Dezmond X def. Paul London to Win an Ancient Aztec Medallion
I'm fairly familiar with Dezmond from his work in IMPACT this past year, and if you couldn't already tell, he is a tremendous talent. I was happy he had the chance to shine in his first match for Lucha Underground and it helped that he had a quality debut opponent in Paul London, who sold very well for X's offense. This was a highly entertaining opener that made Dezmond look like a star from the get-go.
The Mack Won an Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal to Choose Who Wouldn't Compete in Next Week's Gift of the Gods Championship Match
Before the bout, Antonio Cueto called out everyone who has won an ancient Aztec medallion over the last few weeks and requested that they place their medallions into the Gift of the Gods Championship belt. Then, he announced an impromptu Battle Royal where the winner would able to choose who would be removed from next week's Gift of the Gods title match. The actual Battle Royal was pretty lame, and Mack's reasoning for getting rid of Mil Muertes was that he was "scared of him." Uh, I guess that makes sense.
Vibora def. Johnny Mundo
It isn't often that we Vibora in one-on-one action, so this was a test to see if he could hang with someone the caliber of Mundo. Well,, I'd certainly say he passed with flying colors, as he had a real solid performance here. I could have sworn The Worldwide Underground was babyface now, but based off the reaction they received in this match, I'd argue that isn't the case. Despite all the interference and overbooking, this was a very fun matchup while it lasted and the right guy went over.
Lucha Underground Champion Pentagon Dark def. Cage
Cage is such a blast to watch because he can work well with a variety of opponents, and Pentagon was no exception. They produced a hell of a main event, and although it lacked length, they more than made up for that by putting forth such an excellent effort and taking the fight all around the Temple. They had the crowd with them every step of the way and it was cool to see Cage protected in defeat. It basically a No Disqualification match without actually being one, so the post-match attack from Cage gives me hope that the feud is far from over and we'll be getting more matches between them in the near future.
As always, everything on the show served a purpose, and with three of the night's four matches being above-average, this was one of the better editions of Lucha Underground so far in Season 4. The main event was especially enjoyable and is worth checking out, but also watch Dezmond's debut against London as well as Mundo vs. Vibora (prepare to be impressed by Vibora). As noted, the Battle Royal was weak, but at least it provided a small hook for next week's loaded Gift of the Gods Championship match.
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