Over the last month there has begun a craze of big International style matches and tournaments that have become very popular on the internet.
First was AAA’s “Lucha World Cup” in June with stars from all over the world converging in Mexico for a single elimination trios (6-man tag team) tournament which was won by the American team representing Lucha Underground.
Then, Lucha Libre ELITE held a single elimination singles tournament at the end of June featuring stars from America, Mexico, Japan, UK, Canada, Puerto Rico, Cameroon, Tonga, and other nations which ended up with a Canada (Michael Elgin) vs. Mexico (Volador Jr.) finals with Elgin winning it for Canada. Friday night CMLL held its “Gran Prix Internacional” tournament which was a 16-man Team Mexico vs. Team International elimination style match featuring stars from CMLL facing stars from all over the world.
WWE will hold its own version of that “Gran Prix” style match on the fourth of July with a 16-man elimination tag team match featuring Team USA vs. Team World on RAW. WWE has yet to announce the participants on either side as of yet. That match will join Dean Ambrose vs. The Miz in a World Champion vs. Intercontinental Champion match and Rusev defending the WWE United States Championship against Titus O’Neil for a special “Star Spangled” edition of RAW on the fourth.