UWA World Heavyweight Championship

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UWA World Heavyweight Championship
Details
Current champion(s) Dr. Wagner, Jr.
Date won June 18, 2004
Date established August 15, 1977
Promotion Universal Wrestling Association
Mexican independent circuit

The UWA World Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial peso Completo de UWA in Spanish) is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship originally promoted by Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) until it closed in 1995 and since then been defended on the Mexican independent circuit. In the past the title has been defended in Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) when the champion worked for those companies. Lou Thez was the first UWA World Heavyweight champion, having been awarded the title after wrestling Mil Mascaras to a draw on the very first UWA show. Canek has held the Championship the most times, 15 reigns all in all, 13 of those before the UWA closed. Canek is also the champion that kept the UWA World Heavyweight Championship active after the UWA closed. Dr. Wagner, Jr. is the current UWA World Heavyweight champion having defeated Canek on June 18, 2004. Dr. Wagner, Jr. currently works regularly for AAA and they acknowledge the title, having shown him with the belt on numerous occasions.[1]

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.

Title history[edit]

Key
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
Indicates Championship reigns after the UWA closed down

As of December 21, 2014.

# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1
Lou Thesz
1
August 15, 1977 377 N/A Live event Thesz was awarded the title after fighting Mil Máscaras to a time limit draw at the UWA's first event on July 26, 1976.
2
Canek
1
August 27, 1978 508 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
3
Tiger Jeet Singh
1
January 17, 1980 87 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
4
Antonio Inoki
1
April 13, 1980 194 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
5
Tiger Jeet Singh
2
October 24, 1980 114 Okinawa, Japan Live event  
6
Canek
2
February 15, 1981 523 Naucalpan, México Live event  
7
Riki Choshu
1
July 23, 1982 65 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
8
Canek
3
September 26, 1982 219 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
9
Tatsumi Fujinami
1
May 1, 1983 42 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
10
Canek
4
June 12, 1983 252 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
Enrique Vera
1
October 23, 1983 Toreo de 4 Caminos Live event  
11
Dos Caras
1
February 26, 1984 119 Naucalpan, México Live event
12
Canek
5
June 24, 1984 310 Naucalpan, México Live event  
13
Scorpio
1
April 30, 1985 61 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
14
Canek
6
June 30, 1985 548 N/A Live event  
16
Canek
7
1987 Unknown N/A Live event  
17
The Killer
1
1987 Unknown N/A Live event  
18
Canek
8
1987 Unknown N/A Live event  
19
Perro Aguayo
1
March 4, 1988 62 N/A Live event  
20
Canek
9
May 5, 1988 566 N/A Live event  
21
Big Van Vader
1
November 22, 1989 382 Naucalpan, México Live event  
22
Canek
10
December 9, 1990 420 Naucalpan, México Live event  
23
Dos Caras
3
February 2, 1992 154 Naucalpan, México Live event  
24
Canek
11
July 5, 1992 210 Naucalpan, México Live event  
25
Canadian Vampire Casanova
1
January 31, 1993 322 Naucalpan, México Live event  
26
Canek
12
December 19, 1993 75 Naucalpan, México Live event  
27
Yamato
1
March 14, 1994 4 Puebla, Puebla Live event  
28
Canek †
13
March 18, 1994 1976 Nezahualcóyotl, México Live event The UWA closed in 1995, however the title continued to be defended in other promotions.
29
Cadaver de Ultratomba †
1
August 15, 1999 22 Tehuacán, Puebla Live event  
30
Canek †
14
September 6, 1999 867 Tehuacán, Puebla Live event  
31
Cibernético
1
January 20, 2002 299 Salamanca, Guanajuato Live event [2]
32
Canek †
15
November 15, 2002 581 Orizaba, Veracruz Live event [2]
33
Dr. Wagner, Jr.
1
June 18, 2004 3838+ Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event [1]

References[edit]

General reference for title changes before 2000
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "MEXICO: Universal Wrestling Federation Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 397. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. issue 91. 
  2. ^ a b "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593.