NWA World Historic Middleweight Championship
History of Championship
On August 12, 2010, CMLL announced a change with the NWA group of championships. The current physical title belts were all retired, replaced by newly belts with a different design. The old belts are now part of CMLL's mobile museum, though copies of them have turned up elsewhere.
CMLL referred to the new championships as the CMLL Historic Championships and said the former NWA champions would be the first champions of the new belts. Outside not getting the physical belt back, that appeared to satisfy the NWA's complaints about using their trademarks. However, within weeks of that press conference, CMLL changed course. The championships were referred to as NWA World Historic Championships.
Averno made the first Historic defense of any of the three renamed belts, keeping his title over Charly Manson. It was Manson's only title chance in his short CMLL stay. Averno also turned back Mascara Dorada in the culmination of their early 2011 feud.
Gallery of Champions
|V||National Wrestling Alliance Championships (with lucha libre history)||E|
|World Welter (Akantus), NWA-Mexico: Mexico Light (Skayde), Mexico Welter (Vaquero Fantasma)|
|Dragon Gym: International Junior Heavy (Último Dragón)|
|Defunct: Middle, Light Heavy, Americas Tag|
|Reference: Jr. Heavy, Heavy|
|CMLL established titles: Historic Welter (Volador Jr.), Historic Middle (Carístico), Historic LH (Stuka Jr.)|