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Fantastica Mania, sometimes spelled as Fantasticamania, is the collective name of a series of annual professional wrestling major show co-promoted by Mexican professional wrestling promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Japanese New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Fantastica Mania is a series of two or three shows that has taken place in Japan, in January of each year since 2010. The event is hosted by NJPW in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. So far eighteen Fantastica Mania shows have taken place.

Event history

The Fantastica Mania event series was a result of the working relationship between Japanese-based New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) who had been exchanging wrestlers for sort or long periods of time for several years before 2011. In late 2010 NJPW and CMLL announced that they would co-promote two shows in January 2011 under the name Fantastica Mania. The shows would take place in Japan organized by NJPW with CMLL sending a number of their wrestlers to Japan to work the shows. In 2011 and 2012 some CMLL wrestlers toured with NJPW prior or after the shows, while some of the wrestlers flew in just for the show. In 2014, the Fantastica Mania tour was expanded to five days, with events for the first time scheduled to take place outside of Tokyo's Korakuen Hall, in Osaka and Kyoto. In 2015, Fantastica Mania was held over six shows in Osaka, Takamatsu, Kyoto and Tokyo. In 2016, Fantastica Mania will again be held over six shows in Kōchi, Kyoto, Osaka and Tokyo.

As of the conclusion of the 2015 Fantastica Mania tour 61 invididual wrestlers have competed in 115 matches split over 18 shows in total. Máscara Dorada and La Sombra are the only wrestlers to appear on all 18 shows while Gedo, Jushin Thunder Liger, Okumura and Yujiro Takahashi worked at least one match on each of the five tours. King Fale, Kenny Omega, Toru Yano, Sho Tanaka and Yohei Komatsu have only worked on one show in total. The Fantastica Mania events has hosted sixteen championship matches, with three title changes; Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Máscara Dorada to win the CMLL World Welterweight Championship, Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) defeated Golden☆Lovers (Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega) to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship and La Sombra defeated Dragón Rojo Jr. to win the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship. The CMLL World Middleweight Championship, IWGP Tag Team Championship, CMLL World Trios Championship, CMLL World Welterweight Championship, NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship and CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship were all successfully defended. Fantastica Mania has hosted one Lucha de Apuestas, or bet match; while the Luchas de Apuestas match is the most important match type in CMLL, NJPW hardly ever promotes matches of this type. The match saw Tiger Mask put his mask on the line against Tomohiro Ishii, who lost and had his hair shaved off after the match.

Dates, venues, and main events

Event Date City Venue Main event
Fantastica Mania 2011 Show 1 02011-01-22January 22, 2011 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Shinsuke Nakamura, Tetsuya Naito and Averno vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Prince Devitt and Místico
Fantastica Mania 2011 Show 2 02011-01-23January 23, 2011 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Golden☆Lovers (Kota Ibushi and Kenny Omega) vs, Apollo 55 (Prince Devitt and Ryusuke Taguchi) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Fantastica Mania 2012 Show 1 02012-01-21January 21, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Kazuchika Okada and Volador Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and La Sombra
Fantastica Mania 2012 Show 2 02012-01-22January 22, 2012 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall La Sombra vs. Volador Jr. for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship
Fantastica Mania 2013 Show 1 02013-01-18January 18, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Hiroshi Tanahashi and La Sombra vs. Misterioso Jr. and Shinsuke Nakamura
Fantastica Mania 2013 Show 2 02013-01-19January 19, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. La Sombra for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Fantastica Mania 2013 Show 3 02013-01-20January 20, 2013 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Prince Devitt vs. Euforia, Kazuchika Okada and Mephisto
Fantastica Mania 2014 Show 1 02014-01-14January 14, 2014 Osaka, Japan Bodymaker Colosseum El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Místico vs. Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto and Rey Escorpión
Fantastica Mania 2014 Show 2 02014-01-15January 15, 2014 Kyoto, Japan KBS Hall El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi and La Sombra vs. Kazuchika Okada, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero
Fantastica Mania 2014 Show 3 02014-01-17January 17, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Shin-Kiba 1st Ring La Sombra vs. Volador Jr.
Fantastica Mania 2014 Show 4 02014-01-18January 18, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Mephisto (c) vs. Místico for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship
Fantastica Mania 2014 Show 5 02014-01-19January 19, 2014 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Volador Jr. (c) vs. Máscara Dorada for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 1 02015-01-13January 13, 2015 Osaka, Japan Bodymaker Colosseum Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Volador Jr. vs. Gran Guerrero, Kazuchika Okada and Último Guerrero
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 2 02015-01-14January 14, 2015 Takamatsu, Japan Takamatsu-shi Sōgō Taiikukan Hiroshi Tanahashi, Máscara Dorada and Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 3 02015-01-15January 15, 2015 Kyoto, Japan KBS Hall Atlantis, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Volador Jr. vs. Gran Guerrero, Shinsuke Nakamura and Último Guerrero
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 4 02015-01-17January 17, 2015 Tokyo, Japan Shin-Kiba 1st Ring Atlantis and Máscara Dorada vs. Los Guerreros Laguneros (Gran Guerrero and Último Guerrero)
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 5 02015-01-18January 18, 2015 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Atlantis vs. Último Guerrero
Fantastica Mania 2015 Show 6 02015-01-19January 19, 2015 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Máscara Dorada vs. La Sombra
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 1 02016-01-17January 17, 2016 Kōchi, Japan Kochi Sunpia Chres TBA
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 2 02016-01-19January 19, 2016 Kyoto, Japan KBS Hall TBA
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 3 02016-01-20January 20, 2016 Osaka, Japan Edion Arena Osaka TBA
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 4 02016-01-22January 22, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall TBA
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 5 02016-01-23January 23, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall TBA
Fantastica Mania 2016 Show 6 02016-01-24January 24, 2016 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall TBA
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