|CMLL 71st Anniversary show|
|Promotion||Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre|
|Date||September 17, 2004|
|City||Mexico City, Mexico|
|CMLL Anniversary Shows chronology|
The CMLL 71st Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling major show event produced by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) that took place on September 17, 2004 in Arena México, Mexico City, Mexico. The show consisted of six matches, with the main event being a Lucha de Apuestas, elimination match where all four competitors put their mask on the line. The competitors were Rayo de Jalisco Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Universo 2000 and Canek. It also featured four Six-man tag team matches, including a Mini-Estrella match. The show also featured CMLL World Light Heavyweight Champion Último Guerrero defending the title against L.A. Park. The event commemorated the 71st 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 2004 CMLL Anniversary Shows commemorated the 71st 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 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.
|1||Mascarita Sagrada, Shockercito and Tzuki defeated Espectrito, Fire and Pequeño Violencia - two falls to one
||Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match||18:00|
|2||Místico, Misterioso II and Volador Jr. defeated Averno, Mephisto and Olímpico - two falls to one
||Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match||11:19|
|3||Atlantis, Blue Panther and Máscara Sagrada defeated Pierroth Jr., Tarzan Boy and Vampiro - two falls to one
||Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match||15:03|
|4||Último Guerrero defeated L.A. Park - two falls to one
||Singles match for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship||15:55|
|5||Los Perros del Mal (Perro Aguayo Jr., El Terrible and Héctor Garza) defeated El Hijo del Santo, Negro Casas and Shocker - two falls to one
||Six-man "Lucha Libre rules" tag team match||13:37|
|6||Universo 2000 lost to Canek, also in the match: Dr. Wagner Jr. and Rayo de Jalisco Jr.
||Four-way Lucha de Apuesta mask vs. mask elimination match.||19:50|
- General result sources
- "75th Anniversary Show". ProWrestlingHistory.com. September 19, 2008. Retrieved September 17, 2004.
- Ocampo, Jorge (September 26, 2004). "Anniversario 71 de CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). issue 72.
- Specific sources
- Arturo Rosas Plata (September 28, 2007). "Las celebraciones pasadas..." Ovaciones (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V. p. 18. Número 20998 Año LX. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved September 19, 2009.
- "CMLL 71st Anniversary Show". Pro Wrestling History. September 17, 2004. Retrieved August 7, 2016.
- 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.
- "Los Lutteroth / the Lutteroths". Lucha Libre: Masked Superstars of Mexican Wrestling. Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. 2005. pp. 20–27. ISBN 968-6842-48-9.