CMLL World Tag Team Tournament, 1994

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There were two tournaments for CMLL World Tag Team Championship in 1994. Blame Canek.

During the summer of 1994, Canek & Dr. Wagner Jr. were tag team champions, but CMLL was under the impression Canek would soon be leaving the company. To prepare for this, they started a tournament for new champions even before Canek even left. As it turned out, Canek had not left by the time the tournament took place, so the tournament was repositioned as a number one contenders tournament.

The tournament was a sixteen team tournament. All first round matches except Black Magic/Mano Negra vs Los Head Hunters took place on July 22 @ Arena Mexico. That match along with the quarter-finals took place on July 29 @ Arena Mexico. The semi-finals & finals took place on August 5 @ Arena Mexico.

Texano & Silver King-----------------
                                     |Texano & King----
Nobutaka Araya & Takashi Okano-------                  |
                                                       |Texano & King---
Pierroth Jr. & Emilio Charles Jr.----                  |                |
                                     |Vamp & Pegasus---                 |
Vampiro Canadiense & Pegasus Kid-----                                   |
                                                                        |Texano & King-
Gran Markus Jr. & Hijo del Gladiador-                                   |              |
                                     |Gran & Gladiador-                 |              |
Bestia Salvaje & Felino--------------                  |                |              |
                                                       |Atlantis & Rayo-               |
Espectro Jr. & Cadaver De Ultratumba-                  |                               |
                                     |Atlantis & Rayo--                                |
Atlantis & Rayo de Jalisco Jr.-------                                                  |El Texano
                                                                                       |Silver King
the Headhunters (A & B)--------------                                                  |
                                     |Headhunters------                                |
Black Magic & Mano Negra-------------                  |                               |
                                                       |Headhunters-----               |
Super Astro & Hayabusa---------------                  |                |              |
                                     |Negro & Dandy----                 |              |
Negro Casas & El Dandy---------------                                   |              |
                                                                        |Miguel & Ricky
Brazos (Plata & Oro)-----------------                                   |
                                     |Brazos-----------                 |
La Fiera & Apolo Dantes--------------                  |                |
                                                       |Miguel & Ricky--
Mendozas (Ringo & Cachorro)----------                  |
                                     |Miguel & Ricky---
Miguel Perez Jr. & Ricky Santana-----

As things would turn out, Canek did end up leaving CMLL, but only after the tournament had happened and before the title match with Texano and Silver King could take place. Instead of awarding the championship to the number one contenders, CMLL held another tournament to determine the number two contenders.

This tournament included 16 teams. Dr. Wagner Jr. took a replacement partner of Pierroth. Many participants from the first tournament participated in the second one, some with new partners.

The first round occured on November 11 @ Arena Mexico. The quarter-finals took place on November 18 @ Arena Mexico. The semi-finals happened on November 25 @ Arena Mexico. Finally, #1 contenders were crowned on December 2 @ Arena Mexico.

Pierroth Jr. & Dr. Wagner Jr.-------
                                    |Pierroth & Wagner
Brazos (Plata & Oro)----------------                  |
                                                      |Pierroth & Wagner-
Gran Markus Jr. & Hijo del Gladiador                  |                  |
                                    |Caras & Demon----                   |
Dos Caras & Blue Demon Jr.----------                                     |
                                                                         |Pierroth-
Negro Casas & El Dandy--------------                                     |Wagner   |
                                    |Casas & Dandy----                   |         |
Jaque Mate & Guerrero de la Muerte--                  |                  |         |
                                                      |Vampiro & Dantes--          |
Garzas (Hector & Humberto)----------                  |                            |
                                    |Vampiro & Dantes-                             |
Vampiro Canadiense & Apolo Dantes---                                               |Emilio
                                                                                   |Satanico
Atlantis & Corazon de Leon----------                                               |
                                    |Atlantis & Leon--                             |
Rayo Jr. & Hijo Solitario-----------                  |                            |
                                                      |Atlantis & Leon---          |
Black Power & Black Magic-----------                  |                  |         |
                                    |Fiera & Shocker--                   |         |
La Fiera & Shocker------------------                                     |         |
                                                                         |Satanico-
Ultimo Dragon & Hayabusa------------                                     |Emilio
                                    |Dragon & Hayabusa                   |
Felino & Mano Negra-----------------                  |                  |
                                                      |Satanico & Emilio-
Sangre Chicana & Bestia Salvaje-----                  |
                                    |Satanico & Emilio
Satanico & Emilio Charles Jr.-------

Emilio Charles Jr. and Satanico met Texano and Silver King on December 16 @ Arena Mexico, and Silver King & Texano won that decision match to become the second champions.

Source: Pro Wrestling History