08th Sep2018

‘Lucha Underground’ Review (Sept 5th 2018)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Lucha Underground review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a night… of death!

Match #1: Matanza Cueto beat Joey Wrestling

Matanza killed Joey in this match. The idea is that he has sacrificed his sixth victim here. The match itself was good for what it was, with Matanza looking like a monster as usual. It’s weird to see Joey Mathews/Mercury/Wrestling in for a quick run, but it was built on avenging Johnny Mundo, so at least there’s a reason for it. This is a good way to perform some late summer cleaning on the roster, I suppose.

Match #2: Killshot beat Big Bad Steve (w/ The Beautiful Brenda)

This was a good match that made Killshot look like a bigger deal than when he walked in. Killshot, who is Shane Strickland in real life, has struggled to make this gimmick into some-thing other than just another luchador. Here, Killshot was able to have a competitive bout with an opponent who was able to work as hard as he does. This was a lot of fun.

Match #3: Main Event – Pentagon Dark beat Hernandez – Lucha Underground Championship Match

This was a good main event with some excellent work from Pentagon, who has been one of wrestling’s best all this year. Pentagon feels like a champion who can work any-one and make them look good, which is what the champion is supposed to be able to do. Hernandez still looks good after all of these years and, while he is not the great technician, he is a capable athlete who works hard in the ring. The match that they worked was a hard-hitting fight that could leave a welt on you from just glancing at it. I liked this and think this should lead to Pentagon getting to keep the title for some time.

News Of The Night:

  1. Catrina fell to her death from the Temple’s top after Mil Muertes let her plummet.
  2. Aerostar took Melissa Santos’s half of her amulet and Catrina’s soul and went back in time and saved Fenix from death.
  3. Fenix is possibly possessed by a demon.
  4. King Cuerno is about to enter a feud with Pentagon.
  5. Johnny Mundo has been alleged to have been informed he can never wrestle again.

Final Verdict: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a simple episode that had a couple people die and one person be resurrected. It sounds like I’m talking about a janky wrestling league, doesn’t it? LU did good here, but the wrestling felt secondary to the stories, which is the exact opposite of what should ever happen.


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