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The 7 - Pro Wrestling - Lucha Underground #39 - 8/6/2015 - Ultima Lucha
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And so we come to what is hopefully only a temporary end to probably the best television show in the history of professional wrestling. We've seen great action, solid storytelling, and just enough weirdness to keep it interesting. It all culminates tonight with Ultima Lucha.

In a nice touch, the show opens with a textual dedication to "The Original Rudo" Rowdy Roddy Piper before switching to a montage of the first series, starting with Dario Cueto's original promo, and focusing on the storylines relevant to tonight's matches.

Melissa Santos welcomes us to Ultima Lucha and there's no band tonight, somehow giving this an even bigger feel as they pan the crowd before switching to the commentary table.

Matt Striker is joined by Michael Schiavello on commentary because Vampiro faces off against Pentagon Jr. tonight. Schiavello is a veteran MMA commentator, having called over 4000 fights. He is... a bit over the top. When the action is fast & furious, he's damn near perfect. Unfortunately, his inflection doesn't change when things are slower and it gets a bit annoying. But at least he gets names of wrestlers and moves right, so he sounds like he knows what he's talking about even if how he talks about it is grating.

Striker slides in a dedication to Perro Aguayo Jr as he talks about how important the night is and I get the feeling he's talking about the future of the company as much as he is the show itself.




We start off big with Johnny Mundo vs Alberto El Patron. Mundo is out first through the floor level tunnel with the wind in his hair. Patron comes down the stairs with his trademark scarf, and we cut to commercial before he enters the ring.

When we return, Patron has made his way into the ring but Mundo is out on the apron when the bell rings. Dammit ref, you can't call for the bell while one man is standing on the outside!

Mundo slides into the ring but immediately slides out the other side as Patron comes after him. A frustrated Patron gives chase and manages to catch Mundo as he attempts to slither back into the ring. Alberto pulls him out and immediately kicks him in the leg to slow him down.

Patron launches Mundo into Dario Cueto's office, just below the windows but hard enough to knock one of the Lucha Underground logo signs off of the wall. He then pulls him to the other side of the ring and chucks him into the announce table.

Stomp to the head and then Patron slams Johnny's arm into the table repeatedly, softening him up for the eventual arm bar. Mundo escapes under the ring as the crowd chants Johnny Zero. He slides out from under one side and appears to have a chair but Patron catches sight of him, causing Mundo to retreat once again. Alberto finally catches him coming out another side but gets a face full of dirt as his reward.

Mundo throws him into the ringside barrier on two sides and then slams him head first onto the announce table. Mundo heads for the office window again but Patron manages to land below the glass in about the same spot Mundo knocked the sign loose earlier.

Alberto El Patron makes it to his feet but Mundo drops him with a double axe handle and then ground and pounds him on the floor. He rolls Patron into the ring and goes for a pinfall but only gets two, so he locks in a rear chinlock. Patron tries to fire back with punches but Mundo catches him with a snapmare and then clocks him with the running knee but again Patron kicks out at 2.

Johnny wants the End of the World but El Patron pops up and stops him with a forearm and then a kick to the back, then inverted suplexes Mundo off the top rope. Alberto rallies the crowd and catches Mundo with a back elbow as he charges the corner, then stops him again with double boots to the face. Mundo picks El Patron up in fireman's carry position but Patron slips out, only to get kicked in the gut followed by a jawbreaker.

They exchange bombs but Mundo resorts to another kick to the gut then bounces Patron's head off the top rope several times. Corner splash misses, however, and Patron fires up with a series of clotheslines and then a backbreaker. A lung blower gets a two count but the short super kick misses and Mundo lands an enziguiri for a near fall of his own.

Mundo looks to be going for a Pedigree but Patron slips out. Patron goes for something in the corner but misses and ends up sitting on the top turn buck. Forearm from Mundo and then he returns the lung blower, this time from the top rope, but still only gets two.

Mundo misses a 450 splash from the top rope and gets clotheslined over the top. Patron wants to fly but Mundo catches him with a kick and corkscrews over the top himself.

Kicks to Patron back in the ring but he reverses a whip, catches Johnny's boots in the corner, pendulums him around and then lands a rope-hung double stomp to the chest. Patron goes for the arm bar but Mundo manages to roll over to the bottom rope. He gets hung in the tree of woe and catches several kicks to the face. Patron wants an inverted spear but Mundo sits up, causing Patron to nail the corner post.

They fight on the top turnbuckle and Patron slips off, allowing Johnny a rope-hung double stomp of his own. End of the World hits clean but Patron manages to kick out. Double knees to the arm of Mundo and Patron wants his super kick but Mundo pulls referee Marty Elias into the the path and he's out.

Mundo wants the Moonlight Drive but Alberto slips out and locks on the arm bar. Mundo taps out but there's no ref, so Mundo manages to fight his way out of the hold.

Johnny Mundo catches Alberto El Patron up top but Patron manages to lock in the arm bar once again, this time hanging over the top rope. Suddenly Melina (!!!) appears from the back, grabs Patron's AAA Mega Championship belt and clocks him with it.

Melina rolls Patron back into the ring, Mundo nails End of the World, and the referee comes to just in time to make the three count.

Melina slithers into the ring and and the heels make out as Striker talks about true love reigning supreme on Ultima Lucha. (Last I heard, Melina revealed on JR's podcast that she and Mundo were officially broken up, that would have been a month or so before this taping, I believe.)

Patron has had enough though and chucks Mundo over the top rope and repeatedly into the barricade. Patron calls for the fans to clear out and flings him into the wooden chairs. He then picks him up and throws him face first through the glass window of the door that replaced the one Mack speared Cage through last week.

Melina lays into Patron with slaps but he bends her over his knee and spanks her several times. As Patron exits up the steps, Melina pulls Mundo through the window and he's a bloody mess of the sort might make Abdullah the Butcher queasy. Patron notices this and heads back down the stairs. Melina screams for him to stay back but Patron kneels down and delivers his trademark wink before heading to the back.

Thoughts: A very good match and a hot start to the season finale. Melina was a nice surprise. Not a huge fan of the clusterfuck ending but they paid it off well enough and the crowd seemed happy.




Dragon Azteca finds the room where Black Lotus is being held captive. He says he's there to get her out but Dario Cueto objects. He notes that Dragon Azteca broke an ancient treaty by entering the treaty, for which the punishment is death.

Azteca warns him not to do it and Cueto responds that he doesn't have to. Cue Black Lotus grabbing him by the throat and choking him out through the bars before delivering a palm strike to the heart that kills him instantly.

Dario unlocks her cell and tells her to come with him. She refuses, stating that she got what she was after, but Cueto informs her that she just started a war and he's the only one that can protect her.

Black Lotus takes his hand. "Where are we going?"

"This place is too dangerous. I must build a new temple."

"What about him?" she says, motioning toward Matanza. "He's coming with us."




Pentagon Jr is out for the next match, wearing a white t-shirt as opposed to his normal primarily black attire. Vampiro enters the temple dressed as a dark pope, complete with hat, censer, and face paint. Again, we cut to commercial before the match begins.

Pentagon Jr clocks Vampiro in the back with a chair, prompting the bell, then levels him with several more chair shots and a leg kick and Striker outlines the various back and neck injuries that Vampiro has suffered in his career.

Vampiro rolls to the floor but Pentagon follows and nails him with yet another chair shot. Vampiro makes his way into the stands and Pentagon Jr continues to follow but gets a headbutt. Pentagon isn't fazed for long, however, and they exchange punches. Vampiro makes his way back to the floor, with a look of complete regret on his face, but headbutts Pentagon again.

Pentagon bounces a water bottle off the back of Vampiro's head before making his way back to the floor, then pulls back the mat to expose the concrete in order to nail the Attitude Adjustment (which is probably the FU in this case) on the floor. Vampiro chucks several chairs at Vampiro and then lays one chair across his back that he then hits repeatedly with another chair.

The referee tries to interject but Pentagon shoves him off and lays into Vampiro with the chair some more. The referee interjects again, this time yanking the chair away and calling for the medics, putting a stop to the match. Pentagon wraps a camera cord around Vampiro's throat and chokes him out as Striker demands we go to an unscheduled commercial break.

After the break, Pentagon Jr stands in the ring as Vampiro is being wheeled out on a stretcher. Vampiro fights his way off the stretcher and makes his way back to the ring.

Pentagon Jr allows him to reenter the ring and then charges with a clothesline. Vampiro ducks, kicks him in the gut, then lands a spinning wheel kick. Striker fires up and is absolutely gold on commentary right now.

Vampiro pulls out the little black bag and pours thumbtacks out on the canvas. He then picks Pentagon Jr up and slams him on the tacks. Vampiro climbs to the top but misses a corkscrew senton into the tacks.

Pentagon Jr pulls a fluorescent light tube from under the ring and at this point I would normally change the channel but I have enough faith in Lucha Underground's storytelling that I'm willing to sit through some of this bullshit garbage wrestling to get the pay off.

Pentagon digs into Vampiro's skull with the remains of the light tube, then licks off the blood that runs down his wrist. Punches and kicks to Vampiro's gashed open face and then Pentagon retrieves another light tube.

Pentagon goes after Vampiro with kicks, punches, and chops, but Vampiro is no longer feeling any pain. He fires back with the slowest punch I've ever seen, then they exchange chops.

Pentagon sets a light tube up in the corner and wants to whip Vampiro into it but Vamp manages to stop himself and hip toss Pentagon Jr into the corner instead. He then Grabs his mask and rips it open ala Fenix at Grave Consequences. Much like his brother, Pentagon is such a bloody mess that you can't really see his face despite most of his mask being gone.

Vampiro grabs a light tube and smashes it over Pentagon Jr's head but Pentagon counters with a blatant low blow, then shoves him down onto the tacks. Pentagon climbs up to the top but Vampiro (slowly) follows him up and belly-to-belly throws him into to the tacks.

Vampiro then rolls out to the floor and pulls out a table, lighter fluid, and a lighter. He sets the table up and sets it aflame but Pentagon Jr immediately picks him up and Rock Bottoms him into the fire. Vampiro rolls out of the ring on the opposite side of the fire extinguishers, so it takes a few seconds longer than it should have to put him out and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't have a few minor burns as a result. Pentagon follows him to the floor and pins him on the mat for the 1-2-3 and the win.

Afterward, Pentagon Jr grabs a mic and tries to call for his master but Vampiro rolls into the ring and demands that the victor break his arm. "Break it! Break it, motherfucker!" "BREAK HIS ARM!" chants the crowd, which Striker earlier described as "Just as sick as Vampiro."

Pentagon Jr grants Vampiro's wish and then grabs the mic again. "Master. I finished what I promised. Where are you, Master?"

Only now Vampiro has a mic as well. "Pentagooooooon. You're looking for your master? Well let me tell you something... As your teacher, I tell you. You are ready, my son."

The crowd is in shock, chanting Holy Shit as Pentagon Jr kneels down before Vampiro. They then pose in the ring with the four down signal as we fade to commercial.

Thoughts: Not a good match by any means and Vampiro really needs to stay out of the ring for good. I can't help but wonder if he didn't want one Lucha Underground match just to rub it in the face of Konnan who's in even worse shape. But the story telling here was so strong that it made the garbage match worthwhile. Someone to cut English promos on Pentagon Jr's behalf is the one piece of the puzzle he was missing and I'd love to see the Vampiro vs Konnan feud extended by way of Prince Puma and Pentagon Jr as their proxies.




We return from commercial with the competitors in the Gift of the Gods title match already in the ring. We skip the introductions and go straight to the action. The immediate breakdown is a bit odd as you basically have the four faces (Fenix, Sexy Star, Aerostar, and Bengala) jumping each other while the heels (King Cuerno and Jack Evans) go to war (while Big Ryck sits back and watches.)

Ryck quickly asserts his dominance, however, by throwing all six of his opponents to the floor. Ryck acts as if he wants a dive but all six luchadores run back into the ring and jump him at once. Except for that asshole Jack Evans who jumps Bengala instead.

Bengala and Cuerno want a duo double axe handle but Big Ryck red rovers them and then decapitates them with clotheslines. He chucks that asshole Jack Evans to the floor again because fuck that guy. He tosses Sexy Star as well but is finally floored himself by a double drop kick from Fenix and Aerostar.

Tilt-a-whirl-tilt-a-whirl-headscissors by Aerostar takes Fenix out, allowing Aerostar to springboard somersault over the top onto the man of a thousand lives. Aerostar wants the trust fall but Fenix grabs his foot. Aerostar kicks him away and goes for a dive off the apron but gets caught in a power slam to the floor.

Cuerno is in the ring all alone. Fenix tries to come in but gets punted in the face, allowing that asshole Jack Evans to sneak in from behind with a spin kick to the gut. Evans talks smack to the crowd, not realizing that Cuerno has shrugged off his kick and is standing right behind him.

Evans ducks a clothesline, tries for a lionsault, then finally lands an enzuigiri that sends Cuerno to the floor. Handspring back flip over the top rope but Cuerno simply walks off. Evans lands on his feet but then gets his head kicked off. He wasn't using it for anything anyway.

Cuerno notices Bengala in the ring so he attempts to reenter. Bengala charges and Cuerno goes for the shoulder to the gut but Bengala stops short. It looks like Bengala wants a rope hung DDT but instead he flips him up into a back breaker, bouncing him back to the floor.

Mafia kick from Sexy Star to Bengala, followed by another. She climbs up top and goes for a double axe handle but Bengala falls back and nails what I believe is scientifically referred to as the cunt punt. Bengala goes for the cover but Ryck proves he's smarter than he looks by simply grabbing the ref's arm to stop the count since that was closer than hitting Bengala. He hits Bengala anyway, of course, because he's Big Ryck.

Schiavello claims this matchup is Biggest Man vs Smallest Man but I'm pretty sure Bengala is the second largest man in this match. Ryck hits a sort of inverted Rock Bottom and wants a pin but it's broken up by several people at once.

Ryck throws that asshole Jack Evans over the top once again because nobody wants to see this douche flip around. Ryck then gorilla presses Sexy Star and tosses her onto Evans in hopes that she'll keep him distracted and away from the ring.

Ryck clears the ring of Bengala and King Cuerno next, then goes after Fenix. He beats the high flyer out of the ring but follows him out and has a series of forearms for Fenix, Cuerno, and Bengala.

Suddenly, Aerostar is on the perch, the highest point anyone has ever climbed in the temple. He comes flying off what has to be close to 30 feet, if not higher, with a flying body press into Fenix, Bengala, and King Cuerno. Ho. Ly. Shit

Sexy Star is the lone warrior in the ring and she looks to be contemplating a dive into the car wreck on the floor but Marty the Moth suddenly slides in behind her. He does his moth wings pose and she unloads on him with chest slaps. He misses a clothesline and she turns a tilt-a-whirl into an arm bar attempt. Marty makes the ropes and Sexy Star lets go of the hold despite 1) this being a no disqualification match and 2) Marty not even being in the match anyway. She drop kicks him out of the ring and he lands face first in Melissa Santos' lap, drawing a scream from her.

Sexy hasn't lost focus, however, and comes off the top onto Fenix, Aerostar, and Jack Evans. Now Big Ryck has the yard to himself so he decides to yank Sexy Star back in by the hair. He misses a corner clothesline and she comes off the top and catches him in the world's slowest hurricanrana. She wants a submission hold but King Cuerno is already in the ring and stomps the proverbial mud hole in her.

He nails her with the Thrill of the Hunt but doesn't even attempt to pin her, realizing Fenix was already in position to break it up. They come to blows but Bengala comes in with a springboard dropkick to break that up.

Corner clothesline to both men from Bengala, then he monkeyflips Cuerno into a seated Fenix. Running knee to King Cuerno's gut scores a 2 count for Bengala. Cuerno whips Bengala into the corner but he runs up the turnbuckles and corkscrews onto Fenix on the floor. Cuerno isn't ready for a break however, so he fires off the Arrow from the Depths of Hell and ends up close to 15 feet outside of the ring before he hits the ground. Sign this man to NXT, please.

Aerostar is in the ring and plays to the crowd but that asshole Jack Evans sneaks in from behind and latches on the bridging backslide which had a visible three count unless Aeerostar managed to lift his far shoulder an 1/8th of an inch off the mat.

Jack Evans locks on a guillotine but Aerostar manages to stand up and reverse it into a package DDT. He lands an inverted lionsault and goes for the pin but Sexy Star breaks it up.

Chop from Sexy to Aerostar then a weird roll up that was like if Kofi Kingston's SOS and Drago's Dragon's Tail had a baby that they put up for adoption because it was fucking ugly and nobody loved it. Big Ryck is in to break up the pin, however.

Book of Ezekial from Big Ryck but Davairi is in with a chair to flatten Big Ryck, presumably pissed that Ryck sold his allegience back to Dario Cueto in exchange for a medallion and entry into the match.

That asshole Jack Evans attempts to take advantage of a prone Ryck via 450 springboard splash but Cuerno simply yanks him off of the pinfall.

Cuerno clothesline turns Evans inside out, then puts him in the combination surfboard-dragon sleeper but Fenix breaks that up with a trash compactor leg drop off the top.

Fenix wants the Fire Driver but Jack Evans whiffs an enzuigiri. He tries again but Fenix shoves Cuerno into the kick. Cuerno falls out of the ring but manages to stop himself with his toes snagging the second rope. Evans kicks Fenix in the gut and then runs over to kick the rope away from Cuerno's feet, sending him crashing hard to the floor.

Fenix wants the Fire Driver on Evans but Evans reverses it into a bridging pin. Fenix kicks out, however, then nails Evans with a super kick, but Evans manages to lock on a tarantula mid-ring.

Fenix struggles but gets Evans up on his shoulders and then proceeds to knee the ever loving fuck out of his face before splattering him with the Fire Driver, getting the 1-2-3 and becoming the first ever Gift of the Gods champion.

Thoughts: Outstanding match. A bit sloppy at times but it's impossible to have a 7-way technical showcase. The high spots were spectacular, particularly Aerostar's perch dive. I was also a fan of Jack Evans getting punked out repeatedly. Considering Fenix' history with both men in the world title match, this victory signals big things to come, and it's so nice not to assume he's going to just cash it in for a cheap shot at some random point in the future, seeing as how he's required to provide a week's notice in order to get his title shot.

The last shot was of King Cuerno looking on displeased at being uninvolved in the finish. Fenix vs Cuerno could be an excellent feud to start out season two.




Next up is Texano vs Blue Demon Jr.. Texano is out first with his cowboy hat and bullrope but without the El or the Jr he started with. Blue Demon has his Jr and also has Mr Cisco and Cortez Castro who have suited up for the special night.

Cisco hands Melissa Santos a note. "Due to his legendary status, Dario Cueto has granted Blue Demon's request to make this match no disqualification." I suppose it would seem weird if there was only one match on the entire card that involved disqualifications.

The bell rings and Texano immediately floors Demon with a pair of clotheslines and a super kick, drawing in The Crew right off the bat. He blocks both of their punches and sends them back to ringside with punches of his own.

Not enough of a distraction, so Texano remains in control Demon, kicking him, slamming him and hitting him with a senton before going for an early cover.

Suplex and elbow drop gets another two count. Chops in the corner draw WOOOOOOs from the crowd as Striker claims Texano has surpassed his father's legacy whereas many feel Blue Demon was handed a legacy and never earned it.

Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Texano, followed by a spinebuster and a sit out powerbomb but Blue Demon kicks out as The Crew come in and lay boots to Texano. Demon retrieves the kendo stick as Castro & Cisco hold him in place. This brings out Chavo Guerrero with the chair he wrapped around Blue Demon's head in episode 2.

Chavo jaws at Demon and The Crew, causing them to release Texano. Chavo then waylays Texano with the chair just as Striker is pointing out that he's a Guerrero and thus can't be trusted. Chavo then goes toe-to-toe with Blue Demon but then hands the chair over to Demon and feeds Texano to him, allowing Demon to clock him over the head with the chair. Demon then covers Texano with one foot to get the three count. Blue Demon Jr and Chavo Guerrero Jr hug in the ring as Striker says the two combined might be powerful enough to control all of Mexico.

Thoughts: More of an angle than a match. Considering how good the rest of the matches are on this show, that's fine. They could go somewhere interesting with this if and when season two kicks into gear. It could be interesting to see a faction competing against Dario Cueto for control.




Championship main event time and Dario Cueto has ruled that there must be a winner.

Mils Muertes is out first with Catrina as Striker reminds us that the Disciples of Death won the Trios championship last week. Puma comes out next, sans Konnan who is presumably still locked in the coffin, as Striker runs down the list of everyone Puma has defeated since winning the title.

The bell rings and Mils Muertes walks right to the center of the ring and motions for Puma to come to him. Puma does so with a series of punches that Muertes returns. The Man of a Thousand Deaths eventually gets the upper hand and takes Puma down and stomps away.

Puma fights back to his feet and shucks and jives and hits the back handspring head scissors lands a dropkick which Muertes no sells, then grabs Puma by the throat and simply backs him over the top rope.

Muertes follows Puma to the floor, throws him against Dario Cueto's office, then drags him up into the bleachers and shoves him down. Muertes antagonizes the crowd, which gives Puma time to grab a fan's sign and smash it over Mils head.

They trade blows again until Muertes sets Puma on the railing and punches him hard enough to send him over to the stairs. Puma comes back though and rocks Muertes with a desperation blow that sends him over the other railing and sliding down the bleachers.

Puma slams Muertes head first into the stands and then rips off someone's sneaker and smashes Muertes in the face Sherri Martel style.

Puma whiffs a punch and nearly nails Catrina instead but pulls up short. He stays focused and catches Muertes with a back elbow, then picks up Catrina, rams her into Muertes like a battering ram, then spins her around to nail him again.

Uppercuts send Muertes halfway around the ring but he smacks Puma off the barricade and tells the ringside fans to clear their chairs. As soon as they're out of the way, he launches Puma headfirst into the wooden seats.

Muertes wants to smash Puma into the barricade once again but Puma runs up the wall and backflips away, sending Muertes face first into the steel instead.

Corkscrew spin kick parkour style off the ring apron and then Puma pulls a table out from under the ring, setting it up on the floor. He takes too long, however, so Muertes catches him with a punch, then rams his lower back into the apron several times before smashing him face first into the table.

Puma surpises Muertes with a kick, however, and sends him into the barricade again. A big roundhouse kick rocks Muertes but he isn't stunned for long and bounces Puma off the barricade and then headfirst off the steps. He then sets the wooden steps on their side and powerbombs Puma onto them before rolling him back into the ring and retrieving a chair from under the ring.

Puma drop kicks the chair into Muertes before he can enter the ring, however. Puma goes for a suicide dive but Muertes hits a home run with the chair, knocking Puma the fuck out. Muertes makes it into the ring, with the chair, easily this time, wedging the chair into the corner.

He tries to throw Puma headfirst into the chair but Puma stops himself, catches Muertes with another elbow, then knees him in the face.

Punches and forearms back and forth, then a nice combination where Puma goes for an RKO, Muertes catches him and goes for a German suplex, but Puma completely flips out of it and immediately lands a double stomp to Muertes' chest.

Both men struggle to make their feet to the tune of a This is awesome! chant. Puma is up first and nail Muertes with a running European uppercut. He tries it again but his punched straight in the face. Muertes has one of the best punches in the business right now.

Muertes wants the spear but Puma leapfrogs and Muertes goes face first into the chair he'd set up in the corner earlier. Puma goes for his modified GTS but instead of simply kicking Mils in the face, he throws himself backward and kicks him with both feet.

Puma thinks he has the victory but Muertes kicks out at 2 1/2. Puma wants air and goes for a corkscrew moonsault but Muertes evades and Puma lands on his feet.

Muertes blocks a superkick, Puma blocks a punch, Puma lands a punt and a forearm, but then gets caught with power slam that's good for a near fall.

Muertes shoves Puma into the corner and then nails 10 rapid fire clotheslines as the crowd counts along. Muertes whips Puma across, blocks a couple of kick attempts, and goes for a power slam but Puma slips out. Puma tries to charge Muertes in the corner but Muertes slips over. Puma nails a side kick and then does a back somersault into a crazy looking flipping Pele kick.

Puma lifts Muertes to his feet and hits a Northern Lights Suplex, holds on, deadlifts Muertes and nails him with a brainbuster as the crowd chants Suplex City! but Muertes kicks out at the last fraction of a second.

Catrina holds the sacred stone high and Muertes begins to regain his strength. Puma charges the corner but Muertes elevates him up and over and then drops him with a hard right hand.

Puma kicks Muertes in the head and wants a springboard but Mils fires back with an uppercut that leaves Puma tottering on the apron, danging above the table.

Muertes rebounds off the ropes and then spears Puma through the table! Well, onto the side of the table because Puma was out of position, but it snaps the legs and still looks good. It also gives Muertes an excuse to powerbomb Puma through the table, completely shattering it.

Muertes tosses Puma back in the ring and goes for the cover but Puma kicks out at the last second. Puma throws a punch but Muertes catches his fist, then seizes him by the throat and flattens him with a spinning chokeslam.

Muertes wants the spear but Puma rolls over his back and kicks him in the head. Muertes doesn't go down so Puma kicks him in the head again. Muertes is still up but a spinning heel kick finally drops him, perfectly in position for the 630 splash.

Puma climbs up and perfectly executes the 630 but Muertes kicks out. Shocked, Puma goes up again but Muertes rolls out of the way and Puma crashes and burns. Spear snaps Puma in half and Muertes has to lift the dead weight in order to murder him with the Flatliner but Puma kicks out!

Right hand from Muertes who tries to drag Puma to the corner but Puma kicks him in the head twice. Puma wants to fly again but as he ascends, Muertes regains his feet, rocks him with a couple of hard shots and climbs up to the second rope. It looks like Muertes wants a powerbomb but Puma fights off with triplicate head butts, sending Muertes flat on his back. Puma is perched on the top turnbuckle but Muertes suddenly pops to his feet, leaps to the second turnbuckle and nails the super Flatliner for a clean 1, 2, 3.

With Puma out in the middle of the ring, Catrina administers the Lick of Death and as Mils Muertes stands tall with the belt around his waist, the Disciples of Death creep into the fog-filling ring to display their Trios championships as well. We end with Mils Muertes kneeling down with his fist on the Aztec symbol in the center of the ring, having fulfilled his destiny after nearly dying as a child.

Thoughts: That was an outstanding match. From a purely technical standpoint, it was very good. Throw in the storytelling and you have an absolute match of the year candidate.




Black Lotus is in Dario Cueto's office, filling a duffle bag with cash as Cueto peers out the window apprehensively.

"Dark times are ahead," he states, telling her they have to move now. He gathers up paperwork from his desk as she grabs the bag and they flee the office. He pops back in to grab the bull statue that has always sat on the corner of his desk.

They get into Cueto's SUV and flee the parking lot. There's a horse trailer attached to the hitch. A hole has been punched in the side of the trailer and we see Matanza's eyes for the first time, peering out into the daylight.

Fenix gets into his Firebird (naturally) with the Gift of the Gods title and drives away, crossing in front of a pickup truck that appears to be driven by Texano King Cuerno (thanks Obama CEOIII).

Meanwhile, Marty the Moth is in a dark room with a single-light lamp swinging over his head, interrogation style. "You think I'm some kind of joke?" He flashes the light on Sexy Star who appears to be in distress. "Well, you won't be laughing when you meet my sister." The camera pans back to reveal that Sexy Star is cocooned in rope as Martinez laughs at her sinisterly.

Son of Havoc walks outside to find Angelico sitting on a dirt bike. "We're going to get those titles back. See you on the open road." Angelico nods and rides off. Havoc turns to Ivelisse who's sitting on a chopper. "Whatta you say babe, one last ride?" "Just shut up and get on." They ride off into the night.

Aerostar & Drago are shaking hands just inside the temple exit. "We will meet again, my friend." Drago walks through the curtain and a burst of flame in the sky insinuates he's flying away. Aerostar then walks outside and a shower of sparks marks his flight into the cosmos.

Pentagon Jr asks his newly revealed Master where they're going now. Vampiro, back in his pope costume, informs him "Some place dark."

The mysterious stranger who allowed Dragon Azteca to enter his temple to his death spray paints a question mark across the Lucha Underground logo on the roof.

Dario Cueto stands in the temple, snaps his fingers, and the lights go off one by one.

Too be continued...

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#2 Posted on 7.8.15 0101.23
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The guy in the pickup following Fenix was King Cuerno. Wouldn't mind seeing them feud to start season two.

PLEASE let there be a season two.
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#3 Posted on 7.8.15 0710.02
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Even if you aren't really into Lucha Underground, you should watch the ending montage. It's freakin' amazing. It's worth it for Drago's awesome dragon voice alone.

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#4 Posted on 7.8.15 0839.12
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The Mil Muertes storyline was magnificent this season, and that match was a thorough victory for him and the entire stable of death.

I think -- maybe, perhaps, kinda -- Pentagon tried a Nail in the Coffin on the floor, but couldn't do it properly with Vampiro. I'm glad they didn't air this match the same night as the Cage/Mack match.

Ultimate Lucha was a night for heels, and only Fenix gave the faces a win in the last two hours. He and Drago were the only faces to win period over the two weeks.

Son of Havoc, if there's a second season, could easily become the top face. His character came a long way from the early comedy matches (and a flimsy name), and he owns the ring whenever he gets in there. Or flies out of there.

"This place is too dangerous. I must build a new temple." Well, THAT'S interesting.
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#5 Posted on 7.8.15 0937.23
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    Originally posted by CEOIII
    The guy in the pickup following Fenix was King Cuerno. Wouldn't mind seeing them feud to start season two.


Ah, you're right. I'd forgotten about the previous vignette that showed King Cuerno driving an old pickup while wearing a white cowboy hat. Texano always wears a black hat, of course.

And I think Cuerno vs Fenix would be an outstanding feud. Fenix vs Muertes has already been done to the point that they need a break before delving into it again, so they should definitely give each of them a longer storyline before Fenix cashes in the belt.

I'm also really curious to find out who Marty's sister is. There's a name currently listed on the Wikipedia roster who could work and is a very good wrestler.

Holly Meowy was originally attached as Marty's manager when he was listed as The Magnificent Martin but that gimmick never made TV. I don't think there's any chance that she could pass as even half-Hispanic, however.

Speaking of Wikipedia, it's a good idea to avoid pretaped shows' pages if you don't want things spoiled. I've known who won all three title matches for months because they were already listed as champions on Wikipedia. I still thoroughly enjoyed all three matches, however.
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#6 Posted on 7.8.15 1657.46
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Yeah, I made that mistake earlier in the season. I wanted to know more about Killshot, and I found out who won the trios tournament. Next season, I'm not searching for a damn thing related to LU.

(He's an ex-CZW guy named Shane Strickland, for the curious.)
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#7 Posted on 7.8.15 1730.55
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Loved Vampiro/Pentagon. A hardcore match was the best way to go for a feud this bloody, and with one participant past his glory days. The twist of Vampiro being the Higher Po-I mean, master was unexpected, and rather bizarre. So saving Sexy Star was all an act, I guess. Was this the first time Pentagon found out, or had he been aware all along? It wasn't entirely clear, especially with both of them being bloody messes.

The GotG match was the best match of the night in a night full of good matches (other than Texano/Demon). Aerostar plummeting 30 feet onto the crowd was heart-stopping, but he seemed to land it perfect. Sexy Star is both hot and awesome as ever, and Fenix has one of the sickest finishers I've ever seen. Big Ryck was just there as the token giant of the match, but kept up well enough. Is he really missing an eye, or is that patch see-through?

Muertes/Puma ... now THAT is how you do a world title match.

Death reigns supreme at Ultima Lucha, with all the gold save the Gift of the Gods, held by Fenix. Looks like a rematch with Thousand Deaths will come in Season 2, assuming they can get the funding to continue. Can you imagine what these guys could do with the roster depth and money of a WCW? WWE would be crushed.

Best wrestling show of the year, WWE's PPVs are nothing before Ultima Lucha.
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#8 Posted on 7.8.15 1903.19
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    Originally posted by Blind_Guardian
    So saving Sexy Star was all an act, I guess.


Not necessarily. On commentary, Vampiro had been talking about how much Pentagon Jr reminded him of himself in his younger days and he chastised the fans for egging him on, stating that he could get out of control. It's possible that Vampiro still has limits as to what evil he's willing to allow.


    Was this the first time Pentagon found out, or had he been aware all along?


I'm pretty sure this was a revelation to Pentagon as well. He'd talked to his Master about Vampiro previously and before Vampiro revealed himself, Pentagon was calling out to his master, asking him where he was.

One thing I'm curious about... during Konnan's AMA on Reddit, someone brought up something about Vampiro having been revealed to be an actual vampire. They asked if there was any silver built into Konnan's new cane. I don't know if that's something that didn't make TV, wasn't actually part of Lucha Underground, or was just someone on Reddit smoking a bit too much.


    Is he really missing an eye, or is that patch see-through?


The patch came off his first match back. It's just a gimmick, probably intended to make him look more like Nick Fury.



    Best wrestling show of the year, WWE's PPVs are nothing before Ultima Lucha.


TNA needs to take a long, hard look at Ultima Lucha if they manage to survive the current drama. The show was held in the same building as every other episode. It featured the exact same people that were on every other episode. Yet they managed to make it feel like a huge deal with only minimal changes. That was a live event clinic.

NXT is fairly good about doing this with the Takeover specials but even they aren't at Lucha Underground's level.
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#9 Posted on 7.8.15 1926.13
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    Originally posted by Blind_Guardian
    Sexy Star is both hot and awesome as ever


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#10 Posted on 7.8.15 2230.59
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O_O Wow.
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#11 Posted on 8.8.15 1754.06
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Just watched the Spanish broadcast. This indeed was an awesome show. Loved the Pentagon/Vamp match with the twist ending. My only possible complaint was that it was a little too heel-win-heavy. Great matches, really good angles too.

There was no Piper dedication on the Spanish version, and no replacement for Vampiro on commentary--Hugo worked the whole thing alone.

Can Ivelisse ride a motorcycle with her leg injury?

Thanks for the pic, InVerse. There's a video out there, too, BTW (which I wouldn't have known about). Yowsa.
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#12 Posted on 9.8.15 1039.21
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    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    Thanks for the pic, InVerse. There's a video out there, too, BTW (which I wouldn't have known about). Yowsa.


I don't know what she looked like 5 years ago, but apparently she tried out for FCW in 2010 and John Laurinaitis declared that both her ring work and English were terrible and that she was too fat and not pretty enough to ever be considered by the WWE.
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#13 Posted on 9.8.15 1136.07
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    Originally posted by InVerse
      Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
      Thanks for the pic, InVerse. There's a video out there, too, BTW (which I wouldn't have known about). Yowsa.


    I don't know what she looked like 5 years ago, but apparently she tried out for FCW in 2010 and John Laurinaitis declared that both her ring work and English were terrible and that she was too fat and not pretty enough to ever be considered by the WWE.


IOW, they should've hired her on the spot. Was Laurinaitis ever right about anything?
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#14 Posted on 9.8.15 1941.07
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    Originally posted by CEOIII
    IOW, they should've hired her on the spot.


Further research showed that she did the tryout shortly after giving birth, so she probably was a bit overweight at that point. And having never seen her work prior to last year, I have no idea if she could wrestle at all 5 years ago.


    Was Laurinaitis ever right about anything?


Well, he picked Alicia Fox out of a catalog. She's on her 9th year in the company, which means she's lasted longer than any Tough Enough winner. Or Brock Lesnar, for that matter.

Apparently he was instrumental in WWE going with FCW as their farm league (instead of Booker T's school) so in a way he paved the way for NXT, even if it was a clusterfuck at the time.

He invented the Ace Crusher aka Diamond Cutter aka RKO, so I suppose he deserves credit for that.
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