List of CMLL World Heavyweight Champions

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The CMLL World Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Completo de CMLL in Spanish) is a singles professional wrestling championship promoted by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The Championship has been in existence since 1991.[G] Unlike other heavyweight titles such as the WWE Championship or the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, it is not the main championship in the promotion because CMLL has emphasized the lower weight levels since there are more workers in the lower levels. The title was the first to be created after Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre changed its name to Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre in the early 1990s.

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.[1] As the championship is designated as a heavyweight title, it can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). The rule is not strictly adhered to as several champions have been under the weight limit, including the 16th champion, Héctor Garza who weighed 95 kg (209 lb).[2] All title matches take place under two-out-of-three falls rules.

The first champion was Konnan El Barbaro, who won a 16-man tournament in 1991.[G] The current champion is Marco Corleone, who defeated El Terrible in a Torneo Cibernetico to win the vacant title.[3] The championship has been vacated three times; all instances were when the champion left CMLL for another promotion. Universo 2000 holds the record for most reigns, with three.

Title history

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
N/A The specific information is not known
Used for vacated reigns so as not to count it as an official reign
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref(s)
1 Konnan el Barbaro 1 June 9, 1991 70 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Cien Caras in a tournament final. [G]
2 Cien Caras 1 August 18, 1991 299 Monterrey, Mexico Live event   [G][4]
Vacated June 12, 1992 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Cien Caras left CMLL to work for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). [G]
3 Black Magic 1 November 20, 1992 219 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. in a tournament final. [G]
4 Brazo de Plata 1 June 27, 1993 396 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [G][5]
5 Silver King 1 July 28, 1994 330 Cuernavaca, Mexico Live event   [G]
6 Dantés, ApoloApolo Dantés 1 June 23, 1995 296 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [G]
7 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 1 April 18, 1996 369 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [G]
8 Steele 1 April 18, 1997 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal 41. Aniversario de Arena México   [G][6]
Vacated September 1997 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Steel left CMLL for the World Wrestling Federation. [G]
9 Universo 2000 1 October 17, 1997 331 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Cien Caras and Rayo de Jalisco Jr. in a three-way match to win the championship. [G]
10 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 2 September 13, 1998 453 Guadalajara, Mexico Live event   [G]
11 Universo 2000 2 December 10, 1999 1,225 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [G]
12 Niebla, Mr.Mr. Niebla 1 April 18, 2003 543 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [7]
13 Universo 2000 3 October 12, 2004 999 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [8]
14 Dos Caras Jr. 1 July 8, 2007
533
Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [9]
15 Último Guerrero 1 December 22, 2008 963 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [10]
16 Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza 1 August 12, 2011 128 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event   [11]
Vacated December 18, 2011 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Championship announced vacated on the December 18, 2011, edition of Domingos Arena Mexico after Garza left CMLL to join Perros del Mal Producciones on November 11, 2011. [12]
17 Terrible, ElEl Terrible 1 January 1, 2012 1,125 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Rush to win the vacant title. [13]
18 Máximo/Máximo Sexy 1 January 30, 2015 843 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Super Viernes   [14]
Vacated May 22, 2017 N/A N/A Championship vacated when Máximo Sexy was fired by CMLL [15][16]
19 Corleone, MarcoMarco Corleone 1 June 6, 2017 109+ Mexico City, Distrito Federal Super Viernes Corleone defeated El Terrible in the finals of a torneo cibernetico to win the vacant title [3]

Championship reigns by combined length

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days Ref(s).
1 Universo 2000 3 2,555 [G][7][8][9]
2 Terrible, ElEl Terrible 1 1,125 [14][13]
3 Último Guerrero 1 963 [10][11]
4 Máximo/Máximo Sexy 1 843 [14][16]
5 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 2 822 [G]
6 Niebla, Mr.Mr. Niebla 1 543 [7][8]
7 Dos Caras Jr. 1 533 [9][10]
8 Brazo de Plata 1 396 [G]
9 Silver King 1 330 [G]
10 Cien Caras 1 299 [G]
11 Dantés, ApoloApolo Dantés 1 296 [G]
12 Black Magic 1 219 [G]
13 Steele 1 [Note 1] [G]
14 Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza 1 128 [11][12]
15 Corleone, MarcoMarco Corleone 1 109+ [3]
16 Konnan el Barbaro 1 70 [G]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Steel vacated the title on an unspecified day in September 1997, putting his reign between 136 and 165 days.

References

General sources
  • [G] Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 395. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
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  2. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estados Unidos Méxicanos" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre México D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Completo 105 kilos sin limite 
  3. ^ a b c "Marco Corleone es el nuevo campeón completo del CMLL" [Marco Corleone is the new heavyweight champion of CMLL]. MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. June 7, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017. 
  4. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 18, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 18): Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk, Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena at WWE SummerSlam 2014". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  5. ^ Centinela, Teddy (June 27, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1993: Reaparece Canek en El Toreo y se reencuentra con viejos rivales… Brazo de Plata gana el título completo CMLL" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Centinela, Teddy (April 18, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1997: Steel (Val Venis) se convierte en Campeón Mundial de Peso Completo CMLL al vencer al Rayo de Jalisco Jr.". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c "CMLL World Heavyweight Championship > Title Reigns > 18.04.2003 - 12.10.2004: Mr. Niebla". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b c "CMLL World Heavyweight Championship > Title Reigns > 12.10.2004 - 08.07.2007: Universo 2000 (3)". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ a b c "CMLL World Heavyweight Championship > Title Reigns > 08.07.2007 - 22.12.2008: Dos Caras Jr.". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b c "Último Guerrero nuevo Campeón Mundial Peso Completo CMLL, se espera polémica con el cambio de titulo". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). 2008-12-23. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  11. ^ a b c Rodríguez, Édgar (August 12, 2011). "Garza, nuevo Campeón Completo". Récord (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b Ruiz Glez, Alex (November 12, 2011). "Héctor Garza deja el CMLL, se une con los Perros del Mal". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  13. ^ a b Mexicool, Rey (January 1, 2012). "Imagen: El Terrible, nuevo Campeón Mundial Completo del CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved January 2, 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c Barradas, Bibiana (January 31, 2015). "Resultados Arena México® Viernes 30 de Enero '15". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). Archived from the original on January 31, 2015. Retrieved January 31, 2015. 
  15. ^ Ocampo, Ernest (May 20, 2017). Ocampo, Ernesto, ed. "Máximo y La Máscara fuera del CMLL — El Sindicato de Luchadores, nido de corrupción". Súper Luchas (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Impresos Camsam, SA de CV. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ a b "Comuniado Oficial: CMLL". Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (in Spanish). May 22, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
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