The 2004 Gran Alternativa was held on August 20, 2004 and once again featured a Battle Royal between the eight rookies to determine the seeding for the tournament. Místico won the battle royal to earn the top seed for El Hijo del Santo and himself. The order of elimination for the rest of the rookies is unknow, except for Misterioso II who was eliminated first, as for the elimination order of Sangre Azteca, Volador, Jr., Neutron, Doctor X, El Sagrado and Alan Stone the order not completely clear. Místico and El Hijo del Santo qualified for the finals by defeating the teams of Misterioso and Misterioso II and Atlantis and Volador, Jr. Último Guerrero and Doctor X qualified for the finals by defeating Último Dragón and Neutron in the first round and Shocker and Alan Stone. Místico and Hijo del Santo won the Gran Alternativa, a victory that set off Místico's rise to the top of CMLL, where he's been the number one tecnico since 2006/2007.