Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre has made it an annual tradition to present Sin Piedad on January 1st, typically having a standard tag card with a hair match in the main event. This year's was no different. Following a lackluster undercard the Trump supporting, golden-haired, all American Sam Adonis took on lucha libre veteran Negro Casas.
Adonis has been a solid hand over the last year for CMLL drawing major heat from the Mexican audience but has yet to really shine as an in-ring talent, typically cheating to take the easy win. Casas is an absolute legend of lucha libre and was an outstanding worker in his prime but he's nearing 58 now. Going into this match, my expectations were not particularly high and the prior matches had lowered them even more but I was pleasantly surprised by how great this match ended up being. An early MOTY contender for CMLL and lucha in general, both performers really gave it there all. This was a star-making performance for Adonis and further proof that Negro Casas can still bring it, no matter his age. ****
This match can be viewed for free on CMLL's official YouTube channel and is absolutely worth your time.