1949 in professional wrestling

1949 in professional wrestling describes the year's events in the world of professional wrestling.

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List of notable promotionsEdit

Only one promotion held notable shows in 1949.

Promotion Name Abbreviation
Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre EMLL

Calendar of notable showsEdit

Date Promotion(s) Event Location Main Event
September 30 EMLL EMLL 16th Anniversary Show Mexico City, Mexico Tarzán López and Bobby Bonales defeated El Santo and Gory Guerrero in a best two-out-three falls tag team match[1]
(c) – denotes defending champion(s)

Championship changesEdit

EMLLEdit

incoming champion – Mike Kelly[2]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
May 28 Tarzán López EMLL show [2]
incoming champion – Jack O'Brien[3]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
April 29 Gory Guerrero EMLL show [3]
incoming champion - Daniel Aldana[4]
No title changes[4]
incoming champion – Uncertain[5]
No title changes[5]
incoming champion – Emilio Charles[6]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
Uncertain Vacated N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons[6]
August 5 Joe Marin EMLL show [6]
October 18 Black Shadow EMLL show [6]
incoming champion – Tarzán López[7]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
July 1 Cavernario Galindo EMLL show [7]
incoming champion – Vacant or El Santo[8]
No title changes[8]

NWAEdit

Incoming Champion – Orville Brown[9]
Date Winner Event/Show Note(s)
November 27 Lou Thesz N/A Thez was awarded the championship when Brown's career ended due to a car accident.The NWA voted to recognize Brown as the Worlds Champion. Defeated Sonny Myers to solidify the claim.[9]

DebutsEdit

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DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares" [CMLL: 79 stories, 79 anniversaries, the 70 main events]. Súper Luchas (in Spanish). Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2006). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Middleweight Title [Lutteroth]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present (4th ed.). Archeus Communications. pp. 389–390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  3. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: EMLL NWA World Welterweight Title [Lutteroth]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 390. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  4. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: National Heavyweight Title". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. pp. 390–391. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  5. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: National Middleweight Championship". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  6. ^ a b c d Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: National Lightweight Title [Lutteroth]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 393. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  7. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: National Lightweight Title [Lutteroth]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 393. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  8. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). "Mexico: National Welterweight Title [Lutteroth]". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  9. ^ a b Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). ""United States: 19th century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IWA, ECW, NWA: NWA World Heavyweight Title"". Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. p. 15. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Wrestlers debuted in 1949: 1 - 20 of 20". Wrestling Data. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "Wrestlers born in 1949: 1 - 50 of 65". Wrestling Data. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  12. ^ "Wrestlers deceased in 1949: 1 - 16 of 16". Wrestling Data. Retrieved February 1, 2020.