South American Light Heavyweight Championship
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.
Gallery of Champions
|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)|