Hey, it’s Lucha Underground! It’s your favourite show! What’s that? What the hell is Homes Under The Hammer?
The show started with the usual re-cap, this week focussing on Ivelisse & Son of Havoc, Alberto el Patrón & Texano, and Prince Puma & Cage.
The announcers thanked Amandititita, your band again this week, and plugged tonight’s matches, including TWO title bouts! In a promotion with only one title!
Hey, it’s Melissa Santos! She introduced Angélico, who was already in the ring, and then Son of Havoc, who was accompanied by Ivelisse, came down to fight.
So they had a great match. I really like these two. Son of Havoc has grown on me so much. Good work, fella.
Ivelisse was on the outside and kept yelling at Son of Havoc to get the job done. He had Angélico down and went up top, and then asked for a mic’.
He told Ivelisse that he realised why he’d been losing all the time – her. He told her she was dumped and then hit a shooting star press for the win.
After the match, the crowd chanted “YOU GOT DUMPED!” at Ivelisse as Son of Havoc waved goodbye to her as he left the arena. Angélico tried to offer himself as a replacement but Ivelisse superkicked him unconscious. He’s such a good skeeve.
Backstage, Dario Cueto was talking to a mysterious man in his office, welcoming him to Lucha Underground. He said Konnan had recommended him highly and it was revealed to be Hernandez, although if you didn’t know who Hernandez was you’d never know that. Cueto offered his hand and Hernandez fist-bumped him. Awkward.
Hey, it’s Melissa! She introduced the combatants for our next match – the AAA Megacampeón Title Match!
The challenger, el Texano (he’s dropped the “Jr” here, which makes me uncomfortable but I’ll go with it), came out first, and he had his own bull rope with him. Given this is a Bull Rope match, that seems a little redundant.
The champion, Alberto el Patrón, was out next, and the crowd went wild. I was on an island becoming the world’s best archer when he was in WWE – how did they drop the ball so badly with him?
So they had a Bull Rope match, which suffered a bit for the rope being too long. But they used it well, and Alberto el Patrón even grabbed el Texano’s rope for a bit of whipping at one point.
Alberto el Patrón got the win as el Texano was beating on him with a cowbell and Alberto locked on an armbar over the ropes for the submission victory.
It was an okay match, but their whole feud has felt a bit rushed, and to go straight to a stipulation match felt a bit off. It’s a sideshow, I guess, to bring Alberto el Patrón in and establish his BIG IN MEXICO credentials. They did that, alright.
Backstage, Prince Puma was training for his title match with Cage. Hernandez came in and Konnan welcomed him, telling Puma they were together in the old days in LAX. Puma seemed irked by Hernandez and Konnan told him to remember what he taught him…
Hey, it’s Melissa! She introduced Cage – who, thankfully, has dropped the Brian part of his name that he’s using in Mexico – and then the champion, Prince Puma. Hernandez was shown in the front row.
This is Boyle Heights Street Fight match for the Lucha Underground Championship, earned by Cage when he defeated Puma a few weeks ago when Konnan threw in the towel to save Puma from a beating. In their match before that, Cage had destroyed Puma, and left Konnan a bloody mess. This feud has HEAT.
At the start, Puma dropkicked Cage but Cage clotheslined Puma out of the ring. Outside, Puma threw cage into the ringpost and then went for a huracanrana, but Cage caught him and threw him into the ringpost.
Cage threw Puma into the barriers and then grabbed a chair from under the ring. He went to hit Puma but Puma kicked him to block it.
Puma grabbed a bin lid and whacked Cage a bunch of times. The crowd chanted for a table, so Puma found one and set it up on the outside.
Cage whacked Puma with the bin lid, and they traded blows, still outside the ring. Well, it is a Street Fight…
Puma hit a Shooting Star Press off the top and set Cage up on the table. Puma then hit a 450 splash onto Cage, putting them both through the table. He rolled Cage into the ring and went for a pin, Cage kicked out and pushed Puma out of the ring.
Cage grabbed the chair and put it over Puma’s head and then threw him into the ringpost, before going after Konnan, throwing him into the barriers.
Cage grabbed a bin and threw Puma into the ring. Puma came back and hit Cage with a chair shot before going up top for the 450 splash.
He missed and Cage hit a discus clothesline for a nearfall. He hit Weapon X, then hit some strikes, before powerbombing Puma twice.
Cage then called out Hernandez, and Konnan came into the ring while he was distracted and hit Cage over the head with his swank new steel cane. With Cage down, Puma went to the top again and hit his 450 splash for the win.
This was a good match. Not a great match, but a very good one. These two work well together.
This was a Good Show. It’s beginning to suffer a little from too much going on, meaning we don’t see some of the major characters for weeks on end – where is Black Lotus? – but that helps to keep things fresh. It’s still the best wrestling show on TV by a country mile right now – it’s up to the others to match it.
(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…)