By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Johnny Mundo def. Killshot
I honestly forgot about Killshot in Lucha Underground, but I didn't forget about his incredible in-ring ability. He simply wasn't featured as prominently as he should have been last season, but here's hoping he finds more success in Season 2. He didn't kick off the new season on the right foot with a loss, but it came after a good match with Mundo where the crowd was solidly behind him throughout and bought into all of his nearfalls. Despite having a moveset fitting of a face, Mundo is a far better heel, and I'm looking forward to his feud with Cage. I don't remember Cage officially turning last season, but perhaps it was only inevitable given his immense popularity with the "believers" in the Temple.
The Mack def. PJ Black
It's so great to see Black in Lucha Underground because his style fits perfectly within the promotion. He was wasted big time in WWE and Lucha Underground provides him with the platform to break out as a singles star. Although he had a fun showing, Mack's performance impressed me the most. For a guy of his size and stature, it never ceases to amaze me how he can execute some of the high-flying maneuvers he does. I was slightly surprised to see Black lose in his debut match, but at least Mack didn't come away from this contest looking like an afterthought as I expected him to.
Prince Puma and Pentagon Jr. def. Trios Champions The Disciples of Death in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match
Establishing the tension earlier in the evening between Puma and Pentagon but at the same time showing they shared an enemy in Mil Muertes was smart. Of course, a majority of the match was focused on them trying to work as a cohesive unit, not on The Disciples of Death. Normally, I wouldn't mind because I don't care much for them anyway, but they're the Trios Champions, so they shouldn't be getting beat so easily. I would be open to them losing the straps in the near future if they're going to continue being booked this weak.
This was a small step down from last week's hot season premiere, but I can never not recommend an edition of Lucha Underground; they all have something worth watching about them. For this episode, there were plenty of fresh faces and vignettes for upcoming debuts that I'm excited for, and the in-ring action was entertaining per usual. If you aren't already tuning into Lucha Underground on the regular, start doing so now by watching last week's show and then this one.
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