CMLL World Heavyweight Championship
The CMLL World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship. It was established in 1991 and promoted by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. It is won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match. The inaugural champion was Konnan el Bárbaro, who won the title on June 9, 1991.
About CMLL World Heavyweight Championship in brief
The CMLL World Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship. It was established in 1991 and promoted by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. It is won not by actual competition, but by a scripted ending to a match. The inaugural champion was Konnan el Bárbaro, who won the title on June 9, 1991. The current champion is Último Guerrero, who is in his second reign. Sixteen different wrestlers have held the championship, split over twenty separate championship reigns. Mr. Niebla is the longest-serving champion, holding the title for 1,225 days in 2003. The championship was created to signal CMLL’s independence from the National Wrestling Alliance, whose titles they had continued to promote after leaving the alliance in the late 1980s. In most professional wrestling promotions around the world, the “world heavyweight” designation is used to indicate the highest-ranking championship instead of an actual weight division. CMLL carries on this tradition and uses multiple weight divisions, often with the lower weight classes receiving more attention from the promoters. The first champion was crowned in the finals of a 16-man tournament that saw Cien Caras defeat Konnan.
Black Magic became the first non-Hispanic, and so far the only British wrestler, to win the championship. On June 27, 1993, Mexican native Brazo de Plata defeated Black Magic for the title at Arena México. On April 18, 1997, Steel become the first Canadian to winThe championship by defeating then-champion Rayo de Jalisco Jr. to become the eighth overall champion. On October 19, 2000, Universo 2000 won the championship starting the first of his three reigns, but lost the title more than any other wrestler. On July 8, 2007, Dos Caras Jr. became the fourth overall champion, becoming the fourteenth overall champion in the history of CMLL. Univer so 2000 regained the championship for his third reign, setting a record-setting record for his record-breaking reign of 543 days before he was forced to vacate it for the second time. In the summer of 1992, Black Magic joined former CMLL promoter Antonio Peña in Peña’s newly formed Asistencia Asesoría y Administración wrestling promotion, leaving CMLL without a heavyweight champion. Cien caras left CMLL in the summer of 1992 to join former CMILL promoter Antonio Peña’s asistencia and the title was left vacant.
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