AAA World Cruiserweight Championship

The AAA World Cruiserweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Crucero AAA in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship contested for in the Mexican lucha libre promotion Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). The championship cannot be competed for by anyone who is over the Cruiserweight division weight limit of 105 kg (231 lb).[2] Traditionally this division is labelled as the "Junior Heavyweight" division in Mexico while "Cruiserweight" is a term more used in the United States or Canada.

AAA World Cruiserweight Championship
Campeonato Mundial Crucero AAA
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Details
PromotionLucha Libre AAA Worldwide
Date establishedMay 21, 2009
Current champion(s)Laredo Kid
Date wonFebruary 16, 2019[1]
Other name(s)
AAA Cruiserweight Championship (May 2009–August 2014)

The championship was originally named the AAA Cruiserweight Championship. but had the word "world" added to the name after El Hijo del Fantasma won a match on August 17, 2014, that unified the championship with the AAA Fusión Championship.[3] A total of eleven men have held the championship for a total of thirteen different title reigns. Laredo Kid is the champion in his first reign.

ReignsEdit

The inaugural champion was Alex Koslov, who defeated Alan Stone and Xtreme Tiger at AAA Television Taping on May 21, 2009, in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes. The longest reigning champion was Jack Evans who held the title for 713 days from June 6, 2010, to May 19, 2012. The youngest champion is Daga who won at the age of 24 years and 136 days. The shortest reigning champion was Alex Koslov who held the title for 9 days from August 21, 2009 to August 30, 2009. Alex Koslov and Xtreme Tiger has held the title the most times with 2 championship reigns. The oldest champion is Juventud Guerrera who won at the age of 37 years and 178 days. The current champion is Laredo Kid, who is in his first reign. He defeated previous champion Sammy Guevara on February 16, 2019, to win the title.

Title historyEdit

Names
Name Duration
AAA Cruiserweight Championship May 2009 – August 2014
AAA World Cruiserweight Championship August 2014 – present
Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
Defenses Number of successful defenses
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days Defenses
 1  Alex Koslov  May 21, 2009  AAA Sin Limite Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes  1  23 0 Alex Koslov defeated Alan Stone and Xtreme Tiger in the final of a 12-man tournament to become the inaugural champion. This episode aired on tape delay on May 31, 2009 [4]
 2  Xtreme Tiger  June 13, 2009  Triplemanía XVII Mexico City, Mexico  1  69 0 Xtreme Tiger defeated Alan Stone, Alex Koslov, and Crazy Boy in a hardcore elimination match to win the title [5]
 3  Alex Koslov  August 21, 2009  Verano de Escándalo (2009) Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas  2  9 0 Alex Koslov defeated Xtreme Tiger, Jack Evans, Rocky Romero, and Teddy Hart in a five-way elimination match to win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on September 6, 2009 [6]
Vacated  August 30, 2009  AAA Sin Limite Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico Vacated after Alex Koslov lost a six-man steel cage match in which the last man left in the cage was forced out of AAA. This episode aired on tape delay on September 20, 2009 [7]
 4  Xtreme Tiger  September 26, 2009  Heroes Inmortales Monterrey, Nuevo León  2  253 2 Xtreme Tiger defeated Jack Evans, Rocky Romero, Sugi San, and Teddy Hart to win the vacant AAA Cruiserweight Championship [8]
 5  Jack Evans  June 6, 2010  Triplemania 18 Mexico City, Mexico  1  713 1 Jack Evans defeated Xtreme Tiger, Christopher Daniels, and Nosawa Rongai in an elimination match to win the title [9]
 6  Juventud Guerrera  May 19, 2012  Noche de Campeones Chilpancingo, Guerrero  1  197 2 Juventud Guerrera defeated Jack Evans, Psicosis and Teddy Hart in an Extreme match to win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on June 10, 2012 [10]
 7  Daga  December 2, 2012  Guerra De Titanes 2012 Zapopan, Jalisco  1  623 4 Daga defeated Juventud Guerrera, Fénix, Jack Evans, Joe Líder and Psicosis in a ladder match to win the title. This episode aired on tape delay on December 19, 2012 [11]
 8  El Hijo del Fantasma  August 17, 2014  Triplemanía XXII Mexico City, Mexico  1  945 6 Fantasma defeated Daga, Angélico, Australian Suicide, Bengala, Drago, Fénix, Jack Evans, Joe Líder and Pentagón Jr. in a ten-way elimination match, where the AAA Fusión Championship was also unified into the title. Title renamed from "AAA Cruiserweight Championship" to "AAA World Cruiserweight Championship" [3][12]
 9  Johnny Mundo  March 19, 2017  Rey de Reyes (2017) Monterrey, Nuevo León  1  196 1 Mundo defeated Fantasma and El Texano Jr. in a three-way match, also contested for the AAA Mega and AAA Latin American Championships [13]
 10  Lanzeloth  October 1, 2017  Héroes Inmortales XI San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí  1  117 1 This match also included Angelical, Dragon Solar, Hijo del Vikingo, Máscara de Bronce, Solaris, Tiger Boy, Venum and Villano III Jr. [14]
 11  Australian Suicide  January 26, 2018  Guerra de Titanes (2018) Mexico City, Mexico  1  211 3    
 12  Sammy Guevara  August 25, 2018  Triplemanía XXVI Mexico City, Mexico  1  175 1 This was a fatal four-way, also including Shane Strickland and ACH [1]
 13  Laredo Kid  February 16, 2019  AAA Conquista Total Morelia, Michoacán  1  363+ 1

Combined reignsEdit

 
Current champion Laredo Kid
 
Record longest reigning champion at 945 days El Hijo del Fantasma
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined
defenses
Combined
days
1 El Hijo del Fantasma 1 6 945
2 Jack Evans 1 1 713
3 Daga 1 4 623
4 Laredo Kid 1 1 363+
5 Xtreme Tiger 2 2 322
6 Australian Suicide 1 3 211
7 Juventud Guerrera 1 2 197
8 Johnny Mundo 1 1 196
9 Sammy Guevara 1 1 175
10 Lanzeloth 1 1 118
11 Alex Koslov 2 0 32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Valdés, Apolo (August 26, 2018). "Sammy Guevara destronó al Rey y se coronó Campeón Crucero AAA". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). MSN. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "REGLAMENTO DE BOX Y LUCHA LIBRE PROFESIONAL DEL ESTADO DE MEXICO" (PDF). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-03. CAPITULO XXVI> DEL PESO DE LOS LUCHADORES
  3. ^ a b "Noche de Leyenda en Triplemanía XXII". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). August 18, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  4. ^ "Alex Koslov campeón crucero AAA". Súper Luchas. 2009-05-24.
  5. ^ "Triplemania 17 (Resultados y cobertura 13 Junio 2009) - El Hijo del Santo salva a AAA - Nuevo Mega Campeón: Dr. Wagner Jr. - Xtreme Tiger nuevo Campeón Crucero AAA". Súper Luchas. 2009-06-14.
  6. ^ "AAA Verano de Escándalo 2009 (Resultados 21 agosto) – Dr. Wagner Jr. retiene el Megacampeonato – Aparece Gron XXX – Roxxi se presenta con AAA". Súper Luchas. 2009-08-22.
  7. ^ "ALEX KOSLOV FUERA DE AAA". LuchaLibreAAA.com. 2009-09-01. Archived from the original on 2009-09-02. Retrieved 2017-03-24.
  8. ^ "AAA- Héroes Inmortales III- (Resultados en vivo 26 septiembre 2009) – Cibernético gana el Trofeo Antonio Peña – Electroshock sustituye a Charly Manson contra Chessman – El luchador sorpresa fue Konan Big". Súper Luchas. 2009-09-27. Archived from the original on 2009-09-28.
  9. ^ "Triplemania 18 (Cobertura y resultados 6 junio 2010) – La Parka vs. L.A. Park – Electroshock vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. – Los Perros del Mal en AAA". Súper Luchas. 2010-06-06.
  10. ^ "Así se vivió la noche de campeones en Chilpancingo". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). May 20, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
  11. ^ Mexicool, Rey (December 2, 2012). "Guerra de Titanes 2012: Daga, nuevo Campeón Crucero AAA" (in Spanish). Super Luchas Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
  12. ^ "Hijo del Fantasma, primer Campeón Mundial Crucero AAA". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). August 21, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  13. ^ Rosales, Jorge (March 19, 2017). "Johnny Mundo se convirtió en tricampeón de AAA". MedioTiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved March 20, 2017.
  14. ^ "En Héroes Inmortales XI nacen nuevos campeones". Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (in Spanish). October 2, 2017. Retrieved October 2, 2017.

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