UWA World Middleweight Championship

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UWA World Middleweight Championship
ウルティモ・ドラゴン15.jpg
Último Dragón, three time champion
Details
Current champion(s) Yuki Sato
Date won January 25, 2015
Date established November 26, 1976
Promotion Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) (1976-1995)
Michinoku Pro Wrestling
Toryumon Japan
Kaientai Dojo (Current)

The UWA World Middleweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial de Peso Medio UWA in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship originally created and sanctioend by the Mexican lucha libre promotion Universal Wrestling Association (UWA) from 1976 until the UWA closed in 1995. Upon the closing of the UWA, the title migrated to Japan's Michinoku Pro Wrestling and Toryumon Japan promotions. Currently, the title resides in Taka Michinoku's promotion, Kaientai Dojo, where it is currently held by Yuki Sato.

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
# The overall championship reign
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands
N/A The specific information has not been found
Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes everyday.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Guajardo, ReneRene Guajardo 1 November 26, 1975 158 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Aníbal to become the first champion.  
2 Gran Hamada 1 May 2, 1976 182 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
3 Guajardo, ReneRene Guajardo 2 October 31, 1976 336 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
4 Aníbal 1 October 2, 1977 497 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
5 Jungla Negra 1 February 11, 1979 700 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
6 Centurión Negro 1 January 11, 1981 399 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
7 Gran Hamada 2 February 14, 1982 119 Naucalpan, México Live event  
8 Centurión Negro 2 June 13, 1982 210 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
9 Luis Arizona 1 January 9, 1983 133 Reynosa, Tamaulipas Live event    
10 Gran Hamada 3 May 22, 1983 411 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
11 Super Astro 1 July 6, 1984 100 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
12 Satánico, ElEl Satánico 1 October 14, 1984 268 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
13 Mendoza, CachorroCachorro Mendoza 1 July 9, 1985 134 N/A Live event    
14 Solar, ElEl Solar 1 November 20, 1985 [Note 1] Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
Vacated April 1986 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.  
15 Valente Fernández 1 June 29, 1986 1,163 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
16 Cuchillo 1 September 4, 1989 214 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
17 Yoshihiro Asai 1 April 6, 1990 45 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
18 Cuchillo 2 May 21, 1990 14 Puebla, Puebla Live event    
19 Yoshihiro Asai 2 June 4, 1990 207 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
20 Super Astro 2 December 28, 1990 32 Tijuana, Baja California Live event    
21 Casas, NegroNegro Casas 1 January 29, 1991 787 Pachuca, Hidalgo Live event    
22 Último Dragón 3 March 26, 1993 55 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Previously won the title as "Yoshihiro Asai"  
23} El Samurai 1 May 20, 1993 4 Inuyama, Japan Live event    
24 Último Dragón 4 May 24, 1993 226 Osaka, Japan Live event    
25 Kouji Ishinriki 1 January 5, 1994 139 Osaka, Japan Live event    
26 Último Dragón 5 May 24, 1994 168 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
Vacated November 8, 1994 Tokyo, Japan N/A Title vacated after Dragón wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship from Corazón de León.  
27 Texano, ElEl Texano 1 February 12, 1995 [Note 2] Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Live event Defeated Takashi Okano to win the vacant title.
28 Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza 1 1996 [Note 3] N/A N/A    
29 Motegi, MasayoshiMasayoshi Motegi 1 June 11, 1996 0 Tokyo, Japan Live event Won the title when Garza was knocked out accidentally during the match.  
Vacated June 11, 1996 Tokyo, Japan Live event Motegi immediately vacated the title after winning it.  
30 Tiger Mask IV 1 September 23, 1996 155 Towada, Japan Live event    
Vacated February 25, 1997 N/A N/A Title vacated after Tiger Mask is injured on December 11, 1996.  
31 Funaki, ShoichiShoichi Funaki 1 March 19, 1997 66 Yonezawa, Japan Live event Defeated El Pantera to win the vacant title.  
32 Minoru Tanaka 1 May 24, 1997 330 Nagoya, Japan Live event    
Vacated April 19, 1998 N/A N/A Title vacated after defending against Tiger Mask.  
33 The Willow 1 June 14, 1998 [Note 4] Iwate, Japan Live event Defeated Ikuto Hidaka to win the vacant title.  
Vacated 1998 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.  
34 Silver Wolf 1 May 25, 2002 [Note 5] Tokyo, Japan Live event Silver Wolf defeated Hi69 in a tournament final to win the vacant title.  
Vacated September 2002 N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.  
35 Hi69 1 October 27, 2002 188 Tokyo, Japan Live event Defeated PABLO in a tournament final to win the vacant title.  
36 Yasu Urano 1 May 24, 2003 154 Chiba, Japan Live event    
37 X #3 1 October 25, 2003 183 Chiba, Japan Live event    
38 Sambo Oishi 1 April 25, 2004 188 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
39 Onryo 1 October 30, 2004 105 Chiba, Japan Live event    
40 GENTARO 1 February 12, 2005 7 Chiba, Japan Live event    
41 Boso Boy Raito 1 February 19, 2005 410 Shiwa, Japan Live event    
42 PSYCHO 1 April 5, 2006 214 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
43 Asahi, ShioriShiori Asahi 1 November 5, 2006 303 Fukuoka, Japan Live event    
44 Boso Boy Raito 2 September 4, 2007 282 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
45 Sambo Oishi 2 June 12, 2008 89 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
46 Teioh, Men'sMen's Teioh 1 September 9, 2008 54 Chiba, Japan Live event    
47 Sambo Oishi 3 November 2, 2008 133 Tokyo, Japan Live event Match was also for the Independent World Junior Heavyweight Championship.  
48 Quiet Storm 1 March 15, 2009 147 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
49 PSYCHO 2 August 9, 2009 97 Chiba, Japan Live event    
50 Shinobu 1 November 14, 2009 58 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
51 Kaji Tomato 1 August 9, 2009 303 Chiba, Japan Live event    
52 Yasu Urano 1 November 10, 2010 263 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
53 Kaji Tomato 2 July 31, 2011 98 Chiba, Japan Live event    
54 Asahi, ShioriShiori Asahi 2 November 6, 2011 231 Tokyo, Japan Live event This was a three-way match, also involving Marines Mask II.  
55 Daigoro Kashiwa 1 June 24, 2012 133 Yokohama, Japan Live event This was a three-way match, also involving Boso Boy Raito.  
56 Yuki Sato 1 November 4, 2012 161 Yokohama, Japan Live event This was a three-way match, also involving Hiro Tonai.  
57 Michinoku, TakaTaka Michinoku 1 April 14, 2013 119 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
58 Ryuichi Sekine 1 August 11, 2013 119 Chiba, Japan Live event    
59 Makoto Oishi 4 December 8, 2013 259 Chiba, Japan Live event Previously won the title as "Sambo Oishi".  
60 Kaji Tomato 3 August 24, 2014 154 Chiba, Japan Live event    
61 Yuki Sato 2 January 25, 2015 159+ Chiba, Japan Live event    

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The exact date El Solar vacated the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 132 and 162 days.
  2. ^ The exact date El Texano lost the title is unknown, placing his title regin between 323 and 484 days.
  3. ^ The exact date Héctor Garza won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 484 and 323 days.
  4. ^ The exact date on which the Willow vacated the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 1 and 200 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which Silver Wolf vacated is unknown, placing the title reign between 99 and 128 days.

References[edit]

General source for title history before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: UWA Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 399. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific sources

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