By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Jeremiah Crane def. Mil Muertes
This could have been an excellent David vs. Goliath style matchup with more time, and while it certainly was fun while it lasted, the match itself was hardly memorable because it was cut short by several minutes. Crane scored the upset victory, but will he really benefit from it considering all of the focus was on the returning Prince Puma? I honestly thought Puma's loss in Grave Consequences spelled the end of him in Lucha Underground because he has since legitimately left the promotion (this was taped at the onset of 2016), but I suppose he might be sticking around for the remainder of the season. Either way, I'm not sure what else they could do with the Puma vs. Muertes rivalry considering they've already faced off in Grave Consequences, which typically blows off feuds.
Jack Evans and PJ Black def. Son of Havoc and Angelico
I read a while ago Angelico was injured during the tapings, but I thought that was why he was out for so long before? It's a tough break (no pun intended) for Angelico given how much momentum he's had in recent weeks and had a ready-made feud with The Worldwide Underground, so fingers crossed he isn't out for long. The match before the injury was great as expected with all four guys working very well together.
Texano def. Cage in Match #4 in the Best of 5 Series
I honestly forgot these two were still feuding until it was acknowledged during the commentators a few weeks back. I really haven't cared too much for their series of matches up to this point, and this was another fine outing from them. Nothing special but nothing bad; it was just there. The short time didn't help matters, but at least it made sense afterward when it was announced Match #5 would be taking place right then and there.
Cage def. Texano in an Anything Goes Match #5 in the Best of 5 Series to Earn a "Unique Opportunity"
Where the hell was this during their previous four matches?! I understand Match #4 being a brief bout to set this up, but their last three matches lacked the aggression and intensity we saw here. This was absolutely awesome and it was definitely a nice change of pace to have Cage work from underneath. The crowd rallied behind him throughout and this was the strongest showing I think Texano has ever had in Lucha Underground. The gauntlet Dario Cueto awarded Cage looked pretty cool and its exact powers are still unknown, so we'll see where that leads as well.
The first three matches were all enjoyable while they lasted, though none of them lasted long enough to justify me reccommending this show. That said, the main event exceeded expectations in being as blow-away as it was. It topped off yet another quick hour of wrestling that flew by. I'm not sure what storylines right now in Lucha Underground have long-term potential, but they haven't disappointed me before, so the coming weeks will be interesting to say the least.
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