By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Super Fly def. Sexy Star
Is it just me or does Super Fly look like a a long-lost overweight Uso brother? It's not necessarily a bad thing and I appreciate the effort he put into shaking up his image to look more badass, but it comes across as too similar to The Usos. Anyway, this was a different match than we're used to seeing in Lucha Underground and I would've appreciated the story they were trying to tell a bit more had the match not been as sloppy as it was. Not once but twice did Star not get all of her aerial maneuvers and it didn't seem like she was selling a storyline injury. The crowd wasn't all that hot for the match, either, so perhaps it happened late in the tapings. I was surprised to see Super Fly go over clean if only because Pentagon Jr. failed to beat her on his own.
Pentagon Jr. Confronted Vampiro
Pentagon Jr. is by far my favorite luchador in the promotion at the moment and there's just something about his entrance theme that I love. He's such an intimidating character that the crowd adores but he still manages to elicit heat by bulling Melissa Santos. His face-to-face confrontation with Vampiro was logical (then again, what isn't logical in Lucha Underground?) after he prevented him from breaking the arm of Sexy Star a few weeks ago and it definitely peaked my interest. If I had to take a guess, they're building to a match between the two at Ultimo Lucha and I don't know if I want to see Vampiro come out of retirement, but they've captured my attention for right now.
Aerostar def. Marty the Moth, Cage and The Mack in a Fatal 4-Way for an Ancient Aztec Medallion
These mutli-man matches never cease to entertain me as there's never a dull moment. All four competitors brought their A-game and delivered an excellent matchup. We still don't know much about the power these ancient Aztec medallions hold, but we know enough to know that they're important and thus people care who wins them. I have faith in Lucha Underground that it will lead to something huge down the line and it was nice to see Aerostar score a rare win.
Mil Muertes def. Drago in a No. 1 Contender's Match for the Lucha Underground Championship
While the match wasn't as fast-paced as the four-way from earlier, it was still exciting in its own way. The hard-hitting styles of both competitors made for a very solid, aggressive match and with a title shot up for grabs, it made each nearfall down the stretch all the more suspenseful. While I was shocked to see Muertes become the new No. 1 contender, I liked the move to give him the title shot because he has yet to contend for the gold and him vs. Prince Puma is a fresh match that should be one heck of a main event for Ultimo Lucha.
Although I liked the ending outcome, the opener was slightly disappointing, but everything that followed was excellent. The four-way was my match of the night and the main event was very good as well. The other segments featuring the Trios Champions, Pentagon Jr. and others helped plant the seeds for various matches for Ultimo Lucha on August 5, which is shaping up to be the biggest blockbuster of the summer that I'm eagerly anticipating.