By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Son of Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico def. The Disciples of Death to Win the Trios Championship
Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico have such excellent chemistry together and have been one of my favorite parts about Lucha Underground since last season, so I probably would have cried had they lost here and been banned from the temple. I've never cared much about The Disciples of Death because we haven't been given an incentive to care about them, but to their credit, they held their own very well here while the tremendous trio shined. It made for an exciting opener and I was happy to see Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico regain the gold. Hopefully this means we'll be seeing more of their amazing six-person tag team matches again going forward.
Texano def. Chavo Guerrero in a Bullrope Match
We go from one of my favorite parts about the product to my least favorite in Texano vs. Chavo. I don't mind Texano too much, but anything involving Chavo immediately puts me to sleep, I'm sorry. Thankfully, the Bullrope stipulation actually worked to their advantage and made the match more enjoyable than a standard singles match. Thus, while it wasn't as great as the six-person tag match, it certainly exceeded my expectations if nothing else.
Fenix def. Mil Muertes to Win the Lucha Underground Championship
I know I'm not alone in saying Muertes and Fenix had the Feud of the Year in Season 1, so I was thrilled to see them potentially rekindle their rivalry when it was teased at the end of last season. After their first two incredible matches against each other, this was just as great if not better. Holy hell! With Aztec Warfare next week, I fully expected Muertes to retain, yet I still bought into every awesome nearfall anyway, and in the shocker of the century, he won the title! I would have liked to see Muertes rule as champion a little while longer, but it's difficult to criticize getting a storybook ending to such a sensational story. Or do we have yet to see the conclusion of this storied rivalry?
Coming off last week's phenomenal Triple Threat title match, I didn't think anything would come close to topping it. Well, I was wrong! Muertes vs. Fenix was nothing short of stellar and you'd be doing yourself a huge favor by checking it out. If you aren't watching Lucha Underground on the regular, you'll likely become a full-fledged fan after watching that match. In addition to an entertaining opener and a better-than-expected Bullrope match, this was an exceptional episode on the whole.