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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
*[http://wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-m.html Wrestling-Titles.com]
 
*[http://wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-m.html Wrestling-Titles.com]

Latest revision as of 22:00, 25 May 2020

Current Champion

Averno, 85th Champion

El Averno was the 85th champion, having won it on November 30, 2007 in Arena Mexico. The championship is current inactive.


History of Championship

The NWA World Middleweight Championship dated back to the early 1920s. The NWA name only existed to establish it as a world championship; since the 30s, it has been property of EMLL (much later CMLL.) It's one of the oldest active wrestling championships in the world.

Corazon de Leon won the championship on December 7, 1993 by defeating Mano Negra. Negra had defeated Bestia Salvaje in a hair match the night prior, but suffered an ankle injury during the match. Leon attacked the hurt ankle, beating Negra in the same straight falls via anklelock. This would be the last time this title would change hands in a CMLL ring for over a decade.

For most of it's existence, the NWA World Middleweight Championship been held by Mexican wrestlers and defended in Mexico. In 1994, the title was sold to Ultimo Dragon, who brought it to Japan to be defended first by himself, and later as a championship belt for his promotions. When Ultimo Dragon left Japan to join WWE in 2003, he sold the belt back to CMLL. CMLL did nothing with it for a year, before doing a decision match with no particular build up.

On 01/01/05, Mistico beat Averno for the NWA World Middleweight Championship, using it as a launch point for his rise to the top of the promotion. Mistico winning was not an upset, but it signaled his transition from a momentarily favored young wrestler to a new permanent star. The match was well received, and the two met many times the rest of the year in rematches of the initial title match (which has never been shown on television.)

Black Warrior won the belt from Mistico, as part of the lead up to their mask match, and to provide big rematches after Mistico won the mask. Mistico was finally able to get the belt back on Kid's Day, 2007.

Averno won the belt back from Mistico in November of 2007. Despite holding the belt for almost 3 years, defenses were rare and the championship was rarely considered.

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 about using their trademarks. However, since within weeks of that press conference, CMLL had changed course. The championships were referred to as NWA World Historic Championships.

This title has not been revived by NWA Mexico.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
reigning National Wrestling Association champion declared first champion
1 Gus Kallio (awarded) 1939 n/a [1]
national champion versus local champion; EMLL's entry into the NWA
2 Octavio Gaona Gus Kallio 1939.02.19 Mexico City
1 Bobby Arreola 1939.??.?? Mexico City
3 Tarzan Lopez Octavio Gaona 1940.02.04 Mexico City
4 Black Guzman Tarzan Lopez 1941.12.16 Mexico City
5 Tarzan Lopez [2] Black Guzman 1942.02.11 Mexico City
1 El Santo 1943.04.02 Arena Coliseo [2]
2 Gorila Ramos 1944.11.17 Arena Coliseo [3]
6 Gory Guerrero Tarzan Lopez 1946.02.15 Arena Coliseo [4]
1 Rito Romero 1947.09.26 Arena Coliseo
7 Mike Kelly Gory Guerrero 1948.04.12 Arena Mexico [5]
8 Tarzan Lopez [3] Mike Kelly 1949.05.28 Arena México
9 Sugi Sito Tarzan Lopez 1950.09.23 Arena Coliseo [6]
10 Enrique Llanes Sugi Sito 1951.09.24 Arena México [7]
Llanes leaves EMLL on 1951.12.27, giving up this championship. [8]
tournament for vacant championship
11 Tarzan Lopez [4] Sugi Sito 1952.06.13 Arena Coliseo [9]
12 Sugi Sito [2] Tarzan Lopez 1953.07.10 Arena Coliseo [10]
13 El Santo Sugi Sito 1954.01.01 Arena Coliseo [11]
1 Blue Demon 1954.09.12 Parque Oro, Guadalajara, Jalisco [12]
2 Black Shadow 1954.09.23 Arena Coliseo
? Rolando Vera 1956.06.22 Arena Mexico [13]
? Rolando Vera ? ?
championship vacant quickly after 1956.08.19 when commission invalidates title change; rematch held two months later [14]
14 Rolando Vera El Santo 1956.10.19 Arena Mexico [15]
1 El Enfermero 1957.02.17 Arena Canada Dry [16]
2 El Espectro 1957.09.15 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [17]
3 Black Shadow 1958.09.26 Arena México
4 Alejandro Cruz 1959.07.19 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [18]
15 Rene Guajardo Rolando Vera 1960.10.13 Monterrey
16 Antonio Posa Rene Guajardo 1962.04.27 Arena Mexico [19]
1 Karloff Lagarde 1962.09.21 Arena Mexico [20]
17 Rene Guajardo [2] Antonio Posa ? Mexico City [21]
1 El Gladiador 1963.05.26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [22]
18 Rayo de Jalisco Rene Guajardo 1963.10.25 Arena México
tournament for title championship
19 Benny Galant Rayo de Jalisco 1964.05.01 Arena México [23]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1964.06.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [24]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1964.09.?? Reynosa [25]
8 man tournament to determine #1 contender
20 Rayo de Jalisco [2] Benny Galant 1964.09.25 Arena México [26]
1 Rene Guajardo 1964.11.27 Arena México [27]
21 Rene Guajardo [3] Rayo de Jalisco 1965.03.26 Arena México [28]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1965.07.24 Arena Puebla [29]
2 Antonio Montoro 1965.07.30 Arena Mexico [30]
3 El Santo 1965.09.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [31]
4 Rayo de Jalisco 1965.10.04 Tampico [32]
5 Black Shadow 1965.10.24 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [33]
6 Benny Galant 1965.12.25 Arena Mexico [34]
22 Jerry London Rene Guajardo 1966.05.22 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [35]
23 Rene Guajardo [4] Jerry London 1966.07.01 Arena México [36]
1 El Santo 1966.09.06 Arena Puebla [37]
2 Ray Mendoza 1966.10.01 Tampico [38]
3 Jerry London 1966.10.21 Arena Mexico [39]
4 Ray Mendoza 1966.12.09 Arena Mexico [40]
5 El Santo 1967.01.16 Tampico [41]
24 Ray Mendoza Rene Guajardo 1967.03.10 Arena México [42]
1 Rene Guajardo 1967.07.22 Puebla [43]
Ray Mendoza vacates on 1967.08.25 after winning the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship three weeks prior [44]
16 man tournament for vacant championship
25 Rene Guajardo [5] Apolo Curiel 1967.09.29 Arena Mexico [45]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1967.12.17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [46]
2 Karloff Lagarde 1967.12.22 Arena Mexico [47]
3 Manolo Polman 1968.03.31 Plaza de Toros Valente Arellano, Torreón, Coahuila [48]
4 Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1968.07.31 Matamoros [49]
5 Tony Oxford 1968.09.20 Arena Mexico [50]
6 Blue Demon 1968.10.27 Monterrey [51]
26 El Santo [2] Rene Guajardo 1968.12.13 Arena Mexico [52]
27 Rayo de Jalisco [3] El Santo 1969.04.25 Arena México [53]
1 El Solitario 1969.07.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [54]
2 René Guajardo 1969.07.25 Arena México [55]
28 El Solitario Rayo de Jalisco 1969.08.15 Arena Mexico [56]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1969.10.05 Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco [57]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1970.02.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [58]
29 Masio Koma El Solitario 1970.08.28 Mexico City
1 Anibal 1970.10.08 Arena México [59]
30 Anibal Masio Koma 1970.12.06 Arena México [60]
1 Rene Guajardo 1970.03.26 Arena México [61]
2 Motoyuki Kitazawa 1971.08.06 Arena México
31 Rene Guajardo [6] Anibal 1973.03.30 Arena México
NWA strips championship on July 17th, 1974 when Guajardo leaves EMLL and makes an unauthorized title defense in Monterrey on July 5 [62]
final of a tournament for vacant championship
32 Anibal [2] El Cobarde 1974.09.20 Arena México
1 Adorable Rubi 1974.12.13 Arena México [63]
2 Rene Guajardo 1975.01.29 Palacio De Los Deportes [64]
championship vacant when Anibal jumps to UWA in January
tournament for vacant championship
33 Perro Aguayo Ringo Mendoza 1975.07.04 Mexico City
1 El Santo 1975.09.26 Arena México [65]
2 Blue Demon 1975.10.12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [66]
3 El Santo 1975.12.05 Arena Mexico
4 Ringo Mendoza 1976.02.08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [67]
5 Ringo Mendoza 1976.04.23 Arena México
6 Ringo Mendoza 1976.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [68]
34 El Faraón Perro Aguayo 1976.10.22 Arena México [69]
1 Perro Aguayo 1976.11.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [70]
2 Adorable Rubi 1976.12.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [71]
35 Perro Aguayo [2] El Faraon 1977.03.11 Mexico City
1 Ringo Mendoza 1977.04.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [72]
2 Mano Negra 1977.05.15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [73]
3 El Faraon 1977.06.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [74]
36 Ringo Mendoza Perro Aguayo 1977.07.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [75]
37 Joe Palardy Ringo Mendoza 1977.10.12 Acapulco
1 El Faraon 1977.11.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [76]
38 El Faraon [2] Joe Palardy 1977.12.02 Arena México [77]
39 Ringo Mendoza [2] El Faraon 1978.02.17 Los Angeles
1 Carlos Plata 1978.03.10 Arena México [78]
40 Perro Aguayo [3] Ringo Mendoza 1978.04.09 Guadalajara
41 Ringo Mendoza [3] Perro Aguayo 1978.06.23 Arena México [79]
42 Tony Salazar Ringo Mendoza 1978.08.18 Arena Mexico [80]
1 Cachorro Mendoza 1978.10.08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [81]
43 Ringo Mendoza [4] Tony Salazar 1979.02.07 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [82]
1 Sangre Chicana 1979.04.20 Arena México [83]
2 Tony Salazar 1979.06.15 Arena México [84]
3 Sangre Chicana 1979.08.26 Arena Coliseo [85]
8 man tournament for title match
44 Satoru Sayama Ringo Mendoza 1979.09.09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [86]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1979.09.21 Arena México [87]
2 Tony Salazar 1979.11.16 Arena México [88]
3 Sangre Chicana 1980.02.29 Arena México [89]
45 Satanico Satoru Sayama 1980.03.28 Mexico City
46 Cachorro Mendoza Satanico 1980.04.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [90]
1 Carlos Plata 1980.05.18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [91]
47 Sangre Chicana Cachorro Mendoza 1980.06.15 Monterrey
1 Ringo Mendoza 1980.07.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [92]
2 Ringo Mendoza 1980.08.29 Arena México
3 El Faraón 1980.09.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [93]
4 Fantasma 1980.09.26 Arena México
48 Tony Salazar [2] Sangre Chicana 1981.01.18 Monterrey
49 Sangre Chicana [2] Tony Salazar 1981.03.13 Arena México
50 Ringo Mendoza [5] Sangre Chicana 1981.04.03 Mexico City
1 Sangre Chicana 1981.05.03 Pista Arena Revolucion [94]
2 El Faraon 1981.06.12 Arena México [95]
3 Sangre Chicana 1981.06.26 Arena México
4 Sangre Chicana 1981.08.16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [96]
51 El Faraon [3] Ringo Mendoza 1981.11.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [97]
1 Lizmark 1982.02.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [98]
52 Cesar Curiel El Faraon 1982.04.02 Arena México [99]
53 Satanico [2] Cesar Curiel 1982.10.15 Arena Mexico [100]
54 El Jalisco Satanico 1983.02.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [101]
55 Satanico [3] El Jalisco 1983.04.13 Arena Neza [102]
56 Lizmark Satanico 1983.06.03 Arena México [103]
1 Sangre Chicana 1983.06.25 Estadio Moctezuma, Torreón, Coahuila [104]
2 El Enfermero Jr. 1983.09.09 Arena México [105]
57 Satanico [4] Lizmark 1983.12.02 Arena Mexico [106]
1 Lizmark 1984.03.09 Arena México [107]
2 Kamikaze Misawa 1984.04.05? Arena México
3 Mogur 1984.06.24 Arena México [108]
58 Gran Cochisse Satanico 1984.08.18 Mexico City
59 Satanico [5] Gran Cochisse 1984.09.14 Mexico City
60 Gran Cochisse [2] Satanico 1984.09.30 Guadalajara
61 Gran Hamada Gran Cochisse 1984.11.18 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
1 Kato Kung Lee 1984.12.16 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [109]
62 La Fiera Gran Hamada 1985.04.05 Arena México
63 Chamaco Valaguez La Fiera 1985.07.20 Arena Puebla
1 El Satanico 1985.11.30 Palacio de los Deportes DF [110]
64 Gran Cochisse [3] Chamaco Valaguez 1986.05.18 ?
1 Chamaco Valaguez 1986.06.19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [111]
1 Atlantis 1986.07.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [112]
2 Solar I 1986.08.19 Arena Coliseo [113]
65 Kung Fu Gran Cochisse 1986.10.17 Mexico City
1 Talisman 1986.12.12 Arena México [114]
66 El Dandy Kung Fu 1987.07.17 Arena México
67 Kung Fu [2] El Dandy 1987.10.07 Carpa Astro, Mexico City [115]
1 Javier Cruz 1988.02.19 Arena Coliseo
68 Atlantis Kung Fu 1988.06.10 Arena México
69 Emilio Charles Jr. Atlantis 1988.07.17 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Atlantis 1988.07.28 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
70 Atlantis [2] Emilio Charles Jr. 1988.07.29 Arena México
71 Emilio Charles Jr. [2] Atlantis 1988.08.12 Mexico City
1 Atlantis 1988.09.24 Arena Puebla
2 Ringo Mendoza 1988.10.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
72 Angel Azteca Emilio Charles Jr. 1989.04.28 Arena Coliseo
1 Hombre Bala 1989.09.13 San Luis Potosi
2 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.01.12 Arena Coliseo
3 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.01.28 Pista Arena Revolucion [116]
4 El Hijo del Gladiador 1990.05.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
73 El Dandy [2] Angel Azteca 1990.06.01 Arena Coliseo
74 Atlantis [3] El Dandy 1990.08.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1 El Dandy 1990.08.30 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 El Dandy 1990.09.05 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.09.21 Arena México
4 El Dandy 1990.10.24 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Satanico 1990.11.20 Pista Arena Revolucion
6 Satanico 1990.11.28 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
7 Jerry Estrada 1991.01.28 Arena Isabel De Leon
8 Jerry Estrada 1991.02.13 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
9 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.03.22 Arena México
10 Espectro De Ultratumba 1991.04.12 Arena Altavilla
11 Huracan Sevilla 1991.05.01 Pista Arena Revolucion
12 Kung Fu 1991.06.13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan
13 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.06.18 Plaza De Toros, El Cortijo
14 Satanico 1991.07.05 Arena Altavilla
15 Blue Panther 1991.08.09 Arena México
16 Blue Panther 1991.10.19 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
17 Sangre Chicana 1991,11.16 Puebla
18 Javier Cruz 1992.03.17 Arena Coliseo
19 La Fiera 1992.04.03 Arena México
20 La Fiera 1992.05.30 Arena Puebla [117]
21 Bestia Salvaje 1992.06.16 Arena Coliseo
22 El Dandy 1992.06.23 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca [118]
23 Emilio Charles Jr. 1992.08.14 Arena Coliseo [119]
24 America 1992.08.15 Pista Arena Revolucion [120]
25 Emilio Charles Jr. 1993.01.31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
75 Mano Negra Atlantis 1993.03.03 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [121]
1 Atlantis 1993.03.24 Arena Naucalpan
2 Oro 1993.04.02 Arena México
76 Oro Mano Negra 1993.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
77 Mano Negra [2] Oro 1993.07.03 Arena Puebla
1 El Dandy 1993.08.01 Pista Arena Revolucion
78 Corazon de Leon Mano Negra 1993.12.07 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Black Magic 1993.12.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
2 Ultimo Dragon 1994.11.07 Chiiba, Japan
79 Ultimo Dragon Corazon de Leon 1994.11.08 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
1 Corazon de Leon 1995.01.06 Shizuoka, Japan
2 Corazon de Leon 1995.03.17 Arena México
Negro Casas announced to challenge on 1995.04.01 in Japan, but he was hurt two days prior
3 Bestia Salvaje 1995.05.23 Arena Coliseo
4 Scorpio Jr. 1997.03.14 Arena México
5 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1997.12.06 Arena Naucalpan
Ultimo Dragon vacates title 1998 due to arm injury
6 man tournament for vacant championship
80 The Great Sasuke Tokyo Magnum 1999.02.07 Yokohama, Japan
1 Sumo FUJI 1999.05.15 Arena Naucalpan
2 Ultimo Guerrero 1999.05.21 Arena México
3 Bret Como 2000.12.03 Canada [122]
4 Solar I 2000.12.10 Kyoto [123]
81 Ultimo Dragon [2] the Great Sasuke 2003.05.05 Sendai, Japan
Ultimo Dragon vacates title May 2003 due to WWE jump
decision match for vacant championship
82 El Averno Zumbido 2004.09.03 Arena México
1 Volador Jr. 2004.10.04 Arena Puebla
2 Satanico 2004.11.17 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
83 Mistico El Averno 2005.01.01 Arena Coliseo
1 El Averno 2005.01.30 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
2 El Averno 2005.02.11 Arena México
3 El Averno 2005.02.21 Arena Puebla
4 El Averno 2005.10.16 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
5 El Averno 2005.12.29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
6 El Averno 2006.01.16 Arena Puebla
84 Black Warrior Mistico 2006.05.12 Arena México
1 Mistico 2006.05.14 Balneario Olimpico de Pantitlan - Mexico City
2 Mistico 2006.06.10 Cd. Madero
3 Heavy Metal 2006.08.16 Arena Lopez Mateos
4 Mistico 2006.08.26 Plaza de Toros - Cancun
5 Mistico 2006.09.04 Arena Puebla
6 Mistico 2006.10.01 Arena Neza
85 Mistico [2] Black Warrior 2007.04.29 Arena México
1 El Averno 2007.06.24 Poliforum Zamna - Merida, Yucatan
2 El Averno 2007.06.30 Arena Solidaridad
3 El Averno 2007.09.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
4 El Averno 2007.11.22 Palenque Expomex de Nuevo Laredo
86 El Averno [2] Mistico 2007.11.30 Arena México
1 Mistico & Vangelis 2007.12.04 Queretaro
2 Heavy Metal 2008.01.01 Arena Puebla
3 Mistico 2008.01.28 Arena Puebla
4 Negro Casas 2008.03.18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5 Sagrado 2008.04.19 Poliforum, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
6 Blue Panther 2009.09.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7 Volador Jr. 2009.10.23 Arena México
8 Volador Jr. 2009.11.30 Arena Puebla
CMLL drops recognition of this championship; Averno given NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship instead
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. a repint article in Lucha Libre (dated 1939-01-10) talks about Kallio defending the title against Gaona soon, says he's been champ seven years
  2. Lucha Libre 19
  3. Matt Farmer, title for title for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
  4. CMLL
  5. Lucha Libre 338
  6. Lucha Libre 309
  7. Matt Farmer
  8. Lucha Libre 310
  9. Lucha Libre 310
  10. Lucha Libre 101
  11. Lucha Libre 310
  12. El Informador 1954-09-12
  13. Lucha Libre 149
  14. Rolando Vera defeated El Santo in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 1956.08.19, but the Mexico City commission rules it not to be a title match after the fact, declaring Santo had defended the title too many times recently and Vera had lost in two previous title challenges. The commission attempted to return the belt to Santo, who refused it. The title was vacant going into a rematch two months later - SuperLuchas
  15. [Lucha Libre 310]
  16. SuperLuchas
  17. El Informador 1957-09-15
  18. El Informador 1959-07-19
  19. Arena 193
  20. Lucha Libre 125
  21. previously listed as 1962.04.18, which cannot be accurate given the correct date for the previous title change
  22. Lucha Libre 166
  23. Lucha Libre 28 lists May 1 (not May 30th) as the title match, though does not list a result
  24. Lucha Libre 36, Superluchas
  25. Lucha Libre 48 - no date is specified, but possibly the 7th
  26. Lucha Libre 50
  27. Lucha Libre 59, may be off a week
  28. Lucha Libre 76
  29. Lucha Libre 93, date could be off a week
  30. Lucha Libre 94
  31. Lucha Libre 103
  32. Lucha Libre 104
  33. Lucha Libre 107
  34. Lucha Libre 120
  35. Lucha Libre 167; Lucha Libre 311 also has the date and specifies it was in Arena Coliseo Monterrey
  36. SuperLuchas
  37. Lucha Libre 152
  38. Lucha Libre 311; Lucha Libre 157 has it as 10.10
  39. Lucha Libre 158
  40. Lucha Libre 165; Guajardo first won by DQ, match was restarted, Guajarado won agian
  41. Lucha Libre 220; 170 seems to imply a 01.12 date
  42. SuperLuchas - previously listed as 03.11
  43. Lucha Libre 220
  44. Lucha Libre 202
  45. Date listed as 07.29 previously, Lucha Libre 205 has it as September
  46. SuperLuchas
  47. Lucha Libre 220
  48. El Siglo de Torreon 1968-04-41
  49. Lucha Libre 311
  50. Lucha Libre 311
  51. Lucha Libre 311; likely in Arena Coliseo Monterrey
  52. DJ Spectro, Lucha Libre 311; win by DQ
  53. Lucha Libre 289
  54. El Informador 1969-07-06
  55. SuperLuchas
  56. Lucha Libre 305
  57. El Informador 1969-10-05
  58. Lucha Libre 351 lists this location, but match isn't listed on the poster for this date
  59. [1]
  60. DJ Spectro
  61. CMLL
  62. Matt Farmer
  63. SuperLuchas
  64. UWA debut show; advertised as a defense and treated like one, but NWA (EMLL) announced they stripped Anibal of the title (for working the rival promotion)
  65. Matt Farmer
  66. Informador 1975-10-12
  67. El Informador 1976-02-08
  68. El Informador 1976-05-23
  69. Matt Farmer
  70. El Informador 1976-11-14
  71. El Informador 1976-12-26
  72. El Informador 1977-04-10, Mendoza apparently beat Adorable Rubi the previous shot to win a title shot.
  73. El Informador 1977-05-15
  74. El Informador 1977-06-05
  75. El Informador 1977-07-03 lists title match
  76. El Informador 1977-11-06
  77. SuperLuchas; previously listed as 11/25]
  78. Matt Farmer
  79. Matt Farmer
  80. previously listed as 08.13. Listed as a title match with Ringo defending on the lineup, title change date not confirmed
  81. El Informador 1978-10-08
  82. Box Y Lucha
  83. SuperLuchas
  84. Cronicas Y Leyendas de Lucha Libre
  85. Matt Farmer
  86. El Informador 1979-09-09
  87. Cronicas Y Leyendas
  88. Matt Farmer
  89. ricardo aguilar hidalgo
  90. El Informador 1980-04-27; this had been listed as 04.17 in Monterrey, but the poster for 04.27 indicates Satanico is still champion
  91. El Informador 1980-05-18
  92. El Informador 1980-07-13
  93. El Informador 1980-09-07
  94. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha
  95. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.26.32)
  96. El Informador 1981-08-16
  97. El Informador 1981-11-29
  98. El Informador 1982-02-14
  99. luchablog photolog (20130915_234949)
  100. Matt Farmer
  101. El Informador 1983-02-20
  102. Cronicas y Leyendas
  103. Matt Farmer
  104. El Siglo de Torreon
  105. Matt Farmer
  106. Box Y Lucha 1618
  107. Matt Farmer
  108. Matt Farmer
  109. SuperLuchas
  110. Matt Farmer
  111. Box Y Lucha 1746
  112. El Informador 1986-07-13
  113. Matt Farmer
  114. luchablog photolog (20130916_021147)
  115. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.25.29)
  116. SuperLuchas
  117. billed as Atlantis' 33rd defense
  118. billed as Atlantis' 35th defense
  119. billed as Atlantis' 36th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26
  120. billed as Atlantis' 38th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26
  121. billed as Atlantis' potential 42nd defense
  122. WON 2000-12-18, a match for western Canada promotion ECCW, city not listed
  123. WON 2000-12-18

Rene Guajardo branch

Guajardo left EMLL in 1974 to form the promotion which would eventually be known as LLI. Guajardo was NWA Middleweight Championship at the time. The NWA, working on behalf of EMLL, declared the championship vacant. Guajardo appears to have continued to defend the title anyway, perhaps until the UWA World Middleweight Championship began.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
- ? 1974.07.05 Monterrey
- El Solitario 1974.11.10 Arena Lopez Mateos
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

Gallery of Champions

Gus Kallio, 1st Champion
Tarzan Lopez, 3rd, 5th, 8th & 11th Champion
Gory Guerrero, 6th Champion
Sugi Sito, 9th & 12th Champion
Enrique Llanes, 10th Champion
El Santo, 13th Champion


Rolando Vera, 14th Champion
Rene Guajardo, 15th, 17th, 21st, 23th, 25th & 31st champion
Antonio Posa, 16th Champion
Rayo de Jalisco, 18th, 20th & 27th Champion
Benny Galant, 19th Champion
Jerry London, 22nd Champion


Ray Mendoza, 24th Champion
El Solitario, 28th Champion
Masio Koma, 29th Champion
Anibal, as 30th Champion
Anibal, as 32st Champion
Perro Aguayo, 33rd, 35th & 40th Champion


El Faraon, 34th, 38th & 51st Champion
Ringo Mendoza, 36th, 39th, 41st, 43rd & 50th Champion
Joe Palardy‎, 37th Champion
Tony Salazar, 42nd & 48th Champion
Satoru Sayama, 44th Champion
Satanico, 45th, 53rd, 55th, 57th & 59th Champion


Cachorro Mendoza, 46th Champion
Sangre Chicana, 47th & 49th Champion
Cesar Curiel, 52nd Champion
El Jalisco, 54th Champion
Lizmark, 56th Champion
Gran Cochisse, 58th, 60th & 64th Champion


Gran Hamada, 61st Champion
Chamaco Valaguez, 63rd Champion
Kung Fu, 65th & 67th Champion
El Dandy, 66th & 73rd Champion
Atlantis, 68th, 70th & 74th Champion
Emilio Charles Jr., 69th & 71st Champion


Angel Azteca, 72nd Champion
Mano Negra, 75th & 77th Champion
Oro, 76th Champion
Corazon De Leon, 78th Champion
Ultimo Dragon, 79th & 81st Champion
The Great Sasuke, 80th Champion


El Averno, as 82nd Champion
Mistico, 83rd & 85th Champion
Black Warrior, 84td Champion
Mistico, as 85th Champion
El Averno, as 86th Champion, with old belt


Gallery of Title Belts

Original Belt
2nd Belt
3rd & 5th Belt
4th Belt


Sources


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.)