Tag World Grand Prix

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The Tag World Grand Prix is a professional wrestling tag team tournament promoted by the Chikara wrestling promotion.

2003[edit]

Tag World Grand Prix 2003 was the first Tag World Grand Prix tournament held by Chikara. The tournament ran over two nights, with the preliminary rounds being held on July 5, 2003 at St. John's Auditorium in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the finals held three weeks later on July 26 at the same venue.[1][2] Twelve teams entered the tournament with the finals being scheduled in a three-way dance format.

Teams
Tournament brackets
First round Semifinals
           
The Nightshift Pin
Team IWA-MS 08:07[1]
The Nightshift Pin
F.I.S.T. 09:29[1]
F.I.S.T. Pin
Conundrum 09:28[1]
First round Semifinals
           
Ultra/ZERO Pin
Gigolo/Roger 07:36[1]
Ultra/ZERO Pin
The Wild Cards 12:31[1]
The Wild Cards Pin
Team Kiryoku Pro 11:36[1]
First round Semifinals
           
The SuperFriends* Sub
Team Toryumon* 15:15[1]
The SuperFriends† Draw
Swis$$ Money Holding† 30:00[1]
Swi$$ Money Holding Pin
The Senior Assault Team 00:22[1]
  • * Due to the height difference between the competitors, the rules of the match were changed so that Arakencito only required a two count to win the match, while Hero and Quackenbush had to score a four count in order to pin him[1]
  • As a result of the time limit draw, both teams were eliminated from the tournament[1]
Finals
  • The Nightshift defeated Ultra/ZERO via pinfall[2]

2005[edit]

Tag World Grand Prix 2005 ran over three nights, from February 18 through 20, 2005. The first and second rounds took place over the first two nights in Reading, Pennsylvania and Emmaus, Pennsylvania, respectively. The remainder occurred on the third night in Pittston, Pennsylvania.[3][4][5] This time the number of participating teams was expanded to 32. BlackJack Marciano was scheduled to enter the tournament as Eddie Kingston's partner, but had to pull out due to an injury. His replacement was decided by a random draw.[4]

Teams
Tournament brackets
First round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
AC/DC Pin
You Can Call Me Al 08:37[3]
AC/DC Pin
F.I.S.T. 12:07[3]
F.I.S.T. Pin
Team WXW 06:51[3]
AC/DC Pin
Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy 18:49[5]
Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy Pin
Sweet n' Sour Int. (2) 10:21[3]
Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy Sub
Team IWA-MS 10:55[3]
Team IWA-MS Pin
Team IWA Reading 08:18[3]
AC/DC Pin
Jigsaw/Sabian 05:12[5]
Jigsaw/Sabian Sub
Ravage/Rorschach 10:06[3]
Jigsaw/Sabian Pin
Ring Crew Express 09:58[3]
Ring Crew Express Pin
Andrews/Hagadorn 10:57[3]
Jigsaw/Sabian DQ
Deathmatch Kings 09:08[5]
Deathmatch Kings Pin
Franco/Turner 09:04[4]
Deathmatch Kings Sub
Men@Work 09:47[4]
Men@Work Pin
Sweet n' Sour Int. (1) 13:50[4]
AC/DC Pin
SuperFriends 26:40[5]
Team Osaka Pro Pin
Big Daddy 07:39[3]
Team Osaka Pro Pin
Team PWG 18:57[3]
Team PWG Pin
Mystery Team 03:47[3]
Team Osaka Pro Pin
Team Toryumon X 13:02[5]
Team Toryumon X Pin
Perfect Strangers 10:36[4]
Toryumon X Sub
BJ and The Bear 07:31[4]
BJ and The Bear Sub
Team MPW 07:44[4]
SuperFriends Pin
Team Osaka Pro 25:00[5]
SuperFriends Sub
Kingston/Knuckles 22:36[4]
SuperFriends Pin
Dark Breed 17:50[4]
Dark Breed Pin
Eye Candy 08:53[4]
SuperFriends Pin
Team IWS 16:44[5]
Team IWS Pin
All Money Is Legal 10:52[4]
Team IWS Pin
Team CZW 14:22[4]
Team CZW Pin
CKNY 09:04[4]

2006[edit]

Tag World Grand Prix 2006 was the third Tag World Grand Prix tournament and ran over three nights, from February 24 through 26, 2006, and crowned Chikara's first-ever Campeones de Parejas (Tag Team Champions). The first and second rounds took place over the first two nights at the American Legion Hall in Hellertown, Pennsylvania and The Riverside in Reading, Pennsylvania, respectively. The remainder occurred on the third night at the New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[7][8][9] Like the previous year, 32 teams entered the tournament. The teams of The Dark Breed (Hallowicked and UltraMantis Black) and Angel de Fuego and Equinox were scheduled to enter the tournament, however, UltraMantis Black had to pull out due to an injury, while Angel de Fuego no-showed the event. Their replacements were decided by a random draw.[7]

Teams
Tournament brackets
First round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
Kings of Wrestling Pin
Equinox/Hydra 14:55[7]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
Team Jd'Star 14:17[7]
Team Jd'Star Pin
You Can Call Me Al 08:02[7]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
North Star Express 12:44[9]
North Star Express Pin
Notorious Inc. 06:51[8]
North Star Express Pin
Lancelot 15:34[8]
Lancelot Sub
The Colony 10:13[8]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
Incoherence 18:42[9]
Incoherence Pin
Crossbones/Rorschach 09:26[7]
Incoherence Pin
Cheech/Cloudy 12:15[7]
Cheech/Cloudy Pin
Gambino Bros. 09:10[7]
Incoherence Pin
Team DDT 08:50[9]
Team DDT Pin
Sweeney/Mana 06:02[7]
Team DDT Pin
Team K-Dojo 17:21[7]
Team K-Dojo Sub
The Iron Saints 10:33[7]
Kings of Wrestling Pin
DragonDoor 17:34[9]
DragonDoor Sub
Prescription Thugs 05:31[8]
DragonDoor Pin
Team Toryumon 19:59[8]
Team Toryumon Pin
Triple Dragon 07:46[8]
DragonDoor Pin
Team MUGA 11:15[9]
Team MUGA Pin
Heartbreak Express 06:04[8]
Team MUGA Sub
Cannon/Jigsaw 15:27[8]
Cannon/Jigsaw Pin
Team IWS 16:05[8]
DragonDoor Sub
F.I.S.T. 08:10[9]
F.I.S.T. Sub
Team SHIMMER 09:41[8]
F.I.S.T. Pin
Men@Work
Men@Work Pin
2.0 07:41[8]
F.I.S.T. Pin
BLKOUT 13:23[9]
BLKOUT Pin
Team IWA-MS 15:09[7]
BLKOUT Pin
Team WWF 14:01[7]
Team WWF Pin
Team ROH 05:34[7]

2008[edit]

Tag World Grand Prix 2008 was the fourth Tag World Grand Prix tournament held by Chikara. The tournament ran over two nights, November 8 and 9 and was held in Oberhausen, Germany.[10][11] This time only 12 teams entered the tournament, with the finals being scheduled to be contested under three-way elimination match rules. The team of Tommy End and Zack Sabre, Jr. was scheduled to enter the tournament, however, Sabre, Jr. no-showed the event and his replacement was decided by a random draw.[10]

Teams
Tournament brackets
First round Semifinals
           
The Colony Pin
Fight Club 12:28[10]
The Colony Pin
The UnStable 14:08[11]
The UnStable Pin
Swi$$ Money Holding 09:44[10]
First round Semifinals
           
The Osirian Portal Pin
The Thrillers 12:08[10]
The Osirian Portal Pin
Patterson/End 13:49[11]
Patterson/End Pin
2.0 10:52[10]
First round Semifinals
           
Stone/PAC Pin
F.I.S.T. 13:55[10]
Stone/PAC Pin
Revolution Purple 08:58[11]
Revolution Purple Pin
Kidd/Brookside 10:35[10]
Finals
  • The Colony defeated The Osirian Portal and Martin Stone and PAC in a three-way elimination match
    • The Osirian Portal eliminated Stone/PAC via pinfall (04:49)[11]
    • The Colony defeated The Osirian Portal via submission (25:00)[11]

2013[edit]

On March 8, 2013, Chikara announced that the first Tag World Grand Prix in four and a half years would be taking place on May 18 in Chicago, Illinois.[12] Chikara later revealed on their website that the tournament would be contested over two shows, both taking place on May 18.[13][14] The Heart Throbs (Antonio Thomas and Romeo Roselli) were originally announced for the tournament, but were on the day of the tournament replaced by Submission Squad (Gary Jay and Pierre Abernathy).[13][15]

Teams
  • AC/DC (Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin)
  • The Baltic Siege (Estonian ThunderFrog and Latvian Proud Oak)
  • The Batiri (Kodama and Obariyon)
  • Bravado Brothers (Harlem Bravado and Lancelot Bravado)
  • The Colony (Fire Ant and Green Ant)
  • The Colony: Xtreme Force (deviAnt and Orbit Adventure Ant)
  • Da Soul Touchaz (Acid Jaz and Marshe Rockett)
  • The Day Walkers (Alexandre Barnabus Castle and Mathias Cage)
  • The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive and Max Smashmaster)
  • Heidi Lovelace and Saturyne
  • Los Ice Creams: Xtreme Frost (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr.)
  • Pieces of Hate (Jigsaw and The Shard)
  • The Spectral Envoy (Frightmare and Hallowicked)
  • Submission Squad (Gary the Barn Owl and Pierre Abernathy)
  • The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson)
  • Zero Gravity (Brett Gakiya and CJ Esparza)
Tournament brackets
  First round Second round Semifinals Finals
                             
 The Baltic Siege Pin  
 The Young Bucks 9:11[15]  
   The Young Bucks Pin  
 
   The Spectral Envoy [15]  
 The Spectral Envoy DQ
 The Colony: Xtreme Force 7:55[15]  
   The Young Bucks Pin  
   The Batiri [15]  
 Bravado Brothers Pin  
 The Batiri 11:30[15]  
   The Batiri Pin
 
   The Day Walkers [15]  
 Zero Gravity Pin
 The Day Walkers 6:59[15]  
   The Young Bucks Sub
   Pieces of Hate [15]
 The Colony Pin  
 Los Ice Creams: Xtreme Frost 16:44[15]  
   The Colony DCO
 
   The Devastation Corporation [15]  
 Submission Squad Pin
 The Devastation Corporation 1:01[15]  
    Bye
   Pieces of Hate  
 Lovelace/Saturyne Pin  
 AC/DC 10:33[15]  
   AC/DC Pin
 
   Pieces of Hate [15]  
 Da Soul Touchaz Sub
 Pieces of Hate 14:02[15]  

2014[edit]

The 2014 Tag World Grand Prix was held by Chikara's sister promotion Wrestling is Fun! (WiF!) between April 5 and May 24.[16] The upper half of the tournament bracket, including both first round and quarterfinal matches, was held on April 5 in Easton, Pennsylvania and the lower half on May 3 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. The semifinals and finals were held on May 24 in Easton.[16] The winners of the tournament would get to take part in Chikara's You Only Live Twice internet pay-per-view (iPPV) on May 25.

Teams
  • 3.0 (Scott Parker and Shane Matthews)
  • The Baltic Seige (Estonian ThunderFrog and Latvian Snow Troll)
  • The Batiri (Kodama and Obariyon)
  • The Bloc Party (Mr. Azerbaijan and Proletariat Boar of Moldova)
  • The Colony: Xtreme Force (Arctic Rescue Ant and Missile Assault Ant)
  • The Devastation Corporation (Blaster McMassive and Max Smashmaster)
  • Haack N Slaash (Haack and Slaash)
  • The Heart Throbs (Antonio Thomas and Romeo Roselli)
  • Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr.)
  • Knight Eye for the Pirate Guy (Jolly Roger and Lance Steel)
  • Old Fashioned (Jervis Cottonbelly and Marion Fontaine)
  • The Osirian Portal (Amasis and Ophidian)
  • Sidney Bakabella's Wrecking Crew (Jaka and Oleg the Usurper)
  • The Spectral Envoy (Frightmare and Hallowicked)
  • Team Benchmark (Bill Daly and Will Ferrara)
  • The Throwbacks (Dasher Hatfield and Mark Angelosetti)
Tournament brackets
  First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
 The Spectral Envoy Pin  
 The Devastation Corporation  
   The Devastation Corporation Pin  
 
   The Batiri  
 The Batiri Pin
 Old Fashioned  
   The Devastation Corporation Pin  
   The Osirian Portal  
 The Heart Throbs Sub  
 3.0  
   3.0 Pin
 
   The Osirian Portal  
 The Osirian Portal Pin
 The Colony: Xtreme Force  
   The Devastation Corporation Pin
   The Throwbacks
 The Throwbacks Pin  
 Haack N Slaash  
   The Throwbacks Pin
 
   Team Benchmark  
 Team Benchmark Pin
 Los Ice Creams  
   The Throwbacks
   KE4TPG  
 KE4TPG Pin  
 The Bloc Party  
   KE4TPG Pin
 
   Wrecking Crew  
 The Baltic Seige Pin
 Wrecking Crew  

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "“CHIKARA Live” – 7/26/2003". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
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  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "“Tag World Grand Prix 2005: Night Two” – 2/19/2005". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "“Tag World Grand Prix 2005: Night Three” – 2/20/2005". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  6. ^ "Kings of Wrestling". Online World of Wrestling. 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
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  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "“Tag World Grand Prix 2006: Night Two” – 2/25/2006". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "“Tag World Grand Prix 2006: Night Three” – 2/26/2006". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "“Tag World Grand Prix 2008: Night One” – 11/8/2008". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  11. ^ a b c d e f "“Tag World Grand Prix 2008: Night Two” – 11/9/2008". Chikara Fans. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  12. ^ "Also, our Chicago return on May 18th will be the return of Tag World Grand Prix!". Chikara. Twitter. 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-09. 
  13. ^ a b "Tag World Grand Prix 2013: 1st Stage (Afternoon)". Chikara. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  14. ^ "Tag World Grand Prix 2013: 2nd Stage (Evening)". Chikara. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "Past results". Chikara. Retrieved 2013-05-18. 
  16. ^ a b "Upcoming Live Events". Wrestling is Fun!. Archived from the original on 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 

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