Fantastica Mania 2018
Fantastica Mania 2018.jpg
Promotional poster for the third and fourth shows of the tour, featuring both CMLL and NJPW wrestlers
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date January 12, 2018
January 14, 2018
January 15, 2018
January 16, 2018
January 17, 2018
January 19, 2018
January 21, 2018
January 22, 2018
Attendance 1,554 (Jan 12)
795 (Jan 14)
1,021 (Jan 15)
1,150 (Jan 16)
1,192 (Jan 17)
1,522 (Jan 19)
1,590 (Jan 21)
1,546 (Jan 22)
Venue Nagoya Congress Center (Jan 12)
KBS Hall (Jan 14)
Takamatsu City Gymnasium (Jan 15)
Edion Arena Osaka (Jan 16)
Techno Hall (Jan 17)
Korakuen Hall (Jan 19-22)
City Nagoya, Japan (Jan 12)
Kyoto, Japan (Jan 14)
Takamatsu, Japan (Jan 15)
Osaka, Japan (Jan 16)
Toyama, Japan (Jan 17)
Tokyo, Japan (Jan 19-22)
Event chronology

New Years Dash
Leyenda Azul (2017)
Fantastica Mania 2018 Road to the New Beginning
Homenaje a Dos Leyendas (2018)
Fantastica Mania chronology

Fantastica Mania 2017 Fantastica Mania 2018 Fantastica Mania 2019

Fantastica Mania 2018 was an professional wrestling tour, co-produced by the Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) promotion and the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion. The tour took place between January 12 and 22, 2017, with shows taking place in Nagoya, Kyoto, Takamatsu, Osaka, Toyama and Tokyo. The 2018 shows were the eighth time that NJPW and CMLL co-promoted shows in Japan under the Fantastica Mania name. With eight shows, the 2018 tour is the longest in Fantastica Mania history. The shows will feature six to seven matches each, including one to three matches contested for championships owned by CMLL.

Background[edit | edit source]

The 2018 Fantastica Mania tour was the eighth year in a row where Japanese wrestling promotion New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) promoted a series of shows in Japan alongside their Mexican partner promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL).

The tour was officially announced on October 19, 2017. The shows took place in Nagoya, Kyoto, Takamatsu, Osaka, Toyama and Tokyo, all of which had previously hosted Fantastica Mania events. The shows would air through NJPW's internet streaming site, NJPW World. NJPW announced this year a tournament taking part of the Fantastica Mania tor the CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament.

NJPW announced the CMLL wrestlers taking part in the tour on October 19. Included were returning wrestlers Angel de Oro, Atlantis, Bárbaro Cavernario, Dragon Lee, Fuego, Gran Guerrero, Mistico, Niebla Roja, Okumura, Rush, Último Guerrero, Volador Jr. and Soberano Jr. and the debuts of Cuatrero, Drone, Disturbio, Puma, Sanson and Star Jr. Also announced for the tour was CMLL ring announcer Ivan. Originally Negro Casas was scheduled to take part in the event, but during a match on January 1, Casas suffered a rib injury. Due to this Casas was pulled out of the tour.

On January 6, 2018, it was announced that January 17 show was sold out. The cards for the events were released by the two promotions on January 9 The tour would include two title matches, contested for championships owned by CMLL. On January 19, Angel de Oro would defend the CMLL World Middleweight Championship against Cuatrero, Soberano Jr. would defend the National Welterweight Championship against Sanson and Niebla Roja CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship against Gran Guerrero. Also on January 17, Volador Jr. would defend the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship against Bárbaro Cavernario. On January 10 it was announced that January 19 show was also sold out.

Results[edit | edit source]

January 12[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Drone defeated Distrubio Singles match 6:53
2 Okumura and Puma (with Mima Shimoda) defeated Fuego and Star Jr. Tag team match 9:44
3 Cuatrero, Rocky Romero, Sho and Yoh defeated Angel de Oro, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask Eight-man tag team match 9:41
4 Volador Jr., Niebla Roja and Soberano Jr. defeated Gran Guerrero, Barbaro Cavernario and Sanson Six-man tag team match 9:26
5 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, KUSHIDA, Dragon Lee and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 12:45
6 Atlantis, Mistico and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada and Gedo Six-man tag team match 10:57

January 14[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Star Jr. defeated Disturbio Singles match 6:22
2 Sanson and Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) defeated Soberano Jr. and Fuego Tag team match 12:07
3 Puma, Rocky Romero, Sho and Yoh defeated Drone, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and KUSHIDA Eight-man tag team match 12:18
4 Atlantis, Volador Jr. and Angel de Oro defeated Cuatrero, Barbaro Cavernario and Gedo Six-man tag team match 11:13
5 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, Ryusuke Taguchi, Dragon Lee and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 14:03
6 Ultimo Guerrero, Gran Guerrero and Kazuchika Okada defeated Mistico, Niebla Roja and Hiroshi Tanahashi Six-man tag team match 14:19

January 15[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Drone defeated Puma Singles match 7:17
2 Cuatrero and Disturbio defeated Angel de Oro and Star Jr. Tag team match 10:45
3 Fuego, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Okumura, Rocky Romero, Sho and Yoh (with Mima Shimoda) Eight-man tag team match 10:12
4 Ultimo Guerrero, Barbaro Cavernario and Sanson defeated Mistico, Volador Jr. and Soberano Jr. Six-man tag team match 13:01
5 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, KUSHIDA, Dragon Lee and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 12:42
6 Atlantis, Niebla Roja and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Gran Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada and Gedo Six-man tag team match 12:36

January 16[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Drone and Star Jr. defeated Puma and Disturbio Tag team match 7:30
2 Soberano Jr., Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Sanson, Rocky Romero, Sho and Yoh Six-man tag team match 10:52
3 Cuatrero and Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) defeated Angel de Oro and Fuego Tag team match 8:28
4 Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Hiromu Takahashi) defeated Dragon Lee and Hirai Kawato Tag team match 11:31
5 Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero defeated Mistico and Niebla Roja Tag team match 10:46
6 Satoshi Kojima and KUSHIDA defeated Los Ingobernables (Rush and Tetsuya Naito) Tag team match 13:58
7 Barbaro Cavernario, Kazuchika Okada and Gedo defeated Atlantis, Volador Jr. and Hiroshi Tanahashi Six-man tag team match 12:23

January 17[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Star Jr. defeated Disturbio Singles match 8:33
2 Okumura and Puma (with Mima Shimoda) defeated Fuego and Drone Tag Team match 8:45
3 Sanson, Rocky Romero, Sho and Yoh defeated Soberano Jr., Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and KUSHIDA Eight-man tag team match 12:09
4 Atlantis, Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro defeated Gran Guerrero, Cuatrero and Gedo Six-man tag team match 11:01
5 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, Ryusuke Taguchi, Dragon Lee and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 14:22
6 Mistico, Volador Jr. and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Barbaro Cavernario and Kazuchika Okada Six-man tag team match 11:51

January 19[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) defeated Fuego Singles match 6:45
2 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, Dragon Lee, Star Jr. and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 15:46
3 Atlantis, Mistico, Volador Jr. and Drone defeated Ultimo Guerrero, Barbaro Cavernario, Puma and Disturbio Eight-man tag team match 12:33
4 Cuatrero defeated Angel de Oro (c) Singles match for the CMLL World Middleweight Championship 11:43
5 Soberano Jr. (c) defeated Sanson Singles match for the National Welterweight Championship 11:17
6 Niebla Roja (c) defeated Gran Guerrero Singles match for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship 16:18

January 21[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Puma and Disturbio defeated Drone and Star Jr. Tag Team match 9:16
2 Soberano Jr., Fuego and Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Okumura, Yoh and Sho (with Mima Shimoda) Six-man tag team match 11:06
3 Los Ingobernables (Rush, Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Satoshi Kojima, Atlantis, KUSHIDA and Hirai Kawato Eight-man tag team match 11:58
4 Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero defeated Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament First Round 15:22
5 Dragon Lee and Mistico defeated Sanson and Cuatrero CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament First Round 10:25
6 Volador Jr. (c) defeated Barbaro Cavernario Singles match for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship 22:07
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • Videoicon.png – refers to the video of that match

January 22[edit | edit source]

# Results Stipulations Times
1 Ryusuke Taguchi and Fuego defeated Puma and Disturbio Tag team match 8:52
2 Star Jr., Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask and KUSHIDA defeated Okumura, Rocky Romero, Yoh and Sho (with Mima Shimoda) Six-man tag team match 10:59
3 Sanson and Cuatrero defeated Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament 3rd Place 9:30
4 Barbaro Cavernario and Gedo defeated Atlantis and Hirai Kawato Tag Team match 9:14
5 Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI) defeated Volador Jr., Soberano Jr. and Drone Six-man tag team match 8:37
6 Rush defeated Satoshi Kojima Singles match 10:11
7 Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero defeated Dragon Lee and Mistico CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament Finals 18:42

CMLL Brothers Tag Team Tournament

  First Round
(January 21)
    Finals
(January 22)
                 
  Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro Pin  
  Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero 15:22    
      Ultimo Guerrero and Gran Guerrero Pin
      Dragon Lee and Mistico 18:42
  Dragon Lee and Mistico Sub    
  Sanson and Cuatrero 10:25   Third Place
(January 22)
 
Niebla Roja and Angel de Oro Pin
  Sanson and Cuatrero 9:30
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