WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Mexico)
Professional wrestling championship
The WWA World Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Peso Completo WWA in Spanish) is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling based promotion World Wrestling Association (WWA) since 1986. As the Championship was designated as a heavyweight title, the Championship can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). However, as with most heavyweight titles the “minimum” weight requirement is often ignored.
As it was a professional wrestling championship, the championship was not won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match determined by the bookers and match makers.[a] On occasion the promotion declares a championship vacant, which means there is no champion at that point in time. This can either be due to a storyline,[b] or real life issues such as a champion suffering an injury being unable to defend the championship,[c] or leaving the company.[d]
Bill Anderson was the first champion, defeating Tinieblas in the finals of a tournament on October 4, 1986. Perro Aguayo is the wrestler that has held the championship the most times, three, Mil Mascaras is the only other wrestler to have won the title more than once. The current champion is Rayo de Jalisco, Jr., having defeated Rey Misterio, Sr. in a tournament final on March 21, 2003. Since the WWA titles have been largely unsanctioned since the late 1990s it means that they can be defended on any wrestling show, not just limited to WWA promoted shows.[e]
|No.||Overall reign number|
|Reign||Reign number for the specific champion|
|Days||Number of days held|
|†||Championship change is unrecognized by the promotion|
|No.||Champion||Championship change||Reign statistics||Notes||Ref.|
|1||Bill Anderson||October 4, 1986||Live event||[f]||1||119||Defeated Tinieblas to become first champion.||[e]|
|2||Tinieblas||January 31, 1987||Live event||Los Angeles, California||1||182 !”>[g]||[e]|
|3||Super Halcón||August 1987||Live event||Los Angeles, California||1||[e]|
|4||Dos Caras||1989||Live event||[f]||1||262 !”>[h]||[e]|
|5||Scorpio Jr.||September 19, 1990||Live event||Naucalpan, Mexico||1||36||[e]|
|6||Mil Máscaras||October 25, 1991||Live event||Tijuana, Mexico||1||799 !”>[i]||[e]|
|—||Vacated||1994||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated for unknown reasons||[e]|
|7||Perro Aguayo||September 18, 1994||Live event||Nuevo Laredo, Mexico||1||105 !”>[j]||Defeated Cien Caras to win the vacant title.||[e]|
|8||Cien Caras||1995||Live event||1||1 !”>[k]||[e]|
|9||Perro Aguayo||October 4, 1995||Live event||Aguascalientes, Mexico||2||23||[e]|
|10||Cibernético||October 27, 1995||Live event||Tehuacan, Mexico||1||49||[e]|
|11||Perro Aguayo||December 15, 1995||Live event||Mexico City, Mexico||3||560||[e]|
|12||Cobarde Jr.||June 27, 1997||Live event||Tala, Mexico||1||553 !”>[l]||[e]|
|13||Mil Máscaras||1999||Live event||2||[e]|
|—||Vacated||N/A||—||—||—||—||Championship vacated for unknown reasons|
|14||Rayo de Jalisco Jr.||March 21, 2003||Live event||Tijuana, Mexico||1||1800||Defeated Rey Misterio, Sr. to win the vacant title.|||
|—||Vacated||February 23, 2008||—||—||—||—||WWA stripped Jalisco of the title after no-showing a title defense.|
- ^ Hornbaker (2016) p. 550: “Professional wrestling is a sport in which match finishes are predetermined. Thus, win–loss records are not indicative of a wrestler’s genuine success based on their legitimate abilities – but on now much, or how little they were pushed by promoters”
- ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 271, Chapter: Texas: NWA American Tag Team Title [World Class, Adkisson] “Championship held up and rematch ordered because of the interference of manager Gary Hart”
- ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 20, Chapter: (United States: 19th Century & widely defended titles – NWA, WWF, AWA, IW, ECW, NWA) NWA/WCW TV Title “Rhodes stripped on 85/10/19 for not defending the belt after having his leg broken by Ric Flair and Ole & Arn Anderson”
- ^ Duncan & Will (2000) p. 201, Chapter: (Memphis, Nashville) Memphis: USWA Tag Team Title “Vacant on 93/01/18 when Spike leaves the USWA.”
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Duncan & Will (2000) p. 400, Chapter: “Mexico: WWA World Wrestling Association Heavyweight Title (Benjamin Mora Jr.)”
- ^ a b The exact location of the title change has not been captured as part of the championship documentation.
- ^ The exact date on which Tinieblas lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 182 and 212 days.
- ^ The exact date on which Dos Caras won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 262 and 626 days.
- ^ The exact date on which the title was vacated is unknown, placing the title reign between 799 and 1,163 days.
- ^ The exact date on which Pero Aguayo lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 105 and 380 days.
- ^ The exact date on which Cien Caras won the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 1 and 276 days.
- ^ The exact date on which Cobarde Jr. lost the title is unknown, placing the title reign between 553 and 917 days.
- Hornbaker, Tim (2016). “Statistical notes”. Legends of Pro Wrestling – 150 years of headlocks, body slams, and piledrivers (Revised ed.). New York, New York: Sports Publishing. ISBN 978-1-61321-808-2.
- Duncan, Royal; Will, Gary (2000). Wrestling title histories: professional wrestling champions around the world from the 19th century to the present. Waterloo, ON: Archeus Communications. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
- ^ Arturo Montiel Rojas (2001-08-30). “Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Profesional 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 2009-04-03.
Completo 105 kilos sin limite
- ^ SuperLuchas staff (January 5, 2003). “Número Especial – Lo mejor de la lucha libre mexicana durante el 2003”. Super Luchas (in Spanish). issue 40.