Jake Strong Won a Battle Royal
The other combatants consisted of Aerostar, Big Bad Steve, Hernandez, PJ Black, King Cuerno and the returning Dante Fox. These seven guys will be involved in the upcoming Gift of the Gods Championship match. Yes, it's a random group of wrestlers, but I'm sure the matchup will be entertaining, nonetheless. The purpose of this Battle Royal was for the winner to choose which one of them would be eliminated from the field, but Strong took the babyface approach by saying he wants to beat all of them. Um, okay, I guess.
The Mack def. Killshot by Disqualification
We rarely ever get disqualifications in Lucha Underground, but we've now had two in back-to-back weeks. What's up with that? I was fine with Mack being protected in defeat and his feud being furthered with Mil Muertes, though. Plus, the match itself was excellent and played off the problems they've had since the start of the season. Son of Havoc attempted to come to Mack's aid afterward, but was thwarted by Mil Muertes.
Ivelisse and XO Lishus Announced Sammy Guevara as Their New Partner
I honestly don't remember their explanation for why Joey Ryan was pulled from Ultima Lucha 4, but I really enjoyed that trio, if only for the pure wackiness of it. However, Guevara stepping in as his replacement is a solid choice considering he can go and should make the match even better. I also liked how it was acknowledged that Guevara is no longer under the tutelage of Famous B despite their alliance earlier in the season.
JAke Strong def. Johnny Mundo
I could have sworn I saw this same main event on an episode of WWE SmackDown back in 2010. At any rate, it was very well-wrestled and I appreciated how it was an actual competitive contest and not just a standard squash for Strong. Mundo scored plenty of offense over Strong and came close to winning at various points before finally eating the clean loss. Not only did Matanza Cueto lay out Mundo post-match, he also targeted Taya. That was a hell of a way to make their feud that much more personal.
Lucha Underground is really firing on all cylinders heading into Ultima Lucha 4, which is coming up quickly and the card is virtually complete. The build for the event has been on point so far and this was another solid show with Strong being showcased all night long, Guevara returning to form a new partnership with Ivelisse and Lishus, and several storylines progressing. It wasn't as strong as past weeks, but it did its job in hyping Ultima Lucha 4 effectively.
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