Monday, March 17, 2014

Tag World Grand Prix First Batch of Teams.... ENGAGE

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The demonic duo is among the seven teams announced for TWGP
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Wrestling Is Fun! has officially survived the Wrestling Is Apocalypse, and to celebrate, the company will be borrowing the Tag World Grand Prix from its officially returned parent company, Chikara. The sixteen-team, one night tournament will invade the Easton Funplex the night before WrestleMania, and while no prize has been announced officially yet, I am going to take irresponsible liberties to assume the winner will probably get some kind of tag title, like the long-rumored pear? Like I said, that speculation is just that, speculation. Anyway, seven teams have been announced thus far, and they are as follows:
  • 3.0 (Shane Matthews and Scott Parker)
  • Devastation Corporation (Max Smashmaster and Blaster McMassive)
  • Los Ice Creams (El Hijo del Ice Cream and Ice Cream, Jr.)
  • Old-Fashioned (Jervis Cottonbelly and Marion Fontaine)
  • The Batiri (Obariyon and Kodama)
  • The Heart Throbs (Antonio Thomas and Romeo Roselli)
  • The Osirian Portal (Ophidian and Amasis)
Firstly, Old-Fashioned is automatically my new favorite team in this whole shebang. Second, the slate is solid if a little predictable so far. Then again, I doubt any name guest stars will appear a la Chikara's version of the tourney. The charm of WIF! is that the company produces such a vibrant and entertaining product mostly with graduates of the Wrestle Factory, Chikara regulars, and various indie up-and-comers who fit a certain oeuvre. I dig the lineup so far, and am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the teams fill out.