Lucha Underground on El Rey Network (07.22.15)

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Lucha Underground
July 22, 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)

In Dario Cueto’s office, he meets with Big Ryck. He feels that Ryck has lost focus as of late and he’s been blinded by Daivari’s money. Ryck doesn’t like being told that he’s been blinded. Yikes. Dario wants Ryck out of Daivari’s shadow and back in the spotlight. He tells Ryck that tonight he will reveal the power of the Aztec medallions and hands him one of them. Ryck has to decide whether he wants money or power. Why not have them both? Dario hands Ryck a medallion and then Ryck holds out his hand for a big wad of cash. Ahh, just like the old days.

HIPSTER BAND OF THE WEEK: Sergio Arau

Your hosts are Matt Striker and Brother Vampiro.

  • Johnny Mundo vs. Texano

After some early tie-up stuff, Mundo wraps Texano’s leg in the ropes and drops down on the knee. It looked like it could have been the beginning of some leg work, but Texano immediately fires back with a dropkick and a hot streak of offense. Mundo trips up Texano and slides out to the floor to give him a swinging neckbreaker off the apron to the floor. Trying to get back inside, Texano gets knocked off the apron and gets his head kicked into the barricade by Mundo. Back in, that gets two. Running knee by Mundo scores a nearfall as well. Texano elbows out of a chinlock and mounts his comeback. He gives Mundo a monkey flip that takes Mundo back around onto his face. Rough Ryder by Texano gets two. Mundo crotches Texano up top and delivers the Flying Chuck for 1-2-NO! Time for END OF THE WORLD, but Texano rolls away and enziguri kicks Mundo. As he goes for the Powerbomb, Cortez Castro and Cisco head out to cane Texano for the DQ. (5:56) It turns into a three-on-one until Alberto El Patron helps Texano clean house. They give each other that look like we’re still not friends though, bro. **½

Back in Cueto’s office, he meets with Hernandez. Since the fans of Lucha Underground don’t like Hernandez, Dario decides to arm the fans with leather straps during his match with Drago at Ultima Lucha and calls their match the “Believers Backlash”. Hernandez isn’t just going to let the fans whip him. Oh no. If they do, the Temple will run red with their blood. Well, this sounds like a GRRRREAT idea. That was sarcasm, folks.

  • Cage vs. The Mack

Rematch from two weeks ago when Mack picked up the win. Cage takes out his frustrations on Mack, but gets promptly pinned with a Jack Brisco rollup for ANOTHER upset win for the Mack. (:43) Of course after the bell, Cage gives Mack a tour of the ringside area, but the Mack is no joke. He turns the tables on Cage pretty quickly as they fighting up the stairs with security and refs trying to stand in their way. I am perfectly okay with all of this. Dario Cueto comes out and says that Ultima Lucha has become so loaded, that we will have to start Ultima Lucha a week early next Wednesday night. He says we will start the show next week with the Mack and Cage in a Falls Count Anywhere match. So there’s that.

As for the meaning of the Aztec Medallions, Dario is going to tell us about that as well. The seven Aztec Medallions make up what he calls the Gift of the Gods. He reveals another title for Lucha Underground that looks like the menorah of title belts with seven slots for seven medallions. The Gift of the Gods belt is a championship that will be defended and guarantees the owner a Lucha Underground title match whenever they want within a week’s notice. None of this Money in the Bank nonsense. Once you cash in the Gift of the Gods championship, the quest for the medallions starts over again. That’s actually very cool. All the winners of Aztec Medallions come out to put their medallions on the title: Jack Evans, Aerostar, King Cuerno, Bengala, Sexy Star, Big Ryck. Since Fenix was essentially destroyed by Mil Muertes, Dario Cueto is putting his medallion back up for grabs tonight in a battle royal where the final two must win via pinfall or submission. Next thing we know, Fenix appears for his return. Dario does not look pleased. He thinks Fenix is too late to place his medallion on the Gift of the Gods title, but lets him enter the battle royal anyways.

  • 10-Man Aztec Medallion Battle Royal

This match contains Fenix, Killshot, DelAvar Daivari, Ricky Mandel, Super Fly, Famous B, Argenis, Vinny Massaro, Mascarita Sagrada, and Marty the Moth. Gee, I wonder who will win this match. Famous B gets some time to shine to start as he’s throwing down crotch chops and giving Argenis a PEDIGREE and a LEGDROP, brother. Ricky Mandel charges him, but Famous B tosses him over. Argenis suffers the same fate. Now it’s Killshot’s time. He penalty kicks Massaro and drops Famous B with a cutter, but then makes the mistake of going to the top rope and gets thrown to the floor by Daivari. Massaro gets kicked in the head (that’s twice now!) by Famous B, but then gets thrown out by Daivari. Sagrada and Super Fly end up on the apron. Sagrada gives Super Fly a monkey flip to the floor and falls off the apron himself to send them both to the showers. The final four ends up being Fenix, Daivari, Famous B, and Marty the Moth. He struggles and gets some help from Daivari, but Marty eliminates Famous B. We get the standard two heels on one babyface battle royal segment. Fenix fights them off and dumps out Daivari. It’s now pinfall or submission. Marty delivers a nice dropkick, but Fenix fires back with a Tajiri kick for two. To the floor, Marty the Moth fakes a dive to get some heat. Fenix comes back in and hits a handspring elbow. While holding onto Marty’s hand, he walks the ropes and bounces up and down for a lucha armdrag. As Marty rolls out, Fenix busts out a nice somersault plancha. Back inside, Fenix and Marty have an awkward hurracanrana moment where Fenix gets the three-count. (7:12) Seems like if they were going to void Fenix’s medallion victory, they would have at least gone in a different direction. Giving Marty the medallion after now three tries would have at least been more interesting. **

Time for the Prince Puma interview – speaking for the first time EVER. Oh wait, here comes Mil Muertes (in a fancy suit!) and Catrina to interrupt. Puma lays the Lucha Underground title down and dares Muertes to come get some. That’s all the distraction needed as Prince Puma gets attacked from behind by the Disciples of Death. After Puma fights them off all by himself, Mil Muertes comes down for a fight. Puma is on fire right now and manages to kick Muertes down for once for the 630 SENTON. I think Muertes was just restricted having to fight a guy wearing that suit. Puma then does a springboard backflip onto the Aztec symbol in the middle of the ring. Catrina doesn’t seem impressed.

ULTIMA LUCHA PART ONE STARTS NEXT WEEK, APPARENTLY.

UltimaLucha

Ultima Lucha – the two-hour season finale of Lucha Underground – premieres July 29 and August 5 only on the El Rey Network. Here is the card as it stands on July 22:

MAIN EVENT
Lucha Underground Championship: Prince Puma (c) vs. Mil Muertes
Trios Championship: Son of Havoc, Ivelisse & Angelico (c) vs. The Disciples of Death
Gift of the Gods: Bengala vs. King Cuerno vs. Sexy Star vs. Big Ryck vs. Jack Evans vs. Fenix vs. Aerostar
Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Mundo
Texano vs. Blue Demon Jr.
Believer’s Backlash: Drago vs. Hernandez
Vampiro vs. Pentagon Jr.
Falls Count Anywhere: Cage vs. The Mack

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