UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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Current Champion

El Mesias was technically the last credible UWA Light Heavyweight champion, winning it from Chessman on 2007.09.16, but he was a bit too busy being carried to the back to ever actually physically hold this belt. This championship has been unified out of existence, replaced by the AAA World Heavyweight Championship.

The championship - or replicas of the championship - have since turned up in the hands of El Pulpo and Super Nova among others. Both have defended the title, but neither is a member of a promotion where the championship is regularly defended. The UWA has long since ceased to exist, and those championships have little connection with this championship except for using a similar physical object.

History of Championship

This championship was a major title during the 70s and 80s, including many of the major luchadors of the UWA during that era.

As with all UWA championships, the light heavyweight championship chronology becomes murky and inconsistent after the UWA falls apart in 1995. This championship did become AAA singles championship in the early 2000s, which stabilized it a bit.

Zorro was the most frequent champion during this time, and was the one who eventually ddropped it to Chessman in the first part of the AAA Heavyweight Unification Tournament. This turned out to be the start of a Zorro rudo turn. Chessman held the title only until the end of the tournament, where he lost to Mesias. Technically, Mesais picked up a championship reign, but it really only exists in record keeping. The title immediately became defunct, one of many superseded by the AAA World Heavyweight Championship.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
tournament for new championship
1 Ray Mendoza El Solitario 1975.11.26 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City [1]
1 El Solitario 1976.01.08 Mexicali
2 Anibal 1976.02.11 Arena Veracruz [2]
2 El Audaz Ray Mendoza 1976.03.31 Arena Veracruz [3]
1 Canek 1976.06.06 Villahermosa [4]
2 El Solitario 1976.06.17 Auditorio Municipal, Torreón, Coahuila [5]
3 Ray Mendoza [2] El Audaz 1976.08.22 Monterrey
1 Anibal 1976.12.14 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [6]
2 El Solitario 1977.02.01 Arena Aficion [7]
3 Anibal 1977.02.06 Plaza de Toros La Monumental, Monterrey, Nuevo León [8]
4 El Solitario 1977.02.24 Arena Toluca [9]
5 Leonel Rivas 1977.03.20 Gimnasio Teodoro Palacioes, Guatemala City, Guatemala [10]
4 El Solitario Ray Mendoza 1977.03.27 Plaza Alberto Balderas, Ciudad Juarez [11]
1 Flama Roja 1977.04.18 Juarez
2 Tatsumi Fujinami 1977.05.22 Palacio De Los Deportes [12]
3 ? 1977.08.03 Arena Veracruz [13]
4 Coloso Colosetti 1977.08.07 Arena San Juan [14]
5 Rene Guajardo 1977.10.23 El Toreo De Naucalpan
6 Ángel Blanco 1977.11.13 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco
7 Rene Guajardo 1978.01.31 Pachuca [15]
8 Cesar Valentino 1978.02.26 El Toreo De Naucalpan [16]
9 Ray Mendoza 1978.03.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan [17]
10 Flama Roja 1978.04.02 Ciudad Juarez [15]
11 Rene Guajardo 1978.05.11 Durango [15]
12 Ray Mendoza 1978.06.16 Veracruz [15]
13 Ray Mendoza 1978.07.14 Xalapa [15]
14 Perro Aguayo 1978.09.03 Palacio de la Deportes [15]
15 Perro Aguayo 1978.09.12 Pachuca [15]
5 Ray Mendoza [3] El Solitario 1978.10.29 El Toreo De Naucalpan [18]
Mendoza misses a scheduled defense on 1979.02.05 against Solitario [19]
championship vacant 1979.03.15 for missing defense [20]
tournament for vacant championship
6 Gran Hamada Kurisu 1979.11.04 El Toreo De Naucalpan [21]
1 Kurisu 1979.12.09 Palacio De Los Deportes [22]
2 Babe Face 1979.12.14 Arena Neza [23]
3 Masanobu Kurisu 1980.01.06 Arena Naucalpan [24]
4 Babe Face 1980.02.03 El Toreo De Naucalpan [25]
5 Babe Face 1980.05.11 El Toreo De Naucalpan [26]
6 Perro Aguayo 1980.05.16 Arena Neza [27]
7 Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada 1980.05.25 El Toreo De Naucalpan [28]
1 Rene Guajardo 1980.07.13 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City [29]
2 Gran Hamada 1980.07.29 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [30]
3 ? 1980.08.19 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [31]
4 Satoru Sayama 1980.09.16 Arena Puebla [32]
5 Enrique Vera 1980.10.01 Arena Naucalpan [33]
6 Enrique Vera 1980.10.16 Arena Xalapa [34]
7 Kobayashi 1980.10.26 El Toreo De Naucalpan [35]
8 Fishman Perro Aguayo 1980.12.14 El Toreo De Naucalpan [36]
1 Perro Aguayo 1980.12.28 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso [37]
2 El Signo 1981.01.06 Arena Coliseo de Acapulco [38]
9 Villano III Fishman 1981.03.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan [39]
1 Kuniaki Kobayshi 1981.05.02 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [40]
2 Kuniaki Kobayshi 1981.06.17 Arena Naucalpan [41]
10 Fishman [2] Villano III 1981.07.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan [42]
1 Scorpio 1981.11.16 Arena Xochimilco [43]
2 George Takano 1982.01.31 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [44]
3 Taos 1982.03.13 Astro Pista Texcoco [45]
4 Villano III 1982.04.15 Pachuca [46]
5 George Takano 1982.06.25 Arena Apatlaco [47]
6 Perro Aguayo 1982.08.01 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [48]
7 Kiss 1982.10.30 Arena Xochimilco [49]
11 Sangre Chicana Fishman 1982.11.12 Arena Mexico [50]
1 Fishman 1982.11.20 Palacio de los Deportes DF [51]
2 Satanico 1982.12.03 Arena Mexico [52]
3 Ringo Mendoza 1982.12.19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [53]
4 Tony Salazar 1983.02.16 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [54]
12 Fishman [3] Sangre Chicana 1983.02.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan [55]
1 Mano Negra 1983.05.28 Club Deportivo Los Reyes [56]
2 Anibal 1983.05.29 El Toreo De Naucalpan [57]
3 Anibal 1983.06.20 Arena Puebla [58]
4 Anibal 1983.08.14 Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua [59]
5 Villano III 1983.08.28 El Toreo De Naucalpan [60]
6 Solar I 1983.09.12 Arena Isabel de León [61]
7 El Solitario 1983.09.22 Pista Arena Revolución [62]
13 Sangre Chicana [2] Fishman 1983.10.09 El Toreo De Naucalpan [63]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1983.10.28 Arena Mexico [64]
2 Satánico 1983.11.16 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [65]
3 Fishman 1983.11.19 Palacio De Los Deportes [66]
4 MS-1 1983.12.17 Pista Arena Revolución [67]
championship vacated due to injury
decision match for the vacant championshi
14 Fishman [4] Villano III 1984.04.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan [68]
1 Villano III 1984.04.22 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo [69]
2 Anibal 1984.04.27 Auditorio de Tijuana [70]
3 Gran Hamada 1984.06.10 El Toreo De Naucalpan [71]
4 Babe Face 1984.06.28 Pista Arena Revolucion [72]
5 Enrique Vera 1984.07.10 San Luis Potosí [73]
6 El Faraon 1984.12.16 El Toreo De Naucalpan [74]
7 Mano Negra 1985.01.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan [75]
8 Mano Negra 1985.03.05 Auditorio Miguel Barragan [76]
9 Alfonso Dantes 1985.04.19 Arena México [77]
10 Gran Hamada 1986.03.26 Arena Aficion [78]
15 Villano I Fishman 1986.08.10 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Villano I 1987.01.27 Arena Aficion [79]
2 Signo 1987.02.18 Apatlaco, Estado de Mexico [80]
3 Brazo de Oro 1987.07.22 Arena Naucalpan [81]
4 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1987.10.18 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [82]
5 Blue Panther 1987.12.11 Arena Neza [83]
16 Loco Zandokan Villano I 1988? El Toreo De Naucalpan [84]
1 El Texano 1988.09.21 Arena Ecatepec
17 Gran Hamada [2] Loco Zandokan 1989.02.19 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [85]
1 Lobo Rubio 1989.05.10 Arena Naucalpan [86]
2 Negro Navarro 1989.07.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
3 Rambo 1989.09.16 Arena Neza [87]
4 Satánico 1989.11.15 Arena Coliseo [88]
5 Ultraman 1989.11.18 Arena San Juan [89]
6 Rambo 1989.12.27 Arena Naucalpan [90]
7 Perro Aguayo 1990.03.05 Korakuen Hall [91]
8 El Texano 1990.05.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
9 Perro Aguayo 1990.06.01 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo [92]
10 Fishman 1990.07.29 Plaza Monumental, Monterrey
11 El Signo 1990.08.22 Arena Naucalpan [93]
12 Fishman 1990.10.14 El Toreo De Naucalpan [94]
13 Blue Panther 1990.10.16 Arena Queretaro
14 Fishman 1991.01.17 Toluca [95]
18 El Signo Gran Hamada 1991.02.07 Pista Arena Revolucion [96]
1 Gran Hamada 1991.03.14 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
2 Villano IV 1991.04.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
19 Villano III [2] El Signo 1991.05.16 Pista Arena Revolucion [97]
1 El Signo 1991.06.21 Arena Neza
2 Huracán Castillo 1991.06.30 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1991.07.23 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
4 Rambo 1991.08.15 Pista Arena Revolucion
20 El Signo [2] Villano III 1991.10.31 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Villano V 1992.01.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 El Texano 1992.01.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan [98]]
3 Solar I 1992.02.01 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
21 Villano V El Signo 1992.04.03 Arena Neza
1 Scorpio Jr. 1992.04.28 Arena Queretaro
2 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1992.07.03 Arena Neza
3 Shu el Guerrero 1992.08.07 Arena Neza [99]
4 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1992.08.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Loco Zandokan 1992.08.18 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
6 Loco Zandokan 1992.08.25 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
7 El Texano 1992.09.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
8 Loco Zandokan 1992.10.27 Arena Queretaro [100]
22 El Texano Villano V 1992.11.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Pirata Morgan 1993.04.09 Arena Neza
2 Super Astro 1993.08.02 Arena Puebla
3 Masayoshi Motegi 1993.08.15 El Toreo De Naucalpan
23 Silver King El Texano 1993.10.31 El Toreo De Naucalpan
24 Villano V [2] Silver King 1994.01.01 Arena Neza
1 Ricky Santana 1994.02.06 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [101]
championship vacated around January 1995 due to UWA folding
decision match for vacant championship
25 Adrian el Exotico Halcon Dorado Jr. 1995.09.17 Arena Neza
1 Príncipe Maya 1995.10.22 Arena Neza
2 Robin Hood 1995.12.02 Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, California
3 Aeroflash 1996.05.05 Arena Neza
4 Red Master 1996.06.?? Panama
26 Príncipe Maya Adrian el Exotico 1996.07.12 Arena Neza
1 Skelethor 1996.09.20 Arena Neza
2 Dr. Cerebro 1996.10.09 Arena Naucalpan
3 Pesadilla 1996.11.22 Arena Neza
championship status unclear
27 El Cobarde ? 1999.??.?? ?
1 Perro Aguayo 1999.03.19 Arena Xalapa, Veracruz
2 Hijo del Solitario 1999.12.25 Arena Toluca [102]
3 Tiger Steele 2000.02.06 Salamanca
28 Heavy Metal El Cobarde 2000.04.16 Nuevo Laredo
1 Hector Garza 2001.02.22 Auditorio De Tijuana
29 Electro Shock Heavy Metal 2001.06.08 Phoenix
1 Heavy Metal 2001.09.28 Mexicali
30 Zorro Electro Shock 2001.10.26 Xalapa, Veracruz
1 Pirata Morgan 2002.10.17 Gimnasio G-2
2 Pirata Morgan 2002.11.02 Palenque de la Feria, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi
3 Electro Shock 2002.11.14 Auditorio Municipal - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato
31 Mr. Aguila Zorro 2003.07.03 Toluca
32 Zorro [2] Mr. Aguila 2003.09.28 Plaza De Toros Guadalajara
1 Electro Shock 2004.02.13 Morelia
33 Mr. Aguila [2] Zorro 2004.06.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
34 Zorro [3] Mr. Aguila 2004.07.09 Auditorio de Tijuana
35 Charly Manson Zorro 2004.08.01 Super Domo Care Expo - Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
1 Electro Shock 2004.09.26 Salón Rebeca, Iztapalapa, Distrito Federal [103]
2 Electro Shock 2004.09.26 Mexico City
3 Electro Shock 2004.10.10 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
36 Zorro [4] Charly Manson 2005.08.07 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
1 Hator 2005.10.02 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
2 Pirata Morgan 2005.10.31 Arena Cuatro Caminos, Nuevo Laredo
3 Charly Manson 2005.11.04 Mexico City
4 Pirata Morgan 2005.12.20 Arena Juba De Reynosa
37 Hator Zorro 2006.01.01 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
Hator was awarded an old WWA World Tag Team Title held by Antifaz del Norte, instead of actual UWA belt.
1 Zorro 2006.02.12 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
2 Estrella Dorada Jr. 2006.06.18 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
championship status unclear
38 Zorro [5] Hator 2006.08.22 Arena Juba de Reynosa
? Chessman 2006.11.25 Estadio Beisborama - Cordoba, Veracruz
39 Chessman Zorro 2007.08.19 Salamanca
40 Mesias Chessman 2007.09.16 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso de Guadalajara
title defunct, replaced by AAA World Heavyweight Championship
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha
  2. Halcon 190
  3. Box Y Lucha 1222 has the date & location, Halcon 200 says he won
  4. Halcon 207
  5. El Siglo de Torreon 1976-06-17
  6. Box Y Lucha 1262, Halcon 240
  7. Halcon 241, Halcon 242
  8. Halcon 242
  9. Combates 70, Combates 74; show may be a week later
  10. Halcon 248, Combates 73
  11. Box Y Lucha 1275
  12. Box Y Lucha 1284
  13. Halcon 269 lists defense, doesn't name opponent
  14. Box Y Lucha 1294, Punch 153
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 Halcon 347
  16. Matt Farmer
  17. thecubsfan
  18. Matt Farmer
  19. Halcon 405
  20. Halcon 405
  21. Box Y Lucha 1411, KO 1373
  22. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y luchaMatt Farmer, KO 1378
  23. KO 1378
  24. SuperLuchas
  25. Arena 1119
  26. [http://superluchas.com/2015/05/11/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1980-gran-hamada-vs-baby-face-en-el-toreo-kato-kung-lee-vs-fishman- en-cd-juarez/ SuperLuchas], Box y Lucha 1436
  27. Box y Lucha 1436
  28. SuperLuchas, Box Y Lucha 1437
  29. Matt Farmer
  30. Box y Lucha 1447
  31. Aguayo was to face the winner of a same night battle royal including Gran Hamada, Satoru Sayama, Kuniaki Kobayashi, Kurisu, Mano Negra, Villano III and Negro Navaro; Box y Lucha 1450
  32. KO 1417
  33. Box y Lucha 1456, KO 1421
  34. KO 1422
  35. DJ Spectro's Facebook (mislabled)
  36. date via Box Y Lucha, previously listed as 12.12
  37. SuperLuchas
  38. Arena 1169
  39. Box Y Lucha
  40. Box y Lucha 1485
  41. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.28.46)
  42. Matt Farmer, Halcon 483, KO 1461
  43. luchablog photolog (20130916_003514)
  44. Matt Farmer
  45. Box y Lucha 1530; possibly a typo for Kahoz
  46. Halcon Mensual 7
  47. Matt Farmer
  48. Halcon 535, Lucha Libre 969
  49. Box y Lucha 1562
  50. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1564
  51. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1565, Box y Lucha 1566, Lucha Libre 986
  52. Matt Farmer, Box y Lucha 1567, Box y Lucha 1568
  53. El Informador 1982-12-19
  54. Box y Lucha 1578, Box y Lucha 1579
  55. Box y Lucha 1579, Lucha Libre La Epoca Dorada
  56. Box y Lucha 1591
  57. Box y Lucha 1591, Box y Lucha 1592, Matt Farmer
  58. Halcon 582
  59. Box Y Lucha
  60. Box y Lucha 1604, Box y Lucha 1605, Matt Farmer
  61. Box y Lucha 1606
  62. Combates 414
  63. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.00.03), Matt Farmer, Arena 1311, Box y Lucha 1610
  64. draw; historically listed as with the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship also on the line but the ring announcements only mention the UWA title; luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 01.46.51), Matt Farmer
  65. Box y Lucha 1616
  66. Matt Farmer
  67. Box y Lucha 1620, Box y Lucha 1621
  68. Arena 1330, Box y Lucha 1633, Box y Lucha 1634 - the last makes it clear this is a one off match, maybe no tournament because they had one planned for the UWA JLH already?
  69. Box y Lucha 1635
  70. Arena Tijuana
  71. Matt Farmer, Arena 1347, Box y Lucha 1642, Box y Lucha 1643
  72. luchablog photolog (20130915_165015), Halcon 635
  73. Halcon 638
  74. draw, Box y Lucha 1669, Box y Lucha 1670, SuperLuchas
  75. double countout of the ring, Arena 1379, DJ Spectro, luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.19.14), Super Luchas 514
  76. poster
  77. Arena 1391, Box y Lucha 1686, Box y Lucha 1687, Matt Farmer
  78. Halcon 674, KO 1655
  79. Box y Lucha 1779
  80. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.47.38), Box y Lucha 1782
  81. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 18.20.42)
  82. Box y Lucha 1814
  83. luchablog photolog (20130915_253206)
  84. previously listed as 1987.01.17, but Villano I is still listed as champion well into 1988
  85. Box y Lucha 1883 lists the match, title change unconfirmed
  86. Box y Lucha 1894
  87. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.35.39)
  88. Box y Lucha 1921
  89. Box y Lucha 1921
  90. Box Y Lucha 1927
  91. WON 1990-03-26
  92. WON 1990-06-18
  93. Box y Lucha 1960
  94. WON 1990-10-29
  95. WON 1991-01-28
  96. Box y Lucha 1984
  97. Box y Lucha 1997
  98. Jose Renteria
  99. Lucha Libre Weekly #25
  100. Lucha Libre Weekly 35
  101. luchadb
  102. La Magia del Ring 24
  103. SuperLuchas New 79

Gallery of Champions

El Audaz, 2nd Champion
Solitario, 4th Champion
Fishman, 8th, 10th, 12th & 14th Champion
Sangre Chicana, 11th & 13th Champion
Villano I, 15th Champion
Loco Zandokan, 16th Champion


Villano V, 21st Champion, seen winning the title
Heavy Metal, 28th Champion
Zorro, 30th, 32nd, 34th, 36th & 38th Champion
Mr. Aguila, 31st & 33rd Champion
Charly Manson, 35th Champion
Hator, 37th Champion
Chessman, 39th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

1st Belt
2nd Belt (Villano III colors)

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