Lucha Underground Review 6.20.18 w/Justin C
Catrina is in King Cuerno’s cabin looking for the gauntlet. She takes off a sheet from something but it isn’t the gauntlet. Catrina tells Cuerno that she needs it to get her life back. Cuerno says he gave it to someone, and he doesn’t give a shit about her life.
Trios Championship: Killshot, The Mack and Son of Havoc (c) vs Infamous Inc. (Big Bad Steve, Sammy Guevara, “The Savage” Jake Strong)
Apparently Texano and Dr. Wagner Jr. are making money for Famous B in Mexico. That might be code for them not coming back for this season. Texano names his clients. Jake Strong is Jack Swagger. Brenda screams and fawns over all three when they come out and it is annoying as fuck. The clever Matt Striker says Strong “brings his own Swagger”.”
Infamous Inc. take out Mack and Killshot and focus on Son of Havoc. Strong hits a Vader Bomb then Guevara hits a swanton for two. Killshot takes Strong down with an enziguri kick. Strong comes back and applies an ankle lock. But Famous B is on the apron distracting the ref? Mack tries breaking the ankle lock with some kicks but Strong doesn’t budge. Mack breaks it with a kick to the face. Mack hits a Stunner on Steve then Havoc hits a moonsault for the win.
After the match Strong takes out Steve and Guevara. He then applies the ankle lock to Famous B and they add in a post effect bone snap that makes it seem like Famous B had his ankle broken.
WINNERS: Killshot The Mack, and Son of Havoc
Antonio Cueto announces the return of the Gift of the Gods Title.
Match for an Ancient Aztec Medallion: Drago vs Dragon Azteca Jr.
They exchange quick mat work early on ending with back to back double dropkicks and a stand off. Dragon gets tripped and distracted by Kobra Moon. Dragon ducks a clothesline and goes to the outside but Drago hits a running swanton over the top to the outside. They go to the top where Drago unties Dragon’s mask and takes it off. Drago hits a kick as Dragon puts his mask back on. Dragon ducks a charge and belly-to-bellys Drago into the corner. Both men exchange kicks to the face. It ends with Dragon hitting a hurricarrana from the mid-section off the top for the win.
WINNER: Dragon Azteca Jr.
After the match, Johnny Mundo comes out and distracts Kobra Moon and Taya attacks her. Mundo attacks Drago. This is revenge for Vibora(taker) attacking Mundo last week.
Catrina teleports into Antonio Cueto’s office and asks for a Grave Consequences match between Mil Muertes and Fenix next week. Antonio agrees to it. Catrina says she will have Fenix’s soul next week.
Lucha Underground Championship: Pentagon Dark (c) vs Matanza
They quickly go to the outside where Pentagon tosses Matanza into the chairs. Those poor people. Pentagon lands some leg kicks then a hard slap to Matanza’s chest. Pentagon misses a second one and slaps the post. Matanza then slams Pentagon’s head into the railings. And then Pentagon goes into the chairs.
Back in the ring Matanza hits a couple of backdrops for two. Pentagon comes back with a slingblade neckbreaker and a backbreaker followed by a codebreaker for two. Matanza blocks the Mexican Destroyer but Pentagon head kicks him. Pentagon goes to the top but Matanza meets him there. Pentagon knocks him off and hits two straight Mexican destroyers. Pentagon hits the package piledriver for the win.
WINNER and STILL Lucha Underground Champion: Pentagon Dark
After the match Pentagon tries to break Matanza’s arm but Matanza powers out. Antonio Cueto comes out and slaps Matanza and calls him useless as Matanza cowers in fear.
Jeremiah Crane comes in and wants in on the casket match. Antonio makes it a threeway to the grave match.
OVERALL: Better show then last week. They are establishing Pentagon as the star he should have been established as two years ago. The first match was done to make Jack Strong look strong. I think Drago is being wasted with Kobra Moon so I hope they do something about that.
Until Next Time,
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