Lucha Underground on El Rey Network (04.13.16)
April 13, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
The current Lucha Underground champs are as follows:
Lucha Underground Champion: Matanza (3/23/16)
Lucha Underground Gift of the Gods Champion: Vacant (3/16/16)
Lucha Underground Trios Champions: Son of Havoc, Ivelisse & Angelico (3/16/16)
In case you missed last week, here are some highlights:
NOW ONTO THIS WEEK:
As we often do, we start in Dario Cueto’s office. In his office, he has Johnny Mundo, Taya, and Cage. He wants the trios tournament to top the one from last year. Cueto formerly introduces himself to Taya and she acts like he’s no big deal. Anyways, he wants these three to be this year’s new Unlikely Trio. Cage just wants another match with Mundo. While Cage and Mundo may hate each other, neither one of them have held gold in Lucha Underground which means they can now share a common goal. With or without Mundo and Taya, Cage says he wants in the tournament and walks out. Why? Because he’s not a man – yeah, we know. Mundo and Taya laugh about Cage after he leaves. Pretty funny stuff. When Cueto tells him to just win the tournament, Mundo says he plans to do just that. Cueto’s desk nameplate says “I’m Kind of a Big Deal”. HA.
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Your hosts are Matt Striker and Vampiro.
- Killshot vs. Argenis
Looks like Killshot might be getting a little bit of a push this year starting tonight. He comes to the ring wearing a camo vest and now does a pre-match ritual with some dog tags since we now know he did some time over in the Middle East as a sniper for the Marines. Argenis immediately misses a charge and takes a dropkick in the corner. Backbreaker gets two. As they run the ropes and do some dropdowns and whatnot, Argenis kicks Killshot in the butt. Argenis lucha armdrags Killshot over and tries coming off the top, but Killshot enziguri kicks him down to the floor for a moonsault plancha. Back inside, Killshot hits the somersault into the cutter for two. Argenis though stops Killshot up top and brings him down with a SUPER ARMDRAG. Cover, 1-2-NO! Killshot catches Argenis flying and maneuvers him around from a powerbomb position into a corkscrew suplex. Flying double stomp on Argenis leads to Kenny Omega’s ELECTRIC CHAIR DRIVER for the win. (4:36) Nice little match to put over Killshot. We’ll see if it goes anywhere. **½
El Dragon Azteca Jr. confronts the Black Lotus and asks her why she’s helping out Dario Cueto and Matanza when they are responsible for the death of their mentor. Even though she was the one who snapped El Dragon Azteca’s spine, she puts the blame on Matanza. She tells the new kid that she’s playing both sides. They will have their revenge, but not yet. Matanza is just too powerful.
Meanwhile in Dario Cueto’s office, he’s talking with some young hot shot from Mexico named Daga. His ignorance about the Aztec Medallions angers Cueto. In his debut match in Lucha Underground, Cueto puts him in match to win the first Aztec medallion. His opponent? Texano. Looks like Daga is setting out to prove himself to Cueto here.
- Gift of the Gods Aztec Medallion Match #1: Texano vs. Daga
Vamp explains to us that Daga excels at shoot style fighting. We’ll see how that works here in Lucha Underground. This is my first look at him. Daga shows Texano no respect (no respect at all) with an open hand slap right out of the lockup. They leg sweep each other very quickly until they come to a standing stalemate. Texano shoves off a headlock for a shoulderblock, but nobody moves and Texano slaps him across the chops. They run the ropes ending with Texano rolling through a sunset flip and kicking Daga in the face. More abuse on Daga in the corner. Texano drops Daga’s balls on the top rope and kicks him out to the floor. Back inside, Daga kicks Texano to the floor so he can fly with a tope con hilo. We see a little bit of ringside violence here. In the ring, Daga kicks on Texano in the corner for two. Texano starts getting pissed off and superkicks Daga back, but then comes off the ropes into a dropkick. Flying Rough Ryder by Texano gets two. The sitout powerbomb gets countered to a rana for 1-2-NO! Texano turns Daga inside out with a running lariat. Daga counters a German suplex into an anklelock, but Texano kicks him away and monkey flips him over. SITOUT POWERBOMB finally puts away Daga to win the first Aztec medallion. (7:05) I like this Daga guy. I hope he comes back. ***
Somewhere dark and deep, Catrina meets with Mil Muertes. The Disciples of Death wish to beg for his forgiveness for their failures. Catrina says they will not fail again. They will be one step closer to regaining the Lucha Underground trios titles and Mil Muertes will have his Lucha Underground championship back. Always a wonderful friend and encourager, Catrina tells Mil Muertes that Matanza could be more powerful than the earthquake that made him. This news either excites Mil or angers him. Perhaps a little bit of both?
- First Round Trios Tournament Match: Prince Puma, Rey Mysterio & Dragon Azteca Jr. vs. Cage, Johnny Mundo & Taya
RON FUNCHES IS STILL HERE. This match should be plenty fun. Dragon Azteca and Cage kick this one off. Cage grabs a headlock, but makes a mistake as he lets Azteca free to be on the move. Big lucha armdrag out of the corner on Cage. He ducks a couple discus lariats from Cage and tags out to Puma. He kicks on Cage and tilt-a-whirl headscissors him into a tag to Mundo. Striker recalls all the beef Puma had last year with Cage and Mundo. Lots of ducks and counters from these two. Puma backflip headscissors Mundo over. Taya trips up Puma allowing Mundo to land Moonlight Drive for two. Tag to Taya, she and Mundo double team Puma for a few seconds. Double knees sent to Puma while he’s down against the ropes. She intends to tag in Mundo, but Cage steals the tag by slapping Taya. Cage lands a Doctorbomb on Puma for two. While Taya distracts the ref, Mundo slides a chair into the ring. Cage doesn’t want to play that way and kicks the chair out. Mundo takes offense and shoves Cage back only to get slapped for a tag. Puma again has to fight off a double-team attack from Taya and Mundo. He’s successful, but Mundo trips up Mysterio off the apron preventing a tag. Before he can tag Dragon Azteca, Cage grabs Puma. He is able to enziguri kick Cage and leap into the tag to Dragon Azteca. He takes care of Cage and Taya before giving Mundo a beautiful hurracanrana for 1-2-NO! As Taya joins Mundo to jump Dragon Azteca, he flips out of a back suplex and falls back into a tag to Rey Mysterio. He fights them off culminating with a drop toehold to Taya into Mundo’s balls. He sets them up for a 619, but they bail out. As Rey stands on the middle rope, Puma does a tope suicida onto Taya and Mundo. Dragon Azteca takes them out with a somersault plancha. Rey Mysterio can’t fly like he used to with all his knee problems.
Cage has enough of this and drills both guys on the floor, but then takes a roundhouse kick from Puma. In the ring, Rey is getting nearfalls on Mundo until Taya comes back. They give Rey the Magic Killer finish for 1-2-NO! In comes Puma and Dragon Azteca to throw out Taya and Mundo. That’s when Cage appears and drills them again with clotheslines. He powerslams Rey and wants to head up top, but Mundo is there first. While they argue, Puma dropkicks Cage into Mundo to trip him up. With Mundo up on Puma’s shoulders up in the corner, Dragon Azteca gives Mundo a headscissors to the mat! 450 SPLASH by Puma gets 1-2-NO! Mundo elbows off the Benadryller and hits the C4 on Puma. Dragon Azteca headscissors Mundo over. As he rolls through, Dragon Azteca kicks him in the face. Taya gives Dragon Azteca a bridging suplex followed by a double stomp. Rey avoids a corner charge from Taya and traps her in the corner as Cage comes barreling at her. Whoops. Cage catches Rey trying a headscissors and buckle bombs Rey into Taya. Puma is caught flying as well into a suplex, but Dragon Azteca breaks up the move. Puma ends up on Cage’s shoulders and Dragon Azteca flies into Cage’s arms for a Samoan drop and a fallaway slam at the same time. WHAT. DOWN COME THE STRAPS. Puma avoids Weapon X and ducks the Flying Chuck that nails Cage. Having enough of Mundo, Cage wipes him out with a discus lariat. Moonsault Press by Rey takes out Cage! Mysterio hits Mundo with a 619 setting up an awesome tilt-a-whirl DDT by Dragon Azteca! While Mysterio and Dragon Azteca take care of Taya and Cage on the floor, Puma is left all alone to land the 630 SENTON for the victory. (12:53) No doubt about it. This was an action packed 13 minutes and my favorite trios match in season two. There’s still plenty of these to come though. ****
Before we go, Dario Cueto spends some quality time with his brother Matanza. He encourages him to “bring death to the dead” next week when he faces his biggest challenge yet in Mil Muertes. Whoa, now he’s shaking the bars of his cage. Time to go.
Until next time, so long for now!
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