A report on Tag World Grand Prix

Professional wrestling tag team tournament promoted by the Chikara and Wrestling is Fun! wrestling promotions.

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Chikara (professional wrestling)

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American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

American professional wrestling promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mike Quackenbush, one of the founders and the trainer until the promotion's closure
The Chikara roster of 2004
Juan Francisco de Coronado, a former Grand Champion and trainer

Two of their major events, September's King of Trios, the promotion's premiere event, and April's Tag World Grand Prix were centered on tag team and trios matches.

Cesaro in 2014

Cesaro (wrestler)

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Swiss professional wrestler.

Swiss professional wrestler.

Cesaro in 2014
Castagnoli in April 2014
Castagnoli (right), upon his return to Chikara with Ice Cream Jr. (left) and El Hijo del Ice Cream
Castagnoli performing the giant swing as Hero waits to dropkick the spinning opponent
Castagnoli performing the giant swing in 2009
Castagnoli in the ring in 2009
Castagnoli as Antonio Cesaro during a WWE dark match in 2012
Cesaro as the United States Champion in 2013
In 2013, Cesaro formed The Real Americans with Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger
On the post-WrestleMania Raw, Hulk Hogan endorsed and congratulated Cesaro for winning the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXX
During the first half of 2015, Cesaro spent much of his time teaming with Tyson Kidd in pursuit of the WWE Tag Team Championship
Cesaro with "Cesaro Section" in 2016
Cesaro (left) and Sheamus in May 2017
The Bar as the Raw Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania 34
Cesaro performing the "Giant Swing" during a house show in January 2015

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).

Hero in December 2013

Chris Hero

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American professional wrestler and trainer.

American professional wrestler and trainer.

Hero in December 2013
Hero in 2009
Hero (right) in the ring with Excalibur at the 2008 Battle of Los Angeles
Hero making his ring entrance in 2008
(Left to right) Claudio Castagnoli, Sara Del Rey and Chris Hero as The Kings of Wrestling in 2011
Hero in August 2011
Hero at ROH taping in January 2014
Hero (right) with Claudio Castagnoli as The Kings of Wrestling on Pro Wrestling Noah's European Navigation tour
Hero posing on the turnbuckles at Revolution Pro Wrestling's Global Wars UK event in November 2016
Spradlin as Kassius Ohno in May 2018
Ohno getting hit with a powerbomb by Keith Lee

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

Icarus in February 2016

Icarus (wrestler)

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American professional wrestler.

American professional wrestler.

Icarus in February 2016
(Left to right) Chuck Taylor, Icarus and Gran Akuma of Team F.I.S.T.
Icarus in June 2008
Chuck Taylor and Icarus having their heads shaved after losing a Double Mask vs. Double Hair match against The Colony
Icarus in September 2014
Icarus as one-half of Chikara's Campeones de Parejas

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).

Quackenbush in October 2019

Mike Quackenbush

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American podcaster, author, professional wrestling trainer, professional wrestling promoter, and retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Mike Quackenbush.

American podcaster, author, professional wrestling trainer, professional wrestling promoter, and retired professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Mike Quackenbush.

Quackenbush in October 2019
(Left to right) Quackenbush, Shane Storm and Jigsaw, the 2007 King of Trios
Quackenbush at a Chikara show in June 2008
Quackenbush with Manami Toyota in April 2011
Quackenbush performing the Chikara Special on the Great Sasuke
Quackenbush going for a high-angle senton bomb on the Great Sasuke
Quackenbush performing a Mexican surfboard on Stupefied in 2008

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

Jigsaw at an independent wrestling show in July 2012

Jigsaw (wrestler)

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American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Jigsaw.

American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Jigsaw.

Jigsaw at an independent wrestling show in July 2012
Jigsaw at a Chikara show in 2007
Jigsaw and Mike Quackenbush in April 2011
Jigsaw in August 2010
An unmasked Jigsaw in 2008
Jigsaw holding a Chikara Campeonatos de Parejas belt in April 2011

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.

Hallowicked in July 2013

Hallowicked

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American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hallowicked.

American professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Hallowicked.

Hallowicked in July 2013
Incoherence making their entrance at Pro Wrestling Guerrilla's ¡Dia de los Dangerous! event
Hallowicked (left) and Frightmare in April 2010
The Spectral Envoy in April 2011
Hallowicked in November 2008
Hallowicked as Campeon de Parejas

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.

Kingston in December 2019

Eddie Kingston

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American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

American professional wrestler currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Kingston in December 2019
Kingston in 2008.
Kingston in 2009
Kingston (bottom) with Volgar (left) and Jimmy Jacobs (right) as part of the Flood in September 2014
Kingston in March 2020, at 16 Carat Gold
Kingston at a PWG show in 2008.
Kingston and Homicide as the JAPW Tag Team Champions in April 2012.

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).

UltraMantis Black at Chikara's Aniversario Yin in May 2009

UltraMantis Black

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Professional wrestler and musician, who performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

Professional wrestler and musician, who performs primarily in the Chikara professional wrestling promotion.

UltraMantis Black at Chikara's Aniversario Yin in May 2009
(Left to right) UltraMantis Black, Hydra and Crossbones of the Order of the Neo–Solar Temple
UltraMantis Black controlling Delirious with the Eye of Tyr
UltraMantis Black's 2010 tecnico look
UltraMantis Black and Hallowicked reunited as the Spectral Envoy in April 2011

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

Gran Akuma at a Chikara show in 2008

Gran Akuma

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Retired professional wrestler, best known for his work in Chikara.

Retired professional wrestler, best known for his work in Chikara.

Gran Akuma at a Chikara show in 2008
Team F.I.S.T. (from left to right: Chuck Taylor, Icarus, and Gran Akuma in May 2008

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).