Brendo’s Lucha Underground Recap – 2/3/16

Here we go with what should be another awesome episode of Lucha Underground. I think I was closer to the railing on the balcony for this one so maybe you can see me. Let’s find out! We start off with some clips from Ultima Lucha, including Mil Muertes beating Prince Puma for the Lucha Underground Championship and Black Lotus killing El Dragon Azteca after Dario Cueto told her Azteca murdered her parents. Yeah, that was pretty nuts.

We’re now in the present in the Temple and Prince Puma is working out. Pentagon Jr. comes in and thanks Puma for giving him the opportunity to break the arm of Mil Muertes last week and pleasing his Master. Pentagon says that tonight they will be partners against the Disciples of Death but the next sacrifice to his Master will be Puma. Pentagon says he has zero fear and Puma strikes out at Pentagon. They fight a bit. Puma hits a crazy flip kick on Pentagon and growls in his face. We then cut to the live action in the Temple.

Johnny Mundo vs. Killshot

They edited the crowd chants for Mundo. I think they changed it to “Johnny Zero.” What everyone was chanting was “Johnny Punto.” Punto is spanish slang for pussy, if I remember correctly. It could have also been “puto” which can be a derogatory term for homosexual. So yeah, not really appropriate and I don’t blame them for editing it out. Killshot starts things off with a snapmare but Mundo recovers quickly. Killshot hits a big kick and dodges one from Mundo. Killshot follows up with an enziguri, knocking Mundo to the floor. Killshot then hits a crazy diving moonsault over the ropes and onto Mundo. Mundo responds with a huge spear, stopping Killshot in his tracks. Mundo tosses him in the ring and gets a two count off a pin attempt. Killshot follows up with a rolling cutter but Mundo gets into the ropes. Killshot then goes for a powerbomb but Mundo slips out of it and hits the C4 on Killshot to get a nearfall.

Mundo wastes some time taunting the crowd and getting ready to go for The End of the World. Killshot rolls out of the way before Mundo can even get up on the turnbuckle. Mundo hits a tackle in the corner but Killshot responds by whipping Mundo into the opposite corner. He goes for a corner attack but Mundo is able to counter with a kick. Killshot recovers and hits a dropkick on Mundo in the corner. He then goes up top and hits a shooting star press but Mundo kicks out at the last possible second. Killshot is really establishing himself with this match, win or lose. Killshot goes for a slam but Mundo blocks it and hits Killshot with a knee. Killshot responds with a huge knee of his own and irish whips Mundo. Mundo takes out the ref, Rick Knox. While Knox is recovering in the corner, Mundo counters a Killshot leapfrog with a big kick to the groin and follows it up with a slingshot kick off the ropes. He is then able to hit The End of the World on Killshot and get the three count for the pin.

Johnny gets on the mic after his victory and taunts Mil Muertes. Cage appears on the balcony and says it is good to be back in the Temple. He is 100% healthy, unlike Muertes. He says when Muertes is healed up, he won’t just break Muertes’ arm, he’ll break his entire body. Mundo interrupts Cage, saying Cage isn’t even his league. Cage reminds Mundo that the last time they met, Cage whupped his ass and if Mundo wants to go, they can go right now. Cage gets in the ring and stares down Mundo. Mundo gets out of there in a hurry. Cage turns around and stares down Muertes, who is up on his throne. Mundo then attacks Cage from behind but Cage responds with a huge clothesline and goes for a press slam on Cage but Mundo slips out of it and gets out of there.

When we come back from commercial we get a vignette where Marty the Moth is still holding Sexy Star captive. He says he has brought her something and opens his hands to reveal a butterfly. Sexy turns away in fear. Marty says there is no reason to be afraid, that all this is for her own good. He tells Sexy that his sister says it is almost time for Sexy to fly back to the temple. She won’t be alone, they are coming with her. That was pretty creepy.

We then get a promo featuring the Darewolf, PJ Black. PJ, formerly known as Justin Gabriel in WWE, is shown riding the roads on a motorcycle and then fights some other motorcycle guys. His voiceover says he doesn’t seek money or recognition. He is just looking for his next thrill and he has heard that Lucha Underground is the place to get it. He takes out both of the motorcycle guys and lets out a roar. Pretty badass.

The Mack vs. PJ Black

I don’t think I made it to the edge of the railing yet where the wrestlers walk down the steps and it’s so dark you can’t see the rest of the balcony. You can kind of see me give PJ Black a high five though. I am a huge PJ Black fan, having followed him since his debut on the original NXT and then as part of the Nexus. Benson and I got to see him in some of his first indie matches in EVOLVE during WrestleMania weekend last year and he was awesome. He is a perfect addition to the Lucha Underground roster. Willie Mack is also a big fave of mine as he has been a huge part of the SoCal indie scene for as long as I have been going to shows. I first saw him in Mach 1 in Anaheim where he was champion and have seen him several times since then. He is crazy agile for a big guy and has tons of charisma.

Black gets Mack in a side headlock to start things off. They go into the ropes and Willie hits a hiptoss but Black lands on his feet and hits a kick on Mack. He then gets Mack back in a side headlock. Willie powers out and tosses PJ into the ropes but PJ responds with a big tackle. He hits a nice armdrag on Mack. Mack responds with an armdrag of his own and hits a kick on Black. They both exchange chops. Mack whips PJ in the ropes and they exchange counters but Mack then nails PJ with an enziguri. Mack whips PJ into the corner hard and goes for a corner attack but PJ counters with a double kick out of the corner. PJ goes in to attack a dazed Mack but Mack surprises PJ with a Samoan Drop. He follows this up with a standing moonsault and gets a near fall.

The two exchange punches after getting back on their feet and then some chops. PJ hits a kick and Mack responds in kind. PJ then hits an uppercut and a forearm. He tries for another forearm but Mack grabs him and goes for a German suplex but PJ has it scouted and lands on his feet. PJ tosses Mack in the ropes and then hits a big Blue Thunder Bomb but Mack manages to kick out. PJ follows this up with a springboard moonsault and he gets another near fall. PJ goes up to the top to go for his 450 but Mack rolls out of range. PJ hits a flying forearm into the corner and then goes for a springboard attack but Mack counters this with a stunner and gets a three count. Great finish and a great match. Fantastic debut for PJ Black.

When we come back from the break we get a vignette featuring the newest female on the Lucha Underground roster, Kobra Moon. The excellent luchadora also known as Thunder Rosa on the indies will debut next week! She is pretty awesome!

Prince Puma and Pentagon Jr. vs. The Disciples of Death

This is a 3 on 2 handicap match as the Trios champions take on the two biggest stars in Lucha Underground. I cannot understate how over Pentagon is with the Lucha Underground crowd. He also got one of the biggest pops at PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles. He is quickly becoming a huge star in the States. The Disciples of Death jump Pentagon and Puma before the bell rings. Puma cleans house and Pentagon then hits a diving attack to the outside on all three Disciples. Puma then hits a crazy shooting star off the top rope to the outside. He and Pentagon argue a bit and the Disciples take advantage, double teaming Puma in the ring. I am not sure which Disciple is which so I will do my best here. Disciple goes after Puma’s mask and tosses him into their corner. The Disciples triple team Puma. El Siniestro Del Muerte goes for a pin on Puma but Pentagon breaks it up. The Disciples respond by triple teaming Pentagon.

SDM hits a suplex on Puma and he and another Disciple hit a double team on Puma. Pentagon comes in and clears the ring. He then hits big slaps on all three Disciples. Puma hits a flying dropkick off the top rope on Trece and he and Pentagon face off again. Trece hits a hanging DDT off the rope on Puma. SDM hits a catapult dropkick on Pentagon, knocking Pentagon to the floor and Barrio Negro then hits a flying attack onto Pentagon. Back in the ring, Puma hits a big piledriver on Trece and then goes up for the 630 splash. Pentagon tags himself in as Puma launches into the air and Pentagon pins Trece after Puma hits the 630.

After the match, the gloves are off between Puma and Pentagon and they go at it. Pentagon hits the Lung Blower on Puma and then goes for the armbreaker.Puma manages to fight out of it. He goes for an enziguri but Pentagon slips out of the ring.

The closing vignette is a big one as we hear an off camera Rey Mysterio talking to the mysterious hooded figure we saw in the final moments of Ultima Lucha. He lowers his hood to reveal that he is Dragon Azteca Jr and that he has inherited the mask of his father. Rey then reveals himself to the camera as we end the show. Awesome!

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