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IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship

The IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship is a singles professional wrestling championship promoted by International Wrestling Revolution Group (IWRG) since May 2008. The official definition of the Lightweight class in Mexico is between 70 kg (150 lb) and 77 kg (170 lb), but are not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][3] Being a professional wrestling championship, it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline.

IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship
IWRG Intercontinental Lightweight Championship.jpg
The championship belt
Details
PromotionInternational Wrestling Revolution Group
Date establishedMay 29, 2008[2]
Current champion(s)Vacant
Date wonAugust 5, 2018[1]

The Lightweight championship is considered a secondary championship in IWRG, with the IWRG Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship being considered the primary championship of the promotion. Pantera I is the current champion, having defeated Diablo Jr. in the finals of a tournament for the vacant championship. Pantera I is the 13th overall champion and the 12th wrestlers to have won the championship. The Lightweight championship was first won by Freelance in Naucalpan, Mexico when he won a 10-man elimination match.[2] The championship has only changed hands in Arena Naucalpan on IWRG promoted shows. Only Tetsuya Bushi has held the title twice, he is also the person with the shortest reign, 35 days, while Impossible has the record for the longest reign so far, 1,142 days in total.[4]

Title historyEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
(NLT) Championship change took place "no later than" the date listed
Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Freelance  May 29, 2008  Caravana de Campeones (2008) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  255 Defeated Areoman as the last man in a 10-man elimination match. [2]
 2  Tetsuya  February 8, 2009  Revolucionarios de IWRG (2009) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  35 Defeated Freelance and Dr. Cerebro in 3-way match. [4]
 3  Zatura  March 13, 2009  Caravana de Campeones (2009) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  95   [5]
 4  Trauma II  June 18, 2009  Revolucionarios de IWRG (2009) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  59   [6]
 5  Avisman  August 16, 2009  Guerra Revolucionaria (2009) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  102   [7]
 6  Tetsuya Bushi  November 26, 2009  IWRG Homenaje a El Pantera Naucalpan, State of Mexico  2  45   [8]
 7  Dr. Cerebro  January 10, 2010  Revolucionarios de IWRG (2010) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  385   [9]
 8  Comando Negro  January 30, 2011  Caravana de Campeones (2011) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  277   [10]
 9  Dinamic Black  November 3, 2011  El Castillo del Terror (2011) Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  49   [11]
 10  Carta Brava, Jr.  December 22, 2011  Arena Naucalpan 34th Anniversary Show Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  192   [12]
 11  Chicano  July 1, 2012  IWRG show Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  365   [13]
 12  Imposible  July 7, 2013  IWRG show Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  1,142    
Vacated  August 22, 2016  IWRG show Naucalpan, State of Mexico Imposible declared that he was moving up to the middleweight division [14]
 13  Pantera I  November 13, 2016  IWRG show Naucalpan, State of Mexico  1  630 Defeated Diablo Jr. in the finals of a sixteen-man tournament [1]
Vacated  August 5, 2018 Vacated aftrer Pantera had not defended the championship since January 2018

Championship reigns by combined lengthEdit

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is too uncertain to calculate.
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Imposible 1 1,142
2 Dr. Cerebro 1 385
3 Chicano 1 365
4 Comando Negro 1 277
5 Freelance 1 255
6 Carta Brava, Jr. 1 192
7 Avisman 1 102
8 Zatura 1 95
9 Tetsuya Bushi 2 80
10 Trauma II 1 59
11 Dinamic Black 1 49
12 Pantera I† 1 1,085

TournamentsEdit

November 2016Edit

Semi-finals   Final   Final
                   
Astro W  
Black Dragon       Astro    
Pantera I W   Pantera I W  
Demonio Infernal         Pantera I W
Diablo Jr. W       Diablo Jr.  
Omega       Diablo Jr. W
Dragón Fly W   Dragón Fly    
Cadillac    

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ One example the weightlimits not being strictly enforced is Mephisto winning the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a championship with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lizarraga, Alfonso (November 14, 2016). "Golden Magic masacrado y Pantera I nuevo campeón ligero". The Gladiatores Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  3. ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (August 30, 2001). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2009. Articulo 242: "Ligero 70 kilos / Welter 77 kilos"
  4. ^ a b Velazquez, Israel (May 30, 2008). "Resultados de IWRG: Caravana de Campeones (jueves 29 de mayo)". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved June 27, 2009.
  5. ^ Islas, Alejandro (March 23, 2009). "Caravana de Campeones". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F. pp. 14–15. 307.
  6. ^ Rivera, Manuel (July 18, 2009). "Dr. Cerebro venció a Juvi en dos al hilo". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Mexico, D.F. p. 17. 320.
  7. ^ Reyes, Eduardo (August 16, 2009). "Resultados IWRG, Avisman Destrona A El Trauma II y Chico Che Rapa A Black Terry" (in Spanish). Estrellas del Ring. Retrieved August 18, 2009.
  8. ^ "Arena Naucalpan 26 de Noviembre" (in Spanish). The Gladiatores. December 1, 2009. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Nuevo Campeón Ligero En La IWRG". Estrellas del Ring (in Spanish). January 11, 2010. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Comando Negro ahora es campeón". Mi Lucha Libre. January 31, 2011. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  11. ^ Reyes Ruiz, Eduardo (November 4, 2011). "Golden Magic triunfador en el "Castillo del Terror" Drako la victima". Estrellas del Ring. Retrieved November 4, 2011.
  12. ^ Mexicool, Rey (December 23, 2011). "IWRG (Resultados 22 de dic.): Trauma I gana la máscara del Oficial AK-47 – Eterno y Carta Brava Jr., nuevos campeones Welter y Ligero de IWRG". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved December 24, 2011.
  13. ^ Mexicool, Rey (July 2, 2012). "IWRG (Resultados 01/07/12): Hijo de Máscara Año 2000 salva su máscara y se convierte en el nuevo Campeón Junior de Junior's". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 2, 2012.
  14. ^ Mejía Eguiluz, Diego (August 23, 2016). "Hijo de Dos Caras aún es el júnior a vencer" (in Spanish). The Gladiatores. Retrieved August 26, 2016.

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