By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Trios Champions Fenix, Drago and Aerostar def. The Rabbit Tribe
Well, The Rabbit Tribe is certainly interesting, to say the least. Paul London has always been exotic, so I guess this is a good gimmick for him. I don't know who the other two guys under the masks are, but I heard one of them is Mr. Cisco. At any rate, this was a fun little match where both trios came out of it looking good. Fenix, Drago and Aerostar are exceptional together and The Rabbit Tribe showed signs of potential, despite being a filler opponent for the champs. I'm not sure where they go now that they've challenged for the titles and lost, but I suppose we'll see. As for Kobra Moon, I couldn't care less about her character, so I'm not too thrilled to see her feuding with Drago at the moment.
Dante Fox def. Killshot
We really hadn't seen too much of Fox prior to this point, nor did this feud have much momentum other than the few interactions these two have had in the last month. That said, this match was a pleasant surprise in that it was absolutely incredible. We already knew how excellent Killshot is in the ring, but this was a breakout performance by Fox and the two had fantastic chemistry together. The commentators laid it on thick that these knew each other so well while at war and that showed throughout the bout with Fox and Killshot countering each other's signature moves. I'm also glad Fox scored the victory because it keeps the program alive. I'm anxiously anticipating the next time these two clash after this awesome outing.
Johnny Mundo def. Sexy Star to Win the Lucha Underground Championship
I wasn't a huge fan of their first match against each other, but I thought this was a significant improvement because of the story they told with Mundo beating down Star for a majority of the match. The crowd came alive for Star's hope spots, and I was glad they kept the interference to a minimum this time around. I knew almost immediately that Taya was the fan dressed as Sexy Star, so the commentators looked dumb for not figuring that out sooner. I didn't think they'd take the title off Sexy Star in a week, but they did, so now I feel bad for crapping on their booking in Aztec Warfare because this makes total sense (unless Star wins the belt back in the near future, which would be stupid). From here, Star can move into a program with Taya once she's cleared to compete and I'm interested who Mundo will feud with over the title.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, this was an enjoyable and easy-to-digest edition of Lucha Underground. We saw the debut of The Rabbit Tribe, a Trios Championship defense (which are always a treat), a hell of a match between Fox and Killshot, and a new Lucha Underground Champion crowned in the main event. All in all, this show gets two thumbs up from yours truly, and it's cool to see that they're finally picking up the pace after a slow start to the season.
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