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EMLL 37th Anniversary Show

EMLL 37th Anniversary Show
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL)
Date September 1970[1]
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
14. Aniversario de Arena México EMLL 37th Anniversary Show EMLL 38th Anniversary Show
EMLL Aniversary Show chronology
EMLL 36th Anniversary Show EMLL 37th Anniversary Show EMLL 38th Anniversary Show

The EMLL 37th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place in September, 1970 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 37th 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 37th EMLL anniversary show featured an unknown number of matches, traditionally EMLL has five to six matches per show, but at times have had more or less and the total number has not been verified. In the first of two confirmed matches Masio Koma, holder of the NWA World Middleweight Championship, defended his title against Aníbal, defeating him in what was described as a "controversial ending" when he resorted to breaking the rules.[1][3][4][5][6] In the main event Raul Mata and Shibata faced off in a Lucha de Apuesta ("Bet match"), with both men risking their hair on the outcome of the match. The Mexican native Mata defeated the Japanese Rudo, forcing him to be shaved bald and sending the crowd home happy with the outcome.[1][3][4][5]


Masio Koma continued to resort to various underhanded rudo tactics to retain the title until Aníbal dethroned him in December 1970.


No. Results[1][3][4][5] Stipulations
1 Masio Koma (c) defeated Aníbal[6] Two out of three falls match for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
2 Raul Mata defeated Shibata Two out of three falls Lucha de Apuesta hair vs. hair match
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "37th Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 1970. 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 "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 & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Middlweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390.  
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