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Lucha Underground Championship

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Promotion  Lucha Underground
Current champion(s)  Pentagón Dark
First champion(s)  Prince Puma
Date established  October 5, 2014
Date won  June 26, 2016
Most reigns  Prince Puma (2 reigns)

The Lucha Underground Championship is the primary 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 Pentagón Dark is the current Lucha Underground Champion.

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History

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.

Prince Puma retained his championship in many matches for the title against Fénix, Cage, King Cuerno, Drago, Hernandez, Johnny Mundo, and Chavo Guerrero Jr.

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.

Reigns

Overall, Prince Puma holds the record for most reigns, with two. With 261 days and counting, Pentagón Dark's current reign is the longest in the title's history. Puma's second reign holds the record for shortest reign in the title's history at less than one day. The championship is currently held by Pentagón Dark. Overall, there have been 9 reigns shared among 8 wrestlers, with 0 vacancies.

References

Lucha Underground Championship Wikipedia


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