The WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship was a secondary title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council (WWC).


The title dates back to 1975. Prior to being defended in the WWC, it was defended in L&G Promotions, until 1977, when the title moved to the WWC after L&G closed. For a time, the title was defended in the Wrestling International New Generations (W*ING) promotion in Japan as the W*ING/WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship. Throughout the years, the championship has been used on and off in WWC, although it was a mainstay of the promotion and defended regularly until the mid-1990s. It was first rendered inactive in February 1994 with the closing of W*NG. It was revived and used for another 18 months roughly from January 1996 to August 1997 before being abandoned for the second time. More than four years later, in December 2001, the WWC began contesting bouts for the championship once more. However, the revival of the championship would be relatively short and it was rendered inactive in late August 2002 and hasn't been promoted by the World Wrestling Council since. On September 25, 2010, the title was reactivated and captured by Hideo Saito then was deactivated again in 2012.

Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
L&G Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Toru Tanaka 1 1975-03-01 San Juan, Puerto Rico Won a 12-man tournament to become the first champion.
José Lothario 1 1975-03-22 Lothario began defending the title in World Promotions after the closing of L&G Promotions, sometime between March 1975 and July 1976.
Huracan Castillo 1 1976-07-31 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Castillo moved from World Promotions to the World Wrestling Council in May 1977.
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Hercules Ayala 1 1977-11-26 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Joe Novak 1 1977-12-17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dick Steinborn 1 1978-02-04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 1 1978-02-25 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 1 1978-03-11 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader I 2 1978-04-08 Caguas, Puerto Rico
The title was held up after a match against Dick Steinborn on 1978-06-24 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Invader I 3 1978-07-01 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Dick Steinborn in a rematch.
Armand Hussein 1 1978-07-15 Caguas, Puerto Rico
José Rivera 1 1978-08-10 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Gil Hayes 1 1978-10-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Chief War Cloud 1 1978-11-25 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Don Kent 1 1979-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Huracán Castillo 2 1979-07-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Dick Steinborn 2 1979-08-21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
José Rivera 2 1979
Dick Steinborn 3 1979-11-24 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ciclón Negro 1 1979-12-29 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Gama Singh 1 1980-06-07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
José Rivera 3 1980-06-28 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Luke Graham 1 1980-07-19 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Chief Jay Strongbow 1 1980-10-11 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Danny Condrey 1 1980-12-20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Maravilla 1 1981-02-09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medic II 1 1981-03-07 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Tommy Gilbert 1 1981-03-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Kim Song 1 1981-05-16 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jack Brisco 1 1981-05-30 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hans Muller 1 1981-12-20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 2 1982-01-06 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Angelo Mosca 1 1982-02-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Mosca was stripped of the title on 1982-03-13 when he left the WWC.
Dick Steinborn 4 Defeated Charlie Cook in a tournament final.
Charlie Cook 1 1982-04-10 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Abdullah the Butcher 1 1982-08-14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hercules Ayala 2 1987-03-28 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
TNT 1 1988-06-18 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Buddy Landel 1 1988-08-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
TNT 2 1988-09-17 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Jason the Terrible 1 1988-11-19 Carolina, Puerto Rico
TNT 3 1989-03-04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rip Rogers 1 1989-05-14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez, Jr. 1 1989-11-04 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Harley Race 1 1990-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 4 1990-03-04 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Leo Burke 1 1990-05-19 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Invader I 5 1990-07-07 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Kim Duk 1 1990-09-08 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
El Bronco 1 1990-12-15 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Kim Duk 2 1991-02-07 Humacao, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez, Jr. 2 1991-02-16 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Scott Hall 1 1991-03-03 Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Super Medic III 1 1991-04-20 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Rod Price 1 1991-07-06 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Super Medic III 2 1991-07-13 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Fidel Sierra 1 1991-08-03 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez, Jr. 3 1991-12-07 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Greg Valentine 1 1991-12-25 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez, Jr. 4 1992-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico The title moved to Wrestling International New Generations in December 1992.
W*ING/WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Yukihiro Kanemura 1 1992-12-18 Fukushima, Japan
Jado 1 1993-09-26 Hachiōji, Japan
The title was vacated on 1994-02-11 when Jado left W*ING. W*ING closed on 1994-03-13.
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Abdullah the Butcher 2 1996-01-06 Caguas, Puerto Rico Won an 18-man battle royal.
The title was vacated when Abdullah lost a retirement match to Carlos Colón on 1997-08-16 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Fidel Sierra 2 2001-12-15 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated El Bronco and Super Gladiador in a three-way match.
Super Gladiador 1 2002-03-22 Orocovis, Puerto Rico
Fidel Sierra 3 2002-03-30 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Rico Suave 1 2002-03-30 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Ricky Santana 1 2002-06-22 Cayey, Puerto Rico
Rico Suave 2 2002-07-06 Cayey, Puerto Rico
Ricky Santana 2 2002-08-24 Coamo, Puerto Rico
The title was deactivated in August 2002.
Hideo Saito 1 2010-10-25 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won a ten man battle royal to win the vacant title.

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