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EMLL 41st Anniversary Show

EMLL 41st Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre
Date September 20, 1974[1]
Attendance 18,000[1]
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
18. Aniversario de Arena México EMLL 41st Anniversary Show 19. Aniversario de Arena México
EMLL Anniversary Show chronology
EMLL 40th Anniversary Show EMLL 41st Anniversary Show EMLL 42nd Anniversary Show (1)

The EMLL 41st Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 20, 1974 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 41st 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.

Event

The event featured seven 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.

Then reigning NWA World Middleweight Champion René Guajardo vacated the title in mid to late 1975, although the exact reason for why the title was vacated is not documented.[3] EMLL held a tournament to determine the next Middleweight Champion, with the finals taking place on their anniversary show. The finals saw former champion Aníbal face and defeat El Cobarde to become a two time NWA World Middleweight Champion. After the match Aníbal was presented with the championship by National Wrestling Alliance president Sam Muchnick who had travelled to Mexico City to supervise the championship match.[1][3][4][5][6] In the main event the masked team known as La Ola Blanca ("The White Wave"; Dr. Wagner and Ángel Blanco) faced the team of the masked Super Star and unmasked Enrique Vera in a best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuesta match where the masked wrestlers risked their mask and Vera put his hair on the line. La Ola Blanca took the victory, forcing Vera to be shaved bald while Super Star was forced to take off his mask and reveal him real name, Armando Lopez.[1][4][5][6]

Results

No. Results[1][4][5][6] Stipulations
1 Rizado Ruiz defeated Cesar Silva Singles match
2 El Marquez defeated César Valentino Singles match
3 Paco Pardinez defeated Black Shadow Singles match
4 Adorable Rubí wrestled to a "no contest" against Ringo Mendoza Singles match
5 Goro Tanaka and Alfonso Dantés beat Tony Stone and Tigre Colombiano Tag team match
6 Aníbal defeated El Cobarde Two out of three falls match for the vacant NWA World Middleweight Championship[3]
7 La Ola Blanco (Dr. Wagner and Ángel Blanco) defeated Super Star and Enrique Vera Two out of three falls Lucha de Apuesta mask and mask vs. mask and hair match[7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "41st Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 20, 1974. Retrieved September 25, 1974. 
  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 Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390.  
  4. ^ a b c "Historia de Los Aniversarios del CMLL". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c "Historia de Los Aniversarios" (in Spanish).  
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Grandes Figuras de la Lucha Libre". Dr. Wagner (in Spanish) (Portales, Mexico). November 2008. p. 19. 17. 
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