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EMLL 21st Anniversary Show

EMLL 21st Anniversary Show
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre
Date September 26, 1954[1]
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena Modelo[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
EMLL Anniversary Show chronology
EMLL 20th Anniversary Show EMLL 21st Anniversary Show EMLL 22nd Anniversary Show

The EMLL 21st Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 26, 1954 in Arena Modelo, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 21st 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. The show was the last anniversary show to take place in the old Arena Modelo.[3]

The only documented match of the 21st Anniversary show was a Super Libre match, which meant that there were basically no rules at all, only way to win was by pinfall or submission. The match was another chapter in a long, very intense and bloody feud between the brawler Cavernario Galindo and the normally more clean, technical Gory Guerrero.[4] The match between the two was so bloody and brutal that the ringside doctor had to step in and stop the match, awarding it to Gory Guerrero as Cavenario Galindo was unable to continue.[1][3][5][6]


The match was stopped due to Galindo suffering a throat injury due, an injury that caused him to speak with a hoarse, raspy voice for the rest of his life as a result.[4] The intense violent feud continued throughout the 1950s, cementing both Guerrero and Galindo's legacy in Lucha Libre.[4]


No. Results[1][3][5][6] Stipulations
1 Gory Guerrero defeated Cavernario Galindo "super libre" match


  1. ^ a b c d e f "21st Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 24, 1954. 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 Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2012). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Madigan, Dan (2007). "Las Leyendas, las peleas, los fósforos del resentimiento (the golden age of lucha libre: the legends, the feuds, the grudge matches) - Cavernario Galindo". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 202–203.  
  5. ^ a b "Historia de Los Aniversarios del CMLL". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "Historia de Los Aniversarios" (in Spanish).  
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