The Rabbit Tribe def. Joey Ryan, XO Lishus and Ivelisse
This was Week 2 of the oddball trio of Ryan, Lishus and Ivelisse and I once again thought they worked well together. They had nice chemistry with The Rabbit Tribe because they're wacky as well, though this version of The Rabbit Tribe is definitely different and darker than the last incarnation of the group. The White Rabbit (a.k.a. IMPACT's Killer Kross) won with a Mandible Claw-esque maneuver, so already they're off to a solid start. The same can't be said for the babyfaces, but I doubt they'll be much more than comedic relief on the show, anyway.
Son of Havoc def. Killshot
As soon as it was announced beforehand that Ultima Lucha Cuatro was coming up in a few weeks, I immediately questioned why this wasn't being saved for that show. Well, that became clear afterward. Anyway, this was a very fun match, which should come as no surprise given the chemistry they had as partners earlier on in the season. The action was exciting and it truly felt like there was bad blood between them (in other words, they didn't waste time on pointless spots in what was supposed to be a grudge matchup). Killshot's post-match attack on Havoc set up a rematch for Ultima Lucha Cuatro, where they will battle in a Mask vs. Mask bout.
Lucha Underground Champion Marty "The Moth" Martinez def. Mariposa in a No Disqualification Match
During his first promo as champion, Martinez revealed that it was Chelsea Green (who is apparently going by the name Reclusa or Black Widow in Lucha Underground) who terrorized Sexy Star last season as revenge from a few years ago. I doubt that was the plan all along, but that is some terrific storytelling right there and a nice way to explain why she wasn't brought back for Season 4 (aside from how awful of a human being she is in real life). Martinez wanted to prove himself as champion by defending against his sister and this turned out to be way better than I thought it would be. At one point, I wouldn't have looked at this as a match worthy of being contested over the Lucha Underground Championship, but they beat the living hell out of each other and had strong showings. Martinez vs. Pentagon Dark for the title in a Cero Miedo matchup was made official for Ultima Lucha Cuatro afterward.
Ultima Lucha Cuatro is approaching quicker than I expected, which means Season 4 is almost over. Noooooo! It's been a solid season on the whole, but here's hoping things will pick up a bit more in the next few weeks. Not only did this edition of Lucha Underground feature a handful of matches being made official for the event, there was also plenty of entertaining wrestling that caused the hour to fly by.
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