NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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Current Champion

Súper Nova is the current champion. He defeated El Hijo de Rey Misterio II and Lizmark Jr. on May 19, 2013 in El Centenario Salon of Blackfoot, Idaho. The title was vacate.

History of Championship

Longer History

Connection with NWA

The NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship was created in the early 1950s. In it's first years, it was a United States title, but was given to EMLL in 1958, and has remained mostly in Mexico for it's lifespan. The NWA name and the long existence of the belt give it a lot of credibility in Mexico, but it's no different from other modern championships in it's many breaks between defenses.

The EMLL promotion broke from the NWA when it renamed itself CMLL in 1991 and declared new world championships for every division. CMLL appeared to plan on unifying the NWA championships, but the unification matches never took place. The NWA Light Heavyweight championship, with over thirty years of history as a major championship in Mexico, was continued to be treated as a major championship of another organization. Despite the NWA itself imploding and restarting multiple times, CMLL continued to act as if there was still an outside NWA governing body sanctioning this championship. CMLL referees would wear shirts with NWA logos for the title matches, as 'proof' of the championship's legitimacy.

In the late 2000, the current version of the NWA began to request CMLL return to this championship and the other related NWA titles. The NWA pointed out CMLL had not been a dues paying member of the NWA for decades. As a promotion, CMLL ignored the requests. When asked, the individual champions declared they'd only give up the belts if they lost them in the ring. The NWA became more insistent on the return of the belts when Blue Demon Jr. joined to start the NWA Mexico promotion. Demon first suggested matches between the CMLL NWA champions and his groups of wrestlers, then repeatedly demanded the belts be handed over. Since Demon was making these claims in Mexico directly, these claims got higher levels of attention.

Finally, on August 12, 2010, CMLL announced a change with the NWA group of championships. The current physical title belts were all retired, replaced by newly belts with a different design. The old belts are now part of CMLL's mobile museum, though copies of them have turned up elsewhere.

CMLL referred to the new championships as the CMLL Historic Championships and said the former NWA champions would be the first champions of the new belts. Outside not getting the physical belt back, that appeared to satisfy the NWA's complaints. However, since within weeks of that press conference, CMLL had changed course. The championships were referred to as NWA World Historic Championships, angering the NWA again.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
recognized
1 Johnny Balbo - 1951.12 United States
2 Gypsy Joe (Frank Dorsetti) Johnny Balbo 1952.11.06 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
3 Frank Stojack Gypsy Joe (Frank Dorsetti) 1953.08.10 Spokane, Washington, United States
stripped by Alliance in 1958 for inactivity
Frank Stojack continues to defend title in northwest US
- Adolfo Bonales 1959.?.? Spokane, Washington, United States [1]
tournament for vacant title
4 Dory Dixon Al Kashey 1959.02.13 Arena Mexico
5 Ray Mendoza Dory Dixon 1959.11.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [2]
1 Felipe Ham Lee 1959.12.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [3]
2 Felipe Ham Lee 1959.12.25 Arena Coliseo [4]
6 Gory Guerrero Ray Mendoza 1960.07.29 Arena Mexico [5]
1 Ray Mendoza 1961.05.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [6]
Gory Guerrero walks out of EMLL with the championship around September 1962; next few years are approved by NWA but outside of EMLL [7]
7 Ali Bey Gory Guerrero 1963.08.06 El Paso, Texas, United States
championship held up after title match on 1963.09.03 versus Omar Atlas [8]
championship rematch
8 Ali Bey [2] Omar Atlas 1963.09.10 El Paso, Texas, United States
9 Gory Guerrero [2] Ali Bey 1963.09.24 El Paso, Texas, United States
NWA no longer recognizes Guerrero as champion in 1967; Guerrero continues to defend his version of the title into 1972 [9]
tournament for vacant title
10 Ray Mendoza [2] Dory Dixon 1967.08.04 Arena Mexico [10]
1 Dr. Wagner 1967.08.30 Acapulco [11]
2 Dr. Wagner 1967.10.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [12]
3 Angel Blanco 1967.11.17 Arena Mexico [13]
4 Angel Blanco 1967.11.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [14]
5 Dory Dixon 1967.12.17 La Paz, Baja California [15]
6 Benny Gallant 1968.03.10 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [16]
11 Angel Blanco Ray Mendoza 1968.05.12 Plaza de Toros Torreon [17]
1 Ray Mendoza 1968.06.14 Arena Mexico [18]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1968.10.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [19]
3 Rayo de Jalisco 1969.02.02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [20]
12 Ray Mendoza [3] Angel Blanco 1969.02.14 Arena Mexico [21]
1 El Solitario 1969.03.28 Arena Mexico [22]
2 El Solitario 1969.06.20 Arena Mexico [23]
3 Dr. Wagner 1969.08.15 Arena Mexico [24]
4 Ángel Blanco 1969.09.14 Auditorio Municipal, Tampico, Tamaulipa [25]
5 Dr. Wagner 1969.10.30 Toluca [26]
6 Coloso Colosetti 1969.12.19 Arena Mexico [27]
13 Coloso Colosetti Ray Mendoza 1970.02.13 Arena Mexico [28]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1970.03.20 Arena Mexico [29]
14 Ray Mendoza [4] Coloso Colosetti 1970.04.24 Arena Mexico [30]
15 El Solitario Ray Mendoza 1970.11.27 Arena Mexico
1 Pat Barret 1971.03.26 Arena Mexico [31]
2 Pat Barret 1971.04.18 Monterrey [32]
3 Rayo de Jalisco 1971.04.23 Arena Mexico [33]
4 Anibal 1971.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [34]
5 Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1972.01.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [35]
16 David Morgan El Solitario 1972.03.17 Arena Mexico
17 Ray Mendoza [5] David Morgan 1972.04.21 Arena Mexico
18 Alfonso Dantes Ray Mendoza 1972.06.16 Tijuana [36]
1 Ray Mendoza 1972.07.28 Arena Mexico [37]
2 El Solitario 1972.10.20 Arena Mexico [38]
3 El Solitario 1972.12.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [39]
4 El Solitario 1973.01.30 Arena Aficion [40]
5 Ray Mendoza 1973.03.30 Arena Mexico [41]
6 Anibal 1973.05.19 Pista Arena Revolucion [42]
19 Kim Sung Ho Alfonso Dantes 1973.06.29 Arena Mexico [43]
1 Ray Mendoza 1973.07.21 Arena Puebla [44]
2 Ray Mendoza 1973.10.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [45]
3 El Solitario 1973.10.25 Arena Toluca [46]
4 El Solitario 1973.12.07 Arena Mexico [47]
20 Ray Mendoza [6] Kim Sung Ho 1973.12.21 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles [48]
1 Angel Blanco 1974.04.16 Arena México [49]
2 Alfonso Dantes 1974.06.25 Arena Aficion [50]
championship vacated 1974.07.17, officially due to a Ray Mendoza injury [51]
tournament for vacant title
21 Dr. Wagner El Halcon 1974.09.22 Arena Mexico [52]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1974.10.27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [53]
2 Ángel Blanco 1974.10.27 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [54]
3 Ángel Blanco 1975.01.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [55]
4 Alfonso Dantes 1975.06.13 Arena Mexico [56]
5 Gemelo Diablo I 1975.08.01 Arena Mexico [57]
6 Alfonso Dantes 1975.09.16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [58]
7 Angel Blanco 1975.09.19 Arena Mexico [59]
8 Angel Blanco 1975.11.19 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City [60]
9 Angel Blanco 1975.12.05 Arena Mexico
22 Adorable Rubi Dr. Wagner 1976.02.27 Arena Mexico
1 El Santo 1976.03.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [61]
23 Carlos Plata Adorable Rubi 1976.07.16 Arena Mexico
24 Alfonso Dantes [2] Carlos Plata 1976.10.24 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [62]
25 Chavo Guerrero Alfonso Dantes 1977.02.11 Los Angeles
26 Roddy Piper Chavo Guerrero 1977.04.13 California
27 Chavo Guerrero [2] Roddy Piper 1977.04.15 Los Angeles
28 Alfonso Dantes [3] Chavo Guerrero 1977.04.21 Mexico City
1 El Faraón 1977.09.30 Arena Mexico
2 El Faraón 1977.12.25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [63]
3 El Faraón 1978.03.11 Puebla
29 El Faraón Alfonso Dantes 1978.04.07 Arena Mexico [64]
1 Alfonso Dantes 1978.04.26 Acapulco [65]
2 Perro Aguayo 1978.05.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [66]
3 Alfonso Dantes 1978.05.24 Acapulco [65]
4 Ángel Blanco 1978.06.16 Mexico City [65]
5 El Nazi 1978.07.02 Monterrey [65]
6 Gemelo Diablo I 1978.07.08 Puebla [65]
7 Ángel Blanco 1978.07.26 Acapulco [65]
8 Gemelo Diablo 1978.08.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [67]
9 Ángel Blanco 1978.09.05 Mexico City [65]
10 Tony Salazar 1978.09.20 Acapulco [65]
11 Adorable Ruvalcaba 1978.09.24 Acapulco [65]
12 Tony Salazar 1978.10.27 Mexico City [65]
13 Carlos Plata 1978.11.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [68]
30 Pak Choo El Faraón 1978.12.08 Arena Mexico [69]
1 El Faraón 1979.01.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [70]
2 Ringo Mendoza 1979.03.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [71]
31 Alfonso Dantes [4] Pak Choo 1979.04.30 Arena Mexico [72]
1 Satoru Sayama 1979.06.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [73]
2 Satoru Sayama 1979.06.22 Arena Mexico [74]
3 Satoru Sayama 1979.07.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [75]
4 El Faraón 1979.07.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [76]
5 Gran Hamada 1979.12.07 Arena Mexico [77]
6 Ringo Mendoza 1979.12.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [78]
32[79] Raul Mata Alfonso Dantes 1980.01.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
33 Alfonso Dantes [5] Raul Mata 1980.02.15 Arena Mexico
1[80] Kurisu 1980.02.29 Arena Mexico
2[81] El Faraón 1980.09.21 Arena Coliseo
2[82] El Fantasma (Guadalajara) 1980.11.02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
34 Tony Salazar Alfonso Dantes 1981.04.03 Arena Mexico
1[83] Alfonso Dantes 1981.05.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[84] El Faraón 1981.08.14 Arena Coliseo
3[85] Adorable Rubi 1981.09.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
4[86] Dr. Wagner 1982.02.19 Arena Mexico
35 David Morgan [2] Tony Salazar 1982.03.12[87] Arena Mexico
36 Mascara Año 2000 David Morgan 1982.04.02 Arena Mexico
1[88] Alfonso Dantes 1982.05.28 Arena Mexico
2[89] Sangre Chicana 1982.09.12 Arena Coliseo
3[90] MS-1 1982.09.21 Arena Coliseo
37 El Faraón [2] Mascara Año 2000 1982.11.16 Arena Mexico
1[91] Anibal 1982.12.03 Arena Mexico
2 Mascara Año 2000 1982.12.18 Arena Xochimilco
3[92] Ringo Mendoza 1983.01.09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
38 Ringo Mendoza El Faraón 1983.01.15 Guadalajara
1[93] El Faraón 1983.02.18 Arena México
2[94] Sangre Chicana 1983.06.19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
39[95] Satanico Ringo Mendoza 1983.07.28 Arena Mexico
1[96] Sangre Chicana 1983.09.24 Arena Puebla
40[97] Ringo Mendoza [2] Satanico 1983.10.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1[98] Sangre Chicana 1983.10.28 Arena Mexico
2[99] El Faraón 1984.01.22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3[100] El Faraón 1984.07.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
4[101] Sangre Chicana 1984.11.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5[102] Angel Blanco Jr. 1985.02.03 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City
41 MS-1 Ringo Mendoza 1985.02.13 Acapulco
1[103] Sangre Chicana 1985.03.03 Arena Mexico
2[104] Alfonso Dantes 1985.04.19 Arena Mexico
42[105] Rayo de Jalisco Jr. MS-1 1985.06.21 Arena Mexico
1[106] Pirata Morgan 1985.06.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[107] Bill Anderson 1986.07.20 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City
3[108] Cien Caras 1985.08.09 Arena Mexico
4[109] Máscara Año 2000 1985.10.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5[110] Máscara Año 2000 1986.08.15 Arena Mexico
6[111] Mascara Ano 2000 1986.12.07 Arena Mexico
43 MS-1 [2] Rayo de Jalisco Jr. 1987.03.20 Arena Mexico
44 Cien Caras MS-1 1987.06.24 Arena Neza
1[112] Rayo de Jalisco 1987.08.28 Arena Mexico
2[113] Tony Salazar 1987.10.28 Arena Neza
45 Lizmark Cien Caras 1988.03.20 Arena Mexico
1 Mascara Ano 2000 1988.04.29 Arena Mexico
46 Fabuloso Blondy Lizmark 1988.06.24 Arena Mexico
1 Lizmark 1988.09.30 Arena Mexico
47 Lizmark [2] Fabuloso Blondie 1988.12.09 Arena Mexico
1[114] Satanico 1989.02.17 Arena Coliseo
2[115] El Brazo 1989.03.08 Arena Coliseo
48 Satanico [2] Lizmark 1989.07.21 Arena Mexico
49 Pirata Morgan Satanico 1989.10.21 Cuernavaca
1 Brazo de Oro 1989.11.17 Arena Mexico
50 Fabuloso Blondie [2] Pirata Morgan 1989.12.08 Arena Mexico
51 Lizmark [3] Fabuloso Blondie 1990.03.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1[116] Ulises 1990.04.13 Arena Mexico
2[117] El Faraón 1990.07.04 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Fabuloso Blondie 1990.08.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
4 [118]Mascara Ano 2000 1990.10.31 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
52 Satanico [3] Lizmark 1990.11.27 Arena Isabel De Leon
1 Sangre Chicana 1991.03.17 Arena Mexico
2 Sangre Chicana 1991.03.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Mano Negra 1991.04.25 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
53 Lizmark [4] Satanico 1991.05.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1 Gran Markus Jr. 1991.05.29 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
2 Satanico 1991.06.29 Arena Puebla
3 Pierroth Jr. 1991.07.11 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
4 Brazo de Oro 1991.07.17 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
5 Pierroth Jr. 1991.07.18 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
6 Pirata Morgan 1991.11.06 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
7 Pirata Morgan 1991.11.23 Pista Arena Revolucion
8[119] Jerry Estrada 1991.12.15 Arena Mexico
54 Satanico [4] Lizmark 1992.04.05 Arena Mexico
1 Ultimo Dragon 1992.04.18 Tokyo
2 Lizmark 1992.07.17 Arena Mexico
55 Apolo Dantes Satanico 1992.07.25 Arena Puebla
1 Satanico 1992.08.18 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.08.19 Arena Naucalpan
3 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.08.30 Arena Naucalpan
4 Satanico 1992.09.16 Cuautla
5 Satanico 1992.09.20 ?
6[120] Jaque Mate 1992.09.22 Arena Coliseo DF
7 El Hijo del Solitario 1992.10.29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
8 Titan 1993.02.12 Arena Mexico
56 Jaque Mate Apolo Dantes 1993.03.25 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 Pirata Morgan 1993.03.27 Arena Puebla
2 El Dandy 1993.05.30 Arena Mexico
3 Ringo Mendoza 1993.09.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
4 Ringo Mendoza 1993.09.12 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Silver King 1994.01.29 Arena Puebla
6 Blue Demon Jr. 1994.03.10 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
7 El Dandy 1994.05.28 Arena Puebla
8 El Hijo del Solitario 1994.08.02 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Blue Demon Jr. 1994.09.18 Teatro Bryzan, Mexico City
10 La Fiera 1994.10.28 Arena Mexico
57[121] El Dandy Jacque Mate 1994.12.04 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Satanico 1995.03.16 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 El Hijo del Gladiador 1995.07.19 Deportivo Penoles, Mexico City
3 Ray González 1995.08.25 Arena Mexico
4 Mano Negra 1995.10.17 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Pirata Morgan 1995.10.25 Arena Naucalpan
6 Emilio Charles Jr. 1996.02.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
7 Silver King 1996.05.15 Pista Arena Revolucion
8 Emilio Charles Jr. 1996.08.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
58 Black Warrior El Dandy 1996.10.15 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Solar I 1996.12.21 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 Mr. Niebla 1997.02.06 Japan
3 Atlantis 1997.03.04 Arena Coliseo DF
59 Shocker Black Warrior 1997.05.04 Arena Coliseo DF
1[122] Emilio Charles 1997.06? Arena Coliseo DF
2[123] Rey Bucanero 1997.11.21 Arena Neza
60 Black Warrior [2] Shocker 1998.03.10 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Rey Bucanero 1998.08.23 KBS Hall - Kyoto, Japan
2[124] Tony Rivera 1998.11.16 Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Estado de México
3 Felino 1998.12.04 Arena Mexico
4[125] Shocker 1998.12.28 Arena Puebla
5 Mr. Niebla 1999.01.13 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Shocker 1999.02.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7 Atlantis 1999.02.14 Arena Neza
8 Shocker 1999.03.16 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Olimpico 1999.04.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
10[126] Ultimo Rebelde 1999.09.16 Arena Olimpico Laguna
11 Olimpico 1999.12.14 Arena Coliseo DF
12 Tarzan Boy 2000.02.16 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
61 Tarzan Boy Black Warrior 2000.03.06 Arena Puebla
1 Satanico 2000.04.13 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 Shocker 2000.05.21 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
3 Black Warrior 2000.11.20 Yokkaichi, Japan
4 Black Warrior 2001.01.02 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Satanico 2001.04.05 Cancun
6 Atlantis 2001.12.20 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
62 Vampiro Tarzan Boy 2003.02.09 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Shocker 2003.03.31 Arena Puebla
2 Shocker 2003.04.17 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
3 Rey Bucanero 2003.08.31 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Black Warrior 2004.03.05 Arena Mexico
63 Shocker [2] Vampiro 2004.05.03 Arena Puebla
1 Ultimo Guerrero 2004.05.09 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Tarzan Boy 2004.07.08 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
3 Tinieblas Jr. 2004.08.01 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Terrible 2004.09.07 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Ultimo Guerrero 2005.02.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
title vacant when Shocker no-shows defense to jump to AAA
decision match for vacant title between top contenders
64 Dr. Wagner Jr. Ultimo Guerrero 2005.04.17 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Mascara Ano 2000 2005.06.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
65 Atlantis Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.07.22 Arena Mexico
1 Rey Bucanero 2005.08.14 Gimnasio Nuevo Leon
2 Rey Bucanero 2005.08.28 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.09.26 Arena Puebla
4 Dr. Wagner Jr. 2005.09.28 Auditorio Miguel Barragan de San Luis Potosi
5 Blue Panther 2006.02.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Perro Aguayo Jr. 2006.02.03 Arena Mexico
7 Blue Panther 2006.02.09 Arena Neza
8 Rey Bucanero 2006.07.16 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Alex Koslov 2007.05.01 Arena Coliseo DF
10 Ultimo Dragon 2007.12.09 Arena Mexico
11 Blue Panther 2008.02.04 Arena Puebla
12 Shocker 2008.06.29 Arena Coliseo
13 Alex Koslov 2008.10.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
66 Texano Jr. Atlantis 2009.04.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1 Shocker 2009.07.24 Arena Mexico
2 Toscano 2009.11.19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
3 Toscano 2009.12.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
championship replaced with NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship
final of tournament for vacant title
67 Súper Nova El Hijo de Rey Misterio II & Lizmark Jr. 2013.05.19 El Centenario Salon - Blackfoot, Idaho
1 Dinamic Black 2013.07.11 Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
2 Eterno 2014.02.26 Arena Naucalpan - Naucalpan, Mexico State
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Lucha Libre 191; Bonales says he and Stojack went to a draw before the title was declared vacant and decided in Mexico. It's possible he was off a year.
  2. El Informador 1959-11-29
  3. SuperLuchas
  4. Matt Farmer
  5. SuperLuchas
  6. El Informador 1961.05.14
  7. Lucha Libre 104 details this situation as it stands in 1965, claiming EMLL had regularly attempting to get the NWA to order Guerrero to defend the title in Mexico or vacate it, and NWA siding with Guerrero. By 1965, if not earlier, it's clear EMLL wants Ray Mendoza to hold this championship instead
  8. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-lh.html - source for this title change and many of the dates on this page
  9. NWA may have stripped Guerrero for defending the title on non-NWA shows, the justification is unclear. Halcon 101 (1974) has Gory Guerrero showing the title and claiming he saw he was still listed as champion in the NWA record book at a recent meeting, though he's effectively retired
  10. SuperLuchas
  11. Lucha Libre 220
  12. El Informador 1967-10-01
  13. Lucha Libre 220
  14. Lucha Libre 220
  15. Lucha Libre 220
  16. Lucha Libre 231
  17. El Siglo de Torreon; typically listed as the 19th
  18. SuperLuchas
  19. El Informador 1968-10-27
  20. El Informador 1969-02-02
  21. Lucha Libre 323 year in review mentions the correct date repeatedly; previously listed as 1968.12.25
  22. Lucha Libre 285; Lucha Libre 323
  23. Teddy Centinela
  24. Teddy Centinela
  25. Lucha Libre 310; date is an estimate
  26. Lucha Libre 318
  27. a draw; Teddy Centinela, http://superluchas.net/2014/12/19/en-un-dia-como-hoy-anibal-destapa-red-terror-adrian-street-en-mexico/ SuperLuchas
  28. previously listed as 1969.12.19, but that was a title defense
  29. SuperLuchas
  30. date had been listed as 1970.03.20, but poster/recap lists correct date, Lucha Libre 341 confirms
  31. CMLL
  32. Box Y Lucha 967
  33. Box Y Lucha 967
  34. El Informador 1971-05-23
  35. El Informador 1972-01-01
  36. Halcon 1
  37. SuperLuchas
  38. Halcon 14
  39. El Informador 1972-12-03
  40. Halcon 29, Halcon 31
  41. Halcon 44, Halcon 63
  42. Halcon 46
  43. Box Y Lucha 1080, Box Y Lucha 1081
  44. Halcon 55, billed as first defense
  45. El Informador 1973-10-07
  46. Halcon 67, Halcon 68
  47. Lucha libre 531, Halcon 76
  48. Halcon 78
  49. Halcon 103
  50. Halcon 104
  51. NWA letter] confirming the title being stripped due to injury. Mendoza was injured but had to give up the title unusually quick. Mendoza did not return to EMLL when he returned from injury
  52. Halcon 117
  53. Halcon 120
  54. Halcon 128, KO 1133
  55. El Informador 1975-01-26
  56. Marty Jones
  57. SuperLuchas
  58. El Informador 1975-09-16
  59. draw (double pin in second fall); Lucha Libre 621
  60. Matt Farmer
  61. El Infomador 1976-03-21
  62. El Informador 1976-10-24
  63. El Informador 1977-12-25
  64. CMLL - previously listed as 06/02, which may have been a title defense
  65. 65.0 65.1 65.2 65.3 65.4 65.5 65.6 65.7 65.8 65.9 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named halcon347
  66. SuperLuchas
  67. El Informador 1978-08-13, Halcon 347
  68. El Informador 1978-11-26, Halcon 347
  69. [https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=600231486691257&set=a.461505387230535.102143.454597374588003&type=1 DJ Spectro[
  70. El Informador 1979-01-21
  71. El Informador 1979-03-11
  72. Matt Farmer
  73. El Informador 1979-06-03
  74. SuperLuchas
  75. El Informador 1979-07-01
  76. El Informador 1979-10-14
  77. ended in a double countout draw
  78. El Informador 1979-12-30
  79. El Informador 1980-01-20 lists the match
  80. ricardo aguilar hidalgo
  81. Matt Farmer
  82. El Informador 1980-11-02
  83. El Informador 1981-05-30
  84. Box y Lucha
  85. El Informador 1981-09-20
  86. CMLL
  87. SuperLuchas
  88. SuperLuchas
  89. Matt Farmer
  90. Matt Farmer
  91. Matt Farmer
  92. El Informador 1983-01-09
  93. Matt Farmer
  94. El Informador 1983-06-19
  95. Matt Farmer
  96. draw
  97. El Informador 1983-10-23
  98. draw with the UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship also on the line, luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 01.46.51), Matt Farmer
  99. El Informador 1984-01-22
  100. El Informador 1984-07-29
  101. El Informador 1984-11-11
  102. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.06.56)
  103. Matt Farmer
  104. Matt Farmer
  105. Matt Farmer
  106. El Informador 1985-06-30
  107. Luchas 2000 #574, p7
  108. SuperLuchas
  109. El Informador 1985-10-13
  110. http://youtu.be/eQk38De43C4
  111. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.33.41)
  112. Matt Farmer
  113. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 15.46.20)
  114. https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/679363095539970/?type=3 CMLL]
  115. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.24.01)
  116. Roy Lucier
  117. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.51.48)
  118. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.51.48)
  119. draw in unification match with CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship, luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.32.40)
  120. Billed as 8th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly 32
  121. Box Y Lucha
  122. http://youtu.be/9JW6z9v3EpE - date unclear
  123. http://h.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:LowLevelEntityToSaveGifMSIE_ELSIGLO&Type=text/html&Locale=spanish-skin-custom&Path=EDT/1997/11/20&ChunkNum=-1&ID=Ar02304&PageLabel=23 El Siglo de Torreon]
  124. WON 1998-11-16
  125. luchablog photolog (2013-09-15 23.26.57)
  126. draw, El Siglo de Torreon 1999-09-18

Gallery of Champions

Al Kashey, Contender appointed by the National Wrestling Association
Dory Dixon, 4th Champion
Ray Mendoza, 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 17th & 20th Champion
Gory Guerrero, 6th & 9th Champion
Ali Bey, 7th & 8th Champion
Angel Blanco, 11th Champion


Coloso Colosetti, 13th Champion
El Solitario, 15th Champion
David Morgan, 16th Champion
Alfonso Dantes, 18th, 24rd, 28th, 31th & 33rd Champion
Kim Sung Ho, 19th Champion
Dr. Wagner, 21st Champion


Adorable Rubi, 22nd Champion
Carlos Plata, 23rd Champion
Chavo Guerrero, 25th & 27th Champion
Roddy Piper, 26th Champion
El Faraon, 29th & 37th Champion
Pak Choo, 30th Champion


Raul Mata, 32nd Champion
Tony Salazar, 34th Champion
Mascara Ano 2000, 36th Champion
Ringo Mendoza, 38th & 40th Champion
MS-1, 41st & 43rd Champion
Rayo de Jalisco Jr., 42nd Champion


Lizmark, 45th, 47th, 51st & 53rd Champion
Fabuloso Blondy, 46th & 50th Champion
Apolo Dantes, 55th Champion
El Dandy, 57th Champion
Black Warrior, 58th & 60th Champion
Tarzan Boy, 61st Champion


Dr. Wagner Jr., 64th Champion
Atlantis, 65th Champion
Texano Jr., 66th Champion
Texano Jr., as 66th Champion with new belt
Súper Nova, 67th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

Original Belt (Tapatia version)
Original Belt
2nd Belt
3rd & 5th Belt
4th Belt


Sources


Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Championships
CMLL: Mini: ShockercitoSuper Light: vacant
Welter: TitánMiddle: El Cuatrero
Light Heavy: Niebla RojaHeavy: Ultimo Guerrero
Tag: Mistico & CaristicoWomen: Marcela
Trios: Los Guerreros Laguneros (Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero & Euforia)
NWA WH: Welter: Volador Jr.Middle: CarísticoLight Heavy: Stuka Jr.
National: Light: ElectricoWelter: Soberano Jr.Light Heavy: Bárbaro Cavernario
Heavy: El TerribleWomen: La Metálica
Tag: Atlantis Jr. & FlyerWomen's Tag: (vacant)
Trios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero & Forastero)
Tournaments: Leyenda de Plata: Barbaro CavernarioUniversal: Terrible
Reyes del Aire: TemplarioGran Alternativa: Star Jr. & Valiente
La Copa Jr.: Universo 2000 Jr.Parejas Increíbles: Caristico & Forastero
Occidente: Welter: ExplosivoMiddle: Difunto
Light Heavy: EsfingeHeavy: Star Black
Tag: Gran Kenut & León Blanco
Trios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero & Forastero)
Misc: Arena Coliseo Tag: vacant
Inactive

Leyenda de AzulCopa de Arena Mexico Tournament
Pequeño Reyes del AireEn Busca de un Ídolo
Japan TagJapan Women's
DF: LightWelterMiddle
CMLL-REINA: Intl JuniorIntlTag Team

V National Wrestling Alliance Championships (with lucha libre history) E
World Welter (Akantus), NWA-Mexico: Mexico Light (Skayde), Mexico Welter (Vaquero Fantasma)
Dragon Gym: International Junior Heavy (Último Dragón)
Defunct: Middle, Light Heavy, Americas Tag
Reference: Jr. Heavy, Heavy
CMLL established titles: Historic Welter (Volador Jr.), Historic Middle (Carístico), Historic LH (Stuka Jr.)