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Lucha Underground results, live blog (Dec. 28, 2016): The Gauntlet

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Here's a place to check results and comment along with the latest airing of Lucha Underground in its regular Wednesday night at 8PM Eastern time slot on El Rey Network.

Here, we’ll keep you up on of all the happenings in Boyle Heights here while the show airs. Later, you’ll get a regular reactions post. In addition to a way for folks to keep up, this space is for you to rave and/or bitch about whatever goes down at The Temple - during the initial broadcast!

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Alright, folks, let's Lucha!

The show opens with Prince Puma in Vampiro’s temple/area of worship. Vamp tells Prince his journey into darkness begins tonight. Puma pledges himself to his new master.

Jeremiah Crane vs. Mil Muertes (w/Catrina)

The match starts hot with Crane coming out fast with some kicks. But he’s soon laid out with a big shoulder block from the big man. Mil follows up with big time clubbing blows in the corner.

Mil shows a beaten Crane to Catrina, who licks her hand and places him on it. But as he sets up for the Flat Liner, Puma runs in and nails Mil with a kendo stick as the ref tends to Catrina. Crane hits a big kick for a quick 1-2-3.

Crane def. Muertes

Post match, Puma takes the stick to Mil. Instead of kneeling on the Aztec seal in the middle of the ring after the flip off the ropes, he kneels towards Vampiro.


Backstage, Sexy Star runs into a fan who congrats her for her past successes and says he shouldn’t feel too bad about losing to Mundo. This dude is a Johnny super fan, dressed like Mundo and talks about writing him fan mail. He brings her a gift that he said he found for her in catering. She opened it up and it is once again a spider.

Famous B and Brenda interrupt Texano when he’s working out. B tells Tex he has all the tools but he just can’t connect to the audience and that’s why they cheer Cage. He says that fans may cheer him on occasion, but they don’t care about him. But that’s just an image problem that B is going to fix. He offers to come to the ring tonight with Tex tonight in his match against Cage. Texano is reluctant, threatening to beat up B. Famous tells him to think on it.

They announce Mundo vs. Mack for next week.

Jack Evans & PJ Black vs. Angelico vs. Son of Havoc

Angelico starts against Jack Evans with some impressive back and forth fast action. Evans offers the hand shake, which Angelico takes but then reverses the cheap shot into the arm bar.

Both men tag out. PJ Black starts grabbing the beard of Havoc to gain the advantage. He tags Evans in, who is caught by a rebound elbow. Both men tag out again and we’ve got Angelico and PJ. Angelico is the one who comes out hot.

The exchange big shots in the middle of the ring. After some quick reversals, it is a kick to the head to PJ that allows Angelico go for the cover. Evans needs to break up the pinfall.

Both members of the Underground are inso Havoc makes his presence known as well. Jack receives a big kick from Angelico, who then receives a springborad splash from PJ, who receives a rana from Evans.

Angelico is writhing in pain, holding his elbow.

With Angelico out, Jack hits a top rope corkscrew splash from the top on SOH for the 1-2-3.

Evans and Black def. Havoc and Angelico


In his office, Dario is looking in his back. Sexy Star barges in and demands Mariposa. Dario grants her the match for next week.

Cage vs. Texano in match 4 of the Ultimate Opportunity match

Cage leads 2-1.

Texano starts on the advantage. Cage fights back and the match is even in the early goings.

Cage gets knocked head first into an exposed turnbuckle (Tex accidentally ripped it offer early when Cage threw him from the corner) and is busted open. Tex takes advantage early and hits the sit down powerbomb for the 1-2-3.

Texano def. Cage

Dario Cueto emerges from his offense. He doesn’t want to wait to see who wins match five so they’re going to have it right now!

Cage vs. Texano in the final match of the Ultimate Opportunity series.

Dario makes this an anything goes match.

Texano immediately targets Cage’s busted open skull, including biting it. But Cage fights back, hits a big DDT, and both men are down.

Cage is able to fight out of the corner after both men are up, but Tex hits a kick. He climbs the rope, where Cage is sitting, and bites him again. He responds with a rana and then a springboard senton for a nearfall.

Cage is able to finally roll out of a roll up attempt and drop kick Tex to the head. Texano runs at Cage and goes out of the ring... and Cage responds with a tope con giro!!

He then tosses Cage into Dario’s office wall (but not through it). He then takes Texano up the stairs and tosses him into the crowd... and suplexes him onto the bleachers! But Tex ducks a clothesline and delivers a spine buster onto the bleachers himself. Then down by the ring, he shoves Cage headfirst into the ring post.

Tex proceeds to beat up Cage around the Temple. They find themselves in the crowd a story up. Cage hits a superkick and starts slamming Texano into the chairs. He then stands on the rail setting something up but Tex punches him onto the floor... and follows up with a crossbody! Both men are down on the floor!

Tex is up first and he grabs Cage and tosses him into rows of seats. He then grabs a chair and unloads on Cage (with an unprotected chair shot). He then whips im with the bull rope.

He gets Cage back into the ring and goes for the cover but Cage kicks out. Texano follows up with a spine buster onto a chair for another nearfall. Tex goes for a senton onto Cage but Cage moves and Tex lands on the chair. Cage grabs the chair and delivers an unprotected headshot of his own.

Cage goes for a Discus Lariat but it’s reversed into a Crossface! Cage rolls him into a pin which forces Texano to break it. Cage hits a Discus for a nearfall and then goes to whip Tex with the bullrope himself. He then hits a modified tombstone for the 1-2-3.

Cage def. Texano

Dario comes out and says that he’s not going to give Cage his prize in front of the Believers because they are too weak minded. He invites him into his office.

In his office, Cage asks what he won. Dario opens the box on his desk and Cage isn’t impressed. It’s a gauntlet. Dario asks him to at least to try it on. Cage does, picks up Dario by the neck, and says “On second though, I think I’ll keep it. Thanks.”


That’s the show, folks. Thanks for watching!

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