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WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship

The WWA World Light Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Semi Completo de WWA in Spanish) is a singles professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling based promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA) since 1989. In the 1990s, the title was taken to Japan when reigning champion Gran Hamada returned to his home country. In Japan, the title became one of 8 championships that made up the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) J-Crown Championship. When the J-Crown was broken up into individual titles the WWA World Light Heavyweight Championship returned to Mexico. 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 Light Heavyweight weight class in Mexico is between 92 kg (203 lb) and 97 kg (214 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][1]

WWA World Light Heavyweight Championship
Campeonato Mundial Semi Completo de WWA
Details
PromotionWorld Wrestling Association (WWA)
Date establishedMarch 11, 1989
Current champion(s)Dr. Wagner, Jr.
Date wonFebruary 23, 2008

In 2005 Filoso, a wrestler from Pro Wrestling ZERO1, was billed as the WWA World Junior Light Heavyweight Champion, using the same title belt that had been used as part of the J-Crown and it had not been returned to the WWA. Even though Filoso never actually won the belt, he did defend the title, losing it in his first defense. The title is used by Zero1 but only shares the name of the World Junior Light Heavyweight Championship, not its lineage.

Title historyEdit

Official WWA championshipEdit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Rey Misterio Sr.  March 11, 1989  Live event Tijuana  1  344 Defeated Fishman to become first Champion
 2  Fishman  February 18, 1990  Live event Tijuana  1  113
 3  Villano IV  June 11, 1990  Live event Tijuana  1  1,285
 4  Gran Hamada  December 17, 1993  Live event Tokyo, Japan  1  960
 5  El Samurai  August 3, 1996  Live event Tokyo, Japan  1  1
 6  The Great Sasuke §  August 4, 1996  Live event Tokyo, Japan  1  99 Became one of eight championships comprising New Japan Pro Wrestling's J-Crown Championship
 7  Último Dragón §  November 11, 1996  Live event Osaka, Japan  1  54
 8  Jushin Thunder Liger §  January 4, 1997  Wrestling World 1997 Tokyo, Japan  1  183
 9  El Samurai §  July 6, 1997  Live event Sapporo, Japan  2  35
 10  Shinjiro Otani §  August 10, 1997  Live event Nagoya, Japan  1  87
Vacated  November 5, 1997 Championship vacated after the J-Crown championship is divided back into the original championships.
 11  Halloween  September 16, 1999  Live event Tijuana  1  197 Defeated Super Parka in tournament finals for vacated title.
 12  Super Parka  March 31, 2000  Live event Tijuana  1  760 [2]
 13  Super Kendo  April 30, 2002  Live event Tijuana  1  35 [3]
 14  Super Parka  June 2, 2002  Live event Ensenada, Baja California  2   [3]
 15  Super Kendo  June 2004  Live event California  2   [4]
 16  Inferno  July 23, 2004  Live event Tijuana  1  1,250 [4]
 17  Nicho El Millonario  December 25, 2007  Live event Rosarito, Baja California  1  60 [5]
 18  Dr. Wagner Jr.  February 23, 2008  Live event Tijuana, Baja California  1  4,303+ Dr. Wagner wins match where his UWA World Heavyweight Championship is also at stake. [6]

Pro Wrestling ZERO1 Version (Disputed Branch)Edit

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Filoso  July 2005  Live event N/A  1   Filoso never defeated anyone to win the title but it was promoted as if he did, this was a Phantom title change
 2  Osamu Namiguchi  August 24, 2005  Live event Nagano, Japan  1  7
 3  Katsuhiko Nakajima  August 31, 2005  Live event Hiroshima, Japan  1  297
 4  Tatsuhito Takaiwa  June 24, 2006  Live event Tokyo, Japan  1  8
Vacated  July 2, 2006 Championship vacated and later abandoned
 5  The★ZEST  July 22, 2007  Live event Yamagata, Japan  1  261 Defeated Osamu Namiguchi in decision match to revive the Title
 6  NOIZ  April 6, 2008  Miracle Rocket ~2nd Impact~ Tokyo, Japan  1  4,260+ Defeated an unknown person wrestling as "The★ZEST" as Takuya Sugi played masked wrestlers.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ The most recent case of this is Mephisto's holding the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).

ReferencesEdit

General source for title history before 2000
  • Royal Duncan & Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: WWA Junior Light Heavyweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 400. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
Specific
  1. ^ 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: "Super medio 92 kilos / Semi Completo 97 kilos"
  2. ^ "2000 Especial!". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 9, 2001. pp. 2–20. issue 2488.
  3. ^ a b "2002: considerar detrás". Box y Lucha Magazine (in Spanish). January 19, 2003. issue 2593.
  4. ^ a b "Número Especial - Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2004". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 24, 2005. issue 91.
  5. ^ "2007 Lo Mejor de la Lucha Mexicana". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). December 26, 2007. issue 244. Retrieved July 11, 2009.
  6. ^ "Lo Mejor de la Lucha Libre Mexicana 2008". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). January 6, 2008. issue 296. Retrieved July 11, 2009.

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