Lucha Underground Report
Season 4 Episode #15 – “The Hunted”
September 19, 2018
Aired on Rey Network
Taped in Los Angeles, Calif.
Report by Joel Dehnel, PWTorch contributor
-Show opened with a recaps of Fenix’s resurrection, El Dragon Azteca’s Gift of the Gods run and Marty Martinez’s return to the temple.
Announcers: Striker welcomed the audience to the show. Striker touted that tonight’s episode is like a pay-per-view except they are giving it away tonight for free. He hyped that Marty Martinez is returning tonight to take on El Dragon Azteca. Vampiro said Pentagon Dark will face King Cuerno and Mil Muertes in a a Lucha Underground Championship match.
In ring: Santos introduced Fenix to the ring. Striker and Vampiro acknowledged that Fenix has not been himself as of late. Santos announced AeroStar as his opponent tonight.
(1) FENIX vs. AEROSTAR
Fenix gave a big boot to AeroStar. AeroStar responded with a drop kick and knees to Fenix’s face. Fenix got a bust of energy and hit a hard kick followed by a neck breaker. AeroStar tossed Fenix to the outside then hit a dive. Fenix recovered and Slammed AeroStar into the steel barricade. Fenix walked by Santos and gave her a quick death stare before he drop kicked AeroStar on the back of the head. Fenix brought the action back into the ring and hit a swanton bomb from the top rope. AeroStar countered Fenix with a flipping piledriver followed by a springboard DDT. Fenix no sold several kicks to the face before AeroStar hit a sunset flip. Fenix set AeroStar on his shoulder then spun him around for a powerbomb leading to the pinfall.
WINNER: Fenix at 6:19.
Post-match: Fenix continued his attack on AeroStar as Santos pleaded for him to stop. Fenix stumbled around the ring before charging after Santos. He grabbed her shoulders and stared into her eyes. El Dragon Azteca broke them up before Fenix did any damage. Fenix attacked Dragon and hit the same spinning powerbomb which Striker called a Black Fire Driver. Santos came to Dragon’s side requesting assistance.
Ringside: Medics assisted Dragon while he tried to recover before his match. Antonio came out to the ring an expressed his disappointment since Dragon was on such a good run defending his championship. He said since Dragon is in no condition to fight, he will count this as a forfeit and grant the title to Marty Martinez. Dragon struggled to stand and said that he is able to fight. Antonio allowed for the match to happen then demanded Santos begin introductions immediately.
Santos introduced Drago followed by Marty Martinez.
(2) Gift of the Gods Champion EL DRAGON AZTECA JR. vs. MARTY “THE MOTH” MARTINEZ – Gift of the Gods Championship match
Marty hit a big boot to begin the match. Marty dominated Dragon by unloading several vicious strikes. Marty lifted Dragon onto the turnbuckle then started tearing at Dragon’s mask. Dragon pushed Marty off the turnbuckle to the outside. Dragon hit a hurricarana followed by a dive onto Marty. Dragon rolled Marty back into the ring and hit a crossbody. Dragon hit a spinning DDT for a 2 count. Marty got up and kicked Marty then hit a modified DDT for the win.
WINNER: Marty Martinez at 4:43 to become the new Gift of the Gods Champion.
Post-match: Striker pointed out that the Gift of the Gods Champion must give a one week notice to the promoter before cashing in for a Lucha Underground Champion match. The referee put the belt around Marty’s waist to a chorus of boos.
-Paul London told the leader of the Rabbit Tribe (Killer Kross) that he had been waiting up there for a month. London wanted to tell him of the good he has done and that Mala Suerte and Salatador have both failed. Killer Kross told him that it appears he is missing two members. Kross requested that London show him and his friend El Bunny the way to the temple. London said he would do it with pleasure.
In ring: Santos introduced Kingo Cuerno to the ring. Next out was Mil Muertes who was not accompanied by Catrina. Pentagon Dark was the last one to make his way into the ring.
(3) Lucha Underground Champion PENTAGON DARK vs. KING CUERNO vs. MIL MUERTES – Three-Way for the Lucha Underground Championship
Mil took down Pentagon and Cuerno to begin. Cuerno and Pentagon kicked Mil several times until it was just them in the ring. Pentagon dove onto Mil then Cuerno dove through the ropes onto Pentagon. Mil ripped at Pentagon’s mask exposing part of his face. Mil launched Pentagon into the stands then brought Cuerno back into the ring. Mil hit a powerslam on Cuerno before Pentagon came back to the ring. Pentagon gained momentum against Mil and hit a double stomp from the top rope. Cuerno drove Pentagon into the mat before Mil grabbed Cuerno and hit a chokeslam. Pentagon came firing back with a back breaker to Mil followed by a package piledriver to Cuerno for the win.
WINNER: Pentagon Dark at 6:03 to retain the Lucha Underground Championship.
Post-match: Marty ran to the ring and attack Pentagon from behind. Marty turned his attention to the LU Championship belt and hit Pentagon over the head with it then followed it up with a DDT then a curbstomp.
Antonio came out and said that his son Dario insisted that the Gift of the Gods Champion must give a week notice before getting a shot at the Lucha Underground Championship. He said that last week Marty made a very convincing argument as to why that is stupid and from now on the Gift of the Gods Champion can challenge for the title at any time. Antonio asked Marty if he would like to exchange the title for a championship match right now. Marty nodded so Antonio called for the bell.
(4) Lucha Underground Champion PENTAGON DARK vs. MARTY “THE MOTH” MARTINEZ – Lucha Underground Championship match
Marty went for a quick pin, but Pentagon kicked out. Marty tied Pentagon’s mask to the middle ripe then beat down on him. Marty lifted Pentagon onto the top rope. Pentagon fought back with a series of chops then leapt off the turnbuckle for a flipping piledriver. A woman (Chelsea Green) crawled out from underneath the ring and kicked him in the groin then nailed a flipping piledriver. Marty rolled back into the ring with the referee. Marty hit a package piledriver for the win.
WINNER: Marty Martinez at 3:38 to become the new Lucha Underground Champion.
Post-match: The woman celebrated with Marty in the ring.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Well so much for all those contender’s I listed for Pentagon last week. I knew Marty would be up to something, but I didn’t think it would be a title change this quickly. They left a lot to be desired with Pentagon as champion because there were many more programs and big matches they could’ve had with him. The triple threat tonight could’ve been really good if it had more than 6 minutes. That being said, I feel that Marty is not a bad choice to make champion. Pentagon’s reign was too short for my liking, but Marty is a fresh act that is over as a heel. I expect there to be another title change at Ultima Lucha as that seems to be a pattern so Marty’s reign will likely last the rest of the season… I’m really liking Fenix as a heel. He’s changed up his style taking out a lot of the sequences that fans really liked and he’s getting the heat he needs. I’m guessing this will lead to a return of Catrina somewhere down the line likely at Ultima Lucha. They began talking about Ultima Lucha 4 so I’m guessing we will start to hear some match announcements imaybe as early as next week.