CMLL 59th Anniversary Show

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CMLL 59th Anniversary show
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Atlantis, wrestled in the main event of the show
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
Date September 18, 1992[1]
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Event chronology
36. Aniversario de Arena México CMLL 59th Anniversary show 37. Aniversario de Arena México
CMLL Anniversary Shows chronology
EMLL 58th Anniversary Show CMLL 59th Anniversary show CMLL 60th Anniversary Show

The CMLL 59th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place on September 18, 1992 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. This was the first Anniversary show under the CMLL name as the company had changed name from Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre in the winter of 1991. The show consisted of five matches, with the main event being a Six-man tag team match between the team of The Great Kabuki, La Fiera and Pierroth Jr. and the team of Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Atlantis and King Haku. The show also featured a Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match, between El Dandy and El Satánico. Furthermore the show featured two more six-man tag team matches and a Tag Team match featuring Japanese women making a special appearance for CMLL.[1] The event commemorated the 59th anniversary of CMLL, the oldest professional wrestling promotion in the world. The Anniversary show is CMLL's biggest show of the year, their Super Bowl event.

Production[edit]

Background[edit]

The 1992 CMLL Anniversary Shows commemorated the 59th anniversary of the Mexican professional wrestling company Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (Spanish for "World Wrestling Council"; CMLL) holding their first show on September 22, 1933 by promoter and founder Salvador Lutteroth.[2] CMLL, originally known as Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre ("Mexican Wrestling Company"; EMLL) it would change its name to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in 1992 to signal their departure from the National Wrestling Alliancem with the 59th Anniversary show being the first anniversary show held under the CMLL banner.[3] With the sales of the Jim Crockett Promotions to Ted Turner in 1988 CMLL became the oldest, still-operating wrestling promotion in the world.[3] Over the years CMLL has on occasion held multiple shows to celebrate their anniversary but since 1977 the company has only held one annual show, which is considered the biggest show of the year, CMLL's equivalent of WWE's WrestleMania or their Super Bowl event. CMLL has held their Anniversary show at Arena México in Mexico City, Mexico since 1956, the year the building was completed, over time Arena México earned the nickname "The Cathedral of Lucha Libre" due to it hosting most of CMLL's major events since the building was completed.[3] Traditionally CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, replacing their regularly scheduled Super Viernes show.[3]

Storylines[edit]

The event featured five professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines. Wrestlers were portrayed as either heels (referred to as rudos in Mexico, those that portray the "bad guys") or faces (técnicos in Mexico, the "good guy" characters) as they followed a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

Results[edit]

No. Results[1][4] Stipulations
1 Los Metálicos (Oro, Plata and Bronce[Note 1]) wrestled El Fiero, El Felino and Lynx to a draw Best two-out-of-three falls six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match
2 Aja Kong and Kyoko Inoue defeated Xochitl Hamada and Kaoru Maeda Best two-out-of-three falls Tag team match
3 Love Machine, Último Dragón and Vampiro Canadienese defeated Black Magic, Negro Casas and Pirata Morgan Best two-out-of-three falls six-man six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match
4 El Dandy defeated El Satánico Best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match[5][6]
5 Atlantis, King Haku and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. defeated El Gran Kabuki, La Fiera and Pierroth Jr. Best two-out-of-three falls six-man six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ This was the second person to play Bronce, not Black Warrior

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "59th Anniversary Show". ProWrestlingHistory. September 18, 1992. Retrieved February 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Los Lutteroth / the Lutteroths". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2005. pp. 20–27. ISBN 968-6842-48-9. 
  3. ^ a b c d Madigan, Dan (2007). "A family affair". Mondo Lucha Libre: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 128–132. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  4. ^ "1991 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 1992. pp. 2–28. issue 2020. 
  5. ^ "Historia de Los Aniversarios del CMLL". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). September 2, 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2012. 
  6. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012.