EMLL 40th Anniversary Show
|EMLL 40th Anniversary Show|
|Promotion||Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL)|
|Date||September 21, 1973|
|City||Mexico City, Mexico|
|EMLL Aniversary Show chronology|
The EMLL 40th Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL) that took place on September 21, 1973 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The event commemorated the 40th anniversary of EMLL, which would become the oldest professional wrestling promotion in the world. The Anniversary show is EMLL's biggest show of the year, their Super Bowl event.
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 40th EMLL anniversary show featured an unknown number of matches, traditionally EMLL has five to six matches per show, but at times have had more or less and the total number has not been verified. In one of the few confirmed matches NWA World Middleweight Champion Rene Guajardo successfully defended the title against El Halcón in a best two-out-of three falls match. The main event was a double Lucha de Apuesta hair vs. hair match with both members of each tag team putting their hair on the line against the outcome of the match. The storyline brothers of Ray and Ringo Mendoza took on and defeated the team of Ángel Blanco and Kim Chul Won to have both of them shaved bald.
|#||Rene Guajardo (C) went to a draw with El Halcón||Best two-out-of three falls match for the NWA World Middleweight Championship|
|#||Ray and Ringo Mendoza defeated Ángel Blanco and Kim Chul Won||Best two-out-of-three falls Lucha de Apuesta hair vs. hair match|
|(C) Refers to the champion going into the match|
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