WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Mexico)

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WWA World Heavyweight Championship
Campeonato Mundial Peso Completo WWA
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA)
Date established September 4, 1986
Current champion(s) Rayo de Jalisco, Jr.
Date won March 21, 2003

The WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Peso Completo WWA in Spanish) is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling based promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA) since 1986. As the Championship was designated as a heavyweight title, the Championship can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb).[1] However, as with most heavyweight titles the "minimum" weight requirement is often ignored.

The championship is generally contested in professional wrestling matches, in which participants execute scripted finishes rather than contend in direct competition.

Bill Anderson was the first champion, defeating Tinieblas in the finals of a tournament on October 4, 1986. Perro Aguayo is the wrestler that has held the championship the most times, three, Mil Mascaras is the only other wrestler to have won the title more than once. The current champion is Rayo de Jalisco, Jr., having defeated Rey Misterio, Sr. in a tournament final on March 21, 2003. Since the WWA titles have been largely unsanctioned since the late 1990s it means that they can be defended on any wrestling show, not just limited to WWA promoted shows.[2]

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 in order to not count it as an official reign
Indicates that there was a period where the lineage is undocumented, could have been inactive
+ Indicates that the number changes daily
¤ The length of the specific reign is too uncertain to calculate.
No. Champion Reign Date Days held Location Event Notes Ref.
1 Bill Anderson 1 October 4, 1986 119 [Note 1] Live event Defeated Tinieblas to become first champion.
2 Tinieblas 1 January 31, 1987 [Note 2] Los Angeles, California Live event
3 Super Halcon 1 August 1987 ¤ Los Angeles, California Live event
                 
4 Dos Caras 1 1989 [Note 3] [Note 1] Live event
5 Scorpio, Jr. 1 September 19, 1990 36 Naucalpan, Mexico Live event
6 Mil Mascaras 1 October 25, 1991 [Note 4] Tijuana, Mexico Live event
Vacated
1994
N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons
7 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo 1 September 18, 1994 [Note 5] Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Live event Defeated Cien Caras to win the vacant title.
8 Cien Caras 1 1995 [Note 6] Live event
9 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo 2 October 4, 1995 23 Aguascalientes, Mexico Live event
10 Cibernético 1 October 27, 1995 49 Tehuacan, Mexico Live event
11 Aguayo, PerroPerro Aguayo 3 December 15, 1995 560 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
12 Cobarde, Jr. 1 June 27, 1997 [Note 7] Tala, Mexico Live event
13 Mil Mascaras 2 1999 [Note 1] Live event
Vacated
N/A
N/A N/A Championship vacated for unknown reasons
14 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 1 March 21, 2003 5,324+ Tijuana, Mexico Live event Defeated Rey Misterio, Sr. to win the vacant title. [3]

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c The exact location of the title change has not been captured as part of the championship documentation.
  2. ^ The exact date on which Tinieblas lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 182 and 212 days.
  3. ^ The exact date on which Dos Caras won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 262 and 626 days.
  4. ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is unknown, placing the title reign between 799 and 1,163 days.
  5. ^ The exact date on which Pero Aguayo lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 105 and 380 days.
  6. ^ The exact date on which Cien Caras won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 1 and 276 days.
  7. ^ The exact date on which Cobarde, Jr. lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 553 and 917 days.

References

General source for title history before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA World Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title (Benjamin Mora Jr.)". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
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 November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03. Completo 105 kilos sin limite 
  2. ^ Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: World Wrestling Association (Benjamin Mora)". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 399–400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4. 
  3. ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 5, 2003). "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003". Super Luchas (in Spanish). issue 40. 

External links

  • W.W.A. World Heavyweight Title (Mexico)
  • WWA World Heavyweight Title
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