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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 4/29/15: Last Dance

Lucha Underground“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

(Aired 4/29/15)

Last Dance

– The opening video looked back at the unlikely trio of Angelico/Ivelisse/Son Of Havoc overcoming the odds to become the first-ever Trios Champions and Drago getting a Lucha Underground Championship match with the stipulation that he would be banned from the Temple forever if he loses. This episode had its share of intrigue to say the least.

– The segment with Dario Cueto and The Crew put over his anger and disappointment with them for not getting the job done and he introduced them to his brother behind some sort of a cell, threatening to throw them in there with him if they lost again. All of it was interesting though incredibly random. How many Lucha Underground talents are trapped behind a cage? That said – there was a lot of focus of putting heat on Cueto as he played the sleazy promoter to a tee, playing both sides of whatever issues he could create.

– The Fenix-Killshot match provided a good opener with a back-and-forth contest with the two high-flyers. The only problem was the lack of ringside presence on both ends. Where was Big Ryck or Catrina? Fenix looked good as he won with his finisher, but ever since that Grave Consequences match that won him over with a lot of fans, we haven’t seen the payoff of having Catrina at his side. Disappointing to say the least.

– The segment with Cueto and Drago was all about Cueto trying to get thanked for giving him the opportunity at the Title and put over Drago’s ability to survive time and time again, but previewed what would happen later by saying he’d want to thank him later.

– The segment with Cueto and Prince Puma revealed to us it was another case of Cueto playing both sides, trying to pump Puma up – saying he should think nothing of sending Drago home, that he was a warrior and only warriors were worthy of his Title. Hernandez approaching Cueto angry about the three-way match made sense from his perspective and Cueto talked his way out of harm by making it a #1 Contender’s match, raising the stakes.

– The original 4-way match between Famous B, Ricky Mandel, Vinny Massaro, and Argenis was a battle of the “broken arms” put together by Cueto. Texano interfered before anything could happen and assaulted all the competitors and the referee, cutting a promo calling out whoever attacked him last week. Besides the first attack on Alberto El Patron, this was the first time we’ve seen Texano in true dominant fashion.

– Marty “The Moth” Martinez literally came out of nowhere and well – he’s a spunky, creepy character. Could that yellow shirt be any brighter on the eyes? Nothing says “Give me a job” like camping outside of the establishment for a week hoping to bump into the owner while he chats on his cell, right? The way Martinez came onto the scene begging for a shot mad him look ridiculous and we understood why Cueto closed the gates on him, dismissing him as a “crazy fan.”

– The #1 Contender’s 3-way match between King Cuerno, Cage and Hernandez was going on a good pace with some hard hits. Hernandez pulled off the victory after the three guys briefly silenced good ‘ol Marty Martinez, who came into the ring while the match went on. Pure WTFness, but good for him, we guess.

– The interview with the Trios Champions Angelico/Ivelisse/Son Of Havoc put over their dysfunction as Ivelisse referred to herself as Team Captain, Son Of Havoc took credit for the win and Angelico put over his leap from the office, as Ivelisse hilariously dismissed it as a Crossbody. They all agreed that they’d fight when they needed to before arguing yet again. Definitely entertaining and it’ll be cool to see how they fare against The Crew in the eventual rematch.

– The Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Championship match between Drago and Puma was a good match that had lots of satisfying action. Things rolled along until Hernandez came out and speared Drago, though it appeared he initially aimed for Puma, making us wonder if Konnan would jump ship to Drago’s side if he was new Champion. Puma showed good heart by being conflicted in the way he won, leading to the banishment of Drago from the temple. The staredown outside between Cueto and Drago outside was great. Lucha Underground continues to cleverly write off talent and open up card space for new contenders at the same time. Keep the great storytelling coming, guys.

 

 

 

 

Quick Results

– Fenix def. Killshot via pinfall

– Famous B, Ricky Mandel, Vinny Massaro and Argenis to a No-Contest

– Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match – Hernandez def. Cage and King Cuerno 

– If Drago Loses, He Is Banned From The Temple Forever – Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Championship – Prince Puma (w/Konnan) def. Drago via pinfall 

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About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 25 year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently Freelancing for The Bensonhurst Bean website in Brooklyn, he has also been published on sites such as Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, BrooklynFans.com and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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