By Graham "GSM" Matthews
King Cuerno, Cage and Texano def. Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma, Johnny Mundo and Hernandez in a Trios Championship Tournament Match
This match was set up nicely last week during the main event, and it was refreshing to have such a big match kick off the show for once. It was well wrestled early on, but as the match progressed, they picked up the pace and delivered an exciting matchup. Everyone seemed to had chemistry with one another and it continued the strong streak of stellar six-man tag team matches on this show. If this is what we'll be seeing every week with the Trios Championship, then count me in! I was fine with the heels winning, but Prince Puma taking the pinfall loss for his team was interesting. They have to be building toward Cuerno getting another championship shot, right? Otherwise, that was pointless as it damaged the credibility of the belt and Puma.
Cage def. Son of Havoc and The Mac in a Triple Threat Match
I understood why the match happened to serve as a way to hype next week's Trios Championship match, but it did really need to happen? Don't get me wrong, it was fun at times and I enjoyed it, but the crowd seemingly sat on their hands for most of it, probably due to the fact they knew nothing was on the line so what reason did they have to care? If nothing else, Son of Havoc continues be really over with the audience and he was showcased throughout this bout.
Sexy Star Saved Melissa the Ring Announcer From Pentagon Jr.
I've written before about how Pentagon Jr.'s actions in recent months scream heel yet the crowd cheers him louder than most babyfaces on the roster, so his character development was odd. This might have been their way of establishing him as a heel because unless you're some sick-minded person, there wasn't any reason to cheer for him nearly attacking the announcer. Konnan almost going in to save her before Sexy Star ultimately did was strange, so hopefully that leads to him getting involved with this storyline somehow. Star and Pentagon have history, but given how ruthless Pentagon has been, I can't Star seriously as a threat against him.
Drago def. Aerostar in Match Five of the Best of Five Series
Their last match felt like they were holding back a bit, and that did prove to be the case as they went all out in this match. I'd have to rewatch the other matches they had to determine if this was the best bout they've contested in the series, but to my knowledge, it definitely was. The incorporation of the table at ringside was a nice extra touch and I loved how it was positioned in the main event. They were given an ample amount of time and the quiet crowd came to life in the final few minutes. I feared that the "unique opportunity" the winner of this series was promised would be a letdown, but thankfully, it wasn't. Drago getting a title match yet if he loses he's gone, is a great stipulation that has certainly peaked my interest.
The opening and closing matches were both excellent and well worth going out of your way to see. Per usual, the show was entertaining on the whole, and even though the Triple Threat felt unnecessary and the Pentagon Jr. segment was strange, they were well done, so no complaints from me. Along with NXT, Lucha Underground is the easiest hour of wrestling to digest every single week, so if you're not already watching on a weekly basis, you're doing yourself a major disservice.
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