CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship

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Current Champions

Esfinge & Tritón, 9th Champions

Esfinge and Tritón are the champions. They defeated Disturbio and Virus in the tournament final on March 10, 2018 to crown new champions.

History of Championship

Alan Stone and his brother Chris Stone/Moto Cross were the Arena Coliseo (DF) Tag Team Champions, as of 2005 (though last defended 2002). The championship, which is only defended in Mexico City's Arena Coliseo, is treated as a secondary championship, in the same way the Mexican national championships are secondary to the CMLL world championships. In this case, AAA controlled the Mexican National Tag Team Championship, so CMLL uses their own arena-specific title instead for a secondary parajes championship.

There are occasional references to an earlier Arena Coliseo tag team championship, seemingly serving the same secondary tag team championship purpose. The teams of Villano II & Villano I (around 1973, according to La Magia del Ring 3) and Kato Kung Lee & Kung Fu are said to be past champions, but detailed history is unavailable.

The early 2000s era of the championship never got much traction in CMLL; while they were used to highlight the Stone brothers and to build a feud with Guerrero del Futuro & Damian el Guerrero into a hair match, they vanished into the background after the last known defense.

The championship went dormant for a long stretch, due to departures by both champions. Alan has since joined AAA, and Chris also joined AAA only to return to CMLL. The possibility of holding a tournament for new champions was occasionally mentioned in the following years, but never really focused on.

With no advance warning, a 16 team tournament finally took place in June 2008, focusing on wrestlers who were usually relegated to the opening three matches. Due to a scheduling oddity, the first week of the tournament actually took place in Arena Mexico. The final to determine new champions took take place on June 29th, with Flash and Stuka Jr. defeating favorites Euforia and Nosferatu for the titles.

After a couple month chase, with the rudo Infernales usually defeating the champions in trios matches, Euforia and Nosferatu were granted a rematch. Stuka Jr. and Flash were able to defend them once again.


Champions Listing

Original Championship

EMLL originally promoted both Sunday and Tuesday Arena Coliseo Tag Team championships, which were only defended on those days in those buildings. Neither belts were mentioned or active often. The listings below are believed to be the Tuesday belts, which were the most prominent of the two. This history is not close to complete.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
? Apolo Curiel & El Rebelde ? ? ?
3 Manuel Robles & Huroki Sito 1964.12.01 Arena Coliseo [1]
title history unknown
? Chucho Villa & El Greco ? ? ?
1 El Solitario & Misterio II 1967.03.21 Arena Coliseo [2]
? Benny Romero & Bobby Contreras Chucho Villa & El Greco 1969.11.04 Arena Coliseo [3]
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. defense #3 according to Lucha Libre 60
  2. Lucha Libre 220
  3. Lucha Libre 321, Lucha Libre 323

2000 Restart Championship

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
tournament for initial champions
1 Alan Stone & Moto Cross Fugaz & Virus 2000.11.07 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Guerrero del Futuro & Damian el Guerrero 2001.07.24 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Valentin Mayo & Sangre Azteca 2002.03.19 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Valentin Mayo & Karloff Lagarde Jr. 2002.10.22 Arena Coliseo DF
championship inactive for many years, vacant when Stones jump to AAA in 2005.06.14
16 team tournament to determine new champions
2 Stuka Jr. & Flash Euforia & Nosferatu 2008.06.29 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Euforia & Nosferatu 2008.12.14 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Euforia & Nosferatu 2009.? ?
3 Virus & Polvora 2009.12.13 Arena Mexico
16 team #1 contenders tournament
4 Diamante & Delta 2010.10.25 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Arkángel de la Muerte & Skándalo 2011.10.09 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Hooligan & Skándalo 2012.03.11 Arena Coliseo DF
7 Namajague & Shigeo Okumura 2012.09.09 Arena Mexico
8 Cancerbero & Raziel 2012.12.23 Arena Mexico
3 Namajague & Okumura Stuka Jr. & Fuego 2013.03.03 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. 2013.07.14 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. Namajague & Okumura 2013.11.03 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Puma & Tiger 2014.02.09 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Kamaitachi & Okumura 2014.07.13 Arena Mexico
5 Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. 2015.02.28 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Guerrero Maya Jr. [2] & The Panther[1] Misterioso Jr. & Sagrado 2015.12.19 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Shigeo Okumura & Bobby Zavala[2] 2016.01.23 Korakuen Hall
2 Puma & Tiger 2016.02.27 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Arkángel de la Muerte & Virus 2016.04.30 Deportivo Benito Juarez [3]
4 Hechicero & Vangelis 2016.05.28 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Cuatrero & Sanson (II) 2016.12.10 Arena Coliseo DF
7 Black Terry & Negro Navarro Guerrero Maya Jr. & The Panther 2016.12.25 Arena Naucalpan
1 El Cuatrero & Sansón 2017.02.19 Coliseo Coacalco
2 Hechicero & Virus 2017.03.26 Arena Naucalpan
3 Blue Panther & Blue Panther Jr. 2017.04.11 Arena Mexico
4 Blue Panther & Octagón 2017.06.04 Arena Puebla
8 El Cuatrero & Sansón Negro Navarro & Black Terry 2017.07.22 Arena Coliseo
1 Stigma & Esfinge 2017.10.16 Arena Puebla
Cuartero & Sansón vacate championships on February 14, 2018 to enter tournament for CMLL World Tag Team Championship.
16 team tournament for vacant championship
9 Esfinge & Tritón Disturbio & Virus 2018.03.10 Arena Coliseo
1 Pólvora & Templario 2018.09.29 Arena Coliseo
2 Felino & Tiger 2019.06.24 Arena Puebla
3 Furia Roja & Guerrero de la Muerte 2019.06.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
Triton leaves promotion in August 2019. CMLL declares championship vacant on 2020.04.30
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Gallery of Champions

Alan Stone & Moto Cross, 1st Modern Champions
Stuka Jr. & Flash, 2nd Modern Champions
Okumura & Namajague, 3rd Modern Champions
Guerrero Maya Jr. & Delta, 4th Modern Champions
Sagrado & Misterioso Jr., 5th Modern Champions
The Panther & Guerrero Maya Jr., 6th Modern Champions
Black Terry & Negro Navarro, 7th Modern Champions
El Cuatrero & Sansón, 8th Modern Champions


Sources

  • Robert Bihari
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Championships
CMLL: Mini: ShockercitoSuper Light: vacant
Welter: TitánMiddle: El Cuatrero
Light Heavy: Niebla RojaHeavy: Ultimo Guerrero
Tag: Mistico & CaristicoWomen: Marcela
Trios: Los Guerreros Laguneros (Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero & Euforia)
NWA WH: Welter: Volador Jr.Middle: CarísticoLight Heavy: Stuka Jr.
National: Light: ElectricoWelter: Soberano Jr.Light Heavy: Bárbaro Cavernario
Heavy: El TerribleWomen: La Metálica
Tag: Atlantis Jr. & FlyerWomen's Tag: (vacant)
Trios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero & Forastero)
Tournaments: Leyenda de Plata: Barbaro CavernarioUniversal: Terrible
Reyes del Aire: TemplarioGran Alternativa: Star Jr. & Valiente
La Copa Jr.: Universo 2000 Jr.Parejas Increíbles: Caristico & Forastero
Occidente: Welter: ExplosivoMiddle: Difunto
Light Heavy: EsfingeHeavy: Star Black
Tag: Gran Kenut & León Blanco
Trios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero & Forastero)
Misc: Arena Coliseo Tag: vacant
Inactive

Leyenda de AzulCopa de Arena Mexico Tournament
Pequeño Reyes del AireEn Busca de un Ídolo
Japan TagJapan Women's
DF: LightWelterMiddle
CMLL-REINA: Intl JuniorIntlTag Team