Lucha Underground 1×18: No Escape

landing is the worst part

the matches

Pentagon Jr. b Argenis (5:03, standing surfboard armbar)
Angelico b Ivelisse (6:12, spinning kick to the head)
Johnny Mundo b King Cuerno in a cage match (13:40, top of the cage tornillo moonsault)

the developments

Dr. Striker updated us on the injury status of Pentagon Jr.’s past victims
Famous B – UCL reconstruction
Ricky Mandell – humerus, clavicle, scapula reconstructed
Vinny Massaro – no info known yet

Argenis controlled the early portion of the match, but Pentagon came back to destroy him and broke his arm.

Ivelisse makes head spin

Announcers were unaware Son of Havoc would be referee until he appeared for the match. Ivelisse got in some nice offense, but was helped by Angelico not wanting to hurt her adn Son of Havoc blatantly helping her. In the end, Iveisse got annoyed by the help, and an Angelico kick meant for Havoc got her instead. The story seemed more about Angelico foiling Havoc & Ivelisse’s plans than any breakup between them.

Mundo and Cuerno destroyed each other in the cage. Cuerno had a chance to escape, but it would’ve taken falling out of his mask to the floor and he did not do it. Mundo had a chance to escape, but instead pulled off the moonsault to win.

Catrina warned Fenix that the only way to get rid of Mil Muertes would be to bury him. In a separate segment, Catrina reminded Mil Muertes that they first met on the day of the earthquake, the day Mil embraced the persona of Mil Muertes, but told him all must come to an end. Catrina told Mil Muertes she would have Fenix put him in a coffin in a Grave Consequences match next week, trapping him again like he was in the earthquake. Catrina seemed to appear and disappear like a phantom in these segments

Another Konnan Vengeance promo aired.


just craziness

Argenis actually looked better with Fenix than Pentagon, which is not something I would’ve ever bet on. He was still fine and they got the purpose of the match over.

Angelico/Ivelisse was not near as bad as suggested in the reports. It was also definitely edited; they left a little bit of Angelico flirting in there, but played down or edited out other elements. (His suggestive cover on Ivelisse was about partly got the far away video camera treatment.)

Main event was Great, easily among the best matches they’ve had on this show. Putting them in a cage would seem to take away some of their usual offense, but they did a lot of fun side of the cage spots that made it worked. They took advantage of the environment and the tight spaces to pull off moves that wouldn’t normally work. It was worked as a completely even match where either man could’ve won. Mundo is clearly on a higher tier than Cuerno and did decisively won in the end, but not before both men looked great.

that needs to be on the King Cuerno all time highlight reel

The Grave Consequences match was played up in a special commercial for the episode. All the reports from the show suggested this was a big deal match and we got to see a little tease of it.

This was another quality show.

Astral vs Mercurio for the minis title, Lucha Underground

photo by Alexis Salazar

CMLL (TUE) 03/10/2015 Arena México [CMLL, Yahoo! Deportes]
1) Leono & Sensei b Camorra & Inquisidor
2) Demus 3:16, Mercurio, Pierrothito b Astral, Eléctrico, Último Dragoncito
Mercurio challenged Astral for a title match, and Astral challenged for a title shot.
3) Arkángel de la Muerte, Hijo del Signo, Nitro b Oro Jr., Soberano Jr., Star Jr.
Rudos took 1/3.
4) Delta b Sagrado [lightning]  (posted by VideosOficialesCMLL)
Delta with with his Delta Formation submission in 6:59
5) Ángel de Oro, Dragón Rojo Jr., Fuego b Bárbaro Cavernario, Felino, Gran Guerrero
6) Kráneo, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión b Mistico, Titán, ValienteExcited for the title match. Mercurio has been really good of late.

Lucha Underground today has

There’s also a Fenix/Catrina interaction, judging from this teaser video.

Tonight’s show starts a run of three straight episodes with big stipulation main events. The Fenix/Muertes, Alberto/Texano, Cage/Puma matches all take place the next two weeks, all in big stipulations matches which end their feuds. The Crew/Big Ryck/Sexy Star feud also resolves. It’s kind of a pseudo-PPV, it’s kind of a deck clearing bit with most of April being taken up with other feuds. This should be a fun run of shows.

Pentagon Jr. says he’ll make Myzteziz and Rey Misterio suffer at Rey de Reyes.

Hijo del Fantasma is sure he’s keeping the cruiserweight championship, and wants to win all the AAA titles.

AAA has an audio preview of the 04/01 card in San Luis Potosi.

AYM has an interviews Faby Apache.

Black Terry Jr. has highlights of Alas de Acero & Adrenalina vs Power Bull & Magnum from Sunday’s IWRG show.
Segunda Caida starts a look at Sin Salida 2010.

Flamita’s March 6th match from Dragon Gate is up on DailyMotion

SuperLuchas looks back at Ray Mendoza winning the NWA Middleweight Championship for the first time on a past March 10th.

CMLL has highlights of the 03/06 show.

An headline saying Terrible & Rey Bucanero are the favorite at Dos Leyendas, but the article does not really make the case at all. To be fair, that’s a hard case to make.

Perro Mocho took Gitano’s hair in Xalapa’s Club Apolo.

Draego won the Arena Jalisco Light Heavyweight championship over Rayman and Makabre.

A new restaurant inside of the Minnesota Twins stadium has a wall of luchador masks.


IWRG (SUN) 03/15/2015 Arena Naucalpan
Guerra del Golfo, 2015
1) Omega vs Atomic Star
2) Emperador Azteca & Metaleón vs Hip Hop Man & Imposible
3) Black Terry, Chicano, Hijo De Dos Caras vs Negro Navarro, Rayan, Spector
4) Cien Caras Jr. vs Eterno, Danny Casas, El Hijo del Diablo, Hijo de Máscara Año 2000, Hijo del Fishman, Veneno, Oficial 911 [cage, loser advances]
5) Hijo del Dr. Wagner Jr. vs X-Fly, Relámpago, Universo 2000 Jr., Hijo de LA Park, Apolo Estrada, Oficial AK47, Máscara Sagrada [cage, loser advances]
6) ? vs ?? [cage, mask, hair]

Annual weird IWRG cage match (not to be confused with the two other annual IWRG weird cage matches.) The great thing about IWRG is there are so many guys who lose these matches all the time that it’s really hard to figure out which one exactly is going to lose. X-Fly’s there, for sure, but so are the Oficials and Apolo, and Eterno and Diablo are definitely capable of losing this. So many options.

CMLL (TUE) 03/17/2015 Arena México
1) Angelito & Fantasy vs Pequeño Nitro & Pequeño Universo 2000
2) Flyer, Magnus, Robin vs Disturbio, Espiritu Negro, Metálico
3) Fuego, Pegasso, Tritón vs Puma, Sangre Azteca, Tiger
4) Astral © vs Mercurio [CMLL MINI]
Astral’s 3rd defense.
5) Ángel de Oro, Blue Panther, Dragón Rojo Jr. vs Euforia, Pólvora, Rey Escorpión
6) Atlantis, Delta, Guerrero Maya Jr. vs Ephesto, Luciferno, Mephisto

so the new Hijos del Infierno are teaming up on the Friday and Tuesday prior to H2L, just not on the show itself. Polvora & Rey Escorpion continue to run into Angel de Oro & Dragon Rojo in the semimain.

No Tuesday lightning match means Angel de Oro vs Hechicero from Sunday will probably be uploaded by CMLL itself.

CMLL (TUE) 03/17/2015 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) El Divino & Reycko vs Demonio Maya & Relampago
2) Leo, Soberano Jr., Star Jr. vs Artillero, Ráfaga, Súper Comando
3) Goya Kong, Princesa Sugehit, Silueta vs Dalys, Reyna Isis, Tiffany
4) Mistico, Valiente, Volador Jr. vs Gran Guerrero, Niebla Roja, Último Guerrero
5) Negro Casas & Shocker © vs Marco Corleone & Rush [CMLL TAG]
Shocker & Casas’ fifth defense, all versus Ingobernable teams

Canny move by the Ingobernables to add Marco – three new combinations to get title matches!

Guerreros vs Sky Team comes to Guadalajara (probably six days before a title match in Puebla.)

Reyna Isis gets a match! Zeuxis being injured opened up a spot. This would be Isis’ first match on a main CMLL show.