Lucha World Cup, 2017

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Official poster for the event.

The Lucha World Cup 2017, is a professional wrestling trios tournament produced by Lucha Libre AAA World Wide (AAA). It was the third annual edition of the tournament. All matches will take place outside of Mexico for the first time. It will also be a 2v2 tag team tournament, instead of the usual trios format.

All matches will take place on October 10th, at Tokyo's Korakuen Hall. There is now women's division tournament was implemented this year; AAA explained they were unable to get enough participants.

The match format was changed to a one ten minute round. Should there not be a winner in that time, there will be a three minute time limit. If there is still not a decision, a group of five judges would decide the winner.

Participant Promotions

Promotion Country
Lucha Libre AAA World Wide Mexico
Pro Wrestling NOAH Japan
Inoki Genome Federation Japan
Impact Wrestling United States
Lucha Underground United States

IGF had stopped promoting events six months prior to the tournament.

Confirmed Teams

All teams were announced at a press conference.

Team Members Notes
Team AAA (Mexico) Pagano First participation
Psycho Clown Third participation
Team NOAH (Japan) Taiji Ishimori Third participation
Hi69 First participation
Team IGF (Japan) Nosawa First participation
Kendo Kashin First participation
Team Impact (USA) DJZ First participation
Andrew Everett First participation
Team Lucha Underground (USA) Marty Martinez First participation
Son of Havoc First participation
Team Lucha Underground (Mexico) Aerostar First participation
Drago First participation
Team Lucha Underground (Rest of the World) Mil Muertes Second participation[1]
Vampiro First participation


Results

Men's Division

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1  Team AAA/Mexico  
8  Team NOAH/USA  
       
       
4  Team LU/ROTW
  5  Team IGF/Japan  
       
     
  3  Team NOAH/Japan  
6  Team LU/USA  
      Third place
       
2  Team Impact/USA    
  7  Team LU/Mexico      

Judging Panel

A judging panel was composed by Dorian Roldan, Gran Hamada, Tatsumi Fujinami, Tsutomu Shimizu and Scott D'Amore. The panel would decide any match which reached the time limit.

References

  1. Billed announced as his second participation, wrestled on 1st edition as El Mesías.

Gallery


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