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Fantastica Mania 2012
Fantasticamania 2012
Promotional poster for the event
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date January 21, 2012
January 22, 2012
Attendance 1,950 (January 21)[1][2]
1,950 (January 22)[3][4]
Venue Korakuen Hall
City Tokyo, Japan
Event chronology

Sin Piedad (2011)
Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome
Fantastica Mania 2012 Reyes del Aire (2012)
The New Beginning (2012)
Fantastica Mania chronology

Fantastica Mania 2011 Fantastica Mania 2012 Fantastica Mania 2013

Fantastica Mania 2012 was the name of two major shows produced that took place on January 21 and January 22, 2012 in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The event was the second ever co-promoted events between Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and featured matches with wrestlers from both promotions.[5]

The main event of the first night, a tag team match, where New Japan wrestler Kazuchika Okada and CMLL wrestler Volador Jr. defeated IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and NWA World Historic Welterweight Champion La Sombra, built to not only Volador Jr. challenging for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship on the second night, but also to Okada challenging for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on February 12 at New Japan's The New Beginning pay-per-view. The first night also featured New Japan wrestler KUSHIDA submitting CMLL World Welterweight Champion Máscara Dorada on his way to a title match on the second night, and an appearance from CMLL World Women's Champion Ayumi Kurihara.[1][2] During the second night both Máscara Dorada and La Sombra successfully defended their CMLL championships.[3][4]

BackgroundEdit

Each of the events featured six matches, some with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted]] feuds or storylines while other matches were the first time some wrestlers faced off. The Fantastica Mania events was the result of several years of co-operation between New Japan Pro Wrestling and Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre, which had seen both companies exchange wrestlers for various events.

Fantastica Mania January 21, 2012Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) defeated Danshoku Dino and Máximo Tag team match 08:04
2 Okumura and Yoshi-Hashi (with Mima Shimoda) defeated King Fale and Tama Tonga Tag team match 11:27
3 Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi and Tiger Mask defeated Gedo, Jado and Misterioso Jr. Six-man tag team match 12:50
4 Hirooki Goto and KUSHIDA defeated Máscara Dorada and Rush Tag team match 10:24
5 Diamante, Jushin Thunder Liger and Tetsuya Naito defeated Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura, Yujiro Takahashi "Black Cat Memorial Match" Six man tag team match 13:33
6 Kazuchika Okada and Volador Jr. defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi and La Sombra Tag team match 12:33

Fantastica Mania January 22, 2012Edit

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Prince Devitt, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tama Tonga and Tiger Mask defeated Gedo, Jado, Okumura and Yoshi-Hashi (with Mima Shimoda) Eight-man tag team match 10:11
2 Jushin Thunder Liger and Máximo defeated Misterioso Jr. and Taichi Tag team match 08:15
3 Máscara Dorada (c) defeated KUSHIDA Singles match for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship 13:22
4 Hirooki Goto defeated Rush Singles match 09:49
5 Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto and Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Diamante, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito Six-man tag team match 14:24
6 La Sombra (c) defeated Volador Jr. Singles match for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship 21:47
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon – refers to the video of that match

ReferencesEdit

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  5. Soy Rudo (January 5, 2012). "NJPW-CMLL: Listo el Cartel para las 2 fechas de "Fantasticamania 2012″" (in Spanish). SuperLuchas. http://superluchas.net/njpw-cmll-listo-el-cartel-para-las-2-fechas-de-fantasticamania-2012/. Retrieved January 21, 2012.

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