Volador Jr vs Caristico
January 21, 2019
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
NJPW Fantastica Mania (Day 8)
Whew, that was a lot to take in. After watching all these Fantastica Mania matches, I’ve almost become numb to the plethora of high spots in all these matches. This one was in some ways the best of the tour, yet I had seen so much and there’s a point where these guys need to slow down and let some of these moves sink in.
With that said, this is on par with what you see in CMLL a couple times per month on their weekly Super Viernes shows. Heat was strong because the fans ate it all up since they only get to see it once a year. Volador Jr looks absolutely ridiculous with short hair, and anyone who thinks wrestlers don’t look better and more like stars with long hair is an idiot. Not entirely his fault, though, as he lost his hair at the CMLL 85th Anniversary show last Fall. He was still tremendous here, just looked like an average Joe doing it.
Nothing bad to say and tons good to say. Still, enough already. Next time I will watch this kind of match in isolation so I can take it all in. And by the way, that Spanish Fly off the top rope at the end looked mighty dangerous and could’ve gone terribly wrong.