List of current champions in CMLL

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In professional wrestling, championships are competed for in pre-determined matches and as a result of storylines by a professional wrestling promotion roster of wrestlers. As of 2016 the Mexican Lucha libre or professional wrestling promotion known as Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (Spanish for "World Wrestling Council"; CMLL) promotes 24 different championships; 12 championships designated as World Championships in various divisions, 6 championships on a national level and 6 championships on a regional level.[a] The championships are divided into weight limits as well as gender specific and size-specific divisions.[a] The professional wrestling championships are not won through legitimate athletic competition; they are instead won via scripted endings to a match or on occasion awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.[1]

A total of 32 wrestlers hold the 24 officially CMLL promoted championships, with one championship currently vacant.[a] There are thirteen male singles championships spread out over various weight classes, three championships for tag teams, three for Trios (three-man teams), two for female competitors and two for Mini-Estrella competitors.[a] The oldest CMLL championship is the Mexican National Welterweight Championship, created on June 17, 1934, which is also the oldest championship in professional wrestling still active.[b]

The titles branded as "World" level can or have been defended outside of Mexico, whereas the Mexican National championships are normally only defended in Mexico and only Mexican citizens are eligible to hold the championships, although occasional exceptions have been made.[c] The regional championships are not promoted outside the area to which they belong, such as a specific Mexican state. The CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship was not normally defended except in Arena Coliseo in Mexico City until 2016 when it was defended in Japan[6] In the 20th century CMLL strictly enforced the weight divisions, but since around 2000 the rules have occasionally been ignored. One example of this was Mephisto holding the NWA World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit, despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).[7][8][9] The Mexico City Boxing and Pro Wrestling Commission governs the Mexican National Championships but have granted CMLL control of the five championships listed.[d] The Occidente ("Western") championships are endorsed by the Jalisco state boxing and wrestling commission and promoted by CMLL's Guadalajara branch.[11]

World championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref(s).
CMLL World Heavyweight Championship Corleone, MarcoMarco Corleone 1 June 6, 2017 193 Puebla, Puebla Defeated El Terrible in the finals of a 10-man elimination match
CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship Niebla Roja 1 June 10, 2017 189 Mexico City, Mexico Won a 10-man elimination match to win the vacant championship [12]
CMLL World Middleweight Championship Ángel de Oro 1 March 25, 2017 266 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Dragón Rojo Jr. during a CMLL house show. [13]
CMLL World Welterweight Championship Mephisto 2 May 4, 2016 592 Tokyo, Japan Defeated Máscara Dorada during a CMLL house show. [14]
CMLL World Lightweight Championship Dragon Lee 2 March 4, 2016 652 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Kamaitachi during a CMLL house show. [15]
CMLL World Mini-Estrella Championship Shockercito 1 March 5, 2017 286 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Won a torneo cibernetico elimination match for the vacant championship [16]
CMLL World Tag Team Championship Casas, NegroNegro Casas and Shocker 1 June 13, 2014 1,282 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated La Máscara and Rush during a Super Viernes show. [17]
CMLL World Trios Championship Sky Team (Místico, Valiente and Volador Jr.) 1 February 13, 2015 1,037 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Euforia, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero during a Super Viernes show. [18]
CMLL World Women's Championship Dalys la Caribeña 1 March 11, 2016 645 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Marcela during a CMLL house show show. [19]
NWA World Historic Light Heavyweight Championship Hechicero 1 November 2, 2016 409 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Rey Bucanero during one of CMLL's 2016 Dia de los Muertos shows. [20]
NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship Último Guerrero 1 August 31, 2015 838 Puebla, Puebla Defeated La Sombra during a CMLL house show. [21]
NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship Volador Jr. 2 August 1, 2014 1,233 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated La Sombra during CMLL's 2014 El Juico Final show. [22]

National championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref(s).
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship Vacant N/A May 26, 2013 N/A N/A Vacated when reigning champion Héctor Garza died from Cancer.
Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship Atlantis 1 August 24, 2015 845 Puebla, Puebla Defeated Mephisto during a CMLL house show. [23]
Mexican National Welterweight Championship Soberano Jr. 1 May 12, 2017 218 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Rey Cometa during a CMLL Super Viernes show. [24]
Mexican National Lightweight Championship Eléctrico 1 August 13, 2013 1,586 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Pequeño Nitro in a tournament final to win the vacant title. [25]
Mexican National Trios Championship Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (El Cuatrero, Forastero and Sansón) 1 July 25, 2017 144 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Defeated Los Hijos del Infierno (Mephisto, Ephesto and Luciferno) during a CMLL house show. [26]
Mexican National Women's Championship Zeuxis 1 January 19, 2015 1,062 Puebla, Puebla Defeated Estrellita during a CMLL house show. [27]

Regional championships

Championship Current champion(s) Reign Date won Days
held
Location Notes Ref(s).
CMLL Arena Coliseo Tag Team Championship Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas (El Cuatrero and Sansón) 1 July 22, 2017 147 Mexico City, Mexico Defeated Black Terry and Negro Navarro [28]
Occidente Light Heavyweight Championship Puma 1 July 23, 2015 877 Guadalajara, Jalisco Defeated Malefico during a CMLL Guadalajara house show. [29]
Occidente Middleweight Championship Jocker 1 January 31, 2016 685 Guadalajara, Jalisco Defeated Omar Brunetti in a tournament final. [30]
Occidente Welterweight Championship Star Black 1 September 25, 2016 447 Guadalajara, Jalisco Defeated Sádico during a CMLL Guadalajara house show. [31]
Occidente Tag Team Championship Gallo, ElEl Gallo and Esfinge 1 February 27, 2015 1,023 Guadalajara, Jalisco Defeated Bobby Zavala and Olímpico during a CMLL Guadalajara house show. [32]
Occidente Trios Championship La Sangre Dinamita (Cuatrero, El Forastero and Sanson) 1 November 1, 2015 776 Guadalajara, Jalisco Defeated Furia Rojo, Mr. Trueno and Rey Trueno during a CMLL Guadalajara house show. [33]

Former championships

Former or inactive CMLL Championships

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d All stats are fully sourced in the tables below.
  2. ^ While the National Wrestling Alliance claims that it traces the NWA World Heavyweight Championship back to 1905, the actual championship was not created until 1948.[2][3][4]
  3. ^ Italian born Jack O'Brien was the first to hold the Mexican National Lightweight Championship and was allowed to defend it. Later on Mishima Ota won the same championship but had it taken from him for not being Mexican born.[5]
  4. ^ In this statement, "control" refers to the everyday use of the title, determining which storylines the title is being used in, who gets to challenge for the title and how to use it in a public relations sense.[10]

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