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.
Mil Muertes def. Fenix to Earn the No. 20 Spot in Aztec Warfare
Before the bout, Cueto announced that on the premiere episode of Lucha Underground in 2015, an Aztec Warfare match (their version of the Royal Rumble, just with 20 wrestlers instead of 30) would be held to determine the first-ever Lucha Underground Champion. The purpose of this matchup was to see who would enter last and who would enter first. I remember Muertes and Fenix going on to have a stellar series of matches against each other later in the season, so it was no surprise that they worked well together here and made the most of the time they had. Muertes beating Fenix to remain undefeated and clinch the final spot in Aztec Warfare made total storyline sense.
There wasn't a primary focus on any one storyline on this edition of Lucha Underground, but multiple feuds were furthered in both multi-person matches and the in-ring action was excellent. The main event was shorter than it should have been and probably should have been saved for another week, but I don't blame them for wanting to get it out of the way before the big Aztec Warfare match. Plus, this entire episode was a hell of a hook for the next episode, which would air three weeks later, so this show gets two thumbs up from me.
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