Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!===Return to NJPW (2014–2015)=== On December 9, 2013, NJPW announced the upcoming debut of a new masked wrestler named "El Desperado". Mikami returned to his home promotion on January 4, 2014, at [[January 4 Dome Show#Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome|Wrestle Kingdom 8 in Tokyo Dome]]. Wearing a new white mask and a black suit and carrying a guitar case, he entered the ring after [[Kota Ibushi]] had become the new [[IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship|IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion]] and gave him a bouquet of flowers. In storyline, El Desperado is Mexican, but has a Japanese father and can therefore speak Japanese. El Desperado made his in-ring debut the following day, teaming with [[Jushin Thunder Liger]] in a tag team match, where they defeated Ibushi and [[BUSHI]], with him pinning Bushi for the win. The IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match between El Desperado and Ibushi took place on February 11 at [[The New Beginning in Osaka (2014)|The New Beginning in Osaka]] and saw Ibushi retain his title. On March 6 at New Japan's 42nd anniversary event, El Desperado started a new feud with Jushin Thunder Liger. After a brawl following a six-man tag team match, Liger challenged El Desperado to a Mask vs. Mask match. On April 6 at [[Invasion Attack 2014]], El Desperado teamed up with Kota Ibushi to unsuccessfully challenge [[The Young Bucks]] (Matt and Nick Jackson) for the [[IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship]]. From May 30 to June 6, El Desperado took part in the [[Best of the Super Juniors#2014|2014 Best of the Super Juniors]] tournament, where he finished with a record of three wins and four losses, failing to advance from his block. On July 4, El Desperado turned heel and joined the [[Suzuki-gun]] stable, while also setting his sights on the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. On September 23 at [[Destruction in Okayama (2014)|Destruction in Okayama]], El Desperado and Suzuki-gun stablemate Taichi received a shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship, but ere defeated by the [[Time Splitters]] ([[Alex Shelley]] and [[KUSHIDA]]). On October 13 at [[King of Pro-Wrestling (2014)|King of Pro-Wrestling]], El Desperado unsuccessfully challenged Ryusuke Taguchi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. El Desperado then began chasing Jushin Thunder Liger for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, leading to a title match between the two on January 5, 2015, where Liger retained his title. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Puroresu System Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://puroresusystem.fandom.com/wiki/El_Desperado"