WWA World Lightweight Championship
The WWA World Lightweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial de peso Ligero WWA in Spanish) is an inactive professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican wrestling promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA) from 1987 until 1995. 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 Welterweight weight class in Mexico is between 63 kg (139 lb) and 70 kg (150 lb), but the weight limits are not always strictly adhered to.[Note 1] It was first won by Mano Negra in 1987 and defended throughout Mexico until 1995 when the title was first declared vacant and then later on inactive.
|WWA World Lightweight Championship|
Campeonato Mundial de peso Ligero WWA
|Promotion||Universal Wrestling Association (UWA)|
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|+||Current reign is changing daily|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Mano Negra||1987||Live event||[Note 2]||1|
|Championship history is unrecorded from 1987 to July 1990.|
|2||El Hijo del Black Shadow||July 1990||Live event||N/A||1||[Note 3]|
|3||Askari El Gringo||December 29, 1990||Live event||Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico||1||[Note 4]|
|4||El Hijo del Black Shadow||November 1991||Live event||N/A||2||[Note 5]|
|5||Espanto Jr.||August 7, 1992||Live event||Querétaro, Mexico||1|
|Championship history is unrecorded from August 7, 1992 to 1993.|
|6||Rey Misterio Jr.||[Note 6]||Live event||N/A||1|
|7||Juventud Guerrera||October 1993||Live event||Monterrey, Mexico||1||[Note 7]|
|8||Rey Misterio Jr.||November 30, 1994||Live event||Matamoros, Mexico||2||92|
|9||Juventud Guerrera||March 2, 1995||Live event||Xalapa, Mexico||2||106||Guerrera won the title during a tag team match.|
|10||Rey Misterio Jr.||June 16, 1995||Live event||Queretearo, Mexico||3||[Note 8]|
|—||Deactivated||1995||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated and later inactivated|
- The most recent case of this is Mephisto, who holds the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).
- The location of the title change has not been captured as part of the documentation.
- The exact date on which el Hijo del Black Shadow won the title is unknown, placing his reign between 151 and 181 days.
- The exact date on which Askari El Gringo lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 307 and 336 days.
- The exact date on which el Hijo del Black Shadow won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 251 and 280 days.
- Records do not indicate when Rey Misterio Jr. won the championship, just that he did.
- The exact date on which Juventud Guerrera won the title is unknown, placing his title reign between 395 and 425 days.
- The exact date on which Rey Misterio Jr. was stripped of the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 1 and 198 days.
- General source for title history before 2000
- Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA Lightweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). "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 2009-04-03.
Articulo 242: "Pluma 63 kilos / Ligero 70 kilos"