By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Jack Evans def. Argenis for an Ancient Aztec Medallion
The last time we had an "ancient Aztec medallion" up for grabs in a match, so for one of them to be up for grabs here felt random. That said, it did make the match a hell of a lot more meaningful and the outcome important. Evans impressed in his last appearance not too long ago and he flourished once again as a heel here. His high-flying maneuvers are awesome and he and Argenis worked well together. Argenis has been in Lucha Underground longer, but I liked that Evans won the match because he has brighter potential.
Trios Champions Son of Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico def. Delavar Daivari, Big Ryck and Cage
The trio of Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico was more dysfunctional than usual, so it made the match more suspenseful since their titles were in jeopardy. It wasn't as crazy as some of the previous six-person tag team matches but it didn't need to be because the primary focus wasn't on the titles. They contested a solid bout that also managed to further Daivari's feud with Texano who cost his team the win. Cage feels like he doesn't have much direction right now, but hopefully that changes soon.
Pentagon Jr. def. Sexy Star in a Submission Match
You really have to suspend your disbelief when it comes to these kind of matches, but in retrospect, it made sense for Star to go over in their initial because it gave her a shot of winning her. The submission stipulation was fitting of the feud given Pentagon's obsession with breaking people's arms and both Pentagon and Star took a ton of abuse throughout. I liked the twist of Super Fly turning heel and costing Star the match because it was her who had to demask him all those weeks ago and it gives her something to do going forward. I would've rather seen Pentagon win on his own, but at least he emerged victorious and didn't lose unnecessarily again. As for Vampiro, I don't have much of a desire to see him back in the ring, but I'm definitely intrigued by what's going on with him right now.
What I love most about Lucha Underground is that they don't deliver all their big blow-off matches on one match. They will stack a show with marquee matches from time to time, but there isn't a show that goes by that doesn't have a huge main event that doesn't further a story or entertain me in some way. It's a formula that works given they don't have pay-per-views or live specials. All three matches on this show delivered and the other segments with Chavo Guerrero and Black Lodus were interesting to say the least. There's always something at the end of each show that keep you wanting to come back for more, and it's a great technique to attract an audience.
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