16th Aug2018

‘Lucha Underground’ Review (August 15th 2018)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Lucha Underground review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have to talk about Kevin. Kevin’s a sicko. He killed John C. Reilly!

Match #1: Matanza Cueto beat Saltador

Matanza got another sacrifice in Saltador here. The idea is Matanza kills who-ever he beats, so Saltador is now dead. When Lucha Underground wants to bury some-body, they bury them. With that said, can you imagine Triple H having that kind of power? Owen Hart would have been taking a dirt nap long before he tragically died.

Match #2: El Dragon Azteca beat Killshot – Gift Of The Gods Match

This was a good match that had some excellent athleticism from both fighters. Azteca is lacking in the star power department (aisle 6 at Sears) but has the talent necessary to get the attention he’ll need to become a big name. Killshot is doing so well here and as Shane Strickland that he is becoming a hot commodity. I agree with Azteca getting the win, as he can be a big deal for Lucha Underground, as long as he gets to win important matches against good people like he did here.

Match #3: Main Event – The Reptile Tribe (Kobra Moon, Daga, Jeremiah Snake) beat Killshot, The Mack and Son Of Havoc – Lucha Underground Trios Tag Titles Match

The idea here was that Killshot betrayed his own team to allow The Reptile Tribe to win the titles. The action here was great and had a certain gravitas to it that will help it stand the test of time. It was one thing after another with each wrestler having a moment to shine amidst the melee. Sami Callihan actually comes across as tame playing this Jeremiah Snake when you compare him to what he’s doing in Impact or Major League Wrestling. The Reptile Tribe in general feels more like a mid-card group than any-thing else, but they work as a tag team, so at least you aren’t seeing them dominate the whole roster. It’s weird seeing Willie Mack as just The Mack, even though he is still just playing himself, more or less. Have they ever actually shown the original Havoc on Lucha Underground? I wonder if Havoc still has a naked Anne Hathaway? Bijou Philips… say that ten times fast. Any-way, this was a great main event that had a surprise ending that sets the stage for many matches to come.

News Of The Night:

  1. The Mack will wrestle Mil Muertes in a Haunted House match, next week.
  2. Brian Cage and Pentagon Jr. had a wild brawl.
  3. The Mack wants to wrestle Killshot.
  4. Aerostar and Drago are friends again.
  5. Pentagon will defend the Lucha Underground Title against Brian Cage next week in a Last Man Standing Match
  6. Paul London is the only remaining member of the Rabbit Tribe.

Final Verdict: This was an excellent card that had lots of great action that set the stage for an even better card, next week.


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