South American Light Heavyweight Championship

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championship belt

Current Champion

Negro Navarro, Current Champion

Negro Navarro is the current champion.

History of Championship

The origin of this championship is unclear.

Ernesto Ocampo wrote in SuperLuchas #260: "El Campeonato de Sudamérica es avalado en El Salvador y patrocinado por Botas de Película 'El Charro', fabricantes de calzado de San Salvador, capital de un país que, paradójicamente, es centroamericano" ("The South American Championship is supported on El Salvador and sponsored by Botas de Película 'El Charro' a shoemaker company in San Salvador, capital of a country that, paradoxically, is not South American, but Central American").

Apparently, Solar won the belt from El Rayman in Gimnasio Arena El Salvador in 2005. El Rayman is a hard worker veteran and a legend in his country. He worked as Hijo del Santo in Central American in 1979, pairing with El Santo.

In Mexico, this belt became the excuse for many Solar I vs Negro Navarro older style titles matches in 2006 and 2007. Eventually, it turned a championship that actually changed hands. The championship has lately been defended on IWRG shows, more to do with the current champions being in IWRG than any connection between the belt and the promotion.

Despite being untethered to any promotion, this belt carries more weight than other independent champions. It's been held by well known luchadors, it's been defended often on publicized events, and the championship history has few gaps or unexplained title switches.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
championship decided thru a tournament in El Salvador
1 El Rayman (Salvador) El Tenebroso (Panama) 1998.07.13 Gimnasio Arena "El Salvador", San Salvador
championship status unclear
- Solar I El Rayman (Salvador) 2005.??.?? ?
? Negro Navarro 2007.10.21 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
? Negro Navarro 2008.01.12 Arena San Jose
? Negro Navarro 2008.01.19 Arena Lopez Mateos
? Negro Navarro 2008.04.13 Arena Naucalpan
? Negro Navarro 2008.04.19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
? Negro Navarro 2008.04.19 Auditorio Teopanzolco
? Negro Navarro 2008.04.30 Arena Lopez Mateos
? Negro Navarro 2008.06.01 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
- Negro Navarro Solar I 2008.08.30 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
? Black Terry 2008.11.01 Gimnasio Juan De La Barrera
- Solar I [2] Negro Navarro 2009.02.15 Arena Solidaridad
1 Negro Navarro 2009.05.16 Arena Lopez Mateos
2 Negro Navarro 2009.08.22 Arena Mexico
- Negro Navarro [2] Solar I 2009.12.19 Gym Rodríguez, Mexico City
- Angelico Negro Navarro 2010.01.21 Arena Naucalpan
- Trauma I Angelico 2010.03.11 Arena Naucalpan
1 Angelico 2010.03.20 Teatro Carlos Colorado
2 Hijo del Pirata Morgan 2010.04.08 Arena Naucalpan
3 Ultimo Gladiador 2010.10.21 Arena Naucalpan
Negro Navarro was awarded the championship by Trauma I on January 1, 2011
- Negro Navarro [3] - 2011.01.01 -
1 Solar 2011.01.08 Arena Neza
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

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Gallery of Champions

Solar I, Previous Champion
Angelico, Previous Champion
Trauma I, Previous Champion
International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) Championships
Active: Light (Pantera I), Welter (Cerebro Negro), Middle (Imposible), Heavy (Mr. Electro)
Rey Del Aire (Dragón Bane), Tag Team (Capo del Norte & Capo del Sur), Trios (Negro Navarro, Trauma I, Trauma II)
Inactive: Super Welter, Women
Tournaments: Junior de Juniors (Hijo de Canis Lupus), El Protector (Super Nova & Electro Boy), Rey del Ring (Imposible)
Related: DF Trios (Los Comandos Elite), WWS Welter (El Hijo del Diablo)