Mexican National Tag Team Championship

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Mexican National Tag Team Championship
La Parka (left) and Octagón (right) the final tag team champions.
Details
Promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
Date established June 14, 1957
Current champion(s) Octagón and La Parka
Date won June 20, 2003

The Mexican National Tag Team Championship (Campeonato Nacional de Parejas) was a national Mexican professional wrestling championship controlled by the "Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F." (Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission) and contested for by Tag teams only. Since 1993 the title has been under the control of Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA).[Note 1]

Championship history[edit]

The earliest records of the title dates it to at least 1957 and it is promoted as being the same lineage in use today. Between 1964 and 1982 there are few documents confirming champions and lineage but it is generally accepted that the title has the lineage of the titles won in 1957 by Los Hermanos Shadow (Blue Demon and Black Shadow). Since it is a "National" title it is ostentatiously defended in various Mexican promotions, but in reality it has been promoted mainly by Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) since its inception in 1993 and rarely defended outside their shows.

In the mid 1990s there was some confusion about the true lineage of the titles. In December 1995 one-half of the championship team, Fuerza Guerrera left AAA and the promotion declared the title vacant. On January 12, 1996 new champions were crowned when Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis defeated Volador and El Mexicano to claim the titles. When Juventud also left AAA the Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre decided that the titles belonged to Los Guerreras and nullified the reign of Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis. When Juventud and Fuerza began working for different promotions, thus being unable to defend the titles, they were declared vacant once again and returned to AAA. AAA Would not fill the vacancy until May 1997

With a recent change in booking policy AAA man no longer recognize the Mexican National Tag Team titles despite being held by two wrestlers under AAA contract.[1] The team has defended the titles on House shows but they have not been mentioned in promotional material or on TV since the announcement. The current champions are Octagón and La Parka (the AAA version). They won the titles on June 20, 2006 by defeating Electroshock and Chessman. They are the 31st. overall champions in modern times, it is Octagóns first title reign while La Parka held the titles once before, teaming with Mascara Sagrada. The team of "Los Destructores" (Tony Arce and Volcano) is the team that has held the title most times, with three. Tony Arce has held the title four times which is the highest individual count.

Championship rules[edit]

The title is a "National" title which means that non-Mexican citizens are prohibited from challenging or holding the championship. As the championship is a Heavyweight it is supposed to be for wrestlers 97 kg (214 lb) or over.

The title is generally not allowed to be defended in any other type of match than a regular match, as is the case for all the Mexican National titles. The commission has been inconsistent on enforcing the rules, in one case they stripped Psicosis (the AAA version) of the Mexican National Middleweight Championship for defending it in a hardcore match, in another case they allowed the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship to change hands in a Steel cage match.[2]

Title history[edit]

Key
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 in order to not count it as an official reign
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation in that time period.
# Team name / Wrestlers Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1 Los Hermanos Shadow
(Black Shadow and Blue Demon)
1 June 14, 1957 N/A Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeat Tarzán López and Enrique Llanes in and 8-team tournament final
2 Espectro I and Ray Mendoza 1 January 1, 1958N/A N/A N/A Live event  
               
N/A Tarzán Lopéz and Henry Pilusso 1 January 1, 1959N/A N/A N/A Live event  
               
N/A Guajardo, ReneRene Guajardo and Karloff Lagarde 1 January 1, 19621962 N/A N/A Live event  
               
N/A Rayo de Jalisco and El Santo 1 October 16, 1964 N/A N/A Live event Defeated Los Espantos.
               
N/A Rayo de Jalisco and El Santo 2 April 22, 1966 N/A N/A Live event  
               
N/A La Ola Blanca
(Ángel Blanco and Dr. Wagner)
1 January 1, 1967N/A N/A N/A Live event  
               
N/A Los Brazos
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
1 January 1, 1980N/A N/A N/A Live event  
               
Modern 1 Cachorro Mendoza and Ringo Mendoza 1 June 18, 1982 1,029 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeat El Satánico and Espectro, Jr.
Modern 2 Cien Caras and Sangre Chicana 1 April 12, 1985 199 Mexico City, Mexico Live event [3]
Modern 3 Tony Benetto and Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. (3) 1 October 28, 1985 170 N/A Live event  
Modern 4 Los Hermanos Dinamita
(Cien Caras (2) and Máscara Año 2000)
1 April 16, 1986 344 N/A Live event  
Modern 5 Los Infernales
(Masakre and MS-1)
1 March 26, 1987 377 Cuernavaca Live event  
Modern 6 Ángel Azteca and Atlantis 1 April 6, 1988 780 N/A Live event  
Modern 7 Bestia Salvaje and Pierroth Jr. 1 May 26, 1990 287 Puebla, Puebla Live event  
Modern 8 Ángel Azteca and Volador 1 March 9, 1991 81 N/A Live event  
Modern 9 Los Destructores
(Tony Arce and Volcano)
1 May 29, 1991 189 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
Modern 10 Los Brazos
(Brazo de Oro and Brazo de Plata)
2 December 4, 1991 6 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
Vacated N/A December 10, 1991 N/A N/A N/A Championship held up after a match against Los Destructores
Modern 11 Los Destructores
(Tony Arce and Volcano)
2 December 17, 1991 82 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Los Brazos in rematch
Modern 12 Misterioso and Volador 1 March 8, 1992 142 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
Modern 13 Los Destructores
(Tony Arce and Volcano)
3 July 28, 1992 73 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event  
Modern 14 Misterioso and Volador 2 October 9, 1992 127 N/A Live event  
Modern 15 Tony Arce (4) and Rocco Valente 1 February 12, 1993 574 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
Modern 16 Heavy Metal and Latin Lover 1 September 9, 1994 84 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event  
Modern 17 Fuerza Guerrera and Juventud Guerrera 1 December 2, 1994 181 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
Modern 18 Latin Lover (2) and Panterita del Ring 1 June 1, 1995 109 Texcoco, Mexico State Live event [4]
Modern 19 Fuerza Guerrera and Juventud Guerrera 2 September 18, 1995 N/A Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event  
Vacated N/A December 1, 1995December, 1995 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated when Promo Aztecas and AAA split which meant Fuerza Guerrera left the promotion
N/A Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis 1 January 12, 1996 N/A Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico State Live event Defeat Volador and El Mexicano for vacant title (No longer recognized)
Returned N/A May 1, 19961996 N/A N/A N/A Mexican commission returns belts to Guerreras stating that they never lost the titles
Vacated N/A August 1, 1996August, 1996 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated when Fuerza and Juventud Guerrera wrestle for different organizations
Modern 20 Fuerza Guerrera (3) and Mosco de la Merced 1 July 20, 1997 323 Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event Defeat Perro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. in tournament final. The original Mosco de la Merced left AAA in the fall of 1997 and was replaced by Mosco de la Merced (II), without the promotion ever acknowledging the switch.
Modern 21 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. 1 June 7, 1998 260 Chihuahua, Chihuahua Live event  
Modern 22 Cobarde, ElEl Cobarde and El Cobarde, Jr. 1 February 22, 1999 7 Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event [5]
Modern 23 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo and Perro Aguayo, Jr. 2 March 1, 1999 62 Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event  
Modern 24 Los Vipers
(Abismo Negro and Electroshock)
1 May 2, 1999 189 Manzanillo, Colima Live event  
Modern 25 Hator and The Panther 1 November 7, 1999 182 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event  
Modern 26 Los Vipers
(Abismo Negro and Electroshock)
2 May 7, 2000 63 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event [6]
Modern 27 Aguayo, Jr., PerroPerro Aguayo, Jr. (2) and Héctor Garza 1 July 9, 2000 61 Osaka, Japan Live event [6]
Modern 28 Pirata Morgan and El Texano 1 September 8, 2000 429 Tijuana, Baja California Live event [6]
Modern 29 Máscara Sagrada and La Parka, Jr. 1 November 11, 2001 159 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event  
Modern 30 Chessman and Electroshock (3) 1 April 19, 2002 427 Torreón, Coahuila Live event  
Modern 31 Octagón and La Parka, Jr. (2) 1 June 20, 2003 5,475+ Veracruz, Veracruz Live event  

1997 Mexican National Tag Team Title Tournament[edit]

In 1997 AAA held a "Young Stars" tournament (modelled after CMLL's Torneo Gran Alternativa) and took the opportunity to also crown new champions after the titles had been vacated in 1996 by the Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.

First round Semifinals Final
                 
Mascara Sagrada (AAA) and Fuergo Magico
El Picudo and Loco Valentino
El Picudo and Loco Valentino
Heavy Metal and Venum
Heavy Metal and Venum
Pentagón and May Flowers
Fuerza Guerrera and Mosco de la Merced
Heavy Metal and Venum
Octagón and Kick Boxer
Fuerza Guerrera and Mosco de la Merced
Fuerza Guerrera and Mosco de la Merced
Héctor Garza and Super Nova
Héctor Garza and Super Nova
the Killer and Abismo Negro

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In this, "control" refers to the every day use of the title, determining which storylines the title is being used it, who gets to challenge for the title, how to use it in a public relations sense.

References[edit]

General source for title history before 2000
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Tag Team Titles". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 396–397. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
General source for title history before December 2004
  • "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). 2004-12-20. Especial 21. 
Specific sources
  1. ^ "¿AAA dejará de contar campeonatos de terceros?". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion TripleMania". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  3. ^ Centinela, Teddy (April 12, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1985: Sangre Chicana y Cien Caras, Campeones Nacionales de Parejas — Herodes rapó a Rino Castro". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (June 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (June 1): Rogers beats Gomez, Gordman & Goliath, Baba loses PWF Title, Flair Vs. KVE, Lawler Vs. Son, Undertaker Vs. Edge". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 22, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b c "SLAM! Wrestling International -- 2000: The Year-In-Review Mexico". Slam Wrestling!. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 

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