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The CMLL World Super Lightweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial de Peso Super Ligero CMLL in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship promoted by the Mexican Lucha Libre wrestling-based promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). Being 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 super lightweight weight class in Mexico is between 150 lbs (70 kg) and 160 lbs (73 kg), but is not always strictly enforced.
The Championship was created in 2003 after a series of well-received matches between the Southern California team of the Havana Brothers (Rocky Romero, Ricky Reyes and T.J. Perkins working under masks) and the CMLL team of Ricky Marvin, Virus and Volador, Jr.. CMLL Created the Super Lightweight title, a title with an upper limit of 160 lbs (73 kg) to bring the spotlight on the smaller, younger wrestlers. CMLL held a Torneo Cibernetico, which included the Havana Brothers, Sangre Azteca, Ricky Marvin, Virus, Volador, Jr. Super Comando, Loco Max, Tigre Blanco, Neutro and Sombra de Plata. In the end Romero won by eliminating Volador, Jr. to become the first champion. A few months later Virus defeated Romero for the title and the Havana Brothers stopped working for CMLL. For almost a year the title was almost invisible, never defended and rarely seen on TV. By the end of 2004 Rocky Romero returned to the promotion, this time without a mask and working under his real name; Romero quickly won the title back from Virus. In 2006 Romero became a three time champion but by mid-2006 he stopped working for CMLL on a regular basis. When Romero returned to CMLL in 2008 he was billed as "Grey Shadow", a masked ring persona, no mention of the CMLL Super Lightweight title was made, but no official announcement of it being vacated was issued either. It was not until months after Romero jumped from CMLL to Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA) that the title was finally announced as vacated.
Virus is the current champion in his second reign, after defeating Guerrero Maya, Jr. on June 7, 2011, to win the vacant title. Rocky Romero holds the record for most reigns, 3, longest combiend reigns with 1,570 days and longest individual reign with 1,168 days.
|#||The overall championship reign|
|Reign||The reign number for the specific wrestler listed.|
|Event||The event promoted by the respective promotion in which the title changed hands|
|N/A||The specific information is not known|
|—||Used for vacated reigns in order to not count it as an official reign|
||1||September 11, 2003
||64||Mexico City, Mexico||Live event||Defeated Volador, Jr. in a tournament final|
||Virus||1||November 14, 2003
||392||Mexico City, Mexico||Live event|
||2||December 10, 2004
||338||Mexico City, Mexico||Live event|
||1||September 15, 2005
||128||Los Angeles, CA||Live event|
||3||January 21, 2006
||1168||Industry, CA||Live event||Rocky Romero began working as "Grey Shadow" in early 2008 but the title was never officially vacated until Romero began working for Asistencia Asesoria y Administracion (AAA). Technically his reign did not end until it was announced but he had not defended the title since 2007.|
||Vacated||—||April 3, 2009
||Championship confirmed vacated after Rocky Romero left CMLL|
||Máscara Dorada||1||April 7, 2009
||730||Mexico City Mexico||Arena México show||Won a 10-man Cibernetico match over Angel Azteca, Jr., Rey Cometa, Pegasso, Angel de Oro, Tiger Kid, Polvora, Inquisidor, Super Comando and Angel de Plata|
||Vacated||—||April 7, 2011
||Championship vacated after Dorada moves up to the middleweight division|
||June 7, 2011
||2007+||Mexico City Mexico||Arena México show||Defeated Guerrero Maya, Jr. in a tournament final to win the vacant title.|
List of Championship reigns by combined length
|†||Indicates the current champion|
|Rank||Wrestler||# Of Reigns||Combined Days|
|1||Rocky Romero||3|| 1,570
|2||Máscara Dorada||1|| 730
|4||Tommy Williams||align="center"| 1|| 128