Texano def. The Mack in a Cueto Cup Second Round Match
I've said time and time again that Texano largely does nothing for me, but at least he can typically be counted on for a quality performance, especially when he's up against someone better than he is. Thankfully, The Mack was able to get a good match out of him. I figured Famous B would interfere and aid Texano to victory, but it was what needed to happen to seemingly solidify that partnership and get Texano another step closer to turning heel (assuming he hasn't already).
Pentagon Dark def. Trios Champion Drago in a Cueto Cup Second Round Match
Perhaps I'm biased because Pentagon is my favorite performer in Lucha Underground, but I thoroughly enjoyed this outing between him and Drago. It was far from the best match of the Cueto Cup up to this point, but it was still very well-wrestled and the crowd was engaged in the exciting action. I liked the post-match angle with Argenis saving Drago from getting his arm broken by Pentagon in an attempt to bring him back into the light, only for Drago to attack Argenis and lead to Argenis getting his arm broken instead. It's ridiculous how over Pentagon is right now and I really hope he emerges from this tournament the victor.
Rey Mysterio def. PJ Black
Mysterio may not be able to move around as fast as he used to, but he's capable of contesting great matches nevertheless and this was no exception. Plus, there's no denying he's still a major star and the crowd was solidly behind him throughout this bout. Take away nothing from Black, either, who has delivered in most matches he's been a part of in Lucha Underground and he came across like an equal to Mysterio here. I wasn't huge on all the interference from The Worldwide Underground, but it's pretty much par for the course when it comes to any member of the group wrestling. Meanwhile, Mysterio's post-match promo was exactly what it needed to be in hyping his upcoming title match with Johnny Mundo in four weeks.
And just like that, the second round of the Cueto Cup is in the books, and now we move on to the quarterfinals, which will start next week. As noted, the grand finale (featuring the Mundo vs. Mystertio title match) will take place in four weeks on August 23. As for this episode, all three matches were entertaining and the backstage segments with Pentagon and Catrina as well as Son of Havoc and Son of Madness progressed storylines, so it gets a thumbs up from me.
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