The final of the Gran Alternativa tournament of 2014. Volador Jr. with his novato Soberano Jr. takes on Mr. Niebla and his novato Bárbaro Cavernario in a great battle. Soberano taught us that messing with Tirantes isn't the best idea (AS IF WE DIDN'T KNOW) and Bárbaro Cavernario shows that he is willing to put his life on the line for a good spot. The match was good, nothing spectacular but solid until the finish. Seems like either Soberano got up in the ring too early, or Bárbaro Cavernario got involved too late, or Mr. Niebla/Volador did their spots too slow. No matter what, Tirantes had no idea how to handle it which led to the finish looking pretty bad. I actually thought Cavernario & Soberano (the novatos) where the ones to carry this match. Neither Volador Jr. or Mr. Niebla brought their A-game and some stuff they did actually looked very sloppy. I'm also a little disappointed in the number of highspots. There were the sunset flip to the floor which was awesome but I'd really have wanted Soberano to do either his triple springboard rana or his rana to the floor. Anyway, it was a decent showing for all parts and the right team won.
See also the highlight video I made for the match.
Spoiler for Luchas of the Year List 2015:
-Flamita, Hijo de Fishman, Skyman vs. Fenix, Pentagon Jr. & Hijo del Fantasma (1/1/15 Arena San Juan Pantitlan, Estado de México)
-Rey Cometa vs. Cavernario (1/19/15 Fantasticamania Day 5)
-Prince Puma vs. Fenix (1/14/15 Lucha Underground)
-La Sombra vs. Máscara Dorada (1/19/15 Fantasticamania Day 5)
-Máscara Dorada vs. Negro Casas for the CMLL World Welterweight Championship (1/10/15 CMLL)
-CMLL Pequeno Reyes del Aire 2015 (1/6/15 CMLL)
-20-Man Aztec Warfare Match (1/7/15 Lucha Underground)
-Komander & Gigga vs. Rey Astral & Perfil (1/20/15 Arena El Angel Reynosa)
Just saw La Sombra vs Dragon Rojo 2014-03-02. Incredible match. 4-1/2 to 4-1/4 * kinda match.
I wouldn't go that far but it certainly helped that the crowd was very into the match. It was a standard CMLL match with the two first falls being incredibly fast and then the third fall going 15 minutes with nearfalls almost all the time. Now, for being such a "basic" match it was very good. The spots were all done great and they really told a good story. I'd probably say it was a ***3/4, possibly a ****