NJPW & CMLL FantasticaMania – Results (1/20/2017)


Blue Panther Jr. & Henare vs Will Ospreay & Ephesto

This was a decent opener. Ospreay got his usual spots in, while Ephesto and Blue Panther Jr. got a few minutes against each other. Henare nearly made Ospreay tap out with the Boston Crab before Ephesto interfered. Blue Panther Jr. hooked up Ephesto with his submission hold to force the submission and get the victory.

Winners – Blue Panther Jr. & Henare

Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Soberano Jr. vs Gedo, Jado & Raziel

Liger and Gado started the match by teasing a handshake. Liger kept luring Gado. Gado finally gets frustrated and kicks Liger in the abdomen. This brings out Jado and Soberano Jr. Soberano Jr. gets some offense on Gado before Raziel is tagged in and faces off against Soberano Jr. Liger gets tagged back in and teases a suicide dive but poses instead. Tiger Mask IV eventually does a suicide dive himself on Gedo and Jado, which allows Soberano Jr. to face off against Raziel again. Soberano Jr. traps Raziel against the ropes and hits a moonsault for the pin and victory. Decent match with plenty of Lucha Libre spots.

Winners – Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Soberano Jr.

Stuka Jr & Maximo Sexy vs Hechicero & Okumura

Tiger Hattori checks everyone, including Maximo Sexy and his skirt before the match, which drew a hearty laugh from the crowd. Okumura and Stuka Jr. start off the match, but Maximo Sexy quickly gets involved, who draws plenty of cheers from the crowd. Hechicero gets tagged in and does a couple of good spots with Maximo Sexy, including catching a top rope walk into a bodysplash from Maximo Sexy. Okumura and Stuka Jr. get back in the ring. Okumura rips off part of Stuka Jr’s tights, which draws heat from the crowd. Okumura hits a reverse DDT and gets the full pinfall for the victory.

Winners – Hechicero & Okumura

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Atlantis, KUSHIDA, Ryusuke Taguchi & David Finlay vs Los Ingobernables (Tetsuya Naito, Rush, SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI)

Before the match, a ceremony is held to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Black Cat’s death. Black Cat was major contributor to the bridge built between Japanese and Mexican wrestling back in the 80s. The match starts off with Rush and Atlantis facing off. Things quickly turn messy with Taguchi and Naito getting involved, which leads to a comedic spot between the two where Taguchi continuously dodges Naito with a series of Irish whips. Rush attempts to unmask Atlantis, and tears off half of his mask. Atlantis gets a new mask as EVIL and Finlay go at it. Naito and Tanahashi get involved, which leads to both men being lured outside the ring by KUSHIDA and Atlantis. Eventually, EVIL hits a STO on David Finaly for the 1-2-3. After the match, Los Ingobernables beats down everyone, with Rush attempting to unmask Atlantis again.

Winners – Los Ingobernables

Mistico, Volador Jr. & Juice Robinson vs Kazuchika Okada, Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia

Ultimo Guerrero and Volador Jr. start off the action, while keeping their masks on. This was confusing since both are technically unmasked in CMLL and aren’t supposed to wear their masks while wrestling. However, they both pull each other’s masks off after a minute or so. Euforia and Mistico get tagged in, and do a few spots before Okada and Juice get tagged in and do a quick face off before Guerrero gets back involved. Okada looks really involved in the match and gets the crowd fired up. Okada and Juice do another face off which leads to Juice’s team getting the upper hand. Okada and Juice square off again later in the match, and Okada hits his patented drop kick on Juice to help his team restore order. Guerrero powerbombs Volador Jr. outside of the ring. This leads to Euforia locking in his submission to secure the victory for Okada’s team.

Winners- Kazuchika Okada, Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia

Hiromu Takahashi vs Titán

This was an excellent match with plenty of nearfalls. Takahashi worked on Titán’s leg early in the match, which grounded him for the first half of the match. Titán crawled back however and started to get in some of his high flying offense, including several moonsaults and a bodysplash off the edge of the ring. Back inside, Takahashi tries to unmask Titán twice, succeeding the second time before Titán quickly gets his mask back on. Takahashi hits a suplex into the turnbuckle, which slows down Titán. Takahashi ends the match with a side slam into the turnbuckle, followed up by the Time Bomb. Takahashi gets the 1-2-3 and the victory.

Winner – Hiromu Takahashi

CMLL World Lightweight Championship match – Dragon Lee (C) vs Barbaro Cavernario

Another great match. Cavernario starts off the match attempting to keep Dragon Lee grounded, however that doesn’t last for long. Dragon Lee gets his frenzied offense in. Early on, Dragon Lee overshoots a suicide dive into the crowd which slows him down, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it. Dragon Lee takes a while to get his momentum back, which allows Cavernario to get the edge. Cavernario locked in the seated Surfboard, but Dragon Lee was able to escape. Dragon Lee got in a few jumping knees, and hit the Phoenix-plex for the win.

Winner and STILL CMLL World Lightweight Champion – Dragon Lee

After the match, Hiromu Takahashi attempts a run in but Dragon Lee fights back and hits a powerbomb on Takahashi. Takahashi is forced to retreat, which leads to the show closing as Dragon Lee celebrates and thanks the crowd.

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