Mexican National Heavyweight Championship

The Mexican National Heavyweight Championship (called the Campeonato Nacional Completo in Spanish) is a Mexican Lucha Libre (professional wrestling) championship created and sanctioned by "Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F." (the Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). While the Commission sanctions the title, it does not promote the events in which the Championship is defended. From 1933 until the mid-1990s, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) controlled the Championship, since then AAA gained control of the championship, after the Commission granted them control of the championship. In 2006 the championship was abandoned and replaced by the AAA Mega Championship. In 2009 the championship became active again on the Mexican Independent circuit until 2013. CMLL brought the championship back in 2017. Since the championship is designated as a heavyweight title, the championship can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). However, the regulation is not strictly adhered to.[1]

Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship.jpg
The championship belt
Details
PromotionComisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Sanctioning body)
CMLL (1933 – 1996)
AAA (1996 – 2008)
Mexican Independent circuit (2009 – 2013)
CMLL (2017 - present)
Date established1926
Current champion(s)El Terrible
Date wonOctober 29, 2017

Championship historyEdit

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 earliest documented use of the Mexican National Heavyweight Title was in 1926 and as such the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship was the oldest continuously promoted wrestling title in the world at the time of its inactivation. The earliest recorded champion was Francisco Aguayo who initially won the title under the name Frank Aguayo while wrestling in border on the US side. He later brought the belt with him to Mexico and on June 21, 1934 firmly established it as a Mexican-based championship with his victory over Manuel "El Toro" Hernández in the first championship match ever sanctioned by the Mexico City Boxing and wrestling commission.[2] At that point Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL, later renamed CMLL) was given the full promotional control of the title, with the Commission only being asked to approve the champions.[Note 1]

After Pierroth Jr. won the title in 1995, he left CMLL and signed with AAA, bringing the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship with him. When Máscara Sagrada became the champion in 1996, it was officially acknowledged by the Commission that AAA controlled the booking of the championship from that point forward. El Halcón, also billed as Halcón Ortiz and Super Halcón, has the record for most championship reigns, with five. On September 13, 2006, AAA created the new AAA Mega Championship and the National title was not promoted in the promotion.[3] The then champion, Charly Manson left AAA in 2009 and defended the title on the independent circuit.[4] Manson later lost the championship to Héctor Garza until his death on May 23, 2013, after which it became inactive once more. In October 2017 CMLL announced that they were bringing the championship back under their control.

The championship is currently vacant, pending the outcome of a 12-man torneo cibernetico on October 12, 2017. A total of 24 wrestlers have held the championship since its inception, for a total of 64 reigns. The longest Mexican National Heavyweight Championship reign belongs to El Médico Asesino with a total of 1,378 days. El Halcón was champion for the shortest time, 24 days, but also holds the record for most reigns with five in total. Cien Caras's two combined reigns lasted 1,483 days, more than any other champion.

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 Francisco Aguayo 1926 (n) Live event Unknown 1 N/A   [2]
Championship history is unrecorded from 1926 to December, 1930.
2 Martinez Larrea December, 1930 (n) Live event Unknown 1 N/A    
Championship history is unrecorded from 1931 to June 21, 1934.
3 Francisco Aguayo June 21, 1934 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 2 N/A Defeated Manuel "El Toro" Hernández in the first sanctioned championship match on Mexican soil. [2]
4 Yaqui Joe 1937 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 N/A    
5 Francisco Aguayo 1938 Live event Unknown 3 N/A    
Vacated 1940 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
6 Firpo Segura 1940 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 N/A Defeated Doc Macias  
7 Rye Duran 1942 Live event Morelia, Michoacán 1 N/A    
8 Firpo Segura 1943 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 2 N/A    
9 Steve Morgan September 28, 1946 EMLL 13th Anniversary Show Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 175   [5]
10 Firpo Segura March 22, 1947 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 3 N/A    
11 Daniel Aldana 1948 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 N/A    
12 Firpo Segura 1952 Live event Cuernavaca, Morelos 4 N/A    
13 Joaquin Murrieta August 12, 1954 Live event N/A 1 215    
Vacated March 15, 1955 Championship vacated for undocumented reasons
14 El Médico Asesino September 7, 1956 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 1,378 Defeated Gran Lothario in a tournament final  
Vacated June 16, 1960 Title vacated when Médico Asesino died
15 Pepe Mendieta May 13, 1962 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 N/A Defeated Henry Pilusso in a tournament final  
Vacated 1965 Title vacated when Mendieta retired
16 Chico Casaola December 1965 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 N/A Defeated Pantera Negra in a tournament final  
17 Pantera Negra March 13, 1966 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 88    
17 Black Gordman September 6, 1966 Live event Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas 1 146    
19 Polo Torres November 2, 1966 Live event Torreón, Coahuila 1 362    
20 Henry Pilusso October 30, 1967 Live event Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 1 517    
21 Goliath March 30, 1969 Live event Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua 1 309    
22 Raul Reyes February 2, 1970 Live event Monterrey, Nuevo León 1 795    
23 Ángel Blanco April 7, 1972 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 567    
24 Enrique Vera October 26, 1973 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 502    
25 Raul Reyes March 12, 1975 Live event Acapulco, Guerrero 1 199    
26 El Halcón September 27, 1975 EMLL 42nd Anniversary Show (2) Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 533    
27 Gran Markus March 13, 1977 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 103   [6]
28 El Halcón June 24, 1977 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 177    
29 Raul Mata December 18, 1977 Live event Monterrey, Nuevo León 1 201    
30 El Nazi July 1, 1978 Live event Monterrey, Nuevo León 1 118   [7]
31 TNT October 27, 1978 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 100    
32 Gran Markus February 4, 1979 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 322    
33 El Halcón December 23, 1979 Live event Torreón, Coahuila 3 24    
34 Tony Benetto January 16, 1980 Live event Acapulco, Guerrero 1 192    
35 Cien Caras July 26, 1980 Live event Puebla, Puebla 1 610    
36 Herodes March 28, 1982 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 84    
37 Halcón Ortiz June 20, 1982 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 413    
38 Pirata Morgan August 7, 1983 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 154    
39 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. January 8, 1984 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 82    
40 Cien Caras March 30, 1984 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 873    
41 Alfonso Dantés August 20, 1986 Live event Acapulco, Guerrero 1 379   [8]
42 Super Halcón September 3, 1987 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 5 105    
43 Gran Markus Jr. December 17, 1987 Live event Acapulco, Guerrero 1 234 Previously won the title as "Herodes"  
44 Alfonso Dantés August 7, 1988 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 1 317    
Vacated March 1989 Title vacated when Alfonso Dantés retired
45 Popitekus May 21, 1989 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 414    
46 Gran Markus Jr. July 9, 1990 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 3 40  
47 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. October 17, 1990 Live event Acapulco, Guerrero 2 178    
48 El Egipcio April 13, 1991 Live event Puebla, Puebla 1 427    
49 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. June 13, 1992 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 3 986    
50 Pierroth Jr. February 24, 1995 Live event Puebla, Puebla 1 574    
51 Máscara Sagrada September 20, 1996 Live event Actopan, Hidalgo 1 275    
52 Cibernético June 22, 1997 Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal 1 245    
53 Perro Aguayo February 22, 1998 Live event Chihuahua, Chihuahua 1 358   [9]
54 El Cobarde II February 15, 1999 Live event Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas 1 246    
55 Latin Lover October 19, 1999 Live event Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila 1 929    
56 Héctor Garza May 5, 2002 Live event Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas 1 92   [10][11]
57 El Zorro August 5, 2002 Live event Monterrey, Nuevo León 1 509   [10]
58 Pirata Morgan December 27, 2003 Live event Oaxaca, Oaxaca 1 39   [12]
59 El Zorro February 4, 2004 Live event Veracruz, Veracruz 1 137   [13]
60 Mr. Águila June 20, 2004 Triplemanía XII Naucalpan, México 1 42   [14]
61 El Zorro August 1, 2004 Live event Guadalajara, Jalisco 3 672   [15]
62 Charly Manson June 4, 2006 Triplemanía XIV Pachuca, Hidalgo 1 1,358   [3][16]
63 X-Fly February 21, 2010 La Revolucion Ecatepec de Morelos, Mexico State 1 723   [17]
64 Héctor Garza February 14, 2012 Perros del Mal Producciones Pachuca, Hidalgo 2 467 This was a six-way elimination match, also involving El Hijo del Perro Aguayo, El Mesías, El Texano Jr. and Toscano. [18]
Deactivated May 26, 2013 Héctor Garza died while holding the championship.
65 El Terrible October 29, 2017 Domingos Arena Mexico Mexico City, Mexico 1 853+ Terrible defeated Diamante Azul in a tournament final. [19]

Combined reignsEdit

As of February 29, 2020.

Indicates the current champion.
¤ The exact length of the reign is uncertain.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Cien Caras 2 1,483
2 El Médico Asesino 1 1,378
3 Charly Manson 1 1,358
4 El Zorro 3 1,318
5 El Halcón 5 1,252
6 Rayo de Jalisco Jr. 3 1,246
7 Gran Markus 2 1,021
8 Raul Reyes 2 994
9 Latin Lover 1 929
10 El Terrible 1 853+
11 X-Fly 1 723
12 Alfonso Dantés 2 696
13 Pierroth Jr. 1 574
14 Héctor Garza 2 559
15 Ángel Blanco 1 567
16 Henry Pilusso 1 517
17 Enrique Vera 1 502
18 El Egipcio 1 427
19 Popitekus 1 414
20 Polo Torres 1 362
21 Gran Markus Jr. 3 358
22 Perro Aguayo 1 358
23 Goliath 1 309
24 Máscara Sagrada 1 275
25 El Cobarde II 1 246
26 Cibernético 1 245
27 Joaquin Murietta 1 215¤
28 Pirata Morgan 2 193
29 Raul Mata 1 201
30 Tony Benetto 1 192
31 Steve Morgan 1 175
32 Black Gordman 1 146
33 El Nazi 1 118
34 TNT 1 100
35 Pantera Negra 1 88
36 Mr. Águila 1 42
37 Firpo Segura 4 N/A
38 Francisco Aguayo 3 N/A
39 Chico Casaola 1 N/A
Daniel Aldana 1 N/A
Martinez Larrea 1 N/A
Pepe Mendieta 1 N/A
Rye Duran 1 N/A
Yaqui Joe 1 N/A

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ In this, "control" refers to the everyday use of the title, determining which storylines the title is being used it, who gets to challenge for the title, how to use it in a public relations sense.

ReferencesEdit

General
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: National Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. pp. 390–391. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
  • "Los Reyes de Mexico: La Historia de Los Campeonatos Nacionales". Lucha 2000 (in Spanish). 2004-12-20. Especial 21.
Specific
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  16. ^ SuperLuchas staff (June 26, 2006). "TripleManía XIV: La Parka Acabó con Muerte Cibernetica". Super Luchas (in Spanish). 165.
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