Motherfuckin' Lucha Underground (3/2)

Despite two solid matches this week, this episode ended up less than the sum of its parts.

THE VIGNETTES:

Mil Muertes wants to fight. Catrina won't let him. Mil Muertes tries to force the issue, but Catrina CAN TELEPORT and is having none of it.

We have a commercial for Famous B, which is being watched by El Dragon Azteca Jr., before Rey Mysterio interrupts him for more training and destiny talk.

King Cuerno gets a character promo for his ladder match with Fenix.

Mil Muertes wants to defend his title against both Pentagon Jr. and Prince Puma next week.

Technically an announcement from the announcers and not a vignette, but AZTEC WARFARE 2 is in three weeks! Aztec Warfare is like the Royal Rumble, only more awesome.

THE MATCHES:

Sexy Star vs. Kobra Moon

This is a very awkward match. Kobra Moon's still not particularly crisp, and she and Star don't work well together. Star taps out to a Dragon Sleeper when Marty the Moth distracts her, and Willie Mack (from last week's vignette) is at ringside. This should probably go somewhere.

Prince Puma vs. Pentagon Jr.

This rematch is a solid, quality match, but it ends in a disqualification when Mil Muertes comes down the steps, rips off his sling, and destroys both of them.

Fenix vs. King Cuerno, Gift of the Gods Ladder Match

First and foremost, I need to point out that the belt isn't just hung above the ring. It's hung above the ring on a stylized outline of an Aztec pyramid, because MOTHEFUCKING LUCHA UNDERGROUND. And at one point in the match, both wrestlers were hanging from said pyramid, because MOTHERFUCKING LUCHA UNDERGROUND. The match itself was oddly paced, though. Most of the match was slow, outside the ring, and featured King Cuerno moving ladders around for a couple of minutes between big spots. Things picked up quite a bit once they got back in the ring, though, with springboards, pyramid swinging, and the finale, where Fenix hit a top rope rana sending Cuerno through a table, allowing him to climb for the win and the Gift of the Gods title.

If Lucha Underground has a problem right now, it's that many of its top heels are hugely over with the fans. The crowd loves Pentagon Jr. and King Cuerno, and it messed with the storytelling of both matches tonight. And with storytelling being one of Lucha Underground's strong suits, that's why this episode fell a little flat.

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