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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 10/26/16: Stayin’ Alive

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 10/26/16)

Stayin’ Alive 

– The opening video highlighted the Best-Of-Five Series between Cage and Texano where Cage held a 2-0 lead, reminded us of Johnny Mundo’s relentless quest to have anything to do with the Lucha Underground Championship as his attempt to buy his way in with Dario Cueto worked since this episode’s main event would see Mundo challenge Lucha Underground Gift Of The Gods Champion Sexy Star for the belt. Finally, we saw the last interaction between Ivelisse and her new boyfriend Jeremiah, or the former Sami Callihan/Solomon Crowe. With this ensemble, we had potential for another easy week in the Temple.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 10/19/16: Red Dead Redemption

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 10/19/16)

Red Dead Redemption 

– The opening video wrapped in Vampiro’s “pep talk” to Prince Puma to take out Mil Muertes to revitalize his career, Killshot’s “You left me for dead” letter from an anonymous source, Dario Cueto’s continued refusals to give in to Johnny Mundo’s requests for Title shots and lastly, Dario’s Dial Of Doom (Raw Roulette to determine opponents for his brother, Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto) which saw Puma come closer than most to defeating Matanza, but because of MM/Catrina, it went up in smoke.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 10/12/16: Chair-Vo Guerrero Jr.

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 10/12/16)

Chair-Vo Guerrero Jr.

– Based off the opening video, we knew the episode would focus on Dragon Azteca Jr., as he defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. to get a turn at Pentagon Dark for revenge. Also shown was Famous B’s “infamous” turn on his first client, Mascarita Sagrada, to recruit Dr. Wagner, Jr. as Son Of Havoc was cost an opportunity at big cash because of it. We were reminded that SOH/MS were buddies now. Last thing shown was Dario Cueto, who slighted Johnny Mundo a chance at Championship gold, as his suggested Title shot instead went to fellow Worldwide Underground stablemate Jack Evans.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 10/5/16: In The Cards

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 10/5/16)

In The Cards 

– Season Three’s wheels roll on, as we’ve seen Dario Cueto brandish his new concept called “Dario’s Dial Of Doom,” which is essentially Raw Roulette to decide new challengers for his brother, Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto. A funny parody of an idea taken too seriously, there were some credible names present. The opening video showed the latest victim when The Mack was unsuccessful in his attempt to uncrown the Monster. Again, Vampiro’s suggestion to Prince Puma to “go after the big guy” Mil Muertes was emphasized as we saw a glimpse of their past physicality. Also shown was the first match of the Best-Of-Five Series between Texano and Cage for “The Ultimate Opportunity” where Cage emerged the winner.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 9/28/16: Atomicos

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 9/28/16)

Atomicos 

– The opening video mainly focused on the quarrel between Rey Mysterio Jr/Dragon Azteca Jr./Chavo Guerrero Jr., The Worldwide Underground, when Joey Ryan “sold out” Officer Reyes to Dario Cueto and progression of Prince Puma-Mil Muertes feud that began when Vampiro pep-talked Puma to take out the big man.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 9/21/16: The Ultimate Opportunity

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 9/21/16)

The Ultimate Opportunity 

– Lucha Underground’s third season has been a successful tale of “back to basics” if there ever was one. Highlighted in the opening video was Dario Cueto’s latest “original” concept, the “Dial Of Doom” (we like to call it the Wheel Of Torture) that was designed to randomly select opponents for his brother, Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto, to defend his belt against. Son Of Havoc was the first unlucky victim, as we also saw Dragon Azteca Jr. run off Pentagon Dark when he threatened to break Rey Mysterio’s arm. Lastly, we saw the four-on-four standoff between Lucha Underground Trios Champions Drago/AeroStar/Fenix/Lucha Underground Gift Of The Gods Champion Sexy Star and The Worldwide Underground. Pleasantly, this hour focused on everybody shown there.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 9/14/16: WMD

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 9/14/16)

WMD

– Lucha Underground’s third season has shown potential to the throwback days of when it kicked ass in the first season, so we’d welcome more of that. The opening video focused on Dario Cueto as he reopened the Temple. Also highlighted was Famous B’s betrayal of his first client, Mascarita Sagrada in sinister fashion. We also were thrown back to the announcement of the “Weapons Of Mass Destruction” match to take place on the show between Killshot and Marty “The Moth” Martinez.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 9/7/16: Back In Business

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 9/7/16)

Back In Business 

– Anybody familiar with Lucha Underground will tell you that when they’re on, they’re on fire. Such examples would be season one and all it entailed. From the rich cinematic cutscenes to the extensive jaw-drop performances in the ring, it was clear LUG was out to change the pro wrestling status quo. Then, season two happened and some of that got lost along the way. Luckily, this was the start of season three and where we already heard rumors that this season got things back “on track,” we’d have to see it for ourselves to believe it. The opening cutscene with Dario Cueto and Councilman Delgado recapped how he got bailed out of jail with his previous charges dropped. He received back his money clip, gold watch, cell phone and a giant key. He had a conversation in a car with Delgado and an unnamed figure who flashed an iron glove (or something similar) and threatened Cueto not to waste his time again. To sum it up, Cueto officially announced that the beloved Temple was back in business. Well by golly, color us excited.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 7/20/16: Ultima Lucha Dos Part III

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 7/20/16)

Ultima Lucha Dos Part III

– We wish we could write about Lucha Underground’s second season with more enthusiasm, but we cannot. Now don’t get us wrong. In terms of what makes the show work (cinematic elements, outrageously stellar in-ring action, diverse roster, etc.), we still had plenty of that here. Where things didn’t go as smooth was in the long-term storytelling. Where season one ended with Catrina/Mil Muertes in a stranglehold of the Temple branded a “Much Darker Place” was perfect as a start for season two and the show carried on like it usually does, until we hit the abomination that was Lucha Underground Champion Matanza Cueto and his disappointing debut where he simply and senselessly took down LUG’s greater warriors (Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Cage to name a few) and his slow, no-sell style began to affect the top of the card and in turn, the show. The fact that Matanza is still involved with this Championship was sickening. Albeit, one thing handled correctly was the use of Pentagon Jr. to this point. He disappeared after being destroyed by Matanza and Vampiro began to torture him to prepare for another battle, to which then he won his way to the one-on-one match. Pentagon is arguably LUG’s hottest act and it was no surprise he’d be involved with the Title. At least they got that right. Anyways, this episode left us a bit helpless, but we’ll get to all that excitement shortly. The opening video reminded us of season two’s good parts and set up how we got matches like the Lucha Underground Trios Championship battle between Champions The Worldwide Underground against Drago/AeroStar/Fenix, Ivelisse against Taya, Pentagon Jr. against Matanza and then the “Dream Match” in Rey Mysterio and Prince Puma.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 7/13/16: Ultima Lucha Dos Part II

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 7/13/16)

Ultima Lucha Dos Part II

– We were in week two of Ultima Lucha Dos‘ three-week spectacle, as the opening video showed us that here we’d see Night Claw’s impending debut and a Death match between Mil Muertes and King Cuerno, which was demanded by Catrina after Cuerno cheated his way to pin Muertes upon their last bout.

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