WWA World Welterweight Championship

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WWA World Welterweight Championship
Campeonato Mundial de Peso Welter WWA
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA)
Date established 1987
Current champion(s) El Hijo de Rey Misterio II
Date won May 27, 2011

The WWA World Welterweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial de Peso Welter WWA in Spanish) is a Mexican 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 Welterweight weight class in Mexico is between 70 kg (150 lb) and 77 kg (170 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][1] Because Lucha Libre emphasizes the lower weight classes, this division is considered more important than the normally more prestigious heavyweight division of a promotion.[2]

It was first won by Negro Casas in 1987 and had been defended not only in Mexico but Europe, Japan and the United States as well. The title was held by many of the top cruiserweight wrestlers of the 1990s including Heavy Metal, Psicosis, Juventud Guerrera, Rey Misterio, Jr. and Eddie Guerrero. El Hijo del Santo holds the record for most title reigns with ten reigns. The current champion is El Hijo de Rey Misterio II.

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
¤ 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 the number of days held by this individual changes everyday.
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Casas, NegroNegro Casas 1 1987 [Note 2] [Note 3] Live event    
2 Tornado Negro 1 April 14, 1989 0 Tijuana, Mexico Live event    
3 Negro Casas 2 April 14, 1989 [Note 4] Apatlaco, Morelos, Mexico Live event    
4 Fuerza Guerrera 1 [Note 5] [Note 6] [Note 3] Live event    
5 Blue Demon, Jr. 1 September 1989 [Note 7] [Note 3] Live event    
6 Fuerza Guerrera 6 [Note 5] [Note 8] [Note 3] Live event    
7 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 1 June 7, 1990 [Note 9] Tokyo, Japan Live event    
Vacated November 1991 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons  
                 
8 Guerrero, EddieEddie Guerrero 1 1992 [Note 10] [Note 3] Live event    
9 Piloto Suicida 1 August 29, 1992 9 Los Angeles, California Live event    
10 Espanto, Jr. 1 September 7, 1992 193 Querétaro, Mexico Live event    
11 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 2 March 19, 1993 56 Tijuana, Mexico Live event    
12 Heavy Metal 1 May 14, 1993 [Note 11] Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
13 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 3 1993 [Note 12] [Note 3] Live event    
14 Psicosis 1 February 16, 1994 583 Aguascalientes, Mexico Live event    
15 Rey Misterio, Jr. 1 September 22, 1995 6 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
16 Psicosis 2 September 28, 1995 1 Mexicali, Mexico Live event    
17 Rey Misterio, Jr. 2 September 29, 1995 212 Tijuana, Mexico Live event  
18 Juventud Guerrera 1 April 28, 1996 83 Querétaro, Mexico Live event    
19 Rey Misterio, Jr. 3 July 20, 1996 216 Tokyo, Japan Live event    
20 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 4 February 21, 1997 133 Tijuana, Mexico Live event    
21 Felino, ElEl Felino 1 July 4, 1997 96 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
22 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 5 October 8, 1997 115 Leon, Mexico Live event    
23 Felino, ElEl Felino 1 January 31, 1998 36 Mexico City, Mexico Live event    
Vacated March 8, 1998 N/A N/A Championship held up after inconclusive match between El Hijo del Santo and El Felino  
24 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 6 July 13, 1998 ¤ Puebla, Puebla, Mexico Live event Defeated Felino in rematch.  
                 
25 Blue Panther 1 April 9, 2000 [Note 13] Monterrey, Mexico Live event   [3][4]
26 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 7 May 28, 2000 179 [Note 3] Live event   [3][4][5]
27 Hijo del Diablo, ElEl Hijo del Diablo 1 November 23, 2000 707 Iguala, Mexico Live event   [3]
28 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 8 October 31, 2002 817 San Luis Potosí, Mexico Live event   [6]
29 Cobarde, ElEl Cobarde 1 January 25, 2005 227 Juarez, Mexico Live event   [7]
30 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 9 September 9, 2005 style="background: #ccffcc;" Ciudad Juarez, Mexico Live event   [7]
                 
31 Blue Demon, Jr. 2 July 2, 2008 3 Valencia, Spain Live event   [8]
32 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo 10 July 5, 2008 1,258 London, England Live event   [8]
Vacated Unknown N/A N/A Championship vacated for undocumented reasons.  
33 El Hijo de Rey Misterio II 1 May 27, 2011 2,193+ Mexico City, Mexico Live event    

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 Negro Casas won the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 470 and 834 days.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The location of the title change was not captured as part of the championship documentation.
  4. ^ The exact date on which Negro Casas lost the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 and 169 days.
  5. ^ a b The exact date Fuerza Guerrea won the championship has not been documented, only that he won the championship in this time period.
  6. ^ The exact date on which Fuerza Guerrera won and lost the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 day and 169 days.
  7. ^ The exact date on which Blue Demon, Jr. won and lost the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 and 278 days.
  8. ^ The exact date on which Fuerza Guerrero won and lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 1 and 249 days.
  9. ^ The exact date on which El Hijo del Santo vacated the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 512 and 541 days.
  10. ^ The exact date on which Eddie Guerrero won the title is unknown, placing his title reigns between −181 and 59 days.
  11. ^ The exact date on which Heavy Metal lost the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 1 and 277 days.
  12. ^ The exact date on which El Hijo del Santo won the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 47 and 276 days.
  13. ^ The exact date on which Blue Panther lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 53 and 82 days.

References[edit]

General source for title history before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA Welterweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. 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: "Ligero 70 kilos / Welter 77 kilos" 
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). ""Okay... what is Lucha Libre?"". Mondo Lucha A Go-Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  3. ^ a b c "2000 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 2001. pp. 2–20. issue 2488. 
  4. ^ a b "SLAM! Wrestling International -- 2000: The Year-In-Review Mexico". Slam Wrestling!. Canoe.ca. Retrieved July 31, 2015. 
  5. ^ F4W Staff (May 28, 2015). "ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (MAY 28): HULK HOGAN VS. NICK BOCKWINKEL, BRUNO VS. SUPERSTAR GRAHAM DOUBLE DQ". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  6. ^ "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593. 
  7. ^ a b "2005 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 3, 2006. issue 140. 
  8. ^ a b "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. issue 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009. 

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