By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Cortez Castro and Mr. Cisco def. Trios Champions Son of Havoc and Angelico
Of course, this wasn't the same crazy contest we saw from these two teams a few weeks ago when the titles were on the line, but it didn't need to be. Without Ivelisse and Bael involved, it was standard tag team match that told a solid story of Havoc and Angelico not getting along with Ivelisse annoyingly instructing them from ringside (she's great in that role). Also, it showed that The Crew was shaken after being threatened by Dario Cueto last week and they needed this win more, anyway. I look forward to what they'll be able to accomplish in the six-person tag team title rematch.
Delavar Daivari def. Texano by Disqualification
While it's cool to see Daivari in Lucha Underground, I'm not sure how to feel about his character so far. He came off like a babyface when he flipped out on Texano several weeks ago, but following Texano's well-received promo last week and Daivari's mannerisms on this show, it appears that the roles have been reversed. We'll see how this plays out, but Texano seemed to be just fine in the heel role, aside from the fact he doesn't have many wins under his belt since coming to Lucha Underground.
Cage and King Cuerno def. Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma and Hernandez
You had to know from the moment the match started that Hernandez turning on Puma was only inevitable, but they did a nice job of getting to that point. The match itself was pretty much an afterthought, but they effectively teased tension between Hernandez before Puma before the former ultimately attacked the latter. I don't know what I was expecting, but I don't like Puma getting pinned again. He hasn't exactly been booked strongly since winning the belt, and while I realize he's an underdog, he hasn't been winning most of his matches as of late. On the other hand, it's nice to see Cuerno and Cage, who are both terrific heels, continue to be protected.
Alberto El Patron def. Johnny Mundo to Advance to the No. 1 Contender's Match For the Lucha Underground Championship
I was always disappointed we didn't see more of these two working together in WWE, but we finally got the match they were capable of here. Why they were never utilized properly by their former employer is beyond me, but they contested a great match with plenty of high spots mixed in. They established fun chemistry and the finishing sequences with the exchanging of the signature maneuvers was excellent. Patron was the right guy to go over because he's a fresh face in the title scene, but obviously, it remains to be seen whether he can get past Hernandez first.
It wasn't the most newsworthy show, but it was still an enjoyable hour of Lucha Underground per usual. The Daivari vs. Texano "match" came off awkwardly, but everything else was solid. The main event was especially exceptional and well worth going out of your way to see. Also, the cliffhanger at the end teasing the return of Mil Muertes was very intriguing and I'm interested to see how he's brought back with Catrina in the coming weeks.
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