Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Campeonato Nacional Crucero
Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship
Details
Promotion Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.
(Sanctioning body)
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
(1993–2008)
Mexican Independent circuit
(2013–Present)
Date established November 13, 1983
Current champion(s) Vacated[1]
Date won December 8, 2008[1]

The Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship (Campeonato Nacional Crucero in Spanish) is a national Mexican singles professional wrestling championship controlled by Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). From its creation in 1983 it was not promoted by one specific promotion but shared between many Mexican promotions primarily, but not exclusively Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). In the mid-1990s Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) gained primary booking control of the championship.[Note 1] Being 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. The official definition of the Cruiserweight class in Mexico is between 97 kg (214 lb) and 107 kg (236 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 2][2]

Ángel Blanco became the first National Cruiserweight Champion when he won the inargual tournament on November 13, 1984 defeating Insolito in the final match. In the mid-1990s AAA gained control of the championship when then champion Blue Demon, Jr. began working for AAA full-time. When Blue Demon, Jr. lost the Cruiserweight Championship to Karis La Momia AAA took full control all aspects of the Championship. In 1996 Karis la Momia changed his ring character to La Parka and had to vacate the title since his past history working as Karis was not publicly acknowledged by AAA. In 1999 La Parka regained the title, becoming the only two time champion. The title was barely defended since between the early 2000s and when it was officially vacated by AAA on December 8, 2008.

Title history

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Ángel Blanco  November 13, 1983  Live event Mexico City  1  329 Ángel Blanco defeated Insolito in the tournament final
 2  Adorable Rubí  October 7, 1984  Live event Mexico City  1  747
 3  Charro de Jalisco  October 24, 1986  Live event Mexico City  1  65
 4  Judas  December 28, 1986  Live event Mexico City  1  92
 5  El Kriminal  March 30, 1987  Live event Mexico City  1  235
 6  El Macho  November 20, 1987  Live event Mexico City  1  861
 7  Destructor de Idolos  March 30, 1990  Live event N/A  1  [Note 3]
Vacated  1992 Championship vacated due to injuries
 8  Rock el Cavernicola  August 3, 1992  Live event Mexico City  1  864 Defeated Dinamico in a tournament final
 9  MS-1 Jr.  December 15, 1994  Live event Mexico City  1  88
 10  Blue Demon Jr.  March 13, 1995  Live event Naucalpan, Mexico State  1  429
 11  Karis la Momia  May 15, 1996  AAA Live event Naucalpan, Mexico State  1  170
Vacated  November 1, 1996 Championship vacated when Karis la Momia changes his ring character to La Parka Jr.
 12  Kendo  August 7, 1999  AAA Live event Chihuahua, Chihuahua  1  123 Won a tournament, defeating Salsero in the finals.
 13  La Parka Jr.  February 8, 1999  AAA Live event Mexico City  2  3,591
 December 8, 2008 Championship vacated by AAA as they stopped promoting the Mexican National Championships.[1]

Footnotes

  1. ^ In this statement, "control" refers to the every day use of the championship, determining which storylines the championship is being used in, who gets to challenge for it and how to use it in a public relations sense.
  2. ^ One example the weightlimits not being strictly enforced is Mephisto winning the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a championship with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).
  3. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means the title reign lasted between 642 and 856 days

References

Specific
  1. ^ a b c "Xtreme Tiger vs. Rey Astral por el Campeonato Nacional Crucero" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
  2. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2009. Articulo 242: "Semicompleto 97 kilos / Junior Completo/Crucero 107 kilos"
General source for title changes before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 391–392. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  • "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). December 20, 2004. Especial 21.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mexican_National_Cruiserweight_Championship&oldid=859048458"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_National_Cruiserweight_Championship
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA