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Lucha Underground 10/24/18 Review: Gods Become Strong

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Lucha Underground on October 24, 2018, was an excellent show that helps build up Ultima Lucha Cuatro in next week. Let’s break it down:


We start off the show with a recap of what happened on Season 3 and 4 of Lucha Underground with Dante Fox, King Cuerno, Antonio Cueto, Matanza, and Jake Strong. This is good as it shows what happened in Lucha Underground in case people missed it or forgot about it so that’s good. Well produced video package here.

We then get an announcement that next week at Ultima Lucha Cuatro, it will be Son of Havoc Vs. Killshot in a Mask Vs. Mask match. Should be a great match next week and I’m looking forward to it.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong Vs. PJ Black Vs. Aerostar Vs. Hernandez Vs. Big Bad Steve Vs. King Cuerno for the Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Championship in an elimination match was excellent. Mark out moment! I’ll be talking about this match into parts so let’s get to it!

The match with all seven men in the ring was good as they’re all trying to become the Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion. The imploding 450 splash from Dante Fox on to everyone to the outside was beautifully executed. Good work from all seven men here.

The first elimination came when Dante Fox rolled up Hernandez with a backslide for the pin and to eliminate Hernandez from the match. Well, Hernandez had a nice showing against Dante Fox in this match, but that’s it for him.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong Vs. PJ Black Vs. Aerostar Vs. Big Bad Steve Vs. King Cuerno was great as they continue the momentum from the beginning of the match. Aerostar hit a diving hurricanrana on King Cuerno from the balcony to the floor! Mark out moment! That was an awesome spot right there. The powerbomb that Jake Strong gave to Dante Fox on the wall looked devastating. Great work by all six men here.

The second elimination came when Jake Strong locked in the ankle lock on PJ Black as PJ Black submitted as he’s eliminated from the match. PJ Black had a nice showing in the match, but he’s out. Not only that, he will also get an injured ankle due to PJ Black snapping his ankle after his elimination.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong Vs. Aerostar Vs. Big Bad Steve Vs. King Cuerno was excellent. They continued their momentum from the second elimination and it was fun to watch. The pop-up cutter from Big Bad Steve on Aerostar was well executed. Great work from all five men here.

The third elimination came when Drago came in with a forklift as Aerostar use the forklift as he was very high in the air as hit a diving crossbody on top of the forklift on Big Bad Steve and King Cuerno and pin Big Bad Steve to eliminate him from the match! Mark out moment! Man, what a way to eliminate someone. That was awesome.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong Vs. Aerostar Vs. King Cuerno was great as they continue the action from where they left off. The coffin drop from Aerostar on Jake Strong was beautifully executed. Great work from these four men here.

The fourth elimination came when Jake Strong locked in the ankle lock on Aerostar as Aerostar submitted as he’s eliminated from the match. An impressive outing from Aerostar even though he got eliminated and luckily, he didn’t get his ankle snapped thanks to King Cuerno so that’s good.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong Vs. King Cuerno was excellent. This is where things pick up once again as these three men would do whatever it takes to become Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion. The somersault dive from Dante Fox on top of the stage to the floor on King Cuerno and Jake Strong was awesome! Mark out moment! Got to love those dives. The 450 splash from Dante Fox on King Cuerno was beautifully executed. The rolling senton from Dante Fox on King Cuerno was well executed. His springboard cutter on Jake Strong was well executed. Excellent work from all three men here.

The fifth elimination came when Dante Fox hit King Cuerno with Fox Catcher (Straight jacket fisherman’s buster) for the pin and to eliminate King Cuerno from the match. King Cuerno had a great showing in this match and he left with a bang.

Dante Fox Vs. Jake Strong was excellent. They continue where they left off as it’s one-on-one where only one can become Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion. The superkick from Dante Fox on Jake Strong looked devastating. Excellent work by both men here.

The ending of the match came when Jake Strong locked in the ankle lock on Dante Fox as he submitted and Jake Strong is the new Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion! Mark out moment! Jake Strong has been dominant ever since joining Lucha Underground so him being champion makes a lot of sense so congratulations to Jake Strong!

After the match, Jake Strong locked in the ankle lock on Dante Fox and snapped his ankle as he stood tall over Dante Fox.

Dang, Dante Fox just came back and now it looks like he will be out of action again for a while. Dang, it. However, Jake Strong is here to make a statement in Lucha Underground as he did just that. Strong! Strong! Strong! Strong!

Excellent elimination match and congratulations to Jake Strong for being the new Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion!

The video segment between Johnny Mundo, Aerostar, and Drago was great. Johnny Mundo was at the rooftop working out until Aerostar appeared and told Johnny Mundo that he isn’t ready. Johnny Mundo then told Aerostar that he doesn’t need help as Aerostar told him that without his help, he will be another sacrifice to the gods. Johnny Mundo then told Aerostar no thanks as he feels like he could do it by himself.

Aerostar then whistled as Drago appeared with The Gauntlet of the Gods as Aerostar said that this gauntlet will help Johnny Mundo defeat Matanza. Johnny Mundo said that he wouldn’t put it until Drago growled at him which made Johnny Mundo wear the gauntlet. When he put it on, he has received the power of the gods and said that he felt like a god. Drago then asked Aerostar if what they did is a good idea as Aerostar said that only time will tell as Johnny Mundo continued his training.

Well, Johnny Mundo now has a weapon to face against Matanza, but will it be enough to take down Matanza is the question. We’ll have to wait until Ultima Lucha Cuatro to find out. Great video segment to end the show.

Overall, an excellent show that helps build up Ultima Lucha Cuatro next week. So many storylines and feuds here and I love it! Next week, we’re going to have Son of Havoc Vs. Killshot in a Mask Vs. Mask match and the start of Ultima Lucha Cuatro which should be great, looking forward to that. If you haven’t already, please check out Lucha Underground. It’s a great alternative to mainstream wrestling and you won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to next week’s show. Lucha! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!


Mark Out Moments: 5


That is my review of Lucha Underground on October 24, 2018.

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