By Will Pruett, ProWrestling.net Senior Staffer (@itswilltime)
Lucha Underground Hits
Three Way to the Grave with Mil Muertes, Fenix, and Jeremiah Crane: Y’all, Lucha Underground is at its best when Fenix and Mil Muertes are killing each other with caskets. The match referenced one of the moments that made me love LU in season one’s Mil vs. Fenix casket affair. Adding in Jeremiah Crane didn’t hurt things, as the action was fast and furious to kick off the match. I’m also here for vengeful love Ivelisse out to kill Jeremiah. Overall, this main event made the episode and had me excited all the way through.
XO Lishus vs. Jack Evans: XO Licious is the real deal. I was at this taping where XO debuted and was enthralled. The crowd reaction you heard on TV was legit. Jack Evans was a perfect opponent to show off XO’s unique offensive style. If you’re looking for a surprise standout performer in Lucha Underground season four, I believe it will be XO Lishus.
Pentagon Dark and Cage: This was a short, simple, effective, and well done in-ring segment with a clear challenge and build. Pentagon is a great promo. Cage is an impressive monster challenger. Pentagon vs. The World this season is getting fun.
Lucha Underground Misses
Matanza’s Pit of Sadness: Matanza failed to win last week and was locked in a pit for a character power-up. Matanza is the character that always causes me to disconnect from Lucha Underground. The performer playing him is the super talented Jeff Cobb. He just doesn’t look like or play a monster well. I can’t get into Matanza and it’s a frequent problem when watching this show.
Ricky Mundo’s Creepy Doll: Nope. Nope nope nope. I am not here for creepy talking dolls.
Matt Striker: Why say Catrina seemed turned on by the casket? I’m going to go out on a limb and say she wasn’t. Matt Striker is not good at commentary.
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