CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship

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CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship
a dwarf dressed in a white body suit and mask, wearing a colorful cape, walking through a crowd of people.
Mascarita Sagrada, the first CMLL World Mini-Estrella champion
Details
Current champion(s) Astral
Date won September 7, 2014
Date established March 1, 1992
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL)

The CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship (Campeonato Mundial Mini-Estrella de CMLL in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha libre wrestling-based promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; Spanish for "World Wrestling Council"). The championship is exclusively competed for in the Mini-Estrellas, or Minis, division. A "Mini" is not necessarily a person with dwarfism, as in North American midget professional wrestling; it can also be very short wrestlers who work in the Mini division.[1] The championship was created in 1992 and is the oldest active Mini-Estrella title in Mexico; both the Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship and the Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) World Mini-Estrella Championship were introduced after CMLL created their Mini-Estrella championship.[2] 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. All title matches take place under two out of three falls rules.

The CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship was created in early 1992 to give CMLL's Mini-Estrellas division a championship as its focal point. The first champion was Mascarita Sagrada, who won a four-man tournament on March 1, 1992 by defeating Espectrito in the final. When the creator of CMLL's Minis division, Antonio Peña, left CMLL to form his own promotion, AAA, Mascarita Sagrada and a large number of other Minis left CMLL to join AAA. After Mascarita Sagrada left the promotion, the title was vacant until September 1992, when Orito won the championship in a match against El Felinito. Since then, the title has not been vacated. In 1999, in a so-called "Phantom title switch", then-champion Damiancito el Guerrero had the championship stripped and given to Último Dragoncito without a match taking place. Damiancito had begun working under the ring name "Virus" in the "regular-sized" division for more than a year and thus no longer qualified as a Mini. Instead of vacating the title or making Virus lose it in a match, CMLL announced that Último Dragoncito had "won" the title on an undisclosed date in October 1999.

In addition to being the first champion, Mascarita Sagrada is the only wrestler to have vacated the title; he is also the wrestler to have held the title the shortest amount of time, at 110 days. The current champion is Astral, who defeated Pequeño Olímpico for the title on September 7, 2014.[3] It is Astral's first championship reign; he is the 13th overall champion and the 11th person to hold the championship. Último Dragoncito and Pequeño Olímpico are the only wrestlers to hold the title twice, and Pequeño Olímpico has held the title the longest of any champion, at 1,442 days for a single reign and 2,744 for his combined two reigns.[4][5]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
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 so as not to count it as an official reign.
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes everyday.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Mascarita Sagrada 1 March 1, 1992 110 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Espectrito in the finals of a four-man tournament  
Vacated June 19, 1992 N/A N/A Mascarita Sagrada left CMLL to join AAA  
2 Orito 1 September 6, 1992 189 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
3 Último Dragoncito 1 March 14, 1993 181 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
4 Ultratumbita 1 September 11, 1993 520 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
5 Máscarita Mágica 1 February 13, 1995 379 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
6 Damiancito El Guerrero 1 February 27, 1996 [Note 1] Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
7 Último Dragoncito 2 October 1999 [Note 2] N/A N/A Champion Damiancito El Guerrero had not worked in the minis division for over a year; the title was given to Último Dragoncito instead of vacating it.  
8 Pierrothito 1 October 16, 2001 784 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [6]
9 Pequeño Olimpico 1 December 9, 2003 1,442 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [4]
10 Pequeño Damián 666 1 November 20, 2007 250 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [5]
11 Bam Bam 1 July 27, 2008 931 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [7]
12 Pequeño Olímpico 2 February 13, 2011 1,302 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [8]
13 Astral 1 September 7, 2014 328+ Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [3]

Reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion.
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Pequeño Olimpico 2 2,744
2 Damiancito El Guerrero 1 1,312¤ [Note 1]
3 Último Dragoncito 2 897¤ [Note 2]
4 Bam Bam 1 931
5 Pierrothito 1 784
6 Ultratumbita 1 520
7 Mascarita Magica 1 379
8 Astral 1 328+
9 Pequeño Damián 666 1 250
10 Orito 1 189
11 Mascarita Sagrada 1 110

1992 CMLL World Mini-Estrella tournament[edit]

CMLL held a tournament in early 1992 to determine the first CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion; the semi-finals were held on February 23, 1992 and the finals on March 1, 1992.

Semifinals Finals
           
Mascarita Sagrada W
Aguilita Solitaria  
Mascarita Sagrada W
Espectrito  
Octagoncito  
Espectrito W

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The exact date of Damiancito's title loss is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1,312 and 1,339 days.
  2. ^ a b The exact date of Último Dragoncito's title win is unknown, which means that his second title reign lasted between 716 and 746 days.

References[edit]

General source on the title until 2000
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Midget (miniestrella) Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 396. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific sources
  1. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). "You ain't seen nothing yet: the minis". Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre and honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 209–212. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  2. ^ Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: Mexican National Minis Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 397. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ a b Salguero, Ivan (September 8, 2014). "Resultados Arena Coliseo Domingo 7 de Septiembre '14". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b SuperLuchas staff (January 5, 2003). "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2003". Super Luchas (in Spanish). pp. 10–12. issue 40. 
  5. ^ a b SuperLuchas staff (December 26, 2007). "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 16–18. issue 244. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  6. ^ Box y Lucha staff (January 13, 2002). "2001: Los Campeones". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). pp. 15–17. issue 2540. 
  7. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 6, 2009). "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). pp. 14–16. issue 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (February 14, 2011). "Arena México (resultados 13 de febrero) Pequeño Olímpico nuevo campeón mundial mini del CMLL" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved February 14, 2011.