NWA Mexico Lightweight Championship

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The NWA Mexico Lightweight Championship was a professional wrestling championship promoted by NWA Mexico. The title became the only NWA championship endorsed by the NWA in Mexico in 2008 until the creation of the NWA Mexico Welterweight Championship. The NWA belts promoted by CMLL weren't recognized by the promotion.

History of Championship

The title was created shortly after the creation of NWA Mexico. A tournament was announced in early October and the tournament took place on November 1, 2008 with veteran wrestler Skayde becoming the first champion by defeating Turbo and Trauma II in the finals of a tournament run in Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera.

On March 10, 2012 during an event of GALLI in Elgin, Illinois, Skayde lost the title against Discovery, who remained as champion until December 9, 2012. Discovery successfully defended this title versus Emperador Azteca on that date. After the match, GALLI announced they NWA administration told GALLI they would not endorse matches for their championships outside of NWA events. GALLI returned this title to Mexico and subsequently named Discovery as first GALLI Mexico Champion.

On November 13, 2013, the PWR announced through their official website the disband of NWA Mexico and, by subsequent, the end of the history of both championships promoted by NWA Mexico.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
12-Man tournament to determine first champion
1 Skayde Trauma II & Turbo 2008.11.01 Gimnasio Juan de la Barrera - Mexico City
1 Carta Brava Jr. II, Daisuke Hanaoka & Mr. Katana 2010.07.23 Centro Banamex - Mexico City
2 Pitufo 2011.11.13 Arena Xalapa - Xalapa, Veracruz
2 Discovery Skayde 2012.03.10 Grand Plaza El Mesias - Elgin, Illinois
1 Ripper 2012.07.29 Berwyn Eagles Club - Berwyn, Illinois
2 Emperador Azteca 2012.12.09 Arena GALLI - Villa Park, Illinois
vacant on December 9, 2012 after a the match vs Emperador Azteca by order of NWA
declared inactive on November 13, 2013 when the promotion closed
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

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Gallery of Champions

Skayde, 1st Champion
V National Wrestling Alliance Championships (with lucha libre history) E
World Welter (Akantus), NWA-Mexico: Mexico Light (Skayde), Mexico Welter (Vaquero Fantasma)
Dragon Gym: International Junior Heavy (Último Dragón)
Defunct: Middle, Light Heavy, Americas Tag
Reference: Jr. Heavy, Heavy
CMLL established titles: Historic Welter (Volador Jr.), Historic Middle (Carístico), Historic LH (Stuka Jr.)