CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship

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CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship
a dwarf dressed in a white body suit and mask, wearing a colorful cape, walking through a crowd of people.
Mascarita Sagrada, the first CMLL World Mini-Estrella champion
Details
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date established March 1, 1992[a]
Current champion(s) Shockercito[1]
Date won March 5, 2017[1]

The CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship (Campeonato Mundial Mini-Estrella de CMLL in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha libre wrestling-based promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL; Spanish for "World Wrestling Council"). The championship is exclusively competed for in the Mini-Estrellas, or Minis, division. A "Mini" is not necessarily a person with dwarfism, as in North American midget professional wrestling; it can also be very short wrestlers who work in the Mini-Estrellas division.[b] The championship was created in 1992 and is the oldest active Mini-Estrella title in Mexico;[c] both the Mexican National Mini-Estrella Championship and the Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA) World Mini-Estrella Championship were introduced after CMLL created their Mini-Estrella championship.[d][5] As it is 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.[e] All title matches take place under two out of three falls rules.[f]

The CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship was created in early 1992 to give CMLL's Mini-Estrellas division a championship as its focal point. The first champion was Mascarita Sagrada, who won a four-man tournament on March 1, 1992 by defeating Espectrito in the final.[a] When the creator of CMLL's Minis division, Antonio Peña, left CMLL to form his own promotion, AAA, Mascarita Sagrada and a large number of other Minis left CMLL to join AAA.[g] After Mascarita Sagrada left the promotion, the title was vacant until September 1992, when Orito won the championship in a match against El Felinito.[h] In 1999, in a so-called "Phantom title switch", then-champion Damiancito el Guerrero had the championship stripped and given to Último Dragoncito without a match taking place. Damiancito had begun working under the ring name "Virus" in the "regular-sized" division for more than a year and thus no longer qualified as a Mini. Instead of vacating the title or making Virus lose it in a match, CMLL announced that Último Dragoncito had "won" the title on an undisclosed date in October 1999.[i]

In addition to being the first champion, Mascarita Sagrada is also the first wrestler to have vacated the title; he is also the wrestler to have held the title the shortest amount of time, at 110 days. Shockercito is the current champion, having defeated Pierrothito on March 5, 2017 to win the vacant championship. On January 18, 2017 the previous champion, Astral, announced that he was moving into the regular sized division and thus had to give up the championship.[8] Shockercito is the 14th overall champion in his first reign and he is the 12th person to hold the championship. Último Dragoncito and Pequeño Olímpico are the only wrestlers to hold the title twice, and Pequeño Olímpico has held the title the longest of any champion, at 1,442 days for a single reign and 2,744 for his combined two reigns.[9]

Title history

Key
Symbol Meaning
Reign The reign number for the specific set of wrestlers listed.
Event The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the titles were won.
N/A The specific information is not known.
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign.
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes every day.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Mascarita Sagrada 1 March 1, 1992 110 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Espectrito in the finals of a four-man tournament [a]
Vacated June 19, 1992 N/A N/A Mascarita Sagrada left CMLL to join AAA [g]
2 Orito 1 September 6, 1992 189 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [h]
3 Último Dragoncito 1 March 14, 1993 181 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [j]
4 Ultratumbita 1 September 11, 1993 520 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [k]
5 Máscarita Mágica 1 February 13, 1995 379 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [l]
6 Damiancito El Guerrero 1 February 27, 1996 [m] Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [n]
7 Último Dragoncito 2 October 1999 [o] N/A N/A Champion Damiancito El Guerrero had not worked in the minis division for over a year; the title was given to Último Dragoncito instead of vacating it. [i]
8 Pierrothito 1 October 16, 2001 784 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [9]
9 Pequeño Olimpico 1 December 9, 2003 1,442 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [9]
10 Pequeño Damián 666 1 November 20, 2007 250 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [9]
11 Bam Bam 1 July 27, 2008 931 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [9]
12 Pequeño Olímpico 2 February 13, 2011 1,302 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [p]
13 Astral 1 September 7, 2014 864 Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [q]
Vacated January 18, 2017 N/A N/A The championship was vacated when Astral moved into the regular division. He would no longer be considered a Mini-Estrella [8]
14 Shockercito 1 March 5, 2017 111+ Mexico City, Mexico Live event   [r]

Reigns by combined length

Key
Symbol Meaning
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days Ref(s).
1 Pequeño Olimpico 2 2,744 [9][10]
2 Damiancito El Guerrero 1 1312|1,312¤[m] [n]
3 Último Dragoncito 2 0897|897¤[o] [i] [9][10][11]
4 Bam Bam 1 931 [9][10]
5 Astral 1 864 [11][8]
6 Pierrothito 1 784 [9]
7 Ultratumbita 1 520 [k][l]
8 Mascarita Magica 1 379 [l][n]
9 Pequeño Damián 666 1 250 [9]
10 Orito 1 189 [h][j]
11 Mascarita Sagrada 1 110 [a][g]
12 Shockercito 1 111+ [1]

1992 CMLL World Mini-Estrella tournament

CMLL held a tournament in early 1992 to determine the first CMLL World Mini-Estrella Champion; the semi-finals were held on February 23, 1992 and the finals on March 1, 1992.

Semifinals Finals
           
Mascarita Sagrada W
Aguilita Solitaria  
Mascarita Sagrada W
Espectrito  
Octagoncito  
Espectrito W

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d e Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Mascarita Sagrada 1992/03/01 Mexico City" [3]
  2. ^ Madigan (2007), pp.209: "They invited some of the wrestlers of smaller physical stature south of the border to work."[2]
  3. ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397, chapter Mexico: EMLL CMLL World Midget (miniestrella) title[3]
  4. ^ Duncan & Will (2000), chapter "Mexico: National Midget (miniestrella) title, p. 401 ""[4]
  5. ^ Hornbaker (2016) p. 550: "Professional wrestling is a sport in which match finishes are predetermined. Thus, win/loss records are not indicative of a wrestler's genuine success based on their legitimate abilities - but on now much, or how little they were pushed by promoters"[6]
  6. ^ Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre p. 44 "ARTICULO 258.- Cada combate de lucha libre tendrá como limite tres caídas; cada caída será sin limite de tiempo, ganará quien obtenga dos caídas de las tres en disputa" ("ARTICLE 258.- Each wrestling match shall have as limit three falls; Each fall will be without time limit. The winner will be the one to first obtain two of the three falls in the match")[7]
  7. ^ a b c Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Vacant on 92/06/19 after Sagrada justs to AAA in 92/05" [3]
  8. ^ a b c Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Orito 1992/09/06 Mexico City" [3]
  9. ^ a b c Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Ultimo Dragoncito 1997/10#" [3]
  10. ^ a b Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Ultimo Dragoncito 1993/03/14 Mexico City" [3]
  11. ^ a b Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Ultratumbita 1993/09/11 Mexico City" [3]
  12. ^ a b c Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Mascarita Magica 1995/02" [3]
  13. ^ a b The exact date of Damiancito's title loss is unknown, which means the title reign lasted between 1,312 and 1,339 days.
  14. ^ a b c Duncan & Will (2000) p. 397 "Damiancito 1996/02/27 Mexico City" [3]
  15. ^ a b The exact date of Último Dragoncito's title win is unknown, which means that his second title reign lasted between 716 and 746 days.
  16. ^ Súper Luchas (February 14, 2011): "El Pequeño Olímpico saco toda la experiencia y se llevo el campeonato mundial mini del CMLL ante Bam Bam" ("Pequeño Olímpico used his experience to take the CMLL Wold Mini Championship from Bam Bam") [10]
  17. ^ CMLL (September 8, 2014): "Astral es el nuevo Campeón de los Pequeños Estrellas. Después de reinar 3 años como monarca en esta división Olímpico dejo su cetro en manos de Astral." ("Astral is the new Mini-Estrellas Champion. After a 3 year reign as champion of the division, Olímpico left the crown in the hands of Astral")[11]
  18. ^ CMLL (March 5, 2017): "obligando a un tercer capítulo, que llegó a su fin con resultado favorable para SHOCKERCITO, que se coronó de esta forma, como el flamante Campeón de la división." ("which came to an end with a favorable result for Shockercito, who was crowned the brand new champion of the division.")[1]

References

  • Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • Hornbaker, Tim (2016). "Statistical notes". Legends of Pro Wrestling - 150 years of headlocks, body slams, and piledrivers (Revised ed.). New York, New York: Sports Publishing. p. 550. ISBN 978-1-61321-808-2. 
  • Madigan, Dan (2007). Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. New York, New York: HarperColins Publisher. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3. 
  1. ^ a b c d "Resultados Arena Mexico - Domingos Familares" [Results from Arena Mexico - Family Sunday] (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. March 5, 2017. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  2. ^ Madigan 2007, pp. 209-212.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Duncan & Will 2000, p. 397.
  4. ^ Duncan & Will, p. 401.
  5. ^ "Verano de Escandalo 2008". Pro Wrestling History. 2008-09-15. 
  6. ^ Hornbaker 2016, p. 550.
  7. ^ 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. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved April 3, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b c Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (January 18, 2017). "CMLL Informa 18 de Enero del 2017" [CMLL Informa from January 18, 2017] (in Spanish). YouTube. Retrieved January 19, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "CMLL World Mini Estrella Championship". CageMatch. Retrieved June 4, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c d Ruiz Glez, Alex (February 14, 2011). "Arena México (resultados 13 de febrero) Pequeño Olímpico nuevo campeón mundial mini del CMLL" [Arena México (results for February 13) Pequeño Olímpico is the new CMLL World Mini Champion] (in Spanish). Súper Luchas. Retrieved February 14, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b c Salguero, Ivan (September 8, 2014). "Resultados Arena Coliseo Domingo 7 de Septiembre '14" [Results from Arena Coliseo Sunday September 7 '14]. Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
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