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EMLL 46th Anniversary Show

EMLL 46th Anniversary Show
Promotion Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL)
Date September 21, 1979[1]
Attendance Unknown[1]
Venue Arena Coliseo[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Pay-per-view chronology
23. Aniversario de Arena México EMLL 46th Anniversary Show 24. Aniversario de Arena México
EMLL Aniversary Show chronology
EMLL 45th Anniversary Show EMLL 46th Anniversary Show EMLL 47th Anniversary Show

The EMLL 46th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 21, 1979 in Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 46th 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.


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 event was the first Anniversary show to be held in Arena Coliseo since 1955 when EMLL held their 22nd Anniversary Show in that arena.[3]

In one of the few confirmed matches for the show NWA World Middleweight Champion, Japanese born Satoru Sayama successfully defended the championship against Mexican native Ringo Mendoza in a best two-out-of three falls match.[1][4][5][6][7] In the main event both Gran Cochisse and Américo Rocca put their hair on the line in a Lucha de Apuesta hair vs. hair match, which was a result of a long running feud between the two. In the end Cochisse was successful and Américo Rocca was forced to have his long, curly hair shaved off completely while sitting in the middle of the ring.[1][4][5][6]


Satoru Sayama remained champion until March 28, 1980 when he was dethroned by El Satánico.[7] Sayama later returned to his native Japan and became famous as the masked wrestling character "Tiger Mask".


No. Results[1][4][5][6] Stipulations
1 Satoru Sayama defeated Ringo Mendoza[7] Two out of three falls match for the NWA World Middleweight Championship
2 Gran Cochisse defeated Américo Rocca Two out of three falls Lucha de Apuesta hair vs. hair match


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "46th Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. August 21, 1979. 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. ^ "22nd Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 16, 1955. Retrieved September 27, 2012. 
  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. ^ a b c Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390.  
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