WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Details
PromotionL&G Promotions
World Wrestling Council
Americas Wrestling Federation
Wrestling International New Generations
Date establishedMay 25, 1968
Other name(s)
  • L&G Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
  • AWF Americas Heavyweight Championship
  • W*ING/WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Statistics
First champion(s)Jose Lothario
Most reignsTNT (6 reigns)
Longest reignAbdullah the Butcher
(1687 days)
Shortest reignJason the Terrible and Sean Morley
(1 day, 24 hours)
Oldest championRay Apollon
(52 years)
Youngest championTony Atlas
(17 years)
Heaviest championAbdullah the Butcher (430 lb (200 kg; 31 st))
Lightest championYukihiro Kanemura (196 lb (89 kg; 14.0 st))

The WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship is a secondary title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council (WWC).

The title has been in use since 1975. Prior to being defended in the WWC, it was defended in L&G Promotions, until 1977, when the title moved to the WWC after L&G closed. For a time, the title was defended in the W*ING promotion in Japan as the W*ING/WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship.[1][2] Throughout the years, the championship has been used on and off in WWC, although it was a mainstay of the promotion and defended regularly until the mid-1990s. It was revived roughly from January 1994 to April 1995 before being abandoned. More than six years later in December 2001, the WWC began contesting bouts for the championship once more. However, the revival of the championship would be relatively short and it was rendered inactive in late November 2002 and hasn't been promoted by the World Wrestling Council since. On September 25, 2010, the title was reactivated and captured by Hideo Saito.

The Caribbean Heavyweight Championship was declared vacated and inactive on March 31, 2012

May 2023 reactivated and Tournament announcement

May 13, 2023 during a segment on TV show, Superestrellas de la lucha libre, WWC made the announcement they reactivated the title and a tournament be held to crown a new champion.

Title history

Wrestler Times Date Location Notes
L&G Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Jose Lothario 1 1968-05-25 San Juan, Puerto Rico Defeat Red Bastien via forfeit in tournament final to become first champion.[3]
Johnny Valentine 1 1968-06-08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jose Lothario 2 1968-10-24 Freeport, Bahamas
The Gladiator 1 1969-01-18 San Juan, Puerto Rico Was a first on win two of three falls match.[3]
Hans Mortier 1 1969-04-05 San Juan Puerto Rico
Ciclón Negro 1 1969-04-19 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The Missouri Mauler 1 1970-01-31 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jack Brisco 1 1970-09-07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mephistofeles 1 1970-09-31 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Tony Atlas 1 1971-01-22 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader II 1 1971-02-08 Las Marías, Puerto Rico
Tony Atlas 2 1971-11-10 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Black Georgie 1 1972-09-08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hugo Savinovich 1 1973-01-13 San Germán, Puerto Rico
Black Georgie 2 1973-02-09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader II 2 1973-05-30 Utuado, Puerto Rico
Hugo Savinovich 2 1973-07-10 Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Castro Salvaje 1 1974-02-03 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Hugo Savinovich 3 1974-05-08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Rocky Brewer 1 1974-09-08 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Huracán Castillo (Pedro Castillo) 1 1974-10-10 Ponce, Puerto Rico
Rocky Brewer 2 1974-11-05 Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Toru Tanaka 1 1975-03-01 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hugo Savinovich 4 1975-03-08 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Jose Lothario 3 1975-03-17 San Juan, Puerto Rico Lothario began defending the title in World Promotions after L&G Promotions closes.
Huracán Castillo 2 1976-03-02 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader III 1 1976-05-03 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Huracán Castillo 3 1976-07-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Castillo was the NWA Caribbean Champion when he jumped to the WWC later on May 4, 1977 the title was renamed WWC Caribbean Championship.[4][5]
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Hercules Ayala 1 1977-06-06 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Joe Novak 1 1977-12-17 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dick Steinborn 1 1978-02-04 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 1 1978-02-25 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 1 1978-03-11 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Invader I 2 1978-04-08 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Held Up after a match between Invader I and Dick Steinborn on 1978-06-24 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Invader I 3 1978-07-01 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeat Dick Steinborn in a rematch.[6]
Armand Hussein 1 1978-07-15 Caguas, Puerto Rico
José Rivera 1 1978-08-10 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Gil Hayes 1 1978-10-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Chief War Cloud 1 1978-11-25 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Don Kent 1 1979-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Huracán Castillo 4 1979-07-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Dick Steinborn 2 1979-08-21 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ray Apollon 1 1979-10-08 Trinidad and Tobago
José Rivera 2 1979-11-18 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dick Steinborn 3 1979-11-24 San Juan, Puerto Rico [7]
Ciclón Negro 2 1979-12-29 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Gama Singh 1 1980-06-07 San Juan, Puerto Rico
José Rivera 3 1980-06-28 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Luke Graham 1 1980-07-19 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Chief Jay Strongbow 1 1980-10-11 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Danny Condrey 1 1980-12-20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Maravilla 1 1981-02-09 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Medic II 1 1981-03-07 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Tommy Gilbert 1 1981-03-21 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [8]
Kim Song 1 1981-05-16 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jack Brisco 2 1981-05-30 San Juan, Puerto Rico [9]
Hans Muller 1 1981-12-20 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Pierre Martel 2 1982-01-06 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
"King Kong" Mosca 1 1982-02-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
stripped off on 1982-03-07 when mosca left from WWC due to a problem with Invader. I.[4]
Dick Steinborn 4 1982-03-08 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat Charlie Cook in a 6-man tournament final.
Charlie Cook 1 1982-04-10 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Abdullah the Butcher 1 1982-08-14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Hercules Ayala 2 1987-03-28 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
TNT 1 1988-06-18 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Buddy Landel 1 1988-08-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
TNT 2 1988-09-17 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Jason the Terrible 1 1988-11-19 Carolina, Puerto Rico
TNT 3 1989-03-04 San Juan, Puerto Rico [10]
Rip Rogers 1 1989-05-14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez Jr. 1 1989-11-04 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Harley Race 1 1990-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Invader I 4 1990-03-04 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico [10]
Leo Burke 1 1990-05-19 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Invader I 5 1990-07-07 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Kim Duk 1 1990-09-08 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
El Bronco 1 1990-12-15 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Kim Duk 2 1991-02-07 Humacao, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez Jr. 2 1991-02-16 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Scott Hall 1 1991-03-03 Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
Super Medic III 1 1991-04-20 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Rod Price 1 1991-07-06 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Super Medic III 2 1991-07-13 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Fidel Sierra 1 1991-08-03 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
AWF Américas Heavyweight Championship
Ricky Sexton 1 1991-10-05 Puerto Rico
José Luis Rivera 1 1991-10-19 Comerío, Puerto Rico
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Miguel Pérez Jr. 3 1991-12-08 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Greg Valentine 1 1991-12-22 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Miguel Pérez Jr. 4 1992-01-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
AWF Américas Heavyweight Championship
Jason The Terrible (David Irizarry) 1 1992-01-31 Luquillo, Puerto Rico
José Luis Rivera 2 1992-02-22 Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Huracan Castillo 1 1992-03-14 Caguas, Puerto Rico
TNT 4 1992-06-06 San Juan, Puerto Rico
W*ING/WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Miguel Pérez Jr. 5 1992-12-03 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Yukihiro Kanemura 1 1992-12-18 Fukushima, Japan
AWF Américas Heavyweight Championship
TNT 5 1993-01-?? Puerto Rico
Held Up after a match between Jake The Snake Roberts and TNT on February 13, 1993 in Puerto Rico.
TNT 6 1993-02-20 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Jado 1 1993-09-26 Hachiōji, Japan
Abdullah the Butcher 2 1994-01-08 Caguas, Puerto Rico Won an 18-man battle royal..[4]
José Luis Rivera 3 1994-02-06 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 1 1994-02-12 Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico
Abdullah The Butcher 3 1994-08-13 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Jason the Terrible 2 1994-10-08 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 2 1994-10-09 Caguas, Puerto Rico
White Wolf 1 1994-11-12 Maunabo, Puerto Rico
Shane The Glamour Boy 1 1994-12-10 Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico
Sean Morley 1 1995-01-07 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Shane The Glamour Boy 2 1995-01-08 San Germán, Puerto Rico
Jason The Terrible 3 1995-03-11 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Carlos Colón 3 1995-03-25 Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
Title was inactivated and abandoned on April 25, 1995 in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Carly Colón 1 2001-09-29 San Germán, Puerto Rico Defeat Fidel Sierra in a 6-man tournament final.
Vacated on December 1, 2001 in Caguas, Puerto Rico after Carly Colón won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship.
Fidel Sierra 2 2001-12-15 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeat El Bronco and El Nene in a 3-way match.[11]
Konnan 1 2002-02-08 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Super Gladiador (Ricky Frontán) 1 2002-03-22 Orocovis, Puerto Rico
Fidel Sierra 3 2002-03-30 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Rico Suave 1 2002-05-26 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Ricky Santana 1 2002-06-22 Cayey, Puerto Rico
Rico Suave 2 2002-07-06 Cayey, Puerto Rico
Ricky Santana 2 2002-08-24 Coamo, Puerto Rico
Eddie Colon 1 2002-09-02 Comerío, Puerto Rico
Title was inactivate and abandoned on November 2, 2002 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico.
Hideo Saito 1 2010-09-25 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won a ten-man battle royal to win the title and activate since 2002.[12]
Abbad 1 2010-10-23 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Vacated on 2010-11-27 when Abbad no-showed in various matches in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Joe Bravo 1 2010-11-27 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat Chris Joel for the vacant title.
El Sensacional Carlitos 1 2011-04-02 Quebradillas, Puerto Rico
Chavo Guerrero Jr. 1 2011-07-16 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat El Sensacional Carlitos and Orlando Colón in a 3-way match to win the title.
Orlando Colón 1 2011-09-24 Caguas, Puerto Rico
El Sensacional Carlitos 2 2011-10-30 Caguas, Puerto Rico
Bolo the Red Bulldog 1 2012-03-04 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
El Sensacional Carlitos 3 2012-03-17 Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Vacated and abandoned on March 31, 2012 after El Sensacional Carlitos leaves from WWC in Bayamón, Puerto Rico.
Gilbert 1 2023-06-24 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeat Nihan in a tournament final.
Xix Xavant 1 2023-07-29 Moca, Puerto Rico

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