By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Pentagon Dark def. Doku
The Star Wars mark in me couldn't shake how Doku's name sounded a lot like Count Dooku. Rest in power, Christopher Lee. Anyway, I expected this to be a lot shorter than it actually was, but at least Pentagon was on offense for a majority of the match. Doku got in her fair share of offense, but not enough to make Pentagon look weak. I was not at all a fan of Pentagon losing to Sexy Star back in Season 1, and considering how badass he is, he should be decimating someone as small as Doku with ease. That said, I did dig the finish with Doku going for a flying elbow only for Pentagon to catch her in an armbar and proceed to break her arm. Classic Pentagon.
Pentagon Dark def. Yurei
Pentagon took much more abuse here than he did in the previous bout, but that was logical given he was exhausted from already having wrestled one match. The best part was how believable Yurei looked when beating the crap out of Pentagon on the outside. She truly looked possessed in not wanting to disappoint Black Lotus by tapping out, so props to her for her performance. Once again, that finish was a thing of beauty with Pentagon catching her in a package piledriver and then following that up with another broken arm.
Hitokiri def. Pentatgon Dark in a No Disqualification Match
Apparently, a referee can decide if a match is going to be No Disqualification halfway through. Thankfully, Matt Striker attempted to clear that up by acknowleding why they were using weapons because I was confused. Hitokiri handed Pentagon's ass to him early on, and then all hell broke loose once they used chairs on each other before exposing the floor under the mat at ringside. Hitokiri's dive off the top of Dario Cueto's office was incredible, so I'm glad she won this match because Pentagon should not have come back from that.
Black Lotus and Dragon Azteca Jr. Attacked Pentagon Dark
Black Lotus not wrestling was the highlight of the show for me since, if you can recall from Ultima Lucha 2, she isn't the greatest wrestler in the world. Her breaking the arm of Pentagon didn't look good whatsoever, but hey, at least she got her vengeance. I was wondering where Azteca went, and now I have my answer. I don't know if him breaking the other arm of Pentagon constituted as a heel turn simply because he was getting vengeance also, but it does set up Pentagon's next feud, which I like a lot more than him vs. Lotus and her triad.
If you're as big of a Pentagon fan as I am, you'll probably enjoy this episode because it's all about him. The three matches were pleasantly surprising in that they were competitve and each of them had something different to offer. The end was intriguing as well with Azteca returning and seemingly turning heel, in addition to Prince Puma waking up from being put in a coffin a few weeks ago (meaning he isn't done in Lucha Underground just yet). The show gets a thumbs up from me for furthering a feud and maintaining my interest throughout.
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