16th Sep2018

‘Lucha Underground’ Review (Sept 12th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s Lucha Underground review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we will use a very recent review of this card from WrestlingInc and the author of the review, Joesph James. Let’s jump right in.

Match #1: El Dragon Azteca Jr. beat Ivelisse – Gift of the Gods Championship Match

The following is courtesy of Joseph James and WrestlingInc.com:

Ivelisse gains an early advantage with a few nice arm drags, followed by frankensteiner from the middle rope. Dragon Azteca catches Ivelisse with a running crescent kick in the middle of her suicide dive attempt, and begins to work on the left arm to wear Ivelisse down. Azteca shows off some nice submission skills with a Boston Crab and a crossface, but Ivelisse uses her MMA background to escape.

Ivelisse begins a comeback and lands a gorgeous tornado DDT in the center of the ring but Azteca uses his power to regain control. The action shifts to the outside where Azteca misses a high-risk attempt and lands on the railing at ringside. Ivelisse nearly steals the matchup with a code red bomb, but Azteca kicks out at the last second. Now on the top rope, Ivelisse and Azteca battle for positioning. Ivelisse attemps a superplex but the champion lands a headbutt to knock her off. Top role leg drop and it’s over.

My Take: This was strong match to start off the card. I love intergender wrestling, so this already had my attention.

Match #2: King Cuerno versus Mil Muertes

The following is courtesy of Joseph James and WrestlingInc.com:

Muertes charges Cuerno at the bell. He lays into him with 10 stiff clotheslines and a mean right hook. Cuerno uses his speed to avoid the Man of a Thousand Deaths but runs right into a powerslam. Muertes gets caught in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker followed by a running knee strike in the corner. Mil’s power proves to be too much and he gains advantage with a chokeslam. Mil attempts an axe-handle from the second rope but gets caught with a knee. Both men trade fists in the center of the ring to the crowd’s delight. Fight moves to the outside. Referee Mary Elias tries to get them back in the ring but both men push him into the crowd before they continue brawling. Marty didn’t like that and calls for the bell disqualifying both men.

My Take: This was pretty good, but the disqualification thing in LU felt like a cop-out.

Match #3: Main Event – Reptile Tribe (Kobra Moon, Daga, Jeremiah Snake) versus Lucha Super Friends (Aerostar, Fenix, Drago) for the Lucha Underground Trios Championship

The following is courtesy of Joseph James and WrestlingInc.com:

Jeremiah and Drago start. The champs work him over in their corner with quick-tags and stiff chops. Vampiro continues to call out Fenix for his change in demeanor on commentary. Drago lands some offense of his own, landing a pair of tornado DDTs on Daga and Jeremiah. Fenix enters the matchup and immediately gains the advantage for his team, nailing the Reptile Tribe with a series of quick kicks and high-risk maneuvers. He attempts to attack Kobra Moon but she slithers away. Fenx then tags in Aerostar, although, it’s over aggressive and catches Aerostar by surprise.

Aerostar comes in and hits a corkskrew crossbody and a handspring cutter on Dagabut gets blindsided by Jeremiah and worked over in the corner again. Lucha Super Friends try to get Fenix to attempt a suicide dive, but instead he nails Aerostar with a superkick!!! Melissa is stunned on the outside screaming at Fenix. He hits Aerostar with a muscle buster driver and then exits the ring. Jeremiah comes in and picks up the pieces.

My Take: This was an excellent match that had a surprise ending. I thought every-one moved great and kept the action moving at a brisk pace. It’ll be interesting to see where things go now.

News Of The Night:

  1. XO Lishus, Joey Ryan and Ivelisse are a trios team now.
  2. King Cuerno versus Mil Muertes versus Pentagon Dark in a triple threat for the Lucha Underground Title happens, next week.
  3. Fenix turned on Aerostar and Drago.
  4. Marty The Moth buys his way into a Gift Of The Gods Championship Match, for next week.
  5. Jake Strong has made a declaration to break the ankles of Fenix, Aerostar and Drago.
  6. Fenix attacked Melissa Santos.

Final Verdict: 4 out of 5 – This was a strong episode that had lots of twists and turns, along with great wrestling.

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