Mexican National Welterweight Championship

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Current Champion

Soberano Jr., 75th champion

Soberano Jr. captured the championship on May 12, 2017 in Arena Mexico by defeating Rey Cometa.

History of Championship

Jack O'Brien, Ciclon Veloz and Chato Cabral made claims on this championship in 1940, when it was in limbo after Bobby Arreola gave it up due to injury in 1939. Their reigns were considered non official, with the next official champion in 1941. (SuperLuchas

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
decision match to decide initial champion
1 Mario Nunez Tony Canales 1934.06.17 Mexico City
Nunez vacates championship for unknown reasons
decision match for vacant championship
2 Tarzan Lopez Dientes Hernandez 1936.03.11 Mexico City
1[1] Jack O'Brien 1938.01.01 Old Arena Mexico
2[2] Don Hill 1938.09.16 Old Arena Mexico
Lopez vacates championship in 1939 for unknown reasons
tournament for vacant championship
3[3] Bobby Arreola Ciclon Veloz 1939.09.22 Old Arena Mexico
Arreola suffers injury in November of 1940, forced to vacate championship
tournament for vacant championship
4 Lobo Negro Adolfo Bonales[4] 1941.04.06 Arena México
5 Jack O'Brien Lobo Negro 1941.11.23 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Ciclon Veloz Jack O'Brien 1942.03.01 Pachuca
7 El Santo Ciclon Veloz 1943.02.21 Mexico City
8 Jack O'Brien [2] El Santo 1944.02.18 Mexico City
9 Gori Guerrero Jack O'Brien 1945.04.20 Mexico City
Guerrero wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1946.02.23, vacates this title
some sources do not acknowledge the next two reigns
10 El Santo ? 19??.??.?? ?
1 Black Shadow 1953.07.30 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
11 Blue Demon El Santo 1953.09.25 Arena México
tournament for vacant championship
12[5] Jalisco Gonzalez El Enfermero 1956.10.05 Guadalajara
13[6] Karloff Lagarde Jalisco Gonzalez 1957.03.02 Arena Coliseo DF
14 Blue Demon [2] Karloff Lagarde 1962.04.04 Arena México
15 Karloff Lagarde [2] Blue Demon 1962.04.28 Pachuca
Lagarde already holds the NWA World Welterweight Championship, vacates this title in 1963
tournament for vacant championship
16[7] Javier Escobedo Halcon Dorado 1963.11.17 Arena Coliseo DF
Escobedo dies in 1964 due to a car accident
tournament for vacant championship
17[8] Rizado Ruiz Halcon Dorado 1964.04.21 Arena México
1[9] Huracan Ramirez 1964.07.23 Tijuana, Baja California
2[10] Raúl Reyes 1964.12.09 Reynosa
18[11] Huracan Ramirez Rizado Ruiz 1965.01.13 Acapulco
1[12] Rizado Ruiz 1965.02.19 Arena Mexico
2[13] Rizado Ruiz 1965.04.03 Arena México
3[14] Halcon Dorado 1965.04.13 Arena Mexico
4[15] El Nazi 1965.06.06 La Paz, Bolivia
19[16] Alberto Munoz Huracan Ramirez 1966.02.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1[17] Luis González 1967.01.22 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2 Troglodita Flores[18] 1967.06.20 Arena Afición
3[19] Luis González 1967.07.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
4[20] Huroki Sito 1967.08.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5[21] El Enfermero 1968.08.16 Plaza de Toros Torreon
6[22] Vick Amezcua 1968.08.20 Arena Mexico
Munoz wins the Mexican National Middleweight Championship on 1968.10.20, vacates this title
decision match for vacant championship
20 Huracan Ramirez [2] Espectro II 1969.06.14 Pista Arena Revolucion, Mexico City
21 Karloff Lagarde [3] Huracan Ramirez 1969.09.09 Guadalajara
1[23] Huracan Ramirez 1969.10.05 Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco
2 Huracan Ramirez 1970.01.23 Queretaro
22 Huracan Ramirez [3] Karloff Lagarde 1970.08.04 ?
23 Karloff Lagarde [4] Huracan Ramirez 1972.10.20 Arena México
24 El Marquez Karloff Lagarde 1973.08.11 Pista Arena Revolucion, Mexico City
25 Fishman El Marquez 1973.10.03 Acapulco
1 Alberto Munoz 1975.05.01 Plaza De Toros, Mexico City
Fishman vacates this title for unclear reasons on 1975.05.03
tournament for vacant championship
26 Fishman [2] Alberto Munoz 1975.10.12 Guadalajara
1[24] Alberto Munoz 1975.11.29 Pista Arena Revolucion
Fishman wins the NWA World Welterweight Championship on 1976.04.09, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
27[25] Blue Demon [3] Mano Negra 1976.07.30 Arena Coliseo DF
28[26] Fishman [3] Blue Demon 1977.02.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1[27] Blue Demon 1977.04.01 Arena México
2[28] Kung Fu 1977.07.29 Arena México
29[29] Kung Fu Fishman 1977.09.25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
30 Américo Rocca Kung Fu 1978.02.07 Pista Arena Revolucion
1[30] Kung Fu 1978.12.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[31] Kato Kung Lee 1979.02.18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Kung Fu 1979.03.02 Arena México
31[32] Lizmark Américo Rocca 1979.04.18 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1[33] Supremo 1979.12.04 Arena Coliseo
32[34] Américo Rocca [2] Lizmark 1980.03.29 Pista Arena Revolucion
1[35] Kung Fu 1980.05.27 Arena Coliseo
33 Franco Columbo America Rocca 1980.11.01 Arena Coliseo DF
34 Supremo Franco Columbo 1981.02.01 Guadalajara
1[36] Franco Columbo 1981.06.19 Pista Arena Revolucion
35 Talisman Supremo 1982.03.30 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Lobo Rubio 1982.05.01 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
2 Mocho Cota 1982.06.19 Pista Arena Revolucion
3[37] El Supremo 1982.07.23 Arena Coliseo DF
36[38] Mocho Cota Talisman 1982.11.12 Arena México
1[39] Águila Solitaria 1983.04.17 Arena Coliseo
2[40] Talisman 1983.09.29 Arena Aficion
37[41] Chamaco Velaguez Mocho Cota 1983.08.14 Arena Coliseo
1 Águila India 1983.09.18 Arena México
2[42] Talisman 1984.04.08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 El Dandy 1984.05.25 Arena Coliseo DF
Chamaco Valaguez wins the NWA World Welterweight Championship on 1984.07.26, vacates this championship
lightning tournament for vacant championship
38 El Talisman [2] Américo Rocca 1984.08.19 Arena Coliseo DF
1[43] Américo Rocca 1984.10.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[44] Américo Rocca 1985.02.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
39[45] Américo Rocca [3] El Talisman 1985.03.29 Arena México
40[46] El Dandy Américo Rocca 1985.09.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1[47] Javier Cruz 1985.10.20 Arena Coliseo
El Dandy wins the NWA World Welterweight Championship on 1985.11.17, vacates this championship
decision match for vacant championship
41 Fuerza Guerrera Javier Cruz 1985.12.03 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Javier Cruz 1986.01.17 Arena Coliseo DF
championship vacant on August 1986 when Fuerza leaves EMLL
lightning tournament for vacant championship
42 El Simbolo Solar II 1987.01.27 Pista Arena Revolucion, Mexico City
1[48] Sombra Poblana 1987.02.28 Pista Arena Revolucion
2[49] El Magnífico 1987.05.03 Pista Arena Revolución
43[50] Aguila Solitaria El Simbolo 1987.07.19 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 El Supremo 1988.01.27 Arena Neza
2 Leon Chino 1988.06.12 Pista Arena Revolucion
3 Bestia Salvaje 1988.07.13 Arena Neza
44 Bestia Salvaje Aguila Solitaria 1988.09.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 El Hijo Del Santo 1988.09.30 Arena México
2[51] La Máscara 1988.11.20 Arena México
45 Angel Azteca Bestia Salvaje 1989.02.26 ?
Azteca wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1989.04.28, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
46 Ciclon Ramirez Bestia Salvaje 1989.05.21 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Fantasma De La Quebrada 1990.03.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
47 Canelo Casas Ciclon Ramirez 1990.07.25 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 Ciclon Ramirez 1991.02.05 Pista Arena Revolucion
48 Ciclon Ramirez [2] Canelo Casas 1991.02.13 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1 El Supremo II 1991.07.14 Arena San Lorenzo, Mexico City
49 Felino Ciclon Ramirez 1992.07.05 Pista Arena Revolucion, Mexico City
1 Oro 1992.07.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
Felino wins the CMLL World Welterweight Championship 1992.07.16, vacates this championship on August 7 of that year[52]
finals of 16 man tournament for vacant title
50 Ciclon Ramirez [3] Fantasma de la Quebrada 1992.08.16 Pista Arena Revolucion
51 Fantasma de la Quebrada Ciclon Ramirez 1992.09.30 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
52 Rey Misterio Jr. Fantasma de la Quebrada 1992.10.28 Aguascalientes
53 Heavy Metal [2] Rey Misterio Jr. 1993.02.26 Gimnasio Juan De La Barera, Mexico City
1 Rey Misterio Jr. 1993.03.30 Salon Rojo, Puebla
2 Rey Misterio Jr. 1993.05.09 Palenque Agua Azul, Guadalajara, Jalisco
3 El Hijo Del Santo 1993.05.28 Queretaro
4 Rey Misterio Jr. 1993.06.20 Chihuahua
title for title match with Santo's WWA World Welterweight Championship
54 El Hijo del Santo Heavy Metal 1993.10.29 Gimnasio Juan De La Barera, Mexico City
55 Psicosis El Hijo del Santo 1995.05.03 Aguascalientes
56 Ultraman 2000 Psicosis 1996.01.18 Auditorio De Tijuana
vacant March 1996 when Ultraman changes identity to Damian 666
finals of 8 man tournament for vacant title
57 Psicosis [2] Super Elektra 1997.02.14 Arena Xochimilco
58 Salsero Psicosis 1997.02.16 Juarez
59 Nygma Salsero 1997.06.13 Xochimilco
60 Torero Nygma 1997.07.25 Cualtitlan
1 El Hijo Del Diablo 1997.12.20 Guanajuato
61 Arkangel Torero 1998.09.25 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1[53] El Brazo 1998.11.16 Neza
2 Mascara Magica 1998.11.20 Arena Neza
3 Torero 1998.12.07 Arena Puebla
4 Astro Rey Jr. 1999.01.31 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Pantera 1999.02.21 Arena Neza
62 Astro Rey Jr. Arkangel 1999.03.22 Arena Puebla
1 El Hijo del Gladiador 1999.04.25 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Karloff Lagarde Jr. 1999.07.06 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Valentin Mayo 1999.10.12 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Karloff Lagarde Jr. 1999.10.29 Arena Neza
5 Dr. O'Borman Jr. 2000.02.13 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Karloff Lagarde Jr. 2000.03.26 Arena Neza
63 Karloff Lagarde Jr. Astro Rey Jr. 2000.10.23 Arena Puebla
1 Super Kendo 2001.02.27 Arena Coliseo DF
64 Tigre Blanco Karloff Lagarde Jr. 2001.04.17 Arena Coliseo DF
65 Dr. X Tigre Blanco 2003.03.11 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Rocky Santana 2004.05.25 Arena Lopez Mateos
2 Mr. Power 2004.01.29 Arena San Juan Pantitlan
66 La Mascara Dr. X 2005.05.13 Arena México
1 Dr. X 2005.05.31 Arena Queretaro
2 Nitro 2005.06.21 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
3 Magnum 2005.07.17 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
4 Sangre Azteca 2005.07.30 Arena Lopez Mateos
5 Misterioso II 2005.10.03 Arena Puebla
6 Sangre Azteca 2005.10.05 Tampico
7 El Averno 2005.10.27 Arena Neza
8 Judas El Traidor 2006.03.21 Arena Lopez Mateos
9 Sangre Azteca 2006.04.12 Arena Xalapa
9 Misterioso II 2006.06.17 Parque Revolucion, Culiacan
10 Sangre Azteca 2006.08.30 Arena Lopez Mateos
11 Misterioso II 2006.10.16 Arena Puebla
12 Misterioso II 2006.12.10 Arena Neza
67 Sangre Azteca La Mascara 2006.12.17 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Maximo 2007.04.11 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
2 Magnifico 2007.04.29 Coliseo Coalaco
3 Vuelo Espacial 2007.05.18 Oaxaca
4 Alex Koslov 2007.06.26 Arena Queretaro
5 Maximo 2007.08.11 Poliforum Juan Gabriel - Ciudad Juarez
6 Maximo 2007.10.25 Gimnasio Marcelino Gonzalez, Zacatecas, Zacatecas
7 Mascara Purpura 2007.11.01 Arena Isabel de Cuervanaca
8 La Mascara 2007.12.25 Arena México
9 Valiente 2008.01.03 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
10 Maximo 2008.02.21 Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo
11 La Mascara 2008.03.15 Arena Solidaridad
12 Sangre Azteca 2008.03.19 Arena Coliseo Acapulco, Acapulco, Guerrero
13 Sagrado 2008.04.21 Cancha German Evers de Mazatlan
14 La Mascara 2008.11.25 Arena Queretaro
15 Dragon Rojo Jr. 2008.12.16 Arena México
16 Mictlan 2009.01.05 Arena Puebla
68 Valiente Sangre Azteca 2009.08.16 Arena México
1 Dragon Rojo Jr. 2009.10.30 Arena México
2 Virus 2010.06.11 Arena México
3 Dragon Rojo Jr. 2010.08.16 Arena Puebla
4 Dragon Rojo Jr. 2011.03.21 Cancha German Evers de Mazatlan
5 Polvora 2011.04.05 Arena México
6 Virus 2011.05.02 Arena Puebla
69 Pólvora Valiente 2011.07.15 Arena México
1 Fuego 2011.09.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2 Titán 2012.01.31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Stuka Jr. 2012.03.19 Arena Puebla
70 Titán Pólvora 2012.09.04 Arena México
1 Black Metal (Guadalajara) 2012.08.28 Arena Unión, Los Mochis, Sinaloa
2 Pólvora 2012.10.16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Averno 2012.11.16 Arena México
championship vacated on March 21, 2013 due to injury
finals of a 10 man tournament for vacant title
71 Averno Mistico 2013.04.26 Arena México
1 Titán 2013.07.09 Arena México
72 Titán [2] Averno 2013.12.01 Arena México
1 Averno 2014.01.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2 Virus 2014.01.28 Arena México
3 Niebla Roja 2014.06.01 Arena Coliseo
4 Dragon Rojo Jr. 2014.06.15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5 Cavernario 2014.07.29 Arena México
6 Pólvora 2014.11.16 Arena México
7 Bárbaro Cavernario 2015.01.03 Arena Coliseo
73 Bárbaro Cavernario Titán 2015.05.03 Arena México
1 Tritón 2015.09.16 Arena Mexico
2 Titán 2016.01.22 Korakuen Hall
74 Rey Cometa Bárbaro Cavernario 2016.06.10 Arena México
1 Bárbaro Cavernario 2017.03.14 Arena México
75 Soberano Jr. Rey Cometa 2017.05.12 Arena México
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. time limit draw (45 minutes)Lucha Libre (magazine) 79
  2. Matt Farmer
  3. Lucha Libre 47, Matt Farmer; listed as a title change by Farmer
  4. Lucha Libre 52
  5. Lucha Libre 43, previously listed as April 6th
  6. Lucha Libre 43 says this title change took place in Acapulco
  7. Arena 273, listed as 11.15 previously
  8. Lucha Libre 27 - previously listed as beating Black Shadow in the final and Dorado in defense, but magazine clearly lists Dorado and Ruiz as tournament final. Maybe Black Shadow was in the semifinal?
  9. Lucha Libre 41
  10. SuperLuchas - match invalidated by commission for being unauthorized
  11. exact date unknown; Lucha Libre (magazine) 73 pictures Ramirez with the belt (still with Ruiz's nameplate) and says he won the title a month prior. Gilles lists it as January 13
  12. SuperLuchas
  13. this date had been originally listed as the title change, but he defended the title prior to this date
  14. Golpe 6
  15. SuperLuchas
  16. [El Infofmador 1966-01-30]
  17. [El Informador 1967-01-22]
  18. SuperLuchas
  19. [El Informador 1967-07-14]
  20. [El Informador 1967-08-11]
  21. SuperLuchas
  22. SuperLuchas
  23. [El Informador 1969-10-05]
  24. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha
  25. SuperLuchas
  26. El Informador 1977-02-27
  27. CMLL
  28. draw (countout of the ring) SuperLuchas
  29. El Informador 1977-09-25 lists the match but not the result
  30. El Informador 1978-12-10; Kung Fu listed as champion?
  31. El Informador 1979-02-18
  32. Box Y Lucha
  33. Matt Farmer
  34. Box Y Lucha
  35. Box Y Lucha Foro
  36. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.28.46)
  37. SuperLuchas
  38. Matt Farmer
  39. Matt Farmer
  40. thecubsfan photolog 2015-09-17 19.36.08, something's out of order here
  41. Matt Farmer, previously listed as 08.04 in Cuernavaca
  42. El Informador 1984-04-08
  43. El Informador 1984-10-21
  44. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.16.31)
  45. Matt Farmer
  46. El Informador 1985-09-01
  47. Matt Farmer
  48. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.48.03)
  49. SuperLuchas
  50. SuperLuchas
  51. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 17.41.49)
  52. SuperLuchas
  53. WON 1998-11-16

Gallery of Champions

El Santo, 7th & 10th Champion
Karloff Lagarde, 13th, 15th, 21st & 23rd Champion
Rizado Ruiz, 17th Champion
Huracan Ramirez, 18th, 20th & 22nd Champion
Alberto Munoz, 19th Champion
Fishman, 25th, 26th & 28th Champion


Americo Rocca, 30th, 32nd & 39th Champion
El Supremo, 34th Champion
Talisman, 36th & 39th Champion
El Simbolo, 42nd Champion
Aguila Solitaria, 43rd Champion
Bestia Salvaje, 44th Champion


Angel Azteca, 46th Champion
Ciclon Ramirez, 47th, 49th & 51st Champion
Canelo Casas, 47th Champion
Rey Misterio Jr., 52nd Champion
Heavy Metal, 53rd Champion
Psicosis, 56th & 58th Champion


Torero, 61st Champion
Arkangel, 62nd Champion
Dr. X, 65th Champion
La Mascara, 66th Champion
Sangre Azteca, 67th Champion
Valiente, 68th Champion


Pólvora, 69th Champion
Titán, 70th & 72nd Champion
Averno, 71st Champion
Bárbaro Cavernario, 73rd Champion
Rey Cometa, 74th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

Old Belt
Old Belt
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Sources

Mexican National Championships
Men's: Light (Electrico) • Welter (Soberano Jr.) • Light Heavy (Atlantis)
Women's: Singles (Princesa Sugehit)
Team: Trios (Nuevo Generacion Dinamitas)
Defunct: MiniFeatherMiddleCruiserHeavyTagAtomicosWomen's Tag
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Championships
CMLL: Mini: ShockercitoSuper Light: Dragon Lee IIWelter: MephistoMiddle: Ángel de Oro
Light Heavy: Niebla RojaHeavy: Marco CorleoneTag: Negro Casas & Shocker
Trios: Sky Team (Mistico II, Volador Jr. and Valiente)Women: Dalis La Caribeña
NWA WH: Welter: Volador Jr.Middle: Ultimo GuerreroLight Heavy: Hechicero
National: Light: ElectricoWelter: Soberano Jr.Light Heavy: Atlantis
Women: Princesa SugehitTrios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero and Forastero)
Tournaments: Leyenda de Azul: Último GuerreroLeyenda de Plata: La Máscara
Universal: Volador Jr.Pequeño Reyes del Aire: ShockercitoReyes del Aire: Angel de Oro
Gran Alternativa: Caristico & Soberano Jr.En Busca de un Ídolo: Boby Zavala
Parejas Increíbles: Volador Jr. & Barbaro Cavernario: • La Copa Jr.: Soberano Jr.
REINA: CMLL-REINA Intl Junior: VacantCMLL-REINA Intl: ZeuxisCMLL-REINA Tag Team: Vacant
DF: Light: AstralWelter: SenseiMiddle: Hijo del Signo
Occidente: Welter: Star BlackMiddle: JockerLight Heavy: Puma King
Heavy: Diamante AzulTag: El Gallo & EsfingeTrios: Nueva Generacion Dinamita (Sansón, Cuatrero and Forastero)
Misc: Arena Coliseo Tag: Sansón & Cuatrero
Defunct: Copa de Arena Mexico Tournament
Japan TagJapan Women's