By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Fenix def. Killshot
We haven't such of Killshot in action since he arrived in Lucha Underground (I believe he's had all of two or three matches so far), so it was cool to see his skills showcased against a credible competitor in Fenix. He's extremely agile and showed a ton of potential in this match for when he officially breaks out on his own (unless he already has?). Likewise, it was a nice win for Fenix who has seemingly cooled off as of late. The match was something different and it kicked off the show nicely.
Argenis vs. Famous B vs. Ricky Mandell vs. Vinny Massaro in a Fatal 4-Way Ended in a No Contest
The only connection these four no-namers had was that they were all attacked and put on the shelf by Pentagon Jr., so it would have been fitting if the winner was granted a rematch against him. Thankfully, it was less than a minute before Texano interfered and took them all out with ease. He's another guy who hasn't stood out much since his rivalry with Alberto El Patron ended and this was an effective way of putting heat back on him. Based off his promo, it appears Daivari will be Lucha Underground bound soon to feud with Texano.
Hernandez def. King Cuerno and Cage in a No. 1 Contender's Triple Threat Match for the Lucha Underground Championship
The added stipulation of the winner getting a title shot definitely made the match more meaningful, though they weren't given much time to make it memorable. They made the most of the time they were allotted and contested a good match with all three competitors having impressive outings, but nothing that left a lasting impression. The interference from newcomer Marty "The Moth" Martinez was interesting and given that it cost the heels the win, expect them to feud with him going forward. As a fan of Marty's from Tough Enough, I'm excited to see how he'll fare in Lucha Underground.
Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma def. Drago to Send Him Packing
Puma is an incredible athlete and all, but his title reign has suffered from lackluster title defenses and interference in his matches. The title encounter was no exception to the latter, but it was still the best bout of his I've seen in some time because of the drama surrounding it. The in-ring action was entertaining and the live crowd was heavily invested the whole way through. Obviously, the seeds were planted for a future heel turn from Hernandez and likely Konnan, and I loved the way Puma looked conflicted about having to win that way. Yet, the commentators emphasized that the championship was most important. Based off the brief confrontation between Drago and Cuerto at the end of the show, I assume this isn't the last we've seen of Drago.
It was a very well-rounded show this week with an excellent main event, a decent Triple Threat match, a very fun opener, and most importantly great storyline progression. Several new feuds are seemingly underway and that makes me excited for what's in store in coming weeks (along with some new blood). As always, it was an enjoyable hour of Lucha Underground this week that offered a little bit of everything, along with plenty of reasons to keep watching going forward.
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