Steve Corino Wins WWC Universal Title In Puerto Rico On Feb 7

Bill Behrens

"The KIng Of Old School" Steve Corino defeated Ray Gonzolez on February 7 at the Harry Carrillo Coliseum in Naguabo to become the new WWC Unversal Champion.

WWC Universal Title History

Abdullah the Butcher 1 July 21, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico Abdullah was billed as the WWC World Heavyweight Champion upon arrival and later billed as having defeated Antonio Inoki on June 20 in Okinawa, Japan to win the title.[12]
Carlos Colón 1 July 24, 1982 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Ox Baker 1 April 23, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 2 May 14, 1983 San Juan, Puerto Rico Following this event the title was renamed to the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship[12]
Dory Funk, Jr. 1 February 27, 1985 Bangor, Maine At an International Championship Wrestling event. This marked the first (and, to date, only) time that the title changed hands outside of Puerto Rico.
Title held up May 18, 1985 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Carlos Colón.[12]
Carlos Colón 3 June 15, 1985 San Juan, Puerto Rico Won rematch against Dory Funk, Jr.[12]
Title held up September 21, 1985 San Juan, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Abdullah the Butcher.
Carlos Colón 4 October 19, 1985 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won rematch against Abdullah the Butcher.[12]
Vacated April 30, 1986   The title was vacated when Colón was injured.
Carlos Colón 5 September 21, 1986 San Juan, Puerto Rico Defeated Terry Funk in a tournament final.[12]
Hercules Ayala 1 July 18, 1987 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 6 September 20, 1987 Ponce, Puerto Rico [12]
Hercules Ayala 2 February 13, 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 7 April 9, 1988 Caguas, Puerto Rico [12]
Hercules Ayala 3 July 23, 1988 Arecibo, Puerto Rico [12]
Stripped August 24, 1988   Ayala was stripped of the title after attacking Carlos Colón’s wife during a banquet.
Ron Garvin 1 November 24, 1988 Carolina, Puerto Rico Defeated Carlos Colón in a tournament final.[12]
Carlos Colón 8 December 12, 1988 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Steve Strong 1 May 27, 1989 Caguas, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 9 October 7, 1989 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [12]
Title held up October 28, 1989 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Steve Strong.
Carlos Colón 10 November 23, 1989 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Strong in a rematch.[12]
Leo Burke 1 December 17, 1989 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico [12]
TNT 1 February 9, 1990 Caguas, Puerto Rico [12]
Abdullah the Butcher 2 March 24, 1990 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 11 March 31, 1990 San Juan, Puerto Rico [12]
Title held up December 15, 1990 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Held up after a match involving Greg Valentine.[12]
Carlos Colón 12 February 2, 1991 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Valentine in a rematch.[12]
Title held up October 5, 1991 Carolina, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Dino Bravo.
Carlos Colón 13 November 2, 1991 Carolina, Puerto Rico Defeated Bravo in a rematch.[12]
Ron Garvin 2 February 1, 1992 Caguas, Puerto Rico [12]
Carlos Colón 14 April 4, 1992 Caguas, Puerto Rico [12]
Invader I 1 August 8, 1992 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [12]
Abdullah the Butcher 3 September 19, 1992 Carolina, Puerto Rico [13]
Invader I 2 September 23, 1992   Awarded the title when decision of the September 19 match is overturned because of outside interefence by Dick Murdoch.
Title held up October 10, 1992 Ponce, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Dick Murdoch.
Dick Murdoch 1 October 25, 1992 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated the Invader in a rematch.[13]
Carlos Colón 15 November 28, 1992 Manatí, Puerto Rico [13]
Vacated August 1, 1993   Colón retired.
Greg Valentine 1 August 8, 1993 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Invader I in a tournament final.[13]
Ray Gonzalez 1 April 24, 1994 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Dutch Mantel 1 June 22, 1994 Toa Alta, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 16 August 6, 1994 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [13]
Title held up December 15, 1995 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Mabel.
Carlos Colón 17 January 6, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Mabel in a rematch.[13]
Mabel 1 January 7, 1996 San Germán, Puerto Rico [13]
Abdullah the Butcher 4 February 10, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
El Bronco 1 March 23, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 18 April 20, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Title held up May 25, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Mr. Hughes.
Carlos Colón 19 June 15, 1996 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Hughes in a rematch.[13]
Huracán Castillo 1 October 19, 1996 Humacao, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 20 October 23, 1996   Awarded by official decision.
El Nene 1 February 22, 1997 Ponce, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 21 March 9, 1997 Humacao, Puerto Rico [13]
Title held up March 22, 1997 Yabucoa, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Jim Steele.
Carlos Colón 22 April 5, 1997 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Vacated May 11, 1997 Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico  
Ray Gonzalez 2 August 13, 1997 Humacao, Puerto Rico Defeated Tom Brandi in a tournament final.[13]
Title held up February 1, 1998 Manatí, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Fidel Sierra.
Ray Gonzalez 3 February 14, 1998 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Sierra in a rematch.[13]
El Nene 2 March 29, 1998 Gurabo, Puerto Rico [13]
Stripped May 9, 1998   El Nene was stripped of the title for using a foreign object.
Ray Gonzalez 4 May 9, 1998   Awarded.
Carlos Colón 23 August 1, 1998 San Juan, Puerto Rico [13]
Ray Gonzalez 5 August 2, 1998 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Awarded.
Glamour Boy Shane 1 November 26, 1998 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [13]
Ray Gonzalez 6 November 28, 1998 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 24 January 6, 1999 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Stripped January 9, 1999   Colón was stripped of the title for using an illegal object against the referee and against Gonzalez.
Ray Gonzalez 7 January 9, 1999   Awarded.
Title held up March 27, 1999 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Pierroth Jr.[13]
Ray Gonzalez 8 April 3, 1999 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico Defeated Pierroth Jr. in a rematch.[13]
Pierroth Jr. 1 April 4, 1999 San Germán, Puerto Rico [13]
Ray Gonzalez 9 April 17, 1999 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico [13]
Carlos Colón 25 August 14, 1999 Caguas, Puerto Rico [13]
Title held up November 13, 1999 Nagüabo, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Ray Gonzalez.
Carlos Colón 26 November 27, 1999 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico  
Ray Gonzalez 10 January 8, 2000 Fajardo, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 1 January 29, 2000 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Ray Gonzalez 11 February 19, 2000 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 2 July 16, 2000 Caguas, Puerto Rico  
Curt Hennig 1 September 30, 2000 Caguas, Puerto Rico  
Title held up October 4, 2000   Held up after a match against Carly Colón.
Carly Colón 3 November 25, 2000 Carolina, Puerto Rico Defeated Hennig in a rematch.
Jerry Flynn 1 February 17, 2001 Manatí, Puerto Rico  
El Bronco 2 March 3, 2001 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Ray Gonzalez 12 March 31, 2001 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Title held up June 16, 2001 Carolina, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against Super Gladiador.
Ray Gonzalez 13 July 7, 2001 Carolina, Puerto Rico Defeated Super Gladiador in a rematch.
Carly Colón 4 December 1, 2001 Caguas, Puerto Rico  
Vacated April 6, 2002   Carly Colón surrendered the title to Vampiro, following a controversial match between the two.
Vampiro 1 April 6, 2002  
Title held up April 6, 2002   Held up by official decision.
Carly Colón 5 April 13, 2002 Fajardo, Puerto Rico Defeated Vampiro for the held up title.
Konnan 1 November 2, 2002 San Sebastián, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 6 November 23, 2002 Las Piedras, Puerto Rico  
Chicky Starr 1 January 11, 2003 Morovis, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 7 February 1, 2003 Humacao, Puerto Rico  
Sabu 1 March 15, 2003 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 8 May 31, 2003 Carolina, Puerto Rico  
Title held up June 7, 2003 Cayey, Puerto Rico Held up after a match against El Bronco.
Carly Colón 9 June 14, 2003 Cataño, Puerto Rico Defeated El Bronco in a rematch.
Vacated June 27, 2003   Vacated when Carly Colón signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment.
Lightning 1 July 18, 2003 Guayama, Puerto Rico Defeated Eddie Colón in a tournament final.
Dominican Boy 1 September 13, 2003 Yabucoa, Puerto Rico  
Carly Colón 10 December 20, 2003 Caguas, Puerto Rico  
Abdullah the Butcher 4 January 3, 2004 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  
Vacated September 11, 2004    
El Bronco 3 September 25, 2004 Carolina, Puerto Rico Defeated Huracan Castillo in a tournament final.
Eddie Colón 1 November 6, 2004 Guaynabo, Puerto Rico  
Title held up   December 11, 2004 Caguas, Puerto Rico  
Eddie Colón 2 January 6, 2005 Caguas, Puerto Rico Defeated Titus for the held up title.
El Diamante 2 May 28, 2005 Gurabo, Puerto Rico  
Eddie Colón 3 July 16, 2005 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  
Title held up   September 9, 2005 Manatí, Puerto Rico  
La Amenaza Bryan 1 September 11, 2005 Sabana Grande, Puerto Rico  
Glamour Boy Shane 2 November 6, 2005 Mayagüez, Puerto Rico  
La Amenazá Bryan 2 February 4, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico  
Stripped March 25, 2006   Bryan was stripped for failing to defend the title.
Black Pain 1 March 25, 2006 Carolina, Puerto Rico [14]
La Amenaza Bryan 3 August 12, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [15]
Title Vacant   September 20, 2006   Amenaza Bryan was stripped of the title after leaving the company due to payment and creative differences.
Abbad 1 September 30, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Won a tournament final to determine the new champion[16]
Jon Heidenreich 1 October 28, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [17]
Carlito 11 December 16, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [18]
Jon Heidenreich 2 December 16, 2006 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Carlito was stripped of the belt due to his WWE commitments.[18]
Eddie Colón 4 January 6, 2007 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [19]
Alofa The Samoan Tank 1 March 17, 2007 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [20]
Apollo 1 May 12, 2007 Bayamón, Puerto Rico [21]
Eddie Colón 5 May 19, 2007 Manatí, Puerto Rico Colón participated in a Battle Royal where Apolo defended the championship[22]
Apollo 2 June 10, 2007 Yauco, Puerto Rico [23]
Razor Ramon 1 July 14, 2007 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico Won a three way match that included Carlito and Apollo[24]
Biggie Size 1 December 15, 2007 Caguas, Puerto Rico Won the title by forefit when Scott Hall failed to show up and Biggie Size pinned Moddy Melendez[25]
Title held up   December 29, 2007   Announced on a spot during television programming, the decision was not officially announced by the company and the incumbent retained custody of the championship
Vacant   January 6, 2008 San Juan, Puerto Rico The title was vacated when Biggie Size didn’t attend a title match, instead choosing to participate in a unification match against the International Wrestling Association’s heavyweight champion
Blitz 1 January 6, 2008 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Blitz defeated Biggie Size in a unification match and became the first Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion in Puerto Rico that is recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance
Noriega 1 July 19, 2008 San Juan, Puerto Rico Defeated Orlando Colón in a tournament final[26]
Vacant   August 25, 2008   Vacated when Noriega leaves the company; decision announced during television segment.[27]
Ray Gonzalez 14 September 21, 2008 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Defeated Shane to win the vacant title.
Steve Corino 1 February 8, 2009 Naguabo, Puerto Rico

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