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Lucha Underground 30/3/16 Review

Air Date: 30/3/16

Dario Cuerto opens the show as he has taken back over the Temple. He first announces a trios tournament starting next week and is interrupted by Pentagon Jr before he can announce a number one contender for Matanza’s title. Pentagon wants a title match and is ultimately granted one after attacking Dario. This was a pretty hot segment to start the show, I liked it a lot.

Taya and Johnny Mundo vs. The Crew (Mr Cisco and Cortez Castro)

Pretty solid back and forth tag match, even if the crowd didn’t seem to care at all. Cage came out to distract Mundo and Taya, which got an initial pop but then the crowd went silent again almost immediately Castro pins Taya ** ½

Marty the Moth is in his creepy room talking about the history of the Moth tribe, with Mariposa basically acting as the warrior of the tribe. This was accompanied by video of Mariposa beating up masked guys, as is Lucha Underground tradition.

Catrina confronts Dario in his office, she threatens Dario and says Mil will win back the title. This was a real nothing segment.

Angelico, Ivelisse, and Son of Havoc (c) vs. The Disciples of Death (Siniestro de la Muerte, Barrio Negro, and Trece w/Catrina)(Elimination, Lucha Underground Trios Championship)

I am so done with the Disciples of Death, they do absolutely nothing for me. They are boring workers and by design have almost no character. This was a fine match, with Son of Havoc being the sole survivor of his team and having a great comeback, but I really hope this was the swan song of the Disciples and the trios division can move on. Son of Havoc last eliminates Barrio Negro with a shooting star press ** ½

Dario is in his office with Rey Mysterio. Rey is asking about the original Dragon Azteca, accusing Matanza of killing him. We get some more backstory, learning that Dragon Azteca and Dario’s father being enemies in the past. Dario wants Rey to compete in Lucha Underground and to put the past behind them.

Sexy Star (w/The Mack) vs. Mariposa (w/Marty the Moth)

This was just a quick squash match, with Sexy Star being too afraid of Mariposa to really fight back. Mariposa pins Sexy Star with the Butterfly Effect NR

Marty and Mariposa attack The Mack after the match and stand tall.

Matanza Cuerto (w/Dario Cuerto) (c) vs. Pentagon Jr (Lucha Underground Championship)

This had a real big fight feel to it, and from the get go Matanza dominated and no sold everything Pentagon did. Just an absolute mugging of Pentagon, in the best way possible. Vampiro selling concern for Pentagon throughout really added to the brutality of this. Matanza pins Pentagon Jr with Wrath of the Gods **

After the match Matanza goes after Vampiro and puts Pentagon Jr through the announce table.

Overall: 5.0

I really enjoyed the main event angle of this show, but the rest didn’t really capitalise on the excitement coming out of Aztec Warfare last week.

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