CMLL 70th Anniversary Show

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CMLL 70th Anniversary Show
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Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)
Date September 19, 2003[1][2]
Attendance 17,000[1]
Venue Arena México[1][2]
City Mexico City, Mexico[1][2]
Event chronology
Leyenda de Azul (2003) CMLL 70th Anniversary Show Sin Piedad (2003)
CMLL Anniversary Shows chronology
CMLL 69th Anniversary Show CMLL 70th Anniversary Show CMLL 71st Anniversary Show

The CMLL 70th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place on September 19, 2003 in Arena Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico. The show consisted of six matches, with the main event being a Lucha de Apuestas, hair vs. hair match between Shocker and Tarzan Boy. It also featured three regular Six-man tag team matches. As well as a CMLL World Tag Team Championship defense and another Lucha de Apuestas match. The event commemorated the 70th 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 2003 CMLL Anniversary Shows commemorated the 70th 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.[3] 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.[4] With the sales of the Jim Crockett Promotions to Ted Turner in 1988 CMLL became the oldest, still-operating wrestling promotion in the world.[4] 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.[4] Traditionally CMLL holds their major events on Friday Nights, replacing their regularly scheduled Super Viernes show.[4]

Storylines[edit]

The event featured six 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][2] Stipulations
1 El Sagrado, El Felino and Ángel Azteca defeated Averno, Mephisto and Arkangel de la Muerte Best two-out-of-three six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match
2 Atlantis, Brazo de Plata and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. defeatd Cien Caras, Dr. Wagner Jr. and Emilio Charles Jr. by disqualification. Best two-out-of-three six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match
3 Ricky Marvin, Virus and Volador Jr. defeated Los Havana Brothers (Havana Brother I, Havana Brother II and Havana Brother III) Best two-out-of-three six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match
4 Los Guerreros del Infierno (Último Guerrero and Rey Bucanero) (c) defeated Negro Casas and Perro Aguayo Jr. Best two-out-of-three Tag Team match for the CMLL World Tag Team Championship
5 Pierroth Jr. defeated Violencia Best two-out-of-three Lucha de Apuestas hair vs. mask match
6 Shocker defeated Tarzan Boy Best two-out-of-three Lucha de Apuestas hair vs. hair match.
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "70th Anniversary Show". ProWrestlingHistory.com. September 17, 2003. Retrieved August 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Ocampo, Jorge (October 5, 2003). "Aniversario 70 de CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 21. 
  3. ^ "Los Lutteroth / the Lutteroths". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2005. pp. 20–27. ISBN 968-6842-48-9. 
  4. ^ 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.