NWA World Welterweight Championship

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Current Champion

La Sombra, 55th Champion

La Sombra is the current champion, defeating Hajime Ohara on November 27, 2007.

History of Championship

The NWA World Welterweight Championship is nominally a Mexico based championship, having actually been created before the formation of the NWA (and EMLL joining the NWA.)

The championship appeared to be forgotten after it was vacated in 1992. In 1995, it was filled, but soon changed hands multiple times in Japan, en route to becoming part of the J-Crown Octuple Junior Championship. After the J-Crown broke up, the championship ended up as a possession of various Ultimo Dragon promotions and off-shoots. It was widely reported Dragon purchased the NWA World Middleweight Championship from CMLL around this period, so the same may be true with this title.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
8 man tournament to determine initial champion
1 El Santo Pete Pancoff 1946.03.15 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Tuffy Trues 1946.05.31 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Jack O'Brien El Santo 1947.02.14 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Gory Guerrero Jack O'Brien 1949.04.29 Mexico City
4 Bobby Bonales Gory Guerrero 1951.07.11 ?
5 El Santo [2] Bobby Bonales 1952.09.26 ?
6 Blue Demon El Santo 1953.07.25 Mexico City
7 Karloff Lagarde Blue Demon 1958.01.31 Mexico City
8 Huracán Ramírez Karloff Lagarde 1965.08.05 Cuernavaca
9 Karloff Lagarde [2] Huracán Ramírez 1965.09.24 Mexico City
10 Vento Castella Karloff Lagarde 1967.05.07 Mexico City
11 Karloff Lagarde [3] Vento Castella 1967.07.03 Mexico City
12 Alberto Munoz Karloff Lagarde 1971.07.11 Mexico City
vacates championship on 1973.10.25 for unknown reasons
decision match for vacant championship
13 Mano Negra Karloff Lagarde 1973.12.14 Mexico City
1 Huracán Ramírez 1975.02.12 Palacio De Los Deportes - Mexico City
14 Blue Demon [2] Mano Negra 1975.06.29 Mexico City
1 Karloff Lagarde 1975.09.26 Arena Mexico
15 Fishman Blue Demon 1976.04.09 Mexico City
16 Mano Negra [2] Fishman 1976.11.19 Mexico City
17 Americo Rocca Mano Negra 1979.04.30 Mexico City
1 Kato Kung Lee 1979.10.19 Arena Mexico
18 Kato Kung Lee Americo Rocca 1980.01.19 Mexico City
19 El Supremo Kato Kung Lee 1980.05.04 Mexico City
20 Lizmark El Supremo 1980.06.04 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
21 La Fiera Lizmark 1981.10.23 Mexico City
22 Americo Rocca [2] La Fiera 1982.07.18 Guadalajara
23 Mocho Cota Americo Rocca 1984.01.27 Arena Coliseo DF
24 Chamaco Valaguez Mocho Cota 1984.07.26 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
Chamaco Valaguez wins NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1985.07.20, vacates this championship
championship filled thru unknown means
25 El Dandy ? 1985.11.17 Mexico City
26 Javier Cruz El Dandy 1986.04.07 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
27 El Dandy [2] Javier Cruz 1986.08.24 ?
28 Americo Rocca [3] El Dandy 1986.11.02 Mexico City
1 Rodolfo Ruiz 1987.08.28 Arena Presidente - Mexico City
29 Solar II Americo Rocca 1988.06.30 Cuernavaca
1 Bestia Salvaje 1988.07.17 Pista Arena Revolucion
30 Fuerza Guerrera Solar II 1988.10.04 Mexico City
1 Pantera II 1989.01.11 Arena Naucalpan
31 Aguila Solitaria Fuerza Guerrera 1989.06.02 Mexico City
32 Fuerza Guerrera [2] Aguila Solitaria 1989.09.21 Arena Puebla
1 Pantera II 1990.05.04 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Americo Rocca 1990.07.04 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
3 Americo Rocca 1990.07.19 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
4 Octagon 1990.09.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Octagon 1990.11.28 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Gallo Tapado 1991.03.01 Arena Mexico
7 Huracan Sevilla 1991.04.29 Pista Arena Revolucion
8 Misterioso 1991.06.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
33 Misterioso Fuerza Guerrera 1991.12.08 Arena Mexico
championship vacant when Misterioso jumps to AAA on 1992.06.19
16 man tournament for vacant championship
34 Negro Casas El Hijo del Santo 1995.12.01 Arena Mexico
next 3 title matches are part of the J-Crown Unification Tournament
35 Shinjiro Ohtani Negro Casas 1996.08.03 Tokyo
36 Ultimo Dragon Shinjiro Ohtani 1996.08.04 Tokyo
37 The Great Sasuke Ultimo Dragon 1996.08.05 Tokyo
defended as part of the J-Crown Octuple Championship
38 Ultimo Dragon [2] The Great Sasuke 1996.10.11 Osaka, Japan
39 Jushin Liger Ultimo Dragon 1997.01.04 Tokyo
40 El Samurai Jushin Liger 1997.07.06 Sapporo, Japan
41 Shinjiro Ohtani El Samurai 1997.08.10 Nagoya, Japan
vacates championship on 1997.11.05 as part of vacating most of J-Crown Octuple Championship
decision match for vacant championship
42 Dragon Kid Dr. Cerebro 1999.02.06 Nagoya, Japan
1 Judo Suwa 1999.02.07 Yokohama, Japan
43 Judo Suwa Dragon Kid 1999.04.25 Kawasaki, Japan
1 Ryo Saito 1999.10.10 Kobe, Japan
2 Ken'ichiro Arai 1999.11.19 Nagoya, Japan
3 Genki Horiguchi 2000.03.25 Iwate, Japan
4 Dragon Kid 2000.06.04 Kobe, Japan
44 Ken'ichiro Arai Judo Suwa 2000.07.22 Tokyo
1 Genki Horiguchi 2000.08.24 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
2 Yasushi Kanda 2000.10.12 Kobe, Japan
championship vacated on 2000.12.15 after loss due to interference versus Susumu Mochizuki
7 man tournament for vacant championship
45 Ken'ichiro Arai [2] Yaushi Kanda 2001.01.29 Tokyo
46 Susumu Mochizuki Ken'ichiro Arai 2001.05.27 Kobe, Japan
1 Genki Horiguchi 2001.07.15 Kumamoto, Japan
2 Ricky Marvin 2001.08.14 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
3 Dragon Kid 2001.08.18 Nagoya, Japan
47 Ryo Saito Susumu Mochizuki 2001.09.30 Tokyo
1 Genki Horiguchi 2001.12.10 Komazawa Olympic Park - Tokyo
2 Genki Horiguchi 2002.02.03 Fukuoka, Japan
3 Ricky Marvin 2002.04.09 Yamagata, Japan
48 Genki Horiguchi Ryo Saito 2002.04.27 Kobe, Japan
1 Ryo Saito 2002.04.28 Nagoya, Japan
2 Ken'ichiro Arai 2002.06.01 Ishizawa, Japan
championship vacated on 2002.06.23 after no contest versus Dragon Kid
decision match for vacant championship
49 Ricky Marvin Super Nova 2002.07.07 Kobe, Japan
50 Genki Horiguchi Ricky Marvin 2002.07.24 Kumamoto, Japan
51 Darkness Dragon Genki Horiguchi 2002.07.28 Shimonoseki, Japan
1 Dragon Kid 2002.08.25 Hokkaido, Japan
2 Ryo Saito 2002.10.08 Osaka, Japan
3 Dragon Kid 2003.02.27 Kobe, Japan
championship vacated on 2003.03.21 due to injury
decision match for vacant championship
52 Yossino Genki Horiguchi 2003.03.22 Sapporo, Japan
1 K-Ness 2003.06.29 Hyogo, Japan
2 K-Ness 2003.08.10 Hokkaido, Japan
3 Susumu Yokosuka 2003.09.08 Osaka, Japan
4 brother YASSHI 2003.12.22 Osaka, Japan
championship vacated on 2004.06.20 to focus on winning the Ultimo Dragon Gym championship
decision match for vacant championship
52 Hajime Ohara La Mascara 2006.05.13 Arena Mexico
1 El Hijo del Fantasma 2006.09.10 Arena Coliseo DF
2 El Hijo del Fantasma 2006.10.12 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
3 Ultimo Gladiador 2006.11.28 Arena Lopez Mateos
53 Super Delfin Hajime Ohara 2007.01.20 Osaka, Japan
54 Hajime Ohara [2] Super Delfin 2007.02.10 Osaka, Japan
1 La Mascara 2007.05.13 Arena Mexico
2 Chris Sabin 2007.05.26 Ontario, Canada
55 La Sombra Hajime Ohara 2007.11.27 Arena Mexico
1 Misterioso II 2008.03.26 Arena Coliseo Acapulco
2 El Mephisto 2008.06.02 Arena Puebla
3 Sangre Azteca 2008.08.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

Gallery of Champions

Blue Demon, 6th Champion
Huracan Ramirez, 8th Champion
Vento Castella, 10th Champion
Karloff Lagarde, 11th Champion
Blue Demon, 14th Champion
Americo Rocca, 17th, 22th & 28th Champion


Mocho Cota, 23rd Champion
Chamaco Valaguez, 24th Champion
Javier Cruz, 26th Champion
Fuerza Guerrera, 30th & 32th Champion
Ultimo Dragon, 36th & 38th Champion
The Great Sasuke, 37th Champion


Jushin Liger, 39th Champion
Hajime Ohara, 52nd & 54th Champion
Super Delfin, 53rd Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

Original 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.)