NJPW CMLL (SUN) 01/22/2012 Korakuen Hall [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.
That’s handheld video of the title match, from the guy who goes to the REINA shows. The full first day show popped up quick. I would guess this day’s show is not far behind.
As Stuart notes, these shows appeared to have done better than the last year’s more loaded show. I’d expect a FantasticMania 2013 and more CMLL/NJPW talent sharing thru this year.