Hey, it’s Lucha Underground! It’s that show that’s almost always awesome!
The show opened with a re-cap of the storylines featuring Big Ryck & The Crew, Drago & Aero Star, and Mil Muertes & Fénix. That’s your line-up for tonight, then!
Matt Striker and Vampiro introduced the show. Amandititita was the band once more.
Hey, it’s Melissa Santos! She introduced the luchadores for the first match – Aero Star and Drago!
These two are in a best-of-five series that Dario Cueto demanded after they’d already won one match each. He promised one of his “unique opportunities” to the first man to win three matches…
So they had a hell of a match. Their previous encounters have been a mixed bag, with some stuff in the last match being really poor, but this was just great. Eight minutes of flips, dives, kicks, and head-dropping. Aero Star won with a springboard splash, and you should really see this.
After the match, Aero Star celebrated and Drago shook his hand. Honour!
They showed a Konnan video. He was alternately playing chess and hurting goons with the steel cane he forged last week. At the end, it was revealed he was playing chess with Prince Puma. Chess is war, basically, and revenge is coming.
Hey, it’s Melissa! She introduced The Crew – Mister Cisco, Cortez Castro, and Bael – who were already in the ring for their three-on-one elimination match with Big Ryck.
This was set up last week when Big Ryck beat Sexy Star for the right to face the three men who stabbed him in the back and burned his eye with a cigar…
The Crew got on top early doors, but Big Ryck came back, using Bael’s chair against him, and Castro’s Singapore cane against him. Ryck chokeslammed Bael for the first elimination.
Castro and Cisco tried to double-team Ryck with a suplex but he reversed it and suplexed them. He clotheslined Castro for the second elimination.
Cisco, the man who burned Ryck’s eye, decided he’d had enough and tried to run away, but Sexy Star – out for revenge of her own after The Crew beat up her pals – fought him back to the ring, where Ryck punched him in the eye and slammed him through a chair for the win.
Striker told us that, on next week’s show, Alberto el Patron will face el Texano Jr for the AAA MegaCampeón title, and Prince Puma will fight Cage for the Lucha Underground championship!
Hey, it’s Melissa! She introduced tonight’s main event – a Grave Consequences casket match, with Mil Muertes out for revenge against Fénix for stealing his woman.
A bunch of Día de los Muertos dudes brought a custom coffin to ringside, before Mil Muertes made his way to the ring, the fans split on whether to cheer or boo him.
Fénix was out next and Muertes hit a dive right from the off, before kicking and clubbing him back in the ring. Fénix went for a dropkick but Muertes moved, and ducked to the outside.
Fénix hit a flip plancha onto Muertes, and then they did some coffin spots, ending with Fénix hitting a topé suicida into the coffin when Muertes used it as a shield.
Muertes tore at Fénix’s mask, almost revealing his face to the world, and then unscrewed a turnbuckle and beat Fénix around the head with it. Colour!
Fénix bled a LOT, and Muertes dragged him up the steps to the top of the Temple and threw him into stuff. On top of Cueto’s office, they teased a suplex/suplex reversal spot, but Muertes instead threw Fénix down the bleachers, and then powerbombed him onto the announcers’ table.
Muertes brought the coffin into the ring and then belly-to-belly suplexed Fénix into it. That looked BRUTAL. Fénix fought back but Muertes shrugged it off and they went out into the crowd again, where Muertes threw chairs at Fénix. The crowd were LOVING this.
Fénix fought back again and knocked Muertes over a ledge, and then hit a flip senton, but Muertes got back up and threw Fénix into the barrier. Fénix found some FIRE! and hit a moonsault off the barrier to the floor.
They went back and forth, still on the outside, and Muertes went to hit a lariat on Fénix, who moved, and he hit Catrina instead. He showed some concern for her, but Fénix resumed the fight and they went back into the ring.
Fénix knocked Muertes onto the apron and Catrina opened the coffin. Muertes was knocked inside and Catrina licked his magical rock and threw it inside and then shut the lid to give Fénix the win.
This was a WAR. Some people have already called it a Match of the Year candidate, which is just silly, but it was very, very good, and really ended (this chapter of?) the feud in a great way. Both men worked SUPER hard. Professional wrestling at its best.
This was a Great Show. It delivered on in-ring action, with even the three-on-one being engaging and well-booked. The opener and main event were top class stuff. And next week we get two title matches! It’s like Dario Cueto is the Ambassador, because he really is spoiling us!
(Lucha Underground airs in the US on the El Rey Network on Wednesdays at 9pm ET, and en Español on Unimas on Saturdays at 4pm ET. It does not currently air in the UK but you can probably find it somewhere out there in the ether…)