Lucha Underground on January 4, 2017 was a good 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 The Mack, The Rabbit Tribe, Sexy Star, Mariposa, Dario Cueto, Drago, Catrina, and Kobra Moon 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 video segment between Mil Muertes, Catrina, and Jeremiah Crane was good. Mil Muertes was in his lair being pissed off that Prince Puma is still alive as Catrina told Mil Muertes that he was able to come back alive because of Vampiro. This pissed off Mil Muertes even more as Catrina left.
Catrina was walking backstage until Jeremiah Crane appeared and told Catrina that he defeated the man that she loves in Mil Muertes. Catrina then told Jeremiah Crane that she doesn’t love Mil Muertes as Jeremiah Crane was pissed off as Catrina walked off.
It seems like we’re going to get Prince Puma and Mil Muertes again which is fine by me as those two have great chemistry with each other. Also, I’m interested to see where this storyline between Catrina and Jeremiah Crane go from here as it seems that Jeremiah Crane loves Catrina, but can’t seem to get her. I don’t know where they are going with this, but I am intrigued. Good video segment here.
Sexy Star Vs. Mariposa was a great women’s match. With Sexy Star wanting Mariposa for the past two weeks, she finally gets her match with Mariposa and it was great after these two having history with each other since Season 2 of Lucha Underground.
Mariposa did great in this match as she tried to take out Sexy Star at every point possible. The way she swung Sexy Star to the commentary table multiple times looked painful as heck. Sexy Star did great in this match as she tried to fight back against Mariposa as Mariposa got the advantage of her throughout the match. Just like her No Mas match against Mariposa, she showed heart in this match and didn’t back down. Great performances by both women here.
The ending of the match came when Sexy Star hit Mariposa with the double foot stomp for the pin and win. A great win for Sexy Star as she gets her revenge on Mariposa. Even though Mariposa lost here, she looked great in defeat so she had nothing to be ashamed of.
After the match, Marty Martinez came into the ring to help his sister, Mariposa, but only to chokeslam her as he did his pose over Mariposa.
Marty Martinez, why did you do that to your own sister?! Why?! Regardless, I want to see why Marty Martinez turned on Mariposa and it will be interesting to see how it turns out in the future.
Great women’s match and I’m interested to see what’s going to happen in the Mariposa and Marty Martinez feud.
The backstage segment between Mascarita Sagrada and The Rabbit Tribe was good. Mascarita Sagrada was working out until The Rabbit Tribe came in and they worshipped him as they believe that Mascarita Sagrada is the White Rabbit or their god. Mascarita Sagrada then said no to them and called them crazy as he left with The Rabbit Tribe still worshipping him.
I have to say that was quite funny as The Rabbit Tribe thinks that Mascarita Sagrada is the white rabbit because he’s wearing white and he’s small. That’s hilarious. I wonder if Mascarita Sagrada will join The Rabbit Tribe or will The Rabbit Tribe try to have Mascarita Sagrada join them? I guess we’ll find out in the future. Good backstage segment here.
The Rabbit Tribe Vs. The Snake Tribe in a trios match was good. Originally, it was supposed to be Kobra Moon, Pindar, and Vibora representing The Snake Tribe, but Kobra Moon put Drago in her place instead to team up with Pindar and Vibora. Drago was tied up in a chain with The Snake Tribe as they made their entrance and was let go of the chain once Kobra Moon told Drago to fight for her. The match was fun as both trios got a chance to shine.
Also, Pindar and Vibora have made their in-ring debuts for Lucha Underground! Mark out moment for both! We finally got a chance to see them in the ring and they did pretty well for themselves in this match as the chemistry between these two are impressive.
The Rabbit Tribe did well in this match as they got to showcase their characters in the ring. I love how every member of The Rabbit Tribe went for the double tags every time they try to tag someone in, that’s an interesting characteristic there. Plus, the way they circle around their opponents in the ring was entertaining to watch as well. The Snake Tribe did well in this match too as they showcase their chemistry in the ring. Pindar and Vibora did well here as they got to showcase some tag team moves with each other with that bicycle kick from Vibora into a spinning sitout one-arm powerbomb by Pindar on Saltador was cool to see. Good performances by both trios here.
The ending of the match came when Drago hit a running blockbuster on Mala Suerte for the pin and win for their team. A good win for The Snake Tribe as it seems Drago is somewhat aligned with them now. It will be interesting to see if Drago has decided to join The Snake Tribe or this was just a way for him to trick The Snake Tribe and later ambushed them. We’ll have to wait and see.
After the match, Kobra Moon put the chain back on Drago as Pindar and Vibora hold him still until Super Friends arrived and took out The Snake Tribe. As Fenix and Aerostar were trying to help Drago, Drago freaked out a bit and was a bit confused before they stared down at The Snake Tribe.
It seems like Kobra Moon may have brainwashed Drago in some capacity because Drago also fought his own trio partners and was confused at a certain point. I don’t know how Kobra Moon did it, but she has something in plan for Drago and Super Friends which doesn’t look good for them. It will be interesting to see what The Snake Tribe has in store for Super Friends.
Good trios match and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for Super Friends and The Snake Tribe in this feud.
The backstage segment between Sexy Star and The Mack was good. Sexy Star met The Mack in the locker room as she supported The Mack for his title match against Johnny Mundo. She then told The Mack that she wanted to be in his corner, but The Mack told Sexy Star that he needs to prove that he can win on his own and told Sexy Star to stay backstage where Sexy Star agreed as they did a handshake.
It seems like The Mack means all business on this show as he wants to show the world that he can become a world champion on his own. Let’s see how well The Mack does against Johnny Mundo. Good backstage segment here.
The backstage segment between Dario Cueto and The Mack was good. Dario Cueto met The Mack in the locker room and told The Mack that the match between Johnny Mundo and him will be non-title. Dario Cueto then added that the winner of this match will pick the stipulation for next week’s title match. The Mack then accepted the challenge and told Dario Cueto to believe in The Mack as he left with Dario Cueto smiling.
Dario Cueto once again is playing games with his employees which is awesome to see because he’s El Jefe! I was really surprise that this match between Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack will be non-title, but it should be good regardless. Good backstage segment here.
The Mack Vs. Johnny Mundo in a non-title match was great. Before the match started, Melissa Santos announced the match that it will be non-title where the winner of this match will pick the stipulation for next week’s title match between Johnny Mundo and The Mack.
Again, I like how the people watching at home knows more of what’s happening backstage than the people in the crowd as well as the commentators so I appreciated that a lot. Anyway, let’s talk about the match itself.
The Mack did great in this match as he got to showcase his skills in the ring. His exploder suplex on Johnny Mundo on the floor, his Samoan Drop, and standing moonsault on Johnny Mundo were well executed. Johnny Mundo did great in this match too as he did whatever he could to retain his championship. The way he tried to hide from The Mack in order to attack him from behind and take advantage of him was well played. Great performances by both men here.
The ending of the match came when Worldwide Underground came in to distract The Mack and the referee where Johnny Mundo hit a low blow on The Mack as he rolled him up in a schoolboy for the pin and win. This was a good way to keep The Mack strong even though he lost as Johnny Mundo had to call in Worldwide Underground to help him win the match and it keeps Johnny Mundo as the Lucha Underground Champion so I was fine with the finish.
After the match, Johnny Mundo, Jack Evans, and PJ Black beat down on The Mack until Jack Evans and PJ Black hold down The Mack as Johnny Mundo grabbed a mic and told The Mack that he is not a good wrestler, he’s not athletic, and he challenged him to an All Night Long match next week for the Lucha Underground Championship! Mark out moment! The last All Night Long match that Lucha Underground did was in Season 1 and it was incredible. It should be an awesome match next week and I’m looking forward to it.
Worldwide Underground then continued to beat up The Mack as Johnny Mundo hit a single foot stomp on The Mack and then Worldwide Underground hit a triple single foot stomp on The Mack to knock him out.
More heat on Johnny Mundo to make people cheer for The Mack next week. The All Night Long match between Johnny Mundo and The Mack next week for the Lucha Underground Championship should be great. Looking forward to it.
After the beat down on The Mack by Worldwide Underground, Mil Muertes along with Catrina made their way to the ring as Worldwide Underground began to retreat and the referees pushed The Mack oout of the ring. Instead of Mil Muertes going to the ring, he went to the commentary table instead to attack Vampiro as he took him to the ring.
Prince Puma then came in to tried to save Vampiro from Mil Muertes, but Vampiro told Prince Puma to stop as Mil Muertes hit the reverse STO on Vampiro as he left the ring as Prince Puma checked on Vampiro.
It seems like the feud between Prince Puma and Mil Muertes has once again reignited and I’m looking forward to seeing what they are going to do next in this feud as the matches between them have been excellent as of late. I wonder if Vampiro and Catrina will be involve, but we’ll see.
Great match and great post-match as I’m looking forward to Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship in an All Night Long match and what’s next in this Prince Puma and Mil Muertes feud.
Overall, good 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 Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship in an All Night Long match 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 January 4, 2017.
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