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The Mexican National Welterweight Championship (Campeonato Nacional Peso Welter in Spanish) is a Mexican professional wrestling championship created and sanctioned by Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (the Mexico City Boxing and Wrestling Commission). While the commission sanctions the title, it does not promote the events at which the title is defended. Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotes the events and has the every day control of the championship. The official definition of the welterweight weight class in Mexico is between 77 kg and 87 kg, but is not always strictly enforced. Because Lucha Libre emphasizes the lower weight classes, this division is considered more important than the normally more prestigious heavyweight division of a promotion. 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 created in 1934, making it one of the oldest titles still promoted and older than any title promoted in the United States, Canada or Japan. Documentation is unclear on the details of the tournament other than that Mario Nuñez won the title by defeating Tony Canales in the final on June 17, 1934. In the early days of the championship no single professional wrestling promotion had exclusive control of the championship, but as Empressa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL; later renamed Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre) became dominant it became the main promoter of the championship, with the Commission pre-approving the champions. After El Felino vacated the title in 1992, control of the championship was granted to Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), which promoted the title for the next six years. In 1998 control of the Welterweight Championship was returned to CMLL when Arkangel de la Muerte defeated El Toreo on a CMLL show. Since then the title has been promoted exclusively by CMLL.

Karloff Lagarde holds all "longevity" records for the championship. He has had the longest individual reign (1,859 days), the longest combined reign (2,731 days) and the most reigns of any champion, with four. Psicosis holds the record for the shortest reign, having held the title for only two days. The current champion is Pólvora, who has held the title since July 15, 2011, having defeated Valiente. Pólvora is the 69th overall champion, it is his first title reign and he is the 51th person to hold the championship.

Title history

Key
Symbol Meaning
# 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
Used for vacated reigns
N/A The specific information is not known.
(n) Used to indicate that the title change took place "no later than"
+ Indicates that the date changes daily for the current champion
# Wrestler Reign Date Days
held
Location Event Notes
1


Mario Nuñez


1 01934-06-17June 17, 1934


1 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Tony Canales to become the first champion


Vacated N/A


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated for unknown reasons
2


López, TarzánTarzán López


1 01936-03-11March 11, 1936


1026 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Dientes Hernández


Vacated N/A


01939-01-011939


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated for unknown reasons
3


Bobby Arreola


1 01940-02-03February 3, 1940


1 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Won a tournament final


Vacated N/A


01940-01-011940


N/A


N/A


N/A


Arreola was stripped of the title due to injury
4


Lobo Negro 1 01941-04-06April 6, 1941


231 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Bobby Bonales in a tournament final
5


Jack O'Brien


1 01941-11-23November 23, 1941


98 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
6


Ciclón Veloz


1 01942-03-01March 1, 1942


357 Puebla, Puebla Live event  
7


Santo, ElEl Santo


1 01943-02-21February 21, 1943


362 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
8


Jack O'Brien


2 01944-02-18February 18, 1944


427 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
9


Guerrero, GoryGory Guerrero


1 01945-04-20April 20, 1945


309 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  


Vacated N/A


01946-02-23February 23, 1946


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Guerrero won the NWA World Middleweight Championship
10


Santo, ElEl Santo


2 01950-01-011950
(n)
999 N/A


Live event Records unclear as to who Santo defeated, as well as when and where
11


Blue Demon 1 01953-09-25September 25, 1953


1 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  


Vacated N/A


01953-01-011953


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated for unknown reasons
12


Jalisco Gonzalez


1 01956-04-06April 6, 1956


538 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Defeated El Enfermero in a tournament final
13


Lagarde, KarloffKarloff Lagarde


1 01957-03-02March 2, 1957


1859 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
14


Blue Demon 2 01962-04-04April 4, 1962


24 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
15


Lagarde, KarloffKarloff Lagarde


2 01962-04-28April 28, 1962


248 Pachuca, Hidalgo Live event  


Vacated N/A


01963-01-011963


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated, as Lagarde already held the NWA World Welterweight Championship
16


Javier Escobedo


1 01963-11-15November 15, 1963


45 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Halcón Dorado in a tournament final


Vacated N/A


01964-01-011964


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Escobedo died in an automobile accident
17


Rizado Ruiz


1 01964-04-13April 13, 1964


355 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Black Shadow in a tournament final
18


Ramírez, HuracánHuracán Ramírez


1 01965-04-03April 3, 1965


309 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
19


Muñoz, AlbertoAlberto Muñoz


1 01966-02-06February 6, 1966


979 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  


Vacated N/A


01968-10-20October 20, 1968


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Muñoz won the Mexican National Middleweight Championship
20


Ramírez, HuracánHuracán Ramírez


2 01969-06-14June 14, 1969


87 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
21


Lagarde, KarloffKarloff Lagarde


3 01969-09-09September 9, 1969


329 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  
22


Ramírez, HuracánHuracán Ramírez


3 01970-08-04August 4, 1970


808 N/A


Live event  
23


Lagarde, KarloffKarloff Lagarde


4 01972-10-20October 20, 1972


295 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
24


El Marquez


1 01973-08-11August 11, 1973


53 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
25


Fishman 1 01973-10-03October 3, 1973


577 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  


Vacated N/A


01975-05-03May 3, 1975


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated for unknown reasons
26


Fishman 1 01975-10-12October 12, 1975


180 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event Defeated Alberto Muñoz in a tournament final


Vacated N/A


01976-04-09April 9, 1976


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Fishman won the NWA World Welterweight Championship
27


Blue Demon 3 01976-07-30July 30, 1976


212 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Mano Negra in a tournament final
28


Fishman 3 01977-02-27February 27, 1977


211 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  
29


Kung Fu 1 01977-09-26September 26, 1977


154 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  
30


Rocca, AméricoAmérico Rocca


1 01978-02-07February 7, 1978


70 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
31


Lizmark 1 01978-04-18April 18, 1978


711 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
32


Rocca, AméricoAmérico Rocca


2 01980-03-29March 29, 1980


217 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
33


Columbo, FrancoFranco Columbo


1 01980-11-01November 1, 1980


92 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
34


El Supremo


1 01981-02-01February 1, 1981


422 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  
35


Talismán 1 01982-03-30March 30, 1982


227 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
36


Cota, MochoMocho Cota


1 01982-11-12November 12, 1982


265 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
37


Valaguez, ChamacoChamaco Valaguez


1 01983-08-04August 4, 1983


357 Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event  


Vacated N/A


01984-07-26July 26, 1984


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Valaquez won the NWA World Welterweight Championship
38


Talismán 2 01984-08-19August 19, 1984


222 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Rocca, AméricoAmérico Rocca
in a tournament final
39


Rocca, AméricoAmérico Rocca


3 01985-03-29March 29, 1985


156 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
40


Dandy, ElEl Dandy


1 01985-09-01September 1, 1985


77 Guadalajara, Jalisco Live event  


Vacated N/A


01985-11-17November 17, 1985


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after El Dandy won the NWA World Welterweight Championship
41


Fuerza Guerrera 1 01985-12-03December 3, 1985


241| Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Javier Cruz


Vacated N/A


01986-08-01August 1986


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Fuerza Guerrera left EMLL
42


Símbolo 1 01987-01-27January 27, 1987


173 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Solar II in a tournament final
43


Águila Solitaria


1 01987-07-19July 19, 1987


605 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
44


Bestia Salvaje 1 01988-09-03September 3, 1988


388 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
45


Ángel Azteca


1 01989-02-26February 26, 1989


61 N/A


Live event  


Vacated N/A


01989-04-28April 28, 1989


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after Ángel Azteca won the NWA World Middleweight Championship
46


Ramírez, CiclónCiclón Ramírez


1 01989-05-21May 21, 1989


430 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Bestia Salvaje in a tournament final
47


Canelo Casas


1 01990-07-25July 25, 1990


203 Cuernavaca, Morelos Live event  
48


Ramírez, CiclónCiclón Ramírez


2 01991-02-13February 13, 1991


508 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
49


Felino, ElEl Felino


1 01992-07-05July 5, 1992


11 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  


Vacated N/A


01992-07-16July 16, 1992


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated after El Felino won the CMLL World Welterweight Championship
50


Ramírez, CiclónCiclón Ramírez


3 01992-08-16August 16, 1992


45 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Defeated Fantasma de la Quebrada in a tournament final
51


Fantasma de la Quebrada 1 01992-09-30September 30, 1992


28 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
52


Rey Misterio, Jr. 1 01992-10-28October 28, 1992


121 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes Live event  
53


Heavy Metal


2 01993-02-26February 26, 1993


245 Mexico City, Mexico Live event Previously held the title as "Canelo Casas"
54


Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo


1 01993-10-29October 29, 1993


475 Mexico City, Mexico Live event El Hijo del Santo's WWA World Welterweight Championship was also at stake
55


Psicosis 1 01995-02-16February 16, 1995


336 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes Live event  
56


Ultraman 2000


1 01996-01-18January 18, 1996


61 Tijuana, Baja California Live event  


Vacated N/A


01996-03-19March 19, 1996


N/A


N/A


N/A


Championship vacated when Ultraman 2000 changed his identity to Damián 666
57


Psicosis 2 01997-02-14February 14, 1997


2 Xochimilco, Mexico Live event Defeated Super Elektra in a tournament final
58


El Salsero


1 01997-02-16February 16, 1997


117 Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua Live event  
59


Nygma 1 01997-06-13June 13, 1997


42 Xochimilco, Mexico Live event  
60


Torero, ElEl Torero


1 01997-07-25July 25, 1997


427 Cuautitlán, Mexico Live event  
61


Arkangel de la Muerte 1 01998-09-25September 25, 1998


178 Acapulco, Guerrero Live event  
62


Astro Rey, Jr.


1 01999-03-22March 22, 1999


581 Puebla, Puebla Live event  
63


Lagarde, Jr., KarloffKarloff Lagarde, Jr.


1 02000-10-23October 23, 2000


176 Puebla, Puebla Live event  
64


Tigre Blanco 1 02001-04-17April 17, 2001


693 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
65


Doctor X


1 02003-03-11March 11, 2003


794 Mexico City, Mexico Live event  
66


La Máscara


1 02005-05-13May 13, 2005


583 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
67


Sangre Azteca 1 02006-12-17December 17, 2006


973 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
68


Valiente 1 02009-08-16August 16, 2009


698 Mexico City, Mexico Live event
69


Pólvora 1 02011-07-15July 15, 2011


1974+ Mexico City, Mexico Live event

Reigns by combined length

Key
Symbol Meaning
Indicates the current champion
¤ The exact length of at least one title reign is uncertain, so the shortest possible length is used.
+ Indicates that the date changes daily for the current champion
Rank Wrestler # of reigns Combined days
1 Lagarde, KarloffKarloff Lagarde align=center| 4 2,731

¤

2 Hijo del Santo, ElEl Hijo del Santo align=center| 2 1,474

¤

3 Ramírez, HuracánHuracán Ramírez align=center| 3 1,204


4 |López, TarzánTarzán López align=center| 1 1,026

¤

5 Ramírez, CiclónCiclón Ramírez align=center| 3 983


6 Muñoz, AlbertoAlberto Muñoz align=center| 1 979


7 Fishman 3 968


8 Sangre Azteca 1 973


9 Doctor X align=center| 1 794


10 Torero, ElEl Torero align=center| 1 792


11 Lizmark 1 711


12 Valiente 1 698


13 Tigre Blanco 1 693


14 Águila Solitaria align=center| 1 605


15 La Máscara align=center| 1 583


16 Astro Rey, Jr. align=center| 1 581


17 Jalisco Gonzalez align=center| 1 538


18 Jack O'Brien align=center| 2 525


19 Talismán 2 449


20 Heavy Metal 2 448


21 Rocca, AméricoAmérico Rocca align=center| 3 443


22 El Supremo align=center| 1 422


23 Blue Demon 3 416

¤

24 Bestia Salvaje 1 388


25 Santo, ElEl Santo align=center| 1 362


26 Valaguez, ChamacoChamaco Valaguez align=center| 1 357


27 Ciclón Veloz align=center| 1 357


28 Rizado Ruiz align=center| 1 355


29 Psicosis 2 338


30 Guerrero, GoryGory Guerrero align=center| 1 309


31 Cota, MochoMocho Cota align=center| 1 265


32 Fuerza Guerrera 1 241

¤

33 Lobo Negro 1 231


34 Arkangel de la Muerte 1 178


35 Lagarde, Jr., KarloffKarloff Lagarde, Jr. align=center| 1 176


36 Símbolo 1 173


37 Kung Fu 1 154


38 Rey Misterio, Jr. 1 121


39 Salsero, ElEl Salsero align=center| 1 117


40 Columbo, FrancoFranco Columbo align=center| 1 92


41 Dandy, ElEl Dandy align=center| 1 77


42 Ángel Azteca align=center| 1 61


43 Ultraman 2000 1 61


44 El Marquez align=center| 1 53


45 Javier Excobar align=center| 1 45

¤

46 Nygma 1 42


47 Fantasma de la Quebrada 1 28


48 Felino, ElEl Felino align=center| 1 11


49 style="background: #ffdead;"| Pólvora 1 1974+


50 Bobby Arreola align=center| 1 1

¤

51 Mario Nuñez align=center| N/A align=center style="background-color:#bbeeff"| 1

¤

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) championships
CMLL
World Heavyweight (Reigns)
World Light Heavyweight (Reigns)
World Middleweight (Reigns)
World Welterweight (Reigns)
World Super Lightweight
World Tag Team (Reigns)
World Trios (Reigns)
World Mini-Estrellas
World Women's
Arena Coliseo Tag Team
Azteca (Reigns)
International Junior (reigns)
Mexican National
Trios (Reigns)
Welterweight
Lightweight (Reigns)
Light Heavyweight
Women's
NWA
World Historic Light Heavyweight
World Historic Middleweight
World Historic Welterweight
Annual Tournaments
Gran Alternativa
Leyenda de Plata
Reyes de Aire
Leyenda de Azul
International Gran Prix
CMLL Universal Championship


Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. championships
Current
Light Heavyweight Champions
Middleweight Champions
Welterweight Champions
Tag team Championship
Trios Championship
Women's Championship
Inactive
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
Mexican National Atómicos Championship
Mexican National Cruiserweight Championship

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