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Lucha Underground 1/11/17 Review: Death Among The Monster and Dragon

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Lucha Underground on January 11, 2017 was a good show that is building feuds and storylines for the future as well as building up new characters which is good, but this is the mid-season finale for Lucha Underground and it won’t return until summer 2017. *Starts to cry* Anyway, we’ll worry about that later. Let’s break it down:


We start off the show with a recap of what happened between Matanza, Dragon Azteca Jr., Rey Mysterio, Cortez Castro, Captain Vasquez, Texano, Famous B, Dario Cueto, The Mack, 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 backstage segment between Dario Cueto, Councilman Delgado, and Dragon Azteca Jr. was good. Dario Cueto was talking to Councilman Delgado in his office about Cage and the gauntlet as Dario Cueto told Councilman Delgado that Cage really loves the gauntlet. As they were about to continue, Dragon Azteca Jr. showed up and told Dario Cueto that he wants a match against Matanza as he tried to break him and Rey Mysterio. Dragon Azteca Jr. then told Dario Cueto that he wants a death match with Matanza as Councilman Delgado liked his guts where Dario Cueto made the match.

I don’t know if Dragon Azteca Jr. wants a death match with Matanza with Matanza being out of control as of late, but hey, just like Councilman Delgado, Dragon Azteca Jr. has a lot of guts. I’ll be looking forward to Dragon Azteca Jr. Vs. Matanza in a death match later on the show. Good backstage segment here.

We then go the commentary table as Matt Striker and Vampiro talked about the previous death match in Lucha Underground as Mil Muertes ended King Cuerno’s career and when Matt Striker brought up Vampiro, Vampiro swore revenge on what he did to him last week.

I like how Matt Striker and Vampiro talked about the last death match so that was a nice piece of Lucha Underground history there and it seems like Vampiro hasn’t forgotten what Mil Muertes did to him last week. I wonder if we’re going to get a match between Vampiro and Mil Muertes because of that, but we’ll see.

Texano Vs. Joey Ryan was a great match. Whether you like or dislike Joey Ryan, you can’t deny that the guy can play a character and he can do that extremely well as he showed that in this match even though it might disgust people.

Joey Ryan did great in this match as he was showing his character and his in-ring ability. The way that Joey Ryan played with his lollipop was disgusting, but it worked for his sleazy character. Also, his pumphandle suplex and superkick on Texano were well executed. Texano did great in this match as he also showcase his skills in the ring. His slingshot plancha on Joey Ryan to the outside was cool to see.

The ending of the match came when Famous B and Beautiful Brenda came in wearing cowboy outfits as Beautiful Brenda gave Texano a horseshoe while Famous B distracted the referee and Joey Ryan where Texano used the horseshoe on Joey Ryan and pin for the win. A good win for Texano after losing the Best of Five Series against Cage even though he used cheap tactics to win the match.

After the match, Famous B and Beautiful Brenda were celebrating with Texano, but Texano shoved Famous B down as he looked at Beautiful Brenda before leaving the ring.

It seems like Texano has no interest for Famous B, but he has interest for Beautiful Brenda. I wonder if Texano will join Famous B just for Beautiful Brenda. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Till then, call 423-GET-FAME so you can be famous!

Great match and I’m looking forward to what happens next in this Texano and Famous B storyline.

The promo segment between Worldwide Underground and The Mack was good. Johnny Mundo was in the ring with Jack Evans and PJ Black on the turnbuckles as Johnny Mundo gave a shout out to Taya who is working on his documentary. Johnny Mundo talked about how he is the mayor of Slamtown, the Lucha Underground Champion, and the man who placed Lucha Underground on the map. He then listed his opponents that he defeated where no one believed him that he could do it expect Worldwide Underground as he loves them. Jack Evans and PJ Black then celebrated with Johnny Mundo as Johnny Mundo then told them to leave as he was going to address The Mack.

Johnny Mundo said that The Mack can’t go all night long with him and he feels insulted for having The Mack in the same ring as him as he’s going to humiliate him. This resulted to The Mack arriving as he brawled with Johnny Mundo in the ring where Jack Evans and PJ Black tried to help Johnny Mundo, but The Mack hit both Jack Evans and PJ Black with stunners. Johnny Mundo then grabbed his title and called security to save him. The Mack then gave stunners to the security as he hold the Lucha Underground Championship and told Johnny Mundo that he’s going to win the Lucha Underground Championship and beat up Johnny Mundo all night long.

This is great build up to the All Night Long match between Johnny Mundo and The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship. Looking forward to the match when it happens because it should be excellent.

Good promo segment between Worldwide Underground and The Mack as I’m looking forward to Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship in an All Night Long match down the road.

Cage Vs. Veneno was a good squash match. It was cool to see Cage bringing the gauntlet with him even though he didn’t use it in the match which was disappointing. However, for those of you who don’t know, Veneno is Cortez Castro with a mask and he has made his return to Lucha Underground! Mark out moment! Great to see Cortez Castro or in this case, Veneno back in Lucha Underground as he looks to get closer to Dario Cueto and his schemes.

However, Veneno didn’t get much offense in this match as Cage dominated most of the match and finished Veneno off with the vertical suplex piledriver. A strong win for Cage after his win against Texano in the Best of Five Series because he’s not a man, he’s a machine!

After the match, Sexy Star came into the ring and attacked Veneno by saying that it was you to him as she left the ring being pissed off.

What did Sexy Star mean by saying that it was you, does that mean Veneno was the one who gave Sexy Star the spiders the past few weeks? If so, that would make sense for Sexy Star to attack Veneno, but the question is, why did Veneno send those spiders to Sexy Star? Hopefully, we’ll get those answers in the future.

Good squash match and good post-match segment as I’m interested to see what happens next in this Sexy Star and Veneno storyline.

The backstage segment between Prince Puma and Catrina was good. Prince Puma was training backstage as he was remembering Vampiro’s words of wisdom until Catrina came in as she was trying to seduce him and told him that it’s never the same once you die. Prince Puma then saw blood and pain as Catrina said that she had the same vision, but the blood and pain is from Prince Puma. Catrina then left as Prince Puma was pissed off.

It seems like Catrina is getting in the head of Prince Puma and it seems like Prince Puma is getting affected by it. It will be interesting to see what happens next in this feud. Good backstage segment here.

Dragon Azteca Jr. Vs. Matanza in a death match was excellent. Mark out moment! Both of these men went out there and tried to kill each other after what happened between these two for the past few weeks.

Dragon Azteca Jr. did excellent in this match as he tried to avenge for what Matanza has done to him and Rey Mysterio for the past few weeks. The spots that he did in this match were insane as he did everything he could to take out Matanza. The way he set up the chair in order to use it as a step up to hit the somersault dive on Matanza to the outside was amazing. His moonsault from the rafters onto Matanza was incredible! Mark out moment! That was an awesome spot and I have to give props to Dragon Azteca Jr. for doing that. Excellent performance from Dragon Azteca Jr. here.

Matanza did excellent in this match too as he continued his carnage for the past few weeks. The way that Matanza handled Dragon Azteca Jr. throughout the whole match made him looked like a monster so props Matanza for being a dominant monster in this match. Excellent performance from Matanza here.

The ending of the match came when Matanza hit a chokeslam on Dragon Azteca Jr. through the bleachers where the referee called for the bell and announced Matanza as the winner! Mark out moment! My god, that was an insane spot and Dragon Azteca Jr. was out of cold because of that so props to Dragon Azteca Jr. for taking that spot even though he didn’t have to. A great win for Matanza as it made him look unbeatable and unstoppable.

After the match, Rey Mysterio made his return to the temple and brawled with Matanza! Mark out moment! It’s great to see Rey Mysterio back in the temple as he looks to get revenge on Matanza for what he did to him and Dragon Azteca Jr.

Rey Mysterio and Matanza continued to brawl until Rey Mysterio hit a back body drop on Matanza as Matanza went down through the storage room! Mark out moment! Another insane spot that I didn’t expect to happen as Matanza went down far into that storage room. My god. Props to Matanza for taking that spot because that looked like a big fall.

After Rey Mysterio hit a back body drop on Matanza as Matanza went down through the storage room, Dario Cueto lost his cool as he told everyone in the temple to leave as he tried to check on Matanza’s condition.

It will be interesting to see what happens next in this feud as I expect Rey Mysterio and Matanza to kill each other the next time they meet and when that happens, it’s going to be a massacre.

Excellent death match and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next in this Rey Mysterio and Matanza feud in Lucha Underground.

The video segment between Marty Martinez and Mariposa was good. Marty Martinez was spying on Melissa Santos outside the temple as Mariposa came in and knocked out Marty Martinez as she kidnapped him. The moment Marty Martinez woke up, he was trapped in his house being tied up in ropes as Mariposa beat up on him until Mariposa left. Once Mariposa left, Marty Martinez began to laugh as he said he did good.

It seems like Marty Martinez likes what Mariposa is doing to him after the beat down that Mariposa gave him. It will be interesting to see where this feud will go from here as I’m very intrigued on how this feud will go. Good video segment to end the show.

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! However, this is the end for now until summer 2017 where we get the rest of Season 3 of Lucha Underground. *Sniff* It’s been fun and I can’t wait to see what happens once it comes back. 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. See you guys in the summer. Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!


Mark Out Moments: 6


That is my review of Lucha Underground on January 11, 2017.

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