Cavernario Barbaro vs Soberano Jr
January 18, 2019
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW Fantastica Mania (Day 6)
This was much like their matches in Mexico City, just shorter and in front of a different fan base. All action and full of modern lucha spots, and the crowd was appreciative seeing the authentic CMLL product live. Soberano Jr is perhaps the skinniest performer in a major promotion outside of Cheeseburger, and in terms of abusing one’s body, Cavernario and his knees won’t be wrestling long term if he keeps doing that ridiculous splash off the top rope to the outside floor.
Soberano no-sold a Canadian Destroyer, which is ridiculous. Cavernario followed that up with a reverse Canadian Destroyer (into a tombstone piledriver; the first time I’ve ever seen that move) that Soberano did indeed sell.