Jake Strong def. Aerostar, Dante Fox, King Cuerno, Big Bad Steve, PJ Black and Hernandez in a Seven to Survive Match to Win the Gift of the Gods Championship
I really like it when Lucha Underground devotes an entire episode to just one match. It makes it feel special and allows the action to breathe a bit, especially when there are as many competitors involved as there were here. All seven stars had their time to shine and I largely agreed with the order of the eliminations. It was smart to get a guy such as Hernandez out early, while leaving the likes of Aerostar, Cuerno and Fox in there until the end. It was an exciting affair on the whole, though I can't say I'm a fan of the aggressive push Strong is getting. I wasn't surprised he won the title, but he simply isn't an interesting future Lucha Underground Championship challenger to me as of now.
As noted, it's cool when the full hour of Lucha Underground is taken up by one match. You can't do that all the time, but on occasion, it's a treat. This was a fun multi-man match that I'm glad had a show dedicated to it instead of it being shoehorned into Ultima Lucha 4, which is already stacked. Speaking of Ultima Lucha 4, the two-part season finale kicks off next week and I'm extremely excited for it. If past installments have been any indication, it should be a blast.
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