Lucha Underground on August 2, 2017 was a great show that helps build up storylines and feuds in the future as well as building up new characters. Let’s break it down:
We start off the show with a recap of what happened between Dario Cueto, Johnny Mundo, Matanza, PJ Black, Rey Mysterio, and Dragon Azteca Jr. 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.
The video segment between Matanza and Dario Cueto was good. Matanza was in his prison cell as Dario Cueto came in and offered Matanza a large platter of raw meat. Dario Cueto told Matanza that he has the power of a god, but has the desires of a man. He then told Matanza that he needs to fix that or the other gods will take that power away from Matanza. Dario Cueto then told Matanza that he needs to control his hunger or else it will destroy them both as Matanza refused to eat the raw meat.
Man, Matanza eats raw meat? He really is a monster then if he can eat raw meat. Matanza without his powers would be very interesting, but Dario Cueto will do whatever it takes to prevent that from happening. Interested to see how this storyline will play out. Good video segment here.
Fenix Vs. Pindar in the quarter-finals of the Cueto Cup was a good match. I wish this match was a little longer as it was starting to pick up, but it was enjoyable for what it was.
Pindar hit a nice tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Fenix and his monkey flip on Fenix was well done as it tossed Fenix across the other side of the ring. Fenix hit a beautiful moonsault side slam on Pindar. Good work from both men here.
The ending of the match came when Fenix hit a diving double knee drop on Pindar for the pin and win. A good win for Fenix as he moves on to the semi-finals of the Cueto Cup.
Good match as Fenix moves on to the semi-finals of the Cueto Cup.
The backstage segment between Dario Cueto and Worldwide Underground was good. Dario Cueto was in his office talking to Worldwide Underground as Jack Evans was trying to talk with Dario Cueto, but his broken jaw made it hard for him to speak. Dario Cueto told Worldwide Underground that he has given them plenty of opportunities and they failed them even with cheating. He then told them that they should not get involved with Dragon Azteca Jr. Vs. Johnny Mundo later on the show. He then told Taya, PJ Black, and Ricky Mandel that they have an opportunity next week to win the Aztec Medallions for the Gift of the Gods Championship, but only if they don’t get involve in the main event where they agree as they left.
Nice to see that the Gift of the Gods Championship is going to come back soon as they haven’t mention about the championship since Johnny Mundo cashed that title in. Looking forward to seeing who will get those Aztec medallions in the next couple of weeks. Good backstage segment here.
Prince Puma Vs. Dante Fox in the quarter-finals of the Cueto Cup was an excellent match. Mark out moment! Both of these men went out there and delivered an awesome match where neither man looked weak in the process.
Dante Fox did excellent in this match as he’s on a mission to win the Cueto Cup. His Tornado DDT on Prince Puma onto the floor was beautifully executed.
Prince Puma did excellent in this match as well he’s trying to win the Cueto Cup for his master. His cutter followed by a standing shooting star press on Dante Fox was a nice combination.
There were certain points in the match where I thought it was over as both men were evenly matched as either one could have won. Dante Fox hit a 450 splash on Prince Puma, but Prince Puma got his knees up and pin him, but Dante Fox kicked out before three. I thought it was over there and then it continued when Prince Puma did the Northern Lights suplex followed by a suplex slam on Dante Fox, but Dante Fox managed to kick out of that as well. Nice resilience from Dante Fox there. Excellent work from both men here.
The ending of the match came when Prince Puma hit a 630 senton on Dante Fox for the pin and win. A great win for Prince Puma as he moves on to the semi-finals of the Cueto Cup as he will face Fenix which should be excellent.
After the match, Killshot came in the ring and hit a diving double foot stomp on Dante Fox’s back followed by a half back waistlock/half nelson combo lift into a sitout head drop inverted powerbomb. He then grabbed a mic and told Dante Fox that this feud between him isn’t over.
It seems like the feud between Killshot and Dante Fox will continue after this which should be great as these two have great chemistry with each other. Looking forward to the next match between the two down the road.
Excellent match and good post-match as Prince Puma moves on to the semi-finals of the Cueto Cup and the feud between Killshot and Dante Fox continues.
The video segment between Captain Vasquez and Cortez Castro was good. Captain Vasquez and Cortez Castro were in Captain Vasquez’s office as Captain Vasquez was watching clips of Cortez Castro getting destroyed in the temple. Cortez Castro told Captain Vasquez that dealing with Cage is impossible. Captain Vasquez told Cortez Castro that Cage is a murderer as he killed Councilman Delgado and she wants the gauntlet from him. Cortez Castro that it’s impossible to get the gauntlet from Cage as he left. Captain Vasquez then pulls out the half medallion as she thinks there’s a way to get the gauntlet from Cage.
So Captain Vasquez really wants that gauntlet from Cage. If she does it to her possession, I wonder what she’s going to do with it. I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Good video segment here.
Dragon Azteca Jr. Vs. Johnny Mundo was an excellent match. Mark out moment! This is a nice build up match for Johnny Mundo Vs. Rey Mysterio for the Lucha Underground Championship. Rey Mysterio’s wife and son were in the crowd for this match.
Dragon Azteca Jr. did excellent in this match as he’s trying to get a win for his mentor Rey Mysterio. His sunset flip powerbomb on Johnny Mundo and his wheelbarrow roll from the top rope on Johnny Mundo looked devastating. Excellent work from Dragon Azteca Jr. here.
Johnny Mundo did excellent in this match as well as he’s getting prepared for his match against Rey Mysterio. His counter to Dragon Azteca Jr.’s hurricanrana into a spinebuster on the floor was well done and his standing moonsault side slam on Dragon Azteca Jr. was beautifully executed. Excellent work from Johnny Mundo here.
The ending of the match came when Johnny Mundo hit the split-legged corkscrew moonsault on Dragon Azteca Jr. for the pin and win. A good win for Johnny Mundo as he’s ready to face Rey Mysterio in three weeks for the Lucha Underground Championship.
After the match, Johnny Mundo grabbed a chair and started beating Dragon Azteca Jr. with it and was about to hit the split-legged corkscrew moonsault on Dragon Azteca Jr. with a chair on his neck, but Rye Mysterio came in and took out Johnny Mundo as Johnny Mundo retreated up the stairs. Rey Mysterio then celebrated with his family as Johnny Mundo came back and harassed Rey Mysterio’s family by going after his son. Rey Mysterio then came back to try to make the save, but Worldwide Underground showed up and beat down Rey Mysterio as Johnny Mundo laid out Rey Mysterio’s son with the Lucha Underground Championship as Worldwide Underground retreated as Rey Mysterio checked the condition of his son.
Dang, Johnny Mundo got really personal there by taking out Rey Mysterio’s son like that. This feud between Johnny Mundo and Rey Mysterio has gotten personal and when they get in the ring with each other, they’re going to kill each other and it will be awesome. Can’t wait for this match.
Excellent match and great post-match as the match between Johnny Mundo Vs. Rey Mysterio for the Lucha Underground Championship couldn’t come any sooner.
The video segment between Melissa Santos, Fenix, and Marty Martinez was good. Fenix and Melissa Santos were in the parking lot as they were heading to Melissa Santos’ car as Fenix was willing to give Melissa Santos a piggyback ride to her car. Marty Martinez was then seen in the background as he planned to take off Fenix’s mask as he was laughing.
Marty Martinez is an evil man trying to take away something precious to Fenix and that is his mask. This feud between him and Fenix is far from over and I have a feeling it’s going to be great. Looking forward to seeing these two go at it in the future. Good video segment here to close the show.
Overall, great 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, the Aztec medallions will be up for grabs 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: 2
That is my review of Lucha Underground on August 2, 2017.
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