Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of Lucha Underground.
Show: Lucha Underground
Date: December 14, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Commentary: Matt Striker & Vampiro
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. Jeremiah Crane def. Mariposa, Killshot, & Dante Fox, pinning Fox.
2. Drago def. Kobra Moon-DQ.
3. PJ Black def. Jack Evans, Angelico, & Son of Havoc, pinning Evans.
After the usual video montage setting the stage, we jump right back into the Battle of the Bulls tournament.....
1. Mariposa vs. Jeremiah Crane vs. Killshot vs. Dante Fox.
Two ongoing feuds come together in the opener. Mariposa and her brother, Marty Martinez, had started an issue with Crane's honey, Ivelisse, before the latter went back on the DL, while Killshot & Fox's story is just heating up. Decent, back & forth match as everyone got some hang time, and Mariposa proved she can hang with the big boys.
They did a modified tower of doom spot onto some chairs that Crane had set up in the ring, but it was Mariposa who hit the tower bomb. Totally sick. With Mariposa & Killshot neutralized, Fox went for the 450 on Crane, but it was blocked, and Crane hit the Crainial Contusion (Jay Driller) to advance.
Winner: Jeremiah Crane.
Post-match, Killshot & Fox renew hostilities with each other, as Fox is left lying.
Taya is filming Jack Evans & PJ Black, who are fudging dialogue, acting like they'd rather be somewhere else. Johnny Mundo happens along, and the champ warns that if either Black or Evans doesn't win the final Battle heat, Mundo may be looking for a new crew....
Sexy Star is doing some shadow boxing in the back. Once the workout ends, she takes a bottle of water and heads for her locker, where she finds a spider......
After the break, Sexy crosses paths with Mariposa, and accuses her former tormentor of leaving the spider. Ah, but as Mariposa denies it, she admits she would've left a butterfly instead.....
2. Kobra Moon vs. Drago.
It's said that the slinky Kobra, revealed last week as the Queen of the Reptile Tribe, asked for this match. Drago seems hesitant this time, perhaps with knowledge fresh in his mind of what Kobra represents. Just as he's about to put her away, though, another man in a reptile mask shows up and attacks Drago. Another, taller man, dubbed Luchasaurus by the fans, joins in. Drago is laid out and carried off......
Winner via DQ: Drago.
3. Battle of the Bulls, first round: Jack Evans vs. PJ Black vs. Angelico vs. Son of Havoc.
All the hype surrounded the return to action of Angelico, as he seeks vengeance against his countryman Black, as well as Evans, for their part in the gang mugging following Ultima Lucha Dos.
As with the earlier match, everyone takes a turn flying around the ring. Surprisingly, the two Worldwide Underground members are the last ones in the ring. Black offers to sacrifice himself so that Evans can advance, but it's a trap, and Evans falls for it, as Black cradles him for the pin.
Winner: PJ Black.
Black rebounds nicely after losing to Sexy Star last week, but does anyone really think he's winning the finals? Hmmm, well, of course not.
Rey Mysterio is still recouperating from injuries sustained against Matanza when El Dragon Azteca, Jr. shows up. Long story short, Azteca is going solo after Matanza. Career suicide, friends, that's all I can say.....