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NJPW announces 2017 Fantastica Mania tour & lineup

New Japan held a press conference Friday to announce the 2017 Fantastica Mania tour, the annual combination New Japan and CMLL shows.

As of now, the last three shows, all starting at 4:30 a.m. EST are scheduled live on New Japan World.

The tour opens a week from Friday in Osaka at the smaller Edion Arena with this card:

  • Raziel & Jado vs. Soberano Jr. & Henare
  • Stuka Jr. & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Ephesto & Okumura & Gedo
  • Seiya Sanada & Evil vs. David Finlay &  Blue Panther Jr.
  • Dragon Lee & Titan vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi
  • Mistico & Volador Jr. & Kushida vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Euforia & Cavernario
  • Tetsuya Naito & Rush vs. Atlantis & Mascara Don (Manabu Nakanishi)
  • Maximo Sexy & Hiroshi Tanahashi & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay & Hechicero 

These are the New Japan World shows:

January 20 at Korakuen Hall:

  • Ephesto & Ospreay vs. Panther Jr. & Henare
  • Soberano Jr. & Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Raziel & Gedo & Jado
  • Maximo & Stuka Jr. vs. Okumura & Hechicero
  • Naito & Rush & Sanada & Evil & Bushi vs. Atlantis & Tanahashi & Kushida & Taguchi & Finlay
  • Mistico & Volador Jr. & Juice Robinson vs. Okada & Ephesto & Ultimo Guerrero
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Titan
  • Dragon Lee vs. Cavernario for CMLL lightweight title

January 21 at Korakuen Hall:

  • Ephesto & Raziel & Gedo & Jado vs. Liger & Tiger Mask & Henare & Panther Jr.
  • Stuka Jr. vs. Okumura
  • Soberano Jr. & Kushida & Taguchi vs Cavernario & Okada & Ospreay
  • Dragon Lee & Titan & Tanahashi & Robinson & Finlay vs. Naito & Rush & Sanada & Evil & Bushi
  • Mistico & Volador Jr. vs. Guerrero & Euforia
  • Atlantis vs. Rush
  • Maximo vs. Hechicero for CMLL heavyweight title

January 22 at Korakuen Hall:

  • Panther Jr. & Soberano Jr. & Henare vs. Cavernario & Gedo & Jado
  • Liger & Tiger Mask & Stuka Jr. vs. Raziel & Hechicero & Okumura
  • Dragon Lee & Titan vs. Takahashi & Bushi
  • Maximo & Robinson & Taguchi vs. Okada & Ospreay & Ephesto
  • Atlantis & Tanahashi & Kushida & Finlay vs. Rush & Naito & Sanada & Evil
  • Mistico vs. Euforia
  • Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero

Traditionally, the main event of the last show is the big-time singles match. It's also notable that they are not doing Dragon Lee vs. Takahashi after doing the angle for it yesterday, which means they are saving it for a bigger show.