D-Generation X Interrupted The Corporation
Days earlier on Raw, Chyna betrayed DX and joined The Corporation. She explained her actions here, only for DX to interrupt her and throw insults her way. It was an entertaining verbal exchange (by Attitude Era standards) on the whole that also successfully furthered two other feuds: Shane McMahon vs. X-Pac and Triple H vs. Kane. It was a solid segment, even if it wasn't my cup of tea.
Big Boss Man def. World Tag Team Champion Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett and Hart beat Boss Man and Shamrock for the tag team titles around this time, so this was Boss Man and Shamrock's chance to bounce back with wins in singles competition against the champs. It made sense from a storyline standpoint, but unfortunately, neither match was worth writing home about. This bout in particular died a death and the crowd couldn't have cared less. If nothing else, it was over relatively quickly.
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.
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