Week eleven of Lucha Underground’s fourth season will be featuring a wedding shower, a Haunted House Match, and a Last Man or Machine Standing Match. This should be a must-see episode and possibly the best of the season to date. Get ready for the action as it airs tonight at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.
If you missed last week’s show, catch up with the recap and reactions, the Tope 10, and a snazzy summary video from the Lucha Underground YouTube channel.
Here are three things I’ve got my eye on for this episode.
1. Last Man or Machine Standing
The feud between Pentagon DARK and Cage started because Cage wanted the Lucha Underground championship. He slammed Pentagon DARK through a table to show dominance. Cage then lost an Aztec medallion fight to Mil Muertes after Pentagon posed as a fan to interfere. Cage got his title shot despite losing.
Pentagon defeated Cage rather clean in a relatively short bout. After, Pentagon tried to break Cage’s arm. Cage powered out and beat up Pentagon. A handicap tag match was next on the docket. Pentagon could have had a partner but chose to go it alone. Cage and King Cuerno were victorious. Cage slammed Pentagon’s head with chairs afterward.
Last week, Pentagon attacked Cage to lead to a huge brawl throughout the Temple. A fan was kicked, a guitar was smashed on a Metalachi member, a security guard was slammed, and a Father’s arm was broken. I think that covers everything.
After all that violence, tonight’s Last Man or Machine Standing Match should be the finale of the feud. I said in last week’s review that I felt the brawl was a time-waster, but I’ll give Lucha Underground the benefit of the doubt. They have earned it. Lucha Underground usually do stuff for a reason or purpose. I’m expecting that skirmish along with Cage’s catchphrase to play a role, as well as a finish bonkers enough to make every Believer’s luscious hair fall out in fits of ecstasy.
In a little bit of strategy talk, it will be interesting to see what Pentagon pulls out of his dark arts arsenal. Even if he does manage to break both Cage’s arms, that doesn’t guarantee he won’t be able to stand up.
If that whole, ‘Not a man, a machine,’ story doesn’t work out for Cage, he could be Bane instead. He also knows how to break the back of superheroes.
That's what bane is suppose to look like. Cosplayers and @WarnerBrosEnt take note pic.twitter.com/tCDRVUVbnS— Brian Cage (@MrGMSI_BCage) July 17, 2018
2. Mil Muertes vs Mack
Mack earned Mil Muertes’ ire after Mack won a battle royal involving the Gift of the Gods participants. As the prize for victory, Mack chose to null and void Mil’s participation. “I like to say that the Mack ain’t afraid of no man. But the truth is Mil Muertes scares the shit out of me. So, uh, so what I’m trying to say is sorry, Mil. You’re out.”
There was also the reveal of Big Ryck’s skull in a locker.
Tonight will be their first one-on-one encounter in Lucha Underground, and possibly ever. It won’t be a simple singles contest, oh no. Get pumped for a Haunted House Match!
Mil Muertes w/ Catrina! The Mack! HAUNTED HOUSE MATCH!!! Things get scary on @LuchaElRey WEDNESDAY 8p ET on @ElReyNetwork! #luchaunderground #luchalibre #prowrestling #wrestling #hauntedhouse #milmuertes #themack #returnofthemack #catrina #lickofdeath #tv #elreyallday pic.twitter.com/wOO3yRPcv8— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) August 20, 2018
Soak that picture in. Is there a bouncy house outside the cage?
A Haunted House Match isn’t enough for you? Well, it is also being advertised as bringing a new level of violence. Look at the weapons hanging from the cage walls.
The Haunted House Match brings a new level of violence on a new episode of @LuchaElRey! TOMORROW 8p ET @ElReyNetwork! #luchaunderground #luchalibre #prowrestling #wrestling #hauntedhouse #milmuertes #themack #returnofthemack #catrina #lickofdeath #horror #action #tv #elreyallday pic.twitter.com/eF4iwTMZEL— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) August 21, 2018
“Trick or treat, motherfu----.”
3. Johnny loves Taya
The short show summary that I accidentally came across mentions a wedding shower for Johnny Mundo and Taya. I can’t imagine the guest list will be very long. PJ Black, Jack Evans, Aerostar, and... Is that it? The Worldwide Underground hasn’t exactly made friends with anyone else. Ricky Mundo will probably be there doing intern tasks and not an actual invitee. I hope he doesn’t bring Rosa as his date.
Enjoy the show tonight at 8pm ET on El Rey Network. I’m guessing the Haunted House Match was inspired by an older idea, most likely something at Halloween Havoc. Any wrestling historians care to chime in about that? Who are your picks to win the marquee matches? Who would you like to see attend the wedding shower?
I’ll leave you with a flashback of Father Rick O’Shea in his wrestling days. I think he was a member of These Guys in an online exclusive contest against Worldwide Underground. I can’t watch the fight to confirm, since the video is outside of my jurisdiction. That’s the same person, right?
#LuchaUnderground rewatch: pic.twitter.com/XLOKnmv79Z— Mt_Lucha_Sacrificio_DARK (@ByLucha) August 20, 2018
Shout out to Mt_Lucha_Sacrificio_DARK (@ByLucha) on Twitter for the find.
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