Hey, it’s Lucha Underground! It’s a Wednesday Night War and they’re WINNING!
The show started with the usual weekly re-cap. This week it was Big Ryck, Sexy Star, Aero Star, and Pentagón Jr…
Big Ryck walked into Dario Cueto’s office, flanked by two dudes. He said that word on the street was that he was starting a trios division, and he wanted in on it. Ryck introduced his pals as The Mack and Killshot.
Cueto said Ryck could enter the tournament, which was starting tonight. Ryck accepted and then demanded money with menace. Cueto, wisely, gave over the money.
The announcers welcomed us to the show – Sergio Arau was the musical act tonight – and Striker said the trios tournament would take place over the next four weeks.
Hey, it’s Melissa Santos! She introduced Angélico, who was already in the ring, and his opponent – Johnny Mundo!
So they had a good match. The story was both men using kick-based offense, and lots of counters and blocks because of that. Mundo got the win with the End Of The World.
They showed a Black Lotus video. She was explaining what had happened since we last saw her. She’d encountered Matanza, behind bars in the Lucha Underground cellar, but had been abducted by a man she called el Dragón Azteca.
Dragón, she explained, was there when Matanza killed her parents. And now he was training her in lucha libre so she could get her revenge. This was unbelievably hokey and amazingly cool.
Backstage, Alberto el Patrón congratulated Johnny Mundo on his win. They traded couched insults and Alberto walked off…
Sexy Star was in Dario Cueto’s office. He said he wanted her in the trios tournament but that her usual partners – Mascara Sagrada & Pimpinela Escarlata – were still injured. So he gave her new ones – Super Fly & Pentagón Jr – to face Big Ryck and his pals tonight.
Hey, it’s Melissa! She introduced Drago & Aero Star for the next match in their best-of-five series, which Aero Star leads 2-1.
These two work so well together and they had another decent match, which Drago won with a roll-up to even the series. This wasn’t as flashy as some of their contests, but that leaves something for the decider.
Angélico, Ivelisse & Son of Havoc were in Dario Cueto’s office. He said they’d all disappointed him as singles – Angélico lost to Son of Havoc and to Johnny Mundo tonight, Son of Havoc was on a losing streak before beating Angélico, and Ivelisse got dumped by Son of Havoc.
Ivelisse protested that she did the dumping but Cueto didn’t want to hear it. He put them together as a Trio for the tournament, and they stormed out. Before he left, Son of Havoc made sure to tell Cueto that he did dump Ivelisse and Cueto gave him an “I don’t blame you” look.
Hey, it’s our main event! It’s Big Ryck & The Mack & Killshot versus Sexy Star & Aero Star & Pentagón Jr.
During the match, Striker got Vampiro to explain how the concept of the Trio came about in Mexico, and Vampiro said that “over a hundred years ago” CMLL invented them because they had too many wrestlers. I don’t know if that’s true but I do know that CMLL is only 85 years old.
The Mack started the match with Pentagón Jr. They did a lot of lucha-style moves, which surprised me because I’ve never seen Willie Mack before. The crowd obviously had, because they chanted his full name. He did an awesome version of the POUNCE that ruled.
Pentagón Jr dropkicked Mack and chopped him in the corner. Killshot tagged in along with Super Fly, much against Pentagón Jr’s wishes.
They went back and forth and then Super Fly tagged in Sexy Star. Killshot hit a huge chop to Star’s chest but Star came back with a huracanrana. Ryck came in and grabbed Star and threw her to the outside.
Ryck ordered Killshot & The Mack to dive to the outside. And they did. Sweet. Big Ryck then teased a dive but Sexy Star went to the top rope and hit a cross-body on him before he could.
Pentagón Jr attacked Ryck, but Ryck took him down, and then Pentagón Jr and Killshot faced off. They went back and forth until Pentagón Jr launched Sexy Star onto Killshot for a huracanrana, which was followed by a splash from Super Fly.
Ryck broke the pin and slammed Super Fly, but Pentagón Jr broke up Ryck’s pin. Ryck threw Pentagón Jr to the outside, went out after him and clotheslined him.
Back in the ring, The Mack hit a brainbuster on Super Fly, and Killshot hit a double foot stomp off the top for the win.
After the match, disappointed with his partners, Pentagón Jr tried to break Super Fly’s arm but Sexy Star stopped him. She just made a powerful enemy…
Good match, this, and a great start to the trios tournament. It’s not pure trios action but it’s decent enough, with Lucha Underground‘s own spin on things.
This was a Good Show. At some point they’re going to have a Bad Show. I don’t know when that will be because they’re giving us the good stuff EVERY WEEK now. What a time to be alive!
(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…)