Wednesday, June 14, 2017


And so... it begins.
OK. It's been an awkward, shitty week, but the Cueto Cup starts tonight on Lucha Underground, they released the brackets, and I want to lock my predictions in before tonight's show airs.

Group A:

Aerostar vs. Drago - Drago
Pentagon Dark vs. Argenis - Pentagon
The Mack vs. Mala Suerte - The Mack
Famous B vs. Texano - Texano

Drago vs. Pentagon - Pentagon
The Mack vs. Texano - Texano

Pentagon vs. Texano - Pentagon

OK. So my thinking here is that first, Mala Suerte and Argenis are jobbers. Second, Pentagon Dark will go all the way, because we haven't seen him in a while and he's the single most popular dude in all of Lucha Underground. So the only reall tossups here are Aerostar-Drago, which I'm giving to Drago because the feud with his old team just started; and Texano vs. Mack, which I'm giving to Texano because Pentagon beating Texano is a better reaction than Pentagon being the one knocking Mack out.

Group B:

Vibora vs. Paul London - Vibora
Veneno vs. Mil Muertes - Mil Muertes
Jeremiah Crane vs. Killshot - Jeremiah Crane
Joey Ryan vs. Taya - Taya

Vibora vs. Mil Muertes - Mil
Jeremiah Crane vs. Taya - Crane

Mil Muertes vs. Crane - Mil

In Group Be, London and Veneno are the only obvious jobber. The other two first round matches are tossups between luchadors of roughly equivalent level, so I'm just guessing based on how they've been booked lately. Nobody besides Mil could take this bracket, of course.

Group C:

Cage vs. Vinnie Massaro - Cage
Pindar vs. Mascarita Sagrada - Pindar
Marty The Moth vs. Saltador - Marty
Fenix vs. Mariposa - Fenix

Cage vs. Pindar - Cage
Marty vs. Fenix - Fenix

Cage vs. Fenix - Cage

Lotta gobbers here. Massaro, Sagrada, Saltador, Mariposa, and Pindar, honestly. Cage has THE GAUNTLET and therefore cannot lose this bracket, and since Cage is a heel now, that means he'll wrestle Fenix in the final.

Group D:

Sexy Star vs. TJ Black - Sexy Star
Prince Puma vs. Ricky Mandel - Prince Puma
Dragon Azteca Jr. vs. Dante Fox - Azteca
Son of Havoc vs. ??? (Matanza)

Puma vs. Sexy Satar - Puma
Azteca vs. Matanza - Matanza

Puma vs. Matanza - Puma

OK. A lot of guesswork in Group D. Matanza is the only real possibility for the mystery slot. Rey and Mundo aren't in the tourney, and there's nobody left who'd be a surprise here. Star over Black is a given after her losses against the Worldwide Underground. Ricky Mandel and Dante Fox are jobbing. The big question is, does Matanza or Puma take the bracket? I'm going with Puma because of where I think they're headed in the finals.

Final Four

Cage vs. Puma - Puma
Pentagon vs. Mil Muertes - Pentagon


Pentagon vs. Puma - Pentagon

I have Pentagon going all the way. Cage and Puma are both logical opponents for him, but Pentagon is Vampiro's former follower, and Puma is Vampiro's current follower, and it just makes so much sense with these brackets to put the two of them in the final and have Pentagon win.

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