By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Killshot def. Argenis
I forgot to mention it in my review of last week's show, but I really liked the vignette that aired on Killshot. He has been overlooked in the promotion for far too long and based off what I saw from him last season and so far in Season 2, he has plenty of potential and I'm glad he seemingly has direction now. I don't know who he will be paired with in a program going forward, but this was a great way of reintroducing him to the masses in a nice match versus Argenis. And props to Argensis for selling Killshot's offense well. I'm looking forward to seeing Killshot make more of an impact in the remainder of this season.
Texano def. Daga For an Ancient Aztec Medallion
In all honesty, I know nothing about Daga whatsoever. Dario Cueto and the commentators hyped him up as being a Mexican sensation, but I have never heard of him before now. That said, he made me take immediate notice of him with his breakout performance in this match. He was on the verge of victory at several points, and while I didn't agree with Texano winning (he simply does nothing for me), perhaps it will be a case of Daga looking strong in defeat and that's the type of character he'll portray because of his smaller size. Either way, a somewhat memorable debut for Daga.
Rey Mysterio, Dragon Azteca Jr. and Prince Puma def. Johnny Mundo, Taya and Cage in a Trios Tournament First Round Match
I appreciated how Cueto mentioned earlier in the evening how Son of Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico all hated each other last season yet went on to become a tremendous trio anyway, making that connection to Mundo, Taya and Cage teaming up. My only issue with it was that we saw something similar with The Mack, Marty Martinez and Mariposa. That small nitpick aside, this match was absolutely amazing. Like Cueto said, the bar is set high following last year's terrific tournament, but this match gave me hope that this year's version could very well top it. Mysterio, Azteca Jr. and Puma is a stacked tandem on paper and that dream team lived up to the hype with their strong showing here. Azteca Jr. in particular shined the brightest and I'm glad he wasn't overshadowed by the more notable names. As expected, Mundo and Cage furthered their feud by attacking each other toward the end and that was the next logical chapter in their on-going rivalry.
Personally, I thought last week's edition of Lucha Underground was decent at best, but this show blew that episode out of the water. Killshot is back and had a fun little outing, Daga debuted and showed tons of promise, and not much more can be said about the main event trios tag team match other than it was freakin' phenomenal. The Trios Tournament will continue next week and Mil Muertes will challenge Matanza Cueto for the Lucha Underground Championship, so that show should be equally enjoyable.
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