Lucha Underground on November 30, 2016 was a great show that is building feuds and storylines for the future as well as building up new characters which is good. Let’s break it down:
We start off the show with a recap of what happened between Matanza, Dragon Azteca Jr., Black Lotus, Pentagon Dark, Black Lotus Triad, and Dario Cueto earlier in the season of Lucha Underground Season 2 and 3. This is a good way to remind people about what happened during that time in case they missed it or forgot about it as this week, the people from the recap appeared on the show. Well done and well produced.
The backstage segment between Pentagon Dark and Vampiro was good. Pentagon Dark bumped into Vampiro backstage as he said to Pentagon Dark that everyone has to pay for their sins and if Pentagon Dark makes it out alive, there will still be punishment. Pentagon Dark didn’t care about what Vampiro said as he leaves.
Pentagon Dark seemed to be not trusting Vampiro which I don’t blame him as why would Vampiro want to help him after what he did to him at Ultima Lucha Dos. However, I’m very interested to see where it goes from here and if we’re going to get another match between the two down the line. Only time will tell, but I will be looking forward to it when the time comes. Good backstage segment here.
Pentagon Dark Vs. Black Lotus Triad in a gauntlet match was a great match. Since this match is a gauntlet match, I will talk about the match into four parts since there were four matches on this show so let’s get to it.
Pentagon Dark Vs. Doku was a great match. Doku has made her Lucha Underground in-ring debut! Mark out moment! Doku is known as Kairi Hojo in Stardom and she had a great match with Pentagon Dark where both competitors looked great in this match.
Doku did great in this match as she got some good offense against Pentagon Dark in this match. Her strikes against Pentagon Dark looked painful and her diving elbow drops on Pentagon Dark were well executed. Great performance by Doku here.
Pentagon Dark did great in this match as well as he showed why he has zero fear and isn’t afraid to hurt a woman. His chops to Doku looked painful as heck. Great performance by Pentagon Dark here.
The ending of the first match came when Pentagon Dark broke Doku’s arm which the referee called for the bell and Pentagon Dark was your winner. Poor Doku getting her arm broken. However, she did great in this match so she has nothing to be ashamed of here. Pentagon Dark looked strong and that’s what he needed. Cero Miedo!
Great first match as Pentagon Dark looked strong heading into his second match in the gauntlet match.
The backstage segment between Jeremiah Crane and Catrina was good. Jeremiah Crane was working out backstage until Catrina showed up. They talk about Ivelisse and Jeremiah Crane brought Catrina here and told her that he loves her because he haves the stone that belongs to Catrina. However, Catrina doesn’t love Jeremiah Crane as she loves someone else. This made Jeremiah Crane mad and once he turned his back away from Catrina, she was gone.
It seems like there’s history between Catrina and Jeremiah Crane from the past and it seems very interesting as well. Does that mean Jeremiah Crane will turn on Ivelisse once she returns or will he remain on Ivelisse’s side? Either way, I’m very intrigued on how this feud will play out and I can’t wait to see what happens next. Good backstage segment here.
Pentagon Dark Vs. Yurei was a great match. Yurei made her Lucha Underground in-ring debut! Mark out moment! Yurei is known as Mayu Iwatani in Stardom and just like Doku, she had a great match with Pentagon Dark where both competitors looked great in this match.
Yurei did great in this match as she got good some offense against Pentagon Dark in this match. Her diving hurricanrana, diving double foot stomp, and Tornado DDT she did in this match were very impressive. Great performance by Yurei here.
Pentagon Dark did great in this match as well just like his match with Doku as he showed zero fear for hurting a woman. His chops to Yurei looked painful as heck just like he did with Doku in this first match. Another great performance by Pentagon Dark here.
The ending of the second match came when Pentagon Dark broke Yurei’s arm which the referee called for the bell and Pentagon Dark was your winner. Just like with Doku, poor Yurei as she also got her arm broken in this match. However, she did great in this match so she has nothing to be ashamed of here. Pentagon Dark continued to look strong in this gauntlet match because he has zero fear. Cero Miedo!
Great second match as Pentagon continued to look strong as he gets ready for his third match in the gauntlet match.
Pentagon Dark Vs. Hitokiri was an excellent match. Mark out moment! Hitokiri has made her Lucha Underground in-ring debut! Mark out moment! Hitokiri is known as Io Shirai in Stardom and she took Pentagon Dark to the limit as this was the best match in the gauntlet match. This match was very competitive and it went back and forth where either competitor could have walked out victorious.
Pentagon Dark did excellent in this match as he got to continued to show why he has no zero fear despite having three matches in a row in one night. His attacks to Hitokiri were vicious especially with those chair shots. He was very violent with the women and he loved every single minute of it because this man has zero fear. Excellent performance by Pentagon Dark here as this match was his best performance throughout the whole gauntlet match.
Hitokiri was excellent in this match as she got to show that she can hang with the men very evenly and she did it here with Pentagon Dark. Her aerial offense in this match was incredible and she even did a diving crossbody on top of Dario Cueto’s office to the floor on Pentagon Dark! Mark out moment! Again, despite seeing this spot so many times, I can’t deny how awesome it is to see a dive like that and it gives me goosebumps every single time. Incredible. Excellent performance by Hitokiri here.
The ending of the match came when Hitokiri hit a sunset-flip powerbomb on Pentagon Dark for the pin and win. Wow, what an excellent performance by Hitokiri here as she brought it to Pentagon Dark in this match. Even though Pentagon Dark lost, he had to go through two other matches to lose the third so it’s nothing to be ashamed of as he still has zero fear. Cero Miedo!
Excellent match and Pentagon Dark has suffered his first loss in the gauntlet as he still has one more match left with Black Lotus.
The video segment between Matanza and Dario Cueto was great. Matanza was training in his cell until Dario Cueto showed up and told Matanza that he will win the Lucha Underground Championship next week, but Matanza said no as he wants Rey Mysterio. Matanza then yells out Rey Mysterio’s name as we see a bloody question mark on the cell’s wall.
Wait, did Matanza killed somebody in his cell or did someone did that bloody question mark on the cell’s wall? Either way, it’s pretty scary and interesting at the same time as we don’t really know who did that bloody question mark. Hopefully, we’ll find answers to this. Till then, Matanza wants to destroy Rey Mysterio which I don’t blame him as Rey Mysterio was the one that costed him his first loss in Lucha Underground as well as losing the Lucha Underground Championship. Rey Mysterio, I suggest you never return to the temple because Matanza is going to get you if you do. Either way, I can’t wait to see how this feud will go next. Looking forward to it. Great video segment here.
Pentagon Dark Vs. Black Lotus was good. Black Lotus made her way to the ring with Doku and Yurei as Hitokiri stood in the ring.
Pentagon Dark did well in this match as he sold a lot of punishment that he had to endure throughout the whole gauntlet match. Pentagon Dark did his job for making the Black Lotus Triad look like a threat. Good performance by Pentagon Dark even though he didn’t get any offense.
Black Lotus did well in this match too as she completely finished Pentagon Dark in this match after what he did to her at Ultima Lucha Dos. Her stomps to Pentagon Dark looked vicious. Good performance by Black Lotus here.
The ending of the match came when Black Lotus broke Pentagon Dark’s arm which the referee called for the bell and Black Lotus was your winner! Mark out moment! Wow, I don’t know why, but it’s cool to see someone else do the arm breaker that Pentagon Dark does and it looked amazing. Nice win for Black Lotus here as she and her triad won.
After the match, Dragon Azteca Jr. made his return to the temple! Mark out moment! He then stared at the Black Lotus Triad as the Black Lotus Triad left Dragon Aztcea Jr. alone as Dragon Azteca Jr. ended up breaking Pentagon Dark’s other arm! Mark out moment!
First of all, great to see Dragon Azteca Jr. back in Lucha Underground and the way he did the arm breaker on Pentagon Dark looked sick. Poor Pentagon Dark, but this is what he gets for breaking Black Lotus’ and Dragon Azteca Jr.’s arm at Ultima Lucha Dos. This is payback for him and he got what he deserved. I guess this means we’ll get a feud between Dragon Azteca Jr. and Pentagon Dark down the road which should be great as these two have history with each other going back to Ultima Lucha Dos. Should be a great feud, looking forward to it.
Good match and excellent post-match as I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in this Dragon Azteca Jr. and Pentagon Dark feud in Lucha Underground.
The video segment between Prince Puma and Vampiro was great. Prince Puma was seen in his coffin as he woke up and Vampiro was there with him as he told Prince Puma to come with him.
Prince Puma is alive! Was it Vampiro that revived Prince Puma? What does Vampiro have in store for Prince Puma? So many questions with a few answers and hopefully we get them soon because this storyline is quite interesting. It will be interesting to see where this feud will go next. Great video segment to end the show.
Overall, 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! 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: 8
That is my review of Lucha Underground on November 30, 2016.
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