Fenix def. Big Ryck, Drago, Pentagon Jr., El Mariachi Loco, Super Fly, King Cueto, Son of Havoc, Mascarita Sagrada and Prince Puma in a 10-Way Match
Dario Cueto announced that the winners of the two multi-person matches on this show would be in line for a "unique opportunity," which wouldn't be revealed until later on. Whoever scored the first fall in this match would be declared the victor, so it was all action from bell to bell and the nearfalls were quick and chaotic. It was only a handful of competitors in the ring at one time, but that was probably for the best to prevent this from becoming a mess. Sure, everything looked/felt choreographed, but it was insanely fun, nonetheless.
Mil Muertes Won a 10-Man Battle Royal
This Battle Royal consisted of the rest of the roster that wasn't involved in the opener including Muertes, Johnny Mundo, the entire Crenshaw Crew, Sexy Star, Pimpinela Escarlata, Chavo Guerrero, Famous B and Ricky Mandel. Star and Chavo have been embroiled in a heated rivalry for weeks, so they were able to further their feud here, and the same can be said for Mundo and The Crenshaw Crew. The order of eliminations was logical and I liked how Mundo put up enough of a fight before finally losing to Muertes, who continues to steamroll through everyone. This was a decent Battle Royal otherwise.
King Cuerno def. Super Fly
Similar to how Cuerno stalked Drago during one of his matches a few episodes back, Drago returned the favor by watching from afar here. This marked Super Fly's debut (who I honestly forgot was even a part of the show until now), and although he had an impressive outing, this was all about Cuerno and allowing him to maintain momentum by picking up a victory. A third match between Drago and Cuerno is obviously looming.
Chavo Guerrero def. Fenix
Fenix has been a human highlight reel since arriving in Lucha Underground and all of his matches have raged from good to great. Chavo hasn't been my favorite performer in the promotion up this point, but he has been built up as one of the top heels on the show and I guess I should have expected him to go over so the heels could get the upper hand in the feud. This was an entertaining encounter despite not receiving much time.
Pimpinela Escarlata def. Son of Havoc
Before the bout, Havoc and Ivelisse cut a promo about how Havoc has been treated like a joke so far this season, first by facing a woman (Sexy Star) and then a midget (Mascarita Sagrada). He then issued an open challenge, which was accepted by an apparent transgender/cross-dresser competitor. Don't let that fool you, though. Escarlata can really go in the ring and this was an extremely exciting opener. Escarlata picked up the victory following interference and a distraction from Sagrada.
Mil Muertes def. Famous B
This was way before Famous B became an agent of sorts. Instead, he wasn't much more than your typical enhancement talent. He stood no chance against Muertes, so of course, Muertes dominated a majority of the match and won with ease. I liked that Lucha Underground consistently featured Muertes on the show at this point and kept him unstoppable, building him up as a real force to be reckoned with. His mystique grows every week.
Mil Muertes def. Drago
Both of these guys are coming off victories from the last episode, so I thought it was strange to have them collide so soon. It was more important for Muertes to maintain momentum, so Drago losing was only academic albeit slightly disappointing. That said, why didn't King Cuerno (who was still bitter over Drago beating him the week prior) factor into the finish? Nevertheless, this was a good match (despite being a bit too short) and Cuerno attacked Drago afterward.
Mascarita Sagrada def. Son of Havoc
Some fans may look at Sagrada and not take him seriously against most of the roster due to his small size (and that's totally understandable), but Havoc was a logical opponent for him since he isn't a giant, either. They had a fun match and both guys had solid showings. Also, I wouldn't argue that Havoc was heavily damaged by losing to Sagrada, if only because he hasn't been positioned as a big deal up to this point in the season, anyway. If nothing else, he continues to impress in every outing he's a part of.
Sexy Star def. Ivelisse
Star cut your typical babyface promo by calling out Chavo Guerrero for his actions the week before and promising to exact revenge eventually. In the meantime, she still had Ivelisse to deal with, and on the pilot of the show, Star lost to Ivelisse's boyfriend, Son of Havoc. This was our first actual women's match in Lucha Underground and it was decent. I thought Ivelisse largely carried Star, so while Star picked up the win, I was glad Ivelisse looked credible in defeat.
Fenix def. Pentagon Jr.
These two made a hell of an impression in their respective debuts on the previous episode and they once again put forth an excellent effort here. They had terrific chemistry together, but then again, they're brothers in real life, so that should have come as no surprise. I'd go so far as to say that this was the best bout on the show up to this point. The in-ring action was off the charts and Fenix winning two weeks in a row sent the message that the promotion had big plans for him.
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