Mexican National Middleweight Championship

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Current Champion

Octagon, 60th Champion

The most recent and possibly final middleweight champion is Octagon, who won the championship on July 15, 2006. Outside of a couple matches with Fuerza Guerrera, the championship quickly became dormant. Octagon did not bring it to matches or even talk about it much. AAA vacated the championship in 2008, part of an effort to move away from commission regulated championships, but they or Octagon may still be in physical possession of the championship. The title has not been mentioned since Octagon left AAA and joins the other non-CMLL national championships as functionally being defunct.

History of Championship


Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
first title reign not acknowledged by all sources
- Yaqui Joe 1933.??.?? ?
1[1] Ray Ryan 1933.10.26 Arena Nacional
initial tournament for championship
1 Octavio Gaona Black Guzman 1938.02.06 Arena Mexico
2 Tarzan Lopez Octavio Gaona 1938.09.02 Arena Coliseo DF
1[2] Benny Wilson 1939.09.22 Old Arena Mexico
2 Gorilla Ramos 1941.06.19 Arena Mexico
vacates championship on 1941.12.16
tournament for vacant championship
3 Murcielago Velazquez Bobby Bonales 1942.04.02 Mexico City
4 El Santo Murcielago Velazquez 1943.10.08 Mexico City
5 Bobby Bonales El Santo 1943.06.11 Arena Coliseo[3]
6 El Santo [2] Bobby Bonales 1943.10.08 Mexico City
7 Tarzan Lopez El Santo 1944.04.01 Arena Coliseo DF
Lopez already holds the NWA World Middleweight Championship, vacates this title on 1944.04.08
tournament for vacant championship
8 El Santo [3] Tuffy Truesdale 1944.05.31 Arena Coliseo DF
9 Bobby Bonales [2] El Santo 1945.06.01 Arena Coliseo DF
10 Gori Guerrero Bobby Bonales 1945.09.25[4] Arena Coliseo DF
Guerrero wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1946.02.23, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
11 Tarzan Lopez Bobby Bonales 1946.04.12 ?
Lopez wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1949.05.28, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
12 El Santo [4] El Gladiator 1956.09.14 Arena Coliseo DF
1[5] Tonny Lopez 1958.10.19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[6] Blue Demon 1962.03.17 Arena Puebla
13 Karloff Lagarde El Santo 1963.04.11 Pachuca
1 El Santo 1963.05.15 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
14 El Santo [5] Karloff Lagarde 1963.06.28 Mexico City
1[7] Karloff Lagarde 1964.04.21 Arena Mexico
2[8] Karloff Lagarde 1965.04.13 Arena Mexico
15 Rene Guajardo El Santo 1967.06.20[9] Arena Mexico
Guajardo wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1967.07.29, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
16 Karloff Lagarde [2] Apolo Curiel 1967.12.14 Pachuca
17 Humberto Garza Karloff Lagarde 1968.02.25 Monterrey
1[10] El Vikingo 1968.08.20 Arena Mexico
18[11] Alberto Munoz Humberto Garza 1968.10.20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
19 Rene Guajardo [2] Alberto Munoz 1969.11.20 Guadalajara
20 Ciclon Veloz Jr. Rene Guajardo 1971.04.06 Guadalajara
1[12] Rene Guajardo 1972.03.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2 Cesar Valentino 1973.06.08 Arena Mexico
21 Adorable Rubi Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1973.12.14 Arena Mexico
22[13] Anibal Adorable Rubi 1974.06.28 Arena Mexico
1[14] Adorable Rubi 1974.08.23 Arena Mexico
Anibal wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1974.09.20, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
23 Ringo Mendoza Anibal 1974.11.29 Mexico City
1[15] Perro Aguayo 1975.05.04 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2 Tony Salazar 1975.10.03 Arena Mexico
3 Fishman[16] 1976.02.04 Pista Arena Revolucion
4[17] Karloff Lagarde 1976.04.04 Arena Coliseo
5[18] Fishman 1976.08.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6[19] Cesar Valentino 1976.09.26 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7[20] Perro Aguayo 1976.12.10 Arena Mexico
24 Perro Aguayo Ringo Mendoza 1977.02.28 Arena Mexico
Aguayo wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1977.03.11, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
25 Jose Luis Mendieta Rubi Ruvalcaba 1977.04.15 Arena Coliseo DF
1[21] As Charro 1977.07.29 Arena Mexico
2[22] Demonio Blanco 1977.08.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
26 Sangre Chicana Jose Luis Mendieta 1977.11.19 Pista Arena Revolucion
1[23] El Monarca 1978.02.17 Arena México
2[24] Cachorro Mendoza 1978.03.10 Arena México
3 Tony Salazar 1978.05.20 Pista Arena Revolucion
4[25] El Monarca 1978.08.26 Pista Arena Revolucion
5[26] Ciclon Veloz Jr. 1978.04.23 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
6[27] Cachorro Mendoza 1978.09.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
7[28] Satoru Sayama 1978.09.22 Arena México
28 claimed defenses, including more vs Ciclon Veloz (3), Cachorro Mendoza (2 more), Yuma
Ultraman, Tony Salazar, Impacto, El Cobarde
Chicana vacates championship on March 1979
tournament for vacant championship
27 Cachorro Mendoza Sangre Chicana 1979.06.08 Arena Mexico
1[29] Cachorro Mendoza 1979.07.29 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
28[30] El Satanico Cachorro Mendoza 1979.10.19 Arena Mexico
1[31] Ringo Mendoza 1979.12.07 Arena Mexico
2[32] Cachorro Mendoza 1980.02.07 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
3[33] Shazam 1980.02.26 Arena Coliseo
Satanico wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1980.03.28, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
29 Ringo Mendoza [2] El Satanico 1980.06.06 Arena Mexico
1 Satanico 1980.10.07 Arena Coliseo DF
30 El Faraón Ringo Mendoza 1980.12.05 Arena Mexico
1[34] El Jalisco 1980.12.21 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
2[35] Ringo Mendoza 1981.01.11 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
El Faraon vacates championship in April 1981
tournament for vacant championship
31 Solar I Cachorro Mendoza 1981.05.29 Arena Coliseo
1[36] Satanico 1981.06.26 Arena Mexico
32 El Satanico [2] Solar I 1981.10.23 Arena Coliseo
33 Lizmark El Satanico 1982.02.10 Acapulco
1[37] El Satanico 1982.02.19 Arena Mexico
2[38] El Faraón 1982.07.02 Arena Mexico
34 Espectro Jr. Lizmark 1983.03.03 Cuernavaca
1[39] Lizmark 1983.04.10 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
35 Lizmark [2] Espectro Jr. 1983.05.28 Arena Puebla
Lizmark wins the NWA World Middleweight Championship on 1983.06.03, vacates this title
tournament for vacant championship
36 Ultraman Aguila Solitaria 1983.08.12 Arena Coliseo DF
1 El Supremo 1983.09.23 Arena Mexico
2 Lobo Rubio 1983.11.06 Palacio De Los Deportes
3 Cuchillo ????.??.?? ?
4 Enfermero Jr. ????.??.?? ?
37 Jerry Estrada Ultraman 1984.03.02 Arena Coliseo DF
1 Aguila Solitaria 1984.??.?? ?
2 Cachorro Mendoza 1984.??.?? ?
3 Atlantis 1984.??.?? Arena Mexico
4[40] Atlantis 1984.07.01 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5[41] Mogur 1984.07.27 Arena Mexico
6[42] Rokambole 1984.11.18 Arena Coliseo
38 Atlantis Jerry Estrada 1984.11.30 Arena Mexico
1[43] La Fiera 1985.01.18 Arena Coliseo
2 El Faraón 1985.03.22 Arena Mexico
3 Jerry Estrada 1985.04.11 Arena Isabel de Cuernavaca
4[44] Pirata Morgan 1985.11.03 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
5[45] El Dandy 1986.02.02 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
39 El Talisman Atlantis 1986.03.02 Arena Coliseo DF
1[46] Stuka 1986.03.30 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City
2[47] Americo Rocca 1986.08.14 Plaza de Toros el Cortijo, Mexico City
3[48] Stuka 1986.10.29 Arena Mexico
4[49] Super Astro 1986.11.24 Auditorio de Tijuana
40[50] Mogur El Talisman 1986.11.30 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 El Satanico 1987.02.08 Arena Coliseo DF
2 El Satanico 1988.01.31 Pista Arena Revolucion
41 El Satanico [3] Mogur 1988.02.07 Arena Coliseo DF
1 El Dandy 1988.03.18 Arena Mexico
42 El Dandy El Satanico 1988.09.28 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Bestia Salvaje 1989.07.18 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 Emilio Charles Jr. 1989.12.01 Arena Mexico
43 Javier Cruz El Dandy 1990.01.18 Arena Acapulco
44 Emilio Charles Jr. Javier Cruz 1990.08.30 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
1 El Dandy 1990.11.03 Arena Puebla
45 Octagon Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.11.20 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Emilio Charles Jr. 1990.12.04 Arena San Martin, Mexico City
2 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.01.06 Juarez
3 Kung Fu 1991.02.05 Pista Arena Revolucion
4 Emilio Charles Jr. 1991.02.23 Mexico City
5 Satanico 1991.07.30 Texmelucan, Puebla
6 Satanico 1991.09.21 San Luis Potosi
7 Fuerza Guerrera 1992.01.31 Arena Mexico
8 Fuerza Guerrera 1992.02.12 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
9 Bestia Salvaje 1992.03.26 Arena Isabel De Cuernavaca
10 Fuerza Guerrera 1992.05.29 Arena Xalapa
11 Fuerza Guerrera 1992.06.27 Arena Apatlaco
46 Blue Panther Octagon 1992.07.24 Leon
1 Angel Azteca 1992.09.04 Cancun
2 Octagon 1992.09.13 Arena Coliseo Monterrey
3 Super Astro 1992.10.09 Aguascalientes
4 Octagon 1992.11.15 Arena Roma, Tuxtla Guiterrez, Chiapas
47 Octagon [2] Blue Panther 1994.04.30 Veracruz
Blue Panther wins championship by default with Octagon is unable to defend due to injury
48 Blue Panther [2] Octagon 1994.05.27 Auditorio De Tijuana
1 Octagon 1994.08.04 Auditorio De Tijuana
2 El Mariachi 1994.10.30 Torreon
49 El Hijo del Santo Blue Panther 1996.01.26 Auditorio De Tijuana
1 Felino 1996.04.05 Arena Mexico
2 Blue Panther 1996.04.17 Aguascalientes
3 Felino 1996.06.14 Auditorio De Tijuana
4 Felino 1996.07.31 Arena Coliseo De Acapulco
5 Felino 1996.09.07 Arena Coliseo De Reynosa
50 Fuerza Guerrera El Hijo del Santo 1996.09.15 Saltillo, Coahuila
51 Octagon [3] Fuerza Guerrera 1997.01.29 Arena Naucalpan
1 Fuerza Guerrera 1997.03.07 Auditorio De Tijuana
52 Pentagon Octagon 1997.03.28 Arena Neza
1 Octagon 1997.04.30 Queretaro
2 Octagon 1997.05.07 Veracruz
2 Octagon 1997.05.09 Auditorio de Tijuana
3 Abismo Negro 1998.04.11 Acapulco
53[51] Abismo Negro Pentagon 1998.05.24 Arena Lopez Mateos
1 Pentagon 1998.06.17 Arena Coliseo De San Luis Potosi
2 Mascara Sagrada 1998.08.13 Arena San Juan Pantitlan
3 Octagon 1998.09.03 Toluca
4 Blue Demon Jr. 1998.11.20 Arena Coliseo De San Luis Potosi
5 The Panther 1998.12.13 Chihuahua
54 El Espectro Jr. [2] Abismo Negro 1999.01.27 Arena Ecatepec
1 Coco Azul 1999.01.31 Arena Lopez Mateos
2 Perro Aguayo Jr. 1999.02.05 Cuautitlan
3 Coco Azul 1999.02.14 Arena Lopez Mateos
4 Abismo Negro 1999.03.03 Arena Ecatepec
5 El Mohicano I 1999.04.09 Arena San Juan Pantitlan
55 Mascara Sagrada Jr. El Espectro Jr. 1999.06.17 Arena Toluca
56 El Espectro Jr. [3] Mascara Sagrada Jr. 1999.07.08 Arena Toluca
1 Blue Demon Jr. 1999.09.02 Arena Toluca
2 Mascara Sagrada 1999.10.23 San Luis Potosi
3 Oriental 2000.02.11 Auditorio De Tijuana
4 Hator 2000.08.13 Arena Solidaridad De Monterrey
5 Blue Demon Jr. 2001.01.10 Arena Solidaridad De Monterrey
57 Pimpinela Escarlata El Espectro Jr. 2001.04.27 Queretaro
1[52] Hijo del Solitario ? ?
2[53] King Azteca ? ?
3[54] King Azteca ? ?
4[55] Espectro Jr. ? ?
5 El Dandy 2002.06.03 Irapuato
58[56] Psicosis II Pimpinela Escarlata 2002.08.13 Plaza de Toros La Taurina, Huamantla, Tlaxcala
1 Mascara Sagrada 2003.03.21 Culiacan
2 Oriental 2003.10.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Dizzy 2003.11.23 Auditorio Municipal De Zacultipan, Hidalgo
4 Slayer 2004.09.24 Arena Coliseo De Toluca
5 Histeria 2005.07.10 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
6 Histeria 2005.07.29 Centro de Convenciones - Madero
7 Histeria 2005.08.03 Cuernavaca
stripped for defending championship versus Histeria in a hardcore match on 2005.08.03
finals of a ten man tournament
59 Zumbido Histeria 2006.01.29 Salamanca
60 Octagon [4] Zumbido 2006.07.15 Auditorio Municipal Torreon - Torreon
1 Fuerza Guerrera 2007.04.23 Auditorio Benito Juarez de la Ciudad Deportiva de Los Mochis
2 Fuerza Guerrera 2007.04.24 Foro Tecate de Culican
title vacant in December 8, 2008 by order of AAA
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. Lucha Libre 53
  2. Matt Farmer
  3. Matt Farmer
  4. Golpe 13 has this on September 21st instead
  5. El Informador 1958-10-19
  6. Box Y Lucha 501
  7. Lucha Libre #27
  8. Golpe 6
  9. Superluchas
  10. SuperLuchas
  11. El Informardor 1968-10-20
  12. El Informador 1972-03-26
  13. SuperLuchas
  14. Matt Farmer
  15. El Informador 1975-05-04
  16. http://www.cronicasyleyendasdelaluchalibre.com/?p=5532
  17. Superluchas
  18. El Informador 1976-08-29
  19. El Informador 1976-09-26
  20. double pin draw - CMLL
  21. SuperLuchas
  22. El Informador 1977-08-21
  23. Matt Farmer
  24. Matt Farmer
  25. CMLL
  26. El Informador 1978-04-23
  27. El Informador 1978-09-10
  28. Matt Farmer
  29. El Informador 1979-07-29
  30. Matt Farmer
  31. Matt Farmer
  32. Box Y Lucha 1424 - date may be off a week
  33. Matt Farmer
  34. El Informador 1980-12-21
  35. El Informador 1981-01-11
  36. ricardo aguilar hidalgo
  37. CMLL
  38. SuperLuchas
  39. El Informador 1983-04-10
  40. El Informador 1984-07-01
  41. SuperLuchas
  42. Cronicas y Leyendas
  43. Matt Farmer
  44. El Informador 1985-11-03
  45. El Informador 1986-02-02
  46. Luchas 2000 #574, p7
  47. Luchas 2000 #574, p7
  48. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.26.25)
  49. Arena Tijuana
  50. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 02.33.16)
  51. WON 1998-06-01
  52. La Magia del Ring 163; order of defenses not known
  53. La Magia del Ring 163
  54. La Magia del Ring 163
  55. La Magia del Ring 163
  56. La Magia del Ring 163


Gallery of Champions

El Santo, 4th, 6th, 8th, 12th & 14th Champion
Karloff Lagarde, 14th & 16th Champion
Humberto Garza, 17th Champion
Ciclon Veloz Jr., 20th Champion
Adorable Rubi, 21st Champion


Anibal, 22nd Champion
Ringo Mendoza, 23rd & 29th Champion
Perro Aguayo, 24th Champion
Jose Luis Mendieta, 25th Champion
Sangre Chicana, 26th Champion
Cachorro Mendoza, 27th Champion


Solar, 31st Champion
Lizmark, 33rd & 35th Champion
Espectro Jr., 34th, 54th & 56th Champion
Ultraman, 36th Champion
Atlantis, 38th Champion
Mogur, 40th Champion


Octagon, 45th, 47th, & 51st Champion
Blue Panther, 46th & 48th Champion
Pentagon, 52nd Champion
Abismo Negro, 53rd Champion
Pimpinela Escarlata, 57th Champion
Psicosis, 58th Champion


Zumbido, 59th Champion

Gallery of Title Belts

Old Belt

Sources