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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 3/9/16: Three-Way Temple Havoc

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 3/9/16)

Three-Way Temple Havoc 

– The backstage segment with The Mack and Sexy Star hyped the opening match, as he requested her company for his match against Marty “The Moth” Martinez. She initially refused, but he convinced her otherwise. For fearless Sexy Star to be scared, “The Moth” had to do some mental number on her.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 3/2/16: Climbing New Heights

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 3/2/16)

Climbing New Heights

– The opening video did a good job of recapping ongoing storylines, like seeing who Marty “The Moth” Martinez’s sister was and why he was obsessed with Sexy Star, with The Mack getting thrown in and the biggies – Catrina looking to get in Prince Puma’s head and granting Pentagon Jr. a matchup against him at her joy, as well as how the ladder match main event for the LUG Gift Of The Gods Championship was formed, with Catrina diverting Champion King Cuerno’s request to fight LUG Champion Mil Muertes to making him defend against Fenix.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 2/24/16: Flight Of The Valkyrie

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 2/24/16)

Flight Of The Valkyrie

– The opening video chronicled the Cage-Johnny Mundo and Texano-Chavo Guerrero Jr. feuds, or to put it simply, Chavo-Mexico, because Texano’s a country or something like that. Yeah, we don’t get it either, but roll with it. At least the Cage-Mundo feud offers something different that plays to both men’s strengths.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 2/17/16: Mucho Miedo

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 2/17/16)

Mucho Miedo 

– The opening video recapped the storyline between Ivelisse/Angelico/Son Of Havoc and The Trios Champions, The Disciples Of Death, tying Ivelisse into the storyline with Pentagon Jr. and Prince Puma, since Puma saved her from getting her arm broken and Pentagon broke Lucha Underground Champion Mil Muertes’ arm. We’d see Puma and Pentagon fight in the main event. All good stuff here.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 2/3/16: New Battles Brewing

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 2/3/16)

New Battles Brewing

– Lucha Underground’s second season has brought us the same elements that continue to make it can’t-miss television; cinema-esque cutscenes, notable names and logical storylines yielded in a believable “universe,” this time with a “darker” temple ruled by the age of death – Lucha Underground Champion Mil Muertes, Catrina and the Lucha Underground Trios Champions, The Disciples Of Death. The opening video to the show seamlessly recapped how we got to this point, with big emphasis on Ultima Lucha highlights, tying in the original El Dragon Azteca’s death.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 1/27/16: Temple Of A Thousand Deaths

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 1/27/16)

Temple Of A Thousand Deaths 

– Much to our pleasure, Lucha Underground has reemerged on the wrestling television schedule and the gritty, dirty Temple was back open for business. Given how last season ended, we had some questions and already one answer by the opening video. The commentary team of Matt Striker/Vampiro brought a kind of chemistry onscreen that just can’t be replicated. With Vampiro revealed as Pentagon Jr.’s sadistic “Master” after brutal hardcore action at Ultima Lucha, it appeared the team would be no more, but some storyline explanation cleared that all up, as Vampiro was “mentally cleared” by a psychiatric ward with the prescription of an antipsychotic and warning to avoid his stresses that impulsed his violent outbreaks. We liked the initial tease of Vampiro going all… “vampire” on the doctors, but was only revealed to be a part of his imagination, as it was Striker who came to pick him up, as everyone would make their way back to the Temple. Striker’s reference to the Temple as a “much darker place” set the tone to the hour nicely.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 8/5/15: Ultima Lucha Part II

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 8/5/15)

Ultima Lucha Part II

– The opening video was essentially a “celebration” of Lucha Underground as a whole, since its future is uncertain as of this writing. We can hope that there is a second season with all of the positive buzz it has garnered amongst new and hardcore fans alike with the way that the product meshes both reality and fantasy with Lucha Libre. It also essentially took what failed with Wrestling Society X and Lucha Libre USA and made it work with a roster full of established veterans and new faces. The video package highlighted the very first segments of the show from Dario Cueto introducing himself, to Prince Puma becoming the first Lucha Underground Champion, wrapping its way into all the main feuds coming to a payoff – Texano-Blue Demon Jr., Johnny Mundo-Alberto El Patron and Mil Muertes-Prince Puma. It was fitting that the video closed with Cueto’s “brainwashing” message to Black Lotus that El Dragon Azteca was the one who killed her parents.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 7/15/15: Vampiro Comes Alive

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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(Aired 7/15/15)

Vampiro Comes Alive 

– Ultima Lucha is on a fast approach and to no surprise, Lucha Underground cranks out another quality show, this one more focused on the on-and-off saga of the Ancient Aztec Medallions, which are supposed to promise immortality when they all come together. Also a hot topic headed into the show was the Pentagon Jr.-Vampiro mini-feud, and that wasted no time getting to the point as to what Vampiro’s answer would be.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 7/8/15: Cero Miedo

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

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(Aired 7/8/15)

Cero Miedo 

– Lucha Underground is doing an excellent job on the build to Ultima Lucha, as you feel the presence of a new era is upon us from our friends at the Boyle Heights Temple. Of course, the big match is Mil Muertes vs. Lucha Underground Champion Prince Puma for the Title and that is coming along great, as Mil Muertes is an ultimate, revamped badass. You can almost sense a change coming where he’ll take reign of the company and we welcome it. Puma has been a fun fighting champion in every facet and it’ll be interesting to see how he approaches the challenge. Another large focus of this particular episode involved the conflicts between Pentagon Jr. and Vampiro, but we’ll touch up more on that below.

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Notes In Observance – Lucha Underground 6/24/15: Aztec Pride

Lucha UndergroundBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

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(Aired 6/24/15)

Aztec Pride

– With the first season of Lucha Underground winding down, at least they’ve seemingly saved the best for last: Ultimo Lucha, a two-hour spectacle. Think of it like the “WrestleMania” for Lucha Underground. At least it’s being set up that way. The storyline of the Aztec Medallions is starting to take shape and the opening video highlighted the winners so far – Fenix, Drago and Jack Evans. On this episode, we would see the development of Mil Muertes and Drago, fighting for a chance to get a Lucha Underground Championship match. The key here has been that both characters have returned as a stronger version of their former selves, with completely different backgrounds, yet culminating beautifully to collide at the same time in battle. Also announced for Ultimo Lucha was Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Mundo, which made a lot of sense from a storyline perspective. It was pretty much a set deal when we heard the “Shot Heard Around The Mundo.”

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