Mexican National Trios Championship
History of Championship
Like all Mexican National Championships, they are actually managed by the wrestling commission, not owned titles of the promotions, and only natives are eligible to win them.
In recent years, the Mexican National Trios Champions have tended to be a midcard title, featuring matches between wrestlers who've not yet established themselves as national drawing stars, but are regulars on Arena Mexico cards. The title has been used as a way to give those selected a bit more attention.
In their early years, this championship was a much bigger deal, a rare championship which went back between the LLI group in El Toreo and EMLL in Arena Mexico. The co-promotion spirit has never existed between CMLL and AAA, which caused this championship to be shelved for the late 90s. The titles moved over from CMLL to AAA when the champions moved as a unit, but further jumps caused championship teams to be split among the promotions on two occasions. Blue Panther, El Signo and Fuerza Guerrera are credited with a five year reign, but rarely was a team during that stretch.
When the trio reassembled in CMLL, that promotion brought the championship back to life just to transfer it to a tecnico team of Olimpico, Safari and Mr. Niebla.
Much later, the championships were won by Volador Jr., Safari and Felino. This team featured a mix of a veteran with two up and comers, but never seemed to gain much traction as unit. They did work out pretty well as a goal for others. The first Guapos U class included a tournament where there winning team would receive a shot at these titles. Future prospects Misterioso II, Brazo de Oro Jr., and Texano Jr. won the tournament, and ended up getting multiple challenges including spot show rematches. Meanwhile, Zumbido and Super Crazy sought to find a third partner to defeat the champions, but failed twice and ended up turning on each other.
The Pandilla Guerrera trio of Sangre Azteca, Dr. X and Nitro were finally able to unseat the champions. This was a step up for the trio, as only Dr. X had won a championship of this level previous. The reign itself was unnoteworthy.
Maximo, Texano Jr. and El Sagrado were the 25th champions. In the lead up to winning the championship, the tecnico trio was projected as a three individuals with very different personalities who came together as one solid unit. After wining the championship, they weren't really projected at all as team. When they finally did team up, it seemed a sure bet that it was to finally move the championships off of them.
The circumstances of their loss did end up being surprising. Representing Los Perros del Mal, the team of Halloween, Mr. Águila and Damian 666 defeated the tecnico trio on a special Kid's Day show at Arena Mexico. They got a little help from the champions, with Texano Jr. turning on his partners and literally handing the new champions their title belts. Texano would later become a member of Los Perros del Mal, but this was his official rudo turn. Of note, Halloween and Damian had won back the belts they had never lost, but were stripped of them four years prior.
The Los Perros del Mal team might have had a longer run, as they were a focal part of the promotion at this point. However, a few months in, Halloween asked for his release from the company. He was quickly wrapped up in Mexico City, and did a short feud with the future champions in Arena Puebla to set up that title change.
Volador Jr., Sombra and El Sagrado (as "the top three young tecnicos not named Mistico") defeated the Perros del Mal champions in a rare title change for Arena Puebla. It wouldn't have been surprising if the CMLL did little more with the championship, given the suddenness of the title change, but the belts actually caught a bit of attention during this reign. It wasn't a rudo team feud, though they did face more of those in Arena Mexico than in recent tecnico title reigns, but tecnico vs tecnico title defenses. The champions defeated various combination of other tecnicos in fast paced high flying matches thru the winter and spring of 2008, culminating in the spectacular 2008 Kid's Day title defense over El Hijo del Fantasma, La Mascara and Valiente.
The good thing about the matches were how they showcased these champions as being more than just 'the other guys'. The problem was it gave CMLL ideas on how to use them that didn't involve the Mexican National Trios Titles. When Volador and Sombra won the CMLL World Tag Team Championship in early 2009 and then were scheduled to defend these titles, it was clear another consecutive predictable title change was about to happen.
The Poder Mexica team of Sangre Azteca, Black Warrior, and Dragon Rojo Jr. were undefeated in Arena Mexico since starting as team in late 2008. (They did lose a fair amount elsewhere.) All of their wins came over at least one member of the current championship trio, so they certainly earned their shot at this championship, and won it as their first major success as a unit.
They continued thru the spring and early summer as a successful unit. However, by the end of the summer, Black Warrior had left the group to focus on a singles feud. While Poder Mexica replaced Black Warrior with Misterioso II, the new trio could not actually defend these trios titles. The situation grew more uncertain when Black Warrior left CMLL, and apparently retired, following his hair match loss in October to Yujiro.
Two months after Warrior last wrestled, and many more than that since he had last helped defend this championship, CMLL announced a tournament to determine new Mexican National Trios champions. In a surprise (though exactly the same as the last trios title tournament held in CMLL), the first time team of Mascara Dorada, Metro and Stuka Jr. won the titles, defeating the new but more established Poder Mexica trio. This was Metro's first title of any kind and Stuka Jr. and Mascara Dorada's first national championships. Dorada already held the CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship, so he became a double champion.
Mascara Dorada relinquished his share of the championship on November 18, 2010 to focus on his other commitments. Metro and Stuka announced they'd hold a online poll to determine the new third member of their team, who would replace Dorada as champion. Having a winner of an internet poll become champion broke with pretty much every rule and precedent in these situations, but CMLL's website hyped Delta as new champion when he won the poll. Later, Delta and his team did not come to the ring as champions when defending their titles against the contenders tournament winner.
Those tournaments winners were skyrocketing tecnico Rush and the two losers of that same poll, Angel de Oro & Diamante. The team already had won three straight matches to get this far, and one more match to win the championships. It's the first championship for all three men.
Gallery of Champions
- Luchas 2000 Especial #21
|Mexican National Championships|
|Men's: Light (Electrico) • Welter (Soberano Jr.)|
Light Heavy (Bárbaro Cavernario) • Heavy (El Terrible)
|Women's: Singles (La Metálica)|
|Team: Trios (Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas)|
|Defunct: Mini • Feather • Middle • Cruiser • Tag • Atomicos • Women's Tag|