UWA World Heavyweight Championship
|UWA World Heavyweight Championship|
El Canek the most prolific champion with 15 reigns.
|Promotion||Universal Wrestling Association
Mexican independent circuit
|Date established||August 15, 1977|
|Current champion(s)||Dr. Wagner, Jr.|
|Date won||June 18, 2004|
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. El 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.
|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 April 22, 2017.
|1||Thesz, LouLou 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||El Canek||1||August 27, 1978||539||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|3||Singh, Tiger JeetTiger Jeet Singh||1||February 17, 1980||56||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|||
|4||Inoki, AntonioAntonio Inoki||1||April 13, 1980||194||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|||
|5||Singh, Tiger JeetTiger Jeet Singh||2||October 24, 1980||114||Okinawa, Japan||Live event|
|6||El Canek||2||February 15, 1981||523||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|7||Choshu, RikiRiki Choshu||1||July 23, 1982||65||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|8||El Canek||3||September 26, 1982||219||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|9||Fujinami, TatsumiTatsumi Fujinami||1||May 1, 1983||42||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|10||El Canek||4||June 12, 1983||252||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|—||Vacated||—||October 4, 1983||—||N/A||N/A||El Canek vacated the title to do an extended tour of wrestling in Japan. Tour is cut short and Canek returns in time for the tournament.|
|11||Enrique Vera||1||October 23, 1983||126||Naucalpan, México||Live event||Defeated El Canek and Dos Caras to win the vacant championship.|
|12||Dos Caras||1||February 26, 1984||119||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|13||El Canek||5||June 24, 1984||310||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|14||Scorpio||1||April 30, 1985||61||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||Live event|
|June 30, 1985||548||N/A||Live event|
|16||Dos Caras||2||December 30, 1986||N/A||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|17||El Canek||7||April 1987 (NLT)||Unknown||N/A||Live event|
|18||The Killer||1||1987||Unknown||N/A||Live event|
|19||El Canek||8||1987||Unknown||N/A||Live event|
|20||Perro Aguayo||1||March 4, 1988||62||N/A||Live event|
|21||El Canek||9||May 5, 1988||566||N/A||Live event|||
|22||Big Van Vader||1||November 22, 1989||382||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|23||El Canek||10||December 9, 1990||420||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|24||Dos Caras||3||February 2, 1992||154||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|25||El Canek||11||July 5, 1992||210||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|26||Canadian Vampire Casanova||1||January 31, 1993||322||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|27||El Canek||12||December 19, 1993||75||Naucalpan, México||Live event|
|28||Yamato||1||March 14, 1994||4||Puebla, Puebla||Live event|
|29||El Canek †||13||March 18, 1994||1976||Nezahualcóyotl, México||UWA Live event||The UWA closed in 1995, however the title continued to be defended in other promotions.|
|30||Cadaver de Ultratomba †||1||August 15, 1999||22||Tehuacán, Puebla||Live event|
|31||El Canek †||14||September 6, 1999||867||Tehuacán, Puebla||AAA TV Taping|
|32||Cibernético †||1||January 20, 2002||299||Salamanca, Guanajuato||AAA TV Taping|||
|33||El Canek †||15||November 15, 2002||581||Orizaba, Veracruz||AAA TV Taping|||
|34||Dr. Wagner, Jr. †||1||June 18, 2004||4691+||Mexico City, Distrito Federal||CMLL Infierno en el Ring (2004)|||
- 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.
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- Centinela, Teddy (February 17, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1980: Mil Máscaras y Canek exponen sus respectivas versiones del Campeonato Mundial de Peso Completo". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- Centinela, Teddy (April 13, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1980: Cartel súper internacional en El Toreo: Antonio Inoki vs. Tiger Jeet Singh — Fishman vs. Tatsumi Fujinami". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015.
- F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
- "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593.
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