losing to Ciclón Veloz by disqualification when Blue Demon's rudo tactics were noticed by the referee. Records indicated that there were two preliminary matches on the September 24th show, but records of neither the participants nor the actual results of these matches have been confirmed.[1][3][4][5] The third match of the night featured Rito Romero wrestling against Black Shadow, but no record of who won is found.[1][3][4][5] Likewise the results of the fourth match between Gory Guerrero and Bobby Bonales are also undocumented.[1][3][4][5] In the main event NWA World Middleweight Champion Tarzán López successfully defended the championship against the challenger Harry Fields in a Best two-out-of three falls match.[1][3][4][5][6]

Results September 22

No. Results Stipulations
1 Tarzán López defeated Mike Kelly Best two-out-of-three falls match
2 Gory Guerrero defeated Bobby Bonales Best two-out-of-three falls match
3 Black Shadow defeated Rito Romero Best two-out-of-three falls match
4 Ciclón Veloz defeated Blue Demon by disqualification Best two-out-of-three falls match

Results September 24

No. Results[1][3][4][5] Stipulations
1 "Additional match" Unknown
2 "Additional match" Unknown
3 Rito Romero defeated Black Shadow by disqualification Singles match
4 Bobby Bonales defeated Gory Guerrero Singles match
5 Tarzán López (C) defeated Harry Fields[6] Two out of three falls match for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
(C) – Refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "15th Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 24, 1948. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132.  
  3. ^ a b c d e "Historia de Los Aniversarios del CMLL". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Historia de Los Aniversarios" (in Spanish).  
  5. ^ a b c d e Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Middlweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390.  
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