Lucha Underground (February 4, 2015)

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Between some of the stylistic similarities, the shared rosters, and the fact that getting that money seems to be a central theme of both, all the Urban Wrestling Federation I’ve been watching as of late made me realize it’s been awhile since I’ve looked at Lucha Underground, so here’s another review of that show.

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BC Killer vs. Ruby Raze (SBW Brawl In Newhall February 28, 2015)

Time for some random intergender wrestling. I’ve never seen Ruby Raze before but BC Killer showed up in my new favorite terrible wrestling promotion, Urban Wrestling Federation.

I guess the story here is that Ruby Raze is undefeated in this promotion and asked for a match against BC Killer.

The match begins with BC (who appears to be wearing a garbage bag) telling Raze to go back to the locker room. She responds by forearming him in the face. He says she gets one of those. She responds to this by unloading on him with forearms.

She runs wild for awhile, hitting a big spear for a near fall, but ultimately gets cut off. BC Killer does some power moves on her and some clubbering, and some fat guy wrestling moves and ultimately picks up the win after hitting a Vader Bomb.

We get a bit of the post match as well where Raze offers a handshake as a show of good sportsmanship only for BC Killer to take her head off with a clothesline.

Winner: BC Killer

Ruby Raze looked pretty good on offense and I wouldn’t be adverse to seeing more of her matches. BC Killer on the other hand didn’t really show me anything here that I haven’t seen countless other “big man” wrestlers do before. [*½]

Lucha Underground (January 28, 2015)

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We open on a sunset-lit gymnasium. Cage, looking jacked as fuck, is doing curls when Dario Cueto opens. Cueto tells him, “I like a man who takes the bull by the horns, but, you my friend, you take the bull by the huevos,” and gives him a championship match against Prince Puma tonight.

Cage tells him that he will win the title tonight because he’s a machine. This week his declaration of being a machine is paired with a hard zoom on his eyes like something out of a 1970s kung fu movie. This owns so hard.

Time from Lucha Underground!

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Lucha Underground (January 21, 2015)

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The episode of Lucha Underground I watched the other day kind of put me on a Lucha Underground kick so here’s another review of an episode from Season 1. Again we kick things off with a brief recap of what’s been going on in the Temple. This time the video package is focused on Big Ryck, Pentagon Jr., Drago and King Cuerno, so I’m guessing those are the dudes that are going to be featured in this episode.

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Lucha Underground (January 14, 2015)

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It’s been awhile since I’ve watched any Lucha Underground so it’s time to rectify that. We start things off with a prestige drama-esque previously on Lucha Underground recap that shows us stuff that previously happened that will undoubtedly be important in understanding this particular installment. Since it’s been over a month since I last checked out an episode from this season of LU this recap thing is invaluable to me.

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Lucha Underground (January 7, 2015)

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We begin things this week with people in traditional Aztec garb (I guess) dancing about the ring while drummers drum. Dario Cueto is in the middle of the ring with the new Lucha Underground Championship. He tells us that tonight we are going to crown the first Lucha Underground Champion in a match he came up with completely on his own: AZTEC WARFARE!

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WWE Beast In The East (July 4, 2015)

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I guess the story goes that the WWE was going to Japan for a series of house shows and Brock Lesnar, wanting to go visit a sick friend, offered to do a match during the tour in order to get to Japan on the WWE’s dime. With Brock Lesnar now on the card, Vince McMahon and company decided to make an event of it that they would air live on the WWE Network and thus Beast In The East was born!

After the opening video package we go to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan for a shot of the crowd. We are joined Stateside by Michael Cole and Byron Saxton on commentary, and already this looks and feels really different from every other WWE event since a Japanese company handled all the production.

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The Bullet Club vs. Team Fight Club Pro (Chikara King of Trios 2015 – Day 3 September 6, 2015)

By January of 2017 four of these six men would be employed by the WWE and two of them would hold championship gold. There’s a weird clash of styles here with the British boys rocking their World of Sport inspired stuff while the Bucks wrestle every Young Bucks match you’ve ever seen for the millionth time and AJ Styles is just kind of there, but it’s a pretty fun match if just for the weirdness of seeing AJ Styles and Tyler Bate going toe to toe.