By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Fenix def. Mil Muertes
I was worried early on that Fenix was going to be squashed since he was contending for the Lucha Underground Championship in the main event only two weeks ago. That said, his upset victory over Muertes was a pleasant surprise given that it was Muertes' first defeat in singles competition. Muertes didn't lose anything from the loss since he dominated most of the match and I assume this was only the first in a series of matches between the two.
Mr. Cisco, Cortez Castro and Bael def. Argenis, Super Fly and AeroStar
Cisco, Castro and Bael have been positioned as lackeys to Cueto thus far and they haven't done anything to stand out to me. This match completely changed that. This was easily the best match we've seen from them yet as it was a show-stealing performance for the trio. I don't how smart it was to make it as competitive of a match as it was since their opponents were no-namers, but I won't complain about getting a great match. At least now they'll look like legitimate threats to Big Ryck when/if their feud starts.
Vampiro Interviewed Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma and Konnan
This was exactly what I was hoping for from Konnan going into this interview with him doing all the talking for Puma. They're heavily teasing a split and heel turn from Konnan, which is why the ending of the show confused me (more on that below). I could have done with the two old-timers Vampiro and Konnan almost going at it, but it made Konnan unlikable and Puma more sympathetic. These sit-down interviews have been effective and I hope they continue doing them, but they can't do many of them at the risk of overexposure.
Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma def. Cage by Disqualification
I really enjoyed the David vs. Goliath dynamic of this match and was once again very impressed by Cage's performance. I figured he'd be a green monster heel, but that hasn't been the case at all, or at least they're doing a great job of hiding his weaknesses. As good of a match as it was, it lacked the big fight feel that it should have because the commentators didn't play it up in that fashion. I didn't want them to blow through this match too quick, so I was content with the disqualification finish. It wasn't one of those groan-inducing moments like it is in WWE because non-finishes are used sparingly in Lucha Underground. The only thing I didn't get was why I should have any reason to care about Konnan getting bloodied and brutalized by Cage. This would have been the perfect moment to turn him. Maybe that will come at some point, but it won't make as much sense after this attack.
This wasn't the strongest show from Lucha Underground in recent weeks, but even then it was still entertaining for the most part. The opening upset win was fun, the six-man tag team match was excellent, the interview was effective and the main event was solid before what happened to afterward. This was more of a transitional week for the program, but still worth checking out for a few of the matches, and as always, the hour fly by as a result.
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