NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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Current Champion

Súper Nova is the current champion. He defeated El Hijo de Rey Misterio II and Lizmark Jr. on May 19, 2013 in El Centenario Salon of Blackfoot, Idaho. The title was vacate.

History of Championship

Longer History

Connection with NWA

The NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship was created in the early 1950s. In it's first years, it was a United States title, but was given to EMLL in 1958, and has remained mostly in Mexico for it's lifespan. The NWA name and the long existence of the belt give it a lot of credibility in Mexico, but it's no different from other modern championships in it's many breaks between defenses.

The EMLL promotion broke from the NWA when it renamed itself CMLL in 1991 and declared new world championships for every division. CMLL appeared to plan on unifying the NWA championships, but the unification matches never took place. The NWA Light Heavyweight championship, with over thirty years of history as a major championship in Mexico, was continued to be treated as a major championship of another organization. Despite the NWA itself imploding and restarting multiple times, CMLL continued to act as if there was still an outside NWA governing body sanctioning this championship. CMLL referees would wear shirts with NWA logos for the title matches, as 'proof' of the championship's legitimacy.

In the late 2000, the current version of the NWA began to request CMLL return to this championship and the other related NWA titles. The NWA pointed out CMLL had not been a dues paying member of the NWA for decades. As a promotion, CMLL ignored the requests. When asked, the individual champions declared they'd only give up the belts if they lost them in the ring. The NWA became more insistent on the return of the belts when Blue Demon Jr. joined to start the NWA Mexico promotion. Demon first suggested matches between the CMLL NWA champions and his groups of wrestlers, then repeatedly demanded the belts be handed over. Since Demon was making these claims in Mexico directly, these claims got higher levels of attention.

Finally, on August 12, 2010, CMLL announced a change with the NWA group of championships. The current physical title belts were all retired, replaced by newly belts with a different design. The old belts are now part of CMLL's mobile museum, though copies of them have turned up elsewhere.

CMLL referred to the new championships as the CMLL Historic Championships and said the former NWA champions would be the first champions of the new belts. Outside not getting the physical belt back, that appeared to satisfy the NWA's complaints. However, since within weeks of that press conference, CMLL had changed course. The championships were referred to as NWA World Historic Championships, angering the NWA again.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
recognized
1 Johnny Balbo - 1951.12 United States
2 Gypsy Joe (Frank Dorsetti) Johnny Balbo 1952.11.06 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
3 Frank Stojack Gypsy Joe (Frank Dorsetti) 1953.08.10 Spokane, Washington, United States
stripped by Alliance in 1958 for inactivity
Frank Stojack continues to defend title in northwest US
- Adolfo Bonales 1959.?.? Spokane, Washington, United States [1]
decision match between top contenders
4 Dorrel Dixon Al Kashey 1959.02.13 Arena Mexico [2]
1 Ray Mendoza 1959.07.18 Arena Puebla [3]
5 Ray Mendoza Dorrel Dixon 1959.11.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [4]
1 Felipe Ham Lee 1959.12.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [5]
2 Felipe Ham Lee 1959.12.25 Arena Coliseo [6]
6 Gory Guerrero Ray Mendoza 1960.07.29 Arena Mexico [7]
1 Ray Mendoza 1961.05.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [8]
Gory Guerrero walks out of EMLL with the championship around September 1962; next few years are approved by NWA but outside of EMLL [9]
7 Ali Bey Gory Guerrero 1963.08.06 El Paso, Texas, United States
championship held up after title match on 1963.09.03 versus Omar Atlas [10]
championship rematch
8 Ali Bey [2] Omar Atlas 1963.09.10 El Paso, Texas, United States
9 Gory Guerrero [2] Ali Bey 1963.09.24 El Paso, Texas, United States
NWA no longer recognizes Guerrero as champion in 1967; Guerrero continues to defend his version of the title into 1972 [11]
tournament for vacant title
10 Ray Mendoza [2] Dorrel Dixon 1967.08.04 Arena Mexico [12]
1 Dr. Wagner 1967.08.30 Acapulco [13]
2 Dr. Wagner 1967.10.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [14]
3 Angel Blanco 1967.11.17 Arena Mexico [15]
4 Angel Blanco 1967.11.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [16]
5 Dory Dixon 1967.12.17 La Paz, Baja California [17]
6 Benny Gallant 1968.03.10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [18]
7 Benny Gallant 1968.04.26 Arena Mexico [19]
11 Angel Blanco Ray Mendoza 1968.05.12 Plaza de Toros Torreon [20]
1 Ray Mendoza 1968.06.14 Arena Mexico [21]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1968.10.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [22]
3 Rayo de Jalisco 1969.02.02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [23]
12 Ray Mendoza [3] Angel Blanco 1969.02.14 Arena Mexico [24]
1 El Solitario 1969.03.28 Arena Mexico [25]
2 El Solitario 1969.06.20 Arena Mexico [26]
3 Dr. Wagner 1969.08.15 Arena Mexico [27]
4 Ángel Blanco 1969.09.14 Auditorio Municipal, Tampico, Tamaulipa [28]
5 Dr. Wagner 1969.10.30 Toluca [29]
6 Coloso Colosetti 1969.12.19 Arena Mexico [30]
13 Coloso Colosetti Ray Mendoza 1970.02.13 Arena Mexico [31]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1970.03.20 Arena Mexico [32]
14 Ray Mendoza [4] Coloso Colosetti 1970.04.24 Arena Mexico [33]
15 El Solitario Ray Mendoza 1970.11.27 Arena Mexico
1 Pat Barret 1971.03.26 Arena Mexico [34]
2 Pat Barret 1971.04.18 Monterrey [35]
3 Rayo de Jalisco 1971.04.23 Arena Mexico [36]
4 Anibal 1971.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [37]
5 Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1972.01.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [38]
16 David Morgan El Solitario 1972.03.17 Arena Mexico
17 Ray Mendoza [5] David Morgan 1972.04.21 Arena Mexico
18 Alfonso Dantes Ray Mendoza 1972.06.16 Tijuana [39]
1 Ray Mendoza 1972.07.28 Arena Mexico [40]
2 El Solitario 1972.10.20 Arena Mexico [41]
3 El Solitario 1972.12.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [42]
4 El Solitario 1973.01.30 Arena Aficion [43]
5 Ray Mendoza 1973.03.30 Arena Mexico [44]
6 Anibal 1973.05.19 Pista Arena Revolucion [45]
19 Kim Sung Ho Alfonso Dantes 1973.06.29 Arena Mexico [46]
1 Ray Mendoza 1973.07.21 Arena Puebla [47]
2 Ray Mendoza 1973.10.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [48]
3 El Solitario 1973.10.25 Arena Toluca [49]
4 El Solitario 1973.12.07 Arena Mexico [50]
20 Ray Mendoza [6] Kim Sung Ho 1973.12.21 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles [51]
1 Angel Blanco 1974.04.16 Arena México [52]
2 Alfonso Dantes 1974.06.25 Arena Aficion [53]
championship vacated 1974.07.17, officially due to a Ray Mendoza injury; Mendoza continues to defend unrecognized belt when he returns [54]
tournament for vacant title
21 Dr. Wagner El Halcon 1974.09.22 Arena Mexico [55]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1974.10.27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [56]
2 Ángel Blanco 1974.12.15 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [57]
3 Ángel Blanco 1975.01.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [58]
4 Alfonso Dantes 1975.03.07 Arena México [59]
5 Goro Tanaka 1975.05.08 Arena Isabel, Cuernavaca, Morelos [60]
6 Alfonso Dantes 1975.06.13 Arena Mexico [61]
7 Gemelo Diablo I 1975.08.01 Arena Mexico [62]
8 Alfonso Dantes 1975.09.16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [63]
9 Angel Blanco 1975.09.19 Arena Mexico [64]
10 Alfonso Dantes 1975.10.20 Nuevo Laredo [65]
11 Angel Blanco 1975.12.05 Arena Mexico [66]
12 Dr. Wagner 1976.02.01 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [67]
22 Adorable Rubi Dr. Wagner 1976.02.27 Arena Mexico [68]
1 El Santo 1976.03.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [69]
23 Carlos Plata Adorable Rubi 1976.07.16 Arena Mexico
1 Alfonso Dantes 1976.08.27 Arena Mexico [70]
24 Alfonso Dantes [2] Carlos Plata 1976.10.24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [71]
25 Chavo Guerrero Alfonso Dantes 1977.02.11 Los Angeles
1 Rubí Ruvalcaba 1977.03.11 Arena México [72]
26 Roddy Piper Chavo Guerrero 1977.04.13 California
27 Chavo Guerrero [2] Roddy Piper 1977.04.15 Los Angeles
28 Alfonso Dantes [3] Chavo Guerrero 1977.04.22 Arena Mexico [73]
1 El Faraón 1977.06.26 Monterrey [74]
2 El Faraón 1977.07.28 Cuernavaca [75]
3 El Faraón 1977.09.30 Arena Mexico [76]
4 Carlos Plata 1977.10.04 Arena Nueva Atzacoalco [77]
5 El Faraón 1977.12.25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [78]
6 El Faraón 1978.03.11 Puebla
29 El Faraón Alfonso Dantes 1978.04.07 Arena Mexico [79]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1978.04.26 Acapulco [80]
2 Perro Aguayo 1978.05.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [81]
3 Alfonso Dantes 1978.05.24 Acapulco [80]
4 Ángel Blanco 1978.06.16 Mexico City [80]
5 El Nazi 1978.07.02 Monterrey [80]
6 Gemelo Diablo I 1978.07.08 Puebla [80]
7 Ángel Blanco 1978.07.26 Acapulco [80]
8 Gemelo Diablo 1978.08.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [82]
9 Ángel Blanco 1978.09.05 Mexico City [80]
10 Tony Salazar 1978.09.20 Acapulco [80]
11 Adorable Ruvalcaba 1978.09.24 Acapulco [80]
12 Tony Salazar 1978.10.27 Arena Mexico [83]
13 Carlos Plata 1978.11.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [84]
30 Pak Choo El Faraón 1978.12.08 Arena Mexico [85]
1 El Faraón 1979.01.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [86]
2 Ringo Mendoza 1979.03.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [87]
31 Alfonso Dantes [4] Pak Choo 1979.04.30 Arena Mexico [88]
1 El Faraon 1979.05.26 Pista Arena Revolucion [89]
2 Satoru Sayama 1979.06.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [90]
3 Satoru Sayama 1979.06.22 Arena Mexico [91]
4 Satoru Sayama 1979.07.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [92]
5 Ringo Mendoza 1979.09.26 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [93]
6 El Faraón 1979.10.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [94]
7 El Faraon 1979.10.27 Pista Arena Revolucion [95]
8 Gran Hamada 1979.12.07 Arena Mexico [96]
9 Ringo Mendoza 1979.12.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [97]
32 Raul Mata Alfonso Dantes 1980.01.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [98]
33 Alfonso Dantes [5] Raul Mata 1980.02.15 Arena Mexico [99]
1 Kurisu 1980.02.29 Arena Mexico [100]
2 El Faraón 1980.07.31 Cuernavaca [101]
3 El Faraón 1980.09.10 Arena Neza [102]
4 El Faraón 1980.09.21 Arena Coliseo [103]
5 El Fantasma 1980.11.02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [104]
6 El Fantasma 1980.11.21 El Fantasma [105]
7 Ringo Mendoza 1980.12.21 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [106]
34 Tony Salazar Alfonso Dantes 1981.04.03 Arena Mexico [107]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1981.05.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [108]
2 Adorable Rubi 1981.07.05 Arena Coliseo [109]
3 Sangre Chicana 1981.07.18 Arena Puebla [110]
4 El Faraón 1981.08.14 Arena Coliseo [111]
5 Adorable Rubi 1981.09.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [112]
6 Dr. Wagner 1982.02.19 Arena Mexico [113]
6 Sangre Chicana 1982.02.21 Pista Arena Revolución [114]
35 David Morgan [2] Tony Salazar 1982.03.12 Arena Mexico [115]
36 Mascara Año 2000 David Morgan 1982.04.02 Arena Mexico [116]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1982.05.05 Box y Lucha 1538 [117]
2 Alfonso Dantes 1982.05.28 Arena Mexico [118]
3 El Faraón 1982.07.28 Acapulco [119]
4 Pirata Morgan 1982.09.04 Pista Arena Revolución [120]
5 Sangre Chicana 1982.09.12 Arena Coliseo [121]
5 MS-1 1982.09.21 Arena Coliseo [122]
37 El Faraón [2] Mascara Año 2000 1982.11.16 Arena Mexico [123]
1 Anibal 1982.12.03 Arena Mexico [124]
2 Satánico 1982.12.09 Arena Isabel, Cuernavaca, Morelos [125]
3 Máscara Año 2000 1982.12.15 Arena Xochimilco [126]
38 Ringo Mendoza El Faraón 1983.01.09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [127]
1 El Faraón 1983.02.18 Arena México [128]
2 MS-1 1983.04.24 Arena México [129]
3 Sangre Chicana 1983.06.19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [130]
4 Sangre Chicana 1983.07.09 Arena Puebla [131]
39 Satanico Ringo Mendoza 1983.07.28 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [132]
1 Sangre Chicana 1983.09.24 Arena Puebla [133]
40 Ringo Mendoza [2] Satanico 1983.10.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [134]
1 MS-1 1983.12.04 Arena Mexico [135]
2 El Faraón 1984.01.22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [136]
3 Ringo Mendoza 1984.02.13 Arena Xochimilco [137]
4 Coloso Colosetti 1984.03.14 Arena Neza [138]
5 MS-1 1984.04.13 Arena Mexico [139]
6 El Faraón 1984.07.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [140]
7 Sangre Chicana 1984.11.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [141]
8 Pirata Morgan 1985.01.19 Pista Arena Revolución [142]
9 Angel Blanco Jr. 1985.02.03 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City [143]
41 MS-1 Ringo Mendoza 1985.02.13 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [144]
1 Sangre Chicana 1985.03.03 Arena Mexico [145]
2 Ringo Mendoza 1985.05.04 Pista Arena Revolución [146]
42 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. MS-1 1985.06.21 Arena Mexico [147]
1 Pirata Morgan 1985.06.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [148]
2 MS-1 1985.08.01 Arena Isabel, Cuernavaca, Morelos [149]
3 Cien Caras 1985.08.09 Arena México [150]
4 Sangre Chicana 1985.09.15 Arena México [151]
5 Máscara Año 2000 1985.10.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [152]
6 Negro Navarro 1985.11.20 Arena Puebla [153]
7 Bill Anderson 1986.07.20 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City [154]
8 Máscara Año 2000 1986.08.15 Arena Mexico [155]
9 Brazo de Oro 1986.10.17 Arena México [156]
10 Mascara Ano 2000 1986.10.22 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [157]
11 Mascara Ano 2000 1986.12.07 Arena Mexico [158]
12 Pirata Morgan 1987.02.25 Arena Neza [159]
43 MS-1 [2] Rayo de Jalisco Jr. 1987.03.20 Arena Mexico [160]
44 Cien Caras MS-1 1987.06.24 Arena Neza
1 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. 1987.08.28 Arena Mexico [161]
2 Tony Salazar 1987.10.28 Arena Neza [162]
45 Lizmark Cien Caras 1988.03.20 Arena Mexico
1 Mascara Ano 2000 1988.04.29 Arena Mexico
1 Centurión Negro 1988.07.29 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León [163]
46 Fabuloso Blondy Lizmark 1988.06.24 Arena Mexico
1 Lizmark 1988.09.30 Arena Mexico [164]
2 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. 1988.10.28 Arena Mexico [165]
47 Lizmark [2] Fabuloso Blondie 1988.12.09 Arena Mexico [166]
1 Satanico 1989.02.17 Arena Coliseo [167]
2 El Brazo 1989.03.08 Arena Coliseo [168]
3 Brazo de Oro 1989.03.15 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [169]
4 Fabuloso Blondy 1989.03.29 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [170]
4 Fabuloso Blondy 1989.07.05 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [171]
48 Satanico [2] Lizmark 1989.07.21 Arena Mexico [172]
1 Blue Panther 1989.08.26 Pista Arena Revolucion [173]
49 Pirata Morgan Satanico 1989.10.12 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [174]
1 Brazo de Oro 1989.11.17 Arena Mexico} [175]
50 Fabuloso Blondie [2] Pirata Morgan 1989.12.08 Arena Mexico [176]
51 Lizmark [3] Fabuloso Blondie 1990.03.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [177]
1 Ulises 1990.04.13 Arena Mexico [178]
2 El Faraón 1990.06.27 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [179]
3 Fabuloso Blondie 1990.08.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [180]
4 Mascara Ano 2000 1990.10.31 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [181]
52 Satanico [3] Lizmark 1990.11.27 Arena Isabel De Leon
1 Sangre Chicana 1991.03.17 Arena Mexico
2 Sangre Chicana 1991.03.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Pirata Morgaon 1991.03.30 Pista Arena Revolucion [182]
4 Mano Negra 1991.04.25 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
53 Lizmark [4] Satanico 1991.05.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1 Gran Markus Jr. 1991.05.29 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
2 Satanico 1991.06.29 Arena Puebla
3 Pierroth Jr. 1991.07.11 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca [183]
4 Brazo de Oro 1991.07.17 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
5 Pierroth Jr. 1991.07.18 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
6 Pirata Morgan 1991.11.06 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
7 Pirata Morgan 1991.11.23 Pista Arena Revolucion
8 Jerry Estrada 1991.12.15 Arena Mexico [184]
54 Satanico [4] Lizmark 1992.04.05 Arena Mexico
1 Ultimo Dragon 1992.04.18 Tokyo
2 Lizmark 1992.07.17 Arena Mexico [185]
55 Apolo Dantes Satanico 1992.07.25 Arena Puebla
1 Satanico 1992.08.18 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca [186]
2 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.08.19 Arena Naucalpan
3 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.08.30 Arena Naucalpan[187]
4 Satanico 1992.09.16 Cuautla
5 Satanico 1992.09.20 ?
6 Jaque Mate 1992.09.22 Arena Coliseo DF [188]
7 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.10.29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca [189]
8 Titan 1993.02.12 Arena Mexico
56 Jaque Mate Apolo Dantes 1993.03.25 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 Pirata Morgan 1993.03.27 Arena Puebla
2 El Dandy 1993.05.30 Arena Mexico
3 Ringo Mendoza 1993.09.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
4 Ringo Mendoza 1993.09.12 Arena Coliseo DF
5 La Fiera 1993.11.24 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
6 Silver King 1994.01.29 Arena Puebla
7 Blue Demon Jr. 1994.03.10 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
8 El Dandy 1994.05.28 Arena Puebla
9 El Hijo del Solitario 1994.08.02 Arena Coliseo DF
10 Blue Demon Jr. 1994.09.18 Teatro Bryzan, Mexico City
11 La Fiera 1994.10.28 Arena Mexico
57 El Dandy Jacque Mate 1994.12.04 Pista Arena Revolucion [190]
1 Satanico 1995.03.16 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 Sanson (UWA) 1995.06.21 Auditorio Municipal, Zacapoaxta, Puebla
3 El Hijo del Gladiador 1995.07.19 Deportivo Penoles, Mexico City
4 Ray González 1995.08.25 Arena Mexico
5 Mano Negra 1995.10.17 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Pirata Morgan 1995.10.25 Arena Naucalpan
7 Emilio Charles Jr. 1996.02.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
8 Silver King 1996.05.15 Pista Arena Revolucion
9 Emilio Charles Jr. 1996.08.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
58 Black Warrior El Dandy 1996.10.15 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Solar I 1996.12.21 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 Mr. Niebla 1997.02.06 Japan
3 Atlantis 1997.03.04 Arena Coliseo DF
59 Shocker Black Warrior 1997.05.04 Arena Coliseo DF
1[191] Emilio Charles 1997.06? Arena Coliseo DF
2[192] Rey Bucanero 1997.11.21 Arena Neza
60 Black Warrior [2] Shocker 1998.03.10 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Rey Bucanero 1998.08.23 KBS Hall - Kyoto, Japan
2[193] Tony Rivera 1998.11.16 Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
3 Felino 1998.12.04 Arena Mexico
4[194] Shocker 1998.12.28 Arena Puebla
5 Mr. Niebla 1999.01.13 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Shocker 1999.02.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7 Atlantis 1999.02.12 Arena Neza
8 Shocker 1999.03.16 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Olimpico 1999.04.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
10[195] Ultimo Rebelde 1999.09.16 Arena Olimpico Laguna
11 Olimpico 1999.12.14 Arena Coliseo DF
12 Tarzan Boy 2000.02.16 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
61 Tarzan Boy Black Warrior 2000.03.06 Arena Puebla
1 Satanico 2000.04.13 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 Shocker 2000.05.21 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
3 Satanico 2000.05.25 Arena Neza [196]
4 Black Warrior 2000.11.20 Yokkaichi, Japan
5 Black Warrior 2001.01.02 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Satanico 2001.04.05 Cancun
7 Atlantis 2001.12.20 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
62 Vampiro Tarzan Boy 2003.02.09 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Shocker 2003.03.31 Arena Puebla
2 Shocker 2003.04.17 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
3 Rey Bucanero 2003.08.31 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Black Warrior 2004.03.05 Arena Mexico
63 Shocker [2] Vampiro 2004.05.03 Arena Puebla
1 Ultimo Guerrero 2004.05.09 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Tarzan Boy 2004.07.08 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
3 Tinieblas Jr. 2004.08.01 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Terrible 2004.09.07 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Ultimo Guerrero 2005.02.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
title vacant when Shocker no-shows defense to jump to AAA
decision match for vacant title between top contenders
64 Dr. Wagner Jr. Ultimo Guerrero 2005.04.17 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Mascara Ano 2000 2005.06.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
65 Atlantis Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.07.22 Arena Mexico
1 Rey Bucanero 2005.08.14 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
2 Rey Bucanero 2005.08.28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.09.26 Arena Puebla
4 Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.09.28 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
5 Blue Panther 2006.02.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Perro Aguayo Jr. 2006.02.03 Arena Mexico
7 Blue Panther 2006.02.09 Arena Neza
8 Rey Bucanero 2006.07.16 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Alex Koslov 2007.05.01 Arena Coliseo DF
10 Ultimo Dragon 2007.12.09 Arena Mexico
11 Blue Panther 2008.02.04 Arena Puebla
12 Shocker 2008.06.29 Arena Coliseo
13 Alex Koslov 2008.10.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
66 Texano Jr. Atlantis 2009.04.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1 Shocker 2009.07.24 Arena Mexico
2 Toscano 2009.11.19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
3 Toscano 2009.12.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
championship replaced with NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship
final of tournament for vacant title
67 Súper Nova El Hijo de Rey Misterio II & Lizmark Jr. 2013.05.19 El Centenario Salon - Blackfoot, Idaho
1 Dinamic Black 2013.07.11 Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
2 Eterno 2014.02.26 Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Lucha Libre 191; Bonales says he and Stojack went to a draw before the title was declared vacant and decided in Mexico. It's possible he was off a year.
  2. BV
  3. SuperLuchas New Era 5
  4. El Informador 1959-11-29
  5. SuperLuchas
  6. Matt Farmer
  7. SuperLuchas
  8. El Informador 1961.05.14
  9. Lucha Libre 104 details this situation as it stands in 1965, claiming EMLL had regularly attempting to get the NWA to order Guerrero to defend the title in Mexico or vacate it, and NWA siding with Guerrero. By 1965, if not earlier, it's clear EMLL wants Ray Mendoza to hold this championship instead
  10. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-lh.html - source for this title change and many of the dates on this page
  11. Box Y Lucha 768 (Jully 7, 1967) mentions Guerrero looking to defend the title at Arena San Juan, which may have finally prompted the belt to be vacated. Salvador Lutteroth then claims he's got NWA paperwork vacating the title in the same issue. Halcon 101 (1974) has Gory Guerrero showing the title and claiming he saw he was still listed as champion in the NWA record book at a recent meeting, though he's effectively retired
  12. SuperLuchas
  13. Lucha Libre 220
  14. El Informador 1967-10-01
  15. Lucha Libre 220
  16. Lucha Libre 220
  17. Lucha Libre 220
  18. Lucha Libre 231
  19. SL 28
  20. El Siglo de Torreon; typically listed as the 19th
  21. SuperLuchas
  22. El Informador 1968-10-27
  23. El Informador 1969-02-02
  24. Lucha Libre 323 year in review mentions the correct date repeatedly; previously listed as 1968.12.25
  25. Lucha Libre 285; Lucha Libre 323
  26. Teddy Centinela
  27. Teddy Centinela
  28. Lucha Libre 310; date is an estimate
  29. Lucha Libre 318
  30. a draw; Teddy Centinela, http://superluchas.net/2014/12/19/en-un-dia-como-hoy-anibal-destapa-red-terror-adrian-street-en-mexico/ SuperLuchas
  31. previously listed as 1969.12.19, but that was a title defense
  32. SuperLuchas
  33. date had been listed as 1970.03.20, but poster/recap lists correct date, Lucha Libre 341 confirms
  34. CMLL
  35. Box Y Lucha 967
  36. Box Y Lucha 967
  37. El Informador 1971-05-23
  38. El Informador 1972-01-01
  39. Halcon 1
  40. SuperLuchas
  41. Halcon 14
  42. El Informador 1972-12-03
  43. Halcon 29, Halcon 31
  44. Halcon 44, Halcon 63
  45. Halcon 46
  46. Box Y Lucha 1080, Box Y Lucha 1081
  47. Halcon 55, billed as first defense
  48. El Informador 1973-10-07
  49. Halcon 67, Halcon 68
  50. Lucha libre 531, Halcon 76
  51. Halcon 78
  52. Halcon 103
  53. Halcon 104
  54. NWA letter] confirming the title being stripped due to injury. Mendoza was injured but EMLL vacated the title quicker than typical. Mendoza did not return to EMLL when he returned from injury; it's possible EMLL knew he was leaving and used the injury as an excuse.
  55. Halcon 117
  56. Halcon 120
  57. Halcon 128, KO 1133
  58. El Informador 1975-01-26
  59. Box Y Lucha 1212
  60. KO 1152, Halcon 150
  61. Halcon 155
  62. SuperLuchas
  63. El Informador 1975-09-16, KO 1170
  64. draw (double pin in second fall); Lucha Libre 621
  65. Halcon 174
  66. The Gladiatores
  67. Halcon 190
  68. Halcon 194
  69. El Infomador 1976-03-21, Halcon 196
  70. Box Y Lucha 1245
  71. El Informador 1976-10-24
  72. Halcon 248
  73. Box Y Lucha 1280
  74. Box Y Lucha 1288
  75. Box Y Lucha 1294
  76. Box Y Lucha 1302, Box Y Lucha 1303, Halcon 277
  77. Halcon 278
  78. El Informador 1977-12-25
  79. CMLL - previously listed as 06/02, which may have been a title defense
  80. 80.0 80.1 80.2 80.3 80.4 80.5 80.6 80.7 80.8 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named halcon347
  81. SuperLuchas
  82. El Informador 1978-08-13, Halcon 347
  83. Halcon 347, Box Y Lucha 1358
  84. El Informador 1978-11-26, Halcon 347
  85. [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=600231486691257&set=a.461505387230535.102143.454597374588003&type=1 DJ Spectro[
  86. El Informador 1979-01-21, Halcon 349
  87. El Informador 1979-03-11
  88. Matt Farmer
  89. Lucha Libre 803
  90. El Informador 1979-06-03
  91. SuperLuchas, Halcon 372
  92. El Informador 1979-07-01
  93. Box Y Lucha 1404
  94. El Informador 1979-10-14
  95. KO 1371
  96. ended in a double countout draw, KO 1378
  97. El Informador 1979-12-30
  98. El Informador 1980-01-20 lists the match
  99. Box y Lucha 1426
  100. ricardo aguilar hidalgo
  101. Box y Lucha 1447
  102. a draw; KO 1417, KO 1418
  103. Matt Farmer
  104. El Informador 1980-11-02
  105. Box y Lucha 1463, Box y Lucha 1464
  106. Box y Lucha 1467, Box y Lucha 1469
  107. Halcon 465
  108. El Informador 1981-05-03
  109. Halcon 483, KO 1459
  110. Box y Lucha 1496, Halcon 483
  111. Box y Lucha, Halcon 484
  112. El Informador 1981-09-20, Box Y Lucha 1506
  113. CMLL, Halcon Mensual 6
  114. Halcon Mensual 6
  115. SuperLuchas, Box y Lucha 1320
  116. CMLL, Halcon Mensual 7
  117. Box y Lucha 1538
  118. SuperLuchas
  119. Halcon Mensual 8
  120. Box y Lucha 1554
  121. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1556
  122. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1557
  123. Box y Lucha 1565, Box y Lucha 1566
  124. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1567, Box y Lucha 1568
  125. Box y Lucha 1568, Lucha Libre 989
  126. Box y Lucha 1569, Box y Lucha 1570
  127. El Informador 1983-01-09; Box y lucha 1574 confirms this title change. Title change also listed as 01-15 and Box y Lucha doesn't specify a date
  128. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1578, Box y Lucha 1579
  129. Box y Lucha 1587
  130. El Informador 1983-06-19
  131. Box y Lucha 1597
  132. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1600, Box y Lucha 1601
  133. Box y Lucha 1608
  134. El Informador 1983-10-23
  135. Box y Lucha 1618, Box y Lucha 1619
  136. El Informador 1984-01-22
  137. Halcon 717
  138. Box y Lucha 1632
  139. Box y Lucha 1635, Halcon 626, Matt Farmer
  140. El Informador 1984-07-29
  141. El Informador 1984-11-11
  142. Box y Lucha 1674
  143. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.06.56)
  144. Box Y Lucha, Box y Lucha 1679, Box y Lucha 1723 (YIR), Halcon 647, RB
  145. Matt Farmer, Arena 1384, Box y Lucha 1680
  146. Box y Lucha 1689
  147. Box y Lucha 1695, Box y Lucha 1696, Matt Farmer
  148. El Informador 1985-06-30
  149. Halcon 692
  150. Box y Lucha 1703, SuperLuchas
  151. Arena 1413, Box y Lucha 1707
  152. El Informador 1985-10-13
  153. Combate 528
  154. Luchas 2000 #574, p7, Cronicas y Leyendas
  155. http://youtu.be/eQk38De43C4
  156. Box y Lucha 1764
  157. Box y Lucha 1764
  158. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.33.41)
  159. Box y Lucha 1782
  160. Box y Lucha 1786, RB
  161. Matt Farmer, Halcon 799, Halcon 800
  162. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 15.46.20)
  163. Lucha Libre del Recuredo, suggests title change date is wrong
  164. Halcon 856
  165. Box y Lucha 1867
  166. CMLL, Halcon 867, Matt Farmer, RB
  167. https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/679363095539970/?type=3 CMLL], Box y Lucha 1883
  168. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.24.01)
  169. Box y Lucha 1889
  170. Box y Lucha 1889
  171. Box y Lucha 1894
  172. WON 1989-08-21
  173. Box y Lucha 1909
  174. Box y Lucha 1917
  175. Box y Lucha 1921
  176. WON 1989-12-26
  177. WON 1990-04-23
  178. Roy Lucier
  179. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.51.48), Box y Lucha 1954
  180. Box y Lucha 1960
  181. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.51.48), Box y Lucha 1960
  182. Halcon 986
  183. Box y Lucha 2004
  184. draw in unification match with CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship, luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.32.40), Box y Lucha 2027
  185. SuperLuchas, Lucha Libre Weekly 25
  186. Lucha Libre Weekly 27
  187. Lucha Libre Weekly 28
  188. Billed as 8th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly 32
  189. Lucha Libre Weekly 38
  190. Box Y Lucha
  191. http://youtu.be/9JW6z9v3EpE - date unclear
  192. http://h.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:LowLevelEntityToSaveGifMSIE_ELSIGLO&Type=text/html&Locale=spanish-skin-custom&Path=EDT/1997/11/20&ChunkNum=-1&ID=Ar02304&PageLabel=23 El Siglo de Torreon]
  193. WON 1998-11-16
  194. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 23.26.57)
  195. draw, El Siglo de Torreon 1999-09-18
  196. Luchas 2000 10

Gori Guerrero branch

Gori Guerrero walked out of EMLL while champion in 1962. EMLL eventually tried to have the NWA strip Guerrero of this championship, but the alliance refused until 1967. Guerrero would occasionally show the belt in interviews and insist the NWA's official record book continued to list him as champion. He is known to defend the championship as late as 1975, where he actually lost it to Dory Dixon.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
9 Gori Guerrero
- Dory Dixon Gori Guerrero 1975.06.01 Ciudad Juarez [1]
- Chavo Guerrero 1975.06.22 Ciudad Juarez [2]
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Halcon 185
  2. Halcon 185

Dory Dixon would lose in a title match on August 10th, merging this with the other disputed branch.

Ray Mendoza branch

Ray Mendoza suffered an injury (or maybe the latest in a series) in mid-1974. EMLL quickly used this as a pretense to appeal to the NWA to strip Mendoza of the championship, perhaps to prevent him from leaving with a belt as Rene Guajardo had decided to do at that time. It didn't work; Mendoza kept the title (or a version of it) and defended it when he returned in 1975.

This championship was not recognized by the NWA, though it was the same physical belt. It was generally referred to as the "World Light Heavyweight Championship", with abbreviations including AIL, AIP and IWA occasionally affixed to it.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
20 Ray Mendoza
3 Cesar Valentino 1975.10.03 Veracruz [1]
4 Ángel Blanco 1975.05.12 Nuevo Laredo [2]
5 Ángel Blanco 1975.05.23 Monterrey [3]
6 Sugi Sito 1975.07.13 Arena Raff [4]
"unification" match with Gori Guerrero branch
7 Dory Dixon 1975.08.10 Monterrey [5]
8 Anibal 1975.10.30 Toluca [6]
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Halcon 185
  2. KO 1151
  3. Halcon 151
  4. Halcon 159
  5. Halcon 159, Halcon 185
  6. Halcon 185

The championship was quietly dropped upon the announcement of the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship. Ray Mendoza became the first champion, implicitly continuing the legacy of this championship.

Gallery of Champions

Al Kashey, Contender appointed by the National Wrestling Association
Dory Dixon, 4th Champion
Ray Mendoza, 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th & 20th Champion
Gory Guerrero, 6th & 9th Champion
Ali Bey, 7th & 8th Champion
Angel Blanco, 11th Champion


Coloso Colosetti, 13th Champion
El Solitario, 15th Champion
David Morgan, 16th Champion
Alfonso Dantes, 18th, 24rd, 28th, 31th & 33rd Champion
Kim Sung Ho, 19th Champion
Dr. Wagner, 21st Champion


Adorable Rubi, 22nd Champion
Carlos Plata, 23rd Champion
Chavo Guerrero, 25th & 27th Champion
Roddy Piper, 26th Champion
El Faraon, 29th & 37th Champion
Pak Choo, 30th Champion


Raul Mata, 32nd Champion
Tony Salazar, 34th Champion
Mascara Ano 2000, 36th Champion
Ringo Mendoza, 38th & 40th Champion
MS-1, 41st & 43rd Champion
Rayo de Jalisco Jr., 42nd Champion


Lizmark, 45th, 47th, 51st & 53rd Champion
Fabuloso Blondy, 46th & 50th Champion
Apolo Dantes, 55th Champion
El Dandy, 57th Champion
Black Warrior, 58th & 60th Champion
Tarzan Boy, 61st Champion


Dr. Wagner Jr., 64th Champion
Atlantis, 65th Champion
Texano Jr., 66th Champion
Texano Jr., as 66th Champion with new belt
Súper Nova, 67th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

Original Belt (Tapatia version)
Original Belt
2nd Belt
3rd & 5th Belt
4th Belt


Sources


Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Championships
CMLL: Mini: MercurioSuper Light: Stigma
Welter: TitánMiddle: Soberano Jr.
Light Heavy: Niebla RojaHeavy: Hechicero
Tag: Ángel de Oro & Niebla RojaWomen: Princesa Sugehit
Trios: Vacant
NWA WH: Welter: Volador Jr.Middle: MisticoLight Heavy: Stuka Jr.
National: Light: Panterita del Ring Jr.Welter: vacantMiddle: TemplarioLight Heavy: Ángel de Oro
Heavy: EuforiaWomen: Dark Silueta
Tag: Esfinge & FugazWomen's Tag: Jarochita & Lluvia
Trios: Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Virus, Cancerbero, Raziel)
Tournaments: Leyenda de Azul Soberano Jr.Leyenda de Plata: TitánUniversal: Mistico
Reyes del Aire: FelinoGran Alternativa: Coyote & Euforia
La Copa Jr.: Angel de OroParejas Increíbles: Atlantis Jr. & Stuka.
Occidente: Welter: ExplosivoMiddle: Principe Daniel
Light Heavy: EsfingeHeavy: Bestia Negra
Tag: Flash & GalloTrios: Bárbaro Cavernario, Demonio Maya & Príncipe Daniel
Misc: Arena Coliseo Tag: vacant
Inactive

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

V National Wrestling Alliance Championships (with lucha libre history) E
World Welter (Akantus), NWA-Mexico: Mexico Light (Skayde), Mexico Welter (Vaquero Fantasma)
Dragon Gym: International Junior Heavy (Último Dragón)
Defunct: Middle, Light Heavy, Americas Tag
Reference: Jr. Heavy, Heavy
CMLL established titles: Historic Welter (Volador Jr.), Historic Middle (Carístico), Historic LH (Stuka Jr.)