UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

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Current Champion

History of Championship

This is a distinct and separate championship from the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship. The two titles are occasionally confused with each other on posters. The Junior Light Heavyweight Championship was added in 1977, after the first wave of UWA championships. Those championships were in demand, and this one seemed to be added to create more potential title matches.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
finals of an initial three way tournament
1 Cesar Valentino Anibal & America Salvaje 1977.11.20 Mexico City
01 Huracan Ramirez 1978.01.03 Cuautitlán [1]
02 Gran Hamada 1978.01.30 Cuautitlán [1]
03 Villano III 1978.02.21 Cuautitlán [1]
04 Dos Caras 1978.05.13 Cancún [1]
05 Felipe Ham Lee 1978.05.14 Monterrey [1]
06 Huracan Ramirez 1978.05.24 Xalapa [1]
07 El Polaco 1978.06.06 Cuautitlán [1]
08 Gran Hamada 1978.09.10 Palacio de los Deportes [1]
09 Halcon 78 1978.09.29 Xalapa [1]
10 Halcon 78 1978.10.03 Cuautitlán [1]
11 Escorpion I 1978.10.08 Leon [1]
12 Gran Hamada 1978.11.01 Mexico City [1]
13 Black Shadow 1978.11.13 Laredo [1]
14 Gran Hamada 1978.12.02 Apatlaco [1]
15 Black Shadow 1978.12.12 Cuautitlan [1]
16 Astro Rey 1979.01.19 Tuxtla Gutiérrez [2]
17 Dos Caras 1979.01.25 Xalapa [3]
2 Gran Hamada Cesar Valentino 1979.02.04 El Toreo De Naucalpan [4]
3 Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada 1979.04.22 El Toreo de Naucalpan [5]
vacant on 1979.12.15 when Perro Aguayo is injured
decision match for vacant championship
4 El Solitario Masanobu Kurisu 1980.01.27 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [6]
1 Villano III 1980.02.08 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2 Perro Aguayo 1980.05.13 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [7]
3 Villano III 1980.05.25 El Toreo De Naucalpan [8]
4 Fishman 1980.08.02 Cuernavaca [9]
5 Anibal 1980.08.03 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City [10]
6 Villano III 1980.09.01 Arena Xochimilco [11]
7 Fishman 1980.10.26 El Toreo de Naucalpan [12]
8 Babe Face 1980.11.05 Arena Naucalpan [13]
9 Anibal 1980.12.05 Arena Neza [14]
10 Anibal 1980.12.28 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso [15]
11 Villano III 1981.02.08 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [16]
5 Eric Embry El Solitario 1981.03.30 Puebla
1 Enrique Vera 1981.04.19 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [17]
2 El Solitario 1981.05.01 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo [18]
6 El Solitario [2] Eric Embry 1981.07.19 Palacio de los Deportes DF [19]
1 Gran Kabuki 1982.02.02 San Antonio [20]
2 Cesar Valentino 1982.04.22 Pista Arena Revolución [21]
3 Babe Face 1982.07.18 Tijuana [22]
4 Anibal 1982.10.30 Arena Apatlaco [23]
5 Anibal 1982.11.14 Palacio de los Deportes DF [24]
6 Fishman 1982.12.10 Arena Neza [25]
7 El Signo 1983.04.17 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Naucalpan, Estado de México [26]
7 El Signo El Solitario 1983.06.10 Tijuana [27]
1 El Solitario 1983.07.17 El Toreo De Naucalpan [28]
2 El Solitario 1983.09.30 Arena Neza [29]
3 Anibal 1983.11.27 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Naucalpan, Estado de México [30]
3 Villano III 1984.01.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan [31]
stripped of the championship on 1984.02.15 for an unauthorized defense against Kato Kung Lee on 1984.01.27
tournament for vacant championship
8 Anibal El Texano 1984.05.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Pirata Morgan 1984.07.13 Gimnasio G2 [32]
9 Invader III Anibal 1984.09.15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
10 Anibal [2] Invader III 1984.??.?? ?
1 Sangre Chicana 1984.11.25 Arena Mexico [33]
11 Negro Navarro Anibal 1985.01.06 El Toreo De Naucalpan [34]
12 Mano Negra Negro Navarro 1985.02.25 Puebla [35]
1 El Cobarde 1985.08.17 Arena Xochimilco [36]
2 Dr. Wagner 1985.11.07 Arena Olimpico Laguna [37]
13 El Cobarde II Mano Negra 1985.12.08 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [38]
1 Fishman 1986.02.02 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [39]
14 Gran Hamada [2] El Cobarde II 1986.03.04 Arena Queretaro
15 Blue Panther Gran Hamada 1986.11.16 El Toreo De Naucalpan [40]

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1 Valente Fernandez 1987.04.12 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [41]
16 Solar I Blue Panther 1987.05.25 Puebla
1 Diablo Rojo 1987.10.28 Arena Naucalpan [42]
2 Satanico 1988.01.22 Arena Coliseo DF [43]
17 Blue Panther [2] Solar I 1988.02.08 Puebla
1 Solar I 1988.05.10 Queretaro [44]
2 Principe Island 1988.07.03 Arena Altavilla [45]
18 Gran Cochisse Blue Panther 1988.09.16 Arena Mexico [46]
1[47] Super Astro 1988.11.18 Arena Mexico [48]
19 Ringo Mendoza Gran Cochise 1989.04.23 Colotlán, Jalisco [49]
2 Pirata Morgan 1989.05.01 Leon [50]
3 Pierroth Jr. 1989.07.27 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [51]
4 Brazo de Oro 1989.12.14 Palacio de los Deportes, Iztacalco, Distrito Federal [52]
5 El Texano 1990.04.05 Pista Arena Revolucion
20 Perro Aguayo [2] Ringo Mendoza 1990.06.29 Arena Mexico [53]
1 Fishman 1990.11.17 Tonala, Jalisco [54]
Aguayo stripped of the championship in May 1992 when he jumps to AAA
16 man tournament for vacant championship
21 Gran Hamada [3] Black Power II 1992.12.13 El Toreo De Naucalpan [55]
1 Zandokan 1993.01.24 Kisarazu, Japan
2 Super Astro 1993.03.28 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Scorpio Jr. 1993.04.12 Hamamatsu, Japan
4 Villano IV 1993.06.04 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
5 Villano IV 1993.08.04 Arena Naucalpan
22 El Engendro Gran Hamada 1993.09.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan [56]
23 Gran Hamada [4] El Engendro 1993.09.22 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
1 Fuerza Guerrera 1994.06.14 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
24 Sabu Gran Hamada 1995.11.23 Kawasaki, Japan
25 El Samurai Sabu 1995.12.01 Niigata, Japan
26 Koji Kanemoto El Samurai 1996.03.17 Amagasaki, Japan
vacates the championship around May 1996 due to injury
decision match for vacant championship
27 Shinjiro Ohtani Kazushi Sakuraba 1996.06.17 Tokyo
next 3 title matches are part of the J-Crown Unification Tournament
next match unifies with NWA World Welterweight Championship
1 Negro Casas 1996.08.03 Tokyo
28 Ultimo Dragon Shinjiro Ohtani 1996.08.04 Tokyo
29 The Great Sasuke Ultimo Dragon 1996.08.05 Tokyo
title becomes part of the J-Crown Octuple Championship for next four matches
30 Ultimo Dragon [2] The Great Sasuke 1996.10.11 Osaka, Japan
31 Jushin Liger Ultimo Dragon 1997.01.04 Tokyo
32 El Samurai [2] Jushin Liger 1997.07.06 Sapporo, Japan
33 Shinjiro Ohtani [2] El Samurai 1997.08.10 Nagoya, Japan
Ohtani vacates title as part of vacating most of Octuple Championship on 1997.11.05
decision match for vacant championship
34 Gran Hamada [5] Convict 1998.07.03 Ninohe, Japan
championship returned to Mexico during 1999
decision match for vacant championship
35 El Cobarde II Perro Aguayo 1999.02.15 Nuevo Laredo
1 Tiger Steele 2000.02.06 Salamanca
36 Heavy Metal El Cobarde 2000.04.10 Nuevo Laredo
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 Halcon 347
  2. Halcon 349
  3. Halcon 349
  4. Box Y Lucha, Halcon 349
  5. DJ Spectro
  6. Arena 1119; originally announced as 01.02 with Rene Guajardo at Palacio de los Deportes, pushed back to later in the month
  7. Box Y Lucha 1436
  8. Guerreros del Ring 191, SuperLuchas, Box Y Lucha 1437
  9. Box y Lucha 1447
  10. DJ Spectro, Box y Lucha 1447, Box y Lucha 1448, DJ Spectro, Matt Farmer
  11. Box y Lucha 1450
  12. DJ Spectro Facebook (mislabled)
  13. Box y Lucha 1461
  14. Box y Lucha 1465
  15. SuperLuchas
  16. SuperLuchas; a draw
  17. Lucha Libre La Epoca Dorada
  18. Box y Lucha 1485
  19. Halcon 483, KO 1461
  20. Halcon Mensual 6
  21. Halcon Mensual 7
  22. Halcon Mensual 8
  23. Box y Lucha 1562
  24. Box y Lucha 1564, Box y Lucha 1565
  25. SuperLuchas
  26. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1586,
  27. Halcon 582
  28. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1599
  29. Box y Lucha 1610
  30. Arena 1318, Box y Lucha 1617, Box y Lucha 1618, Matt Farmer
  31. SuperLuchas 470
  32. Halcon 638
  33. Cronicas y Leyendas
  34. DJ Spectro, Box y Lucha 1673
  35. Box y Lucha 1680, Comabtes 511
  36. Box y Lucha 1703
  37. El Siglo de Torreon
  38. Arena 1426, Box y Lucha 1719, y Lucha 1720
  39. Box y Lucha 1728
  40. luchablog photolog (20130916_020530), listed as UWA Light Heavyweight
  41. Box y Lucha
  42. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 15.44.07)
  43. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.19.09)
  44. Halcon 837
  45. RL
  46. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.15.42), RB
  47. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.41.49)
  48. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.41.49)
  49. SuperLuchas
  50. Halcon 887
  51. Box y Lucha 1894
  52. Matt Farmer
  53. WON 1990-07-09
  54. WON 1990-11-26
  55. Lucha Libre Weekly 41
  56. SL 132


Championship history becomes confusing conflicting after Heavy Metal wins this championship. The UWA ceased to exist by 1996, but was still well known enough for various wrestlers to purchase belts (originals or copies) and declare themselves champions. Championship reigns past this point are extremely dubious.

The original belt may have been passed on to Silver Star, who defends a title as UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship.

Silver King Branch

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
title reappears with Silver King
37 Silver King ? 2006.??.?? ?
1 Diluvio Negro II 2006.11.26 Arena Solidaridad
38 Diluvio Negro II Silver King 2007.02.25 Arena Solidaridad
championship history unclear
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

El Pulpo Branch

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
39 Histeria ? ????.??.?? ?
40 El Pulpo Histeria 2011.06.16 Auditorio Mundo Nuevo, Matamoros, Tamaulipas
title vs title match with the UWF United States Heavyweight Championship
1 Pirata Morgan 2011.11.01 Gimnasio UAT, Reynosa, Tamaulipas
2 Enrique Vera 2012.03.18 Auditorio Municipal Valle Hermoso, Tamaulipas
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

Operativo 209 Branch

The UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship was brought in to the United States by the World Wrestling Organization (WWO). The promotion held a one-night eight-man tournament in order to crown the new champion. Local wrestler Operativo 209 defeated Texano Jr. in the finals to become the champion. A few weeks later, he drop the belt to Súper Nova in Yakima, Washington. Following a title defense made by Súper Nova on 2014's Christmas Day, the title was never mentioned again, and it went defunct when the champion began to wrestle for AAA.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
Finals of 8-Man Tournament to crow the new champion
37 Operativo 209 Texano Jr. 2013.03.31 Edison High School - Stockton, California [1]
38 Súper Nova Operativo 209 2013.05.17 El Dos De Oro Night Club - Yakima, Washington
1 Averno 2014.03.01 Salón Los Ángeles - Mexico City
2 Trauma II 2014.12.25 Arena San Juan Pantitlán - Neza, Mexico State
The title went defunct in 2015
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Gallery of Champions

César Valentino, 1st Champion
Gran Hamada, 2nd, 14th, 21st, 23rd & 34th Champion
Perro Aguayo, 3rd & 20th Champion
El Solitario, 4th & 6th Champion
Eric Embry, 5th Champion
Anibal, 8th & 10th Champion


El Cobarde II, masked as 13th Champion
Solar I, 16th Champion
Ultimo Dragon, 28th & 30th Champion
The Great Sasuke, 29th Champion
Jushin Liger, 31st Champion
El Cobarde II, unmasked as 35th Champion


Silver King, as Ramses as 37th Champion
El Pulpo, 40th Champion (El Pulpo Branch)
Operativo 209, 37th Champion (Operativo 209 Branch)
Súper Nova, 38th Champion (Operativo 209 Branch)


Gallery of Title Belts

1st Belt


Sources

Also Listed As

Universal Wrestling Association Championships
Official: Heavy (Dr. Wagner Jr.)
Outlaw: Light (Kato Kung Lee Jr.), Junior Light Heavy (Diluvio Negro II)
Now in Japan: Welter, Middle, Junior Heavy, Tag, Trios,
Defunct: Feather, Light Heavy, Women, International Women, Women Junior, Women's Tag,
Associated: WWF Light Heavy