Matanza Cueto def. Mala Suerte
It's almost as if Lucha Underground has been going out of their way to kill at least one character off each episode and that streak continued here with Suerte being sacrificed to the gods at the hands of Matanza. I don't mind it if only because it has allowed the show to trim the fat, and in this case, literally. It's so weird how The Rabbit Tribe came across as badass when they found "The White Rabbit," yet the follow-up with them has been weak because they're losing almost every week.
Jack Evans and Joey Ryan def. XO Lishus and Ivelisse
I believe all four of these competitors have had established issues with each other this season, so it made sense from a storyline standpoint and was enjoyable while it lasted. Lishus looked impressive during his debut against Evans a while back, and while it was questionable for him to lose here, at least Evans bounced back with a win and got his aggressive edge back by continuing to choke out Lishus even after the bell rang.
Gift of the Gods Champion Dragon Azteca Jr. def. Mariposa
Azteca said on last week's show that he was going to be a fighting champion until Ultima Lucha 4, and he stayed true to his word by defending against Mariposa here. It was a perfectly fine and well-wrestled match that didn't overstay its welcome. Granted, I never viewed Mariposa as a threat to the title, but I assume Azteca will get tougher and tougher competition going forward.
The Worldwide Underground def. The Reptile Tribe in an Atomicos Match
Jeremiah Crane returned to join The Reptile Tribe while Aerostar joined forces with Worldwide Underground for one night only. These Atomicos matches are always a blast and this was no exception as it was all action from start to finish and the crowd was into everything they did. With Worldwide Underground winning, they were granted one wish, and Johnny Mundo chose for that to be Drago's freedom from The Reptile Tribe. Although Taya wasn't originally happy that Mundo wasted his wish on Drago, Mundo then proposed to Taya and did so Randy Savage style, which was cool. It looks like we're having ourselves a Lucha Underground wedding soon!
This edition of Lucha Underground summed up everything that I love about the show: a character was killed off, two friends turned foes reunited, and a proposal took place at the end. There was some solid wrestling mixed in there as well, so all in all, it was an entertaining episode. The show isn't must-see TV every single week, but you'll never regret taking time out of your day to watch it when you can.
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