Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship

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Campeonato Nacional Crucero
Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship
Details
Promotion Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.
(Sanctioning body)
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
(1993–2008)
Mexican Independent circuit
(2013–Present)
Date established November 13, 1983
Current champion(s) Vacated[1]
Date won December 8, 2008[1]

The Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship (Campeonato Nacional Crucero in Spanish) is a national Mexican singles professional wrestling championship controlled by Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). From its creation in 1983 it was not promoted by one specific promotion but shared between many Mexican promotions primarily, but not exclusively Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). In the mid-1990s Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) gained primary booking control of the championship.[Note 1] 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. The official definition of the Cruiserweight class in Mexico is between 97 kg (214 lb) and 107 kg (236 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 2][2]

Ángel Blanco became the first National Cruiserweight Champion when he won the inargual tournament on November 13, 1984 defeating Insolito in the final match. In the mid-1990s AAA gained control of the championship when then champion Blue Demon, Jr. began working for AAA full-time. When Blue Demon, Jr. lost the Cruiserweight Championship to Karis La Momia AAA took full control all aspects of the Championship. In 1996 Karis la Momia changed his ring character to La Parka and had to vacate the title since his past history working as Karis was not publicly acknowledged by AAA. In 1999 La Parka regained the title, becoming the only two time champion. The title was barely defended since between the early 2000s and when it was officially vacated by AAA on December 8, 2008.

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
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
No. Champions Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Ángel Blanco 1 November 13, 1983 329 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Ángel Blanco defeated Insolito in the tournament final  
2 Rubí, AdorableAdorable Rubí 1 October 7, 1984 747 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
3 Charro de Jalisco 1 October 24, 1986 65 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
4 Judas 1 December 28, 1986 92 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
5 El Kriminal 1 March 30, 1987 235 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
6 El Macho 1 November 20, 1987 861 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
7 Destructor de Idolos 1 March 30, 1990 [Note 3] N/A Live event    
Vacated N/A 1992 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated due to injuries  
8 Rock el Cavernicola 1 August 3, 1992 864 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Dinamico in a tournament final  
9 MS-1, Jr. 1 December 15, 1994 88 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
10 Blue Demon, Jr. 1 March 13, 1995 429 Naucalpan, Mexico State Live event    
11 Karis la Momia 1 May 15, 1996 170 Naucalpan, Mexico State AAA Live event    
Vacated N/A November 1, 1996 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated when Karis la Momia changes his ring character to La Parka, Jr.  
12 Kendo 1 August 7, 1999 123 Chihuahua, Chihuahua AAA Live event Won a tournament, defeating Salsero in the finals.  
13 La Parka, Jr. 2 February 8, 1999 3,591 Mexico City, Mexico AAA Live event    
Vacated and inactive N/A December 8, 2008 N/A N/A N/A Championship vacated by Asistencia Asesoría y Administración as they stopped promoting the Mexican National Championships.[1]  

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In this statement, "control" refers to the every day use of the championship, determining which storylines the championship is being used in, who gets to challenge for it and how to use it in a public relations sense.
  2. ^ One example the weightlimits not being strictly enforced is Mephisto winning the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a championship with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).
  3. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means the title reign lasted between 642 and 856 days

References[edit]

General source for title changes before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 391–392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21. 
Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Xtreme Tiger vs. Rey Astral por el Campeonato Nacional Crucero" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (August 30, 2001). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2009. Articulo 242: "Semicompleto 97 kilos / Junior Completo/Crucero 107 kilos"