Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) finally announced their joined tour, Fantastica Mania, with New Japan Pro Wrestling this coming January. The tour will start on January 11 and will finish at Korakuen Hall on the 21st.
CMLL and NJPW confirmed the following wrestlers for FantasticaMania:
Face (Técnicos): Atlantis, Místico, Caristico, Volador Jr., Dragón Lee, Titán, Ángel de Oro, Soberano Jr., Flyer, El Audaz & Atlantis Jr.
Heels (Rudos): Último Guerrero, El Terrible, Gran Guerrero, Bárbaro Cavernario, Sansón, El Cuatrero, Forastero, Okumura & Templario.
The odd name out is Rush, who is going to headline all of the Arena Mexico shows while most of the roster is out in Japan. Carístico will make his long-awaited return, after being out since returning and headlining Arena Mexico while most of the roster was in Japan. Moreover, las time Carístico was in Japan, it was with All Japan Pro Wrestling.
A name that stands out is Atlantis Jr. The son of the most valuable mask in all of Mexico will make his debut with CMLL outside of the country. Many expect great things from him, as his father is a symbol of greatness in Mexican Lucha Libre. He previously wrestled a few times as Tiburon, but, his official debut will be as Atlantis Jr., borrowing the name from his father.
The matches for the tour haven’t been announced, but many titles will end up being defended. Expect that Barbaro Cavernario will challenge for a championship on the tour. Moreover, reknowned Lucha Libre site, Lucha Blog, pointed out that Cuatrero vs. Angel de Oro is inevitable. Back in Homenaje de Dos Leyenda, Cuatrero beat Angel de Oro for his mask.
For the New Japan wrestlers on the tour, many expect to see Los Ingobernables de Japon and Los Ingobernables join forces in the tour. Although Rush is out of the tour, Terrible carry the LI flag in Japan. Moreover, expect to see guys like KUSHIDA, Satoshi Kojima and Rocky Romero wrestle on the tour.