CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/22/2017 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW, Strong Style Story, thecubsfan, Voices of Wrestling]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 7***
1) Blue Panther Jr., Henare, Soberano Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario, Gedo, Jado *
7:44. Cavernario submitted Blue Panther Jr.
2) Jushin Liger, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask b Hechicero, Okumura, Raziel *
6:58. Tiger Mask beat Raziel.
3) Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi b Dragón Lee & Titán *
9:07. BUSHI pinned Titan with a foul and the BUSHIROLL. Lee & Takahashi fought post match, with Takahashi taking Lee's mask.
4) Juice Robinson, Máximo Sexy, Ryusuke Taguchi b Ephesto, Okada, Will Ospreay *
8:17. Okada beat Taguchi with the Rainmaker.
5) EVIL, Naito, Rush, Sanada b Atlantis, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida *
9:58. Evil beat Finlay with the Out oF Control
6) Mistico b Euforia *
11:24 via La Msitica
7) Volador Jr. b Último Guerrero *
15:50. Volador Spanish Fly.
CMLL NJPW (SAT) 01/21/2017 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [411 Mania, CMLL, CultIcon, NJPW, thecubsfan, Voices of Wrestling]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 6***
1) Ephesto, Gedo, Jado, Raziel b Blue Panther Jr., Henare, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask *
6:51, Ephesto beat Blue Panther Jr. with the Ephesto Roll.
2) Stuka Jr. b Okumura *
7:55. Stuka splashed both Okumura & Mima Shimoda (who had been interfering) for the win
3) Bárbaro Cavernario, Okada, Will Ospreay b Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi, Soberano Jr. *
9:42. Cavernario submitted Soberano with the cavernaria (though he seemed limited the rest of the match.)
4) Bushi, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi, Naito, Sanada b David Finlay, Dragón Lee, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Titán *
8:57. Sanada submitted Finlay to the Skull End.
5) Mistico & Volador Jr. b Euforia & Último Guerrero *
13:39. Ultimo Guerrero beat Volador with the Guerrero Special
6) Rush b Atlantis *
10:46. Atlantis bled significantly under the mask. Atlantis got Rush up in the Atlantida late, but BUSHI & Naito interfered to help Rush win.
7) Máximo Sexy © b Hechicero [CMLL HEAVY] *
15:59. Maximo used a springboard off the middle rope headscissors to defeated Hechicero. 9th defense
CMLL NJPW (FRI) 01/20/2017 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [411Mania, Culticon, F4Wonline, NJPW, thecubsfan, Voices of Wrestling, Wrestling With Words]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 5***
1) Blue Panther Jr. & Henare b Ephesto & Will Ospreay *
6:36. Panther submitted Ephesto to the nudo lagunero.
2) Jushin Liger, Soberano Jr., Tiger Mask b Gedo, Jado, Raziel *
6:40. Soberano beat Raziel with a guillotine moonsult.
3) Hechicero & Okumura b Máximo Sexy & Stuka Jr. *
6:34. Okumura beat Stuka with a Michinoku Driver
4) Bushi, EVIL, Naito, Rush, Sanada b Atlantis, David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi *
10:35. Evil beat Finlay with the Evil.
5) Juice Robinson, Mistico, Volador Jr. b Euforia, Okada, Último Guerrero *
13:32. Euforia submitted Mistico to the Soberna.
6) Hiromu Takahashi b Titán *
14:57. Takahashi beat Titan with the Time Bomb.
7) Dragón Lee © b Bárbaro Cavernario [CMLL SL] *
20:20. Dragon Lee won via bridging back suplex. Cavernario may have suffered a shoulder injury during the match. 4th defense. Takahashi tried attacking Lee after the match but Lee stopped him and posed with both belts.
CMLL NJPW (MON) 01/16/2017 Nagoya International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Japan [CMLL, NJPW, Puroresu Spirit]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 4***
1) Gedo, Jado, Raziel b Henare, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask
8:40. Jado submitted Henare to a crossface.
2) David Finlay & Stuka Jr. b Ephesto & Okumura
4:21. Stuka defeated Okumura.
3) Bushi & Sanada b Ryusuke Taguchi & Soberano Jr.
9:33. Bushi beat Soberano with the MX. LIJ took the tecnico's mask after the match.
4) EVIL & Naito b Blue Panther Jr. & Máscara Don
7:38. Evil beat Blue Panther with Evil. Naito unmasked Mascara Don post match.
5) Euforia, Hechicero, Último Guerrero b Máximo Sexy, Mistico, Volador Jr.
12:18. Hechicero submitted Mistico to a rolling half crab.
6) Hiromu Takahashi & Rush b Atlantis & Titán
7:53. Rush Driver on Titan.
7) Dragón Lee, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida b Bárbaro Cavernario, Okada, Will Ospreay
13:03. Dragon Lee powerbombed Cavernario
CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/15/2017 KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan [CMLL, NJPW, Puroresu Spirit]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 3***
1) Blue Panther Jr. & Henare b Ephesto & Raziel
7:41. Blue Panther Jr. German suplexed Raziel
2) Jushin Liger & Stuka Jr. b Jado & Okumura
6:20. Okumura beat Stuka with the hanging DDT.
3) Bushi, Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada b Kushida, Ryusuke Taguchi, Titán
10:44. Sanada defeated Taguchi with the Skull End
4) Dragón Lee & Tiger Mask b Bárbaro Cavernario & Gedo
8:34. Tiger Suplex on Gedo.
5) Euforia & Hechicero b Máximo Sexy & Mistico
11:!5. Euforia pinned Mistico with a jumping powerbomb.
6) EVIL, Naito, Rush b Atlantis, Máscara Don, Soberano Jr.
10:12. Rush Driver on Soberano Jr.
7) David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Volador Jr. b Okada, Último Guerrero, Will Ospreay
12:45. Volador pinned Ultimo Guerrero after the top rope frankensteiner.
CMLL NJPW (SAT) 01/14/2017 Ehime World Trade Center, Ehime, Japan [NJPW, Puroresu Spirit]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 2***
1) Ephesto & Jado b Henare & Jushin Liger
7:51. Ephesto beat Henare with the Ephesto roll.
2) Gedo & Raziel b David Finlay & Soberano Jr.
7:13. Raziel pinned Soberano Jr. with the Caida Mas Inferno (middle rope Falcon Arrow)
3) Bushi, EVIL, Sanada b Blue Panther Jr., Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask
8:52. Bushi beat Blue Panther Jr. with the MX. The Ingobernables unmasked the tecnicos after the match.
4) Dragón Lee & Stuka Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario & Okumura
5:53. Stuka beat Okumura. Stuka won with the torpedo splash.
5) Hechicero & Último Guerrero b Máximo Sexy & Volador Jr.
14:27. Hechicero submitted Maximo to a bow and arrow variant. Hechicero declared Maximo's kiss wouldn't work on him.
6) Hiromu Takahashi, Naito, Rush b Atlantis, Máscara Don, Titán
9:31. Rush pinned Titan with the Rush Driver.
7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kushida, Mistico b Euforia, Okada, Will Ospreay
13:50. Mistico beat Euforia with La Mistica.
CMLL NJPW (FRI) 01/13/2017 EDION Arena Osaka, Osaka, Japan [Strong Style Spirt]
***FantasticaMania 2017, Day 1***
1) Henare & Soberano Jr. b Jado & Raziel *
8:30. Soberano pinned Raziel with a moonsault.
2) Ephesto, Gedo, Okumura b Jushin Liger, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask *
7:22. Okumura beat Stuka with the hanging DDT. Mima Shimoda seconded Okumura, as usaul for this tour.
3) EVIL & Sanada b Blue Panther Jr. & David Finlay *
8:00. Sanada beat Finlay with the Skull End.
4) Dragón Lee & Titán b Bushi & Hiromu Takahashi *
7:47. Titan defeated Bushi with El Inmortal.
5) Bárbaro Cavernario, Euforia, Último Guerrero b Kushida, Mistico, Volador Jr. *
14:19. Ultimo Guerrero defeated Volador with the Guerrero Special.
6) Atlantis & Máscara Don b Naito & Rush *
9:39. Atlantida on Rush.
7) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Máximo Sexy, Ryusuke Taguchi b Hechicero, Okada, Will Ospreay *
12:02. Maximo pinned Hechicero after a kiss and a cradle, then kissed Tanahashi after the match.
CMLL NJPW (MON) 01/19/2015 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania (Day 5)***
1) Jushin Liger, Kushida, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask b Gedo, Okumura, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI
9:28. Stuka Jr. hit Okumura (and Mima seperately) with a torpedo splash. OK.
2) Ryusuke Taguchi & Tetsuya Naito b Captain New Japan & Tritón
6:51. Naito submitted CNJ to the Puma Blanca. Comedy match with a lot of time spent on Taguchi's masked act. Syuri appeared before the match to hand Taguchi & Naito flowers. OK.
3) Mephisto & Yujiro b Ángel de Oro & Stigma
Yujiro replaced Gran Guerrero on Sunday. 10:22. Super Devil's Wings on Stigma. OK>
4) Bárbaro Cavernario b Rey Cometa
11:28. Fantastic (Excellent) rematch, with a lot of their huge spots back from the Anniversary and a few new ones thrown in. Cometa obviously still had a knee injury but battled well, including (barely) pulling of Brillo Cometa. Cavernario also did the top rope splash to the floor among plenty of other moves. They were going hard from the whistle. Barbaro ultimately survived the 450 splash to put Cometa in a cavernaria for a win.
5) Mistico b Pólvora
11:28. Mistico was clearly limited, but they worked around it. La Mistico for the win. OK match smartly worked.
6) Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura, Último Guerrero
11:47. Gran Guerrero replaced Mr. Niebla on Sunday. Atlantis submitted Gran Guerrero to an Atlantida.
7) La Sombra b Máscara Dorada
18:23. Mascara Dorada was announced as joining NJPW on a one year contract prior to the match. Not the crazy spot exhibition of last year's match, but one of of big spots building towards a finish. Sombra seemed off and hampered by leg issues, but it was still a great match. Dorada pulled off the over the top rope apron headscissors (the successor to the over the top dropkick Dragon Lee has been doing.) Sombra had mild interaction with guest announcer Yuji Nagata and a match between the two was teased. Sombra was able to sidestep a springboard flip tornillo attempt and beat Dorada with a Shadow Driver. Sombra thanked the fans and left, while Dorada stuck around to take part in the usual tour ending celebration. (Mr. Niebla was not seen.)
CMLL NJPW (SUN) 01/18/2015 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania, Day 4***
1) Ángel de Oro, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask b Gedo, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI
10:40. Tiger Mask beat Gedo
2) Kushida & Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario & Okumura
7:29. Mr. Niebla & Rey Cometa were dropped from the match. Cometa seconded his team, Niebla did not appear at all. Triton and Cavernario (splash to the floor). Okumura half crab on Triton to win it. Cavernario attacked Cometa as soon as the match ended and both men talked up their match for tomorrow (to make it clear it was still on.)
3) La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito b Captain New Japan, Máscara Don, Máscara Dorada
10:24. Sombra rope flip moonsault on Captain New Japan. Heavy on Mascara Don comedy, but Dorada & Sombra feuded to set up next week's match.
4) Volador Jr. © b Gran Guerrero [NWA WELTER]
10:24. Spanish Fly for the win. Volador Jr.'s second defense.
5) Mephisto © b Stuka Jr. [MEX LH]
13:06. Stuka kicked out of a Super Devil's Wings and landed back to back torpedo splashed, btu Mephisto still beat him with another Super Devil's Wings to win a very formula match. Mephisto's 11th defense
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico, Stigma b Kazuchika Okada, Pólvora, Shinsuke Nakamura
11:56. annual Black Cat tribute match. Stigma wrestled in a half Black Cat mask. Mistico, in obvious right knee pain late, beat Polvora with La Mistica. Polvora said tomorrow would have a different result.
7) Último Guerrero b Atlantis
Guerrero Special in a very good match.
CMLL (SAT) 01/17/2015 Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, Tokyo, Japan
***FantasticaMania 2015, Day 4***
1) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla [quarterfinal]
4:10. Cometa returned to action after missing the last two shows. Torpedo Splash on Niebla.
2) Stigma & Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero [quarterfinal]
9:32. Ultimo Guerrero beat Stigma with the Guerrero Special
3) Mephisto & Pólvora b Mistico & Tritón [quarterfinal]
7:09. Mistico wore a split Mistico/Triton mask. Super Devil's Wings on Triton.
4) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b La Sombra & Tetsuya Naito [quarterfinal]
8:05. Mascara Dorada beat Sombra with a cradle
5) Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero b Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. [semifinal]
8:13. Ultimo Guerrero beat Stuka with the Guerrero Special.
6) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b Mephisto & Pólvora [semifinal]
4:27. Mascara Dorada beat Mephisto with a cradle.
7) Ángel de Oro © b Okumura [CMLL LH]
12:13. One fall match. Polvora and Rey Cometa were seconds (though Mima Shimoda accompanied Okumura to the ring.) Angel de Oro used the Skayde Special to pin Okumura for the win in his first defense.
8) Atlantis & Máscara Dorada b Gran Guerrero & Último Guerrero [final]
16:54. Atlantida on Ultimo Guerrero. The two meet tomorrow in a singles match.
CMLL (THU) 01/15/2015 KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan [NJPW]
***FantasticaMania 2015, Day 3***
1) Bárbaro Cavernario & YOSHI-HASHI b Kushida & Yohei Komatsu
9:15. Yohei Komatsu replaced Rey Cometa (injury). Cavernaria on Cavernario.
2) Mr. Niebla & Okumura b Ángel de Oro & Stigma
8:31. Mima Shimoda seconded the rudos. Niebla powerbomb on Stigma. (Niebla's finisher translated to Death Nukadora?)
3) Gedo & Pólvora b Mistico & Tiger Mask
9:40. Polvora Driver on Mistico. Polvora took Mistico & Tiger Mask's masks after the match.
4) Kazuchika Okada & Mephisto b Captain New Japan & Stuka Jr.
8:25. Okada beat New Japan with the Red Ink.
5) La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito b Jushin Liger, Máscara Dorada, Tritón
11:17. Sombra beat Triton with the Shadow Driver.
6) Gran Guerrero, Shinsuke Nakamura, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Volador Jr.
11:46. Gran Guerrero upset Volador with the top rope flapjack slam (listed as the Guerrero Special, but it's the finish he used as Taurus.)
CMLL (WED) 01/14/2015 Takamatsu-city General Gymnasium, Kagawa, Japan [NJPW]
***FantasticaMania 2015, Day 2***
1) Okumura & YOSHI-HASHI b Ángel de Oro & Kushida
9:06. Mima Shimoda, who appears to be on this tour to help translate, was with the rudos. Okumura won with a foul kick and a Michinoku Driver on Angel de Oro.
2) Jushin Liger & Stuka Jr. b Gedo & Mephisto
11:00. Liger beat Gedo.
3) Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla b Sho Tanaka & Stigma
7:38. Sho Tanaka replaced Rey Cometa (right knee injury) Cavernaria on Stigma for the win.
4) Kazuchika Okada & Pólvora b Mistico & Tritón
9:53. Okada Red Ink on Triton. Triton did complete his dive today.
5) Gran Guerrero, Shinsuke Nakamura, Último Guerrero b Atlantis, Captain New Japan, Volador Jr.
11:04. Nakamura Bomb Ye on Captain New Japan.
6) La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito b Hiroshi Tanahashi, Máscara Dorada, Tiger Mask
13:49. Naito beat Tiger Mask with a Stardust press. Sombra continued to attack Dorada after the match. Naito & Sombra thanked the fans.
CMLL (TUE) 01/13/2015 Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, Osaka, Japan [NJPW]
***Fantasica Mania 2015 (Day 1)***
1) Rey Cometa & Tritón b Bárbaro Cavernario & Mr. Niebla
5:59. Triton and Cometa went for a double tope con giro, but Triton caught his feet on the ropes on the way over and landed badly. He was strechered out. Rey Cometa still beat Cavernario with a 450 splash.
2) Ángel de Oro TLDRAW Okumura [lightning]
10:00. Okumura 20th Anniversary/10 Years in CMLL match. The two men were chopping each other as time ran out.
3) Gedo & Pólvora b Jushin Liger & Mistico
10:09. Polvora caught Mistico with the Polvora Driver.
4) Stigma, Stuka Jr., Tiger Mask b Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, YOSHI-HASHI
11:39. Rudos ripped up Stuka's gear. Stuka Jr. top rope splash on Mephisto.
5) Captain New Japan, Kushida, Máscara Dorada b La Sombra, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tetsuya Naito
10:16. Sombra showed up in a suit, Taguchi in a Pharoah mask (??) and Naito in a mask with a wide eye. Naito beat Capitan New Japan with his Puma Blanca submission.
6) Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Volador Jr. b Gran Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada, Último Guerrero
17:31. Ultimo Guerrero tried wearing his mask, but it was pulled off. He ran into Atlantida in the end.
NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/19/2014 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [Keeping the Spirit ALive, LuchaWorld, NJPW, nWo Puroresu, Strong Style Spirit]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Máscara Don & Máximo b Taichi & Taka Michinoku *
10:16. Mascara Don is Manabu Nakanishi. Don submitted TAKA in a long comedy match.
2) Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. b Shigeo Okumura & YOSHI-HASHI *
4:46. Stuka splash on both Okumura and Mima in a short match
3) Bushiroad, El Desperado, Fuego, Tiger Mask, Titán b Gedo, Jado, Niebla Roja, Vangellys, Yano *
9:57. Good match with a lot of action. Desperado beat Vangellys with a Gori Bomb variation.
4) Naito & Rush b Ishii & Rey Escorpión *
12:38. Rush Driver on Escorpion. Match was a lot of build up to Naito/Ishii.
5) La Sombra b Último Guerrero *
11:54. First few minutes of the match were spent on the match. Sombra nearly crashed and burned on Asai imploding 450 splash, but UG got in the way. Sombra won with the Brillante Driver. UG needed help to the back.
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Mistico b Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro *
11:51. Mistico's shoulder popped out on a plancha right before the finish. He still got La Mistica on Mephisto for the win.
7) Volador Jr. © b Máscara Dorada [NWA WELTER] *
17:59. made a title defense after Volador kept the title in Puebla on 01/06. Maximo (Volador) and Desperado (Dorada) were seconds. Volador kept the match with a new variation on the Volador Spiral in a total spectacle of a match. Second defense.
NJPW CMLL (SAT) 01/18/2014 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [enuhito, Keeping the Spirit Alive, LuchaWorld, NJPW, Strong Style Spirit]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Máximo b Taichi, Jado *
9'35" Comedy triangle match. Milano took the kiss from Maximo and had to be helped to the back again - then returned during the match. Taichi had Maximo in the testicular claw, but Maximo powered out (?!?), kissed Taichi and wrapped him up in a casita for the win.
2) Shigeo Okumura & Yujiro b Rey Cometa & Stuka Jr. *
6:57. Marcela helped give flowers to the tecnicos before the match. Mima was the rudos. Cometa survived nearly getting broken by Yujiro on the outside to hit the Brillo Cometa. (Yujiro generally had problems with working with Cometa & Stuka.) Mima took a superkick from Rey Cometa. Cameras had trouble keeping up with the action. Stuka had Yujiro set up for the bomb splash, but Okumura hit him with a chair and Yujiro eventually beat Stuka with Tokyo Pimpis. Stuka challenged Okumura to a mask vs hair match, but that went nowhere.
3) Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys, YOSHI-HASHI b Fuego, Kushida, Tiger Mask, Titán *
8:56. Black Cat (Kuroneko)'s wife gave a speech before the match. Fuego danced even more than usual coming to the ring. Comandante accompanied Vangellys. Niebla Roja has a shoulder taped up. Comandante turned the match for the rudos, and swatted Titan with a belt a few times. Good if chaotic match. Vangellys beat Fuego with a huge german suplex.
4) El Desperado & Máscara Dorada b Bushiroad & Volador Jr. *
8:13. Volador continues to wrestle in his mask. Volador & Bushiroad did the stereo dives off high places. Desperado beat Bushiroad with his El Guitarra del Angel finisher. Volador unmasked while Dorada was hyping up their match for tomorrow. In post match interviews, Desperado talked about having learned from Dorada & Volador in Mexico - and then claimed he was born in Mexico to a Japanese father, so that's why he can speak Japanese.
5) Shinsuke Nakamura b Rush *
10:18. Expected hard hitting good match. Nakamura blocked the Rush Driver three times before hitting the Boma Ye for the win.
6) Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra, Naito b Ishii, Okada, Último Guerrero *
19:42. Good match. Great sequence with Okada & Sombra near the start. Guerrero Special on Sombra for the win. Ishii & Naito fought after the match.
7) Mephisto © b Mistico [MEX LH] *
14:05. Mephisto is champion. Fourth defense. Sombra was Mistico's second, Okumura was Mephisto's second. Mistico landed the SSP to the outside, but Mephisto escaped the flying short armscissors and beat Mistico completely clean with a super Devil's Wings.
NJPW CMLL (FRI) 01/17/2014 Shinkiba 1st Ring, Tokyo, Japan [Keeping the Spirit Alive, NJPW, Strong Style Spirit]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Shigeo Okumura, Taichi, Taka Michinoku *
Cometa Spanish Fly on Okumura. Taichi & Taka acted as if they were going to invite Okumura into the Suzuki army, but turned on him instead.
2) Mephisto & Vangellys b Máscara Dorada & Titán *
Mephisto pinned Titan after Devil's Wings. Mephisto said he'd do the same to Mistico tomorrow.
3) Rey Escorpión (Reynosa) © b Máximo [CMLL LH] *
Rey Escorpion keeps the title via Aguijon Mortal. Seventh defense.
4) Mistico & Rush b Niebla Roja & Último Guerrero *
Rush Driver on Niebla Roja. Mistico said he's preparing 100% for tomorrow's title match.
5) La Sombra TLDRAW Volador Jr. [lightning] *
expected time limit draw, with the two flying around the arena before hitting the ten minute mark. They both asked for five more minutes and were told no. They kept fighting anyway, Volador climbing in the balcony area of the building to dive onto Sombra. Stuka led the other tecnicos out to finally break up the fight. Volador declared this a win and proof he was better than Sombra. Sombra said he was done with Volador and onto Ultimo Guerrero - and then wants to fight Tanahashi, Naito, Nakamura and Makabe.
NJPW CMLL (WED) 01/15/2014 KBS Hall, Kyoto, Japan [Keeping the Spirit Alive, NJPW, Strong Style Spirit]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Bushiroad & Titán b Gedo & Jado *
8:55. Titan pinned Gedo with Titanics.
2) Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. b Rey Escorpión (Reynosa), Shigeo Okumura, Vangellys *
7:33. Fuego beat Vangelis (with La Flashina?)
3) Taichi & Taka Michinoku b Jushin Liger & Máximo *
9:51. Taichi beat Maximo with a Gedo clutch + testicular claw
4) Máscara Dorada & Naito b Kushida & Volador Jr. *
11:32. Swapped partners from yesterday. Naito goes 2-0 as Dorada beats Volador.
5) Mistico & Rush b Mephisto & Shinsuke Nakamura *
12:13. Rush and Mistico wore half/half masks to the ring. Mistica on Mephisto. Nakamura & Rush fought after the match.
6) El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra b Niebla Roja, Okada, Último Guerrero *
11:40. Desperado beat Niebla Roja. Ultimo Guerrero and Sombra faced off post match and Sombra talked about making their singles match into a title match.
CMLL NJPW (TUE) 01/14/2014 Body Maker Coloseum, Osaka, Japan [NJPW, PuroresuFan]
***CMLL NJPW FantasticaMania 2014***
1) Taichi & Taka Michinoku b Bushiroad & Titán *
~9:15. Titan looked good doing his signature spots. Taichi pulled Bushiroad's mask for the win (though he struggled with a cradle.) Rudos took Titan's mask as well and wore the masks to the post match interviews (where Taka introduced himself as TAKA-tan.) Tecnicos vowed revenge.
2) Niebla Roja, Shigeo Okumura, Vangellys b Fuego, Rey Cometa, Stuka Jr. *
Mima Shimoda was back with Okumura. Rey Cometa wrestled the match in his mask, but it didn't help him - Okumura reversed his huracanrana in 6:40 for the win. The other four were taken out by dives right before the end. Cometa took off his mask post match.
3) Jushin Liger & Máximo b Gedo & Jado *
10:26. Maximo kiss of death on Jado set up a casita.
4) Naito & Volador Jr. b Kushida & Máscara Dorada *
Volador beat Mascara Dorada with the Canadian Destroyer in 8:36. Like Rey Cometa, Volador wrestled the match in his mask and unmasked after his win.
5) Shinsuke Nakamura & Último Guerrero b La Sombra & Rush *
Ultimo Guerrero beat Sombra with the Guerrero Special in 12:25. Best match on the show so far.
6) El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Mistico b Mephisto, Okada, Rey Escorpión (Reynosa) *
Tanahashi had the CMLL Universal championship. Desperado slipped out from the Rainmaker and landed a big tope con giro, taking Okada and half the announce desk. La Mistica on Rey Escorpion in 10:17. Escorpion said he'd break Mistico's shoulder in post match interviews.
NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/20/2013 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
***FantasticaMania, Day 3***
1) Taichi b Máximo *
8:40. Various kiss related moments during the match, including guest announcer Naito taking one for Maximo. TAKA and the ref also were also kissed or nearly kissed by Maximo. Taichi kissed Maximo, then fouled him for the finish. Taichi kissed Maximo again after the match. This was billed as the end of their feud, though Maximo suggested a Bufete del Amor vs Suzuki-Gun trios title match in post-match interviews.
2) Gedo, Ishii, Jado, Misterioso Jr., Shigeo Okumura, Yoshihashi b Bushi, Diamante, Jushin Liger, Máscara Dorada, Tiger Mask, Titán [cibernetico] *
Eliminations with Gedo (Liger, 7:32), Liger (Misterioso Jr.!, 7:49), Misterioso (Titan, 8:49), Titan (Jado, 9:55), Jado (Tiger Mask, 10:47), Diamante (Okumura, 11:33), Okumura (Mascara Dorada, 12:27), Mascara Dorada (Yoshihashi, 13:55), Yoshihashi (Tiger Mask, 14:53), Tiger Mask (Ishii, 16:43), Bushi (Ishii, 19:41) leaving Ishii as the winner. Final four were NJPW guys.
3) Rush b Rey Escorpión *
Rey Escorpion jumped Rush before the match, and two brawled outside the ring a lot. This time, Escorpion went for his piledriver, but Rush escaped and gave Escorpion his own Rush Driver for the win. In post match interviews, Rush said he didn't want to face any more Mexicans in Japan, and demanded Japanese (Tanahashi, Okada, Nakamura)
4) La Sombra b Dragón Rojo Jr. © [NWA MIDDLE] *
Dragon Rojo came in as champion. Mistico seconded Sombra, Dragon Rojo did not have a second. One fall match, as all (non-cibernetico) matches were on this tour. Sombra won the title in 11:38 with the Brillante Bomb, becoming the 6th champion (Dragon falling in his second defense.) Sombra talked about facing Tanahashi or getting a rematch with Makamura.
5) La Máscara © b Volador Jr. [MEX LH] *
Mascara kept the title in his ninth defense, fourth versus Volador in 14:40. Maximo seconded Mascara, Volador had no second. Mascara won with the campana. Mascara said he was happy with his tour and suggested a mask match between him and Volador for the Anniversario. Volador wanted a rematch in Japan, to prove he doesn't lose all the time.
6) Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Prince Devitt b Euforia, Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto *
9:58. Atlantis submitted Mephisto an Atlantida, in what's called an upset.
NJPW CMLL (SAT) 01/19/2013 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [Battle-News.com, NJPW, Strong Style Spirit, Yahoo! Deportes]
***FantasicaMania, 2013 Day 2***
1) Máximo & Tama Tonga b Taichi & Taka Michinoku *
10:07. Color commentator Milano Collection AT took a kiss from Maximo. Maximo ducked a Taichi kick and cradled him for the win.
2) Gedo, Jado, Misterioso Jr. b Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Titán *
9:42. Misterioso beat Titan with "La Misteriosa" (middle rope Rosa Driver)
3) Mephisto & Shigeo Okumura b Diamante & Máscara Dorada *
9:38. Mephisto beat Mascara Dorada with a middle rope Devil's Wings.
4) Dragón Rojo Jr., Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI b Bushi, Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi *
9:29. Dragon Rojo beat Bushi with the Dragon Bomb.
5) Atlantis b Euforia *
Atlantis won with the Atlantida in 7:30. He was recognized for 30 years of wrestling prior to the match.
6) Okada, Rey Escorpión, Volador Jr. b Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Máscara, Rush *
10:44. Okada pulled out a tope con giro. Rush tried to give Escorpion the Rush Driver, but Escorpion escaped and used his own barely legal piledriver (now named "Aguijon Mortal"/Deadly Sting) for the upset win.
7) Shinsuke Nakamura b La Sombra [IWGP IC] *
13:29. Seconds were Mistico & Ishii. Nakamura came in as champion and kept the title (fifth defense) with a Bomb-Ye. Nakamura refused Sombra's handshake after the match.
NJPW CMLL (FRI) 01/18/2013 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW]
***FantasticaMania 2013, Day 1***
1) Tama Tonga & Titán b Euforia & Shigeo Okumura *
Tonga beat Euforia with the Headshrinker in 8:17. Okumura and Euforia argued in the post-match interview.
2) Ishii, Rey Escorpión, Yujiro b Bushi, Diamante, Ryusuke Taguchi *
Escorpion beat Diamante with his double underhook piledriver in 8:29. Diamante had a new green and red version of his current outfit. Prior to the show, it was announced Bushi was no longer on loan from AJPW and had signed full time with NJPW.
3) Rush b YOSHI-HASHI *
Rush won in 11:08 with his double underhook piledriver, called the Rush Driver here.
4) La Máscara, Máscara Dorada, Máximo b Taichi, Taka Michinoku, Volador Jr. *
Volador (in his Avatar outfit) beat Mascara with the top rope moonsault side slam in 9:38. Taichi and TAKA attacked Maximo after the match.
5) Gedo, Jado, Mephisto b Atlantis, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask *
Atlantis replaced Mistico, who appeared at the start of the show to welcome the fans. Mephisto beat Atlantis with a middle rope Devil's Wings in 11:21.
6) Prince Devitt b Dragón Rojo Jr. *
Neither man's titles were on the line. Devitt won with a Bloody Sunday in 10:21.
7) Hiroshi Tanahashi & La Sombra b Misterioso Jr. & Shinsuke Nakamura *
Annual Black Cat memorial match. Sombra beat Misterioso with the Brillante Bomb and a senton in 13:41.
NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/22/2012 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [NJPW, Puroresu Spirit, Strong Style Spirit]
***Fantastic Mania 2012 (Day 2)***
1) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tama Tonga, Tiger Mask IV b Gedo, Jado, Shigeo Okumura, YOSHI-HASHI *
Tonga beat Okumura in 10:11.
2) Jushin Liger & Máximo b Misterioso Jr. & Taichi *
Maximo beat Misterioso in 8:15. Liger goofed around with Maximo the whole match.
3) Máscara Dorada © b Kushida [CMLL WELTER] *
1 fall match. Dorada retained his title in 13:22. The two shook hands and talked about a rematch someday.
4) Hirooki Goto b Rush *
Goto defeated Rush in 9:49.
5) Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura b Diamante, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito *
Mephisto beat Diamante with the Devil's Wings in 14:24. Okada gave Tanahashi a martinete before the finish, which Tanahashi pointed out probably should've been a DQ under CMLL rules. (And a two week suspension!)
6) La Sombra © b Volador Jr. [NWA WELTER] *
1 fall match. Sombra retained his title in 21:47.
NJPW CMLL (SAT) 01/21/2012 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [PuroresuSpirit, Sport Navi, Strong Style Spirit]
***Fantastic Mania 2012 (Day 1)***
1) Taichi & Taka Michinoku b Danshoku Dino & Máximo *
Taichi inside cradled Dino. Despite the loss, Maximo challenged for him and Dino vs Taguchi & Devitt for the junior tag titles.
2) Shigeo Okumura & YOSHI-HASHI b King Fale & Tama Tonga *
Mima Shimoda accompanied Okumura & Yoshihashi to the ring and interfered in the match. Yoshihashi landed the senton con giro on Fale!
3) Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask IV b Gedo, Jado, Misterioso Jr. *
Devitt double stomped Gedo. Ayumi said hi to the crowd in between matches.
4) Hirooki Goto & Kushida b Máscara Dorada & Rush *
KUSHIDA beat Dorada with his 9469 to set up tomorrow's title match. Rush and Goto had issues post match to set up their match. Rush is said to have looked good.
5) Diamante, Jushin Liger, Tetsuya Naito b Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi *
Black Cat tribute match. Naito landed the Stardust press on Mephisto. Nakamura tried to stomp Naito's face in after the match. After the match, Naito told the interviewers he wants to win the heavyweight title before he turns 30 (in June)
6) Kazuchika Okada & Volador Jr. b Hiroshi Tanahashi & La Sombra *
Volador beat Sombra with the headscissors driver, which is being called "the Volador Spiral".
NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/23/2011 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [Sportsnavi, Strong Style Spirit]
***Fantastica Mania, 2011***
1) Gedo & Jado b Danshoku Dino & Máximo *
Jado submitted Dino
2) Gigante Bernard, Jushin Liger, Karl Anderson b Atlantis, Dragón Rojo Jr., Taichi *
Bernard pinned Taichi
3) La Máscara, La Sombra, Máscara Dorada © b Shigeo Okumura, Tetsuya Naito, Yujiro Takahashi [CMLL TRIOS] *
3 falls under captain's rules, which seemed to confuse the fans. Sombra/Dorada and No Limit split the first two falls, and captain Mascara got the campana on Okumura in the third
4) Tiger Mask IV b Tomohiro Ishii [hair] *
Ishii got his hair cut in the ring, but then went after Tiger's mask after the match
5) Místico b Averno *
3 falls, said to be a very good match
6) Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi b Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi [IWGP JH TAG] *
Title change. Devitt & Taguchi both now have two belts.
NJPW CMLL (SAT) 01/22/2011 Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan [Mask Mania, Strong Style Spirit, SuperLuchas]
***Fantastica Mania, 2011***
1) Taichi b Máximo *
Taichi got his win back.
2) Ryusuke Taguchi b Máscara Dorada © [CMLL WELTER] *
Title change! Taguchi is the new champ. Dorada's injury may have caught up with him here; match went 11 minutes, which is a bit short. Dorada has lost two of his titles in a short time and puts a third on the line tomorrow.
3) Jushin Liger © b La Sombra [CMLL MIDDLE] *
Clean win title defense for brainbuster. This is probably not the end for these two quite yet.
4) Gigante Bernard & Karl Anderson b Atlantis & Shigeo Okumura [IWGP TAG] *
Okumura lost to Anderson's Stun Gun. Atlantis reported to be alive and well.
5) Dragón Rojo Jr. & Tomohiro Ishii b La Máscara & Tiger Mask IV *
no idea why this was the semimain. Dragon pinned La Mascara. Mascara had a bad night, so much that the crowd was laughing at him and Taichi took to Twitter to defend him.
6) Averno, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tetsuya Naito b Hiroshi Tanahashi, Místico, Prince Devitt *
Surprise Averno pinfall on Mistico here to set up tomorrow's singles match. (Odd they didn't do that with Tiger Mask.)
Event Notes: CMLL losing all three title matches is a hard way to make people interested in CMLL luchadors. They've got to be holding onto the trios titles tomorrow. A sell out, with another one expected tomorrow.
last updated: 2018-05-12 20:38
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