Lucha Underground Notes 11/09/2016

Robbie Radford

Robbie Radford

Robbie covers NJPW, Lucha Underground and a few other promotions as well as various other articles. He is also a co-host of the PuroLads podcast. Robbie lives in Leeds, England.
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Believers Backlash: Mascarita Sagrada defeated Famous B (***)

Aztec Warfare Qualifier: Marty Moth, Mariposa, The Mack, Ivelisse and Jeremiah Crane defeated Cage, Argenis, Killshot, Dante and Texano Jr (***¼)

Grave Consequences: Mil Muertes defeated Prince Puma (***½)   


Beginning the show, Catrina hyped up Mil Muertes before warning him, if he loses again, she won’t bring him back from the dead. Very much a do or die situation for Muertes.

Believers Backlash: Mascarita Sagrada vs famous B
The believers inside the temple brought their own weapons and everything was legal. Imagine a lumberjack match, with fans instead of wrestlers surrounding the ring.

Adorning American football gear, Mascarita Sagrada launched himself straight at the Crown Jewels of famous b before jumping off a mini ladder onto Famous B. Following a distraction from Brenda, Famous B took advantage with a Superkick to regain the advantage, more so when he launched Mascarita into a trash can. Fired up, Mascarita hit B with the trash can lid before Famous B threw Mascarita in the ring, only for, in a hilarious turn of events, Mascarita launched a bowling ball, once again into the Crown Jewels of Famous B. Wagner ran in, only for Son of Havoc to make the save. Mascarita hit Brenda with a creampie, prompting ironic commentary. Mascarita finally won with a top rope finisher, hilarious match, great fun.

Dante prepared for his match, only to be approached by Killshot. Despite their differences leading back to the Great War, they were happy to compete on the same side.

Kobra Moon disturbed Drago backstage, insisting that Pindar is alive and will force Drago to call Kobra her queen.

The Mack, Mariposa, Ivelisse, Marty Moth and Jeremiah Crane vs Killshot, Argenis, Cage, Dante and Texano Jr
High stakes here as the winning five would all qualify for Aztec Warfare next week. The new guys, Crane and Fox got the match underway, seemingly trying to impress the temple veterans. Crane and Ivelisse worked very well together, only for Cage to tag in and flatten the pair. It didn’t take long before this match really got going, resulting in Fox and Killshot working well in tandem to take out the crowd. In a strange turn events, Fox then turned on Killshot, allowing Marty Moth to pick up the win for his team. Very chaotic for the time it ran, short but very sweet.

Dario Cueto gave a pep talk to Matanza, ahead of his Aztec Warfare title defence. For the first time, Matanza spoke, replying with ‘WAR’ when Dario asked if he remembered what their father prepared him for.

Grave Consequences: Prince Puma vs Mil Muertes
This match got off to a hell of a start, the pair battled all over the temple with Puma having the advantage in the early stages. Muertes, after being born again with the help of Catrina’s stone whilst Puma grabbed a coffin, went on the rampage, powerbombing Puma onto the coffin. Muertes speared Puma through a table after Muertes ran into a steel chair propped up in the corner. Puma took advantage of Muertes dragging the coffin in the ring, fighting back and 450 splashing Muertes who was laid on top of the coffin. Puma showed a darker side, utilising a steel chair on the coffin whilst muertes laid motionless halfway inside it.

Muertes chokeslammed Puma onto the coffin, however he reversed the Flatliner in an incredible way, walking on his hands out of danger. Much to the chagrin of Catrina, Muertes was really struggling to outwit Puma, who had the crowd behind him throughout. Another big spot came when, after a 50-50 blow for blow contest, Muertes chokeslammed Puma through two tables. Whilst Puma lay flat, Muertes dragged in the coffin that Konnan was once placed inside. Puma then took a flatliner on the outside, making it very easy for Muertes to get him inside the coffin, ending the match. As the crowd chanted ‘that was awesome’ Muertes and Catrina stood victorious in the ring, watching Puma’s body being carried away inside the coffin.

Final Word
A good show, there was plenty of stories progressing as well as some solid matches. Aztec Warfare is next week and despite knowing the conclusion, it’s probably worth tuning into live. I hate the idea of the finish next week and it will be heavily buried in a separate article to the review, however, I’m looking forward to next weeks episode. Let’s Lucha!

Grade: B+

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Robbie covers NJPW, Lucha Underground and a few other promotions as well as various other articles. He is also a co-host of the PuroLads podcast. Robbie lives in Leeds, England.

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