By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Marty "The Moth" Martinez def. The Mack
I'm likely in the minority on this one, but I'm a fan of Marty's and I have been since his Tough Enough days five years ago. He's super devoted to the creepy character, and although he isn't as great of a wrestler as some of the other competitors in Lucha Underground, he's good enough to the point where he can have pretty decent matches with whoever he's in the ring with, including The Mack. In his own right, The Mack is rather exceptional himself and always manages to impress me with the way he flies. Of course, this was more of an angle than it was a match and it's cool Marty's sister has finally been introduced to the audience. For those unaware, Cheerleader Melissa is playing the role. I'm not too familiar with her work, but I'm excited to see what she brings to the table.
Cage def. Taya in a No Disqualification Match
I've said before how I'm typically not a fan of the intergender matches, but the only exception to that previously was Ivelisse because of how she didn't seem too out of place and could sell the hell out of the moves she endured. Taya is very similar in that respect and I immediately became a fan of hers after this matchup. The beating she took at the hands of Cage wasn't for everyone, but it was damn entertaining, that's for sure. Additionally, the Cage-Johnny Mundo feud has been fun to watch unfold so far as the dynamic they have is awesome.
Lucha Underground Champion Mil Muertes def. Prince Puma and Pentagon Jr. in a Triple Threat Match
Holy hell! We've seen some superb matches in Season 2 up to this point, but this undoubtedly earns the award for my favorite match of 2016, of any promotion! It was just non-stop action from start to finish and those are the best kind of Triple Threat matches. Granted, there were various points where one guy would totally no-sell another's move, but putting that aside, this was tremendous. The temple ate everything up, too, and it made for an electric environment to say the least. Although the finish had been foreshadowed early on with Fenix teasing cashing in his Gift of the Gods Championship, that was the last thing on my mind during this bout because Pentagon and Puma had me buying into all of their nearfalls. Speaking of Fenix, I am extremely excited for his match with Muertes next week for the title. Their rivalry last season was phenomenal and I'm happy to see them rekindling their rivalry over Lucha Underground's top prize.
The three match format really worked for this show because all of them ranged from good to great and served a purpose. The Moth vs. The Mack wasn't anything extraordinary, but we witnessed the debut of Marty's mysterious sister at long last. Cage vs. Taya was better than I thought it would be, and as noted, I can't say enough positive things about the main event. Definitely seek out this episode, and stay tuned for the next two weeks with Muertes vs. Fenix for the Lucha Underground Championship and Aztec Warfare!
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