March 15, 1952--Present
From Wrestling Title Histories
by Royal Duncan & Gary Will
with additional information from Brian Westcott
03/15/46-Mexico City, MEXICO
Defeats Pete Pancof
5.El Santo 
9.Karloff Lagarde 
11.Karloff Lagarde 
Defeats Karloff Lagarde
14.Blue Demon 
16.Mano Negra 
18.Kato Kung Lee
22.Americo Rocca 
32.Fuerza Guerrera 
Misterioso leaves EMLL.
Defeats El Hijo del Santo in tournament final.
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 
40.Jushin "Thunder" Liger
01/04/97-Tokyo, JAPAN (Tokyo Egg Dome)
41.El Samurai (Osamu Matsuda)
42.Shinjiro Otani 
08/10/97-Nagoya, JAPAN (Nagoya Dome)
Defeats Dr. Cerebro to win vacant title.
Wins title from Judo Suwa at Differ Ariake.
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 
Defeated Yasushi Kanda in 7-man tournament final.
09/30/2001-Tokyo, JAPAN (Ota Ward City Gym)
04/27/2002-Hyogo, JAPAN (Kobe Chicken George)
The NWA World Welterweight Title was declared vacant after a match between then-champion Genki Horiguchi and Dragon Kid ended in a no-contest
07/07/2002-Hyogo, JAPAN (Kobe World Memorial Hall)
Defeated Super Nova (luchador, not the former ECW star) to win vacant title.
07/24/2002-Kumamoto, JAPAN (Hungnam Hall)
07/28/2002-Yamaguchi, JAPAN (Strait Messe Shomonoseki)
Darkness Dragon was injured and had to vacate the title.
03/22/2003-Hokkaido, JAPAN (Sapporo Teisen Hall)
Defeated Genki Horiguchi to win vacant title.
14:50 (time of match)
YOSSINO vacates the title in order to concentrate on winning the UDG (Ultimo Dragon Gym) Title.
05/13/2006-Mexico City, MEXICO (Arena Mexico)
Defeated La Mascara for vacant title.
57.Hajime Ohara 
11/27/2007-Mexico City, MEXICO (Arena Mexico)
CMLL officially retires the NWA World Title and replaces with CMLL Historic Title on 08/12/2010.
06/25/2011-England, UK (The Roundhouse)
Defeated Dr. Cerebro to win vacant title.
02/15/2015-El Paso, TX
Defeated Cassandro (c) and Bobby Zavala in 3-way match
After signing with WWE.
05/31/2015-El Paso, TX
Defeated Bobby Zavala.
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