Tuesday, June 26, 2018


The Internet’s Lucha Underground screencap game could use some work.
Conflict between masters and underlings is a common theme throughout this week’s Lucha Underground. So is matches with shit on the line. Two shows this season, 4 matches, and 100% of them thus far have been for something. I don’t expect this to continue, but it’s a good way to kick off the season.


Cuerno gave the Gauntlet of the Gods to Aerostar, who hid it somewhere in space and time. This makes Catrina unhappy, as she needs the gauntlet to restore her life force, but King Cuerno doesnn’t give a shit, which I know because he tells her using those exact words.

Catrina continues her quest for life in Antonio Cueto’s office, where she demands a Grave Consequences match between Mil Muertes and Fenix, because apparently Fenix’s permadeath will restore Catrina to life without messing with the Gauntlet. Antonio agrees, because if Catrina is alive again, she won’t be able to teleport into his office and will, instead, have to knock.

Finally, post-show, Jeremiah Crane inserts himself into the Grave Consequences match, making it a Three Way To The Grave match. If he buries Fenix and Mil, you see, Catrina will be all his. Should be a hell of a match.


We open with a trios match, with the even more mismatched team of Mack, Killshot, and Son of Havoc defending against”Infamous Incorporated”, the new stable led by Famous B - “Big Bad Steve”, Sammy Guevara, and “Savage Jake Strong”. The latter is Jack Swagger, so yay. I can’t find out who Big Bad Steve is, he kinda looks like Brodus Clay, but the tattoos don’t match. Famous B’s new crew is less jobbery than usual, but that’s just so Strong can turn on his team and Famous B after the match for losing.

Everything Has Stakes in Lucha Underground, as we start distributing medallions in a new Gift of the Gods round. This week, it’s Drago vs. El Dragon Azteca in a decent match, though nothing here is too insane. Azteca wins with what looks like a new finisher for him, and Kobra Moon berates Drago after the match until they’re both interrupted and beat up by Johnny Mundo and Taya Valkyrie. While neither team is specifically a face, the Reptile Tribe did cause Mundo to be eliminated from Aztec Warfare.

And finially, in our title match, Pentagon Dark became the first person to beat Matanza, clean, in a singles match, with two Mexican Destroyers and a Package Piledriver to retain the title. Post-match, Antonio Cueto berates his sone, telling him Dario “made him sot”, which is a good way to explain Matanza losing anything ever like this in story.

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