Arena México : 1980

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EMLL (FRI) 12/05/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1465]
1) Águila Solitaria b Espia II
2) Mocho Cota b Jon Güil Don
3) Cachorro Mendoza & Kazak b Satánico & Tony Salazar
Tony Salazar split with Stanico and turned face.
4) Cien Caras, El Fantasma, Halcón Ortiz b Adorable Rubi, Gran Markus, Tony Benetto
5) El Faraón b Ringo Mendoza © [MEX MIDDLE]
Faraon took 2/3 to win the title.
6) Alfonso Dantes & Sangre Chicana b El Cobarde & El Jalisco [hair]
Chicana & Dantes took it 1/3, Chicana beating both men in the last. Jalisco & Cobarde had issues after theri loss.

Event Notes: last show of the season

EMLL (FRI) 11/28/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1464, Box y Lucha 1465]
1) Tommy Nava vs Ruddy Espinosa
2) Vulcano vs Mr. Steel
3) El Reo vs Bruno Victoria
4) Jon Güil Don & Kung Fu DQ Carnicero Águilar & El Supremo
prohibited shots for the DQ.
5) Cachorro Mendoza, Kazak, Ringo Mendoza b Sangre Chicana, Satánico, Tony Salazar
straight falls; Sangre Chicana isn't getting along with anyone right now
6) El Cobarde, El Jalisco, Mil Máscaras b Alfonso Dantes, El Faraón, Gran Markus
Tencicos took 1/3, setting up Jalisco & Cobrade vs Dantes & Chicana (who had crossed paths with them between matches and fought them before their match.) Box y Lucha notes this was supposed to be Jalisco & Cobrade vs Faraon & Dantes and Sangre Chicana challenging for a title match.

EMLL (FRI) 11/21/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1463, Box y Lucha 1464]
1) El Egipcio b El Nómada
2) El Asesino Negro & El Supremo b Cesar Curiel & El Talismán
Curiel's win streak comes to an end
3) Alfonso Dantes © b El Fantasma [NWA LH]
4) El Cobarde, El Jalisco, Kazak b Adorable Rubi, Sangre Chicana, Tony Salazar
Sangre Chicana & Tony Salazar had isues (and may have the last week)
5) Américo Rocca b Jon Güil Don [hair]
Rocca took 2/3 in the best match of the night.
6) Ringo Mendoza © DQ El Faraón [MEX MIDDLE]
11 minute match. Ringo took 2/3. Faraon had fall three won but wouldn't remove his hold (tirabuzon) and was DQed.

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(Box y Lucha 1462)

EMLL (FRI) 11/14/1980 Arena México [Arena 1161, Box y Lucha 1462, Box y Lucha 1463]
1) El As b Ruddy Espinoza
2) Huroki Sito b Sergio Borrayo
3) La Fiera DCOR El Talismán
both knocked out by a Fiera dive
4) Jon Güil Don, Kung Fu, Lizmark b Américo Rocca, Carnicero Águilar, El Supremo
Tecnicos took 2/3. sets up Don/Rocca.
5) El Cobarde, El Jalisco, Kazak DQ Gran Markus, Sangre Chicana, Satánico
Staright falls. Chicana fouled Cobarde. debut of Kazak (from the north)
6) Alfonso Dantes & El Faraón b Halcón Ortiz & Ringo Mendoza [super libre]
Dantes/Faraon took 1/3, leading to a Ringo/Faraon hair match

EMLL (FRI) 11/07/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1461]
1) Scaramouche vs Rafael Salamanca
2) Crucero I vs Cesar Curiel
3) Américo Rocca & Mocho Cota vs Jon Güil Don & Kung Fu
4) El Cobarde, El Fantasma, El Jalisco vs Asesino Negro, Sangre Chicana, Tony Salazar
5) Alfonso Dantes & El Faraón vs Halcón Ortiz & Ringo Mendoza

EMLL (FRI) 10/31/1980 Arena México [Arena 1159, Box y Lucha 1460]
1) Bufalo Salvaje b Yanco
2) Cesar Curiel b Manuel Robles
Curiel is on a win stream
3) Jon Güil Don & Kung Fu DQ Asesino Negro & Bruno Victoria
Victoria pulled Kung Fu's mask for the DQ
4) El Cobarde & El Jalisco COR El Supremo & Tony Salazar
5) Alfonso Dantes, Sangre Chicana, Satánico b El Fantasma, El Faraón, Ringo Mendoza
straight falls. Ringo accidentally hits Faraon, Faraon is angry and hits Ringo on purpose. Faraon's the rudo, demandinig a match with Mendoza in a postmatch interview. Ringo belives this goes back to the NWA MIDDLE title change two years ago

EMLL (FRI) 10/24/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1459, Box y Lucha 1460, DJ Spectro]
1) Cesar Curiel b Bruno Victoria
2) Gran Nikolai & Pequeño Goliath b Arturito & Filli Estrella
3) Halcón Ortiz, Mil Máscaras, Siglo XX b Adorable Rubi, Herodes, Tony Benetto
4) El Cobarde & El Jalisco b Carnicero Águilar & El Nazi [hair]
Tecnicos took 2/3. Box Y Lucha calls this the best match of the year. The Cobrade/Jalisco team had previously taken Leo Lopez & Manuel Robles' hair and are thought to be facing Tony Salazar & Sangre Chicana next.
5) El Fantasma b Satánico [hair]
Straight falls (first by DQ), a huge win for Fantasma. Arena 1159 says Satanico wrestled this match with a fever-ish high temperature and was thought to be pulled from the match at one point.

EMLL (FRI) 10/17/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1458, Box y Lucha 1459]
1) Crucero I vs El Vengador
not mentioned in Box y Lucha's results.
2) Leo López b El Reo
3) Carnicero Águilar & El Nazi b El Cobarde & El Jalisco
straight falls, setting up an apuesta match
4) Cien Caras & El Faraón b Sangre Chicana & Tony Salazar
5) Gran Markus, Satánico, Tony Benetto b El Fantasma, Halcón Ortiz, Mil Máscaras
Rudos took 2/3. Mil Mascaras and Gran Markus feuded. Satanico beat Fantasma, setting up an apuesta match

EMLL (FRI) 10/10/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1457, Box y Lucha 1458]
1) Crucero I b Chamaco Ortiz
2) Jon Güil Don DRAW Leo López
3) El Cobarde & El Jalisco b Carnicero Águilar & El Nazi
very violent match
4) El Faraón & Lizmark b Carlos Plata & Sangre Chicana
5) El Fantasma, El Santo, Halcón Ortiz b Alfonso Dantes, Satánico, Tony Salazar
return of Halcon & Santo. KO 1422 says Santo was momentarily replaced by Cien Caras because the DF commission wouldn't license him. Appeared to get a waiver for this match, but not the next. Tecnicos took 2/3

EMLL (FRI) 09/26/1980 Arena México [Arena 1154, Box Y Lucha 1455, Box Y Lucha 1456, Lucha Libre 874, RB]
***EMLL 47th Aniversario ***
1) El Vengador b Manuel Robles
2) El Cobarde, Máscara Año 2000, Siglo XX DRAW Bruno Victoria, El Nazi, Herodes
Siglo & Herodes double pin
3) El Faraón & Seiji Sakaguchi b Alfonso Dantes & Tony Benetto
Sakaguchi's Mexico debut. Straight falls, DQ in the first.
4) Cien Caras © b TNT [MEX HEAVY]
Caras took 2/3 to win in a bit of an upset. First defense.
5) Satánico b Mocho Cota [hair]
Satanico took 2/3. Tease of Satanico as a tecnico.
6) Sangre Chicana © DRAW El Fantasma [NWA MIDDLE]
Fantasma took 1, Sangre took fall 2, double pin in the third on a suplex, second double pin on the show. Fantasma didn't look as good this week.

EMLL (FRI) 09/19/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1455, Lucha Libre 873]
1) Cesar Curiel b Pirata Morgan
2) Adorable Rubi & El Supremo b Jon Güil Don & Máscara Año 2000
3) El Fantasma, Lizmark, Ringo Mendoza b Mocho Cota, Sangre Chicana, Satánico
straight falls, best match Fantasma's had in his life according to Box y Lucha. He challenged Sangre Chicana to a title match
4) Alfonso Dantes, TNT, Tony Benetto b Cien Caras, El Faraón, Pak Choo
Rudos took 1/3

EMLL (SAT) 09/13/1980 Arena México [Matt Farmer] Attendance: 15000
1) El Reo vs El Invasor
2) Carnicero Águilar & Pirata Morgan b Alma Grande & Jon Güil Don
3) Mocho Cota & Satánico b Lizmark & Ringo Mendoza
4) El Fantasma, El Faraón, Pak Choo b Adorable Rubi, Tony Benetto, Tony Salazar
5) Andre The Giant & Cien Caras b Alfonso Dantes, Herodes, TNT

EMLL (FRI) 09/12/1980 Arena México [KO 1417, Lucha Libre 873]
1) El Reo vs El Invasor
2) Divino Roy vs Jon Güil Don
Lucha Libre mentions Divino Roy fractured his left clavicale in this match and wil be out three months.
3) Lizmark & Ringo Mendoza vs Mocho Cota & Satánico
4) El Fantasma, El Faraón, Pak Choo vs Adorable Rubi, Tony Benetto, Tony Salazar
5) Alfonso Dantes, Herodes, TNT vs Andre el Gigante & Cien Caras

EMLL (FRI) 09/05/1980 Arena México [Halcon 434, KO 1417]
1) Pirata Morgan b Alma Grande
2) Jon Güil Don DRAW Carnicero Águilar
3) Carlos Plata & Tony Benetto b Máscara Año 2000 & Siglo XX
4) El Fantasma, El Faraón, Ringo Mendoza DQ Adorable Rubi, Sangre Chicana, Tony Salazar
Tecnicos took 1/3, the first by DQ.
5) Andre el Gigante & Cien Caras b Alfonso Dantes, Herodes, Sunny War Cloud
2 vs 3, but 2 won easily in straight falls.

Event Notes: sellout

EMLL (FRI) 08/29/1980 Arena México [Halcon 434]
1) Jon Güil Don, Kato Kung Lee, Kung Fu b Américo Rocca, Carnicero Águilar, Mocho Cota
2) Satánico b Cachorro Mendoza [hair]
3) Sangre Chicana © b Ringo Mendoza [NWA MIDDLE]
4) Andre el Gigante & Ángel Blanco b Canek, Cesar Valentino, Coloso Colosetti

Event Notes: first show of the season; no date listed but matches up with previously known hair match. Matches are scattered around in a longe rnotes column.

EMLL (FRI) 08/15/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1450, KO 1414]
1) Zorro Mendoza b Rey David
2) Vengador b Scaramouche
3) Franco Colombo, Jon Güil Don, Talismán b Américo Rocca, Divino Roy, Mocho Cota
4) El Fantasma & El Faraón b Adorable Rubi & Alfonso Dantes
straight falls, the first when Rubi was eliminated but came back into help
5) Cachorro Mendoza & Ringo Mendoza b Sangre Chicana & Satánico [super libre]
Tecnicos took 2/3

Event Notes: all tecnico wins

EMLL (FRI) 07/04/1980 Arena México [Arena 1142, Box Y Lucha]
1) Supremo & Tony Salazar b Franco Colombo & Jon Güil Don
2) Gemelo Diablo I & Gemelo Diablo II DRAW Cien Caras & El Fantasma
3) Máscara Año 2000 b Carlos Plata [hair]
4) El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza b Adorable Rubi & El Nazi [hair]
tecnicos took 2/3.
5) Sangre Chicana © b Cachorro Mendoza [NWA MIDDLE]
Chicana took 2/3 to defend

EMLL (FRI) 06/27/1980 Arena México [KO 1520]
1) Cesar Curiel vs Manuel Robles
2) Carlos Plata vs Máscara Año 2000
3) Américo Rocca & Tony Salazar vs El Fantasma & Jon Güil Don
4) Adorable Rubi & El Nazi vs Cachorro Mendoza & Ringo Mendoza and El Faraón & Tony Benetto and Gemelo Diablo I & Gemelo Diablo II
Ringo's patner not lsited
5) Alfonso Dantes vs Les Thorton [NWA CRUISER]

Event Notes: part of a scan listed of KO 1520 (September 1982) but clearly from 1980 based on the wrestlers on the card and the mention of Sangre Chicana/Cachorro Mendoza title change in Monterrey; other scanned pages suggest this is meant to be 06/27

EMLL (FRI) 06/20/1980 Arena México [KO 1520]
1) El Jalisco b Leo López
2) Máscara Año 2000 b Herodes
3) Tony Benetto & Tony Salazar DRAW El Cobarde & Jon Güil Don
4) Cachorro Mendoza, El Faraón, Ringo Mendoza DQ Gemelo Diablo I, Gemelo Diablo II, Sangre Chicana
5) Les Thornton & Mil Máscaras b Alfonso Dantes & Gran Markus

Event Notes: part of a scan list of KO 1520 (September 1982) but clearly from 1980 based on the wrestlers on the card and the mention of Sangre Chicana/Cachorro Mendoza title change in Monterrey.

EMLL (FRI) 06/06/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1436]
1) Jon Güil Don, Kato Kung Lee, Kung Fu vs ?, ??, ???
return of Don, a new trio of martial artists

Event Notes: Box Y Lucha 1436 lists the MEX MIDDLE tournament final on this date; it's historically been listed on the 8th. Les Thornton was also scheduled to appear.

EMLL (FRI) 04/18/1980 Arena México [Halcon 414]
1) El Jalisco & El Reo b Crucero I & Crucero II
2) Kung Fu & Lizmark DRAW Mocho Cota & Tony Salazar
Kung Fu challenged Tony Salazar to an apuesat match
3) El Fantasma, Ringo Mendoza, Santo DRAW Alfonso Dantes, Sangre Chicana, Supremo
Dantes/Ringo double pin
4) Kato Kung Lee b Américo Rocca [hair]
Lee saved his mask, took 2/3.
5) Satánico b El Faraón [NWA MIDDLE]
Satanico took 2/3.

Event Notes: last show of this run

EMLL (FRI) 03/07/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1123, Lucha Libre 845]
1) Alfonso Dantes & Satánico b El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza [final]
Dantes & Satanico took 2/3.
2) El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza b Sayama & Siglo XX [semifinal]
3) Alfonso Dantes & Satánico b Águila India & Halcón Ortiz [semifinal]
4) Alfonso Dantes & Satánico b Kato Kung Lee & Kung Fu [quarterfinal]
5) Águila India & Halcón Ortiz b El Vikingo & Tony Benetto [quarterfinal]
6) El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza b Bruno Victoria & Rubí Ruvalcaba [quarterfinal]
7) Sayama & Siglo XX b Sangre Chicana & Supremo [quarterfinal]

Event Notes: good show, bad turnout

EMLL (FRI) 02/29/1980 Arena México [Box Y Lucha, Box y Lucha 1427, Matt Farmer, ricardo aguilar hidalgo]
1) Talismán b Rodolfo Ruiz
may have been a swing match taking place after the main event (but was definitely the least important match)
2) El Faraón & Ringo Mendoza DQ Adorable Rubi & Satánico
3) Satoru Sayama © vs Sangre Chicana [NWA MIDDLE]
About 25 minutes. Sayama took 1/3 to retain in the best match of the night.
4) Andre el Gigante & Mil Máscaras b Coloso Colosetti & TNT
Andre el Gigante's last match in Mexico of the tour. Straight falls. Coloso Colosetti was a sub for Tiger Jeet Singh, suspended for his actions the previous week in this building.
5) Alfonso Dantes © b Kurisu [NWA LH]
Aout 24 minutes. Alfonso Dantes took 2/3 to retain.
6) Lawrence de Arabia L El Supremo, Kato Kung Lee [mask]
Kato escaped first, beating both Lawrence then Supremo. Supremo took 2/3 to beat Lawrence to unmask him as Pacp Pardinez.

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EMLL (FRI) 02/22/1980 Arena México [Arena 1123, Box y Lucha 1426, DJ Spectro, Halcon 406]
1) Manuel Robles b Vengador
2) Cien Caras b Herodes
3) Supremo & Tony Salazar b Kato Kung Lee & Lawrence de Arabia
Rudos took 2/3. sets up a three way mask match (Kato, Lawrence, Supremo) for next week
4) Alfonso Dantes, Kurisu, Sangre Chicana b El Faraón, Ringo Mendoza, Sayama
Rudos took 1/3. Chicana beat Sayama depsite Kurisu & Dantess having issus. Sets up Sayama/Sangre and Kurisu/Dantes title matches.
5) Andre el Gigante, Halcón Ortiz, Raúl Mata DQ Gran Markus, Tiger Jeet Singh, TNT
Andre & Singh debuted. Tecnicos took 1/3. Singh fouled Halcon for the DQ. Andre would only appear in Arena Mexico 2 more times

Event Notes: A sell out.

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EMLL (FRI) 02/15/1980 Arena México [Box y Lucha 1426, RB]
1) Rafael Salamanca vs Scaramouche
2) Cesar Curiel vs El Nazi
3) Satánico & Supremo vs El Faraón & Lawrence de Arabia
4) Gran Hamada, Mil Máscaras, Satoru Sayama vs Gran Markus, Masanobu Kurisu, Sangre Chicana
5) Tony Benetto © b Halcón Ortiz [MEX HEAVY]
6) Alfonso Dantes © b Raúl Mata [NWA LH]

Event Notes: Box Y Lucha 1426 mentions successful defenses in passing without a location or date, but it appears to be this show

EMLL (FRI) 02/08/1980 Arena México [Box Y Lucha 1424]
1) Talismán b Huroki Sito
2) Hamada, Raúl Mata, Sayama b Alfonso Dantes, Sangre Chicana, Tony Salazar
3) Halcón Ortiz & Lawrence de Arabia b El Supremo & Tony Benetto
building up an Arabia/Supremo mask match
4) Kato Kung Lee & Kung Fu b Bruno Victoria & Rescuitado
debut of Rescuitado, who looked nervous. Match was bad.
5) Cachorro Mendoza & Ringo Mendoza b Américo Rocca & Carlos Plata
Match of the night.

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