List of CMLL World Middleweight Champions

El Cuatrero, current champion, displaying the belt prior to a match

The CMLL World Middleweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Peso Medio de CMLL in Spanish) is a professional wrestling world championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling-based promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). As it is a professional wrestling championship, it is not won legitimately; it is instead won via a scripted ending to a match or awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. The official definition of the middleweight weight class in Mexico is between 82 kg (181 lb) and 87 kg (192 lb), but is not always strictly enforced.[Note 1][1] Because Lucha Libre emphasizes the lower weight classes, this division is considered more important than the normally more prestigious heavyweight division of a promotion.[2] All title matches take place under two out of three falls rules.

Blue Panther was officially recognized as the first champion in 1991, after winning a 16-man tournament. The championship's history was interrupted in 1992 with its only vacancy, when Blue Panther left CMLL to work for rival promotion Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA). El Dandy defeated Negro Casas in a singles match to decide the new champion. El Cuatrero is the current CMLL World Middleweight Champion, having defeated Ángel de Oro for the championship on January 19, 2018.[3] He is the 19th overall champion and the 15th person to hold the championship. El Dandy has had the most reigns as champion, with three; he also has the shortest reign, at 63 days. Dragón Rojo Jr.'s single championship reign is the longest reign, at 1,954 days.

Title history[edit]

Key
No. Overall reign number
Reign Reign number for the specific champion
Days Number of days held
N/A Unknown information
+ Current reign is changing daily
No. Champion Championship change Reign statistics Notes Ref.
Date Event Location Reign Days
 1  Blue Panther  December 18, 1991  Live event Acapulco, Mexico  1  184  Defeated El Satánico in a tournament final.  
Vacated  June 19, 1992  Championship vacated when Blue Panther left CMLL for Asistencia Asesoría y Administración  
 2  El Dandy  July 3, 1992  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  63  Defeated Negro Casas in a tournament finals.  
 3  Bestia Salvaje  September 4, 1992  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  103     
 4  El Dandy  December 16, 1992  Live event Naucalpan, Mexico  2  147     
 5  Emilio Charles Jr.  May 12, 1993  Live event Acapulco, Mexico  1  146     
 6  El Dandy  October 5, 1993  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  3  140     
 7  Javier Llanes  February 22, 1994  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  201     
 8  Apolo Dantés  September 11, 1994  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  77     
 9  El Satánico  November 27, 1994  Live event Guadalajara, Mexico  1  1,561     
 10  Ringo Mendoza  March 7, 1999  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  742     
 11  Emilio Charles, Jr.  March 18, 2001  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  2  1,135    [4]
 12  Negro Casas  April 26, 2004  Live event Puebla, Mexico  1  874    [5]
 13  Averno  September 17, 2006  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  1,038    [6]
 14  El Hijo del Fantasma  July 21, 2009  Live event Mexico City, Distrito Federal  1  208    [7]
 15  Negro Casas  February 14, 2010  Live event Mexico City, Mexico  2  78    [8][9]
 16  Jushin Thunder Liger  May 3, 2010  Wrestling Dontaku 2010 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan  1  564    [10]
 17  Dragón Rojo Jr.  November 18, 2011  Live event Mexico City, Mexico  1  1,954    [11]
 18  Ángel de Oro  March 25, 2017  Live event Mexico City, Mexico  1  300    [12]
 19  El Cuatrero  January 19, 2018  Fantastica Mania 2018 Tokyo, Japan  1  656+    [3]

Reigns by combined length[edit]

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
+ Indicates that the number of days held by this individual changes every day.
Rank Wrestler No. of
reigns
Combined days
1 Dragón Rojo Jr. 1 1,954
2 El Satánico 1 1,561
3 Emilio Charles, Jr. 2 1,281
4 Averno 1 1,038
5 Negro Casas 1 879
6 Ringo Mendoza 1 742
7 Jushin Thunder Liger 1 564
8 El Cuatrero 1 656+
9 El Dandy 3 350
10 Ángel de Oro 1 300
11 El Hijo del Fantasma 1 208
12 Javier Llanes 1 201
13 Blue Panther 1 184
14 Bestia Salvaje 1 103
15 Apolo Dantés 1 77

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The most recent case of this is Mephisto holding the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, a belt with a 78 kg (172 lb) upper limit, despite weighing 90 kg (200 lb).

References[edit]

General source for title changes before 2000
  • Royal Duncan and Gary Will (2000). "Mexico: EMLL CMLL Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre Middleweight Title". Wrestling Title Histories. Archeus Communications. p. 395. ISBN 0-9698161-5-4.
Specific
  1. ^ Montiel Rojas, Arturo (August 30, 2001). "Reglamento de Box y Lucha Libre Professional del Estado de Mexico" (PDF) (in Spanish). Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2006. Retrieved April 3, 2009. Articulo 242: "Super welter 82 kilos / Medio 87 kilos"
  2. ^ Madigan, Dan (2007). ""Okay... what is Lucha Libre?"". Mondo Lucha a Go Go: the bizarre & honorable world of wild Mexican wrestling. HarperColins Publisher. pp. 29–40. ISBN 978-0-06-085583-3.
  3. ^ a b "NJPW PRESENTS CMLL FANTASTICA MANIA 2018 CMLL世界ミドル級選手権試合" [NJPW PRESENTS CMLL FANTASTICA MANIA 2018 CMLL World Middleweight Championship] (in Japanese). New Japan Pro-Wrestling. January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "CMLL World Middleweight Championship > Title Reigns > 18.03.2001 - 26.04.2004: Emilio Charles Jr. (2)". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "CMLL World Middleweight Championship > Title Reigns > 26.04.2004 - 17.09.2006: Averno". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "CMLL World Middleweight Championship > Title Reigns > 17.09.2006 - 21.07.2009: El Hijo del Fantasma". CageMatch. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ahora es doble monarca" (in Spanish). Esto, OEM Online. July 22, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2009.
  8. ^ Ruiz Glez, Alex (February 15, 2010). "Negro Casas nuevo campeón Mundial Medio del CMLL". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved February 16, 2010.
  9. ^ Centinela, Teddy (February 14, 2015). "En un día como hoy… 2010: Místico vence a Volador Jr… 1960: Duelo de regiomontanos y españoles". SuperLuchas Magazine (in Spanish). Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  10. ^ Flores, Manuel (May 3, 2010). "Jushin Liger, nuevo campeón mundial medio del CMLL – Nakamura pierde el título IWGP". SuperLuchas (in Spanish). Retrieved May 3, 2010.
  11. ^ González, Fernando (2011-11-19). "Dragón Rojo Jr., nuevo Campeón peso Medio del CMLL". Récord (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  12. ^ "Resultados Sabado Aarena Coliseo: ¡Ángel de Oro Acabo con un historico reinado" (in Spanish). Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre. March 26, 2017. Archived from the original on March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2017.

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