Lucha Underground Report
Season four Episode #22 – “Ultima Lucha Cuatro, Pt. 2”
November 7, 2018
Aired on El Rey Community
Taped in Los Angeles, Calif.
Report by Joel Dehnel, PWTorch contributor
-Present opened with a recaps of the demise of Dario and rise of Antonio, Matanza attacking Taya and Johnny’s wedding ceremony, The Mack-Mil Muertes, The resurrection of Fenix, Marty Martinez’s title win, and AeroStar merging the medallion.
-Mundo was admiring the gauntlet backstage with Taya. Mundo informed Taya that if he’s someway sacrificed to the gods that he needs her to know he loves her. After Mundo walked off, the creepy doll Rosa spoke to Taya. Taya turned confused that the doll was capable of speak to her with out its string being pulled. Rosa advised Taya she is the right lady and the right corpse or host? (couldn’t perceive the final phrase). Taya checked out Rosa intently earlier than she was shaking the doll.
In Ring: Santos welcomed the viewers to Ultima Lucha Cuatro.
Announcers: Striker shortly launched the present earlier than throwing again to Santos.
In Ring: Santos launched El Dragon Azteca adopted by Fenix.
(1) EL DRAGON AZTECA JR. vs. FENIX – Two-out-of-Thre Falls match
They traded chops to start. Fenix caught Dragon with a diamond cutter. Dragon flipped over Fenix for a pin try adopted by a drop kick. Dragon then dove onto Fenix at ringside. Fenix escaped a prime rope dive the hit a spinning powerbomb for the primary pin. Fenix leads 1-zero.
Fenix grabbed a chair from underneath the ring and tossed it into the ring. Fenix grabbed a desk from beneath the ring then hit Dragon with a German Suplex. Dragon made a comeback with a flurry of kicks then a DDT for a pin. Tied 1-1.
Antonio got here out to the ringside and introduced that the final fall can be fall rely anyplace.
Fenix created a pile of chairs at ringside. Fenix tried a supex from the ring apron, however Dragon kicked Fenix off then hit him over the top with a metal chair. Dragon rammed Fenix into the announce desk then grabbed one other desk from beneath the ring. Fenix hit Dragon then tried one other pin earlier than grabbed a number of extra tables from beneath the ring. Again within the ring, Dragon hit a springboard dropkick then setup a desk within the ring. Dragon went again to Fenix on the surface and hit a DDT. Dragon and Fenix fought into the gang then stood on the barricade earlier than Dragon hit a hurricarana to Fenix by means of the desk. Fenix set Dragon on a desk then leaped off the highest turnbuckle. Fenix missed a lot of the desk subsequently the desk didn’t break. Dragon received Fenix on the highest turnbuckle and hit a sundown flip by way of the desk for a close to fall. Dragon grabbed a chair from underneath the ring. Santos stopped Dragon from hitting Fenix which allowed for Fenix to hit Dragon over the top. Fenix then speared Dragon by way of one other desk then hit a blackbird driver for the win. Santos walked out of the temple earlier than making any announcement.
WINNER: Fenix at 15:20. This was a descent match nevertheless it felt prefer it might’ve been much more in the event that they didn’t have so many convoluted desk spots. It appeared like they solely had the two-out-of-three falls format so they might sneak in some early business breaks.
Ringside: Antonio introduced that Melissa Santos has left the constructing. Fortuitously he had a blockbuster cope with lucha royalty who will announce for the remainder of the night time. Antonio launched Shaul Guerrero as visitor ring announcer.
Well-known B interrupted Shaul as she was making her first announcement. B stated he’s the one who does the visitor ring saying round right here. He gave her one in every of his enterprise and stated to the decision this quantity if she needs to be well-known. Shaul borrowed her mom’s catchphrase excuse me and listed off her lengthy household heritage which led to a loud chant for Eddie. Shaul confirmed hearth and threatened to kick B’s ass earlier than calling him Well-known B****. Chavo confirmed up behind B for the distraction earlier than Shaul might hit her father’s signature transfer the three amigos. Chavo went as much as the highest rope and hit a frog splash earlier than they tossed him out of the ring.
[JD’s Reax: Really nice moment for the Guerrero family getting a huge ovation for Eddie. I’d like to see more Shaul because she carries herself with a lot of swagger.]
In ring: Shaul launched The Mack adopted by Mil Muertes. Mil pushed a casket that stated demise match to the ring.
(2) THE MACK vs. MIL MUERTES – Demise match
Each males landed stiff photographs to start out the match. Mack hit a flying knee then clotheslined Mil to the surface then dove onto him. Mil hit a DDT on the ring apron then grabbed one other coffin from the backstage space. They brawled on prime of the casket earlier than Mil face planted Mack. Mil clotheslined Mack again within the ring. Mack escaped and hit an enormous boot adopted by a again breaker and a nook splash. Mack open the casket which was full of weapons. Mil dove onto Mack then Mil pulled a number of the weapons out. Mil grabbed an axe and tried to kill Mack with it. Mack stopped him, however Mil was capable of seize an ice decide and hit Mack within the brow with it. Mack hit a flying knee then tossed a trash can into the ring. Mack set the can on Mil and went coast-to-coast off the highest turnbuckle. Mil got here again with a chokeslam. Mack dodged a spear then began to tear at Mil’s masks. Mack hit Mil with a kendo stick then tossed him again into the ring. Mack hit a DDT for a close to fall again into the ring. Mil hit a clothesline for an additional close to fall. Mack awkwardly slammed Mil then hit a standing moonsault. Mil caught Mack with an inside powerslam. Mil countered Mack with a devastating flatliner. Mack countered a chokeslam with a 2 stunners. Mack grabbed a brick and busted it over Mil’s head then gave him the finer and referred to as him a mom F***** earlier than hitting a stunner for the win.
WINNER: The Mack at 12:53. This match was onerous hitting, however in fact it was crammed with all of the ridiculous weapon that may kill an individual. Even Vampiro identified the absurdity of how they deal with these weapons like they’re regular.
Publish match: Mack dragged Mil and rolled him into the coffin. Mack celebrated with two beers stone chilly fashion earlier than shutting the coffin.
In-ring: Shaul launched Johnny Mundo to the ring. Antonio informed Mundo the gauntlet doesn’t belong to him and he shall be laying in a pool of blood when he’s the subsequent sacrifice to the gods. Matanza got here to the ring sporting an aztec headdress and he wore conventional wrestling tights, a leather-based belt and a decent shirt as an alternative of his typical jumpsuit.
(three) JOHNNY MUNDO vs. MATANZA CUETO – Sacrifice to the Gods match
Mundo overpowered Matanza with the gauntlet. Matanza stripped Mundo of the gauntlet. Matanza hit axis of the world then a torture rack drop. Mundo countered wrath of the gods then hit moonlight drive. Mundo hit finish of the world for a close to fall. Matanza caught Mundo on the ropes and hit a german suplex. Mundo crawled underneath the ring and grabbed the gauntlet. Matanza knocked over Mundo earlier than he might put it on. Matanza picked up the gauntlet and threw it to the highest of the temple. Mundo made his approach to the highest of temple to search for the gauntlet. Mundo tried to leap to a different a part of the temple, however he slipped and was caught by Matanza. Mundo escaped and climbed again to the world the place the glove was thrown. Mundo grabbed the gauntlet, however Matanza choke slammed Mundo via the roof of the freezer. Music performed and the announcers assumed the match was over earlier than Mundo emerged from the freezer sporting the gauntlet. He punched by way of the the metal chair Matanza was utilizing to guard himself. Matanza retreated to the ring then caught Mundo with the wrath of the gods. Mundo kicked out of the pin try then hit Matanza with a number of superman punches. Mundo hit a superman punch from the highest rope then pinned Matanza.
WINNER: Mundo at 11:54. If you will get previous the absurdity of the the glove having particular powers, this match was actually enjoyable. That is one in every of my favourite performances by Jeff Cobb because the Matanza character as a result of he was capable of promote the facility of the gauntlet very properly.
-Mundo requested AeroStar if he has seen Taya. AeroStar informed Mundo that the facility he’s holding is destroying him. He stated that if he continues to put on the gauntlet he will probably be nothing however a shell as a result of a god will inhabit his physique. Mundo relinquished the gauntlet. AeroStar advised Mundo that he was a great man. Mundo stated he’s not and he’s going to go have fun together with his spouse now.
In ring: Shaul launched Pentagon Darkish adopted by Marty Martinez.
(four) Lucha Underground Champion MARTY “THE MOTH” MARTINEZ vs. PENTAGON DARK – Cero Miedo Lucha Underground Championship match
Pentagon attacked Marty to start the match. Pentagon tossed Marty across the outdoors. Marty countered Pentagon and hip tossed him via a desk. Marty hit Pentagon with a kendo stick then started to tear at Pentagon’s masks. Marty opened his lunch field to tug out a fork. Marty jammed the fork into Pentagon’s brow. Marty tossed a pile of chairs onto Pentagon. Pentagon obtained up and leaped off of the announce desk to hit a mexican destroyer. Marty kicked out of the pin try then attacked Pentagon. Marty positioned a trash can on Pentagon’s head then hit him with the barbed wire baseball bat. Marty retrieved a tank of gasoline from underneath the ring and poured it on to Pentagon. Marty teased lighting Pentagon on hearth earlier than Pentagon kicked the lighter out of Marty’s hand. Marty charged after Pentagon then Pentagon tossed Marty excessive rope and thru a desk. Pentagon threw Marty via a pane of glass at ringside. Pentagon setup chairs inside thring and hit a package deal piledriver for the win.
WINNER: Pentagon at 12:46 to win the Lucha Underground Championship. When you like plenty of blood, weapons and extra highspots this one’s for you.
Submit match: Reclusa attacked Pentagon from behind then dragged Marty out of the ring. Vampiro entered the ring and handed the belt to Pentagon. Vampiro kicked Pentagon within the groin then the 2 brawled with one another. An individual in comparable Pentagon apparel attacked Pentagon from behind. Vampiro stated he needed to introduce his grasp. The thriller man hit a capturing star press from the highest of the temple onto Pentagon. He then hit a corkscrew assault from the highest rope. Jake Strong made his approach right down to the ring. He stated that Cueto made it clear to him that he might money in his belt anytime he needs.
(5) Lucha Underground Champion PENTAGON DARK vs. JAKE STRONG – Lucha Underground Championship match
Strong cinched within the ankle lock and twisted Pentagon’s ankle. Pentagon handed out and the referee referred to as for the bell.
WINNER: Strong at :42 to win the Lucha Underground Championship. That they had been build up Strong since his debut so this doesn’t come as a shock. He has been enjoying this position nicely as a dominant wrestler, nevertheless it looks like we’ve seen this earlier than when Matanza was dominating everybody. I might have favored to have seen Pentagon maintain the title longer and particularly Marty. Marty’s reign was over earlier than it even received began.
-AeroStar, Cuerno and Dragon mentioned then want to cover the gauntlet. Dragon stated the god are too robust now but when they strike now it might give them the benefit they want. Dragon walked off with the Gauntlet.
-Black Lotus confronted Matanza and informed him that she is aware of El Dragon Azteca didn’t kill her mother and father it was him. Lotus wielded the gauntlet and attacked Matanza ultimately ripping his black coronary heart out of his physique. Dragon informed Lotus that now her mother and father can lastly be at peace. When Lotus left, Strong attacked Dragon and snapped his ankle. Strong grabbed the gauntlet and beat his chest with it.
-Mundo met up with Taya within the locker room. Mundo requested her the place she was throughout his match. Taya turned spherical and grabbed Mundo by the throat and advised him that she was not his spouse. She drove him by way of the lockers then informed him she is a god whereas the creepy doll snigger performed.
-Antonio mentioned with the Pentagon’s thriller attacker and Agent Winter concerning the state of the gods. Strong entered the limo and was requested concerning the blood on his shirt. He stated it was Matanza’s Antonio silently mourned his demise whereas Winter acknowledged him as an amazing host who gained’t be forgotten. The opposite thriller man smoking a cigar on the finish of the limo stated it’s time to discover a new host. The person emerged and requested if anybody else had any dangerous information. Sure, Dangerous Information Barrett is now a criminal offense boss. Barrett stated they may now take over the world.
-A flashback to at least one yr in the past confirmed Antonio taking the important thing off of Dario’s neck whereas he laid within the casket. Quick ahead to now, AeroStar opened the casket which hasn’t been buried but for some cause. He positioned the entire medallion over Dario’s neck. Dario awakened and stated AeroStar? What the fu…….
TO BE CONTINUED…
FINAL THOUGHTS: That may be a wrap on season four of Lucha Underground. LU appears fairly assured they are going to be getting one other season based mostly on that ending. It looks like they’ve a vacation spot of the place they’re going with the gods and the return of Dario. I can be giving my in-depth ideas with Greg Parks this Sunday on Wrestling Night time in America. I need to hear from those that comply with LU and we will work collectively to decipher these storylines and talk about the collection.
NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S REPORT: 10/31 Lucha Underground TV Report (season four, ep. 21): Killshot vs. Son of Havoc, Taya Mundo vs. Ricky Mundo, Reptile Tribe vs. Rabbit Tribe vs. Guevara & Ivelisse & Lishus