UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Campeonato Mundial Semi Completo de UWA
Details
Promotion Universal Wrestling Association
Mexican independent circuit
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA)
Date established November 25, 1975
Date retired 1995, 2007

The UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Semi Completo de UWA in Spanish) was a singles professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling based promotion Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) from 1975 until the UWA closed in 1995 and since then been defended on the Mexican independent circuit. By the year 2000 the title became a mainstay in Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) when it was won by El Zorro who worked for AAA. 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 Light Heavyweight weight class in Mexico is between 92 kg (203 lb) and 97 kg (214 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][1]

Chessman was the last UWA Light Heavyweight champion having defeated El Zorro in April, 2007.[2] in 2007 Chessman competed in the tournament to crown the first ever AAA Mega Champion and put his title on the line in the tournament. In the finals he lost to El Mesias by disqualification, while the title does not change hands on a disqualification the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship was eliminated as the purpose of the tournament was to find one top champion and clear up the muddled championship picture in AAA.

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
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
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented, could have been inactive
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1
Ray Mendoza
1
November 25, 1975
117
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Won a tournament to become the first champion.
2
El Audaz
1
March 11, 1976
164
Veracruz, Veracruz Live event
3
Ray Mendoza
2
August 22, 1976
214
Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event
4
El Solitario
1
March 24, 1977
584
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event
5
Ray Mendoza
3
October 29, 1978
371
Naucalpan, México Live event
6
Gran Hamada
1
November 4, 1979
203
Naucalpan, México Live event
7
Perro Aguayo
1
May 25, 1980
201
Naucalpan, México Live event [3][4]
8
Fishman
1
December 12, 1980
79
Naucalpan, México Live event
9
Villano III
1
March 1, 1981
140
Naucalpan, México Live event
10
Fishman
2
July 19, 1981
481
Naucalpan, México Live event
11
Sangre Chicana
1
November 12, 1982
107
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
12
Fishman
3
February 27, 1983
224
Naucalpan, México Live event
13
Sangre Chicana
2
October 9, 1983
Unknown
Naucalpan, México Live event
Vacated
February 1984
N/A N/A Championship vacated when Sangre Chicana cannot defend due to injuries
14
Fishman
4
April 11, 1984
1,217
Naucalpan, México Live event Defeated Villano III in a tournament final.
15
Villano I
1
August 10, 1986
160
Naucalpan, México Live event
16
Zandokan
1
January 17, 1987
1,171
Naucalpan, México Live event
17
Gran Hamada
2
April 2, 1990
311
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
18
El Signo
1
February 7, 1991
98
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
19
Villano III
2
May 16, 1991
168
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
20
El Signo
2
October 31, 1991
155
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event
21
Villano V
1
April 3, 1992
212
Nezahualcóyotl, México Live event
22
El Texano
1
November 1, 1992
364
Naucalpan, México Live event
23
Silver King
1
October 31, 1993
62
Naucalpan, México Live event
24
Villano V
2
January 1, 1994
Unknown
Nezahualcóyotl, México Live event
Vacated
1995
N/A N/A Championship vacated and inactivated UWA Closes
25
Adrian el Exstico †
1
September 17, 1995
299
Nezahualcóyotl, México Live event
26
Prince Maya †
1
July 12, 1996 Unknown
Unknown
Live event
               
27
El Cobarde
1
1999
Unknown
Live event
28
Heavy Metal
1
April 16, 2000
418
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event [5]
29
Electroshock
1
June 8, 2001
Unknown
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Live event [6]
               
30
El Zorro
1
2002
Unknown
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Live event [7]
31
Mr. Águila
1
July 3, 2003
87
Toluca, México Live event [8]
32
El Zorro
2
September 28, 2003
266
Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event [8]
33
Mr. Águila
2
June 20, 2004
19
Naucalpan, México Live event [9]
34
El Zorro
3
July 9, 2004
23
Tijuana, Baja California Live event [9]
35
Charly Manson
1
August 1, 2004
395
Guadalupe, Nuevo León Live event [9]
36
El Zorro
4
August 31, 2005
123
Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event [10]
37
Hator †
1
January 1, 2006
Unknown
Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event [2]
38
El Zorro
5
April 2007
Unknown
Unknown Live event Zorro won the title no later than this date.[2]
39
Chessman
1
August 18, 2007
29
Salamanca, Guanajuato Live event [2]
Inactive
September 16, 2007
Guadalajara, Jalisco N/A Title inactivated when Chessman is eliminated from the AAA Mega Championship tournament[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The most recent case of this is Mephisto's holding the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).

References[edit]

General source for title changes before 2000
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: Universal Wrestling Federation Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 397. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific
  1. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Articulo 242: "Super medio 92 kilos / Semi Completo 97 kilos" 
  2. ^ a b c d e "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. issue 244. 
  3. ^ Centinela, Teddy (May 25, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1980: Perro Aguayo destrona a Gran Hamada… Irma González se corona ante Vicky Williams". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (May 25, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 25): Rockers last match in AWA, Tiger Mask wins NWA Jr. Heavyweight gold, Russian amateur wrestler beats Vader". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ "2000 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 2001. pp. 2–20. issue 2488. 
  6. ^ "2001: Los Campeones". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 13, 2002. pp. 15–17. issue 2540. 
  7. ^ "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593. 
  8. ^ a b "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2003". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 5, 2003. issue 40. 
  9. ^ a b c "Número Especial – Lo mejr de la lucha ilbre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. issue 91. 
  10. ^ "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 3, 2006. issue 140.