By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Johnny Mundo def. Aerostar
You wouldn't be able to tell that Mundo turned heel based off his entrance since it was essentially the same, but it was the little things he did in the ring such as the treating as well as the effective storytelling from the commentators that put him over in his new role. Meanwhile, Aerostar can always be counted on for a quality matchup and there's no way he could have gone wrong with Mundo as his opponent. It was a nice opener and a good win for Mundo as he kicks off his run as a heel.
Vampiro Interviewed Sexy Star
I don't thought I'd say it, but Vampiro is an excellent interviewer. His interviewing style is vastly different from that of Michael Cole's or anyone else's in wrestling today because he gets straight to the hard-hitting questions and adds his own flavor to it. Sexy Star basically furthered her feud with Pentagon Jr. and hyped their upcoming match for next week. It also established why she was targeting Pentagon to begin with, giving viewers a reason to care about their upcoming encounter as a result.
Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma def. Hernandez
I wasn't anticipating an in-ring classic given that Hernandez was involved, but I shouldn't have set my expectations so low since Lucha Underground always finds a way to surprise me. In working with Puma, Hernandez's strongest attributes were highlighted here while Puma sold for his offense exceptionally well. There were also a number of awesome spots executed throughout (especially the one using the guardrail on the outside) that only enhanced the contest. I figured this would be the match where Konnan finally turned on Puma and joined Hernandez, but apparently not. Will that happen at some point or has that angle been dropped all together?
Mil Muertes def. Fenix in a Death Match
What is a Death Match exactly? From the way Matt Striker explained it, I didn't understand how it was any different than a standard No Disqualification match, but I guess calling it a "Death Match" was cooler than calling it No Holds Barred or whatever else. Their Grave Consequences match from a few months ago was so phenomenal that it was going to near-impossible for them to top it, but they surely came close. The early goings were exciting and the crowd was invested in the action the entire time. The brutal powerbomb through the roof of some unidentified room was absolutely awesome, and if Muertes didn't have to pin Fenix to win the match, that would have been the best way to close it. I like Muertes is back because he was a character that always intrigued me and I'm interested in seeing how he will ride this momentum going forward.
In reading the results/review of this show, you should know this episode was nothing short of excellent and obviously well worth the watching. The two main event matches were equally awesome, the opener between Mundo and Aerostar was fun and served a purpose, and the sit-down interview with Sexy Star hyped up a big match for next week. Lucha Underground continues to fire on all cylinders, and even its goofy aspects (such as the apparent murder we witnessed at the end of this week's show) make sense within the promotion's own universe.