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Lucha Underground Report
Season 4 Episode #5 – “Sacrificio”
July 11, 2018
Taped in Los Angeles, Calif.
Aired on Rey Network
Report by Joel Dehnel, PWTorch contributor
-Show opened with a recaps of The Rabbit Tribe, Antonio announcing the Gift of the Gods and Matanza being released from his chains.
Announcers: Striker welcomed the audience to show. He hyped the matches tonight and explained the importance of the Ancient Aztec Medallions that are at stake. Vampiro threw to the action in the ring.
In ring: Cortez Castro stood in the ring holding a kendo stick. Antonio walked out and taunted Cortez about his police status. He said he wanted to report a homicide actually a sacrifice to the gods. He announced Matanza as his opponent tonight.
1 – CORTEZ CASTRO vs. “THE MONSTER” MATANZA CUETO
Matanza rammed into Cortez then gave him Wrath of the Gods for the win.
WINNER: Matanza at :14.
Post match: Matanza lifted his arms over Castro’s limp body and looked towards the ceiling. Castro suddenly vanished.
In ring: Santos announced the next match would be for an Aztec Medallion. She introduced Joey Ryan who was already in the ring. Next out was Ivelisse.
2 – JOEY RYAN vs. IVELISSE – Match for an Ancient Aztec Medallion
Joey stuck his lollipop into his trunks to start the match. Ivelisse tossed Joey around the ring. Joey hit a cheap shot then rubbed Ivelisse’s face into the mat. Joey cinched in a a chin lock leading to Ivelisse’s comeback. She locked in a head scissors then tossed Joey to the outside. Ivelisse went for a dive but Joey caught her in the ring with a super kick. Joey pulled the lollipop from his trunks. Ivelisse was bale to take advantage with multiple strikes. Ivelisse hit a German suplex and went for a pin. Joey caught Ivelisse off the ropes and attempted a powerbomb. Ivelisse broke free and hit a sunset powerbomb for the win.
WINNER: Ivelisse at 5:38 to win an Aztec Medallion.
In ring: Santos introduced Killshot to the ring. Next out was Son of Havoc followed by The Mack.
-Antonio came out and said two medallions will be at stake in this match instead of one. The person who is pinned or submitted will get nothing.
3 – THE MACK vs. KILLSHOT vs. SON OF HAVOC – Three-Way match for two Ancient Aztec Medallion
Killshot went after Havoc to start. Killshot and Mack argued in the ring. Killshot tossed Mack to the outside allowing Havoc to dive on top of him. Killshot followed then to the outside which allowed Havoc to hit a dive onto both him and Mack. Havoc and Mack fought in the ring until Killshot got involved. Mack dove onto both Killshot and Havoc. Killshot and Mack fought back in the ring. Killshot kicked Mack out of the ring. Havoc built up some momentum against Killshot. Mack got back involved and they all traded moves on each other. Mack gained momentum and hit several moves on Havoc. Mack lifted Havoc onto the top rope. Havoc knock Mack off the top, but got caught by Killshot. Killshot slammed Havoc on the apron. Killshot went to the top and stomped Havoc. Mack caught Killshot with a stunner. Mack hesitated who to pin. He chose to pin Killshot for the victory.
WINNER: The Mack at 9:26 to win himself and Son of Havoc Aztec Medallions.
In ring: Santos introduced Mil Muertes followed by Cage. Striker said this is the first time these two will fight one on one in Lucha Underground.
4 – MIL MUERTES (w/Catrina) vs. CAGE – Match for an Ancient Aztec Medallion
The two traded blows and power moves in the center of the ring. Mil knocked Cage to the outside then rammed him into the ring apron and barricade. Cage landed a super kick then tossed Mil into a row of chairs. Cage suplexed Mil back into the ring from the apron. Mil went for a spear, but Cage moved out of the way allowing Mil to spear the referee. A new referee came out and Cage attacked him after Mil kicked out. Mil hit a flatliner and another referee came out. Cage kicked out and Mil attacked this referee as well. Mil and Cage continued to fight on the outside. Mil grabbed a steel chair and Cage super kicked the chair into Cage’s face. Cage taunted the crowd. Pentagon Dark revealed himself as a member of the crowd and hit Cage with a steel chair over the head. Mil hit a flatliner on Cage for the victory.
WINNER: Mil Muertes at 7:17.
Post match: Pentagon told Cage not to be sad that he didn’t win an Aztec Medallion. He said next week next week they will face each other for the Lucha Underground Championship. Except Cage will face the same consequences that many already have which is his arm will be broken into pieces because he is Pentagon Dark.
-The Rabbit Tribe were in an odd shaped room where the furniture was very small. Mascarita Sagrada came in the psychedelic room and asked them to follow him. The meet with a man who sat of a throne made of tree roots. London asked the man what he wants them to do for him. The man told London to kill the person who brought them to him. He then levitate his wooden staff over to London. London beat down Mascarita Sagrada as blood splattered onto his face. London smiled as he did it. The man was pleased with London and asked how far he would go.
I have no idea what to make of the last segment. Presumably Mascarita Sagrada was killed and London is even more of a crazy maniac. I guess London will have to cool it down if he gets back in the ring because I don’t think he’s allowed to kill anyone there even if Antonio is cool with it.
Steel chairshots to the head should not be happening in 2018. We know much more about the long term damage from head trauma. That being said, I can forgive Pentagon Dark for attacking Cage allowing another heel to win. Pentagon is still over with the audience and I hope they continue to position him as a badass without getting too heelish.
NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S REPORT: 7/4 Lucha Underground TV Report (season 4, ep. 4): Johnny Mundo, Jack Swagger, Chavo Guerrero Jr., King Cuerno, Mr. Pectacular