UWA World Light Heavyweight Championship

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Current Champion

El Mesias was technically the last credible UWA Light Heavyweight champion, winning it from Chessman on 2007.09.16, but he was a bit too busy being carried to the back to ever actually physically hold this belt. This championship has been unified out of existence, replaced by the AAA World Heavyweight Championship.

The championship - or replicas of the championship - have since turned up in the hands of El Pulpo and Super Nova among others. Both have defended the title, but neither is a member of a promotion where the championship is regularly defended. The UWA has long since ceased to exist, and those championships have little connection with this championship except for using a similar physical object.

History of Championship

This championship was a major title during the 70s and 80s, including many of the major luchadors of the UWA during that era.

As with all UWA championships, the light heavyweight championship chronology becomes murky and inconsistent after the UWA falls apart in 1995. This championship did become AAA singles championship in the early 2000s, which stabilized it a bit.

Zorro was the most frequent champion during this time, and was the one who eventually ddropped it to Chessman in the first part of the AAA Heavyweight Unification Tournament. This turned out to be the start of a Zorro rudo turn. Chessman held the title only until the end of the tournament, where he lost to Mesias. Technically, Mesais picked up a championship reign, but it really only exists in record keeping. The title immediately became defunct, one of many superseded by the AAA World Heavyweight Championship.

Champions Listing

# Champion(s) Defeated Date Location
tournament for new championship
1[1] Ray Mendoza El Solitario 1975.11.26 Palacio de los Deportes, Mexico City
2 El Audaz Ray Mendoza 1976.03.21 Veracruz
3 Ray Mendoza [2] El Audaz 1976.08.22 Monterrey
4 El Solitario Ray Mendoza 1977.03.24 Juarez
1 Flama Roja 1977.04.18 Juarez
2 Tatsumi Fujinami 1977.05.23 Palacio De Los Deportes
3 Rene Guajardo 1977.10.23 El Toreo De Naucalpan
4 Ángel Blanco 1977.11.13 Plaza de Toros el Progreso, Guadalajara, Jalisco
5[2] Ray Mendoza 1978.03.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
5 Ray Mendoza [3] El Solitario 1978.10.29 El Toreo De Naucalpan
6 Gran Hamada Ray Mendoza 1979.11.04 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[3] Kurisu 1979.12.09 Palacio De Los Deportes
2[4] Masanobu Kurisu 1980.01.06 Arena Naucalpan
3[5] Babe Face 1980.05.11 El Toreo De Naucalpan
7[6] Perro Aguayo Gran Hamada 1980.05.25 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[7] Rene Guajardo 1980.07.13 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City
2[8] Kobayashi 1980.10.26 El Toreo De Naucalpan
8 Fishman Perro Aguayo 1980.12.14[9] El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[10] Perro Aguayo 1980.12.28 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso
2 El Signo 1981.01.06 Arena Coliseo de Acapulco
9[11] Villano III Fishman 1981.03.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[12] Kuniaki Kobayshi 1981.06.17 Arena Naucalpan
10[13] Fishman [2] Villano III 1981.07.19 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[14] Scorpio 1981.11.16 Arena Xochimilco
2[15] George Takano 1982.01.31 Toreo de Cuatro Caminos
title history unclear [16]
3[17] Ringo Mendoza 1982.09.17 Arena Mexico
11[18] Sangre Chicana Fishman 1982.11.12 Arena Mexico
1[19] Fishman 1982.11.20 Palacio de los Deportes DF
2[20] Satanico 1982.12.03 Arena Mexico
3[21] Ringo Mendoza 1982.12.19 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
12[22] Fishman [3] Sangre Chicana 1983.02.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[23] Anibal 1983.05.29 El Toreo De Naucalpan
2[24] Anibal 1983.08.14 Plaza de Toros Alberto Balderas, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
3[25] Villano III 1983.08.28 El Toreo De Naucalpan
13[26] Sangre Chicana [2] Fishman 1983.10.09 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[27] Ringo Mendoza 1983.10.28 Arena Mexico
2[28] Fishman 1983.11.19 Palacio De Los Deportes
championship vacated due to injury
tournament for vacant championship
14 Fishman [4] Villano III 1984.04.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[29] Anibal 1984.04.27 Auditorio de Tijuana
2[30] Gran Hamada 1984.06.10 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3[31] Babe Face 1984.06.28 Pista Arena Revolucion
4[32] El Faraon 1984.12.16 El Toreo De Naucalpan
5[33] Mano Negra 1985.01.27 El Toreo De Naucalpan
15 Villano I Fishman 1986.08.10 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1[34] Signo 1987.02.18 Apatlaco, Estado de Mexico
2[35] Brazo de Oro 1987.07.22 Arena Naucalpan
3[36] Blue Panther 1987.12.11 Arena Neza
16 Loco Zandokan Villano I 1988?[37] El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 El Texano 1988.09.21 Arena Ecatepec
17 Gran Hamada [2] Loco Zandokan 1989.??.?? ?
1 Negro Navarro 1989.07.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 Rambo 1989.09.16 Arena Neza
3 El Texano 1990.05.03 Pista Arena Revolucion
4 Perro Aguayo 1990.06.01 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
5 Fishman 1990.07.29 Plaza Monumental, Monterrey
6 Fishman 1990.10.14 El Toreo De Naucalpan
7 Blue Panther 1990.10.16 Arena Queretaro
8 Fishman 1991.01.17 Toluca
18 El Signo Gran Hamada 1991.02.07 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Gran Hamada 1991.03.14 Korakuen Hall - Tokyo
2 Villano IV 1991.04.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
19 Villano III [2] El Signo 1991.05.16 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 El Signo 1991.06.21 Arena Neza
2 Huracán Castillo 1991.06.30 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1991.07.23 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
4 Rambo 1991.08.15 Pista Arena Revolucion
20 El Signo [2] Villano III 1991.10.31 Pista Arena Revolucion
1 Villano V 1992.01.02 Pista Arena Revolucion
2 El Texano 1992.01.12 El Toreo De Naucalpan
3 Solar I 1992.02.01 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
21 Villano V El Signo 1992.04.03 Arena Neza
1 Scorpio Jr. 1992.04.28 Arena Queretaro
2 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1992.07.03 Arena Neza
3 Shu el Guerrero 1992.08.07 Arena Neza
4 Dr. Wagner Jr. 1992.08.13 Pista Arena Revolucion
5 Loco Zandokan 1992.08.18 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
6 Loco Zandokan 1992.08.25 Arena Aficion De Pachuca
7 El Texano 1992.09.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
8 Loco Zandokan 1992.10.27 Arena Queretaro
22 El Texano Villano V 1992.11.01 El Toreo De Naucalpan
1 Pirata Morgan 1993.04.09 Arena Neza
2 Super Astro 1993.08.02 Arena Puebla
3 Masayoshi Motegi 1993.08.15 El Toreo De Naucalpan
23 Silver King El Texano 1993.10.31 El Toreo De Naucalpan
24 Villano V [2] Silver King 1994.01.01 Arena Neza
championship vacated around January 1995 due to UWA folding
decision match for vacant championship
25 Adrian el Exotico Halcon Dorado Jr. 1995.09.17 Arena Neza
1 Príncipe Maya 1995.10.22 Arena Neza
2 Robin Hood 1995.12.02 Olympic Auditorium - Los Angeles, California
3 Aeroflash 1996.05.05 Arena Neza
4 Red Master 1996.06.?? Panama
26 Príncipe Maya Adrian el Exotico 1996.07.12 Arena Neza
1 Skelethor 1996.09.20 Arena Neza
2 Dr. Cerebro 1996.10.09 Arena Naucalpan
3 Pesadilla 1996.11.22 Arena Neza
championship status unclear
27 El Cobarde ? 1999.??.?? ?
1 Perro Aguayo 1999.03.19 Arena Xalapa, Veracruz
2[38] Hijo del Solitario 1999.12.25 Arena Toluca
3 Tiger Steele 2000.02.06 Salamanca
28 Heavy Metal El Cobarde 2000.04.16 Nuevo Laredo
1 Hector Garza 2001.02.22 Auditorio De Tijuana
29 Electro Shock Heavy Metal 2001.06.08 Phoenix
1 Heavy Metal 2001.09.28 Mexicali
30 Zorro Electro Shock 2001.10.26 Xalapa, Veracruz
1 Pirata Morgan 2002.10.17 Gimnasio G-2
2 Pirata Morgan 2002.11.02 Palenque de la Feria, Ciudad Valles, San Luis Potosi
3 Electro Shock 2002.11.14 Auditorio Municipal - San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato
31 Mr. Aguila Zorro 2003.07.03 Toluca
32 Zorro [2] Mr. Aguila 2003.09.28 Plaza De Toros Guadalajara
1 Electro Shock 2004.02.13 Morelia
33 Mr. Aguila [2] Zorro 2004.06.20 El Toreo De Naucalpan
34 Zorro [3] Mr. Aguila 2004.07.09 Auditorio de Tijuana
35 Charly Manson Zorro 2004.08.01 Super Domo Care Expo - Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon
1 Electro Shock 2004.09.26 Mexico City
2 Electro Shock 2004.10.10 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
36 Zorro [4] Charly Manson 2005.08.07 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
1 Hator 2005.10.02 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
2 Pirata Morgan 2005.10.31 Arena Cuatro Caminos, Nuevo Laredo
3 Charly Manson 2005.11.04 Mexico City
4 Pirata Morgan 2005.12.20 Arena Juba De Reynosa
37 Hator Zorro 2006.01.01 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
Hator was awarded an old WWA World Tag Team Title held by Antifaz del Norte, instead of actual UWA belt.
1 Zorro 2006.02.12 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
2 Estrella Dorada Jr. 2006.06.18 Arena Coliseo De Monterrey
championship status unclear
38 Zorro [5] Hator 2006.08.22 Arena Juba de Reynosa
? Chessman 2006.11.25 Estadio Beisborama - Cordoba, Veracruz
39 Chessman Zorro 2007.08.19 Salamanca
40 Mesias Chessman 2007.09.16 Plaza de Toros Nuevo Progreso de Guadalajara
title defunct, replaced by AAA World Heavyweight Championship
 
 
title change
successful title defense
championship matches which were announced, but results were not found

Sources:

  1. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y lucha
  2. thecubsfan
  3. ricardo aguilar hidalgo @ box y luchaMatt Farmer
  4. SuperLuchas
  5. SuperLuchas
  6. SuperLuchas
  7. Matt Farmer
  8. DJ Spectro's Facebook (mislabled)
  9. date via Box Y Lucha, previously listed as 12.12
  10. SuperLuchas
  11. Box Y Lucha
  12. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.28.46)
  13. Matt Farmer - listed as a title defense and not a title change
  14. luchablog photolog (20130916_003514)
  15. Matt Farmer
  16. Matt Farmer has Perro Aguayo defeating Fishman in a title match on 1982.08.01; unclear how Fishman would regain the title in time for next defense
  17. Box Y Lucha
  18. Matt Farmer
  19. Matt Farmer
  20. Matt Farmer
  21. El Informador 1982-12-19
  22. Lucha Libre La Epoca Dorada
  23. Matt Farmer
  24. Box Y Lucha
  25. Matt Farmer
  26. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 03.00.03), Matt Farmer
  27. draw with the NWA World Light Heavyweight Championship also on the line, luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 01.46.51), Matt Farmer
  28. Matt Farmer
  29. Arena Tijuana
  30. Matt Farmer
  31. luchablog photolog (20130915_165015)
  32. draw, SuperLuchas
  33. double countout of the ring, Super Luchas 514
  34. luchablog photolog (2013-09-16 00.47.38)
  35. luchablog photolog (2013-09-17 18.20.42)
  36. luchablog photolog (20130915_253206)
  37. previously listed as 1987.01.17, but Villano I is still listed as champion well into 1988
  38. La Magia del Ring 24

Gallery of Champions

El Audaz, 2nd Champion
Solitario, 4th Champion
Fishman, 8th, 10th, 12th & 14th Champion
Sangre Chicana, 11th & 13th Champion
Villano I, 15th Champion
Loco Zandokan, 16th Champion


Heavy Metal, 28th Champion
Zorro, 30th, 32nd, 34th, 36th & 38th Champion
Mr. Aguila, 31st & 33rd Champion
Charly Manson, 35th Champion
Hator, 37th Champion
Chessman, 39th Champion


Gallery of Title Belts

1st Belt
2nd Belt (Villano III colors)

Sources

Also Listed As

Universal Wrestling Association Championships
Official: Heavy (Dr. Wagner Jr.), Tag (Animal & Kensuke Sasaki)
Outlaw: Light (Kato Kung Lee Jr.), Junior Light Heavy (Diluvio Negro II)
Now in Japan: Welter, Middle, Junior Heavy, Tag, Trios,
Defunct: Feather, Light Heavy, Women, International Women, Women Junior, Women's Tag,
Associated: WWF Light Heavy
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