UWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

From Luchawiki

Current Champion

History of Championship

This is a distinct and separate championship from the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship, but the two titles are occasionally confused with each other on lineups.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
triangle match - decision match for vacant championship
1 Cesar Valentino Anibal & America Salvaje 1977.11.20 Mexico City
[1]2 Gran Hamada Cesar Valentino 1979.02.04 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3[2] Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada 1979.04.22 El Toreo de Naucalpan
vacant on 1979.12.15 when Perro Aguayo is injured
decision match for vacant championship
4 El Solitario Masanobu Kurisu 1980.01.27 Mexico City
1 Villano III 1980.02.08 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2[3] Perro Aguayo 1980.05.13 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
3[4] Villano III 1980.05.25 El Toreo De Naucalpan
4[5] Anibal 1980.08.03 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City
5[6] Fishman 1980.10.26 El Toreo de Naucalpan
6[7] Anibal 1980.12.28 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso
7[8] Villano III 1981.02.08 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
5 Eric Embry El Solitario 1981.03.30 Puebla
1[9] Enrique Vera 1981.04.19 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
6 El Solitario [2] Eric Embry 1981.07.19 Mexico City
1[10] El Signo 1983.04.17 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Naucalpan, Estado de México
7 El Signo El Solitario 1983.06.10 Tijuana
1[11] El Solitario 1983.07.17 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2[12] Anibal 1983.11.27 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos, Naucalpan, Estado de México
3[13] Villano III 1984.01.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan
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
9 Invader III Anibal 1984.09.15 San Juan, Puerto Rico
10 Anibal [2] Invader III 1984.??.?? ?
1[14] Sangre Chicana 1984.11.25 Arena Mexico
11[15] Negro Navarro Anibal 1985.01.06 El Toreo De Naucalpan
12 Mano Negra Negro Navarro 1985.02.25 Puebla
1[16] Dr. Wagner 1985.11.07 Arena Olimpico Laguna
13 El Cobarde II Mano Negra 1985.12.08 Mexico City
14 Gran Hamada [2] El Cobarde II 1986.03.04 Arena Queretaro
15[17] Blue Panther Gran Hamada 1986.11.16 El Toreo De Naucalpan
16 Solar I Blue Panther 1987.05.25 Puebla
1[18] Diablo Rojo 1987.10.28 Arena Naucalpan
2[19] Satanico 1987.01.22 Arena Coliseo DF
17 Blue Panther [2] Solar I 1988.02.08 Puebla
18 Gran Cochisse Blue Panther 1988.09.16 Arena Mexico
1[20] Super Astro 1988.11.18 Arena Mexico
19 Ringo Mendoza Gran Cochise 1989.04.23[21] Colotlán, Jalisco
1[22] Brazo de Oro 1989.12.13 Palacio de los Deportes, Iztacalco, Distrito Federal
2 El Texano 1990.04.05 Pista Arena Revolucion
20 Perro Aguayo [2] Ringo Mendoza 1990.06.29 Arena Mexico
1 Fishman 1990.11.17 Tonala, Jalisco
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
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
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


  1. Box Y Lucha
  2. DJ Spectro
  3. Box Y Lucha 1436
  4. Guerreros del Ring 191, SuperLuchas
  5. DJ Spectro
  6. DJ Spectro Facebook (mislabled)
  7. SuperLuchas
  8. SuperLuchas
  9. Lucha Libre La Epoca Dorada
  10. Matt Farmer
  11. Matt Farmer
  12. Matt Farmer
  13. SuperLuchas 470
  14. Cronicas y Leyendas
  15. DJ Spectro
  16. El Siglo de Torreon
  17. luchablog photolog (20130916_020530), listed as UWA Light Heavyweight
  18. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 15.44.07)
  19. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.19.09)
  20. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.41.49)
  21. SuperLuchas
  22. Matt Farmer

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


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


Operativo 209 Branch

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
championship history unclear
37 Operativo 209 ? ????.??.?? ?
38 Súper Nova Operativo 209 2013.05.17 El Dos De Oro Night Club - Yakima, Washington
1 Averno 2014.03.01 Salon Los Angeles - Mexico City
2 Trauma II 2014.12.25 Arena San Juan Pantitlán - Nezahualcoyotl,Mexico State
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


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