Lucha Underground on December 21, 2016 was an excellent 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 Dario Cueto, Cage, The Mack, The Snake Tribe, Super Friends, Sexy Star, and Worldwide Underground earlier in the season of Lucha Underground Season 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 Mack Vs. Jeremiah Crane Vs. Cage Vs. PJ Black in the finals of the Battle of the Bulls Tournament was excellent. Mark out moment! Since this match was a four way elimination match, I’m going to talk about this match into three parts where each part is an elimination and so forth. Let’s get started!
Everyone in this match did excellent here as they were trying to become the #1 Contender for the Lucha Underground Championship as they put their bodies on the line. Everyone in this match had their spot and moment in this match where neither man looked weak in the process. The only problem I have with this match is that they didn’t use any weapons in this match as it was no disqualifications and the only time there was a weapon was when Texano came in and he wasn’t even in the match. Other than that, this match was excellent.
Cage was excellent in this match as he got to show his strength and agility as his counter to PJ Black’s diving clothesline into the scoop powerslam from The Mack’s electric chair position was amazing. His counter from Jeremiah Crane’s guillotine choke to the sitout side slam was incredible. Jeremiah Crane did excellent in this match as he got to showcase his in-ring skills as his bicycle kicks were devastating. His suicide dive from the bottom rope onto PJ Black was well executed. PJ Black did excellent in this match too as his moonsault to everyone on the outside was well executed. The Mack did excellent in this match as he got show his agility as his somersault dive to PJ Black was well executed. Excellent performances by all four men here.
The first elimination came when Texano came to the ring and hit Cage with a bull-rope as Jeremiah Crane hit a bicycle kick on Texano followed by a stunner from the Mack, and PJ Black hit a springboard 450 splash on Cage to pin and eliminate him from the match. This was a good way to protect Cage so I was fine with the way he was eliminated from the match as it will continue the feud between Cage and Texano so it’s all fine and good. Plus, Cage had an excellent performance in this match so he had nothing to be ashamed of.
The Mack Vs. Jeremiah Crane Vs. PJ Black was excellent. They continued the momentum where they left off after Cage was eliminated and it was excellent as everyone in this match got to shine.
The exchange that The Mack and Jeremiah Crane was great to see as I would love to see a match between them in Lucha Underground as their match in PWG was amazing so I would love to see a singles match between them in Lucha Underground. Jeremiah Crane’s double underhook piledriver on PJ Black looked awesome. Another excellent performance for all of these three men here.
The second elimination came when The Mack hit Jeremiah Crane with a stunner to pin and eliminate him from the match. Even though Jeremiah Crane didn’t win this match, he looked excellent in defeat so he had nothing to be ashamed of.
The Mack Vs. PJ Black was good as they continued to where they left off in this match and it was good for the time it had, but I wished it was longer as the final elimination came very quickly.
The ending of the match came when The Mack hit a stunner on PJ Black for the pin and win. Even though PJ Black lost this match, he had an excellent showing in this match so he had nothing to be ashamed of. As for The Mack winning this match, I think he was the right guy to win as he has history with Sexy Star and Johnny Mundo so it’s going to be great whenever happens to the main event later on the show as I think the match between the champion and The Mack will be amazing. We’ll see what happens later on the show.
Excellent four way elimination match and I can’t wait to see who will face The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship.
The video segment between Super Friends and The Snake Tribe was great. Fenix and Aerostar were searching for Drago in the restroom as Drago was kidnapped by The Snake Tribe last week. After searching through the restroom, Kobra Moon appeared in front of them as she told Fenix and Aerostar that Drago is back with their tribe now.
Pindar and Vibora then came in and they started a brawl with Fenix and Aerostar as they brawl in the restroom. Fenix and Aerostar had the upperhand on Pindar and Vibora until Kobra Moon joined in as it was three on two assault. The Snake Tribe eventually took out Fenix and Aerostar as they stand tall over their bodies.
The brawl that they have here was pretty cool as they made The Snake Tribe looked dominant here. It seems like we’ll be getting a match between Super Friends and The Snake Tribe for the Lucha Underground Trios Championships which should be great when it happens. Looking forward to it. Great video segment here.
The backstage segment with Sexy Star and The Mack was good. Sexy Star saw The Mack backstage as she congratulated The Mack for his win earlier in the show. The Mack then told Sexy Star to win as he’ll be taking the belt from her once he gets his match.
I like how they’re teasing a match between Sexy Star and The Mack if Sexy Star wins the Lucha Underground Championship. Will Sexy Star win the Lucha Underground Championship? I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Good backstage segment here.
The backstage segment with Dario Cueto, Jeremiah Crane, and Catrina was good. Dario Cueto was talking to Jeremiah Crane in his office as Jeremiah Crane told Dario Cueto that he wants a match. Jeremiah Crane then went up on the panels to find something that he hid as a kid which seemed to be a stone of some kind. He then left Dario Cueto’s office with the stone as Dario Cueto was shocked at what happened.
Jeremiah Crane then met up with Catrina as he was walking backstage as he showed Catrina what he found as it was something that they played when they were kids. Jeremiah Crane then told Catrina that he gets his match with Mil Muertes next week. He then told Catrina that he’ll have her all to himself as he walked through her ghost with Catrina smiling.
The expression that Dario Cueto made when Jeremiah Crane got the stone from the panel was priceless. That is why Dario Cueto is awesome. Also, I don’t know if Jeremiah Crane made a great decision on challenging Mil Muertes next week, but if he wins, he gets Catrina so it may be worth it. However, I wonder what Ivelisse thinks of him if that’s the case. Either way, it should be a great match next week and I’m looking forward to it. Good backstage segment here.
Johnny Mundo Vs. Sexy Star for the Lucha Underground Championship in a steel cage match was excellent. Mark out moment! After weeks of Johnny Mundo getting the upper hand on Sexy Star, Sexy Star finally gets her revenge on Johnny Mundo one on one with no interference as Worldwide Underground were banned from ringside and it’s in a steel cage. Both competitors went out there and delivered an excellent steel cage match where either person could have won.
Sexy Star did excellent in this match as she tried to fight off Johnny Mundo at every point possible. Her diving crossbody from on top of the cage was amazing! Mark out moment! Much props for Sexy Star doing a spot like that. Johnny Mundo did excellent in this match too as he tried everything in his power to remain as Lucha Underground Champion. The way he used the cage on Sexy Star was well used as not a lot of wrestlers used the cage in steel cage matches these days so props to Johnny Mundo for ultizing the cage very well. Excellent performances by both individuals here.
The ending of the match came when Johnny Mundo pulled Sexy Star’s mask off of her face which led to Johnny Mundo going over the side of the cage. The moment Sexy Star put her mask back on, Johnny Mundo dropped down and escaped the cage for the win. The way that Johnny Mundo won the match was very sneaky, but it was very effective as he took advantage of what’s very precious to Sexy Star and use it to his advantage. A good win for Johnny Mundo here as he will face The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship in the future.
After the match, Johnny Mundo was about to leave until The Mack came in and hit him with the stunner as he stood tall over Johnny Mundo with the Lucha Underground Championship.
I like how they’re building up Johnny Mundo and The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship which should be a great match down the road. Looking forward to that match, should be great.
Excellent match and I’m looking forward to Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship down the road.
The video segment between Drago and Kobra Moon was good. Drago was chained up at Kobra Moon’s temple as he was trying to escape, but couldn’t. Kobra Moon then told Drago to kneel before her where Drago refused. Kobra Moon then told Drago that they have dealt with Fenix and Aerostar and he will soon be with them as Drago blew fire in anger while Kobra Moon left.
It seems like Drago is pissed off at The Snake Tribe that he even breathe fire so don’t mess with Drago. It will be interesting to see where this storyline will go and whether or not Drago will join The Snake Tribe or not. Good video segment here to end the show.
Overall, excellent 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 Jeremiah Crane Vs. Mil Muertes which should be great. Looking forward to 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: 3
That is my review of Lucha Underground on December 21, 2016.
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