CMLL 61st Anniversary Show
|CMLL 61st Anniversary show|
Brazo de Plata, took part in the second match of the night against his brother
|Promotion||Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre|
|Date||September 30, 1994|
|City||Mexico City, Mexico|
|CMLL Anniversary Shows chronology|
The CMLL 61st Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place on September 30, 1994 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The show consisted of five matches, with the main event being a Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match, between Ricky Santana and El Texano. The show featured an additional Lucha de Apuesta between Silver King and Scorpio Sr. The show also featured a Six-man tag team match and two tag team matches. The event commemorated the 61st 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.
The 1994 CMLL Anniversary Shows commemorated the 61st 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. 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 Alliance. With the sales of the Jim Crockett Promotions to Ted Turner in 1988 CMLL became the oldest, still-operating wrestling promotion in the world. 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. Traditionally CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, replacing their regularly scheduled Super Viernes show.
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.
|1||Shocker and El Bronco defeated Cerebro and Guerrero Imperial||Best two-out-of-three falls Tag team match|
|2||Apolo Dantés and Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata) defeated El Brazo and The Headhunters (A and B)||Best two-out-of-three falls six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match|
|3||Emilio Charles Jr. and Negro Casas defeated El Satánico and Miguel Perez Jr.||Best two-out-of-three falls tag team match|
|4||Silver King defeated El Scorpio||Best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match.|
|5||Ricky Santana defeated El Texano||Best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match.|
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