Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Lucha Underground "Death Comes in Threes" Review

Thing start with the usual recap of recent events. Sexy Star and the Mack's interaction with the "Moth", Jack Evans being the "Dragon Slayer" and the debut of Taya at the side of Johnny Mundo. The final things we see hype the Mil Muertes/Prince Puma/Pentagon Jr. match for tonight.

Sexy Star is in the locker room when the Mack comes up to her, saying he wants her in his corner against Marty Martinez. She seems scared and traumatized, shaking her head no. Mack says this isn't the Sexy Star he knows and quickly motivates her to help him.

Marty "The Moth" Martinez def. The Mack w/ Sexy Star in 3:23
This started the way I wanted it to. The Mack charged to the ring and it gave off the feeling that this he really wanted revenge for Sexy Star. Martinez played the psycho very well, even slamming his own head on the turnbuckle multiple times at one point. Matt Striker filled this match with terrible puns relating to moths. Mack had things in hand and climbed to the top when the lights went out. Sexy became TERRIFIED as the moth's sister, in a strange getup, made her way to the ring. Marty used that opening and got the win after a stomp. I'm excited about Marty's sister arriving because she's played by Cheerleader Melissa, who I really love. The match itself was kind of just there. **

After the match, Marty's sister made Sexy Star get up, only to kick her in the head.

There's a Fenix video package, where he talks about surviving in Lucha Underground, which nobody believed he would do.

Oddly enough, we see Jack Evans taking a piss. Drago comes up to him when he's done and is not happy about Evans calling himself the "dragon slayer". Justin Gabriel and his nun chucks show up and they all get into it. It seems like Gabriel and Evans are on the same side. Both Evans and Drago bring out their own nun chucks as well. Drago has an early advantage but the numbers game is too much and he ends up in trouble. That is, until time traveler Aerostar arrives to help his buddy. Evans and Gabriel leave before any even action can go down.

No Disqualification Match: Cage def. Taya Valkyrie in 6:57
Originally, this was supposed to be Cage against Johnny Mundo but Taya took his place because Mundo already beat him. She even gets the wind blowing Mundo entrance. Taya called herself the perfect woman before things got started. Cage was clearly the stronger competitor and threw Taya around for a bit. She used a low blow to come back and get some stuff in until Cage powerbombed into the guardrail and ring post outside. Then, in a crazy spot, Cage dead lifted Taya from the ring with a suplex through two tables on the outside. Mundo ran in and even hit Cage with a bottle twice but it wasn't enough. He threw Taya into Cage to save himself. Cage planted her with Weapon X to win. I enjoyed that. It was a fun No DQ match with an insane spot and advanced the ongoing story. **3/4

They did another Famous B vignette. It was pretty funny and he used his "magic touch" to turn a homeless girl into a hot shick. I have no clue where this is going but I'm enjoying it.

Ivelisse comes out of Catrina's office and tells Angelico and Son of Havoc that they got a shot at the Trios Titles next week. Ivelisse says that Catrina only agreed with the stipulation that if they lose, they leave the Temple and hit the open road. The team argues a bit before Ivelisse tells them that it's time to step up.

Lucha Underground Championship: Mil Muertes (c) w/ Catrina def. Pentagon Jr. and Prince Puma
The challengers targeted the champion early. Vampiro was 100% behind Pentagon again this week. We got some great spots throughout, including Mil Muertes even getting in on the fun. The fight spilled into the crowd, where Puma walked the rail and jumped off with a rana on Pentagon. The hits just kept coming as Pentagon hit Puma with a backdrop on the apron shortly before he hit a front flip dive outside. Puma followed with his own dive, so Pentagon did another and then Puma capped it with a twisting dive, all to take out Mil. The crowd lost their collective minds. Shortly after, Puma nailed a shooting star press off the railing onto both opponents. He nearly regained the title with a 630 but Muertes broke up the pin. More double team offense from the challengers, who laid into Mil with tons of superkicks. Pentagon tried to break Puma's arm but Mil speared him instead. He speared Puma as well before finishing them off with a double Flatliner. A fantastic main event that might be the most fun you'll have all year. Intense, nonstop action. ****1/4

Catrina gives the lick of death to both men. Fenix, the Gift of the God's Champion, appears atop the steps. He cuts a promo in Spanish and says that next week, he's cashing in his title shot. THE MAN OF 1000 LIVES VS. THE MAN OF 1000 DEATHS! Next week, we get two title matches.

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