WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

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The WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship and the top title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council.wikipedia
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Carlos Colón Sr.

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The championship received its current name following a match between Carlos Colón (WWC World Heavyweight Champion) and Ric Flair (NWA World Heavyweight Champion) where the "Champion of the Universe" was supposed to be determined.
He is, along with Victor Jovica, an owner of the Puerto Rican wrestling promotion World Wrestling Council (WWC), where he has held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship a record 26 times.

Dory Funk Jr.

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February 17, 1985 marked the first time that the championship's holder changed outside of Puerto Rico, when Dory Funk, Jr. won it.
He also held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship once and the CWA World Heavyweight Championship once.

Savio Vega

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Following this Burke would go on to feud with Juan Rivera who at the time was referred to as "TNT".
He is known for his work in the World Wrestling Council, where he won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship three times and the WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship three times.

World Wrestling Council

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The WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship is a professional wrestling world heavyweight championship and the top title contested for in the Puerto Rican professional wrestling promotion, the World Wrestling Council.

Ray González

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During this time Invader was part of the booking team and was interested in giving Ray González a push as the company's top face.
González has won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship and the IWA World Heavyweight Championship on numerous occasions.

Shane Sewell

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González defended the title until November 26, 1998, when Glamour Boy Shane won it, losing it to González two days after. In 2014, during its brief alliance with the World Wrestling League (WWL), WWC allowed some of its talent to participate in cards held abroad by that promotion, while the Universal Championship would be promoted by the former in its media presentations of Shane Sewell and José Torres.
Shane Sewell is a fourteen-time World Heavyweight Champion, having won the IWA Undisputed World Unified Heavyweight Championship ten times, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship three times, and the WWL World Heavyweight Championship one time.

Carly Colón

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Soon after this González was involved in an angle where Carly Colón made his debut in wrestling, eventually helping Colón win the championship for the last occasion in his career.
Colón debuted in his father's promotion, World Wrestling Council (WWC), eventually winning WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship 17 times, and WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Championship once.

Curt Hennig

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The feud continued with González bringing foreign wrestlers to challenge him for the title, among whom were Curt Hennig and Jerry Flynn, who won the title eventually losing it to Bronco, who lost to Ray shortly after.
Hennig held the AWA World Heavyweight Championship once (with his 373-day reign being the seventh-longest in history), and the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship once.

Vampiro

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This time he feuded with Vampiro who won the title once, with the title being subsequently held up and finally being won by Colón again.
In his professional wrestling career, Hodgkinson is a three-time World Champion having won the NWE World Heavyweight Championship once, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship once, and the UWA World Heavyweight Championship once.

Primo Colón

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Bronco won a tournament organized for the championship and lost it to Eddie Colón, leading to a feud between both.
He began wrestling in the World Wrestling Council, where he won the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship five times, as well as numerous secondary and tertiary titles.

IWA World Heavyweight Championship (Puerto Rico)

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That same night, Maldonado appeared at the International Wrestling Association's Histeria Boricua event, with the championship belt still in his possession and challenged Freddie "Blitz" Lozada, the current IWA World Heavyweight Champion to a unification match.
The championship was established in 2000, changing its name eight years later to reflect the status of undisputed championship that the National Wrestling Alliance recognized following a controversial "unification" match where (another title born with the NWA as sanctioning body) the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship was purportedly on the line.

Leo Burke

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Both wrestlers traded the title until it was held up and won by Colón (in what marked his tenth title reign) who held it until December 17, 1989, when he lost it to Leo Burke.
He quickly won the promotion's top title, the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship, by defeating Caribbean wrestling veteran Carlos Colón on December 17, 1989.

Abdullah the Butcher

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The first champion was Abdullah the Butcher, who was billed as champion upon the title's creation.

Pierroth Jr.

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This year the World Wrestling Council ran an invasion angle where personnel from Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (AAA) wrestled in the company; this led to a feud between Pierroth, Jr. and González.
On March 27, 1999 Pierroth Jr. wrestled WWC Universal Champion Ray González to a draw, after which the championship was briefly vacated.

Monster Pain

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In 2014, during its brief alliance with the World Wrestling League (WWL), WWC allowed some of its talent to participate in cards held abroad by that promotion, while the Universal Championship would be promoted by the former in its media presentations of Shane Sewell and José Torres.
Under his previous ring name Black Pain, Torres is a one-time World Wrestling Council (WWC) Universal Heavyweight and two-time World Tag Team Champion with his partner Hannibal.

Greg Valentine

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The title was held up numerous times in 1991, as part of feuds between Colón, Greg Valentine and Dino Bravo.

Mecha Wolf 450

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On April 4, 2015, John Yurnet (otherwise known as Mr. 450 or Jesús de León) made an appearance in WWC and issued a challenge for the Universal Heavyweight Championship in the main event of Camino a la Gloria.
Yurnet is a former two-time holder of the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship.

Jesús Castillo Jr.

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On June 25, 1996, Jesús Castillo, Jr. won the title while working a tour in Puerto Rico.

Dutch Mantel

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González wasn't well received as a face and subsequently lost the championship to Dutch Mantel on June 22, 1994.

Epico Colón

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He also competes in the World Wrestling Council (WWC) under his real name, where he is the current WWC Universal Heavyweight Champion in his first reign.

BJ (wrestler)

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Unofficially, BJ is recognized as the youngest wrestler to win the championship at 20 years and 357 days.

Jerry Flynn

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The feud continued with González bringing foreign wrestlers to challenge him for the title, among whom were Curt Hennig and Jerry Flynn, who won the title eventually losing it to Bronco, who lost to Ray shortly after.
He wrestled a tour of Puerto Rico for World Wrestling Council, where he briefly held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship in February 2001, before retiring.

Championship unification

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That same night, Maldonado appeared at the International Wrestling Association's Histeria Boricua event, with the championship belt still in his possession and challenged Freddie "Blitz" Lozada, the current IWA World Heavyweight Champion to a unification match.

Viscera (wrestler)

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The Universal Heavyweight Championship was held up after a match between the two.

Sabu (wrestler)

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Carly's final feud before signing with World Wrestling Entertainment was against Sabu with both men trading the championship once.