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

Mike Killam

Match 3: Kushida/TigerMask/Fuego/Titan vs. YOSHI-HASHI/Niebra Roja/Vangelis/Rey Escorpion

Kushida still dresses as Marty McFly from Back to the Future. That's a good thing. Silver Mexican Village People Character is creepy looking. Highlight of the match was the Orange Guy who is not Curry Man, and the Blue Guy who is not Shark Boy (not the Blue Guy from the previous match, either. A different blue guy). Face team has some fun wrestlers. Creepy Silver Mexican Village People Character got the win with a nice German Suplex Bridge.

Note: Where did YOSHI-HASHI disappear to in that match? Maybe he was just "Nope. This style ain't for me. I'm going out for pancakes. Later". 

Match 4: BUSHIROAD/Volador Jr. (from this point known as Captain Amexico) vs. El Desperado/ Mascara Dorado (Gold Guy)

I was intersted to see what El Desperado was like in the ring after only seeing him for the first time at Wrestle Kingdom 8. First thing he did was get elbowed to the ground by BUSHIROAD. ANTICLIMACTIC! He did do the splits later on though. So that's something. 
Desperado did a sweet flip through the ropes to the outside. I like when guys do flips through the ropes, rather than over the ropes.
Another fun much, great highflying stuff by all involved. Cool spot in the stands where Captain Amexico ('cause he was dressed like Captain America sort of) leapt over a set of stairs onto El Desperado. 

El desperado picked up the win with a pretty nasty looking finisher. Don't know the name or if it's supposed to look the way it did.
Fun match again. 

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