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Lucha Underground En Vivo! Houston Results

I arrived at Trader’s Village, a flea market in Houston, around 10 in the morning. After finding a decent parking spot I headed on in but saw no immediate notifiers of where to go. After walking for about five minutes I ran into Marty the Moth and Jeff Cobb (Matanza) shopping. They were nice enough to take a photo with me and guide me towards the line for a wristband. I was fairly close to the front of a small gathering, but as the time drew closer to the first…

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Lucha Underground Panel NYCC

Lucha Underground Panel NYCC 10/9/2016 Jacob Javits Center At the New York City Comic Con, Lucha Underground Panel it was revealed that the company is will be touring in the second half of 2017, with cities yet to be determined. The panel was hosted by Sam Roberts with guests Rey Mysterio, Ivelisse, Catrina, Taya, Skip Chaisson, Marty Elias, Eric Van Wegenen and Dorian Roldan. The event drew a large crowd, with the queue for the event starting over an hour before the panel began. Fans who waited in line were…

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Lucha Underground Season 3 Ep 5 “The Prince and the Monster” Review

Lucha Underground Season 3, Episode 5   “The Prince and the Monster”   The show opened with a video package about Dario’s Dial of Doom, the rekindled Prince Puma/Mil Muertes feud and the Best of 5 Series between Cage and Texano.   Dario Cueto comes out and does the whole Dario’s Dial of Doom bit.  It lands on Prince Puma.  This is a big time match in the Lucha Underground universe, yet we get it with no build.  This one is a head scratcher.  This could main event an Ultima…

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Lucha Underground – 09/15/16 Review

When Killshot reached out and grasped his dogtags — still drenched in the blood of his opponent Marty The Moth — and finally snatched them back into his hand, after months of build up, I couldn’t help but feel like I had been denied a great wrestling moment. Sorry for the cliche, but these two perennially underrated performers put their blood and tears into this main event; busting their asses to have a violent, knockdown, drag out fight that was befitting of their respective first main events with the promotion….

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Lucha Underground – 09/08/16 Review

Wrestling is a unique entity in the realm of television, because it can hypothetically adapt to changes in the audience on a week to week basis. No matter how well thought-out your script is, no matter how well your show does in focus tests, you can never quite tell how real-world audiences will react to your characters and stories, oftentimes until it is too late. With weekly feedback from live audiences, wrestling as a genre has the best kind of focus testing imaginable. Pure, and from the source; viewers will…

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Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Dos – Part 3 Review

Season two of Lucha Underground is in the books, and with Ultima Lucha Dos it has cemented itself as a show that I’m sure lots of people like, but it is just not for me.   Throughout the ‘difficult second album,’ the chasm between people who dig the show and those who don’t has only grown. Initially it was stylistic choices; some people relished the fantasy stylings and cinematic presentation, while some didn’t. But lately, folk like me – initially believers – have been more and more turned off by…

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Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Dos – Part Two Review

Continuing his streak of show-stealing ‘big match’ performances, Mil Muertes made the second installment of Ultima Lucha feel closer to last year’s belter of a show. Muertes battled King Cuerno in a Death Match, which was basically a ruleless brawl that went all over the arena. This style of match has become Mil’s trademark; they have a sense of wild, unkempt energy that makes it feel different to anything else Lucha Underground has to offer. There was a moment where both men were in the band’s staging area, before the band…

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Lucha Underground Ultima Lucha Dos – Part One Review

Up to this point, the troubled tale of Lucha Underground season two has been that the in-ring remained strong, while the creative has waned. The season highlights had been shows that mostly revolved around wrestling and little else. With part one of this year’s Ultima Lucha, the idiotic writing of the show fully permeated the bedrock of its wrestling, resulting in an hour of nothing more than wasted time. The show was based around Dario Cueto’s ‘4 A Unique Opportunity’ tournament. Son of Havoc, Cage, Mack and Texano battled it…

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Lucha Underground – 06/29/16 Review

With Ultima Lucha Dos on the horizon, the wheels began to come off the Lucha Underground wagon, as another iffy episode slowed their momentum en route to the season finale. The opening contest was a frustrating brawl between King Cuerno and a red-eyed Mil Muertes, who has had another metamorphosis following his latest ‘death’ at the hands of Matanza. Muertes tackled Cuerno immediately, showing the same rejuvenated fire he had when he first rose from the dead last year. After being tossed around for a while, Cuerno was able to…

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Lucha Underground – 22/06/16 Review

With Cage unsuccessfully ‘cashing in’ his Gift of the Gods title a few weeks back, this week’s Lucha Underground focused on redistributing the Aztec Medallions, in preparation for another GotG title match at Ultima Lucha Dos. While dishing out all seven trinkets in one show might seem like overkill, the multi-man fray will be a welcome inclusion on the card, and the matches on this show were given a decent amount of reverence. In a flat opener, Daga beat Mascarita Sagrada for the first medallion. Despite fan amusement at Famous…

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