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Lucha Underground 5/20/2015 episode rewind

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The Temple never disappoints and this week was no different

Marty “The Moth” Martinez vs. Prince Puma: A few weeks ago “The Moth” shows up in the Temple parking lot, begging El Jefe for a match. Claiming his Aztec heritage (which Vampiro will point out is completely unconfirmed) he said he belonged in the Temple. This week he got his chance, and unfortunately for Marty, that chance was against the Lucha Champion Prince Puma.

Prince Puma consistently puts on some of the most entertaining matches I’ve ever seen, but this match was a squash, just as Dario Cueto had predicted. Even with “The Moth” off to a strong start, I can’t believe he ever stood a chance.

Delavar Daivari vs. Texano: Daivari is the very literal golden boy of Lucha Underground. Texano is tough as nails. Both men beat the hell out of each other, as expected, until Big Ryk comes from out of nowhere to the aid of Daivari. True to form, Big Ryk chooses money over integrity and Texano takes the win by DQ. Daivari gets points for style for enjoying his post-match drink in ring.

Main EventTrios Title Match: Ivelisse, Son of Havoc and Angelico vs. The Crew (Cortez, Bael and Castro): Trios Titles were on the line this week as the most dysfunctional team in wrestling defended their belts against The Crew, in a ladder match.

With Ivelisse still in a cast from her ankle injury sustained in early Trios competition, I’m sure I wasn’t alone in believing this was the chance for LU to pass the belts. Fortunately, the writing at Lucha is completely unpredictable, and I never know what’s going to happen.

The crew never disappoints with pure violence, but just couldn’t top the fearless champions. Angelico returned to his new home away from home on top of Dario Cueto’s office for a cruise missile drop kick that absolutely deserved the 100 rewatches that I gave it.

I would also totally regret if I failed to mention Son of Havoc’s shooting star press to Bael on the table. It was beautiful, but the table wouldn’t buckle, and neither did any of the ladders, no matter how hard they were hit. Maybe LU should pass along the name of their equipment guy to some of the other promotions.

Upcoming: Mil Muertes has challenged Fenix to a death match, by way of disappearing Catrina. My early prediction as got to be Mil Muertes, back from the dead and reunited with Catrina and her kiss of death, I think he’s going to be unstoppable.

Prince Puma will defend his championship against Hernandez. Although I’m a huge fan of Hernandez (come on, who isn’t?) I’m sorry to say I think that Prince Puma will retain the title. Konan has shown that he will use every trick in the book to get the win, and as long as he’s at ringside I don’t think Hernandez stands a chance. This is one of those times I absolutely hope I’m wrong.

Needs a mention: So much of Lucha Underground is story, and my favorite piece this week goes to Johnny Mundo in his interview with Vampiro. While discussing why he threw Alberto El Patron through Dario Cueto’s office window, Mundo says that maybe Patron thought he “was some dude in catering he could just slap around.” That line, combined with the interview ending wink makes it hands down my favorite piece of out of ring action this week.

So that’s my wrap up, please feel free to point out what I missed, what your favorite part of out of ring action was (yeah, I know I picked a Johnny Mundo interview over Chavo Guerreo, it’s my article, I’ll pick what I want) or anything else you feel like saying, you can find me @shewatcheslucha on Twitter, or put your comments here.

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