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Fantastica Mania 2014
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Promotional poster featuring CMLL and NJPW wrestlers taking part in the events
Information
Promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
New Japan Pro Wrestling
Date January 14, 2014[1][2][3]
January 15, 2014[1][2][3]
January 17, 2014[1][2][3]
January 18, 2014[1][2][3]
January 19, 2014[1][2][3]
Attendance 1,300 (January 14)[4]
1,000 (January 15)[5]
300 (January 17)[6]
1,900 (January 18)[7]
1,900 (January 19)[8]
Venue Bodymaker Colosseum (January 14)[1][2]
KBS Hall (January 15)[1][2]
Shin-Kiba 1st Ring (January 17)[1][2][3]
Korakuen Hall (January 18 and 19)[1][2][3]
City Osaka, Japan (January 14)[1][2][3]
Kyoto, Japan (January 15)[1][2][3]
Tokyo, Japan (January 17, 18 and 19)[1][2][3]
Pay-per-view chronology
Pequeños Reyes del Aire (2014) / Wrestle Kingdom 8 Fantastica Mania 2014 Gran Alternativa (2014)
The New Beginning in Hiroshima
Fantastica Mania chronology
Fantastica Mania 2013 Fantastica Mania 2014 Fantastica Mania 2015

Fantastica Mania 2014 was a series of five professional wrestling events co-produced by Japanese promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Mexican promotion Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) taking place between January 15 and 19, 2014.[1][2][3][9] 2014 was the fourth year in which NJPW and CMLL come together to produce Fantastica Mania events, but the first time they held five events in one year, compared to two events in 2011 and 2012 and three in 2013. 2014 also marked the first time Fantasticamania events were held outside of Tokyo's Korakuen Hall, with the January 14 taking place in Osaka, Osaka at the Bodymaker Colosseum, the January 15 event in Kyoto, Kyoto at the KBS Hall and the January 17 event in Tokyo's Shin-Kiba 1st Ring, while the January 18 and 19 events were still held in Korakuen Hall.[1][2][10] 2014 marked the first time some of the Fantastica Mania events were broadcast on pay-per-view (PPV).[11]

Background[edit]

The events featured five to seven professional wrestling matches on each event with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds or storylines. Wrestlers portray either villains (referred to as heels in general or rudos in Mexico) or fan favorites (faces or técnicos in Mexico) as they compete in wrestling matches with pre-determined outcomes.

Following the success of Fantastica Mania 2013, then New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) president Naoki Sugabayashi announced that in 2014 he would like to take the event outside of Tokyo, naming Osaka and Nagoya as possible candidates.[12] Fantastica Mania 2014 was officially announced on October 25, 2013, during the first day of NJPW's "Road to Power Struggle" tour, with events scheduled to take place in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo.[1][2][3][9] On October 31, NJPW announced that the January 17 Shin-Kiba 1st Ring event would feature only CMLL luchadores, which would have made it the first Fantastica Mania event to not feature any NJPW wrestlers.[13] NJPW wrestlers Taichi and Taka Michinoku were, however, later announced for the event.[14] On November 7, NJPW announced the sixteen CMLL wrestlers taking part in the tour.[10][15][16] A promotional poster released for the tour advertised NJPW wrestlers Bushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin Thunder Liger and Shinsuke Nakamura as taking part in the tour.[17] The cards for all five events were released on January 6, 2014.[14][18] On January 10, NJPW announced that the January 14 and 18 events would be broadcast live on pay-per-view (PPV) in Japan and internationally on internet pay-per-view (iPPV) through Niconico and Ustream, making them the first Fantastica Mania events available on PPV.[11] On January 16, the tour ending January 19 event was also announced as a PPV.[19][20]

Results[edit]

January 14, 2014[edit]

No. Results[4][21][22] Stipulations Times[4]
1 Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) defeated Bushiroad and Titán Tag team match 09:15
2 Niebla Roja, Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) and Vangellys defeated Fuego, Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. Six-man tag team match 06:40
3 Jushin Thunder Liger and Máximo defeated Gedo and Jado Tag team match 10:26
4 Tetsuya Naito and Volador Jr. defeated Kushida and Máscara Dorada Tag team match 08:36
5 Shinsuke Nakamura and Último Guerrero defeated Rush and La Sombra Tag team match 12:25
6 El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Místico defeated Kazuchika Okada, Mephisto and Rey Escorpión Six-man tag team match 10:17

January 15, 2014[edit]

No. Results[5][21][23] Stipulations Times[5]
1 Bushiroad and Titán defeated Gedo and Jado Tag team match 08:55
2 Fuego, Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. defeated Okumura (with Mima Shimoda), Rey Escorpión and Vangellys Six-man tag team match 07:33
3 Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) defeated Jushin Thunder Liger and Máximo Tag team match 09:51
4 Máscara Dorada and Tetsuya Naito defeated Kushida and Volador Jr. Tag team match 11:32
5 Místico and Rush defeated Mephisto and Shinsuke Nakamura Tag team match 12:13
6 El Desperado, Hiroshi Tanahashi and La Sombra defeated Kazuchika Okada, Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero Six-man tag team match 11:40

January 17, 2014[edit]

No. Results[6][24][25] Stipulations Times[6]
1 Fuego, Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. defeated Okumura (with Mima Shimoda), Taichi and Taka Michinoku Six-man tag team match 08:36
2 Mephisto and Vangellys defeated Máscara Dorada and Titán Tag team match 10:35
3 Rey Escorpión (c) defeated Máximo Singles match for the CMLL World Light Heavyweight Championship 09:48
4 Místico and Rush defeated Los Guerreros Laguneros (Niebla Roja and Último Guerrero) Tag team match 10:44
5 La Sombra and Volador Jr. wrestled to a draw Match Relampago VIP 10:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

January 18, 2014[edit]

No. Results[7][25][26] Stipulations Times[7]
1 Máximo defeated Jado and Taichi Three-way match 09:35
2 Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. Tag team match 06:57
3 Niebla Roja, Rey Escorpión, Vangellys (with La Comandante) and Yoshi-Hashi defeated Fuego, Kushida, Tiger Mask and Titán Eight-man tag team match 08:56
4 El Desperado and Máscara Dorada defeated Bushiroad and Volador Jr. Tag team match 08:13
5 Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Rush Singles match 10:18
6 Kazuchika Okada (with Gedo), Tomohiro Ishii and Último Guerrero defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, La Sombra and Tetsuya Naito Six-man tag team match 19:42
7 Mephisto (c) (with Okumura) defeated Místico (with La Sombra) Singles match for the Mexican National Light Heavyweight Championship 14:05
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

January 19, 2014[edit]

No. Results[8][27][28] Stipulations Times[8]
1 Máscara Don and Máximo defeated Suzuki-gun (Taichi and Taka Michinoku) Tag team match 10:16
2 Rey Cometa and Stuka Jr. defeated Okumura (with Mima Shimoda) and Yoshi-Hashi Tag team match 04:46
3 Bushiroad, El Desperado, Fuego, Tiger Mask and Titán defeated Gedo, Jado, Niebla Roja, Toru Yano and Vangellys Ten-man tag team match 09:57
4 Rush and Tetsuya Naito defeated Rey Escorpión and Tomohiro Ishii Tag team match 12:38
5 La Sombra defeated Último Guerrero Singles match 11:54
6 Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Místico defeated Mephisto, Shinsuke Nakamura and Yujiro Takahashi Six-man tag team match 11:51
7 Volador Jr. (c) (with Máximo) defeated Máscara Dorada (with El Desperado) Singles match for the NWA World Historic Welterweight Championship 17:59
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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