- Above is the opening video for the NJPW/CMLL co-promotional shows, Fantastica Mania 2018. They will take place on January 19, 21, and 22, and will be live on NJPW World at 4:30am ET / 1:30am PT, here are the full cards.
- PWG Mystery Vortex V took place last night with Chuck Taylor defeating Ricochet in a Guerrilla Warfare match to win the PWG Championship for a second time. After the match, Ricochet gave a farewell to the fans as he's expected to start at the WWE Performance Center sometime this month. Below are the full results:
* David Starr defeated Fred Yehi
* Joey Janela defeated Morgan Webster
* Sammy Guevara defeated Rey Fenix
* Keith Lee defeated Zack Sabre Jr.
* Trent? defeated Marty Scurll
* Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb (c) defeated WALTER and Timothy Thatcher (PWG World Tag Championship)
* Chuck Taylor defeated Ricochet (Guerrilla Warfare Match for the PWG World Championship)
Pwg Mystery Vortex. Chucks Taylor pins Ricochet in a Guerrilla warfare match. Pretty nuts. pic.twitter.com/2xT0as0JMq— Sleeve Assassin (@SleeveAssassin) January 13, 2018
- On Twitter, AXS TV promoted one of their upcoming episodes of Wrestle Kingdom 12 featuring The Young Bucks taking on IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, Roppongi 3k. Nick Jackson retweeted it saying, "One helluva match. Can't wait to hear UFC guy bury it on commentary!" Jackson is referring to Josh Barnett who does color commentary, alongside Jim Ross. This stems from the NJPW G1 Special back in July when The Young Bucks felt Barnett buried them on commentary, because the Young Bucks thought he didn't like their in-ring style. A fan then tagged Barnett, who denied those accusations and explained how he and Ross call the matches.
Roppongi 3k defends the IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship against the Young Bucks at #WK12 tonight on @AXSTV!— AXS TV Fights (@AXSTVFights) January 12, 2018
Use this link to set your DVR for @njpwglobal: https://t.co/CxibbBeFHk pic.twitter.com/NNeW1HWnFW
One helluva match. Ca''t wait to hear UFC guy bury it on commentary! https://t.co/5MMytGpLV9— The Young Bucks (@NickJacksonYB) January 12, 2018
Have you even watched it? NOBODY BURIES YOU.— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) January 13, 2018
Both me and JR called it straight up (like we always do) and try to put over the workers as much as possible. We always try to express the heel/face dynamics and also make the matches seem as legitimate as we can so that the wrestlers look strong. My bad I guess. ??— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) January 13, 2018