Quick Hits: Lucha Underground 9.7.16
-We begin the season with Dario Cueto in a jail cell. He ends up being released. A guard, which is actually the Honky Tonk Man!, gives Dario his belongings. Dario meets the mystery man in the limo. He tells Dario that if he continues to waste his time, Dario’s next sentence will be death.
-Vampiro says that he is no one’s master and he just wants to be an announcer.
-Dario Cueto is in the ring with Matanza. He says Rey Mysterio will fight Pentagon Dark tonight. Dario reveals his “Dial of Doom.” He says whoever the wheel lands on gets a Title shot against Matanza. The wheel lands on Son of Havoc.
Lucha Underground Championship: Matanza (c) vs Son of Havoc
-I’m surprised Matanza is still alive after Dario was locked up. Who fed him?
-Matanza throws Son of Havoc around early.
-Son of Havoc moves out of the way of a Matanza charge. Matanza goes to the outside. Son of Havoc lands an elbow to the nuts.
-Matanza regains control and hits two standing moonsault headbutts.
-Son of Havoc catches Matanza with a boot. He goes for a tilt-a-whirl DDT but Matanza stops it. But Son of Havoc keeps the headlock on and applies a choke.
-Son of Havoc goes for the double stomp. Matanza tosses him off a pin attempt, but Son of Havoc goes right to an armbreaker.
-Matanza tosses Son of Havoc away but he springboards off the ropes and hits a Stunner for two.
-Son of Havoc connects on a Shooting Star Press for two.
-Havoc goes off the ropes. Matanza tosses him in the air and catches him and hits the Wrath of the Gods for the win.
WINNER and STILL Lucha Underground Champion: Matanza- Solid first match. Similar to Ivelisse/Mil Muertes from last year’s season opener. There was a bit more drama in that one. But this match was still good. The Shooting Star Press near fall was close.
-The Worldwide Underground is in Dario’s office. Mundo wants a Title shot. Cueto says last time they were in his ring they lost the Trios Titles. Mundo says that was because of Angelico. Mundo says they took care of Angelico. They show a video from the night of Ultima Lucha Dos. They beat up Angelico and broke his leg. Dario says he is still not getting a Title shot. Mundo wants Sexy Star for the Gift of the Gods Title. Cueto still says no. But he gives Taya that shot.
-Ivelisse is in the ring. She wants to crush Catrina’s head into the ground. She challenges Catrina to a match at Ultima Lucha Tres. Catrina appears and accepts. But we don’t know when it is yet.
Gift of the Gods Championship: Sexy Star (c) vs Taya
-Some mat wrestling is exchanged early on.
-Taya finally gains control with a hard clothesline and double knees to the face in the corner.
-Taya misses a moonsault which allows Sexy Star to start her comeback.
-The Worldwide Underground comes out. Mundo holds Sexy Star, but Sexy moves and Taya catches her with the double knees. Sexy rolls up Taya for the win.
-Worldwide Underground attacks. The Trios Champs Fenix, Aerostar and Drago make the save.
WINNER and STILL Gift of the Gods Champion: Sexy Star- Short match. Knowing now that Sexy Star is out of wrestling, you could tell she wasn’t fully invested in this match. At least that was my observation.
-Marty the Moth is in Dario’s office. He makes a Weapons of Mass Destruction match next week against Killshot.
Rey Mysterio Jr vs Pentagon Dark
-Rey is in Seahawks colors despite being from San Diego.
-Pentagon lands some hard kicks to the leg of Rey.
-Matt Striker mentions the crowd chanting for Pentagon as a sign of respect. Well duh, you can’t turn the guy your fans cheer the most heel.
-Pentagon lands a superkick and Matt Striker tells everyone to RSVP to the party because he is hip and cool.
-Rey catches Pentagon with a top rope Frankensteiner.
-On the outside, Rey goes for a standing moonsault off the apron. Pentagon catches him, but Rey uses his momentum to hit a tilt-a-whirl DDT.
-Back in the ring, Pentagon catches Rey and hits a nasty looking package piledriver for two.
-Pentagon ducks a 619 and drops Rey on his knees. Pentagon goes out to confront Vampiro and Vampiro leaves.
-Rey connects on a 619 and hits a sunset flip piledriver for the win.
-After the match Pentagon goes to break Rey’s arm, but Dragon Azteca Jr makes the save.
WINNER: Rey Mysterio Jr: Another good match. I still don’t know what the plan is with Pentagon. I get that he was distracted by Vampiro, but the loss still makes him look dumb.
-We cut to Prince Puma in the back. Vampiro comes in. He tells Puma that he hasn’t been the same since he lost to Mil Muertes. Vampiro tells him he needs to beat Mil. Puma says he’s surprised Vampiro doesn’t want him to take out Pentagon. Vampiro says this is about Puma not him.
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