Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship
The Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship (Campeonato Nacional Crucero in Spanish) is a national Mexican singles professional wrestling championship controlled by Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). From its creation in 1983 it was not promoted by one specific promotion but shared between many Mexican promotions primarily, but not exclusively Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL). In the mid-1990s Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) gained primary booking control of the championship.[Note 1] 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. The official definition of the Cruiserweight class in Mexico is between 97 kg (214 lb) and 107 kg (236 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 2]
|Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship|
(Campeonato Nacional Crucero)
The championship belt
|Promotion||Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F.|
Asistencia Asesoría y Administración
Mexican Independent circuit
|Date established||November 13, 1983|
|Date won||December 8, 2008|
Ángel Blanco became the first National Cruiserweight Champion when he won the inaugural tournament on November 13, 1984 defeating Insolito in the final match. In the mid-1990s AAA gained control of the championship when then champion Blue Demon, Jr. began working for AAA full-time. When Blue Demon, Jr. lost the Cruiserweight Championship to Karis La Momia AAA took full control all aspects of the Championship. In 1996 Karis la Momia changed his ring character to La Parka and had to vacate the title since his past history working as Karis was not publicly acknowledged by AAA. In 1999 La Parka regained the title, becoming the only two-time champion. The title was barely defended since between the early 2000s and when it was officially vacated by AAA on December 8, 2008.
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Ángel Blanco||November 13, 1983||Live event||Mexico City||1||329||Ángel Blanco defeated Insolito in the tournament final|
|2||Adorable Rubí||October 7, 1984||Live event||Mexico City||1||747|
|3||Charro de Jalisco||October 24, 1986||Live event||Mexico City||1||65|
|4||Judas||December 28, 1986||Live event||Mexico City||1||92|
|5||El Kriminal||March 30, 1987||Live event||Mexico City||1||235|
|6||El Macho||November 20, 1987||Live event||Mexico City||1||861|
|7||Destructor de Idolos||March 30, 1990||Live event||N/A||1||[Note 3]|
|—||Vacated||1992||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated due to injuries|
|8||Rock el Cavernicola||August 3, 1992||Live event||Mexico City||1||864||Defeated Dinamico in a tournament final|
|9||MS-1 Jr.||December 15, 1994||Live event||Mexico City||1||88|
|10||Blue Demon Jr.||March 13, 1995||Live event||Naucalpan, Mexico State||1||429|
|11||Karis la Momia||May 15, 1996||AAA Live event||Naucalpan, Mexico State||1||170|
|—||Vacated||November 1, 1996||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated when Karis la Momia changes his ring character to La Parka Jr.|
|12||Kendo||August 7, 1999||AAA Live event||Chihuahua, Chihuahua||1||123||Won a tournament, defeating Salsero in the finals.|
|13||La Parka Jr.||February 8, 1999||AAA Live event||Mexico City||2||3,591|
|—||December 8, 2008||—||—||Championship vacated by AAA as they stopped promoting the Mexican National Championships.|||
- In this statement, "control" refers to the every day use of the championship, determining which storylines the championship is being used in, who gets to challenge for it and how to use it in a public relations sense.
- 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).
- The exact date on which the title was vacated is not known, which means the title reign lasted between 642 and 856 days
- "Xtreme Tiger vs. Rey Astral por el Campeonato Nacional Crucero" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas Magazine. February 21, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2013.
- Arturo Montiel Rojas (August 30, 2001). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved July 13, 2009.
Articulo 242: "Semicompleto 97 kilos / Junior Completo/Crucero 107 kilos"
- General source for title changes before 2000