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Lucha Underground 6/27/18 Review: The Bird of War and The Death Machine Have Went to The Grave



Lucha Underground on June 27, 2018, was a great show that helps build up storylines and feuds in the future as well as building up new characters. Let’s break it down:

We start off the show with a recap of what happened on Season 4 of Lucha Underground with Antonio Cueto, Catrina, Pentagon Dark, Matanza, and Jeremiah Crane. This is good as it shows what happened in Lucha Underground in case people missed it or forgot about it so that’s good. Well produced video package here.

The backstage segment with Worldwide Underground was good. Ricky Mundo was talking to Jack Evans and PJ Black backstage about how he found an island that has dolls and it was a real place as Jack Evans and PJ Black were looking at Ricky Mundo awkwardly. Ricky Mundo then said that he found his doll over there as he pulled the string of the doll and it began to say hello to Jack Evans and PJ Black as it creeped them out.

Johnny Mundo and Taya then came in and told Worldwide Underground that they’ll be going to war with The Reptile Tribe as Johnny Mundo looked disturbed as he was looking at Ricky Mundo’s doll. Johnny Mundo then told Jack Evans to call out The Reptile Tribe as Jack Evans said he hates snakes. PJ Black told Jack Evans that he’s The Dragonslayer, but Jack Evans responded by saying that dragons aren’t anything like snakes.

Jack Evans then said that he has gone to as he left while Johnny Mundo told everyone to keep an eye out for Angelico as he has to get a beating for what he did to them as they all left expect Ricky Mundo. The doll then said that Ricky Mundo’s secret is safe with her as Ricky Mundo began to smile.

Hmm…, that doll that Ricky Mundo has is quite interesting and I have a feeling that the doll will play a huge part in this story with Ricky Mundo. A feud between Worldwide Underground and Reptile Tribe is very interesting, but we’ll see how it goes. Plus, I like how Worldwide Underground hasn’t forgotten about Angelico either so continuity is there so I appreciated that. Good backstage segment here.

XO Lishus Vs. Jack Evans was a good match. XO Lishus has made an appearance in Lucha Underground! Mark out moment! For those of you who don’t know, XO Lishus is known as Sonny Kiss for his work in WOW and despite the appearance, he’s a very talented wrestler so I’m glad that he managed to get on TV and I’m happy for him.

As Melissa Santos was about to do the introduction for Jack Evans, Jack Evans grabbed the mic from her and told her that he’s doing his introduction wrong as he did his own introduction before the match starts. Nice to see Jack Evans is still being that confident and cocky heel that he is as it fits him well. Anyway, back to the match itself.

Jack Evans did well in this match as he tried to take down the rookie that is XO Lishus. His jumping corkscrew roundhouse kick followed by a standing corkscrew moonsault on XO Lishus was a nice combination. XO Lishus did well in this match as he tried to make a name for himself in Lucha Underground. His split-legged leg drop from the top rope on Jack Evans looked devastating. Good work by both men here.

The ending of the match came when XO Lishus hit an avalanche sitout facebuster on Jack Evans for the pin and win. Wow, what a great win for XO Lishus as he made a name for himself on his debut.

Good match and I’m interested to see what Lucha Underground has planned for XO Lishus.

The in-ring segment between Pentagon Dark and Cage was great. Pentagon Dark was in the ring talking about how he defeated everyone that was put in front of him including the men in Aztec Warfare and Matanza. He then said that whoever steps in the ring with him with the title on the line, he will beat them as well because he’s Pentagon Dark and he has Cero Miedo.

As Pentagon Dark finished his promo, Cage went in the ring and attacked Pentagon Dark with a discus lariat and beat him down with strikes before laying him out with the championship. He then grabbed a table and set it up and hit Pentagon Dark with a powerbomb from the ring apron to the table! Mark out moment! Dang, that has to hurt for Pentagon Dark. My god.

Cage then grabbed a mic and told Pentagon Dark that he has defeated a lot of men, but not him as he will be the one to beat him as he’s not a man, he’s a machine, and the next Lucha Underground Champion.

Cage has just sent a message to Pentagon Dark and is looking to take his Lucha Underground Championship in the future. When those two collide, it will be awesome.

Great in-ring segment here as I’m looking forward to Pentagon Dark Vs. Cage for the Lucha Underground Championship in the near future.

The backstage segment with Melissa Santos and Fenix was good. Melissa Santos and Fenix were backstage as Fenix was warming up for his match as Melissa Santos told Fenix that she worried about him as Fenix told her that it will be alright as he overcame the odds before and he can do it again. Melissa Santos then told Fenix that he has to deal with two men instead of one and Fenix told her that he’s a man with a thousand lives. Melissa Santos then told Fenix that those lives belong to her as they began to kiss.

Melissa Santos is wishing Fenix luck in his match against Jeremiah Crane and Mil Muertes, but we’ll see if Fenix can win the match. Good backstage segment here.

Fenix Vs. Jeremiah Crane Vs. Mil Muertes in a Grave Consequences match was excellent. Mark out moment! These three men went out there and tried to kill each other in order to stand on top in the end. Going to be talking about the match into parts by eliminations so let’s get to it!

The match between Fenix Vs. Jeremiah Crane Vs. Mil Muertes was excellent as all three men went out there and killed each other where neither man looked weak and they all looked strong in the process.

There were several spots in this match that were insane. Fenix hit a beautiful diving hurricanrana on Mil Muertes from the barricade to the floor. The powerbomb from Jeremiah Crane on Mil Muertes through a table looked devastating. The piledriver from Jeremiah Crane on Fenix to the floor looked like it killed Fenix.

There was an insane spot where Jeremiah Crane and Mil Muertes were fighting near the staircase, but Fenix hit a diving crossbody from the top of the building onto them! Mark out moment! Love those dives man. They’re awesome. The way Jeremiah Crane pushed Fenix off the top rope which led to Fenix hitting a diving splash on Mil Muertes through a table on the outside was cool to see. The piledriver from Jeremiah Crane on Fenix through a table from the middle rope looked like it broke Fenix’s neck there. Excellent work by all three men here.

The first elimination came when Jeremiah Crane was about to close the lid of the casket on Fenix, but Ivelisse came back and hit Jeremiah Crane with a hammer multiple times before putting him in the coffin as Jeremiah Crane was eliminated from the match. Ivelisse has made her return to Lucha Underground! Mark out moment! After what she has suffered at Ultima Lucha Tres, she looked better than ever and got her revenge on Jeremiah Crane. Jeremiah Crane did excellent in this match for the time he was in so props to him, but that means we won’t be seeing Jeremiah Crane on Lucha Underground for a while now because of this.

The match between Fenix Vs. Mil Muertes was excellent as well as they continue the momentum where they left off. These two have a history with each other before so they know each other well and put on amazing matches and this one was no different as Mil Muertes made Fenix bled and it was awesome.

There were several spots in this match that were insane just like earlier when Jeremiah Crane was in the match. The overhead belly-to-belly suplex from Mil Muertes on Fenix on top of the casket looked devastating. Fenix’s rolling thunder into a cutter on Mil Muertes was well executed. The chokeslam from Mil Muertes on Fenix on top of the casket looked like it broke Fenix’s back. Excellent work by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Mil Muertes countered Fenix’s diving crossbody into a reverse STO as he put him in the casket to win the match. Awesome effort from Fenix, but it was too much for Fenix to handle as we’ll probably won’t see Fenix in Lucha Underground for a while because of this. Till then, Mil Muertes stands tall and Catrina is happy with the result.

Excellent Grave Consequences match and we’ll see what happens next with Mil Muertes in Lucha Underground.

The video segment between Matanza and Antonio Cueto was good. Matanza was trapped inside a prison as Antonio Cueto showed up and told him that he failed Matanza as Matanza has been losing as of late ever since the death of Dario Cueto. He then held the key and told Matanza that this key has Matanza’s soul in it and it was a gift from the gods that they gave him. He then told Matanza that without the power of the god, he’s weak. Antonio Cueto then told to Matanza that he will always be his son, but he deserves so much more as he threw the key to Matanza and told him to destroy it to become a god. Matanza then grabbed the key and broke it as he was set free from the chains as Antonio Cueto left by saying good bye to his son as Matanza roared.

Man, “The Monster” Matanza is fully unleashed as he now has the power of a god. Once he comes back to the temple, he will destroy everyone in his path. It will be interesting to see where Matanza goes from here. Good video segment here to end the show.

Overall, a great show that helps build up storylines and feuds in the future as well as building up new characters. So many storylines and feuds here and I love it! Next week, we’re going to have the fallout on what happened on this show which should be great, looking forward to that. If you haven’t already, please check out Lucha Underground. It’s a great alternative to the mainstream wrestling and you won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to next week’s show. Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!

Mark Out Moments: 5

That is my review of Lucha Underground on June 27, 2018.

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