The CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship (Campeonato Mundial Semi
Completo de CMLL in Spanish) is a professional wrestling championship
promoted by Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) since 1991. As with
other professional wrestling championships, it is not an actual
competition, but is won according to a scripted ending to a match, and
sometimes awarded to a wrestler because of a storyline. The light
heavyweight division in Mexico ranges between 92 kg (203 lb) and
97 kg (214 lb), but the weight limits are not always strictly adhered
to. Because CMLL puts more emphasis on the lower weight classes, this
division is considered more important in Mexico; the heavyweight
division is considered the most important championship by most
promotions outside of Mexico. The current CMLL World Light Heavyweight
Champion in his first reign is La Máscara (pictured), who won it by
defeating Ángel de Oro in April 2016. La Máscara is the 15th overall
champion and the 13th wrestler to officially hold the championship. The
title has been vacated only once since its creation in 1991.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Turco-Mongol conqueror Timur captured and sacked the Georgian
capital of Tbilisi, forcing King Bagrat V to convert to Islam.
First Sino-Japanese War: After capturing the city of
Lüshunkou, the Japanese Second Army killed more than 1,000 Chinese
servicemen and civilians.
Two trains collided near Valemount, British Columbia, Canada;
the subsequent trial catapulted future Prime Minister of Canada John
Diefenbaker into the political limelight.
A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store in Río
Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, killed 33 people and wounded 69 others
when the building collapsed.
Lebanese politician Pierre Amine Gemayel, a vocal critic of
Syria's military presence in and political domination of Lebanon, was
assassinated in Jdeideh.
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