By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Mascarita Sagrada def. Famous B in a Believer's Backlash Match
This match reminded me of the Trick or Street Fight between Enzo Amore and Luke Gallows from the recent Halloween episode of Raw, and while I enjoyed that for what it was, most people hated it. This was a fun match, too, but I think the biggest difference between the two bouts is that these type of matches just work for Lucha Underground's universe. The rules of this Believer's Backlash match weren't as vicious as the first one with Hernandez (who hasn't been seen since) from the first season and this was more lighthearted, but the crowd was entertained by it and the contest was a fitting conclusion to one of the longest running storylines Lucha Underground has had this year.
Marty "The Moth" Martinez, Mariposa, Ivelisse, Jeremiah Crane and The Mack def. Killshot, Dante Fox, Argenis, Cage and Texano to Qualify for Aztec Warfare
The "strange bedfellows" aspect of this match has been done to death in the past, but at least the commentators acknowledged how it has been a staple of Dario Cueto's forever. Furthermore, it worked for this match in particular because the winning team qualified for Aztec Warfare next week and everyone was at odds with each other. The match wasn't given nearly enough time, but it was a blast for the four minutes it was allotted. Sadly, I'm almost certain Ivelisse's ankle injury is legitimate, and I guess we'll find out based on whether she's in Aztec Warfare.
Mil Muertes def. Prince Puma in a Grave Consequences Match
I don't believe Muertes' series of Grave Consequences matches with Fenix will ever be topped, but this was a huge improvement over Muertes' match with Matanza Cueto from last season. Muertes and Puma have always had tremendous chemistry together and this was no exception as they delivered an exceptional match filled with sweet spots, stellar storytelling and amazing action. Needless to say, the crowd was engaged in everything they did. Muertes needed this win much more than Puma considering he has lost several big matches as of late and it makes him a top contender in Aztec Warfare. As for Puma, I'm curious as to whether he's officially done with the promotion after this because it sure seemed that way, but I suppose time will tell.
Although I have been extremely excited for the return of Aztec Warfare for a few weeks now, fans might have underestimated this episode coming in, and it ended up being absolutely awesome. Sagrada vs. Famous B was exactly what it needed to be and was a nice way of opening the night, the multi-person match could have used more time but built toward next week and was a well-wrestled treat, and the main event is well worth going out of your way to see. Definitely seek out this edition of Lucha Underground ahead of next week's stacked show.