Lucha Underground on El Rey Network (05.06.15)

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Lucha Underground
May 6, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
The Temple

The current Lucha Underground champs are as follows:
Lucha Underground Champion: Prince Puma (1/7/15)
Lucha Underground Trios Champions: Angelico, Ivelisse & Son of Havoc (4/22/15)
AAA Mega Champion: Alberto El Patron (12/7/14)

Johnny Mundo and Alberto El Patron head to Dario Cueto’s office to settle a disagreement on who should get the next Lucha Underground title shot. However, they do agree on one thing: Hernandez (Mundo calls him Fernandez) should NOT be getting a title shot because he hasn’t beaten either one of them. Cueto compromises by putting Mundo and El Patron in a match tonight. The winner faces Hernandez in a new number one contenders match – next week. As he’s been known to do, Cueto is almost salivating at the thought of finding out which one of these two is the absolute best.

Your hosts are Matt Striker and Brother Vampiro.

  • Angelico & Son of Havoc (w/Ivelisse) vs. Cortez Castro & Cisco (w/Bael)

Havoc and Castro start the match. Ivelisse sits in the front row and barks orders/encouragement at her partners. Havoc lands a handspring elbow in the corner. Angelico slaps Havoc on the back to get into this match. Since they don’t really get along, that’s how they tag each other for the duration of this match. Angelico knees Castro in the face to get rid of him. Tag to Cisco, Angelico nails him with one of those break dancing kicks. Back to Havoc, standing moonsault onto Cisco hits knees. He fights out of the Crew’s corner though and makes a diving tag to Angelico. He’s all knee strikes on everybody. Castro avoids the FALL OF THE ANGELS, but Angelico double stomps away a sunset flip. Let’s go to the floor. Havoc busts out a split-legged moonsault press onto Castro. He barely brushes passed Castro and lands on the fans. Meanwhile, Angelico somersault planchas onto Bael and Cisco. Back inside, it looks to be academic. Angelico nails Castro with another knee strikes as he comes through the ropes for two. Blind tag to Cisco, Angelico flips out of a double back suplex. As he stumbles back into his corner, Havoc tags him and then holds the ropes open for Angelico to fall out to the floor. Such a cool little thing done here. Unfortunately though, Havoc can’t fight all three of the Crew and gets stuffed with the Flapjack/Codebreaker combo for the win. (5:26) Team Havoc once again prove the Aristotle theory that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Anyways, the Crew get some heat back, but I’m not all that crazy about the 50/50 booking. **

Back in Cueto’s office, Daivari is sitting there drinking some scotch. Dario wants to know why Daivari is here in Lucha Underground. Cueto likes to watch violence, Daivari says he likes to inflict violence. Dario gives Daivari his first match tonight to prove himself. Daivari versus Texano – NEXT!

Elsewhere, Konnan and Prince Puma approach Hernandez to find out why he stuck his nose in Puma’s match last week. Konnan wants to know if his pal Hernandez was trying to save the title for Puma or cost Puma the title. Hernandez says he will make sure it is Puma that he beats to win the title – and no one else. Dario Cueto appears and tells Hernandez about the Mundo/El Patron situation. To make things interesting, Cueto books a tag match between Hernandez and Puma against King Cuerno and Cage. If anyone can get Hernandez and Puma on the same page, Cueto believes it is Konnan.

  • DelAvar Daivari vs. Texano

Texano BUM RUSHES THE SHOW and heads right after Daivari to get an ounce of revenge for costing Texano and his team the Lucha Underground trios titles. What was Daivari to do though? Texano spilled his drink! During the beating, the ref gets shoved away for the immediate DQ in about :14. Daivari picks up the mic left behind by the ring announcer (who had to flee at the sight of Texano charging the ring) and skips town.

  • Hernandez & Prince Puma (w/Konnan) vs. King Cuerno & Cage

Konnan is adamant about getting Puma and Hernandez to get on the same page and work together. Cage and Hernandez start out with a shoulderblock battle. Hernandez wins with the slingshot variety. He then saunters over and tags Puma. Cage takes a headscissors and a dropkick before he tags out to Cuerno. Double backflip into a headscissors takes down Cuerno. Standing SSP though hits knees. After Cuerno hits a TKO on Puma, he sends Puma into the ropes for a 6-1-9 from Cage! Since Cage is from Fresno, I’m assuming he would call it a 5-5-9. Anywho, Stalling Jackhammer from Cage gets 1-2-NO! However, Puma fights off the double-team and delivers a Blue Thunder Driver to Cuerno. Hot tag to Hernandez, he’s all tackles and clotheslines. Out to the floor we go, Hernandez takes out Cuerno and Cage with a NO-HANDS PLANCHA. Vintage Hernandez. Now is where Hernandez turns into a huge dick. He struts down on the apron when Puma is trying to do his dive. Back inside, he tags Puma and gets in his way all the time. Striker wonders if Hernandez is just trying to get his moves in here. Cuerno ducks the BENADRYLLER and tags in Cage. Puma avoids the Pumphandle Facebuster and roundhouse kicks Cage down. He makes another tag to Hernandez, but Cage cools him down with the DISCUS LARIAT. As Hernandez rolls out to the floor, Cuerno is on the move and looks for the tope suicida when Hernandez pulls Puma in front of Cuerno! When Puma doesn’t want Hernandez’s help, Hernandez kicks him in the head! BORDER TOSS onto the apron! Konnan finally sees what is happening and threatens Hernandez to back off. With Puma down and out, Cuerno throws Puma into the ring for Cage to land WEAPON X without a problem. Cover, 1-2-3. (7:25) You had to see this coming a mile away, but I like the way it came off here. Puma never for one second really bought into Hernandez, so he doesn’t feel like your usual dumb babyface who falls for the evil tricks of the heel. I’m looking at you, Sting. ** 1/2

From wherever El Dragon Azteca is training the Black Lotus, she tries to leave. Azteca says if she can take him down, she can leave. Well, she can’t, so she’s staying.

  • Johnny Mundo vs. Alberto El Patron

Winner faces Hernandez in a number one contenders match. Headlocks and shoulderblocks to start as these two are feeling each other out. El Patron delivers the first blow with a dropkick to the back of the neck. Mundo fires back with a spear and some punches. To the floor, Mundo tries a pescado and lands inside the ring apron thanks to El Patron. With nowhere to go, Alberto hits him with an enziguri kick as Mundo slumps to the floor. Back in, that gets two. After El Patron squeezes on a chinlock and Mundo starts to stand up, El Patron throws him down by his hair and kicks him in the ribs. Alberto misses a moonsault causing an offensive flurry from Mundo. THIS IS MY WORLD, declares Mundo. Flying Chuck gets two. El Patron fights out of a cobra clutch looking hold and backdrops Mundo to the floor. Looks like the steps broke his fall and could have wrenched his knee. Nevertheless, El Patron catches Mundo with a tope suicida of his own! Back inside, they come up punching each other. El Patron shuts down Mundo and delivers a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Mundo then grabs the ropes to prevent the German suplex and causes Alberto to go crashing through the ropes to the floor. Corkscrew plancha by Mundo! He sends El Patron back into the apron and then tosses him into the barricade. In the ring, El Patron stops Mundo up top and delivers the Reverse Superplex for 1-2-NO! It could be Cross Armbreaker time, but Mundo knows it’s coming from all the noise. There’s a nice little rollup sequence that leads to Mundo nailing Alberto with the running knee. END OF THE WORLD! Cover, 1-2-NO! El Patron grabbed the bottom rope. With Mundo fairly frustrated, El Patron is able to apply the CROSS ARMBREAKER out of nowhere! Oh, but Mundo manages to roll over and reach the bottom rope for the break. Also frustrated, El Patron puts the boots to Mundo over and over again. He even puts Mundo in the tree of woe for some kicks. Mundo avoids a charge though as he sits up and missile dropkicks Alberto from behind. Almost like a double stomp there. Cover by Mundo, 1-2-NO! Another series of reversals until El Patron lands the LOW SUPERKICK to Mundo! Alberto collapses on top of him for the 1-2-3. (12:18) Hmm, looked to me like a double-pin situation. El Patron is announced as the winner, but look for a Dusty Finish next week and they’ll make the #1 contenders match another triple-threat. Really good match here as they left it all in the ring and then some showing that they really are the best workers in the promotion. ****¼

Before we go, Catrina visits the casket of Mil Muertes. She gives him the lick of death and raises him back from the dead. WHAT. YES. I’M EXCITED. AWESOME. CLIFFHANGER. MIND BLOWN.

And with that said, I will leave you with this:

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NEXT WEEK: Hernandez meets Alberto El Patron to find out the new number one contender! Hey, maybe Johnny Mundo too!

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

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