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Lucha Underground Report
November 9, 2016
Taped in Los Angeles, Calif.
Season 3 Episode #10 aired on El Rey Network
The show opened with a recaps of Mascarita Sagrada-Famous B and Prince Puma-Mil Muertes.
Backstage: Catrina told Mil Muertes that she wants Puma beaten badly. She said if he doesn’t win she will not take him back.
Announcers: Vampiro welcomed the audience to the show and hyped the main event between Mil Muertes and Prince Puma. Striker said before we get to that we have Sagrada vs. Famous B.
In ring: Santos explained the Believers Backlash match which means members from the crowd can offer weapons to the wrestlers. She introduced Famous B who was already in the ring. Next out was Mascarita Sagrada.
1 – FAMOUS B (w/Brenda) vs. MASCARITA SAGRADA – Believers Backlash match
The bell never rang to start. Famous B attacked Sagrada on the outside. Sagrada fought back and ran into Famous B. He grabbed a tiny ladder and set it onto the announce table the dropped an elbow on Famous B. Brenda distracted Sagrada which allowed Famous B to nail a Super kick. Famous B stuffed Sagrada into a trash can. Sagrada leaped out of the can and beat down Famous B with the trash lid. Famous B fought back and slammed Sagrada into the barricade. Famous B grabbed a shoe, tool box and rope from the crowd. Famous B dug through the tool box and found a strange perfume dispenser. Sagrada escaped and grabbed a gym bag from under the ring. He pulled out a wizard’s hat and wand. Sagrada spun his wand around the bag then a bowling ball appeared. Sagrada rolled the ball into Famous B’s crotch. Brenda distracted the ref and Wagner attacked Sagrada. Wagner went to hit Sagrada with a painting but Famous B stopped him because the painting was of Famous B. Havoc came out and attacked Famous B which allowed Sagrada to hit Famous B with the painting. Brenda grabbed a giant pair of scissors from the crowd with allowed Famous B to break free from Sagrada. Sagrada grabbed a pie from the crowd and smashed it into Brenda’s face. Sagrada took Striker’s shoe and hit Famous B. H then hit a spinning DDT for the win.
WINNER: Mascarita Sagrada at 8:15.
Post-match: Havoc came out to celebrate with Sagrada. He brought out a cardboard cutout of Famous B. Sagrada took the giant scissors and cut off the head. Havoc gave Sagrada a leather jacket similar to his own.
Still to come: Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes – Grave Consequences
Backstage: Killshot yelled out to the man who attacked him. He said his name was Dante (AR Fox). Killshot said he is just happy to see him. He referred to him as his brother. They decided they need to work together in their match tonight.
Kobra Moon snuck up on Drago. Moon threatened Drago by saying if Drago doesn’t join her, he will face the consequences of Lord Pindar. The grubby looking fat guy walked in on the two eating a chicken wing. He said he will just use the ladies room then farted.
[JD’s Reax: Seriously. Why was that necessary? That’s WWE crap. It’s not funny unless you are a 5 year old.]
In ring: Santos said the next match would be a 5 on 5 contest with the winning team entering Aztec Warfare. First out was The Mack, Mariposa, Ivelisse, Marty Martinez and Jeremiah Crane (Sami Callihan). Second team was Cage, Dante Fox (AR Fox), Argenis, Texano and Killshot.
2 – MARIPOSA & MARTY “THE MOTH” MARTINEZ & THE MACK & IVELISSE & JEREMIAH CRANE (Sami Callihan) vs. CAGE, DANTE FOX (A.R. Fox) & KILLSHOT & ARGENIS & TEXANO – five-on-five, winning team will compete in Aztec Warfare
Crane started the match with Fox. They both hit big moves on each other to get over their stuff. Killshot tagged in and beat on Crane. Crane tagged Ivelisse and they double teamed Killshot. Cage came in and beat down Ivelisse who then tagged Marty. Texano came in and beat down Marty. Texano tried to slam Mariposa but then threw her to the outside. All hell started to break loose and everyone started to do crazy dives to the outside. Killshot and Fox started to work together for a moment then Fox dove to the outside. Killshot beat on Ivelisse but Ivelisse almost got the pin on Killshot. Fox turned on Killshot and took him out which allowed Marty to get the pin victory.
WINNER: Mariposa, Marty Martinez, The Mack, Ivelisse and Jeremiah Crane at 5:14.
Still to come: Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes – Grave Consequences
Backstage: Dario told Matanza that next week he will face 19 other luchadors. Dario told him to be ready and remember everything that his father trained him for. Matanza clapped his hands and said war.
In ring: Santos introduced Mil Muertes to the ring but Puma attacked him from behind.
3 – MIL MUERTES (w/Catrina) vs. PRINCE PUMA – Grave Consequences.
Puma attacked Muertes from behind and leaped onto him. Muertes caught Puma off of a dive and slammed him. Muertes threw Puma into a bunch of chairs then through a door. He rammed his head into the bell then Puma fought back and beat Muertes with the bell. Puma grabbed some roses and threw them at Muertes. He dragged the coffin over to Mil. Mil knocked over Puma then power bombed him onto the top of the coffin. Mil grabbed a table from under the ring. He set it up in a corner in the ring then tossed Puma back into the ring. Mil beat Puma over the back with a chair then lodged it into the corner. Puma dodged an attack and Mil ran into the chair. Mil then charged back at Puma and speared him through the table. Mil took off the bottom turnbuckle. He dragged the coffin into the ring. Puma fought back against Muertes and set him on top of the coffin. Puma hit the 630 splash then opened the coffin. Puma dragged Mil into the coffin and beat his head with the lid. Puma wedged Mil in the coffin then slammed a chair onto the lid. Puma grabbed a couple tables from under the ring and set them up. Mil grabbed Puma and chokeslammed him onto the coffin lid. Mil opened the coffin and set Puma inside. Mil tried to close the lid, but Puma fought back. Puma countered a flatliner and kicked Mil. Puma kicked Mil on the apron then dove onto Mil, but Mil struck him with a right hand. Puma pushed Mil into the ring post then hit Mil with a chair. Puma set Mil on the table then climbed the turnbuckle. Mil climbed the turnbuckle and traded blows. Mil grabbed Puma’s throat and chokeslammed him through the tables. Mil walked to the back grabbed the same coffin that Mil put Konnan in. Mil hit a flatliner on the outside then set Puma in the coffin and shut the lid.
WINNER: Mil Muertes at 16:30.
Post-match: A few fans booed then gave a standing ovation chanting “That was awesome”. Several people in skull face paint walked out and brought Puma to the back.
FINAL THOUGHTS: I don’t think that was the reaction you would want out of the fans after seeing Puma lose. Shouldn‘t the fans be shocked Puma lost clean and his time in Lucha Underground could be over? Some fans booed some fans even chanted for Muertes. The feelings were all over the place. That said, it was a very good match and they did a nice job selling that Puma has more of an edge.
B and Sagrada had a nice pay off to a mid card storyline. It was exactly what it should have been and it had some tasteful comedy unlike the fart joke. The grubby looking guy who farts just needs to leave forever. It doesn’t fit the tone of the show at all.
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