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Mexican National Heavyweight Championship

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Date established  1926
First champion(s)  Francisco Aguayo
Date retired  2013
Most reigns  El Halcón (5 times)
Mexican National Heavyweight Championship
Promotion  Comisión de Box y Lucha Libre Mexico D.F. (Sanctioning body) CMLL (1933 – 1996) AAA (1996 – 2008) Mexican Independent circuit (2009 – 2013)
Longest reign  Cien Caras (1,483 days)

The Mexican National Heavyweight Championship (called the Campeonato Nacional Completo in Spanish) was a Mexican Lucha Libre (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 in which the Championship is defended. From 1933 until the mid-1990s, Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) controlled the Championship, since then Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA) has controlled the championship, after the Commission granted them the right to the title. In 2006 the title inactivated and replaced by the AAA Mega Championship but in late 2009 it became active again. As the Championship is designated as a heavyweight title, the Championship can only officially be competed for by wrestlers weighing at least 105 kg (231 lb). However, the regulation is not strictly adhered to.

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Championship history

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 earliest documented use of the Mexican National Heavyweight Title was in 1926 and as such the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship was the oldest continuously promoted wrestling title in the world at the time of its inactivation. The earliest recorded champion was Francisco Aguayo who initially won the title under the name Frank Aguayo while wrestling in border on the US side. He later brought the belt with him to Mexico and on June 21, 1934 firmly established it as a Mexican-based championship with his victory over Manuel "El Toro" Hernández in the first championship match ever sanctioned by the Mexico City Boxing and wrestling commission. At that point Empresa Mexicana de Lucha Libre (EMLL, later renamed CMLL) was given the full promotional control of the title, with the Commission only being asked to approve the champions.

After Pierroth, Jr. won the title in 1995, he left CMLL and signed with AAA, bringing the Mexican National Heavyweight Championship with him. When Máscara Sagrada became the champion in 1996, it was officially acknowledged by the Commission that AAA controlled the booking of the championship from that point forward. El Halcón, also billed as Halcón Ortiz and Super Halcón, has the record for most championship reigns, with five. On September 13, 2006, AAA created the new AAA Mega Championship and the National title was not promoted in the promotion. The then champion, Charly Manson left AAA in 2009 and defended the title on the independent circuit. The longest reign belongs to El Médico Asesino with 1378 days. El Halcón was champion for the shortest time, 24 days. The champion is currently vacant and inactive as the last champion, Héctor Garza, died on May 26, 2013 while holding the title.

Title history

Key

Championship reigns by combined length

Championships without a specific start or end date are not included as it is not possible to calculate the specific number of dates for a reign.

References

Mexican National Heavyweight Championship Wikipedia


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