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{{TitleHistorySpan|reigning National Wrestling Association champion declared first champion}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|reigning National Wrestling Association champion declared first champion}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|1|[[Gus Kallio]]|(awarded)|1939<ref>a repint article in Lucha Libre (dated 1939-01-10) talks about Kallio defending the title against Gaona soon , says he's been champ sevenyears</ref>|n/a}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|1|[[Gus Kallio]]|(awarded)|1939|n/a|<ref>a repint article in Lucha Libre (dated 1939-01-10) talks about Kallio defending the title against Gaona soon, says he's been champ seven years</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|national champion versus local champion; EMLL's entry into the NWA}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|national champion versus local champion; EMLL's entry into the NWA}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|2|[[Octavio Gaona]]|[[Gus Kallio]]|[[1939]].[[02.19]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|2|[[Octavio Gaona]]|[[Gus Kallio]]|[[1939]].[[02.19]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|4|[[Black Guzman]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1941]].[[12.16]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|4|[[Black Guzman]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1941]].[[12.16]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|5|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [2]|[[Black Guzman]]|[[1942]].[[02.11]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|5|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [2]|[[Black Guzman]]|[[1942]].[[02.11]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 19</ref>|[[El Santo]]|[[1943]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Santo]]|[[1943]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 19</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=147151#000000 Matt Farmer], title for title for the [[Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship]]</ref>|[[Gorila Ramos]]|[[1944]].[[11.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Gorila Ramos]]|[[1944]].[[11.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=147151#000000 Matt Farmer], title for title for the [[Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship]]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|6<Ref>[https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/678636038946009/?type=3 CMLL]</ref>|[[Gory Guerrero]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1946]].[[02.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|6|[[Gory Guerrero]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1946]].[[02.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<Ref>[https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/678636038946009/?type=3 CMLL]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rito Romero]]|[[1947]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rito Romero]]|[[1947]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|7|[[Mike Kelly]]|[[Gory Guerrero]]|[[1948]].[[04.12]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|7|[[Mike Kelly]]|[[Gory Guerrero]]|[[1948]].[[04.12]]|[[Old Arena Mexico]]|<ref>[https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/1260619021562544133 Lucha Libre 338]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|8|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [3]|[[Mike Kelly]]|[[1949]].[[05.28]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rito Romero]]|[[1948]].[[05.08]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Halcon 44</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|9|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1950]].[[September 21|09.21]]|?}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|8|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [3]|[[Mike Kelly]]|[[1949]].[[05.28]]|[[Old Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|10<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146551#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Enrique Llanes]]|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[1951]].[[September 24|09.24]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|9|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1950]].[[September 23|09.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 309</ref>}}
{{TitleHistorySpan|championship vacated on [[1952]].[[02.06]] for unknown reasons}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|10|[[Enrique Llanes]]|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[1951]].[[September 24|09.24]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146551#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|Llanes leaves EMLL on 1951.12.27, giving up this championship.|<ref>Lucha Libre 310</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight tournament, 1952|tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight tournament, 1952|tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|11|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [4]|?|[[1952]].[[07.13]]|?}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|11|[[Tarzan Lopez]] [4]|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[1952]].[[06.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 310</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|12<ref>Lucha Libre 101</ref>|[[Sugi Sito]] [2]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1953]].[[07.10]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|12|[[Sugi Sito]] [2]|[[Tarzan Lopez]]|[[1953]].[[07.10]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 101</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|13|[[El Santo]]|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[1954]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|13|[[El Santo]]|[[Sugi Sito]]|[[1954]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 310</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1954-09-12</ref>|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1954]].[[09.12]]|[[Parque Oro, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1954]].[[09.12]]|[[Parque Oro, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]|<ref>El Informador 1954-09-12</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1954]].[[09.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1954]].[[09.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|?<ref>Lucha Libre 149</ref>|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[1956]].[[06.22]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|?|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[1956]].[[06.22]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 149</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|?|[[Rolando Vera]]|?|?}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|?|[[Rolando Vera]]|?|?}}
{{TitleHistorySpan|championship vacant quickly after [[1956]].[[08.19]] when commission invalidates title change; rematch held two months later<ref>Rolando Vera defeated El Santo in [[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]] on [[1956]].[[08.19]], but the Mexico City commission rules it not to be a title match after the fact, declaring Santo had defended the title too many times recently and Vera had lost in two previous title challenges. The commission attempted to return the belt to Santo, who refused it. The title was vacant going into a rematch two months later - [http://superluchas.com/2015/08/19/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1988-hijo-del-santo-destapa-al-leon-chino-1956-el-santo-es-destronado-por-rolando-vera-pero-la-comision-revierte-el-resultado/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|championship vacant quickly after [[1956]].[[08.19]] when commission invalidates title change; rematch held two months later|<ref>Rolando Vera defeated El Santo in [[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]] on [[1956]].[[08.19]], but the Mexico City commission rules it not to be a title match after the fact, declaring Santo had defended the title too many times recently and Vera had lost in two previous title challenges. The commission attempted to return the belt to Santo, who refused it. The title was vacant going into a rematch two months later - [http://superluchas.com/2015/08/19/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1988-hijo-del-santo-destapa-al-leon-chino-1956-el-santo-es-destronado-por-rolando-vera-pero-la-comision-revierte-el-resultado/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|14|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[El Santo]]|[[1956]].[[10.19]]|[[Mexico Ciy]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|14|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[El Santo]]|[[1956]].[[10.19]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>[Lucha Libre 310]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/02/17/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1980-mil-mascaras-y-canek-exponen-sus-respectivas-versiones-del-campeonato-mundial-de-peso-completo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[El Enfermero]]|[[1957]].[[02.17]]|[[Arena Canada Dry]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Enfermero]]|[[1957]].[[02.17]]|[[Arena Canada Dry]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/02/17/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1980-mil-mascaras-y-canek-exponen-sus-respectivas-versiones-del-campeonato-mundial-de-peso-completo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>El Informador 1957-09-15</ref>|[[El Espectro]]|[[1957]].[[09.15]]|[[Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Espectro]]|[[1957]].[[09.15]]|[[Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]|<ref>El Informador 1957-09-15</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1958]].[[09.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1958]].[[09.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|4<Ref>El Informador 1959-07-19</ref>|[[Black Shadow|Alejandro Cruz]]|[[1959]].[[07.19]]|[[Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|4|[[Black Shadow|Alejandro Cruz]]|[[1959]].[[07.19]]|[[Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]|<Ref>El Informador 1959-07-19</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|15|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[1960]].[[October 13|10.13]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|15|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[Rolando Vera]]|[[1960]].[[October 13|10.13]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|16|[[Antonio Posa]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1962]].[[04.27]]<ref>Arena 193</ref>|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|16|[[Antonio Posa]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1962]].[[04.27]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Arena 193</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 125</ref>|[[Karloff Lagarde]]|[[1962]].[[09.21]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Karloff Lagarde]]|[[1962]].[[09.21]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 125</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|17<ref>previously listed as [[1962]].[[04.18]], which cannot be accurate given the correct date for the previous title change</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]] [2]|[[Antonio Posa]]|?|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|17|[[Rene Guajardo]] [2]|[[Antonio Posa]]|?|[[Mexico City]]|<ref>previously listed as [[1962]].[[04.18]], which cannot be accurate given the correct date for the previous title change</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 166</ref>|[[El Gladiador]]|[[1963]].[[05.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Gladiador]]|[[1963]].[[05.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 166</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|18|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1963]].[[10.25]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleHistoryLine|18|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1963]].[[10.25]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseSpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Contenders Tournament, 1964|tournament for title championship]]'''}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Contenders Tournament, 1964|tournament for title championship]]'''}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|19<ref>Lucha Libre 28 lists May 1 (not May 30th) as the title match, though does not list a result</reF>|[[Benny Galant]]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].[[05.01]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|19|[[Benny Galant]]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].[[05.01]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 28 lists May 1 (not May 30th) as the title match, though does not list a result</reF>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 36, [http://superluchas.com/2015/06/21/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1934-charro-aguayo-inaugura-el-linaje-de-los-campeones-nacionales-de-peso-completo/ Superluchas]</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].[[06.21]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].[[06.21]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 36, [http://superluchas.com/2015/06/21/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1934-charro-aguayo-inaugura-el-linaje-de-los-campeones-nacionales-de-peso-completo/ Superluchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>Lucha Libre 48 - no date is specified, but possibly the 7th</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].09.??|[[Reynosa]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1964]].09.??|[[Reynosa]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 48 - no date is specified, but possibly the 7th</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseSpan|[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1964|8 man tournament to determine #1 contender]]}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1964|8 man tournament to determine #1 contender]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|20<ref>Lucha Libre 50</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]] [2]|[[Benny Galant]]|[[1964]].[[September 25|09.25]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|20|[[Rayo de Jalisco]] [2]|[[Benny Galant]]|[[1964]].[[September 25|09.25]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 50</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 59, may be off a week</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1964]].[[11.27]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1964]].[[11.27]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 59, may be off a week</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|21<ref>Lucha Libre 76</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]] [3]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[03.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|21|[[Rene Guajardo]] [3]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[03.26]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 76</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 93, date could be off a week</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[07.24]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[07.24]]|[[Arena Puebla]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 93, date could be off a week</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>Lucha Libre 94</ref>|[[Antonio Montoro]]|[[1965]].[[07.30]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Antonio Montoro]]|[[1965]].[[07.30]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 94</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>Lucha Libre 103</ref>|[[El Santo]]|[[1965]].[[09.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[El Santo]]|[[1965]].[[09.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 103</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|4<ref>Lucha Libre 104</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[10.04]]|[[Tamaulipas, Tampico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1965]].[[10.04]]|[[Tampico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 104</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|5<ref>Lucha Libre 107</ref>|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1965]].[[10.24]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Black Shadow]]|[[1965]].[[10.24]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 107</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|6<ref>Lucha Libre 120</ref>|[[Benny Galant]]|[[1965]].[[12.25]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[Benny Galant]]|[[1965]].[[12.25]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 120</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|22<ref>Lucha Libre 167</ref>|[[Jerry London]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1966]].[[05.22]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|22|[[Jerry London]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1966]].[[05.22]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 167; Lucha Libre 311 also has the date and specifies it was in Arena Coliseo Monterrey</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|23<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/07/01/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1972-rene-guajardo-le-quita-el-titulo-medio-nwa-a-jerry-london-1937-charro-aguayo-vs-yaqui-joe/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]] [4]|[[Jerry London]]|[[1966]].[[07.01]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|23|[[Rene Guajardo]] [4]|[[Jerry London]]|[[1966]].[[07.01]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/07/01/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1972-rene-guajardo-le-quita-el-titulo-medio-nwa-a-jerry-london-1937-charro-aguayo-vs-yaqui-joe/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>Lucha Libre 152</ref>|[[El Santo]]|[[1966]].[[09.06]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Santo]]|[[1966]].[[09.06]]|[[Arena Puebla]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 152</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>Lucha Libre 157</ref>|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[1966]].[[10.10]]|[[Tampico, Tamaulipas]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[1966]].[[10.01]]|[[Tampico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 311; Lucha Libre 157 has it as 10.10</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>Lucha Libre 158</ref>|[[Jerry London]]|[[1966]].[[10.21]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Jerry London]]|[[1966]].[[10.21]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 158</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|4<ref>Lucha Libre 165; Guajardo first won by DQ, match was restarted, Guajarado won agian</ref>|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[1966]].[[12.09]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[1966]].[[12.09]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 165; Guajardo first won by DQ, match was restarted, Guajarado won agian</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|5<ref>Lucha Libre 170 reports the believed outcome before getting the news</ref>|[[El Santo]]|[[1967]].[[01.12]]|[[Tampico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|5|[[El Santo]]|[[1967]].[[01.16]]|[[Tampico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 220; 170 seems to imply a 01.12 date</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|24<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/03/10/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1967-ray-mendoza-vence-a-rene-guajardo-y-conquista-el-campeonato-mundial-de-peso-medio-nwa/ SuperLuchas] - previously listed as 03.11</ref>|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1967]].[[03.10]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|24|[[Ray Mendoza]]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1967]].[[03.10]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/03/10/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1967-ray-mendoza-vence-a-rene-guajardo-y-conquista-el-campeonato-mundial-de-peso-medio-nwa/ SuperLuchas] - previously listed as 03.11</ref>}}
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ray Mendoza]] resigns championship on [[1967]].[[05.11]] due to leaving weight class}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1967]].[[07.22]]|[[Puebla]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 220</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ray Mendoza]] vacates on [[1967]].[[08.25]] after winning the [[NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship]] three weeks prior|<ref>Lucha Libre 202</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1967|16 man tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1967|16 man tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|25|[[Rene Guajardo]] [5]|[[Apolo Curiel]]|[[1967]].[[07.29]]|?}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|25|[[Rene Guajardo]] [5]|[[Apolo Curiel]]|[[1967]].[[09.29]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Date listed as 07.29 previously, Lucha Libre 205 has it as September</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Siglo de Torreon 1968-04-41</ref>|[[Manolo Polman]]|[[1967]].[[03.31]]|[[Plaza de Toros Valente Arellano, Torreón, Coahuila]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1967]].[[12.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo Monterrey]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.net/2014/12/17/en-un-dia-como-hoy-el-santo-rapo-chino-chow/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|26|[[Rayo de Jalisco]] [3]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1969]].[[04.18]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Karloff Lagarde]]|[[1967]].[[12.22]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 220</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Santo]]|[[1969]].[[04.25]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Manolo Polman]]|[[1968]].[[03.31]]|[[Plaza de Toros Valente Arellano, Torreón, Coahuila]]|<ref>El Siglo de Torreon 1968-04-41</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|2<ref>El Informador 1969-07-06</ref>|[[El Solitario]]|[[1969]].[[07.06]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Ciclon Veloz Jr.]]|[[1968]].[[07.31]]|[[Matamoros]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 311</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<Ref>[https://superluchas.com/2015/07/25/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1969-desfile-de-campeones-en-la-arena-mexico-santo-demon-solitario-rayo-lagarde-guajardo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[René Guajardo]]|[[1969]].[[07.25]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Tony Oxford]]|[[1968]].[[09.20]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 311</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|27|[[El Solitario]]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1969]].[[08.15]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1968]].[[10.27]]|[[Monterrey]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 311; likely in Arena Coliseo Monterrey</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1969-10-05</ref>|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1969]].[[10.05]]|[[Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|26|[[El Santo]] [2]|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1968]].[[12.13]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>DJ Spectro, Lucha Libre 311; win by DQ</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|28|[[Masio Koma]]|[[El Solitario]]|[[1970]].[[08.28]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|27|[[Rayo de Jalisco]] [3]|[[El Santo]]|[[1969]].[[04.25]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 289</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Anibal]]|[[1970]].[[10.08]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[El Solitario]]|[[1969]].[[07.06]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1969-07-06</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|29<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/LuchaLibreDeAyerdeHoyYSiempre/posts/813534162027654 DJ Spectro]</ref>|[[Anibal]]|[[Masio Koma]]|[[1970]].[[12.06]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[René Guajardo]]|[[1969]].[[07.25]]|[[Arena México]]|<Ref>[https://superluchas.com/2015/07/25/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1969-desfile-de-campeones-en-la-arena-mexico-santo-demon-solitario-rayo-lagarde-guajardo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/551214491688165/?type=1&theater CMLL]</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1970]].[[03.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|28|[[El Solitario]]|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1969]].[[08.15]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 305</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1969]].[[10.05]]|[[Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco]]|<ref>El Informador 1969-10-05</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|2|[[Rayo de Jalisco]]|[[1970]].[[02.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>Lucha Libre 351 lists this location, but match isn't listed on the poster for this date</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|29|[[Masio Koma]]|[[El Solitario]]|[[1970]].[[08.28]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Anibal]]|[[1970]].[[10.08]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[https://twitter.com/mattfarmer93/status/1263665943701385216]</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|30|[[Anibal]]|[[Masio Koma]]|[[1970]].[[12.06]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/LuchaLibreDeAyerdeHoyYSiempre/posts/813534162027654 DJ Spectro]</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1970]].[[03.26]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/cmll.oficial/photos/a.352219088254374.1073741827.351036975039252/551214491688165/?type=1&theater CMLL]</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Motoyuki Kitazawa]]|[[1971]].[[08.06]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Motoyuki Kitazawa]]|[[1971]].[[08.06]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|30|[[Rene Guajardo]] [6]|[[Anibal]]|[[1973]].[[03.30]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1972]].[[12.08]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1052, Halcon 29</ref>}}
{{TitleHistorySpan|NWA strips championship on July 17th, 1974 because Guajardo made an unauthorized title defense in Monterrey on July 5<ref>[https://twitter.com/mattfarmer93/status/638172736964026368 Matt Farmer]</ref>; Guajardo leaves EMLL}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|31|[[Rene Guajardo]] [6]|[[Anibal]]|[[1973]].[[03.30]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Halcon 44, Halcon 63</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Steve Wright]]|[[1973]].[[04.27]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1071, Halcon 42, Halcon 43</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1973]].[[05.01]]|[[Auditorio Benito Juarez, Cuautitlan]]|<ref>Halcon 43</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[El Halcon]]|[[1973]].[[09.21]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Halcon 63; match went to a draw</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|NWA strips championship on July 17th, 1974 when Guajardo leaves EMLL and makes an unauthorized title defense in Monterrey on July 5|<ref>[https://twitter.com/mattfarmer93/status/638172736964026368 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1974|final of a tournament for vacant championship]]}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1974|final of a tournament for vacant championship]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|31|[[Anibal]] [2]|[[El Cobarde]]|[[1974]].[[09.20]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|32|[[Anibal]] [2]|[[El Cobarde]]|[[1974]].[[09.20]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146551#000000 Matt Farmer], Halcon 117</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://superluchas.net/2014/12/14/en-un-dia-como-hoy-octagon-desenmascara-huracan-ramirez/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[Adorable Rubi]]|[[1974]].[[12.13]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Adorable Rubi]]|[[1974]].[[12.13]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.net/2014/12/14/en-un-dia-como-hoy-octagon-desenmascara-huracan-ramirez/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>UWA debut show; advertised as a defense and treated like one, but NWA (EMLL) announced they stripped Anibal of the title (for working the rival promotion)</ref>|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1975]].[[01.29]]|[[Palacio De Los Deportes]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Rene Guajardo]]|[[1975]].[[01.29]]|[[Palacio De Los Deportes]]|<ref>UWA debut show; advertised as a defense and treated like one, but NWA (EMLL) announced they stripped Anibal of the title (for working the rival promotion)</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|championship vacant when [[Anibal]] jumps to [[UWA]] in January}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|championship vacant when [[Anibal]] jumps to [[UWA]] in January}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1975|tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1975|tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|32|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1975]].[[07.04]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|33|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1975]].[[07.04]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146551#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[El Santo]]|[[1975]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Santo]]|[[1975]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146551#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|2<ref>Informador 1975-10-12</ref>|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1975]].[[10.12]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|2|[[Blue Demon]]|[[1975]].[[10.12]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>Informador 1975-10-12</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|3<ref>El Informador 1976-02-08</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[02.08]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|3|[[El Santo]]|[[1975]].[[12.05]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[04.23]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|4|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[02.08]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1976-02-08</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|5<ref>El Informador 1976-05-23</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[04.23]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|33<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146854#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[El Faraón]]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1976]].[[10.22]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|6|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1976]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1976-05-23</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1976-11-14</ref>|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1976]].[[11.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|34|[[El Faraón]]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1976]].[[10.22]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=146854#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|2<ref>El Informador 1976-12-26</ref>|[[Adorable Rubi]]|[[1976]].[[12.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1976]].[[11.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1976-11-14</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|34|[[Perro Aguayo]] [2]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[03.11]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|2|[[Adorable Rubi]]|[[1976]].[[12.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1976-12-26</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1977-04-10, Mendoza apparently beat Adorable Rubi the previous shot to win a title shot.</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1977]].[[04.10]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|35|[[Perro Aguayo]] [2]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[03.11]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|2<ref>El Informador 1977-05-15</ref>|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1977]].[[05.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1977]].[[04.10]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1977-04-10, Mendoza apparently beat Adorable Rubi the previous shot to win a title shot.</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|3<ref>El Informador 1977-06-05</ref>|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[06.05]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|2|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1977]].[[05.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1977-05-15</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|35<ref>El Informador 1977-07-03 lists title match</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1977]].[[07.03]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|3|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[06.05]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1977-06-05</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|36|[[Joe Palardy]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1977]].[[10.12]]|[[Acapulco]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|36|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1977]].[[07.03]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1977-07-03 lists title match</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1977-11-06</ref>|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[11.06]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|37|[[Joe Palardy]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1977]].[[10.12]]|[[Acapulco]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|37<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/12/02/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1977-el-faraon-destrona-a-joe-polardi-halcon-ortiz-rapa-a-herodes/ SuperLuchas]; previously listed as 11/25]</ref>|[[El Faraon]] [2]|[[Joe Palardy]]|[[1977]].[[12.02]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[El Faraon]]|[[1977]].[[11.06]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1977-11-06</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|38|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [2]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1978]].[[02.17]]|[[Los Angeles]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|38|[[El Faraon]] [2]|[[Joe Palardy]]|[[1977]].[[12.02]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/12/02/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1977-el-faraon-destrona-a-joe-polardi-halcon-ortiz-rapa-a-herodes/ SuperLuchas]; previously listed as 11/25]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004698 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Carlos Plata]]|[[1978]].[[03.10]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|39|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [2]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1978]].[[02.10]]|[[Los Angeles]]|<ref>[https://twitter.com/wrestlingtitles/status/1302259480663650309 LA Times]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|39|[[Perro Aguayo]] [3]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[04.09]]|[[Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Faraon]]|[[1978]].[[02.17]]|[[Los Angeles]]|<ref name="halcon347">Halcon 347</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|40|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [3]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1978]].[[06.23]]|[[Arena México]]<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=144944;p=0 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Carlos Plata]]|[[1978]].[[03.10]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004698 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|41<ref>previously listed as 08.13. Listed as a title match with Ringo defending on the lineup, title change date not confirmed</ref>|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[08.18]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1978]].[[03.29]]|[[Acapulco]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1978-10-08</ref>|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[10.08]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|40|[[Perro Aguayo]] [3]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[04.09]]|[[Guadalajara]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|42<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/96186896558/posts/10153525746626559 Box Y Lucha]</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [4]|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[02.07]]|[[Arena Coliseo Acapulco]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[05.25]]|[[Guadalajara]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/04/20/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1979-alfonso-dantes-vs-el-faraon-por-las-cabelleras-ringo-mendoza-expone-el-titulo-ante-sangre-chicana/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1979]].[[04.20]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[06.05]]|[[Monclova]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=4677 Cronicas Y Leyendas de Lucah Libre]</ref>|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[06.15]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|41|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [3]|[[Perro Aguayo]]|[[1978]].[[06.23]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=144944;p=0 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004609 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1979]].[[08.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1978]].[[07.01]]|[[Puebla]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleDefenseSpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Contender Tournament, 1979|8 man tournament for title match]]'''}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1978]].[[07.27]]|[[Cuernavaca]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|43<ref>El Informador 1979-09-09</ref>|[[Satoru Sayama]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1979]].[[September 9|09.09]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|42|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[08.18]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>previously listed as 08.13. Listed as a title match with Ringo defending on the lineup, title change date not confirmed</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=3781 Cronicas Y Leyendas]</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1979]].[[09.21]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[08.13]]|[[Mexico City]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004609 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[11.16]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|2|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[1978]].[[10.08]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1978-10-08</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>[http://boxylucha.com/foro/viewtopic.php?p=736375&sid=9c5f5ce27c90c4ef72a43fa028571040#p736375 ricardo aguilar hidalgo]</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1980]].[[02.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Satoru Sayama]]|[[1978]].[[12.17]]|[[Monterrey]]|<ref name="halcon347" />}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|44|[[Satanico]]|[[Satoru Sayama]]|[[1980]].[[03.28]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|43|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [4]|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[02.07]]|[[Arena Coliseo Acapulco]]|<ref>[https://www.facebook.com/96186896558/posts/10153525746626559 Box Y Lucha]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|45<ref>El Informador 1980-04-27; this had been listed as 04.17 in Monterrey, but [http://thecubsfan.com/cmll/events/posters/00048000/00048806_00014335.png the poster for 04.27 indicates Satanico is still champion]</ref>|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1980]].[[04.27]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1979]].[[04.20]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/04/20/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1979-alfonso-dantes-vs-el-faraon-por-las-cabelleras-ringo-mendoza-expone-el-titulo-ante-sangre-chicana/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1980-05-18</ref>|[[Carlos Plata]]|[[1980]].[[05.18]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[06.15]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=4677 Cronicas Y Leyendas de Lucha Libre]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|46|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[06.15]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1979]].[[08.26]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004609 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1980-07-13</ref>|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[07.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Contender Tournament, 1979|8 man tournament for title match]]'''}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|44|[[Satoru Sayama]]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1979]].[[September 9|09.09]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1979-09-09</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1979]].[[09.21]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=3781 Cronicas Y Leyendas]</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[10.13]]|[[Arena Puebla]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1406</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1979]].[[11.16]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004609 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1980]].[[02.29]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://boxylucha.com/foro/viewtopic.php?p=736375&sid=9c5f5ce27c90c4ef72a43fa028571040#p736375 ricardo aguilar hidalgo]</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|45|[[Satanico]]|[[Satoru Sayama]]|[[1980]].[[03.28]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|46|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1980]].[[04.27]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1980-04-27; this had been listed as 04.17 in Monterrey, but [http://thecubsfan.com/cmll/events/posters/00048000/00048806_00014335.png the poster for 04.27 indicates Satanico is still champion]</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Carlos Plata]]|[[1980]].[[05.18]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1980-05-18</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|47|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[Cachorro Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[06.15]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[07.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1980-07-13</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[08.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1980]].[[08.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|3<ref>El Informador 1980-09-07</ref>|[[El Faraón]]|[[1980]].[[09.07]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|3|[[El Faraón]]|[[1980]].[[09.07]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1980-09-07</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Fantasma]]|[[1980]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Fantasma]]|[[1980]].[[September 26|09.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|47|[[Tony Salazar]] [2]|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[01.18]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|48|[[Tony Salazar]] [2]|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[01.18]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|48|[[Sangre Chicana]] [2]|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1981]].[[03.13]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|49|[[Sangre Chicana]] [2]|[[Tony Salazar]]|[[1981]].[[03.13]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|49|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [5]|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[04.03]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|50|[[Ringo Mendoza]] [5]|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[04.03]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>[http://www.boxylucha.com/foro/viewtopic.php?p=736441#p736441 ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha]</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[05.03]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[05.03]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]|<ref>[http://www.boxylucha.com/foro/viewtopic.php?p=736441#p736441 ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<Ref>luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.26.32)</ref>|[[El Faraon]]|[[1981]].[[06.12]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Faraon]]|[[1981]].[[06.12]]|[[Arena México]]|<Ref>luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.26.32)</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseIffy|3|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[06.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseIffy|3|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[06.26]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|4<ref>El Informador 1981-08-16</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[08.16]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|4|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1981]].[[08.16]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1981-08-16</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|50<ref>El Informador 1981-11-29</ref>|[[El Faraon]] [3]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1981]].[[11.29]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|51|[[El Faraon]] [3]|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1981]].[[11.29]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1981-11-29</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1982-02-14</ref>|[[Lizmark]]|[[1982]].[[02.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Lizmark]]|[[1982]].[[02.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1982-02-14</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|51<Ref>luchablog photolog (20130915_234949)</reF>|[[Cesar Curiel]]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1982]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|52|[[Cesar Curiel]]|[[El Faraon]]|[[1982]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena México]]|<Ref>luchablog photolog (20130915_234949)</reF>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|52|[[Satanico]] [2]|[[Cesar Curiel]]|[[1982]].[[10.25]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|53|[[Satanico]] [2]|[[Cesar Curiel]]|[[1982]].[[10.15]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=005180 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|53<ref>El Informador 1983-02-20</ref>|[[El Jalisco]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1983]].[[02.20]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|54|[[El Jalisco]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1983]].[[02.20]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1983-02-20</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|54|[[Satanico]] [3]|[[El Jalisco]]|[[1983]].[[04.13]]|[[Arena Neza]]<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=9541 Cronicas y Leyendas]</ref>}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|55|[[Satanico]] [3]|[[El Jalisco]]|[[1983]].[[04.13]]|[[Arena Neza]]|<ref>[http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=9541 Cronicas y Leyendas]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|55<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004607 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Lizmark]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1983]].[[06.03]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|56|[[Lizmark]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1983]].[[06.03]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004607 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>[http://h.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:LowLevelEntityToSaveGifMSIE_ELSIGLO&Type=text/html&Locale=spanish-skin-custom&Path=EDT/1983/06/25&ChunkNum=-1&ID=Ar01404&PageLabel=14 El Siglo de Torreon]</ref>|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1983]].[[06.25]]|[[Estadio Moctezuma, Torreón, Coahuila]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1983]].[[06.25]]|[[Estadio Moctezuma, Torreón, Coahuila]]|<ref>[http://h.elsiglodetorreon.com.mx/Repository/getFiles.asp?Style=OliveXLib:LowLevelEntityToSaveGifMSIE_ELSIGLO&Type=text/html&Locale=spanish-skin-custom&Path=EDT/1983/06/25&ChunkNum=-1&ID=Ar01404&PageLabel=14 El Siglo de Torreon]</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004607 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Jaque Mate|El Enfermero Jr.]]|[[1983]].[[09.09]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Jaque Mate|El Enfermero Jr.]]|[[1983]].[[09.09]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=10&t=004607 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|56<ref>Box Y Lucha 1618</ref>|[[Satanico]] [4]|[[Lizmark]]|[[1983]].[[12.02]]|[[Arena Mexico]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|57|[[Satanico]] [4]|[[Lizmark]]|[[1983]].[[12.02]]|[[Arena Mexico]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1618</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004722;p=1#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Lizmark]]|[[1984]].[[03.09]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Lizmark]]|[[1984]].[[03.09]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004722;p=1#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Kamikaze Misawa]]|[[1984]].[[04.05]]?|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Kamikaze Misawa]]|[[1984]].[[04.05]]?|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004722;p=1#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Mogur]]|[[1984]].[[06.24]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Mogur]]|[[1984]].[[06.24]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/.ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=10;t=004722;p=1#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|57|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1984]].[[08.18]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|58|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[Satanico]]|[[1984]].[[08.18]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|58|[[Satanico]] [5]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1984]].[[September 14|09.14]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|59|[[Satanico]] [5]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1984]].[[September 14|09.14]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|59|[[Gran Cochisse]] [2]|[[Satanico]]|[[1984]].[[September 30|09.30]]|[[Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|60|[[Gran Cochisse]] [2]|[[Satanico]]|[[1984]].[[September 30|09.30]]|[[Guadalajara]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|60|[[Gran Hamada]]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1984]].[[11.18]]|[[Toreo de Cuatro Caminos]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|61|[[Gran Hamada]]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1984]].[[11.18]]|[[Toreo de Cuatro Caminos]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<Ref>[http://superluchas.net/2014/12/16/en-un-dia-como-hoy-carnaval-de-campeones-en-el-toreo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[Kato Kung Lee]]|[[1984]].[[12.16]]|[[Toreo de Cuatro Caminos]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Kato Kung Lee]]|[[1984]].[[12.16]]|[[Toreo de Cuatro Caminos]]|<Ref>[http://superluchas.net/2014/12/16/en-un-dia-como-hoy-carnaval-de-campeones-en-el-toreo/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|61|[[La Fiera]]|[[Gran Hamada]]|[[1985]].[[04.05]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|62|[[La Fiera]]|[[Gran Hamada]]|[[1985]].[[04.05]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|62|[[Chamaco Valaguez]]|[[La Fiera]]|[[1985]].[[07.20]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|63|[[Chamaco Valaguez]]|[[La Fiera]]|[[1985]].[[07.20]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=147151#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[El Satanico]]|[[1985]].[[11.30]]|[[Palacio de los Deportes DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Satanico]]|[[1985]].[[11.30]]|[[Palacio de los Deportes DF]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=147151#000000 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|63|[[Gran Cochisse]] [3]|[[Chamaco Valaguez]]|[[1986]].[[05.18]]|?}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|64|[[Gran Cochisse]] [3]|[[Chamaco Valaguez]]|[[1986]].[[05.18]]|?}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>Box Y Lucha 1746</ref>|[[Chamaco Valgeuz]]|[[1986]].[[06.19]]|[[Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Chamaco Valaguez]]|[[1986]].[[06.19]]|[[Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1746</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>El Informador 1986-07-13</ref>|[[Atlantis]]|[[1986]].[[07.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1986]].[[07.13]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]|<ref>El Informador 1986-07-13</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=145819;p=0 Matt Farmer]</ref>|[[Solar I]]|[[1986]].[[08.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Solar I]]|[[1986]].[[08.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>[http://wrestlingclassics.com/cgi-bin/.ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=145819;p=0 Matt Farmer]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|64|[[Kung Fu]]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1986]].[[10.17]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|65|[[Kung Fu]]|[[Gran Cochisse]]|[[1986]].[[10.17]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|1<ref>luchablog photolog (20130916_021147)</ref>|[[Talisman]]|[[1986]].[[12.12]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|1|[[Talisman]]|[[1986]].[[12.12]]|[[Arena México]]|<ref>luchablog photolog (20130916_021147)</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|65|[[El Dandy]]|[[Kung Fu]]|[[1987]].[[07.17]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|66|[[El Dandy]]|[[Kung Fu]]|[[1987]].[[07.17]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|66<ref>luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.25.29)</ref>|[[Kung Fu]] [2]|[[El Dandy]]|[[1987]].[[10.07]]|[[Carpa Astro]], [[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|67|[[Kung Fu]] [2]|[[El Dandy]]|[[1987]].[[10.07]]|[[Carpa Astro]], [[Mexico City]]|<ref>luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.25.29)</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Javier Cruz]]|[[1988]].[[02.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Javier Cruz]]|[[1988]].[[02.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|67|[[Atlantis]]|[[Kung Fu]]|[[1988]].[[06.10]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|68|[[Atlantis]]|[[Kung Fu]]|[[1988]].[[06.10]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|68|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[07.17]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|69|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[07.17]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[07.28]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[07.28]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|69|[[Atlantis]] [2]|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1988]].[[07.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|70|[[Atlantis]] [2]|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1988]].[[07.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|70|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]] [2]|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[08.12]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|71|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]] [2]|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[08.12]]|[[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[September 24|09.24]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1988]].[[September 24|09.24]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1988]].[[10.02]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ringo Mendoza]]|[[1988]].[[10.02]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|71|[[Angel Azteca]]|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1989]].[[04.28]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|72|[[Angel Azteca]]|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1989]].[[04.28]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Hombre Bala]]|[[1989]].[[09.13]]|[[San Luis Potosi]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Hombre Bala]]|[[1989]].[[09.13]]|[[San Luis Potosi]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1990]].[[01.12]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1990]].[[01.12]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/01/28/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1934-firpo-segura-debuta-como-luchador-la-lucha-libre-llega-leon-guanajuato/ SuperLuchas]</ref>|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1990]].[[01.28]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1990]].[[01.28]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]|<ref>[http://superluchas.com/2015/01/28/en-un-dia-como-hoy-1934-firpo-segura-debuta-como-luchador-la-lucha-libre-llega-leon-guanajuato/ SuperLuchas]</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[El Hijo del Gladiador]]|[[1990]].[[05.13]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[El Hijo del Gladiador]]|[[1990]].[[05.13]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|72|[[El Dandy]] [2]|[[Angel Azteca]]|[[1990]].[[06.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|73|[[El Dandy]] [2]|[[Angel Azteca]]|[[1990]].[[06.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|73|[[Atlantis]] [3]|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[08.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|74|[[Atlantis]] [3]|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[08.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[08.30]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[08.30]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[September 5|09.05]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Dandy]]|[[1990]].[[September 5|09.05]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|16|[[Blue Panther]]|[[1991]].[[October 19|10.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|16|[[Blue Panther]]|[[1991]].[[October 19|10.19]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|17|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1991]],[[11.16]]|[[Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|17|[[Sangre Chicana]]|[[1991]],[[11.16]]|[[Puebla]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|18|[[Javier Cruz]]|[[1992]].[[03.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|18|[[Javier Cruz]]|[[1992]].[[03.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|19|[[La Fiera]]|[[1992]].[[04.03]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|19|[[La Fiera]]|[[1992]].[[04.03]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|20<ref>billed as Atlantis' 33rd defense</ref>|[[La Fiera]]|[[1992]].[[05.30]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|20|[[La Fiera]]|[[1992]].[[05.30]]|[[Arena Puebla]]|<ref>billed as Atlantis' 33rd defense</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|21|[[Bestia Salvaje]]|[[1992]].[[06.16]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|21|[[Bestia Salvaje]]|[[1992]].[[06.16]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|22<Ref>billed as Atlantis' 35th defense</ref>|[[El Dandy]]|[[1992]].[[06.23]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|22|[[El Dandy]]|[[1992]].[[06.23]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]|<Ref>billed as Atlantis' 35th defense</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|23<ref>billed as Atlantis' 36th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26</ref>|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1992]].[[08.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|23|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1992]].[[08.14]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]|<ref>billed as Atlantis' 36th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|24<ref>billed as Atlantis' 38th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26</ref>|[[America]]|[[1992]].[[08.15]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|24|[[America]]|[[1992]].[[08.15]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]|<ref>billed as Atlantis' 38th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|25|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1993]].[[01.31]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|25|[[Emilio Charles Jr.]]|[[1993]].[[01.31]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|74|[[Mano Negra]]|[[Atlantis]]<Ref>would've been Atlantis' 42nd Defense</ref>|[[1993]].[[03.03]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|75|[[Mano Negra]]|[[Atlantis]]|[[1993]].[[03.03]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]|<Ref>billed as Atlantis' potential 42nd defense</ref>}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1993]].[[03.24]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Atlantis]]|[[1993]].[[03.24]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Oro]]|[[1993]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Oro]]|[[1993]].[[04.02]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|75|[[Oro]]|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1993]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|76|[[Oro]]|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1993]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|76|[[Mano Negra]] [2]|[[Oro]]|[[1993]].[[07.03]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|77|[[Mano Negra]] [2]|[[Oro]]|[[1993]].[[07.03]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Dandy]]|[[1993]].[[08.01]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Dandy]]|[[1993]].[[08.01]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|77|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1993]].[[12.07]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|78|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[Mano Negra]]|[[1993]].[[12.07]]|[[Pista Arena Revolucion]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Black Magic]]|[[1993]].[[12.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Black Magic]]|[[1993]].[[12.15]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Acapulco]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ultimo Dragon]]|[[1994]].[[11.07]]|Chiiba, [[Japan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ultimo Dragon]]|[[1994]].[[11.07]]|Chiiba, [[Japan]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|78|[[Ultimo Dragon]]|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1994]].[[11.08]]|[[Korakuen Hall]] - [[Tokyo]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|79|[[Ultimo Dragon]]|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1994]].[[11.08]]|[[Korakuen Hall]] - [[Tokyo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1995]].[[01.06]]|Shizuoka, [[Japan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1995]].[[01.06]]|Shizuoka, [[Japan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1995]].[[03.17]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Corazon de Leon]]|[[1995]].[[03.17]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseSpan|[[Negro Casas]] announced to challenge on [[1995]].[[04.01]] in Japan, but he was hurt two days prior}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Negro Casas]] announced to challenge on [[1995]].[[04.01]] in Japan, but he was hurt two days prior}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Bestia Salvaje]]|[[1995]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[Bestia Salvaje]]|[[1995]].[[05.23]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Scorpio Jr.]]|[[1997]].[[03.14]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Scorpio Jr.]]|[[1997]].[[03.14]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Dr. Wagner Jr.]]|[[1997]].[[12.06]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Dr. Wagner Jr.]]|[[1997]].[[12.06]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ultimo Dragon]] vacates title 1998 due to arm injury}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ultimo Dragon]] vacates title 1998 due to arm injury}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1999|6 man tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|'''[[NWA World Middleweight Tournament, 1999|6 man tournament for vacant championship]]'''}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|79|[[The Great Sasuke]]|[[Tokyo Magnum]]|[[1999]].[[02.07]]|Yokohama, [[Japan]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|80|[[The Great Sasuke]]|[[Tokyo Magnum]]|[[1999]].[[02.07]]|Yokohama, [[Japan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Sumo FUJI]]|[[1999]].[[05.15]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Sumo FUJI]]|[[1999]].[[05.15]]|[[Arena Naucalpan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ultimo Guerrero]]|[[1999]].[[05.21]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Ultimo Guerrero]]|[[1999]].[[05.21]]|[[Arena México]]}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|3<ref>[https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/december-18-2000-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wwf-armageddon-reviewed WON 2000-12-18]</ref>|Bret Como|[[2000]].[[12.03]]|Canada<ref>a match for western Canada promotion ECCW, city not listed</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|3|Bret Como|[[2000]].[[12.03]]|Canada|<ref>[https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/december-18-2000-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wwf-armageddon-reviewed WON 2000-12-18], a match for western Canada promotion ECCW, city not listed</ref>}}
{{TitleDefenseLine|4<ref>[https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/december-18-2000-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wwf-armageddon-reviewed WON 2000-12-18]</ref>|[[Solar I]]|[[2000]].[[12.10]]|[[Kyoto]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[Solar I]]|[[2000]].[[12.10]]|[[Kyoto]]|<ref>[https://members.f4wonline.com/wrestling-observer-newsletter/december-18-2000-wrestling-observer-newsletter-wwf-armageddon-reviewed WON 2000-12-18]</ref>}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|80|[[Ultimo Dragon]] [2]|[[the Great Sasuke]]|[[2003]].[[05.05]]|Sendai, [[Japan]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|81|[[Ultimo Dragon]] [2]|[[the Great Sasuke]]|[[2003]].[[05.05]]|Sendai, [[Japan]]}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ultimo Dragon]] vacates title May 2003 due to WWE jump}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|[[Ultimo Dragon]] vacates title May 2003 due to WWE jump}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|decision match for vacant championship}}
 
{{TitleHistorySpan|decision match for vacant championship}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|81|[[El Averno]]|[[Zumbido]]|[[2004]].[[September 3|09.03]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|82|[[El Averno]]|[[Zumbido]]|[[2004]].[[September 3|09.03]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2004]].[[10.04]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2004]].[[10.04]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Satanico]]|[[2004]].[[11.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Satanico]]|[[2004]].[[11.17]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|82|[[Mistico]]|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo DF]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|83|[[Mistico]]|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Coliseo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[01.30]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[01.30]]|[[Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[02.11]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[02.11]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[12.29]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[El Averno]]|[[2005]].[[12.29]]|[[Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[El Averno]]|[[2006]].[[01.16]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[El Averno]]|[[2006]].[[01.16]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|83|[[Black Warrior]]|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[05.12]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|84|[[Black Warrior]]|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[05.12]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[05.14]]|[[Balneario Olimpico de Pantitlan]] - [[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[05.14]]|[[Balneario Olimpico de Pantitlan]] - [[Mexico City]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[06.10]]|[[Cd. Madero]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[06.10]]|[[Cd. Madero]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[September 4|09.04]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|5|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[September 4|09.04]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[October 1|10.01]]|[[Arena Neza]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|6|[[Mistico]]|[[2006]].[[October 1|10.01]]|[[Arena Neza]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|84|[[Mistico]] [2]|[[Black Warrior]]|[[2007]].[[04.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|85|[[Mistico]] [2]|[[Black Warrior]]|[[2007]].[[04.29]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[06.24]]|[[Poliforum Zamna]] - [[Merida]], [[Yucatan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[06.24]]|[[Poliforum Zamna]] - [[Merida]], [[Yucatan]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[06.30]]|[[Arena Solidaridad]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[06.30]]|[[Arena Solidaridad]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[09.30]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|3|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[09.30]]|[[Arena Coliseo Guadalajara]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[11.22]]|[[Palenque Expomex de Nuevo Laredo]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|4|[[El Averno]]|[[2007]].[[11.22]]|[[Palenque Expomex de Nuevo Laredo]]}}
{{TitleHistoryLine|85|[[El Averno]] [2]|[[Mistico]]|[[2007]].[[September 30|11.30]]|[[Arena México]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|86|[[El Averno]] [2]|[[Mistico]]|[[2007]].[[September 30|11.30]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Mistico]] & [[Vangelis]]|[[2007]].[[12.04]]|[[Queretaro]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|1|[[Mistico]] & [[Vangelis]]|[[2007]].[[12.04]]|[[Queretaro]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Heavy Metal]]|[[2008]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|2|[[Heavy Metal]]|[[2008]].[[01.01]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|7|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2009]].[[10.23]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|7|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2009]].[[10.23]]|[[Arena México]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|8|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2009]].[[11.30]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
 
{{TitleDefenseLine|8|[[Volador Jr.]]|[[2009]].[[11.30]]|[[Arena Puebla]]}}
{{TitleHistorySpan|championship renamed [[NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship]]}}
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{{TitleHistorySpan|CMLL drops recognition of this championship; Averno given [[NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship]] instead}}
 
{{TitleHistoryEnd}}
 
{{TitleHistoryEnd}}
  
 
=== [[Rene Guajardo]] branch ===
 
=== [[Rene Guajardo]] branch ===
  
Guajardo left EMLL in 1974 to form the promotion which would eventually be known as [[LLI]]. Guajardo was NWA Middleweight Championship at the time. The NWA, working on behalf of EMLL, declared the championship vacant. Guajardo appears to have continued to defend the title anyway, perhaps until the [[UWA World Middleweight Championship]] began.
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Guajardo left EMLL in 1974 to work as an independent, a decision that would eventually lead to [[LLI]]. Guajardo was NWA Middleweight Championship at the time, though the championship had basically become an in-house EMLL belt. Guajardo, following the precedent set by [[Gori Guerrero]] over the [[NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship]] a decade prior, declared only the NWA could decide when he was no longer champion. He proceeded to defend the championship against fellow recent EMLL departure El Solitario multiple times. The NWA eventually ruled Guajardo invalidated his claim on the NWA championship by defending the belt on non-NWA shows. That ruling means Guajardo technically vacated the championship by accepting the first defense on July 5th, though he still promoted himself as champion for some time.
  
 
{{TitleHistoryStartShort}}
 
{{TitleHistoryStartShort}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|-|?|[[1974]].[[07.05]]|[[Monterrey]]}}
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{{TitleHistoryLine|-|[[Rene Guajardo]]|||}}
{{TitleDefenseIffy|-|[[El Solitario]]|[[1974]].[[11.10]]|[[Arena Lopez Mateos]]}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|-|[[El Solitario]]|[[1974]].[[07.05]]|[[Plaza de Monumental, Monterey, Nuevo Leon]]|<ref>KO 1112</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseLine|-|[[El Solitario]]|[[1974]].07.??|[[Nuevo Laredo]]|<ref>KO 1112</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|-|[[El Solitario]]|[[1974]].[[11.10]]|[[Arena Lopez Mateos]]|<ref>Box Y Lucha 1151</ref>}}
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{{TitleDefenseIffy|-|[[El Solitario]]|[[1974]].[[11.20]]|[[Tampico]]|<Ref>KO 1127</ref>}}
 
{{TitleHistoryEnd}}
 
{{TitleHistoryEnd}}
  
 
== Gallery of Champions ==
 
== Gallery of Champions ==
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{{Gallery|name=Guskallio.nwa1st.medio.jpg|caption=[[Gus Kallio]], 1st Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Tarzanlopez.jpg|caption=[[Tarzan Lopez]], 3rd, 5th, 8th & 11th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Tarzanlopez.jpg|caption=[[Tarzan Lopez]], 3rd, 5th, 8th & 11th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Gory.nwa.medio.jpg|caption=[[Gory Guerrero]], 6th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Sugi-sito_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Sugi Sito]], 9th & 12th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Sugi-sito_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Sugi Sito]], 9th & 12th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Enrique-llanes_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Enrique Llanes]], 10th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Enrique-llanes_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Enrique Llanes]], 10th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=El-santo_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[El Santo]], 13th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Santo.medio.world.jpg|caption=[[El Santo]], 13th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Roland-vera_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Rolando Vera]], 14th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Roland-vera_nwa-midd.jpg|caption=[[Rolando Vera]], 14th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=nwalh_reneguajardo.jpg|caption=[[Rene Guajardo]], 15th, 17th, 21st, 23th, 25th & 30th champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=nwalh_reneguajardo.jpg|caption=[[Rene Guajardo]], 15th, 17th, 21st, 23th, 25th & 31st champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Antonio-posa_nwa-mid.jpg|caption=[[Antonio Posa]], 16th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Antonio-posa_nwa-mid.jpg|caption=[[Antonio Posa]], 16th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Rayo-NWA.JPG|caption=[[Rayo de Jalisco]], 18th, 20th & 26th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Rayo-NWA.JPG|caption=[[Rayo de Jalisco]], 18th, 20th & 27th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Benny-galant_nwa-mid.jpg|caption=[[Benny Galant]], 19th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Benny-galant_nwa-mid.jpg|caption=[[Benny Galant]], 19th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=jerrylondon_nwamiddle.jpg|caption=[[Jerry London]], 22nd Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=jerrylondon_nwamiddle.jpg|caption=[[Jerry London]], 22nd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwalh mendoza.jpg|caption=[[Ray Mendoza]], 24th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwalh mendoza.jpg|caption=[[Ray Mendoza]], 24th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=ElSolitario_Champ.jpg|caption=[[El Solitario]], 27th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=ElSolitario_Champ.jpg|caption=[[El Solitario]], 28th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Masiokoma-nwamidchamp.jpg|caption=[[Masio Koma]], 29th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Anibalnwachamp.jpg|caption=[[Anibal]], as 30th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Anibalnwamiddle2.jpg|caption=[[Anibal]], as 32st Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=PerroAguayo-NWA.jpg|caption=[[Perro Aguayo]], 33rd, 35th & 40th Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=Masiokoma-nwamidchamp.jpg|caption=[[Masio Koma]], 28th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=El-faraon_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[El Faraon]], 34th, 38th & 51st Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Anibalnwachamp.jpg|caption=[[Anibal]], as 29th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Ringomendoza.jpg|caption=[[Ringo Mendoza]], 36th, 39th, 41st, 43rd & 50th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Anibalnwamiddle2.jpg|caption=[[Anibal]], as 31st Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Joe_polardy_nwamid.JPG |caption=[[Joe Palardy‎]], 37th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=PerroAguayo-NWA.jpg|caption=[[Perro Aguayo]], 32nd, 34th & 39th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Tony-salazar_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Tony Salazar]], 42nd & 48th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=El-faraon_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[El Faraon]], 33rd, 37th & 50th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamw sayama.jpg|caption=[[Satoru Sayama]], 44th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Ringomendoza.jpg|caption=[[Ringo Mendoza]], 35th, 38th, 40th, 42nd & 49th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Satanico_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Satanico]], 45th, 53rd, 55th, 57th & 59th Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=Joe_polardy_nwamid.JPG |caption=[[Joe Palardy‎]], 36th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Cachorro-mendoza_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Cachorro Mendoza]], 46th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Tony-salazar_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Tony Salazar]], 41st & 47th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Chicananwamedio.jpg|caption=[[Sangre Chicana]], 47th & 49th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Nwamw sayama.jpg|caption=[[Satoru Sayama]], 43rd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Cesar-curiel-nwamidd.jpg|caption=[[Cesar Curiel]], 52nd Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Satanico_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Satanico]], 44th, 52nd, 54th, 56th & 58th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Eljalisco-nwamidchamp.JPG|caption=[[El Jalisco]], 54th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Cachorro-mendoza_nwa-midd.JPG|caption=[[Cachorro Mendoza]], 45th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Lizmark-nwa-middle.jpg|caption=[[Lizmark]], 56th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=nwamiddle_sangre.jpg|caption=[[Sangre Chicana]], 46th & 48th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Grancochisse01.jpg|caption=[[Gran Cochisse]], 58th, 60th & 64th Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=Cesar-curiel-nwamidd.jpg|caption=[[Cesar Curiel]], 51st Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=GranHamada_NWA.jpg|caption=[[Gran Hamada]], 61st Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Eljalisco-nwamidchamp.JPG|caption=[[El Jalisco]], 53rd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=CValaguez-NWAMiddle.JPG|caption=[[Chamaco Valaguez]], 63rd Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Lizmark-nwa-middle.jpg|caption=[[Lizmark]], 55th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=KungFu_Middle.jpg|caption=[[Kung Fu]], 65th & 67th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Grancochisse01.jpg|caption=[[Gran Cochisse]], 57th, 59th & 63rd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Dandy-NatMiddle.jpg|caption=[[El Dandy]], 66th & 73rd Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=GranHamada_NWA.jpg|caption=[[Gran Hamada]], 60th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Atlantis_-_nwa_middle.jpg|caption=[[Atlantis]], 68th, 70th & 74th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=CValaguez-NWAMiddle.JPG|caption=[[Chamaco Valaguez]], 62nd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=nwalh_emilio.jpg|caption=[[Emilio Charles Jr.]], 69th & 71st Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=KungFu_Middle.jpg|caption=[[Kung Fu]], 64th & 66th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Angelazteca.jpg|caption=[[Angel Azteca]], 72nd Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Dandy-NatMiddle.jpg|caption=[[El Dandy]], 65th & 72nd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Perromanoedit2.jpg|caption=[[Mano Negra]], 75th & 77th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Atlantis_-_nwa_middle.jpg|caption=[[Atlantis]], 67th, 69th & 73rd Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle_oro.jpg|caption=[[Oro]], 76th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=nwalh_emilio.jpg|caption=[[Emilio Charles Jr.]], 68th & 70th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Jerichochamp.jpg|caption=[[Corazon De Leon]], 78th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Angelazteca.jpg|caption=[[Angel Azteca]], 71st Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=nwamiddle_ultimodragon.jpg|caption=[[Ultimo Dragon]], 79th & 81st Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Perromanoedit2.jpg|caption=[[Mano Negra]], 74th & 76th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=nwamiddle_greatsasuke.jpg|caption=[[The Great Sasuke]], 80th Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle_oro.jpg|caption=[[Oro]], 75th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Averno-NWAMiddle.jpg|caption=[[El Averno]], as 82nd Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Jerichochamp.jpg|caption=[[Corazon De Leon]], 77th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=MisticoPosing.jpg|caption=[[Mistico]], 83rd & 85th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=nwamiddle_ultimodragon.jpg|caption=[[Ultimo Dragon]], 78th & 80th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamw blackwarrior.jpg|caption=[[Black Warrior]], 84td Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=nwamiddle_greatsasuke.jpg|caption=[[The Great Sasuke]], 79th Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle_mistico84.jpg|caption=[[Mistico]], as 85th Champion}}
{{Gallery|name=Averno-NWAMiddle.jpg|caption=[[El Averno]], as 81st Champion}}
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{{Gallery|name=Estelar36.jpg|caption=[[El Averno]], as 86th Champion, with old belt}}
{{Gallery|name=MisticoPosing.jpg|caption=[[Mistico]], 82nd & 84th Champion}}
 
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{{Gallery|name=Nwamw blackwarrior.jpg|caption=[[Black Warrior]], 83rd Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle_mistico84.jpg|caption=[[Mistico]], as 84th Champion}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Estelar36.jpg|caption=[[El Averno]], as 85th Champion, with old belt}}
 
 
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== Gallery of Title Belts ==
 
== Gallery of Title Belts ==
{{Gallery|name=Nwa-middle-1stbelt.jpg|caption=1st Belt}}
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{{Gallery|name=Nwa-middle-1stbelt.jpg|caption=Original Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle-2ndbelt.jpg|caption=2nd Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwamiddle-2ndbelt.jpg|caption=2nd Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=NWA MID2.jpg|caption=3rd & 5th Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=NWA MID2.jpg|caption=3rd & 5th Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwa-mid4thbelt.png|caption=4th Belt}}
 
{{Gallery|name=Nwa-mid4thbelt.png|caption=4th Belt}}
 
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
 
*[http://wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-m.html Wrestling-Titles.com]
 
*[http://wrestling-titles.com/nwa/world/nwa-m.html Wrestling-Titles.com]

Latest revision as of 10:19, 28 September 2020

Current Champion

Averno, 85th Champion

El Averno was the 85th champion, having won it on November 30, 2007 in Arena Mexico. The championship is current inactive.


History of Championship

The NWA World Middleweight Championship dated back to the early 1920s. The NWA name only existed to establish it as a world championship; since the 30s, it has been property of EMLL (much later CMLL.) It's one of the oldest active wrestling championships in the world.

Corazon de Leon won the championship on December 7, 1993 by defeating Mano Negra. Negra had defeated Bestia Salvaje in a hair match the night prior, but suffered an ankle injury during the match. Leon attacked the hurt ankle, beating Negra in the same straight falls via anklelock. This would be the last time this title would change hands in a CMLL ring for over a decade.

For most of it's existence, the NWA World Middleweight Championship been held by Mexican wrestlers and defended in Mexico. In 1994, the title was sold to Ultimo Dragon, who brought it to Japan to be defended first by himself, and later as a championship belt for his promotions. When Ultimo Dragon left Japan to join WWE in 2003, he sold the belt back to CMLL. CMLL did nothing with it for a year, before doing a decision match with no particular build up.

On 01/01/05, Mistico beat Averno for the NWA World Middleweight Championship, using it as a launch point for his rise to the top of the promotion. Mistico winning was not an upset, but it signaled his transition from a momentarily favored young wrestler to a new permanent star. The match was well received, and the two met many times the rest of the year in rematches of the initial title match (which has never been shown on television.)

Black Warrior won the belt from Mistico, as part of the lead up to their mask match, and to provide big rematches after Mistico won the mask. Mistico was finally able to get the belt back on Kid's Day, 2007.

Averno won the belt back from Mistico in November of 2007. Despite holding the belt for almost 3 years, defenses were rare and the championship was rarely considered.

On August 12, 2010, CMLL announced a change with the NWA group of championships. The current physical title belts were all retired, replaced by newly belts with a different design. The old belts are now part of CMLL's mobile museum, though copies of them have turned up elsewhere.

CMLL referred to the new championships as the CMLL Historic Championships and said the former NWA champions would be the first champions of the new belts. Outside not getting the physical belt back, that appeared to satisfy the NWA's complaints about using their trademarks. However, since within weeks of that press conference, CMLL had changed course. The championships were referred to as NWA World Historic Championships.

This title has not been revived by NWA Mexico.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
reigning National Wrestling Association champion declared first champion
1 Gus Kallio (awarded) 1939 n/a [1]
national champion versus local champion; EMLL's entry into the NWA
2 Octavio Gaona Gus Kallio 1939.02.19 Mexico City
1 Bobby Arreola 1939.??.?? Mexico City
3 Tarzan Lopez Octavio Gaona 1940.02.04 Mexico City
4 Black Guzman Tarzan Lopez 1941.12.16 Mexico City
5 Tarzan Lopez [2] Black Guzman 1942.02.11 Mexico City
1 El Santo 1943.04.02 Arena Coliseo [2]
2 Gorila Ramos 1944.11.17 Arena Coliseo [3]
6 Gory Guerrero Tarzan Lopez 1946.02.15 Arena Coliseo [4]
1 Rito Romero 1947.09.26 Arena Coliseo
7 Mike Kelly Gory Guerrero 1948.04.12 Old Arena Mexico [5]
1 Rito Romero 1948.05.08 Arena Coliseo [6]
8 Tarzan Lopez [3] Mike Kelly 1949.05.28 Old Arena México
9 Sugi Sito Tarzan Lopez 1950.09.23 Arena Coliseo [7]
10 Enrique Llanes Sugi Sito 1951.09.24 Arena México [8]
Llanes leaves EMLL on 1951.12.27, giving up this championship. [9]
tournament for vacant championship
11 Tarzan Lopez [4] Sugi Sito 1952.06.13 Arena Coliseo [10]
12 Sugi Sito [2] Tarzan Lopez 1953.07.10 Arena Coliseo [11]
13 El Santo Sugi Sito 1954.01.01 Arena Coliseo [12]
1 Blue Demon 1954.09.12 Parque Oro, Guadalajara, Jalisco [13]
2 Black Shadow 1954.09.23 Arena Coliseo
? Rolando Vera 1956.06.22 Arena Mexico [14]
? Rolando Vera ? ?
championship vacant quickly after 1956.08.19 when commission invalidates title change; rematch held two months later [15]
14 Rolando Vera El Santo 1956.10.19 Arena Mexico [16]
1 El Enfermero 1957.02.17 Arena Canada Dry [17]
2 El Espectro 1957.09.15 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [18]
3 Black Shadow 1958.09.26 Arena México
4 Alejandro Cruz 1959.07.19 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco [19]
15 Rene Guajardo Rolando Vera 1960.10.13 Monterrey
16 Antonio Posa Rene Guajardo 1962.04.27 Arena Mexico [20]
1 Karloff Lagarde 1962.09.21 Arena Mexico [21]
17 Rene Guajardo [2] Antonio Posa ? Mexico City [22]
1 El Gladiador 1963.05.26 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [23]
18 Rayo de Jalisco Rene Guajardo 1963.10.25 Arena México
tournament for title championship
19 Benny Galant Rayo de Jalisco 1964.05.01 Arena México [24]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1964.06.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [25]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1964.09.?? Reynosa [26]
8 man tournament to determine #1 contender
20 Rayo de Jalisco [2] Benny Galant 1964.09.25 Arena México [27]
1 Rene Guajardo 1964.11.27 Arena México [28]
21 Rene Guajardo [3] Rayo de Jalisco 1965.03.26 Arena México [29]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1965.07.24 Arena Puebla [30]
2 Antonio Montoro 1965.07.30 Arena Mexico [31]
3 El Santo 1965.09.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [32]
4 Rayo de Jalisco 1965.10.04 Tampico [33]
5 Black Shadow 1965.10.24 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [34]
6 Benny Galant 1965.12.25 Arena Mexico [35]
22 Jerry London Rene Guajardo 1966.05.22 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [36]
23 Rene Guajardo [4] Jerry London 1966.07.01 Arena México [37]
1 El Santo 1966.09.06 Arena Puebla [38]
2 Ray Mendoza 1966.10.01 Tampico [39]
3 Jerry London 1966.10.21 Arena Mexico [40]
4 Ray Mendoza 1966.12.09 Arena Mexico [41]
5 El Santo 1967.01.16 Tampico [42]
24 Ray Mendoza Rene Guajardo 1967.03.10 Arena México [43]
1 Rene Guajardo 1967.07.22 Puebla [44]
Ray Mendoza vacates on 1967.08.25 after winning the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship three weeks prior [45]
16 man tournament for vacant championship
25 Rene Guajardo [5] Apolo Curiel 1967.09.29 Arena Mexico [46]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1967.12.17 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [47]
2 Karloff Lagarde 1967.12.22 Arena Mexico [48]
3 Manolo Polman 1968.03.31 Plaza de Toros Valente Arellano, Torreón, Coahuila [49]
4 Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1968.07.31 Matamoros [50]
5 Tony Oxford 1968.09.20 Arena Mexico [51]
6 Blue Demon 1968.10.27 Monterrey [52]
26 El Santo [2] Rene Guajardo 1968.12.13 Arena Mexico [53]
27 Rayo de Jalisco [3] El Santo 1969.04.25 Arena México [54]
1 El Solitario 1969.07.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [55]
2 René Guajardo 1969.07.25 Arena México [56]
28 El Solitario Rayo de Jalisco 1969.08.15 Arena Mexico [57]
1 Rayo de Jalisco 1969.10.05 Auditorio del Estado, Guadalajara, Jalisco [58]
2 Rayo de Jalisco 1970.02.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [59]
29 Masio Koma El Solitario 1970.08.28 Mexico City
1 Anibal 1970.10.08 Arena México [60]
30 Anibal Masio Koma 1970.12.06 Arena México [61]
1 Rene Guajardo 1970.03.26 Arena México [62]
2 Motoyuki Kitazawa 1971.08.06 Arena México
3 Rene Guajardo 1972.12.08 Arena México [63]
31 Rene Guajardo [6] Anibal 1973.03.30 Arena México [64]
1 Steve Wright 1973.04.27 Arena México [65]
2 Blue Demon 1973.05.01 Auditorio Benito Juarez, Cuautitlan [66]
3 El Halcon 1973.09.21 Arena Mexico [67]
NWA strips championship on July 17th, 1974 when Guajardo leaves EMLL and makes an unauthorized title defense in Monterrey on July 5 [68]
final of a tournament for vacant championship
32 Anibal [2] El Cobarde 1974.09.20 Arena México [69]
1 Adorable Rubi 1974.12.13 Arena México [70]
2 Rene Guajardo 1975.01.29 Palacio De Los Deportes [71]
championship vacant when Anibal jumps to UWA in January
tournament for vacant championship
33 Perro Aguayo Ringo Mendoza 1975.07.04 Mexico City
1 El Santo 1975.09.26 Arena México [72]
2 Blue Demon 1975.10.12 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [73]
3 El Santo 1975.12.05 Arena Mexico
4 Ringo Mendoza 1976.02.08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [74]
5 Ringo Mendoza 1976.04.23 Arena México
6 Ringo Mendoza 1976.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [75]
34 El Faraón Perro Aguayo 1976.10.22 Arena México [76]
1 Perro Aguayo 1976.11.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [77]
2 Adorable Rubi 1976.12.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [78]
35 Perro Aguayo [2] El Faraon 1977.03.11 Mexico City
1 Ringo Mendoza 1977.04.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [79]
2 Mano Negra 1977.05.15 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [80]
3 El Faraon 1977.06.05 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [81]
36 Ringo Mendoza Perro Aguayo 1977.07.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [82]
37 Joe Palardy Ringo Mendoza 1977.10.12 Acapulco
1 El Faraon 1977.11.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [83]
38 El Faraon [2] Joe Palardy 1977.12.02 Arena México [84]
39 Ringo Mendoza [2] El Faraon 1978.02.10 Los Angeles [85]
1 El Faraon 1978.02.17 Los Angeles [86]
2 Carlos Plata 1978.03.10 Arena México [87]
3 Sangre Chicana 1978.03.29 Acapulco [86]
40 Perro Aguayo [3] Ringo Mendoza 1978.04.09 Guadalajara [86]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1978.05.25 Guadalajara [86]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1978.06.05 Monclova [86]
41 Ringo Mendoza [3] Perro Aguayo 1978.06.23 Arena México [88]
1 Sangre Chicana 1978.07.01 Puebla [86]
2 Sangre Chicana 1978.07.27 Cuernavaca [86]
42 Tony Salazar Ringo Mendoza 1978.08.18 Arena Mexico [89]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1978.08.13 Mexico City [86]
2 Cachorro Mendoza 1978.10.08 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [90]
3 Satoru Sayama 1978.12.17 Monterrey [86]
43 Ringo Mendoza [4] Tony Salazar 1979.02.07 Arena Coliseo Acapulco [91]
1 Sangre Chicana 1979.04.20 Arena México [92]
2 Tony Salazar 1979.06.15 Arena México [93]
3 Sangre Chicana 1979.08.26 Arena Coliseo [94]
8 man tournament for title match
44 Satoru Sayama Ringo Mendoza 1979.09.09 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [95]
1 Ringo Mendoza 1979.09.21 Arena México [96]
2 Tony Salazar 1979.10.13 Arena Puebla [97]
3 Tony Salazar 1979.11.16 Arena México [98]
4 Sangre Chicana 1980.02.29 Arena México [99]
45 Satanico Satoru Sayama 1980.03.28 Mexico City
46 Cachorro Mendoza Satanico 1980.04.27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [100]
1 Carlos Plata 1980.05.18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [101]
47 Sangre Chicana Cachorro Mendoza 1980.06.15 Monterrey
1 Ringo Mendoza 1980.07.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [102]
2 Ringo Mendoza 1980.08.29 Arena México
3 El Faraón 1980.09.07 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [103]
4 Fantasma 1980.09.26 Arena México
48 Tony Salazar [2] Sangre Chicana 1981.01.18 Monterrey
49 Sangre Chicana [2] Tony Salazar 1981.03.13 Arena México
50 Ringo Mendoza [5] Sangre Chicana 1981.04.03 Mexico City
1 Sangre Chicana 1981.05.03 Pista Arena Revolucion [104]
2 El Faraon 1981.06.12 Arena México [105]
3 Sangre Chicana 1981.06.26 Arena México
4 Sangre Chicana 1981.08.16 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [106]
51 El Faraon [3] Ringo Mendoza 1981.11.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [107]
1 Lizmark 1982.02.14 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [108]
52 Cesar Curiel El Faraon 1982.04.02 Arena México [109]
53 Satanico [2] Cesar Curiel 1982.10.15 Arena Mexico [110]
54 El Jalisco Satanico 1983.02.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [111]
55 Satanico [3] El Jalisco 1983.04.13 Arena Neza [112]
56 Lizmark Satanico 1983.06.03 Arena México [113]
1 Sangre Chicana 1983.06.25 Estadio Moctezuma, Torreón, Coahuila [114]
2 El Enfermero Jr. 1983.09.09 Arena México [115]
57 Satanico [4] Lizmark 1983.12.02 Arena Mexico [116]
1 Lizmark 1984.03.09 Arena México [117]
2 Kamikaze Misawa 1984.04.05? Arena México
3 Mogur 1984.06.24 Arena México [118]
58 Gran Cochisse Satanico 1984.08.18 Mexico City
59 Satanico [5] Gran Cochisse 1984.09.14 Mexico City
60 Gran Cochisse [2] Satanico 1984.09.30 Guadalajara
61 Gran Hamada Gran Cochisse 1984.11.18 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
1 Kato Kung Lee 1984.12.16 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos [119]
62 La Fiera Gran Hamada 1985.04.05 Arena México
63 Chamaco Valaguez La Fiera 1985.07.20 Arena Puebla
1 El Satanico 1985.11.30 Palacio de los Deportes DF [120]
64 Gran Cochisse [3] Chamaco Valaguez 1986.05.18 ?
1 Chamaco Valaguez 1986.06.19 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca [121]
1 Atlantis 1986.07.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [122]
2 Solar I 1986.08.19 Arena Coliseo [123]
65 Kung Fu Gran Cochisse 1986.10.17 Mexico City
1 Talisman 1986.12.12 Arena México [124]
66 El Dandy Kung Fu 1987.07.17 Arena México
67 Kung Fu [2] El Dandy 1987.10.07 Carpa Astro, Mexico City [125]
1 Javier Cruz 1988.02.19 Arena Coliseo
68 Atlantis Kung Fu 1988.06.10 Arena México
69 Emilio Charles Jr. Atlantis 1988.07.17 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Atlantis 1988.07.28 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
70 Atlantis [2] Emilio Charles Jr. 1988.07.29 Arena México
71 Emilio Charles Jr. [2] Atlantis 1988.08.12 Mexico City
1 Atlantis 1988.09.24 Arena Puebla
2 Ringo Mendoza 1988.10.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
72 Angel Azteca Emilio Charles Jr. 1989.04.28 Arena Coliseo
1 Hombre Bala 1989.09.13 San Luis Potosi
2 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.01.12 Arena Coliseo
3 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.01.28 Pista Arena Revolucion [126]
4 El Hijo del Gladiador 1990.05.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
73 El Dandy [2] Angel Azteca 1990.06.01 Arena Coliseo
74 Atlantis [3] El Dandy 1990.08.01 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
1 El Dandy 1990.08.30 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 El Dandy 1990.09.05 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.09.21 Arena México
4 El Dandy 1990.10.24 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Satanico 1990.11.20 Pista Arena Revolucion
6 Satanico 1990.11.28 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
7 Jerry Estrada 1991.01.28 Arena Isabel De Leon
8 Jerry Estrada 1991.02.13 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
9 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.03.22 Arena México
10 Espectro De Ultratumba 1991.04.12 Arena Altavilla
11 Huracan Sevilla 1991.05.01 Pista Arena Revolucion
12 Kung Fu 1991.06.13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan
13 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.06.18 Plaza De Toros, El Cortijo
14 Satanico 1991.07.05 Arena Altavilla
15 Blue Panther 1991.08.09 Arena México
16 Blue Panther 1991.10.19 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
17 Sangre Chicana 1991,11.16 Puebla
18 Javier Cruz 1992.03.17 Arena Coliseo
19 La Fiera 1992.04.03 Arena México
20 La Fiera 1992.05.30 Arena Puebla [127]
21 Bestia Salvaje 1992.06.16 Arena Coliseo
22 El Dandy 1992.06.23 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca [128]
23 Emilio Charles Jr. 1992.08.14 Arena Coliseo [129]
24 America 1992.08.15 Pista Arena Revolucion [130]
25 Emilio Charles Jr. 1993.01.31 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
75 Mano Negra Atlantis 1993.03.03 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco [131]
1 Atlantis 1993.03.24 Arena Naucalpan
2 Oro 1993.04.02 Arena México
76 Oro Mano Negra 1993.05.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
77 Mano Negra [2] Oro 1993.07.03 Arena Puebla
1 El Dandy 1993.08.01 Pista Arena Revolucion
78 Corazon de Leon Mano Negra 1993.12.07 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Black Magic 1993.12.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
2 Ultimo Dragon 1994.11.07 Chiiba, Japan
79 Ultimo Dragon Corazon de Leon 1994.11.08 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
1 Corazon de Leon 1995.01.06 Shizuoka, Japan
2 Corazon de Leon 1995.03.17 Arena México
Negro Casas announced to challenge on 1995.04.01 in Japan, but he was hurt two days prior
3 Bestia Salvaje 1995.05.23 Arena Coliseo
4 Scorpio Jr. 1997.03.14 Arena México
5 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1997.12.06 Arena Naucalpan
Ultimo Dragon vacates title 1998 due to arm injury
6 man tournament for vacant championship
80 The Great Sasuke Tokyo Magnum 1999.02.07 Yokohama, Japan
1 Sumo FUJI 1999.05.15 Arena Naucalpan
2 Ultimo Guerrero 1999.05.21 Arena México
3 Bret Como 2000.12.03 Canada [132]
4 Solar I 2000.12.10 Kyoto [133]
81 Ultimo Dragon [2] the Great Sasuke 2003.05.05 Sendai, Japan
Ultimo Dragon vacates title May 2003 due to WWE jump
decision match for vacant championship
82 El Averno Zumbido 2004.09.03 Arena México
1 Volador Jr. 2004.10.04 Arena Puebla
2 Satanico 2004.11.17 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
83 Mistico El Averno 2005.01.01 Arena Coliseo
1 El Averno 2005.01.30 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
2 El Averno 2005.02.11 Arena México
3 El Averno 2005.02.21 Arena Puebla
4 El Averno 2005.10.16 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
5 El Averno 2005.12.29 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
6 El Averno 2006.01.16 Arena Puebla
84 Black Warrior Mistico 2006.05.12 Arena México
1 Mistico 2006.05.14 Balneario Olimpico de Pantitlan - Mexico City
2 Mistico 2006.06.10 Cd. Madero
3 Heavy Metal 2006.08.16 Arena Lopez Mateos
4 Mistico 2006.08.26 Plaza de Toros - Cancun
5 Mistico 2006.09.04 Arena Puebla
6 Mistico 2006.10.01 Arena Neza
85 Mistico [2] Black Warrior 2007.04.29 Arena México
1 El Averno 2007.06.24 Poliforum Zamna - Merida, Yucatan
2 El Averno 2007.06.30 Arena Solidaridad
3 El Averno 2007.09.30 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
4 El Averno 2007.11.22 Palenque Expomex de Nuevo Laredo
86 El Averno [2] Mistico 2007.11.30 Arena México
1 Mistico & Vangelis 2007.12.04 Queretaro
2 Heavy Metal 2008.01.01 Arena Puebla
3 Mistico 2008.01.28 Arena Puebla
4 Negro Casas 2008.03.18 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5 Sagrado 2008.04.19 Poliforum, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
6 Blue Panther 2009.09.06 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7 Volador Jr. 2009.10.23 Arena México
8 Volador Jr. 2009.11.30 Arena Puebla
CMLL drops recognition of this championship; Averno given NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship instead
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. a repint article in Lucha Libre (dated 1939-01-10) talks about Kallio defending the title against Gaona soon, says he's been champ seven years
  2. Lucha Libre 19
  3. Matt Farmer, title for title for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
  4. CMLL
  5. Lucha Libre 338
  6. Halcon 44
  7. Lucha Libre 309
  8. Matt Farmer
  9. Lucha Libre 310
  10. Lucha Libre 310
  11. Lucha Libre 101
  12. Lucha Libre 310
  13. El Informador 1954-09-12
  14. Lucha Libre 149
  15. Rolando Vera defeated El Santo in Arena Coliseo Monterrey on 1956.08.19, but the Mexico City commission rules it not to be a title match after the fact, declaring Santo had defended the title too many times recently and Vera had lost in two previous title challenges. The commission attempted to return the belt to Santo, who refused it. The title was vacant going into a rematch two months later - SuperLuchas
  16. [Lucha Libre 310]
  17. SuperLuchas
  18. El Informador 1957-09-15
  19. El Informador 1959-07-19
  20. Arena 193
  21. Lucha Libre 125
  22. previously listed as 1962.04.18, which cannot be accurate given the correct date for the previous title change
  23. Lucha Libre 166
  24. Lucha Libre 28 lists May 1 (not May 30th) as the title match, though does not list a result
  25. Lucha Libre 36, Superluchas
  26. Lucha Libre 48 - no date is specified, but possibly the 7th
  27. Lucha Libre 50
  28. Lucha Libre 59, may be off a week
  29. Lucha Libre 76
  30. Lucha Libre 93, date could be off a week
  31. Lucha Libre 94
  32. Lucha Libre 103
  33. Lucha Libre 104
  34. Lucha Libre 107
  35. Lucha Libre 120
  36. Lucha Libre 167; Lucha Libre 311 also has the date and specifies it was in Arena Coliseo Monterrey
  37. SuperLuchas
  38. Lucha Libre 152
  39. Lucha Libre 311; Lucha Libre 157 has it as 10.10
  40. Lucha Libre 158
  41. Lucha Libre 165; Guajardo first won by DQ, match was restarted, Guajarado won agian
  42. Lucha Libre 220; 170 seems to imply a 01.12 date
  43. SuperLuchas - previously listed as 03.11
  44. Lucha Libre 220
  45. Lucha Libre 202
  46. Date listed as 07.29 previously, Lucha Libre 205 has it as September
  47. SuperLuchas
  48. Lucha Libre 220
  49. El Siglo de Torreon 1968-04-41
  50. Lucha Libre 311
  51. Lucha Libre 311
  52. Lucha Libre 311; likely in Arena Coliseo Monterrey
  53. DJ Spectro, Lucha Libre 311; win by DQ
  54. Lucha Libre 289
  55. El Informador 1969-07-06
  56. SuperLuchas
  57. Lucha Libre 305
  58. El Informador 1969-10-05
  59. Lucha Libre 351 lists this location, but match isn't listed on the poster for this date
  60. [1]
  61. DJ Spectro
  62. CMLL
  63. Box Y Lucha 1052, Halcon 29
  64. Halcon 44, Halcon 63
  65. Box Y Lucha 1071, Halcon 42, Halcon 43
  66. Halcon 43
  67. Halcon 63; match went to a draw
  68. Matt Farmer
  69. Matt Farmer, Halcon 117
  70. SuperLuchas
  71. UWA debut show; advertised as a defense and treated like one, but NWA (EMLL) announced they stripped Anibal of the title (for working the rival promotion)
  72. Matt Farmer
  73. Informador 1975-10-12
  74. El Informador 1976-02-08
  75. El Informador 1976-05-23
  76. Matt Farmer
  77. El Informador 1976-11-14
  78. El Informador 1976-12-26
  79. El Informador 1977-04-10, Mendoza apparently beat Adorable Rubi the previous shot to win a title shot.
  80. El Informador 1977-05-15
  81. El Informador 1977-06-05
  82. El Informador 1977-07-03 lists title match
  83. El Informador 1977-11-06
  84. SuperLuchas; previously listed as 11/25]
  85. LA Times
  86. 86.0 86.1 86.2 86.3 86.4 86.5 86.6 86.7 86.8 Halcon 347
  87. Matt Farmer
  88. Matt Farmer
  89. previously listed as 08.13. Listed as a title match with Ringo defending on the lineup, title change date not confirmed
  90. El Informador 1978-10-08
  91. Box Y Lucha
  92. SuperLuchas
  93. Cronicas Y Leyendas de Lucha Libre
  94. Matt Farmer
  95. El Informador 1979-09-09
  96. Cronicas Y Leyendas
  97. Box Y Lucha 1406
  98. Matt Farmer
  99. ricardo aguilar hidalgo
  100. El Informador 1980-04-27; this had been listed as 04.17 in Monterrey, but the poster for 04.27 indicates Satanico is still champion
  101. El Informador 1980-05-18
  102. El Informador 1980-07-13
  103. El Informador 1980-09-07
  104. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha
  105. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.26.32)
  106. El Informador 1981-08-16
  107. El Informador 1981-11-29
  108. El Informador 1982-02-14
  109. luchablog photolog (20130915_234949)
  110. Matt Farmer
  111. El Informador 1983-02-20
  112. Cronicas y Leyendas
  113. Matt Farmer
  114. El Siglo de Torreon
  115. Matt Farmer
  116. Box Y Lucha 1618
  117. Matt Farmer
  118. Matt Farmer
  119. SuperLuchas
  120. Matt Farmer
  121. Box Y Lucha 1746
  122. El Informador 1986-07-13
  123. Matt Farmer
  124. luchablog photolog (20130916_021147)
  125. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.25.29)
  126. SuperLuchas
  127. billed as Atlantis' 33rd defense
  128. billed as Atlantis' 35th defense
  129. billed as Atlantis' 36th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26
  130. billed as Atlantis' 38th defense - Lucha Libre Weekly #26
  131. billed as Atlantis' potential 42nd defense
  132. WON 2000-12-18, a match for western Canada promotion ECCW, city not listed
  133. WON 2000-12-18

Rene Guajardo branch

Guajardo left EMLL in 1974 to work as an independent, a decision that would eventually lead to LLI. Guajardo was NWA Middleweight Championship at the time, though the championship had basically become an in-house EMLL belt. Guajardo, following the precedent set by Gori Guerrero over the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship a decade prior, declared only the NWA could decide when he was no longer champion. He proceeded to defend the championship against fellow recent EMLL departure El Solitario multiple times. The NWA eventually ruled Guajardo invalidated his claim on the NWA championship by defending the belt on non-NWA shows. That ruling means Guajardo technically vacated the championship by accepting the first defense on July 5th, though he still promoted himself as champion for some time.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
- Rene Guajardo
- El Solitario 1974.07.05 Plaza de Monumental, Monterey, Nuevo Leon [1]
- El Solitario 1974.07.?? Nuevo Laredo [2]
- El Solitario 1974.11.10 Arena Lopez Mateos [3]
- El Solitario 1974.11.20 Tampico [4]
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. KO 1112
  2. KO 1112
  3. Box Y Lucha 1151
  4. KO 1127

Gallery of Champions

Gus Kallio, 1st Champion
Tarzan Lopez, 3rd, 5th, 8th & 11th Champion
Gory Guerrero, 6th Champion
Sugi Sito, 9th & 12th Champion
Enrique Llanes, 10th Champion
El Santo, 13th Champion


Rolando Vera, 14th Champion
Rene Guajardo, 15th, 17th, 21st, 23th, 25th & 31st champion
Antonio Posa, 16th Champion
Rayo de Jalisco, 18th, 20th & 27th Champion
Benny Galant, 19th Champion
Jerry London, 22nd Champion


Ray Mendoza, 24th Champion
El Solitario, 28th Champion
Masio Koma, 29th Champion
Anibal, as 30th Champion
Anibal, as 32st Champion
Perro Aguayo, 33rd, 35th & 40th Champion


El Faraon, 34th, 38th & 51st Champion
Ringo Mendoza, 36th, 39th, 41st, 43rd & 50th Champion
Joe Palardy‎, 37th Champion
Tony Salazar, 42nd & 48th Champion
Satoru Sayama, 44th Champion
Satanico, 45th, 53rd, 55th, 57th & 59th Champion


Cachorro Mendoza, 46th Champion
Sangre Chicana, 47th & 49th Champion
Cesar Curiel, 52nd Champion
El Jalisco, 54th Champion
Lizmark, 56th Champion
Gran Cochisse, 58th, 60th & 64th Champion


Gran Hamada, 61st Champion
Chamaco Valaguez, 63rd Champion
Kung Fu, 65th & 67th Champion
El Dandy, 66th & 73rd Champion
Atlantis, 68th, 70th & 74th Champion
Emilio Charles Jr., 69th & 71st Champion


Angel Azteca, 72nd Champion
Mano Negra, 75th & 77th Champion
Oro, 76th Champion
Corazon De Leon, 78th Champion
Ultimo Dragon, 79th & 81st Champion
The Great Sasuke, 80th Champion


El Averno, as 82nd Champion
Mistico, 83rd & 85th Champion
Black Warrior, 84td Champion
Mistico, as 85th Champion
El Averno, as 86th Champion, with old belt


Gallery of Title Belts

Original Belt
2nd Belt
3rd & 5th Belt
4th Belt


Sources


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.)