By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Jeremiah Crane def. Dante Fox, Killshot and Mariposa in a Fatal 4-Way First Round Match in the Battle of the Bulls Tournament
This was the first of the Fatal 4-Way matches to utilize the extreme stipulation of the match and easily the best of the three up to this point. Then again, that shouldn't come as too much of surprise considering who was involved. While I'm not the biggest Mariposa fan, even she managed to hold her own here and had her time to shine. Crane has flown under the radar since arriving in Lucha Underground and is a fairly underrated athlete in my opinion, not to mention any plans for his program with Ivelisse were likely derailed after she suffered that injury, so I was glad he picked up the win here. Additionally, Killshot and Fox were able to further their feud, which has been a blast thus far.
Drago def. Kobra Moon by Disqualification
Although this was a decent match, I could hardly bring myself to care because this feud has done very little for me in recent weeks. Kobra Moon has barely been established as a character and isn't anything too special in the ring, so I am fully relying on Drago to carry this thing. On the bright side, the bout was cut short, and the debut of Koba's "followers" was pretty promising. That tall guy in particular impressed me and I hope we see more of him in the ring as opposed to Moon during this program.
PJ Black def. Jack Evans, Son of Havoc and Angelico in a Fatal 4-Way First Round Match in the Battle of the Bulls Tournament
Angelico had been seriously missed in the ring. This match served as a major reminder as to how incredible he actually is. All four of these guys are exceptional, so I enjoyed this match quite a bit. The in-ring action was exciting and the pace was kept consistent throughout. Some may say the finish was anticlimactic, but I thought Black outsmarting Evan was super clever. It's possible they tease tension, but I interpreted it more as one friend getting the better of the other.
The Battle of the Bulls Tournament has been a ton of fun these past two weeks with four fantastic Fatal 4-Way matches. The show opener was beyond insane and the second 4-Way was a treat, too. Although Drago vs. Moon as a match was mediocre, the debut of Moon's followers was memorable. All in all, another entertaining edition of Lucha Underground where the hour just flew by and several storylines were set up for the next few weeks.
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