Lucha Underground on September 13, 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, Dragon Azteca Jr., Pentagon Dark, Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo, Rey Mysterio, and Matanza 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 backstage segment with Worldwide Underground was good. PJ Black and Jack Evans were laughing at Ricky Mandel’s driver’s license as Taya took a look at it and told Ricky Mandel that Johnny Mundo would not like this. Johnny Mundo then appeared and asked what was going on as Ricky Mandel showed Johnny Mundo that he changed his name to Ricky Mundo. Everyone in Worldwide Underground started to laugh at Ricky Mandel as Johnny Mundo told Ricky Mandel that there’s only one Mundo in Worldwide Underground and that’s him. Ricky Mandel then hugged Johnny Mundo as he thinks he’s a part of Worldwide Underground.
Man, Ricky Mandel must be a huge fanboy of Johnny Mundo that he is willing to change his name for him. As expected, Johnny Mundo wasn’t a fan of that, but Ricky Mandel could be an asset to Worldwide Underground. We’ll have to wait and see. Good backstage segment here.
Prince Puma, Sexy Star, Fenix & Cage Vs. Worldwide Underground & Marty Martinez was a great eight mixed tag team match. After Worldwide Underground made their entrance, Ricky Mandel showed that his name is officially Ricky Mundo, but Johnny Mundo told Ricky Mandel that he changed his name without permission and as a result, he won’t be representing Worldwide Underground in this match. Instead, Marty Martinez will be replacing him in this match.
Prince Puma has a nice team there with Sexy Star, Fenix, and Cage. Very interesting to say the least. Poor Ricky Mandel, he was trying to look up to Johnny Mundo, but Johnny Mundo didn’t like what Ricky Mandel was doing so as a result, he didn’t get in this match. Marty Martinez is an interesting choice, but that continues the feud between him and Fenix so that’s cool. Let’s talk about the match itself.
A lot of action happened in this match so it’s hard to keep up with it, but it was a lot of fun to watch as they continued multiple feuds heading into Ultima Lucha Tres. There was involvement between Sexy Star and Taya, Fenix and Marty Martinez, and possibly Jeremiah Crane and Cage as Jeremiah Crane stole the gauntlet from Cage as Cage went after him. The teamwork with Johnny Mundo and PJ Black on Prince Puma was cool to watch. Great work from both teams here.
The ending of the match came when Johnny Mundo hit the split-legged corkscrew moonsault on Prince Puma for the pin and win for his team. Johnny Mundo is getting momentum heading into Ultima Lucha Tres. Will he be able to retain his title and end the career of Prince Puma? We’ll find out at Ultima Lucha Tres.
After the match, Marty Martinez was creeping out Melissa Santos as Melissa Santos tried to fight back with slaps. Fenix then hit a superkick on Marty Martinez as they stood tall over Marty Martinez.
Fenix managed to get some advantage over Marty Martinez, but will he keep his mask at Ultima Lucha Tres? We’ll find out when Ultima Lucha Tres starts. Animal!
Great eight mixed tag team match and I can’t wait for Ultima Lucha Tres to start when all of these matches take place.
The video segment between Catrina, Jeremiah Crane, Cage, Mil Muertes, and Cage was great. Catrina was meditating in Mil Muertes’ lair until Jeremiah Crane came in and has a gift for Catrina which was the gauntlet. Catrina was about to take the gauntlet from Jeremiah Crane, but Jeremiah Crane pulled it away as he wants a kiss from Catrina. Cage then attacked Jeremiah Crane as they began to brawl as Catrina picked up the gauntlet. Cage then grabbed Catrina by the throat and told her that she can’t disappear due to the power of the gauntlet. Catrina then dropped the gauntlet and disappears as Mil Muertes came in and brawled with Cage.
Jeremiah Crane then joined in the brawl as the three men were fighting for the gauntlet. As they were fighting, Dario Cueto sneaked in and grabbed the gauntlet and escaped.
It seems like everyone wants the power of the gauntlet as I have a feeling we’re going to get a three-way match between Jeremiah Crane, Cage, and Mil Muertes at Ultima Lucha Tres for the gauntlet. I’m down with that if that happens so let’s do it. Great video segment here.
We then get an announcement from Matt Striker and Vampiro that next week, it will be Fenix & Melissa Santos Vs. Marty Martinez & Mariposa. So Melissa Santos will be in a match next week. I wish Melissa Santos luck as she’s going against Marty Martinez and Mariposa. I have a feeling she will get demolished by them, but she has a chance if Fenix is by her side, but we’ll see. Should be an interesting mixed tag team match next week.
Dragon Azteca Jr. Vs. Pentagon Dark for the Aztec medallion was an excellent match. Mark out moment! The match was for the Aztec medallion so you expect these two to give everything they have in order to be in the Gift of the Gods Championship match.
Dragon Azteca Jr. did excellent in this match as he wants to be in the Gift of the Gods Championship match. His corkscrew moonsault from the top rope to the floor and his diving hurricanrana from the stage to the floor on Pentagon Dark were cool to see. His tilt-a-whirl DDT on Dragon Azteca Jr. looked devastating. Excellent work from Dragon Azteca Jr. here.
Pentagon Dark did excellent in this match as well as he also wants to be in the Gift of the Gods Championship match. The way he countered Dragon Azteca Jr.’s tilt-a-whirl DDT into a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker was well done. Excellent work from Pentagon Dark here.
The ending of the match came when Pentagon Dark hit Dragon Azteca Jr. with the package piledriver for the pin and win. A great win for Pentagon Dark as he will join The Rabbit Tribe, Son of Havoc, Drago, and Cortez Castro for the Gift of the Gods Championship. Cero Miedo!
After the match, Pentagon Dark was about to leave the ring, but ended up staying in the ring in order to try to break Dragon Azteca Jr.’s arm. As he was about to break his arm, Matanza came in and had a staredown with Pentagon Dark. Dario Cueto told Matanza to back off from Pentagon Dark to destroy Dragon Azteca Jr. Pentagon Dark then left by bumping into Matanza and Dario Cueto before Matanza destroyed Dragon Azteca Jr. by tossing him around the ring. Rey Mysterio then came in to make the save as Matanza stopped the attack as Rey Mysterio checked on Dragon Azteca Jr.
I like how they kind of revisited the feud between Pentagon Dark and Matanza back at Ultima Lucha Dos which was nice to see. However, this made Matanza looked like a monster when he destroyed Dragon Azteca Jr. I question if Rey Mysterio can beat Matanza. I guess we’ll find out next.
Excellent match and great post-match as Pentagon Dark will be in the Gift of the Gods Championship match.
Rey Mysterio Vs. Matanza was an excellent match. Mark out moment! With these two having issues with each other for the past year, it all led to this match and it was amazing as the dynamic between the two was really well done. Not only that, Dario Cueto eventually made it a No Disqualification match the moment Matanza got a chair in the ring which made the match more interesting.
Rey Mysterio did excellent in this match as he tried to avenge Dragon Azteca Jr. and himself for what Matanza did to them for the past year. His diving sunset flip powerbomb and his tilt-a-whirl DDT on Matanza looked devastating. Rey Mysterio managed to hit Matanza with a 619 (Tiger feint kick to the head of an opponent draped over the second rope) on a chair so that was cool. Excellent work from Rey Mysterio here.
Matanza did excellent in this match as well as he tried to destroy Rey Mysterio for trying to break the Cueto legacy. The way he threw the chair on Rey Mysterio when Rey Mysterio was going for the seated senton looked painful. The way he threw Rey Mysterio around with the suplexes and slams made him look like a beast. Excellent work from Matanza here.
The ending of the match came when Matanza hit Rey Mysterio with Wrath of the Gods (Reverse-spin scoop powerslam) for the pin and win. With the assist of Dario Cueto, Matanza was able to take down Rey Mysterio and it made Matanza more of a monster than ever.
After the match, Matanza hit Rey Mysterio with the Wrath of the Gods onto a steel chair. Dario Cueto then ordered Matanza to finish Rey Mysterio off as Matanza wrapped a chair around Rey Mysterio’s neck and rammed Rey Mysterio to the steel post twice. Matanza then carried Rey Mysterio to the back as he followed Dario Cueto.
Man, they made Matanza like a monster here and made him very dangerous as it looked like he tried to murder Rey Mysterio. I wonder what plans Dario Cueto has for Rey Mysterio. Is this end for Rey Mysterio in Lucha Underground? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Excellent match and great post-match as I’m intrigued on what happens to Rey Mysterio and Matanza after this.
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, we’re going to have Fenix & Melissa Santos Vs. Marty Martinez & Mariposa 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 September 13, 2017.
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