In August 2009 Místico completed his third tour with NJPW, accompanied by Okumura. On August 13, Místico teamed up with Tiger Mask to defeat Okumura and Tomohiro Ishii .  Two days later, Místico defeated Tiger Mask to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion .  Upon his return to Mexico, Místico teamed with Tiger Mask and Shocker as they defeated Último Guerrero , Atlantis, and Arkangel at Dragomania IV .  Místico had his first successful IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship defense on September 29, defeating Jushin Thunder Liger .  On November 8 at NJPW's Destruction '09 show Mistíco lost the IWGP title back to Tiger Mask.  Místico returned to Japan in January 2011, taking part in the CMLL and New Japan Pro-Wrestling co–promoted Fantastica Mania 2011 shows. On the first show on January 22 Místico teamed with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Prince Devitt in a six-man tag team match, in which they were defeated by Averno, Shinsuke Nakamura , and Tetsuya Naito , when Averno pinned Místico.  At the second show the following day, Místico defeated Averno in his final match for CMLL.