Week fourteen of Lucha Underground’s fourth season will be featuring two championship bouts. Get ready for the action as it airs tonight at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.
First up, Ivelisse answers the call of rotating challengers for El Dragon Azteca Jr.’s Gift of the Gods championship. There is no history between the two that I can recall. It should be a fiery competition that you don’t want to miss. Don’t take it from. Look to the words from La Sicaria herself.
I guarantee you that you do NOT want to miss THIS! Wednesday 8PM— Ivelisse #LaSicaria (@RealIvelisse) September 11, 2018
La Sicaria☠ vs @DragonAztecaJr
Gift of the Gods Championship Match @LuchaElRey #intergenderwrestling #womensrevolution pic.twitter.com/umq6lvCNMQ
Second will be the return of the Super Friends. That’s right. Aerostar, Drago, and Fenix will unite once again as a trios team. They better bring their top game, because the Reptile Tribe awaits with the Trios championships on the line.
The Lucha Super Friends reunite to challenge the Reptile Tribe for the Trios Championship! Catch the all-new @LuchaElRey WEDNESDAY 8p ET @ElReyNetwork! #luchaunderground #luchalibre #prowrestling #wrestling #lucha #thereptiletribe #luchasuperfriends #action #tv #elreyallday pic.twitter.com/nuZsghCU37— Lucha Underground (@LuchaElRey) September 10, 2018
That is a badass picture in that tweet. It pumps me up for tonight. I hope the bout gets main event time for everyone to work their magic, figuratively and literally if need be.
In honor of the Super Friends back in action, let’s take a look at their history. Devious Dario Cueto pitted Aerostar against Drago in a best-of-five series during season one. After match four, Dario paired them together with Fenix for the first time. It was supposed to be one of Dario’s patented unlikely trios pairings, but they eventually turned into the Super Friends. However, their first match played out as Dario intended. Aerostar and Drago got into it and cost their team a chance a victory.
Even in their first Lucha Underground match as a team, we could see the essence of their teamwork capabilities.
Aerostar’s rocket boosters aren’t the only way he can get a boost.
The Super Friends would not team again as a threesome until Ultima Lucha Dos in a chance to win Trios gold against Worldwide Underground. Vampiro called the mystical trio fire, space, and fury. His reasoning made sense. “The three elements that make an unbreakable rock. YEAH!”
Triumphant they would be. With moves such as the following, the championships were well earned.
Fly, Super Friends, fly.
Aerostar, Drago, and Fenix would continue feuding with Worldwide Underground in season three in a successfully retaining rematch.
They would also assist the unofficial fourth member of the squad in Sexy Star during her feud with Johnny Mundo.
A victorious title defense against the Rabbit Tribe would be the last success for the Super Friends. Kobra Moon slithered her tongue to somehow control Drago. He turned on his buds to join the Reptile Tribe during the match. It might be the first time in wrestling history that a championship switched teams but one wrestler remained champion while simultaneously losing and winning.
You could call tonight a long overdue rematch of sorts, but the Reptile Tribe has a completely different lineup this time around. Decapitated are Pindar and Vibora. Kobra Moon has filled out the new squad with her man squeeze, Daga, and a resurrected Jeremiah Snake.
It will be interesting to observe the level of cohesiveness among the Super Friends. I always felt Fenix was the defacto leader in the ring. After freeing Drago from the Reptile Tribe and bringing Fenix back from the dead via time travel, Aerostar may need to be the one who steps up as the team’s ring general.
Is Drago truly free from Kobra Moon’s control? It would seem so, but you never can tell. How will Fenix’s body handle the adjustment of his recent journey? When trying to screenshot Fenix’s eyes for the Tope 10, there was a click I did not use. The picture made it seem like his eyes were swirling black, as if it were from Catrina’s black rock that Aerostar smoked up. Coincidence or story point? We shall see.
Who are you picking to win? Ivelisse or El Dragon Azteca Jr.? The Reptile Tribe or the Super Friends? Enjoy the show tonight at 8pm ET on El Rey Network.
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