Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Lucha Underground Review - March 9th, 2016

Sexy Star is in the locker room having flashbacks of her time being held captive by Marty the Moth when Willie Mack approaches. He says that he has a match with Marty tonight and needs her in a corner to help "squash the bug."

TONIGHT: Cage vs. Mundo in a No DQ Match

1) The Mack (w/ Sexy Star) vs. Marty the Moth
Mack jumps Marty at the bell and beats the hell out of him for a little bit. After a few minutes, the lights go out and a weird looking female creature (that's the best way I can describe it), emerges from the back. Apparently it's Marty's sister whom he spoke of earlier this season. Sexy Star trembles as she gets closer. This distraction allows Marty to get the pin on Mack and he & his sister taunt Sexy before they leave. LU does awesome with these characters and their placement, this was no different, great stuff.

Match rating - **1/4

2) Cage vs. Taya
Johnny Mundo doesn't compete like previously scheduled as Taya comes out saying she is wrestling in his place. Mundo ends up getting involved anyway since it's No DQ and things get pretty crazy. Cement blocks and several beer bottles come into play. Mundo nails Cage with both bottles in the head, but the machine isn't phased. Mundo hides behind Taya at this point and Cage hits Weapon X on her for the win as Mundo scrambles and looks on in awe.

Match rating - **1/2

3) Mil Muertes (c) vs. Prince Puma vs. Pentagon Jr - Lucha Underground Title Match
This is a match that's been building since the first episode of this season in late January so it's got hype behind it. Puma & Pentagon double team Muertes early before tearing into each other. This is everything you could ask for from a triple threat match involving these three as they battle inside and outside of the ring where the action never slows down. Puma hits a Shooting Star Press off the railing at one point onto both men followed by a 630 off the top turnbuckle in the center of the ring. It only gets him two, though, as Muertes breaks up the fall. There's a number of awesome close falls here near the end. They also do a great tease of Pentagon breaking Puma's arm before Muertes spears him to break it up. This ends up leading the champion to victory as he spears both men then hits a double flat liner on them for the win. Really good match.

Match rating - ***3/4

Fenix approaches after the match and reveals that he's cashing in his Gift of the Gods Title for a championship match with Mil Muertes NEXT WEEK! Stack on top of the already scheduled trios title match and we've got a packed show ahead of us!

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