Jake Strong def. Big Bad Steve
Strong betrayed Famous B's new clients following their loss two weeks ago and Steve was out to avenge Famous B here, ultimately to no avail. Strong is being built up as a threat to be reckoned with based off his performance here and I have no problem with that as long as he can maintain the momentum. I couldn't have cared less about the former Jack Swagger within the WWE realm, but this change of scenery could do him a world of good.
Johnny Mundo and Taya def. Daga and Kobra Moon
Mundo and Taya feel more like faces with every week that passes, yet Mundo will go ahead and make me question that by not standing up for Taya sometimes. Nevertheless, they're clearly being positioned as the fan favorites in this feud with Moon's tribe. The match itself was well-wrestled and fun at certain points, but the post-match was even better with Pindar laying everyone out in spectacular fashion.
Matanza Cueto def. Mr. Pectacular
Cueto has officially been unleashed by Antonio Cueto and will fulfill his destiny as a gift from the gods. Thus, it should have come as no surprise that Matanza made short work of Pectacular here. After Matanza was done squashing Pectacular, a bolt of lightning hit the ring and Pectacular vanished. He lasted all of two appearances in Lucha Underground and could already be gone. Hey, I'm not complaining.
King Cuerno def. Chavo Guerrero for an Ancient Aztec Medallion
Yes, Guerrero was banned from The Temple in Season 3, but because this is a different Temple under new leadership, he was welcomed back. I can't say I'm too thrilled he has returned, but at least he can still be counted on for a quality contest at this stage of his career. This was far from the strongest main event in Lucha Underground history, but it was competent enough to hold my attention and keep the crowd engaged. Needless to say, Cuerno winning was the right choice.
On the whole, this was a perfectly fine edition of Lucha Underground with stories being furthered in all of the four matches on the show. That being said, none of the four matchups were particularly must-see in the slightest. Even the main event was decent at best. This was easily the weakest episode of Season 4 so far, so here's hoping they pick the pace back up starting next week.
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