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.