By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Angelico def. Son of Havoc
Is it just me or does Angelico come off like an exact replica of Justin Gabriel? I know where Gabriel isn't going now that he's gone from WWE... Anyway, the match served as a very fun opener to the show. We don't know much about Angelico yet, but Son of Havok is a fun character and Ivelisse is a great mouthpiece for him. He hasn't racked up enough losses for their split to not feel random, but it was well done here with Son of Havok accidentally hitting her off the apron. They could be back as soon as next week, but I guess we'll have to see how it plays out.
Pentagon Jr. def. Famous B
The pre-match video package on Pentagon was good and did a solid job of reestablishing his character. I noted a few weeks ago that viewers didn't have much reason to care about him or his pursuit of Chavo Guerrero because we didn't know a lot about his background, but that's where the vignette was effective. This was a complete squash, and despite his annihilation of Famous B during and after the match, the live crowd took to him as a babyface. I don't know what role he's supposed to be portraying, but hopefully he can hone in on that going forward.
Drago def. AeroStar
Drago has done a lot in recent months to stand out from the rest of the pack by connecting with the crowd and offering something different from everyone else on the roster. AeroStar hasn't been anything but an enhancement talent so far, so while the ending outcome was never in doubt, it was still an enjoyable outing from both guys that the crowd got behind. It didn't have any storyline significance, but it was a nice win for Drago and I look forward to what's next for him going forward.
Johnny Mundo def. Cage by Disqualification
How was it that this felt more like a marquee match than the title match last week? Mundo and Cage worked surprisingly well together, and although they weren't given much time, they made the most of it and pulled together a very solid matchup. Cage has been impressive in both of his performances so far and hopefully he can keep it as he continues to progress. I really liked the way the finish was handled since Cage shouldn't have suffered two defeats by disqualification in back-to-back weeks and Mundo was protected nicely via the injury/match being restarted. Plus, they kicked off Mundo's next feud with King Cuerno that has the potential to be great.
This was another week of most of the matches not being anything of consequence, but they were still very entertaining and the hour once again flew by. The show was built around Mundo and Cage and they delivered a very good main event. And how awesome was that ending with the debut of Alberto El Patron (Alberto Del Rio)? It was an excellent way of building excitement for next week and I'm anxious to see what he brings to the table. Lucha Underground, needless to say, is delivering on all cylinders at the moment and you really need to do yourself the favor of checking it out if you haven't already.
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