CMLL Torneo Gran Alternativa

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Torneo Gran Alternativa
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Último Guerrero, won the tournament both as a rookie and a veteran
Details
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date established July 13, 1994
Current champion(s) Mr. Niebla and Bárbaro Cavernario
Date won January 5, 2014

The Torneo Gran Alternativa (Spanish for "the Great Alternative Tournament") is an annual lucha libre (professional wrestling) tournament held by the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL). The tournament was not held in 1997, 2000, or 2002, but was held twice in 1996 and 1998. The most recent Torneo Gran Alternativa tournament was held in February 2014. The tournament has always been held in Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico, the main arena of CMLL. Up until 2010 the tournament format was that of eight tag teams facing off in a one night, single elimination tournament, sometimes with a match to determine the seeds for the tournament. In 2010 the field of competitors was doubled to 16 and the tournament would take place over three shows, with eight teams facing off in Block A, the other eight in Block B and the two block winners would wrestle the following week. All tournament matches except the finals are single fall matches, while the finals are a best two-out-of-three falls per lucha libre traditions. The concept of the tournament is to team a young up-and-comer with a veteran and use the tournament to help showcase the younger talent, the young winner is often someone CMLL has plans for, although at times it has not always had the desired result.

Último Guerrero is the only wrestler to have won the tournament three times, in 1999 as the rookie and in 2008 and 2011 as the veteran of the team. Místico, Héctor Garza and Rey Escorpión have all won the tournament twice, once as a rookie and once as the "veteran" and Emilio Charles Jr. has won it twice as a veteran. Complete results have not been found documented for the 1998 event, but based on known information at least 164 individual wrestlers have participated in 20 tournaments as of 2014. Atlantis is both the wrestler and the veteran with most tournament appearances, 13, and has always been on the veteran side of the teams. Mephisto and Último Guerrero are tied for second with 10 tournaments, some as rookies and some as veterans. Sangre Azteca has worked the most tournaments on the rookie side, five in total and none as a veteran. Silver King has appeared under three different ring names, Silver King, Bronco and Black Tiger. Several others have worked different tournaments under different names/masks, usually without CMLL officially acknowledging the connection; El Sagrado as Genetico/Sagrado, Fuego as Flash/Fuego, Máscara Dorada as Metalik/Máscara Dorada, Tritón as Metal Blanco/Tritón, Ramstein as Fugaz/Ramstein, Titán as Palacio Negro/Titán

Tournament winners[edit]

Year Winners Date Note
Veteran Rookie
1994 Negro Casas Héctor Garza December 30, 1994 [1][2]
1995 Silver King Shocker April 7, 1995 [2][3]
1996 (I) Bestia Salvaje Chicago Express June 7, 1996 [2][4]
1996 (II) Emilio Charles Jr. Rey Bucanero November 15, 1996 [2][5]
1998 Emilio Charles Jr. (2) Tony Rivera July 14, 1998 [2][6]
1999 (I) Blue Panther Último Guerrero April 2, 1999 [2][7]
1999 (II) El Felino Tigre Blanco December 17, 1999 [2][8]
2001 Olímpico Sicodelico Jr. August 14, 2001 [2][9]
2003 Villaño IV Alan Stone January 1, 2003 [2][10]
2004 El Hijo del Santo Místico August 20, 2004 [2][11]
2005 Atlantis La Máscara July 1, 2005 [2][12]
2006 Perro Aguayo Jr. Misterioso Jr. June 2, 2006 [2][13]
2007 Místico (2) La Sombra June 29, 2007 [2][14]
2008 Último Guerrero (2) Dragón Rojo Jr. July 18, 2008 [15]
2009 Yujiro Okumura September 25, 2009 [16]
2010 Héctor Garza (2) Pólvora April 30, 2010 [17]
2011 Último Guerrero (3) Escorpión April 8, 2011 [18]
2012 El Terrible Euforia April 13, 2012 [19]
2013 Rey Escorpión (2) Boby Zavala April 26, 2013 [20]
2014 Mr. Niebla Bárbaro Cavernario February 14, 2014 [21]
2016 Volador Jr. Esfinge May 5, 2016

Gran Alternativa 1994[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1994)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date December 30, 1994
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Copa de Oro (1994) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1994) Salvador Lutteroth Trios Tournament
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
First Torneo Gran Alternativa (1994) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1995)

The first ever Torneo Gran Alternativa was held on December 30, 1994, in Mexico City, Mexico. The first tournament did not feature any kind of "seeding" match preceding the tournament, instead it followed the standard rudo / tecnico divide in the first round. The finals saw the team of veteran Negro Casas and rookie Héctor Garza defeat the team of Satánico and rookie Arkangel de la Muerte.[1][2] In the subsequent years Héctor Garza rose up through the ranks, working stints for World Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the U.S. and becoming a fixture on the CMLL main event scene.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Gran Markus Jr. and Astro Rey Jr.  
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Halcon Negro Jr. W
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Halcon Negro Jr.  
Negro Casas and Héctor Garza W
Negro Casas and Héctor Garza W
Pierroth Jr. and Guerrero de la Muerte  
Negro Casas and Héctor Garza W
Satánico and Arkangel  
Dos Caras and Olímpico  
Satánico and Arkangel de la Muerte W
Sátanico and Arkangel  
El Dandy and Shocker W
El Dandy and Shocker w
La Fiera and Máscara Mágica  

Gran Alternativa 1995[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1995)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date April 7, 1995
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
39. Aniversario de Arena México Torneo Gran Alternativa (1995) International Gran Prix (1995)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1994) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1995) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 1)

The second Torneo Gran Alternativa tournament was held on April 7, 1995, and featured several participants that were also part of the first tournament, Dr. Wagner Jr. and Pierroth Jr. once again participated as the veterans while Guerrero de la Muerte, Astro Rey Jr. and Shocker returned in the rookie section. Dr. Wagner Jr. and Astro Rey Jr. earned their passage to the finals by defeating Mocho Cota and Guerrero de la Muerte in the first round and the brother team of Atlantis and Atlantico in the second. Silver King and Shocker qualified for the finals by defeating Pierroth Jr. and Chicago Express and the team of Bestia Salvaje and Corazón Salvaje. In the finals Silver King and Shocker overcame Dr. Wagner Jr. and Astro Rey Jr. to win the 1995 Torneo Gran Alternativa.[2][3] Over the subsequent years Shocker became one of the main event wrestlers of CMLL, winning various singles and tag team titles.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Mocho Cota and Guerrero de la Muerte  
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Astro Rey Jr. W
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Astro Rey Jr. W
Atlantis and Atlantico  
Atlantis and Atlantico W
MS-1 and MS-1 Jr.  
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Astro Rey Jr.  
Silver King and Shocker W
Bestia Salvaje and Corazón Salvaje W
Emilio Charles Jr. and Halcon Negro Jr.  
Bestia Salvaje and Corazón Salvaje  
Silver King and Shocker W
Silver King and Shocker W
Pierroth Jr. and Chicago Express  

Gran Alternativa 1996 (I)[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 1)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date June 7, 1996
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
40. Aniversario de Arena México Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 1) International Gran Prix (1996)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1995) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 1) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 2)

The first of the two Torneo Gran Alternativa to be held in 1996 took place on June 7, 1996, in Mexico City, Mexico. The veteran group consisted of Dos Caras, Bestia Salvaje, El Felino, El Hijo del Santo, El Brazo, Atlantis and Apolo Dantés while the rookie group included Bronco, Chicago Express, Astro Rey Jr., Olímpico, Olympus, Guerrero de la Muerte, Atlantico and Rey Bucanero. The final saw Bestia Salvaje and Chicago Express defeat Atlantis and Atlantico to win the tournament.[2][4] The win did not signal anything major for Chicago Express as he remained in the low card matches while in CMLL.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Dos Caras and Bronco  
Bestia Salvaje and Chicago Express W
Bestia Salvaje and Chicago Express W
El Hijo del Santo and Olímpico  
El Felino and Astro Rey Jr.  
El Hijo del Santo and Olímpico W
Bestia Salvaje and Chicago Express W
Atlantis and Atlantico  
El Brazo and Olympus  
Rambo and Guerrero de la Muerte W
Rambo and Guerrero de la muerte  
Atlantis and Atlantico  
Atlantis and Atlantico W
Apolo Dantés and Rey Bucanero  

Gran Alternativa 1996 (II)[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 2)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date November 15, 1996
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
CMLL 63rd Anniversary Show Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 2) Homenaje a Salvador Lutteroth (1997)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 1) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 2) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1998)

In 1996 decided to host two Torneo Gran Alternativa tournaments, with the second one being held on November 15, 1996, in Mexico City, Mexico. Unlike any of the other Torneo Gran Alternativa tournaments before or after, this tournament featured a preliminary round of 20 rookies in a league style tournament to qualify for the actual tag team tournament. The rookies were divided into four groups of five, in a round-robin series of matches where the top two point earners would advance to the tournament. Qualifying for the tournament were Máscara Mágica, Rey Bucanero, Olímpico, Mr. Niebla, Astro Rey Jr., Atlantico, Karloff Lagarde Jr. and Jaguar. Emilio Charles Jr. and Rey Bucanero won the Torneo Gran Alternativa by defeating the teams of Lizmark Jr. and Jaguar, Satánico and Karloff Lagarde Jr. and Héctor Garza and Mr. Niebla.[2][5] Rey Bucanero became one of CMLL's main players as he would become a key member of Los Guerreros del Infierno.

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Máscara Mágica Rey Bucanero Olímpico Mr. Niebla
Astro Rey Jr. Atlantico Karloff Lagarde Jr. Jaguar
Principe Frankie Alacran Olimpus Brandon
Kung Fu Jr. Ultraman Jr. Corazón Salvaje Linx
Filoso (II) Ameríca Mano Negro Jr. Últimatum
Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Atlantis and Atlantico  
Héctor Garza and Mr. Niebla W
Héctor Garza and Mr. Niebla W
Dos Caras and Máscara Mágica  
Dos Caras and Máscara Mágica W
Rayo de Jalisco Jr.. and Olímpico  
Héctor Garza and Mr. Niebla  
Emilio Charles Jr. and Rey Bucanero W
El Felino and Astro Rey Jr.  
Satánico and Karloff Lagarde Jr. w
Satánico and Karloff Lagarde´ Jr.  
Emilio Charles, Jr and Rey Bucanero W
Emilio Charles Jr. and Rey Bucanero w
Lizmark Jr. and Jaguar  

Gran Alternativa 1998[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1998)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date July 14, 1998
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
42. Aniversario de Arena México Torneo Gran Alternativa (1998) Ruleta de la Muerte (1998)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1996 - 2) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1998) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 1)

The 1998 Torneo Gran Alternativa tournament was held on July 14, 1998, in Mexico City, Mexico. The finals saw Emilio Charles Jr. and Tony Rivera defeat Bestia Salvaje and Guerrero de la Muerte. Unlike previous tournaments the finals was more storyline driven as Emilio Charles Jr. had been feuding with Bestia Salvaje and Tony Rivera and Guerrero de la Muerte already had a Luchas de Apuesta, hair vs. hair match scheduled.[2][6] The win did not provide any extra momentum for Tony Rivera who remained in the same position for the rest of his CMLL stint.

Gran Alternativa 1999 (I)[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 1)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date April 2, 1999
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (1999) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 1) 43. Aniversario de Arena México
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1998) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 1) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 2)

CMLL held the first of two Gran Alternativa tournaments of 1999 on April 2, 1999 in Mexico City, Mexico. In the first round two members of Los Nuevo Infernales fought each other as Rey Bucanero, teaming with Fuerza Guerrera, lost to Último Guerrero, teaming with Blue Panther. In the second round Guerrera and Panther defeated the previous year's winners Emilio Charles Jr. and Tony Rivera to earn a spot in the finals. Their opponents, Mr. Niebla and Atlantico earned their spot in the final by defeating Mr. Niebla and Atlantico as well as Shocker and Astro Rey Jr.. In the finals Último Guerrero and Blue Panther defeated Mr. Niebla and Atlantico.[2][7] Último Guerrero would go on to become one of the top Rudos of CMLL, forming Los Guerreros del Infierno.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Blue Panther and Último Guerrero W
Fuerza Guerrera and Rey Bucanero  
Blue Panther and Último Guerrero W
Emilio Charles Jr. and Tony Rivera  
Emilio Charles Jr. and Tony Rivera W
Satánico and Violencia  
Blue Panther and Último Guerrero W
Mr. Niebla and Atlantico  
El Felino and Starman  
Mr. Niebla and Atlantico W
Mr. Niebla and Atlantico W
Shocker and Astro Rey Jr.  
Apolo Dantés and Karloff Lagarde Jr.  
Shocker and Astro Rey Jr. W

Gran Alternativa 1999 (II)[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 2)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date December 17, 1999
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Copa de Arena Mexico (1999) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 2) Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (2000)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 1) Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 2) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2001)

The second Gran Alternativa of 1999 was held December 17, 1999, in Mexico City, Mexico and did not feature any wrestlers from the first 1999 Gran Alternativa tournament. Scorpio Jr. and Fugaz defeated Lizmark Jr. and Sombra de Plata in the first round and Negro Casas and La Flecha in the second round. El Felino and Tigre Blanco qualified for the finals by defeating Máscara Año 2000 and Sangre Azteca and the team of Ringo Mendoza and Ricky Marvin and then finally defeated the team of Scorpio Jr. and Fugaz in the final to win the Gran Alternativa tournament.[2][8]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Apolo Dantés and Alan Stone  
Ringo Mendoza and Ricky Marvin  
Ringo Mendoza and Ricky Marvin  
El Felino and Tigre Blanco W
El Felino and Tigre Blanco W
Máscara Año 2000 and Sangre Azteca  
El Felino and Tigre Blanco W
Scorpio Jr. and Fugaz  
Lizmark Jr. and Sombra de Plata  
Scorpio Jr. and Fugaz W
Scorpio Jr. and Fugaz W
Negro Casas and Flecha  
Negro Casas and La Flecha W
Bestia Salvaje and Motocross  

Gran Alternativa 2001[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2001)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date August 14, 2001
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
45. Aniversario de Arena México Torneo Gran Alternativa (2001) CMLL 68th Anniversary Show
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (1999 - 2) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2001) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2003)

The 2001 Gran Alternativa was held on August 14, 2001, and was the first tournament to feature a Battle Royal between the eight rookies to determine the seeding for the first round of the tournament. Virus won the battle royal, getting the number one seed for himself and Blue Panther. Order of elimination in the battle royal: #1 Alan Stone, #2 Sicodelico Jr., #3 Enemigo Publico, #4 Sangre Azteca, #5 Tigre Blanco, #6 Volador Jr. and #7 Doctor X. The final saw Olímpico and Sicodelico Jr. defeat Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca to win the Gran Alternativa tournament.[2][9] Sicodelico worked for CMLL until 2003, not achieving much of note with the promotion.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Blue Panther and Virus W
Mr. Niebla and Alan Stone  
Blue Panther and Virus  
Olímpico and Sicodelico Jr. W
Gran Markus Jr. and Doctor X  
Olímpico and Sicodelico Jr. W
Olímpico and Sicodelico Jr. W
Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca  
Atlantis and Volador Jr. W
Máscara Año 2000 and Enemigo Publico  
Atlantis and Volador Jr.  
Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca W
Black Tiger and Tigre Blanco  
Black Warrior and Sangre Azteca W

Gran Alternativa 2003[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2003)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date January 1, 2003
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Sin Piedad (2002) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2003) Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (2003)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2001) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2003) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2004)

The 2003 Gran Alternativa was held on January 1, 2003, and featured a Battle Royal between the eight rookies to determine the seeding for the tournament. Sangre Azteca won the battle royal, getting the number one seed for himself and Cien Caras. Order of elimination in the battle royal: #1 Marchall, #2 Loco Max, #3 Genético, #4 Ramstein, #5 Chris Stone, #6 Mr. Power and #7 Alan Stone. The final of the tournament saw Villaño IV and Alan Stone defeat Genético and Máscara Año 2000 in the final to win the tournament.[2][10][22] Alan Stone did not receive much of a "reward" after the tournament, he continued teaming with his brother Chris Stone until the brothers left CMLL for rival promotion AAA. In contrast the rookie "loser" of the final, Genético would be repackaged as "El Sagrado" in 2003 and given a push.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Cien Caras and Sangre Azteca W
Gran Markus Jr. and Marshall  
Cien Caras and Sangre Azteca  
Villaño IV and Alan Stone W
Villaño IV and Alan Stone W
Juventud Guerrera and Loco Max  
Villaño IV and Alan Stone W
Máscara Año 2000 and Genético  
Máscara Mágica and Mr. Power  
Máscara Año 2000 and Genético  
Máscara Año 2000 and Genético W
Scorpio Jr. and Ramstein  
Scorpio Jr. and Ramstein W
Villaño III and Chris Stone  

Gran Alternativa 2004[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2004)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date August 20, 2004
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Leyenda de Plata (2004) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2004) CMLL 71st Anniversary Show
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2003) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2004) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2005)

The 2004 Gran Alternativa was held on August 20, 2004, and once again featured a Battle Royal between the eight rookies to determine the seeding for the tournament. Místico won the battle royal to earn the top seed for El Hijo del Santo and himself. The order of elimination for the rest of the rookies is unknown, except for Misterioso Jr. who was eliminated first, as for the elimination order of Sangre Azteca, Volador Jr., Neutron, Doctor X, El Sagrado and Alan Stone it has not been found recorded anywhere. Místico and El Hijo del Santo qualified for the finals by defeating the teams of Misterioso and Misterioso Jr. and Atlantis and Volador Jr. Último Guerrero and Doctor X qualified for the finals by defeating Último Dragón and Neutron in the first round and Shocker and Alan Stone. Místico and Hijo del Santo won the Gran Alternativa, a victory that set off Místico's rise to the top of CMLL, where he was the number one tecnico from 2006 until his departure in 2011.[2][11][23]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
El Hijo del Santo and Místico W
Misterioso and Misterioso Jr.  
El Hijo del Santo and Místico W
Atlantis and Volador Jr.  
Perro Aguayo Jr. and Sangre Azteca  
Atlantis and Volador Jr. W
El Hijo del Santo and Místico W
Último Guerrero and Doctor X  
Último Dragón and Neutron  
Último Guerrero and Doctor X W
Último Guerrero and Doctor X W
Shocker and Alan Stone  
Máscara Sagrada and El Sagrado  
Shocker and Alan Stone W

Gran Alternativa 2005[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2005)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date July 1, 2005
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Reyes del Aire (2005) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2005) Leyenda de Azul (2005)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2004) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2005) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2006)

The 2005 Gran Alternativa tournament was held on July 1, 2005, and featured a Battle Royal between the eight rookies to determine the seeding for the tournament. Doctor X won the battle royal to earn the top seed for Universo 2000 and himself. Order of elimination in the battle royal: #1 El Texano Jr., #2 Nitro, #3 Apocalipsis, #4 Máximo, #5 Sangre Azteca, #6 La Máscara, #7 Misterioso Jr.. The final match saw La Máscara and Atlantis defeat Dr. Wagner Jr. and Misterioso Jr.[2][12][24]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Bronco and El Texano Jr.  
Universo 2000 and Doctor X W
Universo 2000 and Doctor X  
Dr. Wagner Jr. Misterioso II W
Pierroth Jr. and Nitro  
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Misterioso Jr. W
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Misterioso II  
Atlantis and La Máscara W
Atlantis and La Máscara W
Damián 666 and Apocalipsis  
Atlantis and La Máscara W
Último Guerrero and Sangre Azteca  
Negro Casas and Máxmio  
Último Guerrero and Sangre Azteca  

Gran Alternativa 2006[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2006)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date June 2, 2006
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
International Gran Prix (2006) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2006) Reyes del Aire (2006)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2005) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2006) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2007)

The 2006 Gran Alternativa was held on June 2, 2006 and unlike previous events did not feature a seeding battle royal among the rookie competitors. Último Guerrero and Nitro defeated Dos Caras Jr. and Volador Jr. in the first round and Rey Bucanero and Loco Max to earn a spot in the finals. Perro Aguayo Jr. and Misterioso Jr. first defeated Lizmark Jr. and Máscara Purpura, then defeated Héctor Garza and Hombre Sin Nombre and finally defeated Guerrero and Nitro to win the Gran Alternativa.[2][13][25] Misteriosos Jr.'s position after the Gran Alternativa did not change much, he was the low ranking Rudo in the various groups he was part of such as Los Perros del Mal, Los Hijos del Averno and Poder Mexica

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Negro Casas and Máximo  
Héctor Garza and Hombre Sin Nombre W
Héctor Garza and Hombre Sin Nombre  
Perro Aguayo Jr. and Misterioso II W
Perro Aguayo Jr. and Misterioso Jr. W
Lizmark Jr. and Máscara Purpura  
Perro Aguayo Jr. and Misterioso II W
Último Guerrero and Nitro  
Heavy Metal and El Texano Jr.  
Rey Bucanero and Loco Max W
Rey Bucanero and Loco Max  
Último Guerrero and Nitro W
Dos Caras Jr. and Volador Jr.  
Último Guerrero and Nitro  

Gran Alternativa 2007[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2007)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date June 29, 2007
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Leyenda de Plata (2007) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2007) Pequeños Reyes del Aire (2007)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2006) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2007) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2008)

The 13th Gran Alternativa was held on June 29, 2007, and once again did not feature a seeding battle royal among the rookie competitors. Último Guerrero once again made it to the final, teaming with Euforia to defeat Villaño V and Super Comando in the first round and Dos Caras Jr. and Valiente in the second round. 2004 winner Místico teamed with La Sombra to defeat Marco Corelone and Flash and Dr. Wagner Jr. and Máscara Purpura, before toppling Guerrero and Euforia in the finals, making Místico the first rookie to win the Gran Alternativa as a veteran.[2][14][26] Soon after his win La Sombra teamed with El Sagrado and Volador Jr. to win the Mexican National Trios Championship and is one-half of the CMLL World Tag Team Championship team with Volador Jr.

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Negro Casas and Stuka Jr.  
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Máscara Purpura W
Dr. Wagner Jr. and Máscara Purpura  
Místico and La Sombra W
Heavy Metal and Super Nova  
Místico and La Sombra W
Místico and La Sombra W
Último Guerrero and Euforia  
Marco Corelone and Flash  
Dos Caras Jr. and Valiente W
Dos Caras Jr. and Valiente  
Último Guerrero and Euforia W
Último Guerrero and Euforia W
Villaño V and Super Comando  

Gran Alternativa 2008[edit]

Torneo Gran Alternativa (2008)
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Date July 18, 2008
Venue Arena Mexico
City Mexico City, Mexico
Event chronology
Leyenda de Plata (2008) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2008) International Gran Prix (2008)
Torneo Gran Alternativa chronology
Torneo Gran Alternativa (2007) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2008) Torneo Gran Alternativa (2009)

The fourteenth Gran Alternativa was held on July 18, 2008, in Mexico City, Mexico. Unlike previous years this years tournament did not feature a "seeding" battle royal. El Brujo was originally announced as a participant, but was replaced by Puma King due to Brujo suffering an injury.[27] Último Guerrero was originally announced as teaming with Diamante Negro, but Diamante changed his ring persona to Dragón Rojo Jr. in the days before the Gran Alternativa.[27][28] Guerrero and Dragón Rojo Jr. qualified for the final by defeating the teams of Shocker and Angel Azteca Jr. and Blue Panther and Axel. Dos Caras Jr. and Metalik earned the other spot in the final by defeating the teams of Atlantis and Skándalo and Mr. Niebla and El Bronco only to lose in the finals.[15] Since the finals Dragón Rojo Jr. became a member of Poder Mexica and one third of the Mexican Nation Trios Champions and later on part of Los Guerreros del Infierno

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
Último Guerrero and Dragón Rojo Jr. W
Shocker and Angel Azteca Jr. (06:46)
Último Guerrero and Dragón Rojo Jr. W
Blue Panther and Axel (03:36)
Blue Panther and Axxel W
Villaño V and Puma King (07:11)
Último Guerrero and Dragón Rojo Jr. W
Dos Caras Jr. and Metalik (05:48)
Mr. Niebla and El Bronco W
Héctor Garza and Astro Boy (08:26)
Mr. Niebla and Bronco (03:08)
Dos Caras Jr. and Metalik W
Dos Caras Jr. and Metalik W
Atlantis and Skándalo (06:14)

Gran Alternativa 2009[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2010[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2011[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2012[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2013[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2014[edit]

Gran Alternativa 2016[edit]

References[edit]

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