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EMLL 16th Anniversary Show

EMLL 16th Anniversary Show
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL)
Date September 30, 1949[1]
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena Modelo[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
EMLL Anniversary Show chronology
EMLL 15th Anniversary Show EMLL 16th Anniversary Show EMLL 17th Anniversary Show

The EMLL 16th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 30, 1949 in Arena Modelo, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 16th anniversary of EMLL, which would 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 event featured an undetermined number of 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. Records have indicated the participants in three of the matches, but no results from the show have been confirmed. The show included the American born Jack O'Brien, who worked for most of his career in Mexico, facing off against Roy Landru.[1][3][4][5] Latvian born Wolf Rubinsky wrestled Enrique Llanes, one of the premiere Mexicans in Lucha Libre at the time.[1][3][4][5] The third and final match was a tag team match between four established main eventers as Tarzán López and Bobby Bonales took on the team of El Santo and Gory Guerrero.[1][3][4][5]


No. Results[1] Stipulations
1 Jack O'Brien vs. Roy Landru Singles match
2 Wolf Rubinsky vs. Enrique Llanes Singles match[3][4][5]
3 Tarzán López and Bobby Bonales vs. El Santo and Gory Guerrero Tag team match[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "16th Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 30, 1949. 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. 
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