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The CMLL International Gran Prix was an annual tournament held by the Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), that was held from 1994 to 2008, although there was no tournament in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2004. The tournament was inspired by New Japan Pro Wrestling's "International Wrestling Gran Prix" tournament in the 1980s. From 1994 until 1998 the Gran Prix was a single elimination tournament that featured a mixture of Mexican and international wrestlers, some who worked for CMLL regularly and some that were invited specifically for the tournament. From 2002 and on the format was changed to a torneo cibernetico, a 16-man match with one side representing Mexico and the other side being composed of "international" wrestlers. Two people have won the Gran Prix twice, Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. and Último Guerrero. The most recent Gran Prix was in 2008 where wrestlers from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling participated on the "International" side. TNA's Alex Shelley defeated Último Guerrero to win the 2008 Gran Prix.

Tournament winners

Year Winner Reign Date Note
1994 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 1 01994-04-15April 15, 1994

1995 Headhunter A 1 01995-07-07July 7, 1995

1996 Hijo del Santo 1 01997-07-05July 5, 1997

1997 Steel 1 01997-04-04April 4, 1997

1998 Rayo de Jalisco, Jr. 2 01998-08-14August 14, 1998

2002 Máscara Mágica 1 02002-03-22March 22, 2002

2003 Dr. Wagner, Jr. 1 02003-05-09May 9, 2003

2005 Atlantis 1 02005-09-23September 23, 2005

2006 Último Guerrero 1 02006-05-12May 12, 2006

2007 Último Guerrero 2 02007-05-11May 11, 2007

2008 Alex Shelley 1 02008-07-26July 26, 2008

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