Match-by-match results and television rating of this edition of Lucha Underground.
Show: Lucha Underground
Date: March 30, 2016
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
Commentary: Matt Striker & Vampiro
Reported By: Jacob Gilbert
1. The Crew def. Taya & Johnny Mundo when Cortez Castro pinned Taya.
2. Lucha Underground trios titles: Ivelisse, Angelico, & Son of Havoc def. the Disciples of Death, 3 falls to 2, in a elimination match.
3. Mariposa def. Sexy Star.
4. LU title: Matanza Cueto def. Pentagon, Jr..
The return of Dario Cueto also means the return of bands in the temple to entertain fans as the show begins. Doesn't quite offset the fact that Cueto is meant to be a heel......! Pentagon, Jr., though, interrupts Cueto and coerces a title match vs. Matanza out of the owner. And we haven't even gotten to the opening credits yet!
1. Taya & Johnny Mundo vs. The Crew (Cortez Castro & Mr. Cisco).
Castro & Cisco aren't billed as The Crew by ring announcer Melissa Santos, but Matt Striker & Vampiro do invoke the team name in commentary. With so few women on the roster, even with the additions this season of Taya, Mariposa, and Cobra Moon, there seems to be a preference to have the women in with the men. Digression over. Cisco is still selling the injured shoulder suffered at the hands of Texano. The momentum shifts in favor of the Crew when Cage shows up, looking to collect payback on Mundo for screwing him out of the title last week. Mundo keeps his distance, and leaves Taya all alone with the Crew, who hit a variation on the 3D, only in this case, it ends with Castro hitting the Psycho Realm (Shatter Machine) for a rare win.
Winners: The Crew.
Marty Martinez narrates a vidpack on his "sister", Mariposa, and claims that the "Moth tribe" is one of the 7 Aztec tribes. Martinez arrived on the scene late in season 1 and was treated like a joke. Now, they want to get him over as a wackjob of sorts who can actually work. Dario Cueto, in the course of two segments, is confronted by Rey Mysterio about Dragon Azteca, Sr.'s death, and by Catrina about Matanza vs. Pentagon, Jr.. It is Cueto who asserts that Catrina may in fact be a ghost or something.
2. Trios title-elimination rules: Ivelisse, Angelico, & Son Of Havoc vs. the Disciples of Death.
Best match on the card. Ivelisse is eliminated first, putting the champs on the defensive. However, everything changes with Ivey gone pro tempore. A case can be made, of course, that Catrina's interference had something to do with Ivey being taken out. Sooner or later, those two will throw down. Preferably sooner. Angelico eliminated Trece after Fall of the Angels, only to be eliminated himself a few minutes later by Bario Negro after a knee to the back. That leaves Son of Havoc all by himself. He gets rid of Bario after a standing moonsault, then, after Ivey returns to offset Catrina, he hits the shooting star press on Sinestro de la Muerte to retain.
Winners: Ivelisse, Angelico, & Son of Havoc.
3. Sexy Star (w/The Mack) vs. Mariposa (w/Marty Martinez).
Squashola. Sexy looked tentative, so the story with her and the mysterious Mariposa needs to be moved forward. Mariposa didn't do a lot of selling, and finished Sexy with the Butterfly Effect (Vertebreaker).
Mack checked on Sexy after, but Marty had to get his licks in, and Mack was beaten down.
4. LU title: Matanza Cueto (w/Dario Cueto) vs. Pentagon, Jr..
Squashola dos. Matanza absolutely no-sold Pentagon's offense, getting him over more as an unstoppable monster. The end came with a spinning powerslam that Matt christened the Wrath of the Gods.
Winner: Matanza Cueto.
Post-match, Vampiro left the desk to attend to Pentagon, and was booted in the head. Matanza continued to assail Pentagon, who did a stretcher job after being powerbombed through the timekeeper's table.