List of CMLL World Heavyweight Champions

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Steele, the 8th CMLL World Heavyweight Champion

The CMLL World Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Completo de CMLL in Spanish) is a singles professional wrestling championship promoted by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The Championship has been in existence since 1991. Unlike other heavyweight titles such as the WWE Championship or the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, it is not the main championship in the promotion because CMLL has emphasized the lower weight levels since there are more workers in the lower levels. The title was the first to be created after Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre changed its name to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in the early 1990s.

Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[1] As the Championship is designated as a heavyweight title, it can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kilograms, or 230 pounds. The rule is not strictly adhered to as several champions have been under the weight limit, including the current champion, Héctor Garza.[2]

The first champion was Konnan El Barbaro, who won a 16-man tournament in 1991. The Championship has been vacated three times; all instances were when the champion left CMLL for another promotion. Universo 2000 holds the record for most reigns, with three. The current champion is El Terrible, who is the 17th overall champion and the 14th person to hold the title.[3]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
No. The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific wrestler listed
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
No. Wrestler Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes
1
Konnan el Barbaro
1
June 9, 1991
70
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Cien Caras in a tournament final
2
Caras, CienCien Caras
1
August 18, 1991
299
Monterrey, Mexico Live event  
Vacated
June 12, 1992
N/A N/A Championship vacated when Cien Caras left CMLL to jump to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA)
3
Black Magic
1
November 20, 1992
219
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. in a tournament final
4
Brazo de Plata
1
June 27, 1993
396
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
5
Silver King
1
July 28, 1994
330
Cuernavaca, Mexico Live event  
6
Dantés, ApoloApolo Dantés
1
June 23, 1995
296
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
7
Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.
1
April 14, 1996
369
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
8
Steele
1
April 18, 1997
N/A
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
Vacated
September 1997
N/A N/A Championship vacated when Sean Morley left CMLL for the World Wrestling Federation
9
Universo 2000
1
October 17, 1997
331
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Cien Caras and Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. in a three-way match
10
Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.
2
September 13, 1998
453
Guadalajara, Mexico Live event  
11
Universo 2000
2
December 10, 1999
1,225
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
12
Mr. Niebla
1
April 18, 2003
543
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [4]
13
Universo 2000
3
October 12, 2004
999
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [5]
14
Dos Caras, Jr.
1
July 8, 2007
533
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [6]
15
Último Guerrero
1
December 22, 2008
963
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [7]
16
Héctor Garza
1
August 12, 2011
128
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [8]
Vacated
December 18, 2011
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Championship announced vacated on December 18, 2011 edition of Domingos Arena Mexico after Garza left CMLL for join Perros del Mal Producciones on November 11, 2011.[9]
17
El Terrible
1
January 1, 2012
1,123+
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Rush to win the vacant title.[3]

Championship reigns by combined length[edit]

As of January 28, 2015.

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler No. of reigns Combined days
1 Universo 2000 3 2,555
2 El Terrible 1 1,123+
3 Último Guerrero 1 963
4 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 2 822
5 Niebla, Mr.Mr. Niebla 1 543
6 Dos Caras, Jr. 1 533
7 Brazo de Plata 1 396
8 Silver King 1 330
9 Cien Caras 1 299
10 Dantés, ApoloApolo Dantés 1 296
11 Black Magic 1 219
12 Steele 1 [Note 1]
13 Héctor Garza 1 91
14 Konnan el Barbaro 1 70

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Sean Morley vacated the title on an unspecified day in September 1997, putting his reign between 136 and 165 days.

References[edit]

General
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 395. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific
  1. ^ Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  2. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estados Unidos Méxicanos" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre México D.F. Archived from the original on November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Completo 105 kilos sin limite 
  3. ^ a b Mexicool, Rey (January 1, 2012). "Imagen: El Terrible, nuevo Campeón Mundial Completo del CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2003". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 5, 2003. 40. 
  5. ^ "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. 91. 
  6. ^ "CMLL en Arena Coliseo". Ovaciones (in Spanish) (Mexico, D.F.: Editorial Ovaciones, S. A. de C.V.). 2007-07-08. p. 19. Número 20916 Año LX. 
  7. ^ "Último Guerrero nuevo Campeón Mundial Peso Completo CMLL, se espera polémica con el cambio de titulo". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  8. ^ Rodríguez, Édgar (August 12, 2011). "Garza, nuevo Campeón Completo". Récord (in Spanish). Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (November 12, 2011). "Héctor Garza deja el CMLL, se une con los Perros del Mal". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved November 12, 2011.