By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Chavo Guerrero def. Blue Demon Jr.
I can't say I was too excited to see Chavo back in action (he's never done much for me, personally), but seeing Blue Demon was a nice blast from the past. It's amazing how a company/show that has been around for only eight months can bring people back and have it mean something. The match was decent while it lasted, but the feud between these two was never anything compelling because the family feuds have always been boring for me. Still, I look forward to who else Lucha Underground will be bringing back in time for their big Ultimo Lucha event in two months.
The Disciples of Death def. Mascarita Sagrada, Pimpinella Escarleta and Bengela
It's been a while since we last saw Sagrada and Escarleta and they were met with a warm welcome back from the live crowd. They're a fun act and were the perfect opponents for the debuting Disciples of Death. One may argue that it wasn't wise to put them in the ring with a comedy act, but they didn't play along with their antics, so they weren't harmed by it at all. Meanwhile, the Disciples of Death are another good trio and it appears they're building up to a clash between them and the Trio Champions Son of Havoc, Angelico and Ivelisse at some point.
Drago def. Hernandez, King Cuerno and Cage in a No. 1 Contender's Fatal 4-Way for the Lucha Underground Championship
This show was all about Drago's grand return and although it was heavily foreshadowed that he was winning this match, his involvement made the match more intriguing and meaningful. I have no doubts that the other three would have had a good match regardless, but they're all heels, so putting Drago in there as the sole babyface made for a solid story of him overcoming the odds. The risk of his mask being on the thing also made it feel urgent that he had to win. It's also great to see that he's evolved his character a bit through his updated look and new attitude.
Does a week go by that Lucha Underground isn't worth watching? This episode didn't have that one show-stealing match that it usually does, but the many notable returns made up for it. Plus, the main event was entertaining, we were introduced to a new trio in the ring, and Drago's evolution was cool to see. Additionally, I love how the build to Ultimo Lucha (their version of WrestleMania, I assume) in two months is beginning now, and the Iron Man match between Prince Puma and Johnny Mundo next week should be fantastic.