Mil Muertes def. Drago
Both of these guys are coming off victories from the last episode, so I thought it was strange to have them collide so soon. It was more important for Muertes to maintain momentum, so Drago losing was only academic albeit slightly disappointing. That said, why didn't King Cuerno (who was still bitter over Drago beating him the week prior) factor into the finish? Nevertheless, this was a good match (despite being a bit too short) and Cuerno attacked Drago afterward.
Mascarita Sagrada def. Son of Havoc
Some fans may look at Sagrada and not take him seriously against most of the roster due to his small size (and that's totally understandable), but Havoc was a logical opponent for him since he isn't a giant, either. They had a fun match and both guys had solid showings. Also, I wouldn't argue that Havoc was heavily damaged by losing to Sagrada, if only because he hasn't been positioned as a big deal up to this point in the season, anyway. If nothing else, he continues to impress in every outing he's a part of.
Chavo Guerrero def. Sexy Star by Disqualification
This bout dates all the way to Episode 2 when Chavo turned on Star by blindsiding her with a steel chair shot to the head (which I still think was unnecessary, but whatever). This was less of a match and more of an angle, which was fine and succeeded in furthering their feud without giving away a clean finish. Star was so filled with rage that she didn't care about getting disqualified and instead wanted revenge. Pentagon Jr. attempting to aid Chavo in his assault on Star only for Fenix to make the save set up a tag team match for the following week.
Big Ryck def. Prince Puma in a Boyle Heights Street Fight
I noted in my review of the last episode how lackluster Ryck vs. Johnny Mundo was, so I thought this was a significant improvement. The lack of disqualifications and count-outs worked to Ryck's strengths and Puma played a major role in this being as entertaining as it was. I was just left wondering why Mundo didn't interfere earlier than he did since The Crenshaw Crew was out there helping Ryck almost from the get-go. Mundo then accidentally striking Puma not only cost Puma the match but also teased tension between the two, so I had no problem with the outcome.
Lucha Underground didn't have a huge roster at this stage of Season 1, but they made the most of who they had by creating compelling storylines and, more importantly, delivering above-average in-ring action each week. The overall wrestling on this episode in particular wasn't on the level of past editions, but it was still a solid show that largely focused on the progression of several storylines and build for next week's show.
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