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The WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship is the top title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council. The championship was established in 1982, as the WWC World Heavyweight Championship.

Title history

Wrestler: Times: Date: Location: Notes:
Abdullah The Butcher 1 July 21, 1982 Abdullah was billed as the WWC World Heavyweight Champion upon arrival and later billed as having defeated Antonio Inoki on June 20 in Okinawa, Japan to win the title.
Carlos Colón 1 July 24, 1982 San Juan, PR
Ox Baker 1 April 23, 1983 San Juan, PR
Carlos Colón 2 May 14, 1983 San Juan, PR The title was renamed the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship following Colón's defeat of NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair, in a steel cage match on December 18, 1983 in Bayamón, PR.
Dory Funk, Jr. 1 February 27, 1985 Bangor, ME At an International Championship Wrestling event. This marked the first (and, to date, only) time that the title changed hands outside of Puerto Rico.
Held up May 18, 1985 Bayamón, PR Held up after a match against Carlos Colón.
Carlos Colón 3 June 15, 1985 San Juan, PR Won rematch against Dory Funk, Jr.
Held up September 21, 1985 San Juan, PR Held up after a match against Abdullah the Butcher.
Carlos Colón 4 October 19, 1985 Bayamón, PR Won rematch against Abdullah the Butcher.
Vacated April 30, 1986 The title was vacated when Colón was injured.
Carlos Colón 5 September 21, 1986 San Juan, PR Defeated Terry Funk in a tournament final.
Hercules Ayala 1 July 18, 1987 San Juan, PR
Carlos Colón 6 September 20, 1987 Ponce, PR
Hercules Ayala 2 February 13, 1988 San Juan, PR
Carlos Colón 7 April 9, 1988 Caguas, PR
Hercules Ayala 3 July 23, 1988 Arecibo, PR
Stripped August 24, 1988 Ayala was stripped of the title after attacking Carlos Colón's wife during a banquet.
Ron Garvin 1 November 24, 1988 Carolina, PR Defeated Carlos Colón in a tournament final.
Carlos Colón 8 December 12, 1988 San Juan, PR
Steve Strong 1 May 27, 1989 Caguas, PR
Carlos Colón 9 October 7, 1989 Bayamón, PR
Held up October 28, 1989 Bayamón, PR Held up after a match against Steve Strong.
Carlos Colón 10 November 23, 1989 Bayamón, PR Defeated Strong in a rematch.
Leo Burke 1 December 17, 1989 Mayagüez, PR
TNT 1 February 9, 1990 Caguas, PR
Abdullah the Butcher 2 March 24, 1990 San Juan, PR
Carlos Colón 11 March 31, 1990 San Juan, PR
Held up December 15, 1990 Bayamón, PR Held up after a match against Greg Valentine.
Carlos Colón 12 February 2, 1991 Bayamón, PR Defeated Valentine in a rematch.
Held up October 5, 1991 Carolina, PR Held up after a match against Dino Bravo.
Carlos Colón 13 November 2, 1991 Carolina, PR Defeated Bravo in a rematch.
Ron Garvin 2 February 1, 1992 Caguas, PR
Carlos Colón 14 April 4, 1992 Caguas, PR
Invader I 1 August 8, 1992 Bayamón, PR
Abdullah the Butcher 3 September 19, 1992 Carolina, PR
Invader I 2 September 23, 1992 Awarded the title when decision of the September 19 match is overturned because of outside interference by Dick Murdoch.
Held up October 10, 1992 Ponce, PR Held up after a match against Dick Murdoch.
Dick Murdoch 1 October 25, 1992 Bayamón, PR Defeated Invader I in a rematch.
Carlos Colón 15 November 28, 1992 Manatí, PR
Vacated August 1, 1993 Colón retired.
Greg Valentine 1 August 8, 1993 Bayamón, PR Defeated Invader I in a tournament final.
Ray Gonzalez 1 April 24, 1994 Caguas, PR
Dutch Mantel 1 June 22, 1994 Tola Alta, PR
Carlos Colón 16 August 6, 1994 Bayamón, PR
Held up December 15, 1995 Bayamón, PR Held up after a match against Mabel.
Carlos Colón 17 January 6, 1996 Caguas, PR Defeated Mabel in a rematch.
Mabel 1 January 7, 1996 San Germán, PR
Abdullah the Butcher 4 February 10, 1996 Caguas, PR
El Bronco 1 March 23, 1996 Caguas, PR
Carlos Colón 18 April 20, 1996 Caguas, PR
Held up May 25, 1996 Caguas, PR Held up after a match against Mr. Hughes.
Carlos Colón 19 June 15, 1996 Caguas, PR Defeated Mr. Hughes in a rematch.
Huracán Castillo 1 October 19, 1996 Humacao, PR
Carlos Colón 20 October 23, 1996 Awarded by official decision.
El Nene 1 February 22, 1997 Ponce, PR
Carlos Colón 21 March 9, 1997 Humacao, PR
Held up March 22, 1997 Yabucoa, PR Held up after a match against Jim Steele.
Carlos Colón 22 April 5, 1997 Caguas, PR
Vacated May 11, 1997 Cabo Rojo, PR
Ray Gonzalez 2 August 13, 1997 Humacao, PR Defeated Tom Brandi in a tournament final.
Held up February 1, 1998 Manatí, PR Held up after a match against Fidel Sierra.
Ray Gonzalez 3 February 14, 1998 Caguas, PR Defeated Sierra in a rematch.
El Nene 2 March 29, 1998 Gurabo, PR
Stripped May 9, 1998 El Nene was stripped of the title for using a foreign object.
Ray Gonzalez 4 May 9, 1998 Awarded.
Carlos Colón 23 August 1, 1998 San Juan, PR
Ray Gonzalez 5 August 2, 1998 Mayagüez, PR Awarded.
Glamour Boy Shane 1 November 26, 1998 Bayamón, PR
Ray Gonzalez 6 November 28, 1998 Guaynabo, PR
Carlos Colón 24 January 6, 1999 Caguas, PR
Stripped January 9, 1999 Colón was stripped of the title for using an illegal object against the referee and against Gonzalez.
Ray Gonzalez 7 January 9, 1999 Awarded.
Held up March 27, 1999 Guaynabo, PR Held up after a match against Pierroth Jr.
Ray Gonzalez 8 April 3, 1999 Guaynabo, PR Defeated Pierroth Jr. in a rematch.
Pierroth Jr. 1 April 4, 1999 San Germán, PR
Ray Gonzalez 9 April 17, 1999 Guaynabo, PR
Carlos Colón 25 August 14, 1999 Caguas, PR
Held up November 13, 1999 Nagüabo, PR Held up after a match against Ray Gonzalez.
Carlos Colón 26 November 27, 1999 Guaynabo, PR
Ray Gonzalez 10 January 8, 2000 Fajardo, PR
Carly Colón 1 January 29, 2000 Carolina, PR
Ray Gonzalez 11 February 19, 2000 Carolina, PR
Carly Colón 2 July 16, 2000 Caguas, PR
Curt Hennig 1 September 30, 2000 Caguas, PR
Held up October 4, 2000 Held up after a match against Carly Colón.
Carly Colón 3 November 25, 2000 Carolina, PR Defeated Hennig in a rematch.
Jerry Flynn 1 February 17, 2001 Manatí, PR
El Bronco 2 March 3, 2001 Carolina, PR
Ray Gonzalez 12 March 31, 2001 Carolina, PR
Held up June 16, 2001 Carolina, PR Held up after a match against Super Gladiador.
Ray Gonzalez 13 July 7, 2001 Carolina, PR Defeated Super Gladiador in a rematch.
Carly Colón 4 December 1, 2001 Caguas, PR
Vacated April 6, 2002 Carly Colón surrendered the title to Vampiro, following a controversial match between the two.
Vampiro 1 April 6, 2002
Held up April 6, 2002 Held up by official decision.
Carly Colón 5 April 13, 2002 Fajardo, PR Defeated Vampiro for the held up title.
Konnan 1 November 2, 2002 San Sebastián, PR
Carly Colón 6 November 23, 2002 Las Piedras, PR
Chicky Starr 1 January 11, 2003 Morovis, PR
Carly Colón 7 February 1, 2003 Humacao, PR
Sabu 1 March 15, 2003 Carolina, PR
Carly Colón 8 May 31, 2003 Carolina, PR
Held up June 7, 2003 Cayey, PR Held up after a match against El Bronco.
Carly Colón 9 June 14, 2003 Cataño, PR Defeated El Bronco in a rematch.
Vacated June 27, 2003 Vacated when Carly Colón signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Lightning 1 July 18, 2003 Guayama, PR Defeated Eddie Colón in a tournament final.
Dominican Boy 1 September 13, 2003 Yabucoa, PR
Carly Colón 10 December 20, 2003 Caguas, PR
Abdullah the Butcher 4 January 3, 2004 Bayamón, PR
Vacated September 11, 2004
El Bronco 3 September 25, 2004 Carolina, PR Defeated Huracan Castillo in a tournament final.
Eddie Colón 1 November 6, 2004 Guaynabo, PR
Title held up December 11, 2004 Caguas, PR
Held up December 11, 2004 Title was immediately held up.
Eddie Colón 2 January 6, 2005 Caguas, PR Defeated Titus for the held up title.
El Diamante 2 May 28, 2005 Gurabo, PR
Eddie Colón 3 July 16, 2005 Bayamón, PR
Title Held up September 9, 2005 Manatí, PR
La Amenaza Bryan 1 September 11, 2005 Sabana Grande, PR
Glamour Boy Shane 2 November 6, 2005 Mayagüez, PR
La Amenazá Bryan 2 February 4, 2006 Bayamón, PR
Stripped March 25, 2006 Bryan was stripped for failing to defend the title against Lance Hoyt.
Black Pain 1 March 25, 2006 Carolina, PR Defeated Lance Hoyt to win vacant title.
La Amenaza Bryan 3 August 13, 2006 Bayamón, PR
Title Vacant September 20, 2006 Amenaza Bryan was stripped of the title after leaving the company due to payment and creative differences.
Abbad 1 September 30, 2006 Bayamón, PR Won a tournament final including Bronco#1, Eddie Colón, Matt Morgan, Huracan Castillo and Black Pain.
Jon Heidenreich 1 October 28, 2006 Bayamón, PR
Carlito 11 December 16, 2006 Bayamón, PR
Jon Heidenreich 2 December 16, 2006 Bayamón, PR Carlito was stripped of the belt due to his WWE commitments.
Eddie Colón 4 January 6, 2007 Bayamón, PR
Alofa The Samoan Tank 1 March 17, 2007 Bayamon, PR
Apollo 1 May 12, 2007 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Eddie Colón 5 May 19, 2007 Manatí, PR Colón participated in a Royal Rumble where Apolo would defend his championship

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WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

Past design of the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

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