WWA Middleweight Championship

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WWA Middleweight Championship
OlimpicoandSuperParka.jpg
Olímpico held one of the disputed titles at one point
Details
Promotion Universal Wrestling Association (UWA)
Mexican Independent circuit
Date established 1987
Current champion(s) Averno (Main Branch)
Ministro de la Muerte (Mexico City/Monterrey branch)
Date won September 15, 2015 (Main Branch)
September 28, 2014 (Mexico City/Monterrey branch)

The WWA Middleweight Championship (Campeonato de peso Medio WWA in Spanish) is a secondary professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling-based promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA) since 1987. 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 middleweight weight class in Mexico is between 82 kg (181 lb) and 87 kg (192 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][1]

Super Muñeco was the first Middleweight champion, winning it in 1987. It was defended throughout Mexico and Japan during the 1980s and 90s, but had been defended almost exclusively in Tijuana, Mexico since 2001. A separate version has been defended in the Mexico City-Monterrey area since 2002 when Blue Panther began defending a title labelled the WWA Middleweight Championship. Since the WWA titles have been largely unsanctioned since the late 1990s it means that they can be defended on any wrestling show, not just limited to WWA promoted shows.[2]

Title history[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
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
¤ The length of the specific reign is too uncertain to calculate.
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 there was a period where the lineage is unknown due to sparse information on the title in that time period.
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes every day.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Super Muñeco 1 1987 ¤ N/A Live event    
                 
2 Super Astro 1 July 1990 [Note 2] [Note 3] Live event    
3 Blue Demon Jr. 1 November 23, 1990 [Note 4] Villahermosa, Mexico Live event    
Vacated June 1991 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons  
                 
4 Ultraman 2000 1 March 1996 [Note 5] [Note 3] Live event    
Vacated 1996 N/A N/A Title vacated when Ultraman 2000 changed ring persona to "Damián 666"  
5 Piloto Suicida 1 July 1996 [Note 6] [Note 3] Live event Unknown who Pioloto Suicida defeated to win the vacant title.  
6 Great Sasuke, TheThe Great Sasuke 1 July 27, 1996 10 Sakata, Japan Live event    
Vacated August 16, 1996 N/A N/A Championship vacated August when the Great Sasuke fractured his skull during a match.  
7 El Pantera 1 August 17, 1996 0 Noshiro, Japan Live event    
Vacated August 17, 1996 N/A N/A Pantera surrenders the title immediately after winning it due to injury.  
8 Super Boy 1 August 23, 1996 ¤ Gosen, Japan Live event Defeated Naohiro Hoshikawa to win the vacant title.  
                 
9 Psicosis 1 [Note 7] ¤ [Note 3] Live event    
10 El Salsero 1 February 16, 1997 ¤ Juarez, Mexico Live event    
                 
11 Solar, ElEl Solar 1 2001 [Note 8] Juarez, Mexico Live event   [3]
12 The Kizz 1 2001 ¤ Tijuana, Mexico Live event   [3]
                 
13 Raging Dawg 1 June 6, 2003 84 Tijuana, Mexico Live event Defeated Nicho el Millonario to win the vacant title. [4]
14 Nicho el Millonario 2 August 29, 2003 184 Tijuana, Mexico Live event Previously won the title as "Psicosis". [4]
15 Mystico de Juarez 1 February 29, 2004 [Note 9] Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Live event   [5]
Vacated 3 N/A N/A Mystico is stripped of the championship for being unable to defend the title in Tijuana. [5]
16 Rayman 1 December 10, 2004 679 Tijuana, Mexico Live event Defeated Ángel Blanco, Jr. to win the vacant title. [5]
17 Ángel Blanco Jr. 1 October 20, 2006 491 Tijuana, Mexico Live event   [6]
18 Mystico de Juarez 2 February 23, 2008 [Note 10] Ensenada, Mexico Live event Defeated Nicho el Millonario to win the title. [7]
Vacated 2009 N/A N/A Mystico is stripped of the championship for unknown reasons. [8]
19 Olímpico 1 February 20, 2009 1,547 Puebla, Mexico Live event Defeated Ángel Blanco Jr. to win the vacant title. [8]
                 
20 T.J. Boy 1 May 17, 2013 735 Tijuana, Mexico Live event Defeated Steve Pain to win the title. [9]
21 Toxico 1 August 22, 2015 [Note 11] Lerdo, Durango Live event   [9]
                 
22 Myzteziz 1 Unknown ¤ [Note 3] Live event Unclear whom he defeated to win the championship or when [9]
23 Averno 1 September 16, 2015 593 Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico Live event   [9]

Mexico City/Monterrey version[edit]

No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
Blue Panther 2 May 2002 [Note 12] Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [10]
2 Charles Lucero 1 May 9, 2004 203 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [5]
3 Tigre Universitario 1 November 28, 2004 182 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [5]
4 Charles Lucero 2 May 29, 2005 147 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [11]
5 Tigre Universitario 2 October 23, 2005 777 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [11]
6 Rey Hechicero 1 December 9, 2007 140 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [12]
7 Tigre Universitario 3 April 27, 2008 474 Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [7]
8 Charles Lucero 3 August 14, 2009 372+ Nuevo León, Mexico Live event   [13]
                 
9 Tigre Universitario 4 Unknown [Note 13] [Note 3] Live event Unclear who he defeated to win the championship [9]
10 Panthro 1 August 22, 2010 644 Monterrey, Mexico Live event Defeated Tigre Universitario to win the title. [9]
11 Monje Negro Jr. 1 May 27, 2012 644 Monterrey, Mexico Live event   [9]
                 
12 Silver Star 1 Unknown [Note 14] [Note 3] Live event Unclear who he defeated to win the title [9]
13 Charles Lucero 4 March 2, 2014 84 Monterrey, Mexico Live event   [9]
                 
14 Potro Jr. 1 Unknown [Note 15] [Note 3] Live event Unclear who he defeated to win the championship [9]
15 Ángel Dorado Jr. 1 May 25, 2014 126 Monterrey, Mexico Live event   [9]
15 Ministro de la Muerte 1 September 28, 2014 946 Monterrey, Mexico Live event Defeated 10 wrestlers in a battle royal. [9]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The most recent case of this is Mephisto holding the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit, despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).
  2. ^ The exact date on which Super Astro won the championship is unknown, placing the reign between 115 and 145 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h The location of the title change has not been captured as part of the documentation.
  4. ^ The exact date on which Blue Demon, Jr. vacated the championship is unknown, placing his reign between 190 and 219 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which Ultraman 2000 won, and vacated the title is unknown, placing the reign between 92 and 147 days.
  6. ^ The exact date on which Piloto Suicida won the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 and 25 days.
  7. ^ Records do not indicate when Psicosis won the title, just that he did.
  8. ^ The exact date on which El Solar won and lost the title is unknown, placing his reign between 1 and 364 days.
  9. ^ The exact date on which Mystico de Juarez was stripped of the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 day and 284 days.
  10. ^ The exact date on which Mystico de Juarez vacated the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 313 and 362 days.
  11. ^ The exact date on which Toxico lost the championship is unknown, placing the reign between 1 day and 24 days.
  12. ^ The exact date on which Blue Panther started to defend the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 day and 8 days.
  13. ^ The exact date on which Tigre Universitario won the championship is unknown, placing the reign between 1 day and 372 days.
  14. ^ The exact date on which Silver Star won the championship is unknown, placing the reign between 1 day and 557 days.
  15. ^ The exact date on which Potro Jr. won the championship is unknown, placing the reign between 1 day and 83 days.

References[edit]

General source for title history 1987 - 1999
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
Specific sources
  1. ^ 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 April 3, 2009. Articulo 242: "Super welter 82 kilos / Medio 87 kilos" 
  2. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: World Wrestling Association (Benjamin Mora)". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 399–400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ a b "2001: Los Campeones". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 13, 2002. pp. 15–17. issue 2540. 
  4. ^ a b "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 5, 2003. issue 40. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Número Especial - Lo mejr de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. issue 91. 
  6. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana duranted el 2006". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 23, 2006. issue 192. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. issue 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "Guerreros del Ring". Entrevista por Olímpico (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico. March 16, 2009. pp. 22–24. 182. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "WWA World Middleweight Championship". www.thecubsfan.com. Retrieved 2015-09-18. 
  10. ^ "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593. 
  11. ^ a b "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 3, 2006. issue 140. 
  12. ^ "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. issue 244. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 
  13. ^ José de Jesús Lazcano Rodríguez (August 15, 2009). "Resultados Lucha Unida de Monterrey, Sexto Aniversario". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). Retrieved August 29, 2009. 

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