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Tope 10: Lucha Underground (July 26, 2017)

Each and every episode of Lucha Underground features maneuvers, quotes, outfits, props, scenes, and stories that deserve recognition. That is where the Tope 10 comes in. This list shows appreciation for the moments that 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, buy all episodes to date from the first three seasons on iTunes and Amazon, or watch seasons one and two on Netflix. See if El Rey is available in your area.

If you haven't had a chance to watch this week's episode yet, check out the episode preview along with the recap and reactions. Also, read up on good vibes for the possibility of season four.

Last bit of news, Lucha Underground is now available on HD for DirecTV.

10. Not so sly

After the nifty lucha libre back and forth to start the match, Rey Mysterio thought he could be sly be rolling on the ground. PJ Black was not fooled. At all. The GIF gives me a case of the chuckles. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it is as simple as a little fellow being booted to the face.

PJ Black also executed a neat looking leg pretzel backbreaker.

9. Water pistol

Lucha Underground on El Rey Network

During the Mack vs Texano contest, Famous B decided to bring a water pistol to a hoss fight. Squirt, squirt. B paid for his silliness with a stunner. Good for a laugh on both ends.

8. Table for Two

Lucha Underground on El Rey Network

Leave to the Rabbit Tribe to provide wackiness for this episode. Paul London and Mala Suerte played a rousing game of checkers using Saltador as the board. Screwy rabbits. I wonder if they also use Saltador in the same manner when out on picnics.

I've watched that scene five times now, and I still can't tell if their screams are of joy or terror when seeing Mascarita Sagrada's gift of a lucky rabbit's foot. Either way, if the scene continued, I bet they would have played with the box and styrofoam peanuts for hours.

7. Superkick suplex

Worldwide Underground was up to their shenanigans again. After interfering in the main event, Johnny Mundo and PJ Black hoisted Rey Mysterio upside down. Enter Jack Evans who kicked Rey in the face to create momentum for a suplex. I'm tired of Worldwide Underground messing up matches, but I have yet to tire of enjoying their creative ways to work together.

6. Fly, dragon, fly

Due to the camera cuts, I'm not quite sure what Drago did as he sprang over the ropes. But it looked cool anyway.

Speaking of Drago, Vampiro had an interesting quote. "History dictates dragon's blood makes the owner invincible, most likely immortal." I don't know if that is him blathering or actual foreshadowing.

5. Dropkick to the guts

After that dropkick, I bet Drago had to hang out in the bathroom. For normal reasons this time and not just because he enjoys the ambiance.

4. "He will end you."

Catrina is a perfect mouthpiece for Mil Muertes. She's dope when acting the boss. Catrina straight smack talked Pentagon DARK. "Mil will be waiting for you. And he won't just end your chance at that Cup. He will end you." I get the feeling that Pentagon is too dimwitted to care. Evidence being that he entered walking one direction, Catrina spun him around, he exited walking the direction from whence he came.

And damn, I didn't know Catrina had flashback mind control powers. When she touched Pentagon's head, he and we saw visions of past events. What else is Catrina capable of?

I have mixed feelings about this scene. On one hand, it was cool and set the mood right. On the other hand, it could be unnecessary foreshadowing. There is no need for this scene to appear on this episode. If Pentagon and Mil do in fact win, a similar scene would have been fire if presented at that time. Now, we either get predictable quarterfinal matches or a cold tease if they don't meet in the semifinal.

3. Kobra Moon getting superkicked

Kobra Moon has become one of the Temple's true villains. Other scoundrels get cheers from the Believers. Not so with Kobra Moon. She is rotten to the core. That is what makes any time she gets destroyed an enjoyable moment, such as Pentagon DARK flattening her with a superkick. It put a smile on my face.

2. Aerostar making the save

Aerostar's arrival caught me by pleasant surprise. I was not expecting his appearance. Good for him for sticking up for his dude. Unfortunately, Drago turned dud.

Unpunished goes good deed? No. Pentagon took advantage of Drago smashing his former friend. Aerostar's arm is now broken. I guess this puts the Drago feud on ice for a while.

To all those fans who cheered Aerostar's broken arm, be lucky that Aerostar does not share my disposition. I would recommend that he time travel to leave a flaming bag of poop on each of those Believers’ door step.

1. ICMC business

Lucha Underground on El Rey Network

Fantastic scene. The little touches like the music, booze dribbling down Son of Madness' beard, learning the name Invisible Cult Motorcycle Club, slap fighting, and the threat of Havoc or his head returning to the ICMC. Being that this is Lucha Underground, that threat must be taken literally. I love that the show forces us to have that attitude.

It also brought up major questions. Why did Son of Havoc go nomad? Why didn't Madness return to beat up Havoc after Havoc squandered good liquor by throwing his glass? Normally, I'd be siding with Havoc, but I can't in good conscience support such wastefulness.

For those curious, the song to begin the scene is, "The River," by Blues Saraceno. Interestingly enough, Wikipedia says a dubstep remix was used for WWE's Emma to promote her return at the post-Wrestlemania RAW in 2017.

Catching up on last week’s poll, 36% of 47 votes felt that Worldwide Underground agent Benjamin Cooke would be murdered within one month. 19% bet his demise will be met at Ultima Lucha Tres. 23% think Cooke will be able to save his own skin and evade death in the Temple.

If you are in need of some Lucha Underground merchandise, good news. Their shop has some new products; socks, air fresheners, and really neat candles. I’ll leave you with an interesting discussion question posed by Lucha Underground’s Twitter account.

Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!


Who would you bet on to win the Cueto Cup?

This poll is closed

  • 55%
    Pentagon DARK
    (55 votes)
  • 0%
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    Mil Muertes
    (11 votes)
  • 6%
    Jeremiah Crane
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    (0 votes)
  • 5%
    (5 votes)
  • 22%
    Prince Puma
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Dante Fox
    (1 vote)
100 votes total Vote Now

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