(01/19) Bushiroad, El Desperado, Titan, Fuego & Tiger Mask vs. Vangellys, Niebla Roja, Jedo, Gado & Toru Yano

Korakuen Hall (Toyko, Japan)

That is quite the motley crew on the rudo side to say nothing of the tecnico team. The match was all-action highlighted by an exciting dive train sequence. All of the dives were good but Vangellys launching Niebla Roja into a twisting dive that bowled over the waiting wrestlers below was the highlight. Even without the music playing on the iPPV feed due to royalty issues, Fuego’s pre-match dancing is still infectious.

El Desperado has wrestled in five matches since making his NJPW debut under this gimmick and has won all five of those matches. Furthermore, he’s scored the decisive fall in four of those five matches, including this match where he won with a Vertebreaker-type move as opposed to his normal finisher. El Desperado is certainly receiving a big push heading into his Junior Heavyweight title match against Kota Ibushi and was featured throughout this tour accordingly.

One wrestler who was much more marginalized during FantasticaMania 2014 was Titan. Despite being over in Japan – with the help of a strong Best of Super Juniors appearance last summer – the good, young high-flyer spent most of the tour hanging out in the background of pre-intermission tag team matches. One could argue that Titan was perhaps the least focused on CMLL wrestler on the tour, although Nielbal Roja would be in that discussion. The usage of Titan has been mentioned in several places because it does stand out as somewhat inexplicable.

Multi-Man Tag | Watchable | Quality

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