NWA World Middleweight challenger tournament, 1953

From Luchawiki

A tournament was held to determine a #1 contender to Tarzan Lopez's #1 contender on Arena Coliseo shows in mid-year 1953. The tournament took place over three weeks, a full round a week.

The first round matches were set by battle royal. The match-ups are unknown.

Eliminated in the first round

  June 12 June 19 June 26
   El Santo W    
   El Santo W  
   Enrique Llanes  
 Enrique Llanes W
      El Santo
   Sugi Sito W
   Sugi Sito W  
   Sugi Sito W
   Black Shadow  
 Black Shadow W

Sugi Sito defeated Tarzan Lopez to win the championship on July 10.