XO Lishus def. Jack Evans
I could have sworn Evans said on social media a few months ago that he left Lucha Underground, making me think he wouldn't be a part of Season 4. Perhaps this loss will lead to him leaving halfway through the season? Anyway, this was a nice little match with good work from both guys. Lishus is a fine addition to the roster and can obviously go in the ring, and with this win, he's already off to a solid start in Lucha Underground.
Cage Attacked Lucha Underground Champion Pentagon Dark
I've always appreciated how despite never knowing what Pentagon is saying in his promos (aside from the subtitles), he comes across as intense and it's easy to buy into him as a badass (in addition to looking the part). He talked about how no man could beat him, so I liked the twist when Cage laid out him and revealed he was the exception because he's not a man, he's a "machine." This was a well-done angle that successfully set up Cage as the next challenger to the championship.
Mil Muertes def. Fenix and Jeremiah Crane in a Three-Way Grave Consequences Match
This interesting take on Grave Consequences featured an elimination stipulation, so once one man was put in a casket, the remaining two competitors had to duke it out to determine a victor. Crane was eliminated halfway through after Ivelisse (his former lover) interfered and beat him with a hammer (no, seriously). That was slightly anticlimactic albeit logical, and I was happy it came down to Fenix and Muertes because they had the best Grave Consequences match in Lucha Underground history a few years back. That was when the matchup really picked up, especially from a storytelling standpoint. They also played off spots from their previous encounters, which was a nice touch, and Muertes reigned supreme to seemingly regain his mojo. It wasn't on the same level as their past instant classics, but it was still terrific.
There wasn't a ton to this show with the main event taking up a majority of it, but everything was straightforward and effective. Lishus debuted with a credible victory over Evans, Cage was established as the new No. 1 contender to the Lucha Underground Championship, and the main event was excellent. They also ended the evening on a cliffhanger with Matanza Cueto destroying the key that has held his "soul" in recent years, becoming a full-fledged a monster god in the process. All in all, it was an enjoyable episode.
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