We begin this week’s episode with fan favourite Son of Havoc vs ladies favourite Daga in a quick and ok matchup which despite interference from Kobra Moon saw SoH victorious with a beautiful shooting-star press. After the match Kobra Moon made further advancements toward Daga that were not received well. Daga came with a strong reputation as one to watch but unfortunately has done little to convince in his three matches.
Next up we have a repeat of the dream match we saw last week as Rey Mysterio, Prince Puma and Azteca Jr try to get their Trios Titles back from Jack Evans, PJ Black and Johnny Mundo. But first we see some descension in the ranks backstage as Azteca Jr and Rey argue about their intentions toward Matazana Cueto but Puma intervenes before things get out of hand. The champs enter the arena and immediately single out Mysterio with dastardly heel work. Puma makes the save setting up a long sequence of “anything you can do I can do better” spots that made for some breathtaking action. Puma hits a top turnbuckle suplex on Jack Evans to the outside onto both teams but then misses a 630 splash and then kicks out of another. Mundo low blows Azteca Jr while Taya distracts the ref much to the anger of Puma who returns the favour but right In front of the ref getting his team disqualified in the process. A furious Prince Puma argues with the ref while Mundo and Taya gloat. Emotions run high and Puma sees red and superkicks Taya in in face as Mundo dodges out of the way. Rey and Azteca Jr try to control a livid Puma showing a new hot-headed side to Puma’s character and more descension for the group to worry about.
Another stellar outing from Lucha’s standout performers. As much as Puma, Mysterio and Azteca Jr are a hero dream team the same must be said for Mundo, Evans and Black as their evil counterparts.
Cut Scene of the Week – Dragon Azteca Jr discovers Matanza’s cage and the two square off. But before Azteca Jr can do anything Black Lotus appears and tells him to leave because it wasn’t Matanza who killed her parents but the original Dragon Azteca. after some close quarter combat throws him out of the room and then has her own stare down with the monster.
Next is the Machine Cage Vs the Monster Matanza Cueto. These two absolute beasts pound the crap out of each other but to no avail, until Cage whips out some classic Lucha Libre, a top rope somersault plancha and a moonsault to take control. The power moves return as the two bash, pound, gutwrench and suplex one another to the rapturous applause of the crowd. Both competitors are used to being the powerhouse of the ring but here their brute strength is equally matched as a succession of take-it-in-turn German suplexes by both guys proves. One thing Lucha Underground prides itself on is the hybridity of its fighters and Cage is living proof of that. This guy is able to pull off moves a man of his size has no business doing but he does and it is frikkin awesome. The crowd hit the Terminator theme tune drum beat in admiration of what these two are doing. But despite all of Cage’s power and highflying ability Matanza’s inhuman grit prevails for the victory.
Cage and Matanza put on a fantastic show of brute force, inhuman strength, super-strong style and Lucha Libre. Cage has been booked as an absolute unstoppable beast who could not, despite an enormous effort defeat The Monster Matanza Cueto.
Leaving us with the question, who the hell can?
Another awesome outing from the most awesome show on tv and the best wrestling on the planet.