Hello everyone, this is Vaude Influence.
It’s been a while, but Lucha Underground has returned which means that the reviews for Lucha Underground has returned as well.
Anyway, I could gone on to talk about how I missed Lucha Underground, but that’s not the point, it’s about reviewing Lucha Underground so let’s get to it!
Lucha Underground on May 31, 2017 was an excellent show that was focusing on one match and it was excellent. Let’s break it down:
We start off the show with a recap of what happened between Sexy Star, The Mack, Johnny Mundo, Taya, and Dario Cueto 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 because since they have been on a long break, it’s good to refresh people’s minds heading into this show so I appreciated that. Well done and well produced.
Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack in an All Night Long match for the Lucha Underground Championship was excellent. Mark out moment! An All Night Long match is basically an Iron Man match so whoever has the most falls when the time limit expires, wins. I will break into this match into multiple parts so let’s talk about this match!
The lead up to the first fall of the All Night Long match was good as both men wanted to get the early advantage. The Mack’s fireman’s carry into a double knee gutbuster on Johnny Mundo was well executed. Johnny Mundo’s corkscrew neckbreaker on The Mack was well executed.
The first fall came when Johnny Mundo hit a split-legged corkscrew moonsault on The Mack and pin him in over four minutes. Johnny Mundo got the upper advantage on The Mack very early on so The Mack has to make some kind of comeback if he wants to win the Lucha Underground Championship.
The lead up to the second fall of the All Night Long match was good as they continued the momentum where they left off from the first fall. Johnny Mundo did well by continuing the momentum he had previously from the first fall as he dominated The Mack here.
The second fall came when Johnny Mundo rolled The Mack with a Oklahoma roll for the pin as he grabbed the ropes in the process. Very clever from Johnny Mundo there as he once again outsmarted The Mack here and is in the lead with two falls to none. It’s going to take a miracle for The Mack to make a comeback from this.
The lead up to the third fall of the All Night Long match was good as they continued where they left off in the match as The Mack slowly started to make his comeback. The somersault dive that The Mack did to Johnny Mundo on the outside was cool to see.
The third fall came when Johnny Mundo was about to hit The Mack with springboard crossbody, but The Mack caught him and hit a sitout powerbomb on Johnny Mundo for the pin. That was a nice counter from The Mack there as he got one fall over Johnny Mundo, but he still needs to beat Johnny Mundo two more times if he wants to win the Lucha Underground Championship.
The lead up to the fourth fall was great as both men were turning on their second gear in order to win this match. The standing moonsault side slam on The Mack by Johnny Mundo was beautifully executed. The corkscrew crossbody that Johnny Mundo did from the top rope to the outside on The Mack was cool to see. However, it ended up injuring Johnny Mundo’s leg which led to trainers coming out bringing a stretcher. Hope that Johnny Mundo was okay after that spot because a leg injury like that could be career-threatening.
However, Johnny Mundo using his brains fooled the trainer, referee, and The Mack as when The Mack had his back turned on Johnny Mundo, Johnny Mundo did a kip up as he went to The Mack and hit a low blow on him followed by a DDT on the stretcher to get his third fall over The Mack as the score is now three to one. The tactic may be cheap, but it is effective as he once again, got a two head lead on The Mack. The Mack really needs a miracle now if he wants to win the Lucha Underground Championship.
The lead up to the fifth fall was great as that is where The Mack started to make his big comeback. The spot where he trapped Johnny Mundo in a stretcher and let him slide down from the stairs was fun to watch as it must have been scary for Johnny Mundo to go down from that height.
The fifth fall came when The Mack threw Johnny Mundo back into the ring and hit a stunner on Johnny Mundo for the pin as the score is now two to three. The Mack is slowly making his comeback and this is where he started to get back up in this match.
The lead up to the sixth fall was excellent as this is where business was about to pick up and the match kicks into third gear where both men gave everything they have. After The Mack got his second fall against Johnny Mundo, Johnny Mundo immediately ran away as The Mack chased him through the building. However, it wasn’t Johnny Mundo as Johnny Mundo as he came back under the ring. It turns out that the Johnny Mundo imposter was PJ Black as he led The Mack back to the ring as Johnny Mundo attacked him from behind with a kendo stick.
When Johnny Mundo and PJ Black were beating down The Mack, Son of Havoc came from the stairs with two kendo sticks as he beat down Johnny Mundo and PJ Black. Son of Havoc then went to Dario Cueto’s office as he wanted something to wake up The Mack, Dario Cueto first gave him a water bottle, but Son of Havoc pushed it away and demanded beer as Dario Cueto handed Son of Havoc two beer cans. Son of Havoc then poured the beer on The Mack as he woke up and took out Johnny Mundo with kendo stick shots as Son of Havoc took care of PJ Black.
The Mack and Son of Havoc then set up a table, but then Johnny Mundo and PJ Black took them out with kendo stick shots. Johnny Mundo then grabbed a mic and cut a promo on The Mack by saying that time is running out for him as he played the air guitar with PJ Black while asking the band up on top of the stage to sing a song.
While Johnny Mundo and PJ Black were playing air guitar, a band member revealed herself and it was Sexy Star as she hit a diving crossbody on top of the stage to the floor on Johnny Mundo and PJ Black! Mark out moment! Didn’t see that coming and that was an awesome dive from Sexy Star there as her being involved in this match made sense as she has history with Johnny Mundo. This led to Son of Havoc and Sexy Star taking care of PJ Black as they head to the back.
The sixth fall came when The Mack hit a reverse piledriver on Johnny Mundo from the ring apron and through the tables! Mark out moment! Holy ship, that spot was awesome and I was surprised that Johnny Mundo was okay after that spot because that spot looked nasty. The Mack then rolled him back in the ring for the pin to even the score with three to three. The Mack is just one fall away to become the Lucha Underground Champion.
After the sixth fall, the momentum continued as The Mack tried to become the Lucha Underground Champion by getting one more fall and he did everything he could to try to get that last fall. There was a spot in the match that looked painful as Johnny Mundo tried to hit The Mack with split-legged corkscrew moonsault on a ladder, but he ended up hurting himself instead. Ouch, that must have hurt a lot.
As The Mack was about to take advantage of Johnny Mundo as he climbed up the ladder with Johnny Mundo being on a table, Ricky Mandel came in and prevented The Mack to climb up the ladder! Mark out moment! Great to see Ricky Mandel back as he’s a very talented guy so seeing him having something to do is good and now he’s a Johnny Mundo fanboy which is interesting. This led to Son of Havoc and Sexy Star coming back out to get rid of Ricky Mandel.
The ending of the match came when The Mack went to the top of the ladder and hit a frog splash on Johnny Mundo through the tables! Mark out moment! That was an incredible spot where it must have token a toll on both men so props for them taking that spot because that was very risky there. The Mack then went for the pin, but before the referee could count to three, the bell had already rung and therefore, the match was a draw where Johnny Mundo retained the Lucha Underground Championship.
Man, if The Mack was just one second closer, he would have won the Lucha Underground Championship as he had the match won right there if he had more time. I like how The Mack sold this when he knew he was this close to winning the Lucha Underground Championship, it really sold how much he was disappointed for not winning the title. Poor Mack.
After the match, Dario Cueto came out and told Johnny Mundo and The Mack that they had put on an incredible match, but he doesn’t want any draws in his temple. Therefore, he made an announcement that next week, it will be Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack for the Lucha Underground Championship and whoever gets the first pin or submission wins, even if it takes all night long! Mark out moment! This is why I love Dario Cueto, even though he’s a villain, he knows what the fans want and he did just that.
Once Dario Cueto made the announcement, The Mack hit a stunner on Johnny Mundo as he raised the championship high standing over Johnny Mundo’s body. The match between these two should be awesome and I can’t wait to see it.
Excellent All Night Long match and I’m looking forward to seeing the match between Johnny Mundo Vs. The Mack next week for the Lucha Underground Championship.
Overall, excellent show that was focusing on one match and it was excellent. 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 where there’s must be a winner which should be great, 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: 6
That is my review of Lucha Underground on May 31, 2017.
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