CMLL World Welterweight Championship

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Current Champion

Mephisto, 23rd & 34th Champion

Mephisto is the current champion. He won the championship on May 3, 2016, defeating Mascara Dorada at Arena México.

History of Championship

Mephisto was the 21st champion, beating Satanico as a continuation of their post-breakup rivalry. Mephisto's championship reign was mostly unnoteworthy, as he and partner/fellow singles champ Averno were presented more often as a tag team or foils for Mistico than as championships on their own.

Mistico picked up the belt in April of 2007, but the championship was mostly dormant for the first half of his title reign. The belt became part of a growing collection of Mistico's championships by the end of 2007 and was notable for being defended in Japan when Averno and Mistico were brought over for a NJPW show.

Negro Casas returned to the rudo side in the summer of 2008 and became a thorn in old partner Mistico's side for next many months, as part of Casas' campaign against all the young tecnicos. Negro finally got a chance at this championship on the 2009 Dos Leyendas show, and defeated Mistico via an unobserved mask pull in the final fall.

Negro successfully defended the championship again versus Mistico the following month, and their continuing feud led to the main event of the the CMLL 76th Anniversario. Negro Casas lost his hair but kept the title. Besides a short feud with Mascara Dorada, Negro wasn't very active with this championship. It was more notable for Casas also winning the CMLL World Middleweight Championship, a rare moment of a luchador holding CMLL branded titles in multiple weight classes simultaneously. Negro did not hold the middleweight title for long, but kept this title.

Negro Casas again defended against Mascara Dorada in September 2010. Dorada was a fast rising star, but already held three belts and it seemed like only a status quo title defense. Instead, Dorada took the final two falls, becoming a four title champion (CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship, CMLL World Trios Championship and Mexican National Trios Championship.)

Despite having all these championships, Mascara Dorada did not have much time to defend it. Mascara Dorada toured Japan in November, then came back home to help defend the Mexican National Trios Championship. The defense was successful, but Dorada hurt a leg during the match. Dorada would be in and out of action over the next two months.

Dorada's first title defense was January 21, as part of the CMLL NJPW Fantastica Mania, 2011 shows. Dorada fell to NJPW's Ryusuke Taguchi in a three fall match. Taguchi had been part of CMLL in 2005, as part of an eight month training journey, and it was expected he'd be returning for at least a short time to defend this championship in the future.

In NJPW event Dominion 6.18 Mascara Dorada won the championship on June 18, 2011, defeating Ryusuke Taguchi at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, Japan.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
tournament to decide champion
1 Fuerza Guerrera El Khalifa 1992.02.15 Arena Puebla
2 America Fuerza Guerrera 1992.03.08 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Canelo Casas 1992.04.12 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Felino America 1992.07.16 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 America 1992.07.29 Arena Ecatepec
2 Aguila Solitaria 1992.08.15 Pista Arena Revolucion
3 Oro 1992.09.27 Arena Naucalpan
4 Ciclon Ramirez 1992.11.14 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Ciclon Ramirez 1992.11.18 Arena Naucalpan
4 Ciclon Ramirez Felino 1993.05.21 Arena Mexico
1 Felino 1993.06.18 Arena Mexico
2 Tornado Negro 1993.09.05 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Felino [2] Ciclon Ramirez 1994.03.30 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
6 Pantera [2] Felino 1994.06.21 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 Felino 1994.07.21 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
2 Felino 1994.10.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
3 Felino 1994.12.27 Arena Coliseo DF
4 Great Sasuke 1995.05.26 Arena Mexico
5 Arkangel de la Muerte 1996.01.30 Arena Coliseo DF
6 Karloff Lagarde Jr. 1996.02.21 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
Pantera leaves CMLL; belt vacated despite dispute
tournament to decide champion
7 Mascara Magica Felino 1996.05.21 Arena Coliseo DF
8 Guerrero de la Muerte Mascara Magica 1996.08.02 Arena Mexico
1[1] Mr. Niebla 1996.12.17 Arena Coliseo
9 Mascara Magica [2] Guerrero de la Muerte 1997.??.?? ?
10 Karloff Lagarde Jr. Mascara Magica 1998.02.06 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Solar I 1998.03.01 Arena Neza
2 Angel Azteca 1998.03.09 Arena Puebla
3 Pantera 1998.06.12 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
11 Olimpico Karloff Lagarde Jr. 1998.09.15 Arena Coliseo
12 Halcon Negro Olimpico 1998.10.23 Arena Mexico
13 Olimpico [2] Halcon Negro 1998.12.13 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
1 Villano III 1998.12.26 La Carpa Astros
2 Fuerza Guerrera 1999.02.16 Arena Coliseo DF
14 Super Delfin Olimpico 1999.02.27 Nagoya, Japan
15 Arkangel de la Muerte Super Delfin 1999.08.10 Kawasaki, Japan
1 Tigre Blanco 2000.01.25 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Shinobi 2000.02.08 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
3 Astro Rey Jr. 2000.10.01 Arena Neza
4 Solar I 2000.10.17 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Nosawa 2000.12.20 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
16 Nosawa Arkangel 2001.??.?? Japan
Nosawa injured, unable to defend - title defaults to challenger
17 Pantera [3] Nosawa 2001.03.02 Mexico City
18 Nosawa [2] Pantera 2001.04.02 Arena Puebla
19 Felino [3] Nosawa 2001.09.21 Arena Mexico
1 Pentagon Black 2002.02.11 Arena Lopez Mateos
2[2] Black Terry 2002.09.22 Arena Nueva Aragon
3 El Averno 2002.10.06 Arena Neza
4 Juventud Guerrera 2003.03.28 Arena Mexico
5 Angel Blanco Jr. 2003.08.22 Auditorio De Tijuana
6 Shiryu Dragon 2003.09.02 Auditorio Benito Juarez - Cuautitlan
20 Satanico Felino 2003.11.25 Arena Coliseo DF
1 El Averno 2004.02.15 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
21 Mephisto Satanico 2004.02.24 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Volador Jr. 2004.04.11 Arena Coliseo DF
2 Zumbido 2004.05.20 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
3 Tony Boy 2004.05.25 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
4 Felino 2005.01.11 Arena Coliseo DF
5 Neutron 2005.01.23 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
6 Atlantis 2005.05.29 Arena Coliseo DF
7 Heavy Metal 2006.10.19 Arena Olimpico Laguna de Gomez Palacio
8 Volador Jr. 2007.02.18 Arena Coliseo De Guadalajara
22 Mistico El Mephisto 2007.04.10 Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
Mistico beats Vangelis in title vs. title match to win the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Title
1 Vangelis 2007.12.04 Arena Queretaro
2 Negro Casas 2008.12.08 Arena Puebla
3 Mephisto 2009.02.15 Ryogoku Kokugikan - Tokyo
4 El Averno 2009.02.18 Auditorio Miguel Barragan - San Luis Potosi
23 Negro Casas Mistico 2009.03.20 Arena Mexico
1 Mistico 2009.04.12 Arena Mexico
2 Mistico 2009.08.05 Domo de la Feria de Leon
3 Mascara Dorada 2009.12.01 Arena Mexico
24 Mascara Dorada Negro Casas 2010.09.08 Arena Mexico
25 Ryusuke Taguchi Mascara Dorada 2011.01.22 Korakuen Hall
1 Madoka 2011.04.03 Korakuen Hall
2 Taichi 2011.04.29 Hiroshima Green Arena Small Arena - Hiroshima, Japan
26 Mascara Dorada [2] Ryusuke Taguchi 2011.06.18 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium - Osaka, Japan
1 Mephisto 2011.08.15 Arena Puebla
2 Mephisto 2011.09.25 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Mephisto 2011.11.04 Arena Mexico
4 Kushida 2012.01.22 Korakuen Hall
5 Averno 2012.04.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6 Mephisto 2012.05.13 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7 Psicosis II 2012.05.22 Arena Mexico
27 Polvora Mascara Dorada 2012.11.11 Arena Mexico
1 Titan (CMLL) 2013.01.01 Arena Mexico
2 Valiente 2013.02.03 Arena Coliseo DF
3 Relámpago (Sinaloa) 2013.03.02 Cancha German Evers, Mazatlán, Sinaloa
4 Mascara Dorada 2013.03.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5 Angel de Oro 2013.09.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6 Black Metal (Guadalajara) 2013.11.15 Polideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa
28 Mistico II Polvora 2014.02.16 Arena Mexico
1 Averno 2014.04.08 Arena Mexico
Mistico vacates the championship on 2014.11.19; title had been inactive due to injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident many months before
10 man cibernetico to determine two finalists
29 Mascara Dorada [3] Negro Casas 2015.01.02 Arena Mexico
30 BUSHI[3] Máscara Dorada 2015.12.18 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo, Japan
31 Mascara Dorada [4] BUSHI 2016.01.22 Korakuen Hall
1 Mephisto 2016.02.19 Arena Mexico
2 Negro Casas[4] 2016.03.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
3 Bárbaro Cavernario 2016.03.28 Arena Puebla
32 Mephisto [2] Mascara Dorada 2016.05.03 Arena Mexico
1[5] Caifán I 2016.06.19 Arena Naucalpan
2[6] Místico II 2016.07.11 Arena Puebla
3[7] Titán 2016.09.20 Arena Mexico
4 Caristico 2017.01.27 Arena Mexico
5 Caristico 2017.03.20 Arena Puebla
6 Negro Casas 2017.05.15 Arena Puebla
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Matt Farmer; results different if this was a title match
  2. draw - La Magia del Ring 168
  3. SuperLuchas
  4. LuchaWorld.com
  5. Lucha World; This was an event of the Lucha Memes promotion
  6. Lucha World
  7. MedioTiempo

Super Delfin branch

Super Delfin held a claim on this title from 96/03/15 till 96/06/22. Pantera had left CMLL to go to AAA before a tour of Japan. During the tour, he fought Super Delfin for the belt in Osaka, and lost. CMLL did not recoginize a title change, deciding instead that Pantera had been stripped off the championship before the title match happened. After Mascara Magica won the vacant title in a tournament, he fought Super Delfin in Naruko, Japan on 96/06/22, winning the match and ending the dispute. Delfin would go onto win the belt three years later, but is only considered to have one title reign.

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
- Super Delfin Pantera 1996.03.15 Osaka
1 Kato Kung Lee 1996.04.27 Sukagawa, Japan
2 TAKA Michinoku 1996.06.17 Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan
7 Mascara Magica Super Delfin 1996.06.22 Naruko, Japan
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

Gallery of Champions

America, 2nd Champion
Felino, 3rd & 5th Champion
Mascara Magica, 7th & 9th Champion
Super Delfin, as disputed Champion
Guerrero De La Muerte, 8th Champion
Karloff Lagarde Jr., 10th Champion


Halcon Negro, 14th Champion
Super Delfin, 16th Champion
Arkangel, 17th Champion
Nosawa, 18th & 20th Champion
Felino, 21st Champion


Mistico, 24th Champion
Negro Casas, 25th Champion
Ryusuke Taguchi, 27th Champion
Mascara Dorada, 26th, 29th, 31st & 33rd Champion
Polvora, 29th Champion
Mistico II, 30th Champion
BUSHI, 32nd Champion


Sources

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Championships
CMLL: Mini: ShockercitoSuper Light: Dragon Lee IIWelter: MephistoMiddle: Ángel de Oro
Light Heavy: Niebla RojaHeavy: Marco CorleoneTag: Negro Casas & Shocker
Trios: Sky Team (Mistico II, Volador Jr. and Valiente)Women: Dalis La Caribeña
NWA WH: Welter: Volador Jr.Middle: Ultimo GuerreroLight Heavy: Hechicero
National: Light: ElectricoWelter: Soberano Jr.Light Heavy: Atlantis
Women: Princesa SugehitTrios: Los Hijos del Infierno (Mephisto, Ephesto and Luciferno)
Tournaments: Leyenda de Azul: Último GuerreroLeyenda de Plata: La Máscara
Universal: ValientePequeño Reyes del Aire: ShockercitoReyes del Aire: Angel de Oro
Gran Alternativa: Caristico & Soberano Jr.En Busca de un Ídolo: Boby Zavala
Parejas Increíbles: Volador Jr. & Barbaro Cavernario: • La Copa Jr.: Soberano Jr.
REINA: CMLL-REINA Intl Junior: KeiraCMLL-REINA Intl: Heidi KatrinaCMLL-REINA Tag Team: Vacant
DF: Light: AstralWelter: SenseiMiddle: Hijo del Signo
Occidente: Welter: Star BlackMiddle: JockerLight Heavy: Puma King
Heavy: Diamante AzulTag: El Gallo & EsfingeTrios: La Familia Dinamita
Misc: Arena Coliseo Tag: Black Terry & Negro Navarro
Defunct: Copa de Arena Mexico Tournament
Japan TagJapan Women's