Re: The 2013 MOTYC Thread
Volador Jr Vs Rey Escorpión (CMLL 1/29): **** 1/4
Damn was this good. The first fall really was the key for me in this match. Volador took a nasty bump diving on the outside to Rey early on which really shook him up allowing Rey to get back into the ring first. This lead to the first fall which was beautifully done with Volador going for the hurricanrana which Rey reversed into a well executed sit out powerbomb for the first fall. This really set the stage for the rest of the match and every fall fell in sequence almost perfectly. Really well told story. If there was ever a match which fits Nigel Mcguinness's definition of wrestling as the game of human chess this is it. Both men trying to call each other's bluff with Volador going back to the hurricanrana several times trying to make Rey guess whilst Rey was on the counter trying to catch Volador off guard and play into his mistakes. Rey takes control after the first fall and has a little control segment before Volador does a reckless but fantastic high cross body off the stage on to Rey. Volador later on goes for the hurricanrana again but this time catches Rey off guard rolling him up for the second fall. Excellently done playing off the first fall doing what a lot of other Lucha matches of this kind fail to do: actually connect the falls to a greater match story arc. The third fall was an awesome 10-15 min closing part of the match, Volador now becoming more and more reckless and desperate. Trying more and more risque moves, top rope hurricanrana's to the outside, to the ring etc. as well as becoming more vicious with the strikes and especially those devastating kicks. Rey at the same point is playing off the counter and using more power moves to put away Volador. Eventually Volador's risk taking and earlier injury catches up with him. The finish was fantastic and really story book with Rey finishing Volador off with the spinning package piledriver on to Volador's head which he landed on with the beginning dive on the outside. Whole working of this match as a whole was just excellent. This is lucha libre done right for me. Definitely the CMLL match of the year so far.
Last edited by Laura Stevenson's Joyful Voice of Christmas!~; 03-03-2013 at 01:40 PM.