Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 6/15/16: Six To Survive

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez


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






(Aired 6/15/16)

Six To Survive

– Lucha Underground was back on the prowl with one of those “whole hour” matches, which when worked correctly, goes smooth to perfection. The opening video focused on the LAPD storyline as well as how Vampiro built up Pentagon Jr. after he was decimated by Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto to take out Chavo Guerrero and earn a spot onto the winning team last week, which put him in a “Six To Survive” elimination match which would also involve Ivelisse, King Cuerno, Johnny Mundo, Taya and Fenix. The winner of that match would go on to fight Matanza for the LUG Championship at Ultima Lucha Dos. Oh and as well as the fact that Catrina reawakened Mil Muertes once more and he was probably out for blood, at least by the sight of his eyes…

– The Six To Survive Six-Way elimination match to determine the next contender for the LUG Title at Ultima Lucha Dos between Taya, Ivelisse, Mundo, Pentagon Jr., Fenix and Cuerno was almost the equivalent of five separate matches, but everything came so well together. Each person had their own connections to either the LUG Championship or Matanza, so any outcome was welcome. It was apparent early on that the elimination style would fill the whole hour, so we were settled in. There was good chemistry early on between Ivelisse and Taya as they went at it, while Pentagon/Fenix formed an early unlikely alliance. We liked Muertes’ attack on Cuerno, which led to his downfall in the match to be the first eliminated. That likely sets up a match between those two at Ultima Lucha Dos. Ivelisse showed some fight, but ultimately went down to Taya as the fans booed that. It was at this point when Pentagon began to unleash some vicious kicks onto Taya, to the crowd’s amusement. While that went on, Mundo/Fenix went at it on the outside. It didn’t take long before Pentagon eliminated Taya with a package pilderiver. This set the stage for a great three-way between Mundo, Fenix and Pentagon. The highlight of this was obviously the three-way chop exchange. Mundo was predictable as the one to be eliminated since a Mundo-Matanza match makes little sense creatively at this moment, it was just the matter of who’d pin him. Ironically, he’d be simultaneously pinned which brought us to… the impressive back-and-forth, one-on-one portion between Pentagon and Fenix. It was a great mix of technical wrestling and Lucha Libre aerial maneuvers that actually could’ve gone either way given how both had previously lost to Matanza earlier this season. Since Fenix had already won the belt and they concentrated more on telling Pentagon’s story and the way that he “crashed” back onto the Title scene, Pentagon was the right choice to go over as it sets LUG’s most over guy against LUG’s least over guy. The post-match promo by Pentagon as he boldly addressed Dario Cueto/Matanza on the ramp and threatened to break both of their bones at Ultima Lucha Dos was the right way to end the night. All in all, a fun match that provided a throwback to some of the magic that made season one such a success. If only it wasn’t used this season as a set up for the lame Matanza.






Quick Results

  • Winner Faces Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto At Ultima Lucha Dos – “Six To Survive” Elimination Match – Pentagon Jr. def. Fenix, Johnny Mundo, Taya, Ivelisse and King Cuerno 

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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