TV REPORTS DEHNEL'S LUCHA UNDERGROUND REPORT 11/19: Johnny Mundo vs. Big Zeke main event, Konnan, Ivelisse, more
Nov 20, 2014 - 12:07:09 AM
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Lucha Underground Report
November 19, 2014
Taped in Los Angeles, Calif.
Episode #4 aired on El Rey Network
Report by Joel Dehnel, PWTorch contributor
Announcers: Matt Striker and Vampiro.
Lucha Underground opened with a video package recalling the events of the past two weeks involving Johnny Mundo (John Morrison) and Big Ryck (Ezekiel Jackson).
Opening credits rolled which brought us to The Temple to begin the show.
Announcers: Striker and Vampiro talked about the change of heart from Chavo Guerrero.
In-ring: The announcer introduced Sexy Star, who was already in the ring. Star said she will get vengeance on Chavo for what he did to Blue Demon and Mascarita Sagrada. She also said she would finish the Guerrero dynasty.
Ivelisse was then introduced to the ring. Ivelisse told star that she isn't the baddest luchadora. Ivelisse said that everyone knows that she is the baddest b----- in the building. Star responded by slapping her in the face.
1 -- SEXY STAR vs. IVELISSE
Ivelisse took down Star quickly. Star then trapped Ivelisse's head. Star landed a few arm drags and a huracanrana. Ivelisse knocked Star into the corner and threw her around the ring. She continued to stomp Star and went for a quick cover. Ivelisse landed a few kicks to Star's chest. Star broke out of a headlock and hit a codebreaker. Both women were on the ground until Star made it to her feet and hit multiple clotheslines. She then hit a series of suplexes and went for a cover. Ivelisse locked in a rear naked choke and went for a cover. Star got a quick roll up for the pinfall.
WINNER: Sexy Star at 6:20.
Backstage: Dario Cueto was talking to Drago in the locker room. He said he was unsatisfied with Drago's performance last week. Dario then told him he had another match tonight.
In ring: The announcer introduced Pentagon, Jr., who was already in the ring. He said that nobody in Mexico respects him. He thanked Mr. Cueto for the respect he gives him. He said he will make an example out of Fenix tonight. Fenix then made his way to the ring.
2 -- FENIX vs. PENTAGON, JR.
Both men went for quick roll ups. Fenix hit a standing moon sault for a quick pin. Fenix hit a huracanrana to knock Pentagon to the outside then dove onto him outside the ring. Fenix then hit a springboard leg drop for a another two count. Pentagon hit a superkick. Fenix then hit a dropkick off the top rope. Followed by a corkscrew dive to the outside.
Back in the ring, Pentagon hit a back breaker for a two count. Fenix hit a neck breaker for another nearfall. Pentagon then hit pile driver for yet another near fall. Fenix jumped off the top rope for a dropkick to the outside. Fenix landed a few chops, but Pentagon countered with a side slam. Pentagon then hit a body scissors for a two count. Pentagon headed to the top rope, but Fenix got to his feet and kicked him in the head. Fenix climbed to the top and hit a Spanish Fly for the win.
WINNER: Fenix at 7:54.
Vingette: A video package played to promote King Cuerno.
In ring: The announcer introduced Drago, who was already in the ring. King Cuerno then made his way down the aisle.
3 -- DRAGO vs. KING CUERNO
Both men locked up quickly. Cuerno hit some blows to Drago's back and took control. Drago made a comeback with a huracanrana. Cuerno then gained control briefly until Drago made it back to his feet. The ref was knocked down and Drago jumped over him and to the outside for a front flip onto Cuerno. Cuerno kicked Drago off the apron and hit a suicide dive on Drago. Cuento was in control, but Drago escaped and won with a unique roll up.
WINNER: Drago at 4:52.
Backstage: Puma was training in the weight room until he was interrupted by Konnan. He told Puma to stay out of the main event tonight.
In ring: The announcer introduced Big Ryck, who was already in the ring. Johnny Mundo the made his trademark entrance.
4 -- BIG RYCK vs. JOHNNY MUNDO
Mundo landed a few shots but was thrown off quickly. Ryck knocked down Mundo with a shoulderblock. Mundo rolled through and landed a kick. Ryck grabbed Mundo and hit a splash in the corner. He tossed Mundo across the ring, but Mundo landed on his feet. Ryck hit a body slam on Mundo, but Mundo made his comeback with a few shots. Johnny hit a Moonlight Drive for a two count. Mundo hit a spring board head kick. Camera then cut to back stage where we saw Puma beat down by Cortez and Cisco. They then ran out and beat down on Mundo.
WINNER: Mundo at 4:46 via DQ.
Cisco, Cortez and Ryck grabbed a table. Ryck chokeslammed Mundo threw the table to close the in-ring portion of the show.
FINAL THOUGHTS: During the main event Striker said there was nothing fancy about Big Ryck's name or moves. I suppose this rings true because the main event was the most boring on the show. Ryck looked very slow and out-of-shape while Mundo had to sell like crazy for him. I understand that in the main event they want to put the two former WWE stars together, but they lacked chemistry. All the matches before this were superb undercard matches, but the main event really brought the show down what I thought was another solid episode.
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