Each and every episode of Lucha Underground features maneuvers, quotes, outfits, props, scenes, and stories that deserve recognition. That is where the Tope 10 come in. This list shows appreciation for the moments which are more exciting than a flying tope.
If you are new to the Lucha Underground scene, you can catch it Wednesdays at 8pm ET/PT on the El Rey Network or buy season one and season two on iTunes. See if El Rey is available in your area. If you haven't had a chance to watch this week's episode yet, then check out the Dead Flowers preview, live blog & open thread, recap, highlight package, and the Graver Consequences main event between Matanza and Mil Muertes.
10. Dario Cueto taking a tumble
Sorry Jefe, but your rope skills need work. #GraverConsequences #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/ivtEHEb4m0— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
The funniest moment of Graver Consequences. I hope they taught Luis Fernandez-Gil how to fall beforehand, because I'm not so sure. Look at the way he bounced backward off the apron. Cueto turned a simple fall into a spectacle, hopefully on purpose and not by accident.
9. My lord
As Lorenzo Lamas was handing over $50,000 inside a limousine, he nervously stated, "I'm afraid he's (Dario Cueto) starting to believe that his brother just might be the most powerful person walking the earth. But I told him that is not so, because you are, my lord." Cut to a dark figure lighting a cigar.
Lucha Underground really does a great job with cliffhanging teases. It forces the mind to let its imagination run wild. I can't wait for next week to find out more.
So, umm, could the lord be Papa Cueto? Or is he already dead? I only remember Papa Cueto being a fight promoter, partner with the tribe of El Dragon Azteca, and sacrificing his son for a higher power. I'm too scared to risk spoilers by researching what else has already been revealed about him.
8. Giving the bird
As Ivelisse was requesting a tag, Johnny Mundo leaned in, did the cool guy hand through his hair fake out, then flipped her the finger with a wide grin on his face. Simply despicable yet simply funny.
7. For safe keeping
Hopefully that Aztec Medallion pouch is stain resistant. @JoeyRyanOnline #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/9OpAL9ibHN— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
Only Joey Ryan would think to store the precious Aztec medallion alongside his most prized possession. I love that glorious sleazebag. It also cracks me up every time he throws his lollipop.
6. Faces of death
The ceremony has begun. #GraverConsequences is upon us! #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/fbanyFJ03S— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
One of the cool things about Grave Consequences matches is the pomp and circumstance. The eerie tone is set right from the get-go with green lighting, smoke, wreaths, and face painted reapers/pallbearers. One is even on stilts. Can't beat that. It truly gives the match a unique feel.
5. Whiskey makes you frisky
Who could possibly have more "fun" than The Monster Matanza Cueto? #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/o9NXlAWrh8— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
That was the slogan on the neon sign as Dario Cueto walked into a snazzy bar. It is exactly the kind of silly sign I would expect from this show.
What an opening segment. Intrigue galore. Cueto is now aware of a police presence. It has been confirmed that the templo has a higher purpose. The mysterious lord could be a more powerful wrestler than Matanza. Peel another layer off that onion.
RIP Mil Muertes. Cause of death: The Monster Matanza Cueto! #GraverConsequences #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/ElsAoUFmVY— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
A fitting end to a slobberknocker of a match.
3. Flatliner to the coffins
Matanza gets flatlined and the coffins get flattened! #LuchaUnderground #GraveConsequences pic.twitter.com/LKB0Fw1Fyb— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
These two men went all out with physicality. There was a chokeslam and powerbombs in the ring and out of the ring onto the coffins. Mil also used his beefiness to spear into chairs and go for a flight. I give them a hearty round of applause.
2. Coffin punch
NOT DEAD YET! #GraverConsequences #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/ugKJGkDseZ— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
So damn cool. It was rather bizarre for Mil to find a chain mail glove under the ring. However, it provided one of the more memorable scenes of the season as Mil punched out of the coffin. Thumbs up for creativity.
1. King Cuerno surprise creeping
King Cuerno’s hunt is about to heat up! #LuchaUnderground pic.twitter.com/FIPUEZSrAX— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) May 12, 2016
During their game plan for immortality, Catrina revealed tons of tasty tidbits. She has been a prisoner of darkness for 197 years. Mil Muertes roamed the underworld for weeks after Grave Consequences. Matanza has the face of a god.
Then, my favorite part of the episode occurred. As the duo left, King Cuerno popped up from behind their shrine to stalk his prey. I may or may not have let out a squeal of excitement. After Graver Consequences, Cuerno was revealed to be one of the casket carriers. I'm a huge Cuerno fan and would love to see an epic battle against Mil Muertes and Catrina. This story has a huge amount of potential for prime badassery. The hunt is most definitely on.
In last week's poll, 49% of 204 votes is looking forward to Cage destroying Chavo Guerrero for stealing his Aztec medallion. 29% side with the, "Lie, cheat, steal," mantra. 23% is against both theft and violence.
How does this week's Tope 10 stack up to your list? Any favorites not included? If you were late to the viewing party, feel free to share your thoughts about anything in the episode. While waiting for next week, check out Sexy Star telling her feelings after No Más and also watch a free bonus match between Fenix and the always delightful Jack Evans.
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