Lucha Underground (Season 2, Episode 5: “The Machine”)
Boyle Heights, CA (The Temple)
February 24, 2016
Commentators: Matt Striker & Vampiro
Report by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Recap video opens highlighting the feuds between Texano & The Crew and Johnny Mundo & Cage.
We go to a vignette about Vampiro and Pentagon Jr., noting that “Ian just thought Vampiro was a voice in his head and that “Vampiro would be freed from Ian’s mind thanks to Pentagon Jr.”.
Jack Evans rips the mic away from ring announcer Melissa Santos and taunts the crowd before the opening match.
Jack Evans def. PJ Black by pinfall with the Bridging Backslide after Drago accidentally hit Black with the red mist.
Vignette on Famous B, done in an ’80s used car saleman-style ad, saying that if you call this number, (423)-GET-FAME), he’ll make ya famous!
King Cuerno def. Killshot by pinfall with the Thrill of the Hunt.
Afterwards, Cuerno continued the attack on Killshot until Fenix ran in to make the save.
The Crew & Chavo Guerrero Jr. def. Texano in a Gauntlet Match. Texano pinned Cisco with a superkick, then Castro with a powerbomb, but Chavo pinned Texano after the Crew held down Texano’s legs with his own bullrope.
We go to a vignette, 375 miles from Boyle Heights, with Dario Cueto and Black Lotus, at the same “Temple” they use to lure poor slubs in so Matanza can eat them. Cueto tells Lotus the story of how his mother hurt him, so one day, Matanza killed their mother with a red bull decoration. That day was when Dario learned how much he loved violence.
Backstage, Pentagon Jr. demands another match with Prince Puma from Catrina, but she refuses. A Kung-Fu fight breaks out, with Pentagon Jr. trapping Catrina in position for the Double Wristlock Armbreaker, but the lights go out and when they come back on, Catrina is out of the hold. She grants Pentagon another match with Puma, but said that putting his hands on her was the biggest mistake of his life.
Main Event: Johnny Mundo def. Cage by pinfall after a lead pipe shot to the head when the debuting Taya Valkyrie interfered, distracting Cage.
Afterwards, Mundo & Taya laid out Cage, with Taya giving Cage Shotgun Knees in the corner, followed by Mundo hitting the End of the World.
We go to King Cuerno in Catrina’s office. Cuerno says he is tired of carrying the Gift of the Gods title and wants his title shot against Mil Muertes. Catrina says he’ll get a match, but against Fenix for the Gift of the Gods Title next week and it will be a Ladder Match. Cuerno is upset as the show closes.