CMLL 62nd Anniversary Show

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CMLL 62nd Anniversary show
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Dr. Wagner Jr. representing Mexico in the semi-main event
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date September 22, 1995[1]
Venue Arena México[1]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1]
Event chronology
Second Generation Tag Team Tournament CMLL 62nd Anniversary show Copa de Oro (1995)
CMLL Anniversary Shows chronology
CMLL 61st Anniversary Show CMLL 62nd Anniversary show CMLL 63rd Anniversary Show

The CMLL 62nd Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place on September 22, 1995 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 Silver King and Miguel Perez Jr. The show also featured three Six-man tag team matches and a tag team match to open the show. The event commemorated the 62nd 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 1995 CMLL Anniversary Shows commemorated the 62nd 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 Alliance.[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 Times
1 Mogur and Chicago Express defeated Javier Cruz and Xavier Rocca Best two-out-of-three falls Tag team match  
2 Los Brazos (Brazo de Oro, Brazo de Plata and El Brazo) defeated El Satánico, Mocho Cota and Gran Markus Jr. Best two-out-of-three falls six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match  
3 Negro Casas and Los Hermano Dinamitas (Máscara Año 2000 and Universo 2000) defeated Hijo del Santo, Dos Caras and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. Best two-out-of-three falls six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match  
4 Ricky Santana, El Boricua and Foreign Exchange defeated Pierroth Jr., Emilio Charles Jr. and Dr. Wagner Jr. Best two-out-of-three falls six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match  
5 Miguel Perez Jr. defeated Silver King Best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuesta, hair vs. hair match.[5][6] 19:39

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "62nd Anniversary Show". ProWrestlingHistory. September 22, 1995. 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. ^ "1994 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 8, 1995. pp. 2–28. issue 2176. 
  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.