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EMLL - EMPRESSA MUNDIAL DE LUCHA LIBRA

NWA WORLD WELTERWEIGHT TITLE HISTORY

March 15, 1952--Present

From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Brian Westcott

1.El Santo
03/15/46-Mexico City, MEXICO
Defeats Pete Pancof

2.Jack O'Brien
02/15/47-Mexico City

3.Gory Guerrero
04/29/49-Mexico City

4.Bobby Bonales
07/11/51

5.El Santo [2]
09/26/52

6.Blue Demon
07/25/53-Mexico City

7.Karloff Lagarde
01/31/58-Mexico City

8.Huracan Ramirez
08/05/65-Cuernavaca, MEXICO

9.Karloff Lagarde [2]
09/24/65-Mexico City

10.Vento Castella
05/07/67-Mexico City

11.Karloff Lagarde [3]
07/03/67-Mexico City

12.Alberto Munoz
07/11/71-Mexico City

TITLE VACANT
10/25/73

13.Mano Negra
12/14/73-Mexico City
Defeats Karloff Lagarde

14.Blue Demon [2]
06/29/75-Mexico City

15.Fishman
04/09/76-Mexico City

16.Mano Negra [2]
11/19/76-Mexico City

17.Americo Rocca
04/30/79-Mexico City

18.Kato Kung Lee
01/19/80-Mexico City

19.El Supremo
05/04/80-Mexico City

20.Lizmark
06/04/80-Acapulco, MEXICO

21.La Fiera
10/23/81-Mexico City

22.Americo Rocca [2]
07/18/82-Guadalajara, MEXICO

23.Mocho Cota
01/27/84-Mexico City

24.Chamaco Velaguez
07/26/84-Cuernavaca, MEXICO

TITLE VACANT
07/20/85

25.Dandy
11/17/85-Mexico City

26.Monarca Cruz
04/07/86-Monterrey, MEXICO

27.Dandy [2]
08/24/86

28.Javier Rocca
11/02/86-Mexico City

29.Solar II
07/30/88-Cuernavaca, MEXICO

30.Fuerza Guerrera
10/04/88-Mexico City

31.Aguila Solitaria
06/02/89-Mexico City

32.Fuerza Guerrera [2]
09/21/89-Puebla, MEXICO

33.Misterioso
12/06/91-Mexico City

34.TITLE VACANT
05/92
Misterioso leaves EMLL.

35.Negro Casas
12/01/95-Mexico City
Defeats El Hijo del Santo in tournament final.

36.Shinjiro Otani
08/03/96-Tokyo, JAPAN (Tokyo Sumo Hall)

37.Ultimo Dragon (Yoshihiro Asai)
08/04/96-Tokyo, JAPAN (Tokyo Sumo Hall)

38.The Great Sasuke
08/05/96-Tokyo, JAPAN (Tokyo Sumo Hall)

39.Ultimo Dragon [2]
10/11/96-Osaka, JAPAN

40.Jushin "Thunder" Liger
01/04/97-Tokyo, JAPAN (Tokyo Egg Dome)

41.El Samurai (Osamu Matsuda)
07/06/970-Sapporo, JAPAN

42.Shinjiro Otani [2]
08/10/97-Nagoya, JAPAN (Nagoya Dome)

TITLE VACANT
11/05/97

43.Dragon Kid
02/06/99-Nagoya, JAPAN
Defeats Dr. Cerebro to win vacant title.

44.Judo Suwa
04/25/99-Kawasaki

45.Ken'ichiro Arai
07/22/2000-Tokyo, JAPAN
Wins title from Judo Suwa at Differ Ariake.

46.Susumu Mochizuki
12/15/2000-Kawasaki, JAPAN

Title Vacant
12/21/2000
Susumu Mochizuki defeated Ken'ichiro Arai for the title on December 15, 2000 in Kawasaki, JAPAN; however, the title is declared vacant on December 21, 2000 because of the outside interference during the title win.

47.Ken'ichiro Arai [2]
01/29/2001-Tokyo, JAPAN
Defeated Yasushi Kanda in 7-man tournament final.

48.Susumu Mochizuki
05/27/2001-Kobe, JAPAN

49.Ryo Saito
09/30/2001-Tokyo, JAPAN (Ota Ward City Gym)
21:56

50.Genki Horiguchi
04/27/2002-Hyogo, JAPAN (Kobe Chicken George)
12:11

Title Vacant
06/23/2002
The NWA World Welterweight Title was declared vacant after a match between then-champion Genki Horiguchi and Dragon Kid ended in a no-contest

51.Ricky Marvin
07/07/2002-Hyogo, JAPAN (Kobe World Memorial Hall)
Defeated Super Nova (luchador, not the former ECW star) to win vacant title.
09:39

52.Genki Horiguchi
07/24/2002-Kumamoto, JAPAN (Hungnam Hall)
13:56

53.Darkness Dragon
07/28/2002-Yamaguchi, JAPAN (Strait Messe Shomonoseki)
11:59

TITLE VACANT
03/21/2003
Darkness Dragon was injured and had to vacate the title.

54.YOSSINO
03/22/2003-Hokkaido, JAPAN (Sapporo Teisen Hall)
Defeated Genki Horiguchi to win vacant title.
14:50 (time of match)

Title Vacant
06/20/2004
YOSSINO vacates the title in order to concentrate on winning the UDG (Ultimo Dragon Gym) Title.

55.Hajime Ohara
05/13/2006-Mexico City, MEXICO (Arena Mexico)
Defeated La Mascara for vacant title.

56.Super Delfin
01/20/2007-Osaka, JAPAN

57.Hajime Ohara [2]
02/10/2007-Osaka, JAPAN

58.La Sombra
11/27/2007-Mexico City, MEXICO (Arena Mexico)

59.Mephisto
05/18/2009-Acapulco

CMLL officially retires the NWA World Title and replaces with CMLL Historic Title on 08/12/2010.

60.Cassandro
06/25/2011-England, UK (The Roundhouse)
Defeated Dr. Cerebro to win vacant title.

61.Canis Lupus [2]
11/16/2014-Naucalpan


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