Fan Report from 1/18 NJPW “Fantasticamania” Event at Korakuen Hall

Mike Killam

Thanks to Wrestlezone reader Zach Dominello for sending in the following report and review of yesterday's New Japan Pro Wrestling "Fantasticamania" event, live from the Korakuen Hall in Japan. NJPW will be hosting yet another show tonight, which we are seeking reports for. 

Opening Match: Maximo vs. Jado vs. Taichi

Lots of great comedy moments in this match. Maximo and Jado should take their show on the road. Great spot where Maximo kissed Jado on the mouth, causing Jado to do the Flair Flop. If ever there was a reason to Flair Flop, I guess that's it. The kissing did not stop there (fortunately?). Maximo kissed one of the commentators who afterwards needed to be piggy backed out to the back, or straight to the emergency room by the looks of it. Fortunately, the commentator managed to return to the commentary desk a few minutes later, though he was visibly shaken up. Maximo must have one heck of a kiss on him. Match ended with Maximo kissing Taichi into a state of shock, and then hitting La Magistral. 

Notes: Jado looks like a Japanese Christopher Daniels. 
Maximo is my new hero! 

Match 2: Rey Cometa/Stuka Jr. vs. Yujiro Takahashi/Okumura

I forgot the names while writing so I made up new ones. Blue Guy did a hilarious looking dive off the top turnbuckle where instead of hitting the guy who you expect him to hit in the ring, he hits the guy behind him on the outside of the ring. Cool stuff. Noticed some similar spots a few times throughout the show. It's a pretty good fake out. Rey Cometa hit a nice running corkscrew to the outside off the second rope. Rey Cometa has some pretty great lucha moves. 

The Sex Wrestler won (I guess that's Yujiro) by beating the Blue Guy with a move of some sort. OK match. Rey Cometa was cool. 

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