Sexy Star def. Ivelisse
Star cut your typical babyface promo by calling out Chavo Guerrero for his actions the week before and promising to exact revenge eventually. In the meantime, she still had Ivelisse to deal with, and on the pilot of the show, Star lost to Ivelisse's boyfriend, Son of Havoc. This was our first actual women's match in Lucha Underground and it was decent. I thought Ivelisse largely carried Star, so while Star picked up the win, I was glad Ivelisse looked credible in defeat.
Fenix def. Pentagon Jr.
These two made a hell of an impression in their respective debuts on the previous episode and they once again put forth an excellent effort here. They had terrific chemistry together, but then again, they're brothers in real life, so that should have come as no surprise. I'd go so far as to say that this was the best bout on the show up to this point. The in-ring action was off the charts and Fenix winning two weeks in a row sent the message that the promotion had big plans for him.
Drago def. King Cuerno
Dario Cueto told Drago in a backstage segment that after not being involved in the finish to last week's three-way main event, he had to redeem himself on this show, so he was placed in a match with the debuting Cuerno. This wasn't nearly as exciting as Fenix vs. Pentagon, but on the whole, it was pretty good. Cuerno losing in his debut was a questionable call, especially since I would have had Drago wait a little longer before finally picking up a win. There's nothing special about him bouncing back so quickly.
Johnny Mundo def. Big Ryck by Disqualification
This had absolutely no business being the main event. I realize the saga involving Mundo, Prince Puma, Ryck and The Crenshaw Crew has been positioned as the top storyline on the show since the pilot, but as a match, this sucked. Despite its brevity, I couldn't have cared less about it. Most of it was brawling and I was bored. The non-finish could be seen coming from a mile away and the heels standing tall afterward puts them in the driver's seat for now. It was a fine way to close out the episode, but a heel faction running the promotion (with backing from the authority figure) isn't too original.
Stories are starting to fall into place and thus it's making the episodes more compelling to watch from week to week. Some angles are better than others, but most importantly, the wrestling is delivering big time. Go out of your way to check out Fenix vs. Pentagon, which was the real main event of this show. Everything else paled in comparison, but the unique feel of the show is definitely a welcome change.
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