Mexican National Heavyweight Championship

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Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
Hector-Garza-vs-Mistico.jpg
Héctor Garza: the 56th and 64th Mexican National Heavyweight Champion
Details
Promotion Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Sanctioning body)
CMLL (1933 – 1996)
AAA (1996 – 2008)
Mexican Independent circuit (2009 – 2013)
CMLL (2017 - present)
Date established 1926
Current champion(s) El Terrible
Date won October 29, 2017

The Mexican National Heavyweight Championship (called the Campeonato Nacional Completo in Spanish) is a Mexican Lucha Libre (professional wrestling) championship created and sanctioned by "Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F." (the Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). While the Commission sanctions the title, it does not promote the events in which the Championship is defended. From 1933 until the mid-1990s, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) controlled the Championship, since then AAA gained control of the championship, after the Commission granted them control of the championship. In 2006 the championship was abandoned and replaced by the AAA Mega Championship. In 2009 the championship became active again on the Mexican Independent circuit until 2013. CMLL brought the championship back in 2017. Since the championship is designated as a heavyweight title, the championship can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). However, the regulation is not strictly adhered to.[1]

Championship history

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 earliest documented use of the Mexican National Heavyweight Title was in 1926 and as such the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship was the oldest continuously promoted wrestling title in the world at the time of its inactivation. The earliest recorded champion was Francisco Aguayo who initially won the title under the name Frank Aguayo while wrestling in border on the US side. He later brought the belt with him to Mexico and on June 21, 1934 firmly established it as a Mexican-based championship with his victory over Manuel "El Toro" Hernández in the first championship match ever sanctioned by the Mexico City Boxing and wrestling commission.[2] At that point Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL, later renamed CMLL) was given the full promotional control of the title, with the Commission only being asked to approve the champions.[Note 1]

After Pierroth, Jr. won the title in 1995, he left CMLL and signed with AAA, bringing the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship with him. When Máscara Sagrada became the champion in 1996, it was officially acknowledged by the Commission that AAA controlled the booking of the championship from that point forward. El Halcón, also billed as Halcón Ortiz and Super Halcón, has the record for most championship reigns, with five. On September 13, 2006, AAA created the new AAA Mega Championship and the National title was not promoted in the promotion.[3] The then champion, Charly Manson left AAA in 2009 and defended the title on the independent circuit.[4] Manson later lost the championship to Héctor Garza until his death on May 23, 2013, after which it became inactive once more. In October 2017 CMLL announced that they were bringign the championship back under their control.

The championship is currently vacant, pending the outcome of a 12-man torneo cibernetico on October 12, 2017. A total of 24 wrestlers have held the championship since its inception, for a total of 64 reigns. The longest Mexican National Heayweight Championship reign belongs to El Médico Asesino with a total of 1,378 days. El Halcón was champion for the shortest time, 24 days, but also holds the record for most reigns with five in total. Cien Caras's two combiend reigns lasted 1,483 days, more than any other champion.

Title history

Key
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
(n) Indicates that a title change took place "no later than" the date listed.[Note 2]
  Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented due to the lack of written documentation on wrestling in Mexico from the 1920s to 1940s
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Francisco Aguayo 1 1926 (n) N/A Unknown Live event   [2]
                 
2 Martinez Larrea 1 December, 1930 (n) N/A Unknown Live event    
                 
3 Francisco Aguayo 2 June 21, 1934 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Manuel "El Toro" Hernández in the first sanctioned championship match on Mexican soil. [2]
4 Yaqui Joe 1 1937 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
5 Francisco Aguayo 3 1938 N/A Unknown Live event    
Vacated 1940 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons  
6 Segura, FirpoFirpo Segura 1 1940 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Doc Macias  
7 Rye Duran 1 1942 N/A Morelia, Michoacán Live event    
8 Segura, FirpoFirpo Segura 2 1943 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
9 Steve Morgan 1 September 28, 1946 175 Mexico City, Distrito Federal EMLL 13th Anniversary Show   [5]
10 Segura, FirpoFirpo Segura 3 March 22, 1947 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
11 Daniel Aldana 1 1948 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
12 Segura, FirpoFirpo Segura 4 1952 N/A Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event    
13 Joaquin Murrieta 1 August 12, 1954 N/A N/A Live event    
Vacated March 1955 N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons  
14 Médico Asesino, ElEl Médico Asesino 1 September 7, 1956 1,378 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Gran Lothario in a tournament final  
Vacated June 16, 1960 N/A N/A Title vacated when Médico Asesino died  
15 Pepe Mendieta 1 May 13, 1962 N/A Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event Defeated Henry Pilusso in a tournament final  
Vacated 1965 N/A N/A Title vacated when Mendieta retired  
16 Chico Casaola 1 December 1965 N/A Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Defeated Pantera Negra in a tournament final  
17 Pantera Negra 1 March 13, 1966 88 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
17 Gordman, BlackBlack Gordman 1 September 6, 1966 146 Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Live event    
19 Polo Torres 1 November 2, 1966 362 Torreón, Coahuila Live event    
20 Henry Pilusso 1 October 30, 1967 517 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event    
21 Goliath 1 March 30, 1969 309 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event    
22 Raul Reyes 1 February 2, 1970 795 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
23 Ángel Blanco 1 April 7, 1972 567 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
24 Enrique Vera 1 October 26, 1973 502 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
25 Raul Reyes 1 March 12, 1975 199 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event    
26 El Halcón 1 September 27, 1975 533 Mexico City, Distrito Federal EMLL 42nd Anniversary Show (2)    
27 Gran Markus 1 March 13, 1977 103 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event   [6]
28 El Halcón 1 June 24, 1977 177 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
29 Mata, RaulRaul Mata 1 December 18, 1977 201 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event    
30 El Nazi 1 July 1, 1978 118 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event   [7]
31 TNT 1 October 27, 1978 100 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
32 Gran Markus 1 February 4, 1979 322 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
33 El Halcón 3 December 23, 1979 24 Torreón, Coahuila Live event    
34 Tony Benetto 1 January 16, 1980 192 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event    
35 Cien Caras 1 July 26, 1980 610 Puebla, Puebla Live event    
36 Herodes 1 March 28, 1982 84 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
37 Halcón Ortiz 1 June 20, 1982 413 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
38 Pirata Morgan 1 August 7, 1983 154 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
39 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 1 January 8, 1984 82 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
40 Cien Caras 1 March 30, 1984 873 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
41 Dantés, AlfonsoAlfonso Dantés 1 August 20, 1986 379 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event   [8]
42 Super Halcón 5 September 3, 1987 105 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
43 Gran Markus, Jr. 1 December 17, 1987 234 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event Previously won the title as "Herodes"  
44 Dantés, AlfonsoAlfonso Dantés 1 August 7, 1988 317 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event    
Vacated March 1989 N/A N/A Title vacated when Alfonso Dantés retired  
45 Popitekus 1 May 21, 1989 414 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
46 Gran Markus, Jr. 3 July 9, 1990 40 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event  
47 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 2 October 17, 1990 178 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event    
48 El Egipcio 1 April 13, 1991 427 Puebla, Puebla Live event    
49 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 3 June 13, 1992 986 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
50 Pierroth, Jr. 1 February 24, 1995 574 Puebla, Puebla Live event    
51 Máscara Sagrada 1 September 20, 1996 275 Actopan, Hidalgo Live event    
52 Cibernético 1 June 22, 1997 245 Mexico City, Distrito Federal Live event    
53 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo 1 February 22, 1998 358 Chihuahua, Chihuahua Live event   [9]
54 El Cobarde II 1 February 15, 1999 246 Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Live event    
55 Latin Lover 1 October 19, 1999 929 Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila Live event    
56 Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza 1 May 5, 2002 92 Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas Live event   [10][11]
57 Zorro, ElEl Zorro 1 August 5, 2002 509 Monterrey, Nuevo León Live event   [10]
58 Pirata Morgan 1 December 27, 2003 39 Oaxaca, Oaxaca Live event   [12]
59 Zorro, ElEl Zorro 1 February 4, 2004 137 Veracruz, Veracruz Live event   [13]
60 Mr. Águila 1 June 20, 2004 42 Naucalpan, México Triplemanía XII   [14]
61 Zorro, ElEl Zorro 3 August 1, 2004 672 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event   [15]
62 Manson, CharlyCharly Manson 1 June 4, 2006 1,358 Pachuca, Hidalgo Triplemanía XIV   [3][16]
63 X-Fly 1 February 21, 2010 723 Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico State La Revolucion   [17]
64 Héctor Garza 2 February 14, 2012 467 Pachuca, Hidalgo Perros del Mal Producciones This was a six-way elimination match, also involving El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, El Texano, Jr. and Toscano. [18]
Inactive May 26, 2013 N/A N/A Héctor Garza died while holding the championship.  
65 El Terrible 1 October 29, 2017 1+ Mexico City, Mexico Domingos Arena Mexico Terrible defeated Diamante Azul in a tournament final.  

Championship reigns by combined length

Championships without a specific start or end date are not included as it is not possible to calculate the specific number of dates for a reign.

Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Cien Caras 2 1,483
2 El Médico Asesino 1 1,378
3 Charly Manson 1 1,358
4 El Zorro 3 1,318
5 El Halcón 5 1,252
6 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 3 1,246
7 Gran Markus 2 1,021
8 Raul Reyes 2 994
9 Latin Lover 1 929
10 X-Fly 1 723
11 Alfonso Dantés 2 696
12 Pierroth, Jr. 1 574
13 Garza, HéctorHéctor Garza 2 559
14 Angel Blanco 1 567
15 Henry Pilusso 1 517
16 Enrique Vera 1 502
17 El Egipcio 1 427
18 Popitekus 1 414
19 Polo Torres 1 362
20 Gran Markus Jr. 3 358
21 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo 1 358
22 Goliath 1 309
23 Máscara Sagrada 1 275
24 El Cobarde II 1 246
25 Cibernético 1 245
26 Pirata Morgan 2 193
27 Raul Mata 1 201
28 Tony Benetto 1 192
29 Steve Morgan 1 175
30 Black Gordman 1 146
31 El Nazi 1 118
32 TNT 1 100
33 Pantera Negra 1 88
34 Mr. Águila 1 42
35 El Terrible 1 2+

Footnotes

  1. ^ In this, "control" refers to the everyday use of the title, determining which storylines the title is being used it, who gets to challenge for the title, how to use it in a public relations sense.
  2. ^ Documentation of the specific date of a title change is not found but documentation of the champion holding the title on that date/in that period.

References

General
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 390–391. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  • "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). 2004-12-20. Especial 21. 
Specific
  1. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Profesional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-11-30. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Completo 105 kilos sin limite 
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  3. ^ a b "El Mega Campeonato Completo Aaa" (in Spanish). LuchalibreAAA.com. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  4. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (December 4, 2009). "Charly Manson expondrá el Campeonato Nacional de Peso Completo ante Mascara Año 2000 Jr. en el evento "Luchando por ayudar" en Tampico" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Archived from the original on January 12, 2013. Retrieved December 5, 2009. 
  5. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (September 7, 2010). "CMLL: 79 historias, 79 Aniversario, las 79 luchas estelares". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Centinela, Teddy (March 13, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 1977: Gran Markus, Campeón Nacional de Peso Completo… Santo y Solitario en El Toreo". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  7. ^ Hoops, Brian (July 1, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (July 1): Ric Flair stripped of WCW title, Von Erich win WCCW Tag titles". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ Hoops, Brian (August 20, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (August 20): June Byers wins NWA Women's belt, Michael Shane wins TNA X-Division title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ Hoops, Brian (February 22, 2017). "Daily pro wrestling history (02/22): Sting defeats Hogan to win vacant WCW title". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Box y Lucha staff (January 19, 2003). "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). 2593. 
  11. ^ F4W Staff (May 5, 2015). "On this day in pro wrestling history (May 5): Bruno Vs. Gorilla in Puerto Rico, 2nd annual Von Erich Memorial Parade of Champions". Wrestling Observer Figure Four Online. Retrieved February 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 5, 2003). "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 40. 
  13. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 24, 2005). "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2004". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 91. 
  14. ^ SuperLuchas staff (July 27, 2004). "TripleManía XII". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 65. 
  15. ^ SuperLuchas staff (September 6, 2004). "Campeones!". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 72. 
  16. ^ SuperLuchas staff (June 26, 2006). "TripleManía XIV: La Parka Acabó con Muerte Cibernetica". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 165. 
  17. ^ "Resultados evento "La Rebelion" Los Perros del Mal – Nuevo campeon nacional completo" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. February 22, 2010. Retrieved February 22, 2010. 
  18. ^ Mexicool, Rey (February 15, 2012). "Perros del Mal (Resultados 14 de feb.): Héctor Garza, nuevo Campeón Nacional Completo – Halloween gana la Copa Extrema de la jauría" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
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