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EMLL 31st Anniversary Show

EMLL 31st Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL)
Date September 25, 1964[1]
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
EMLL 30th Anniversary Show (2) EMLL 31st Anniversary Show EMLL Carnaval de Campeones
EMLL Anniversary Show chronology
EMLL 30th Anniversary Show (2) EMLL 31st Anniversary Show EMLL 32nd Anniversary Show

The EMLL 31st Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 25, 1964 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 31st 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.

Event

The event featured five 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.

Of the five matches on the show, documentation of participants and results exist for only two of them. In the first of the matches Karloff Lagarde sought to win the NWA World Welterweight Championship for the second time as he fought against the popular moviestar and champion Huracán Ramírez in a two out of three falls match. Lagarde defeated Huracán Ramírez in a high paced match to regain the championship he had lost to Ramirez only months earlier.[1][3][4][5][6] The other confirmed match saw Rayo de Jalisco defeat NWA World Middleweight Champion Benny Galant to win the title for a second time.[1][3][4][5][7]

Aftermath

Rayo de Jalisco held the title until April 4, 1963 where he was defeated by René Guajardo, he would hold the title for a third time later in his career.[7]

Results

No. Results[3][4][5] Stipulations
1 Unknown participants "Match"
2 Unknown participants "Match"
3 Unknown participants "Match"
4 Karloff Lagarde defeated Huracán Ramírez (c)[1][6] Two out of three falls match for the NWA World Welterweight Championship
5 Rayo de Jalisco defeated Benny Galant (c)[1][7] Two out of three falls match for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "31st Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 24, 1954. Retrieved September 25, 1964. 
  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 "Historia de Los Aniversarios del CMLL". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c "Historia de Los Aniversarios" (in Spanish).  
  5. ^ a b c 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 and Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA Welterweight Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. p. 390.  
  7. ^ a b c 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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