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

ChikaraCHIKARA ProReckless Youth
The Tag World Grand Prix is a professional wrestling tag team tournament promoted by the Chikara wrestling promotion.
Two of their major events, September's King of Trios, the promotion's premiere event, and April's Tag World Grand Prix are centered on tag team and trios matches.

Hallowicked

Robert Goodwin (wrestler)
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.
His accomplishments in the promotion include becoming the inaugural Young Lions Cup Champion, a one-time Campeon de Parejas, a two-time Grand Champion and the winner of the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix and 2012 King of Trios tournaments.

Chris Hero

Kassius OhnoChris SpradlinWilliam Spradlin
For years Hero teamed up with Claudio Castagnoli, using the team name The Kings of Wrestling, winning tag team various tag team championships and tournaments such as Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas, 2006, CZW World Tag Team Championship, JCW Tag Team Championship and the ROH World Tag Team Championship twice.

Jigsaw (wrestler)

JigsawRubixEd McGuckin
In early 2006 Jigsaw entered the Tag World Grand Prix teaming with Arik Cannon, but the team were eliminated in the second round of the tournament by Osamu Nishimura and Katsushi Takemura.

Ares (wrestler)

AresMarco JaggiAre$
They eventually toured the United States in 2003, appearing for IWA Mid-South and Chikara, and took part in the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix.

Cesaro (wrestler)

Claudio CastagnoliCesaroAntonio Cesaro
Castagnoli and Ares made their Chikara debuts on 5 July 2003, at the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix, from which they were eliminated after drawing with the SuperFriends (Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush).

Mike Quackenbush

Michael Spillane
Quackenbush re-formed his SuperFriends tag team with Chris Hero and together the two of them entered the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix.

Gran Akuma

AKUMA
The team competed in the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix but were defeated in the semi-finals by The Night Shift (Blind Rage and Hallowicked).

Icarus (wrestler)

IcarusIchabod Slayne
On July 5, 2003, Icarus entered the first ever Tag World Grand Prix with a new tag team partner, the masked Gran Akuma, using the tag team name Team F.I.S.T. (Friends in Similar Tights).

Eddie Kingston

KingstonKingEdward Moore
BlackJack Marciano was scheduled to enter the tournament as Eddie Kingston's partner, but had to pull out due to an injury.
The feud came to an end on July 5, when Ultra/ZERO defeated the Wild Cards in the semifinals of the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix, after which Kingston and Marciano moved on to feuding with Team F.I.S.T. (Icarus and Gran Akuma).

Swiss Money Holding

Swi$$ Money Holding$wiss Money Holding
The following night in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Swiss Money Holding made their Chikara debuts at the 2003 Tag World Grand Prix.

UltraMantis Black

UltraMantis
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.
The long feud ended on July 5, 2003, when Ultra/Zero defeated The Wildcards in the semifinals of the inaugural Tag World Grand Prix.

Arik Cannon

He returned to wrestling in 2005 and entered Chikara's Tag World Grand Prix 2005 with partner Claudio Castagnoli and made it to the finals to face Superfriends, Chris Hero and Mike Quackenbush.

Stigma (wrestler)

Shane StormSTIGMAShane Storm / Stigma
On February 19, 2005, Men@Work entered the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix, defeating Sweeney and Share Cropper in their first round match.

Sami Zayn

El GenericoRami SebeiEl Loco (wrestler)
On February 19, 2005, El Generico made his debut for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–based Chikara, taking part in the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix, where he teamed with Kevin Steen as Team IWS.

Mickie Knuckles

Isabella SmothersIzza Belle SmothersMoose
In February 2005, Knuckles made her Chikara debut as Eddie Kingston's tag team partner for that year's Tag World Grand Prix.

Larry Sweeney

Alex WhybrowAlexander K. WhybrowAlexander Whybrow
Sweeney entered the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix with Share Cropper, but they were eliminated from the tournament in the first round by Shane Storm and Mister ZERO.

The Colony (professional wrestling)

The ColonyFire AntGreen Ant
Originally debuting at the 2006 Tag World Grand Prix as a tag team consisting of Fire Ant and Soldier Ant, The Colony later grew to include a number of new members.

Sabian (wrestler)

SabianBLK JeezRashad Cameron
On February 18, 2005, Sabian teamed up with Chikara wrestler Jigsaw as they entered the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix.

Vin Gerard

EquinoxVin Gerard / Equinox
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.
At the 2005 Tag World Grand Prix, Angel no-showed the event, an occurrence that would later become a running joke, leaving Equinox alone for the tournament.

B-Boy

BaelBenny CuntapayBael (wrestler)
In 2005, B-Boy teamed up with Super Dragon, as "Team PWG", and entered Chikara's Tag World Grand Prix tournament.

Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas

Campeonatos de ParejasChikara Campeones de ParejasCampeon de Parejas
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 creation of the title was the foundation of that year's Tag World Grand Prix tag team tournament, scheduled to be the final TWGP for the promotion.

Necro Butcher

Dylan SummersNecro Butcher / CP Munk
He also competed in the Chikara Tag World Grand Prix 2005 along with Mad Man Pondo (making it to the quarter-finals before being eliminated via disqualification for illegal tactics) and has wrestled (and won) a European catch wrestling match with Chris Hero.

The Kings of Wrestling

Kings of WrestlingF.I.S.T.Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli
The team came about on February 20, 2005, in the finals of Chikara's Tag World Grand Prix 2005, when Chris Hero turned on his Super Friends partner Mike Quackenbush and joined Claudio Castagnoli and Arik Cannon.

3.0 (professional wrestling)

3.02.0Scott Parker and Shane Matthews
Jagged and Shane Matthews made their debuts as rudos (heels) for Philadelphia-based Chikara on February 25, 2006, taking part in the 2006 Tag World Grand Prix, losing to Men@Work (Mister ZERO and Shane Storm) in the first round of the tournament.