By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Cage def. Argenis, Angelico and Aerostar in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match
It was nice to see some new faces introduced on the show, but it remains to be seen whether they're regulars or they were simply brought in to do the job for Cage. Although it was a glorified squash match, it was very fun while it lasted and everyone had their shining moment at one point or another. Cage's dominance was showcased throughout with the three eliminations and it made his attack on Prince Puma later on in the show mean more. This high-flying spot-fest kicked the night off on a high note.
Chavo Guerrero Called Out Blue Demon Jr.
Even though I like Chavo better as a heel than I do as a face, I still find it difficult to get invested in whatever he's involved in because he's simply not interesting. Even as a heel, though, he finds ways to incorporate the Guerrero family into his storylines and it makes me cringe because that is what he's done his whole career. Hopefully they can move away from that if this feud carries on past this point even though Blue Demon seemingly gave Chavo comeuppance here.
Drago vs. King Cuerno Ended in a Double Count-out
I really like how well this feud has been handled since the start and it makes their matches must-see every time they clash. It still felt too soon to blow off the feud, so having them go to a double count-out was smart booking as it allows them to fight in no disqualification, no count-out match at some point. The table spot was huge and it was definitely fitting of a feud. It also helps that they don't do that kind of thing often, so it made that moment stick out even more as a result.
Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma def. Fenix
They did a great job of building Fenix up as a legitimate threat to the title going into the match. The recapping of their history at the start of the show plus Dario Cuerto attempting to convince him to join him in humiliating Puma. The match was different than the others on this show in that even though the action was enjoyable, it was more focused on the story being told than the high spots, so I was glad with how they switched it up a bit. I'm curious as to what's next for Fenix since Cage is now the new challenger for Puma. Speaking of which, it was smart to close off the show with that since it gives viewers something to look forward to instead of leaving them with a feeling of what's next by having the champion win clean and end on that.
This was another excellent episode of Lucha Underground, so that shouldn't really come as much of surprise since there hasn't been a single show yet that I've been disappointed with. Obviously, as opposed to last week, this was more than a one match show, featuring the progression of several stories and a solid main event matchup. They also did a nice job of building toward coming weeks with the ending angle and the awesome finish to Cuerno vs. Drago.
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