The Lucha Underground Championship is the highest ranking professional wrestling championship promoted on the Lucha Underground television show. 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 championship was introduced in episode 8 ("A Unique Opportunity") taped on October 4, 2014 and broadcast on December 17, 2014 with the first champion being determined on episode 9 ("Aztec Warfare") which was taped on October 5, 2014 and broadcast on television on January 7, 2015. Prince Puma was the first Lucha Underground champion, while Matanza is the current Lucha Underground Champion.
During Episode 8 ("A Unique Opportunity") of Lucha Underground's first season the storyline owner of Lucha Underground, Dario Cueto, announced that he was introducing the "top prize" in the promotion, the Lucha Underground Championship, revealing the belt to the audience in the arena and viewers at home. He explained that on the following week's show 20 wrestlers would compete in an Aztec Warfare match, featuring a mixture of male, female and Mini-Estrella competitors in the ring at the same time. During episode 8 Mil Muertes defeated Fénix in a match, earning him the number 20 spot, while forcing Fénix to be the first man in the match. Episode 9 ("Aztec Warfare") was dedicated to the championship match and saw Prince Puma pin Johnny Mundo to eliminate him from the match and win the championship. During the follow week's broadcast ("Law of the Jungle") the debuting Cage tore the championship belt apart, ripping the leather strap in half. As a result, Dario Cueto introduced a new Lucha Underground Championship belt in Episode 12 ("They Call him Cage") that was presented to Prince Puma.
On Episode 31 ("The Desolation of Drago") Drago defeated King Cuerno, Cage and Hernandez to earn a match against Prince Puma at Ultima Lucha, Lucha Underground's season finale. Afterwards Cueto announced that Drago would face Mil Muertes on episode 33 for the right to challenge the champion. Episode 33 was taped on April 11, 2015 and had Muertes defeat Drago to earn the match against Prince Puma. At Ultima Lucha Mil Muertes defeated Prince Puma to win the title and end the last episode of the first season as the champion.
|Current Lucha Underground Championships|