List of CMLL World Heavyweight Champions
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.[G] 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.
As it is 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. As the championship is designated as a heavyweight title, it can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). The rule is not strictly adhered to as several champions have been under the weight limit, including the 16th champion, Héctor Garza who weighed 95 kg (209 lb). All title matches take place under two-out-of-three falls rules.
The first champion was Konnan El Barbaro, who won a 16-man tournament in 1991.[G] 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 Máximo Sexy, who is the 18th overall champion and the 15th person to hold the title.
|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|
Championship reigns by combined length
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|Rank||Wrestler||# of reigns||Combined days||Ref(s).|
|2||Terrible, ElEl Terrible||1||1,125|||
|4||Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.||2||822||[G]|
|5||Máximo/Máximo Sexy †||1||817+|||
|6||Niebla, Mr.Mr. Niebla||1||543|||
|7||Dos Caras Jr.||1||533|||
|8||Brazo de Plata||1||396||[G]|
|11||Dantés, ApoloApolo Dantés||1||296||[G]|
|14||Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza||1||128|||
|15||Konnan el Barbaro||1||70||[G]|
- Steel vacated the title on an unspecified day in September 1997, putting his reign between 136 and 165 days.
- General sources
- [G] 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.
- Ed Grabianowski. "How Pro Wrestling Works". How Stuff Works. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
- 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 (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
Completo 105 kilos sin limite
- Barradas, Bibiana (January 31, 2015). "Resultados Arena México® Viernes 30 de Enero '15". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015.
- Hoops, Brian (August 18, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 18): Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2014". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
- Centinela, Teddy (June 27, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1993: Reaparece Canek en El Toreo y se reencuentra con viejos rivales… Brazo de Plata gana el título completo CMLL" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
- Centinela, Teddy (April 18, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1997: Steel (Val Venis) se convierte en Campeón Mundial de Peso Completo CMLL al vencer al Rayo de Jalisco Jr.". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2003". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 5, 2003. 40.
- "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. 91.
- "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.
- "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.
- Rodríguez, Édgar (August 12, 2011). "Garza, nuevo Campeón Completo". Récord (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2011.
- 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.
- Mexicool, Rey (January 1, 2012). "Imagen: El Terrible, nuevo Campeón Mundial Completo del CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 2, 2012.