LUCHA UNDERGROUND SEASON TWO FINALE
The show opens with highlights of season 2 leading into this finale. The highlights are of all the back stories and progression of all the main storylines that are expected to culminate tonight.
After the highlights package, Vampiro is shown with Pentagon Jr. Vampiro is giving Pentagon Jr one final lesson of fear to prepare for his battle with Matanza tonight for The Lucha Underground Championship. Pentagon follows his fears into a dark cave and confronts several versions of himself. Vampiro tells him that he must confront his fears and defeat them. Vampiro appears out of the shadows dressed in Pentagon Jr's attire. Pentagon wins the battle and unmasks Vampiro. Now that he has conquered his fear, Vampiro does a ritual where he states that Pentagon will be become Pentagon Dark.
We are now in the temple as the announcers preview the upcoming action.
TRIOS TITLE MATCH
JACK EVANS, PJ BLACK AND JOHNNY MUNDO VS AEROSTAR, FENIX AND DRAGO
This was a very entertaining match. Fast paced action to start this match. Traditional tag rules are completely ignored with illegal men coming into the ring. Which is mentioned on commentary by Matt Striker. The referee, Rick Knox tries to take control of the match and starts limiting double teaming because he is upset that the wrestlers were not making legal tags. Interesting spot. Once the action settles, "Worlwide Underground" takes control of the match with Evans, Mundo and Black all showcasing their talents individually and then in tandem. The referee again loses control of the action as all 6 men get involved. Fenix and Aerostar team up for a great electric ladder plancha to the outside. This chaotic action leads to the first near fall in the ring by Fenix on Mundo. Multiple aerial moves by Star, Fenix and Drago on Mundo and just as Mundo is about to be pinned. The ref is pulled out of the ring and taken out by Evans. With no ref in sight, The crazy action continues in and outside the ring. Worldwide Underground grab their trios titles and use them to their advantage. They play air guitar on their titles and then lay out Fenix with a triple belt shot. The ref is back up and counts for a near fall. Worldwide is upset that the ref didn't count to 3 so they knock him out. No ref again. Angelico then appears at ringside with crutches out for revenge. He takes out Johnny Mundo with several shots with the crutch. Fenix hits the Fenix driver as the ref is revived and counts to three.
AEROSTAR, FENIX AND DRAGO DEFEAT JOHNNY MUNDO, PJ BLACK AND JACK EVANS TO BECOME THE NEW LUCHA UNDERGROUND TRIOS CHAMPIONS
EL DRAGON AZTECA JR VS BLACK LOTUS
Both these characters have an elaborate back story leading into this match. Fast paced match early on. Very even battle. Lotus was very impressive. Both competitors very stiff in this match. Considering the back story, It makes sense that Azteca was out for blood in this one. As Azteca takes advantage of Lotus. The announcers state that the beating by Azteca seems personal without actually knowing the back story between the two. As the action continues, Out of nowhere, Pentagon Jr arrives dressed in all black attire and attacks both Azteca and Lotus. Package piledriver on Azteca and the sacrifice arm breaker on both of them by Pentagon.
BLACK LOTUS AND EL DRAGON AZTECA JR BATTLE TO A NO CONTEST
Post match as the crowd chants Zero Fear at Pentagon Jr. Vampiro on commentary says this is the debut of Pentagon Dark.
Pentagon Dark is in the ring getting a huge response from the "believers in the temple". Pentagon talks about how Matanza broke him and humiliated him. That he was a broken man but his teacher Vampiro took him to the darkest places in the universe and helped him conquer his fear. Pentagon gives his master Vampiro credit for helping him. He states that Ian Hodginkson is dead. He then states that Pentagon Jr is dead and that he is now Pentagon Dark and that he will show no fear or mercy to Matanza tonight. Pentagon demands that he face Matanza right now for the Lucha Underground title. Closing the promo with his "Cero Miedo" tag line as we go to the break.
LUCHA UNDERGROUND CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
THE MONSTER MATANZA CUETO VS PENTAGON DARK
Pentagon starts off the match on the offensive diving onto Matanza on the outside as Dario Cueto watches his brother get pummeled by Pentagon, when he grabs the title belt and hits him with it. Pentagon then grabs a cable and begins to choke Matanza out. Pentagon in complete control, hits a death valley driver on Mantanza on the outside. Pentagon with hard strikes and chops as he beats on Matanza. He then beats Matanza down with a steel chair and then eventually the wooden chairs at ringside in this no DQ match. Pentagon dominated the early portion of this match. Dario Cueto is heard on the mic trying to get his brother to rally. Action is finally in the ring as Pentagon continues to dominate. This leads to a couple of near falls in the ring. Pentagon then brings a steel chair into the ring and sets it in the corner. This backfires and Matanza sends Pentagon into the steel chair. Matanza now in control. Hits several suplexes and a couple of standing moonsaults. Both men stand toe to toe in the ring taking each other's best shots. As Matanza sends Pentagon to the outside, He attempts a suicide dive but Pentagon grabs a chair and hits him with it in mid-air. Pentagon then hits a Mexican Driver on Matanza and then signals for the finish. Vampiro gives Pentagon a barb wired baseball bat. Dario Cueto out of desperation, runs into the ring to save his brother. Pentagon goes to break Cueto's arm when Matanza hits Pentagon with the barb wire bat and then the Wrath of The Gods for the victory.
MATANZA DEFEATS PENTAGON DARK TO RETAIN THE LUCHA UNDERGROUND CHAMPIONSHIP
Post match. Vampiro comes into the ring to check on his student when Pentagon Dark pushes Vampiro away as we head to the break.
Back in the temple. Striker and Vampiro reset the action and recap what has taken place and what is to come. Striker asks Vampiro how he is doing and he refuses to respond.
IVELISSE VS TAYA
Ivelisse comes at Taya strong early on. As the action goes to the outside, Taya is able to counter and turn the tables on Ivelisse. Taya ddt's Ivelisse on a chair on the outside. Ivelisse counters a potential suplex onto the chairs and then kicks a seated Taya repeatedly. Ivelisse goes into the crowd and then dives out of the crowd and onto Taya. They battle to the announce table and Taya regains control and the brawl continues onto the stairs and near the crowd. They both grab each others hair and throw each other down the stairs. They stumble back into the ring. Ivelisse hits a snap german suplex and a power bomb. As Ivelisse goes to pin Taya. The lights go out.... The lights are back on and the ref has disappeared and Catrina is in the ring behind Ivelisse and she hits her with a double underhook driver. Lights back out, The ref returns in the position he was in before. Taya hits a double boot stomp and gets the win as Catrina looks on from the crowd.
TAYA DEFEATS IVELISSE BY PINFALL
Lights out again. Catrina is standing over a fallen Ivelisse and says "death comes to everyone even you" as she gives Ivelisse the lick of death.
Back from the break. A video package is shown of Prince Puma's training and history in Lucha Underground. The video is voiced by his mentor, Konnan and shows highlights of Konnan's training with him from season one. The video then focuses on Puma's challenge and upcoming match with Rey Mysterio. As we head to the commercial break again.
ULTIMA LUCHA DOS MAIN EVENT
PRINCE PUMA VS REY MYSTERIO
True dream match for these two. A Lucha libre legend vs one of the most talented performers in the industry. Match starts with a handshake and dueling chants from the crowd. Great set of reversals and counters early. Both men countering each other's offense with athleticism. Both amazing their opponents in the process. Rey gets the advantage and gets very agressive after being shown up by Puma. Rey tries a head scissors, Puma counters with a great pop up code breaker. Puma in control, puts Rey in a stretch submission and then turns it into a cradle pin for a near fall. They battle to the outside and Puma tries to power bomb Rey but Mysterio counters with a hurancanrana. Rey then hits a great head first baseball slide splash from in the ring to the outside onto Puma. Action back in the ring now, Rey hits a west coast pop for a near fall. More pretty counters and reversals between these two leads to a textbook spinning DDT by Rey for another near fall.
Rey hits a variation of the 619 through the ropes on Puma's midsection. Rey tries a rana off the top rope but gets caught. Puma does a northern lights suplex and turns it into a brainbuster picking up Rey from the ground. This leads to another near fall. The action goes to the top rope. Puma attempts a "Puma's edge" off of the top rope. Rey gets out of it and hits a backwards huracanrana on Puma for a near fall. Both men stagger inside the ring and trade blows. Rey attempts a body scissor but Puma counters with a backstabber and then a spinning blue thunder bomb for yet another near fall.... Rey dropkicks Puma and then attempts a 619. Puma counters and then his own version of the the 619, The 323. Puma goes to the top and connects with a 630 splash but Rey kicks out. Puma picks up a lifeless Rey and hits a variation of the GTS called The "Benadryl-izer". Rey kicks out again. Running dropkick by Puma, He goes to the top again. Puma tells Rey he is sorry before he attempts another 630 splash. Puma misses. Mysterio hits a rana for a near fall. Rey attempts the 619, Puma blocks it. He tries a tombstone, Rey counters and hits the 619 and a flying hurancanrana off the top rope for the victory. Great match.
REY MYSTERIO DEFEATS PRINCE PUMA BY PINFALL
Post match. Both men hug and embrace to a standing ovation from the crowd. As Puma goes to leave. Rey tells Puma to stay and take a bow in front of his people. Fans chant Thank You Prince.
Matt Striker and Vampiro are closing the show, and then out of nowhere, Pentagon Dark appears and attacks his master Vampiro with a bard wired bat from behind. He knocks out Striker and then bloodies Vampiro and beats him with the barb wired baseball bat. As Pentagon lays out a bloodied Vampiro in the ring. He licks his blood. Pentagon grabs the mic and says Vampiro is no longer his master. Pentagon says that he is the master now and yet again licks Vampiro's blood and then continues to beat on the bloodied Vampiro.
We then cut to police arresting Dario Cueto outside the temple. Cueto is being loaded into a police van. As the van drives away, We see Dario Cueto slumped down as lights flicker on him. He raises his head slowly and then smiles. The final shot on the screen is To Be Continued........
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