Lucha Underground on May 4, 2016 was a great show that is building feuds and storylines for the future as well as building up new characters which is good, and ending feuds that have been going on for months. Let’s break it down:
We start off the show with a recap of what happened between Dario Cueto, the participants in the Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion matches, Sexy Star, The Mack, Marty Martinez, and Mariposa earlier in the season of Lucha Underground Season 2. 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 and Catrina was great. Dario Cueto meets with Catrina in his office and they discuss how Matanza and Mil Muertes almost killed each other the first time they fought. Catrina says that Dario Cueto fears Mil Muertes and he should deny Mil Muertes’ rematch for the Lucha Underground Championship. Dario Cueto says that Matanza doesn’t fear anything and says that Catrina’s rock is nothing compared with his key.
Dario Cueto then gives Mil Muertes his rematch for the Lucha Underground Championship, but this time, it will be in Graves Consequences and instead of one coffin, it will be four coffins.
The interaction between Dario Cueto and Catrina is great here as always as these two are the best characters in wrestling today. So next week, Matanza Vs. Mil Muertes in a Graves Consequences match for the Lucha Underground Championship?! Yes! Mark out moment! The first Grave Consequences match last season was excellent so I expect nothing less, but this time, it’s between two monsters and it’s going to be excellent! Can’t wait for next week! Great backstage segment here.
The Mack Vs. Marty Martinez in a Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion match was good. Also, Marty Martinez is really getting on Melissa Santos’ nerves with him creeping her every time she announces him and even during the match, he threw his shirt at her as well with Melissa Santos being disgusted. Melissa Santos, I suggest you to get away from Marty Martinez if you don’t want to be creep out by him.
Now back to the match. I love how in the beginning of the match, The Mack attacks Marty Martinez right away since both of these men despise one another so it makes sense for The Mack to attack him straight away. Very good storytelling here.
Both The Mack and Marty Martinez did well in this match, but in the end, The Mack was victorious and he now has the fourth Gift of the Gods Aztec medallion. It seems like the feud between The Mack and Marty Martinez is over as The Mack finally got the victory over Marty Martinez. The Mack Vs. Marty Martinez feud was good and I’m glad it had a climax. Very interested to see what Marty Martinez does from here as he lost his chance of getting an Aztec medallion.
As of right now, we have Texano, Aero Star, Cage, and The Mack with Aztec medallions. So far, the list of people getting the Aztec medallions is looking great. Can’t wait to see who the final three are going to be, it should be great to see.
Good match and looking forward to see what The Mack and Marty Martinez does next in Lucha Underground.
The backstage segment between King Cuerno and Catrina was great. Catrina meets with King Cuerno backstage and tells him that Siniestro de la Muerte will defeat him to win an Aztec medallion. King Cuerno didn’t seem to be scared about it as he said he will win the Aztec medallion as he’s going on to become Gift of the Gods Champion once again. He also says to Catrina that he won’t make the same mistake like he did last time as he’s going after Mil Muertes and Catrina.
Wow, King Cuerno was all business here in this segment and I like that. It seems like this will set up a future feud between King Cuerno and Mil Muertes in the future which should be great as they had a chance to do that feud in the beginning of the season, but they didn’t. Hopefully they will do it this time if they’re going to do this feud that is. Also, King Cuerno, you really don’t want to mess with Catrina or else you’re going to get hurt. I’m just saying. Great backstage segment here.
The backstage segment between Dario Cueto and Sexy Star was excellent. Mark out moment! Yes, I’m giving this backstage segment a mark out moment. You have a problem with that? Well too bad because this was an excellent segment overall.
Dario Cueto meets with Sexy Star in his office and tells Sexy Star that he respects her and he knows that something happened to her. Dario Cueto sees a change in Sexy Star, a look that he saw when he looked in the mirror; due to what his mother did to him. Dario Cueto tells his story about his mother to Sexy Star about how she was evil and she made captives out of him and Matanza just like what Mariposa did to Sexy Star. Eventually, there’s a day where Dario Cueto can’t say no more and we all know what happened with his mother as a result.
Dario Cueto then gives Sexy Star a chance to win an Aztec medallion with a match against Mariposa in a No Mas match. Dario then says that once the match is over, Sexy Star shouldn’t quit, she needs to keep on hurting Mariposa for what she did to her in which Sexy Star agrees.
Man, this is why I love Dario Cueto. He is an evil man, but he also cares about other people when needed. However, it’s for his own greed as he loves violence. Also, love that Sexy Star is actually listening to Dario Cueto as this was a lit on the fire for her to bring back the old Sexy Star who wasn’t afraid of anything. However, it feels like this time she may go in an extra level with this as we’ll see later on the show. Excellent backstage segment here.
King Cuerno Vs. Siniestro de la Muerte in a Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion match was a solid squash. Yes, you heard me right. This was a squash match where King Cuerno lost to Siniestro de la Muerte in less than two minutes when Catrina hit King Cuerno with the rock from behind as it led to Siniestro de la Muerte getting the pin on King Cuerno with a springboard leg drop bulldog. After the match, Catrina comes into the ring and hits King Cuerno with the rock.
I was very surprised that King Cuerno got squashed here, but this was done to further cement Siniestro de la Muerte as a threat in Lucha Underground so it made sense. Plus, it might lead to a King Cuerno Vs. Mil Muertes in which I’m all for it as that should be a great feud. Looking forward to that.
With Siniestro de la Muerte’s win, he now joins Texano, Aero Star, Cage, and The Mack in the Gift of the Gods Championship match. Looking good so far. Can’t wait to see who else will be in it.
Solid squash match and interested to see where King Cuerno and Siniestro de la Muerte go from here.
The backstage segment between Famous B and Mascarita Sagrada was great. Famous B meets with Mascarita Sagrada backstage in the gym as Mascarita Sagrada was working out and tells him that it’s his time to be famous as Mascarita Sagrada will get a chance to win an Aztec medallion coming up next.
Yes! Mascarita Sagrada has joined Famous B and now he’s going to become famous! Good job Mascarita Sagrada! You’re awesome! Famous B is awesome as well so call 423-GET-FAME so you can be famous! Great backstage segment here.
The backstage segment between Dario Cueto and Chavo Guerrero was good. Chavo Guerrero meets with Dario Cueto backstage in his office and he tells Dario Cueto that he wants a match for an Aztec medallion. Dario Cueto refuses to give Chavo Guerrero a match for the Aztec medallion as he thinks he doesn’t deserve one because he believes that Chavo Guerrero is a loser who fails at every opportunity being given to him and that no one likes him. This made Chavo Guerrero furious as he leaves the office.
Wow Dario Cueto, that was kind of harsh, but he did have a point there with Chavo Guerrero failing to seize the opportunity being given to him. It seems like Chavo Guerrero may enter a new side of his in order to get what he wants which should be interesting to see. Good backstage segment here.
Cage Vs. Mascarita Sagrada for the Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion match was a solid squash. Yep, you read that right. Mascarita Sagrada went up against Cage and he got dominated and destroyed in this match.
Poor Mascarita Sagrada. However, it was great to see Famous B back in the Temple along with Beautiful Brenda which is nice to see. Cage looked like a machine as always and I can’t wait to see what he does next as we actually might get to see what he’s going to do next with the post-match segment.
After the match, Chavo Guerrero took Cage’s Aztec medallion and he escaped with it as Cage chases after him. So it seems like we’ll be getting a Cage Vs. Chavo Guerrero feud for the Aztec medallion which should be good. Just get ready Chavo Guerrero, Cage is not a man you want to mess with. Just saying.
Solid squash match and can’t wait to see how the feud between Cage and Chavo Guerrero will play out and more Famous B please! Also, poor Mascarita Sagrada.
Sexy Star Vs. Mariposa in a No Mas Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion match was excellent. Mark out moment! Basically, a No Mas match is an I Quit match with a different name. Wow, I haven’t seen a women’s match this violent for a few years now so this was great to see. This match told an excellent story with loads of violence and I love every single minute of it!
Mariposa did her job excellent here being the heel as she tries to take down Sexy Star at every point in the match by making her bleed, having Marty Martinez to take her down, and at one point, she even tried to toss Sexy Star off the top of the railings which is insane. Mariposa did fantastic here so big props to her.
However, the star in this match was Sexy Star as she totally shined. I never expect Sexy Star to take this much bumps and punishment to her which is insane. Big props to her for actually bleeding and taking so many bumps in this match as it really added to the match as a whole. At one point, Sexy Star even said f*ck you to Mariposa which was awesome as it shows that Sexy Star doesn’t care how much punishment she’s taken and she will do whatever it takes to beat Mariposa down.
There was some interference in this match with Marty Martinez attacking Sexy Star during the match, but The Mack came in to even the score. Plus, it added more to the match since all of four have a history with each other so it made sense for Marty Martinez and The Mack to be involved in this match. Also, love The Mack’s stunners, they’re awesome.
In the end, Sexy Star gets the win on Mariposa by making her say, “No Mas” to a cross armbar. Personally, I wish there was a better finish to this match like maybe a chair wrapped around Mariposa’s arm where Sexy Star does the cross armbar or something along those lines instead of just a normal cross armbar. That’s the only complaint that I have in this match, but other than that, it was excellent.
With this win, Sexy Star now joins Texano, Aero Star, Cage, The Mack, and Siniestro de la Muerte in the Gift of the Gods Championship match. That list looks great! Now, we just need one more person to fill that spot. Looking forward to see who it is.
Excellent match and I can’t wait to see what Sexy Star, The Mack, Mariposa, and Marty Martinez do next after this great feud among each other for the past few months. As a special bonus, here’s the full match between Sexy Star and Mariposa so please give it a watch. You won’t be disappointed.
Overall, great show that helps build up storylines and feuds in the future as well as building up new characters, and endings feud with good to excellent matches. So many storylines and feuds here and I love it! Next week, we’re going to have Matanza Vs. Mil Muertes in a Grave Consequences match for the Lucha Underground Championship. 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: 3
That is my review of Lucha Underground on May 4, 2016.
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