WWE Survivor Series 2017 Review, Comments, Etc.

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Well, while Takeover War Games was really good, Survivor Series was super average by comparison.

The Shield vs. The New Day opened the show, and this was one of the few highlights of the show. Still, it wasn’t quite as good as I would have hoped. I think this should have been elimination to make it more interesting. Also, why did they need a Super Triple Powerbomb to win?

Rating: ***1/2

The women’s elimination tag team match was all sorts of bad. First, why was Becky eliminated first? Why was Bayley eliminated second, and by Tamina? Why was I forced to sit through a bunch of Nia vs. Tamina bullshit? Why was the only good person on team Smackdown eliminated first? Why were Alicia and Naomi allowed in a ring together? Why doesn’t Naomi know that after she gets a pin, that she doesn’t need to put the person in a submission? Why would you ever expect me to believe Sasha could be eliminated by Natalya? Why do you think I didn’t want to see Asuka vs. Becky? I mean, Asuka was sole survivor so that didn’t get fucked up – so, uh, here’s a participation award I guess.

Rating: *

Miz vs. Baron Corbin was next and it was rather average as expected. Joy.

Rating: *1/2

The Usos vs. The Bar was next and it was another of very few highlights of this show. It was really good, and I’m very happy the Usos won.

Rating: ***1/2

Charlotte vs. Alexa Bliss was as average as the battle of the dumpster fire vs. extremely ordinary could be. And as much as Alexa is better than Charlotte, I’m still happy she tapped out like the exceptionally average and exceptionally overpushed mediocrity that she is.

Rating: **

Brock Lesnar defeated A.J. Styles in probably the exact match that you expected them to have. Good, but nothing you didn’t see coming.

Rating: ***

And finally, the men’s elimination match was also really average. Why was Shinsuke eliminated first? Why was it just so boring? Why am I supposed to believe Shane will eliminate three guys? Why do I care about Triple H betraying Kurt just so Triple H can get the win? Blah.

Rating: **1/2

Really it was just another blah show. Not really awful, but not good either. Shield vs. New Day and Usos vs. The Bar was the only good matches.

Overall Grade: C-

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WWE Survivor Series 2017 Final Card and Results

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WWE Universal Champion vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. A.J. Styles (c)
My Winner: A.J. Styles
Probable Winner: Brock Lesnar
Winner: Brock Lesnar

Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Braun Strowman, Finn Balor, Samoa Joe, and Triple H)
VS.
Team Smackdown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and John Cena)
My Winners: Team Raw?
Probable Winners: Team Raw
Winners: Team Raw

The Shield vs. The New Day
My Winners: Either
Probable Winners: The Shield
Winners: The Shield

WWE World Tag Team Champions vs. WWE Blue World Tag Team Champions
(c) Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs. (c) The Usos (c)
My Winners: The Usos
Probable Winners: The Usos
Winners: The Usos

Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Sasha (Sasha Banks, Asuka, Bayley, Alicia Fox, and Nia Jax)
VS.
Team Becky (Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and Natalya)
My Winners: Team Sasha
Probable Winners: Team Sasha
Winners: Team Sasha

WWE Women’s Champion vs. WWE Blue Women’s Champion
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Charlotte (c)
My Winner: Alexa Bliss
Probable Winner: Charlotte
Winner: Charlotte

WWE Intercontinental Champion vs. WWE U.S. Champion
The Miz (c) vs. Baron Corbin (c)
My Winner: Baron Corbin
Probable Winner: The Miz
Winner: Baron Corbin

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto
My Winner: Don’t Care
Probable Winner: Enzo Amore
Winner, and still WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore

NXT Takeover: War Games Review, Comments, Etc.

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Well that was a really good show. Outside of the first match, all of the matches were really good to great.

I wasn’t too excited about Lars Sullivan vs. Kassius Ohno, and I think it’s really just all that I don’t care about Ohno. Lars’s entrance was cool and I was into his offense, but that’s all I really have to say about it.

Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream was amazing. Even though Black won as expected, this was the night Velveteen Dream became a star. The crowd was chanting for him the entire night and while I didn’t quite get to the point where I thought he had a chance, we almost did. But I’m not surprised that even after the entire show, this was probably my favorite match just from how good both of these two men are.

The NXT Women’s Championship Fatal 4-Way was next, and it was really good. My only gripe with a lot of NXT Women’s title matches these days is that I feel like they’re still just a little too short for me. I still want more of it. That said, it was still really good and I loved the Double Eclipse and Kairi’s Elbow drop is still the best and I love Peyton Royce and I really want her to be champ very soon, but I’m happy for Ember because she certainly deserves it. AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NIKKI TUNE THE CRAZY THE FUCK DOWN.

Drew McIntyre vs. Andrade Cien Almas was very good. I loved it. I’ve heard that Drew got injured during this match and that the title change wasn’t supposed to happen, which makes sense considering I felt like the ending was a little weird. I wish it hadn’t happened this way, though. I wanted Drew to come up to the main roster, not get hurt. But, I guess since he tore a muscle, that’s a little better than the concussion I thought he got – long term anyway it’s better.

And finally, the War Games match. What more can I say about this match than it was pure insanity? It was great. I really don’t have much to say about the specifics about it other than that. I loved it.

Overall it was a really good show, and the real winners of the night were Velveteen Dream, Ember Moon, and Andrade Cien Almas. I’m very happy for them.

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NXT Takeover: War Games Final Card and Results

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NXT World Heavyweight Championship
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas
My Winner: Andrade Cien Almas
Probable Winner: Drew McIntyre
Winner, and NEW NXT World Heavyweight Champion, Andrade Cien Almas

Fatal 4-Way for the Vacant NXT Women’s Championship
Ember Moon vs. Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross
My Winner: Ember Moon or Kairi Sane
Probable Winner: Peyton Royce
Winner, and NEW NXT Women’s Champion, Ember Moon

War Games Match
The Undisputed Era vs. SAnitY vs. Roderick Strong and The Authors of Pain
My Winners: The Undisputed Era
Probable Winners: The Undisputed Era
Winners: The Undisputed Era

Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream
My Winner: Either
Probable Winner: Aleister Black
Winner: Aleister Black

Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan
My Winner: Don’t Care
Probable Winner: Lars Sullivan
Winner: Lars Sullivan

WWE Survivor Series 2017 Predictions, Comments, Etc.

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Moving on to Survivor Series, we have a bunch of interpromotional matches that WWE really wants you to believe means something when in reality there are ABSOLUTELY NO STAKES WHATSOEVER! WHY SHOULD I CARE IF ONE BRAND IS BEATING UP THE OTHER? I, the viewer, have no loyalty to either show. A year ago, I would’ve maybe pulled for Smackdown because a year ago Smackdown was really good, but now, both shows are super average. And neither brand gets anything for winning, so why should I give a shit? So, why not we make these matches mean something? How about the victors of each match get to draft someone from the loser’s show to the winner’s show? That way it would be worth paying attention to. That, and so many of these champion vs. champion matches make no sense because they’re heel vs heel. Fuck, we almost had Brock vs. Jinder and we just narrowly avoided that disaster. Now there’s actually a WWE Champion for the first time since May.

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Enzo Amore (c) vs. Kalisto


Getting the rematch out of the way.

Prediction: Enzo Amore

WWE Intercontinental Champion vs. WWE U.S. Champion
The Miz (c) vs. Baron Corbin (c)


This has got to be the weirdest match on this card. I don’t even have any thoughts on it at all, to be honest.

Prediction: The Miz

WWE Women’s Champion vs. WWE Blue Women’s Champion
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Charlotte (c)

Oh boy! The most overpushed female wrestler on Raw vs. the most overpushed female wrestler of all time in a match against each other!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!!! Please win Alexa just so I don’t have to see Charlotte win a match. And then drop Sasha’s title back to her already.

Prediction: Charlotte

Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Sasha (Sasha Banks, Asuka, Bayley, Alicia Fox, and Nia Jax)
VS
.
Team Becky (Becky Lynch, Carmella, Naomi, Tamina, and Natalya)


You can pretend Alicia is the captain all you want but the captain is always the most talented on the team so Sasha it is. Also, why are we doing a TBD for team Smackdown when it’s just going to be Natalya? Anyways, Asuka is on team Sasha so team Sasha wins!

Prediction: Team Sasha

WWE World Tag Team Champions vs. WWE Blue World Tag Team Champions
(c) Sheamus and Cesaro (c) vs. (c) The Usos (c)


I’ll be honest, I was looking forward to Shield vs. Usos, but I’m looking forward to Shield vs. New Day too. Hopefully the Usos win.

Prediction: The Usos

The Shield vs. The New Day

This match is going to be great. I’m glad they decided to do this since it’s basically a dream match.I wish they did it when I could at least believe New Day had a chance of winning – not saying New Day HAS to win, but at the given time I know there isn’t even a chance of it.

Prediction: The Shield

Elimination Tag Team Match
Team Raw (Kurt Angle, Finn Balor, Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe, and Triple H) VS.
Team Smackdown (Shane McMahon, Randy Orton, Shinsuke Nakamura, Bobby Roode, and John Cena)


This match is stacked! With old people! Still it’s star studded and also Bobby Roode is there so it should be fun. No way Raw loses either tag match. Also, Owens and Zayn are totally costing Smackdown the match.

Prediction: Team Raw

WWE Universal Champion vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. A.J. Styles
(c)

Imagine if this was still Brock vs. Jinder for a moment. LMAO. I wouldn’t have watched that trash. Anyways, Brock is obviously going to win but I wish A.J. would.

Prediction: Brock Lesnar

Anyways, review Sunday.

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NXT Takeover: War Games Predictions, Comments, Etc.

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It feels like forever since Takeover Brooklyn 3 happened. And I’ll be honest, I went on around a two month hiatus from watching NXT after that show. Not because that show was bad, but because I just didn’t really care enough to watch the weekly show. I read the spoilers of course, and later on I eventually went back and watched everything I cared about from the episodes I missed, but that’s about it. It’s been a long time since I cared about the weekly NXT show and I’m not really sure I’m ever going to again. Most of the talent we love NXT for is long since gone and I only care about some of the people who have replaced them. I think once they integrate more of the MYC talent into the women’s division and maybe once Ricochet finally shows up on NXT I’ll have people I care about – even though Ricochet’s attitude is shit. That’s not to say there aren’t people I like, but it’s not like I care about the whole roster anymore.

Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan

With that hiatus I mentioned, I really haven’t paid much attention to Lars Sullivan yet. I know he doesn’t like his tag team partners very much and beats the crap out of them. Meanwhile, I’m not really sure I’m that big a fan of Kassius either. I always assumed I would be going back to his first run in NXT because of everyone talking about him then, but I never watched it then. Now, I’m not really excited about it. So I guess I’m looking for both of them to show me something here.

Prediction: Lars Sullivan

Aleister Black vs. Velveteen Dream

Aleister Black is now easily one of my favorite parts of NXT – him and his entrance and his five minute long theme that only has two different verses over and over and over and over. That being said, if someone told me before I stopped watching for a month and a half that Velveteen Dream would become one of my favorite parts of NXT, I’d probably have called you insane. I don’t know what happened between the last time I saw Dream before Brooklyn 3 and the first segment between these two, but holy shit this feud has been amazing. I hear people say “Aleister could be doing so much better” or “they’re wasting Aleister Black on Velveteen Dream” and I just laugh at them hysterically. They’re both great. That being said, I can’t really foresee Dream winning – although I reckon it’s the better decision.

Prediction: Aleister Black

War Games Match
SAnitY vs. The Undisputed Era vs. Roderick Strong and the Authors of Pain


Now I would guess this is the main event, but I’m talking about it here. I’m not sure how to feel about this match. I know everyone has been calling for War Games for years and years and years and years and I’m like “Uh, ok.” I’ve never seen a War Games match so I don’t know the appeal. So there are two rings under a HIAC-like cage? Cool? I don’t really see the appeal. I know it’s kind of like TNA’s Lethal Lockdown (Or Lockdown is supposed to be like War Games in reality, but I’ve seen Lockdown so whatever) and I mean, it’s not much more than royal rumble multiman, multiteam tag team match with no escape/elimination. So there’s that – and I’m not hugely into any of these teams. I don’t dislike them, but I’m more indifferent than anything. I like SAnitY to a point, but they have no depth. They’re just kind of like these crazy mercenary type people and that’s it. I like them, but if they were gone, I wouldn’t care either. The Undisputed Era – bad name by the way – I haven’t seen enough of them for me to really care. Roderick Strong I like as much as SAnitY and Authors of Pain I can take or leave. So basically – I’m not really into anyone in this match at all, so I have no one really to pull for.

Prediction: The Undisputed Era

Fatal 4-Way for the Vacant NXT Women’s Championship
Ember Moon vs. Kairi Sane vs. Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross


This is the match I’m probably most looking forward to. I love Kairi and Ember and Peyton and I like Nikki so it’s no lose situation. This is the match I’m having the most difficulty predicting because I’m just not sure at all about what direction they’re going to go. I think Nikki is least likely, and Kairi is the next least likely. So it’s either Peyton or Ember, and I’m going to think they’re going to go with the heel route.

Prediction: Peyton Royce

NXT World Heavyweight Championship
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Andrade Cien Almas


After my hiatus from watching NXT, it’s not just Velveteen Dream who turned a corner with me, but Andrade Cien Almas has as well. I don’t know what it is now with him either, but whatever didn’t connect for him with me does now. And I am 100% behind him winning the title here because McIntyre doesn’t belong in NXT – he belongs on the main roster. However I’m unsure this will happen.

Prediction: Drew McIntyre

I’m definitely hyped for this show unlike Brooklyn 3. Review on Saturday.

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WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2017 Review, Comments, Etc.

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Well, after the changes to this card from the illness plaguing WWE, this show turned out to be a fairly decent show. I wouldn’t call it great or anything, but I don’t regret watching it, at least. There wasn’t really a bad match either, although the TLC match was weird.

The first match was Asuka vs. Emma, which was pretty good. It got more time than I thought it would, but I still wish it got more. But it wasn’t a squash. Regardless, it was good, Asuka didn’t lose, and probably the second best match on the show.

Rating: ***

Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann then defeated Jack Gallagher and Brian Kendrick in a decent match.

Rating: **1/2

Alexa Bliss then retained Sasha Banks’s WWE Women’s Championship against Mickie James in a decent match with a really dumb, out of nowhere finish.

Rating: **1/2

Enzo Amore then defeated Kalisto to regain the Cruiserweight Championship in an okay match. Keep the belt on Enzo for a while and whomever wins it off of him will be golden.

Rating: **

In what was easily the best match of the show, Finn Balor defeated A.J. Styles. This match was really good, although again, another match that I liked that could’ve been longer. I don’t really think the demon was needed still, although at least he wasn’t a pumpkin. I’m sure they saved plenty of stuff for a better match in a real feud.

Rating: ****

Jason Jordan beat Elias even though Elias clearly kicked out well before the count of 3.

Rating: **

And finally, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle defeated Miz-Bar-aun and Kane in a really weird TLC match. The Shield dominated the early part of the match until Ambrose and Rollins dove off ladders to put the big guys through the announce tables. That left the other three able to take out Angle, who inevitably got power slammed through a table by Braun and brought to the back. (Angle came out with the Shield down the steps and it turned out this whole thing was an excuse for Angle to have his own proper entrance much, much later.) Then all five of the heels took out Rollins and Ambrose for a while, giving me a horrible feeling that this was all going to be some kind of big ruse and Roman was going to comes save the day after all, but no. Kane accidentally hit Braun in the back with a chair but the Shield rallied before they could attack each other. And then shit got weird. Miz had everyone else drag the Shield to the top of the stage where he brought out a garbage truck because he earlier mentioned taking the shield to the dump after the match. They put the shield in the back of the garbage truck but they get out and dove on them all. Then Kane and Braun started fighting each other for no reason and Kane chokeslammed Braun through the stage and then piled the chairs that were hanging from the titantron on top of him because reasons. Then he chokeslammed both Rollins and Ambrose through tables. Or at least Rollins, because Ambrose just kind of bounced off of his which is the second time someone failed to put him through a table in this match. Braun then got up and went to attack everyone but then the heels put him in the garbage truck which took him away for reasons. Just none of that made sense. Anyways, eventually Angle comes back out, puts Cesaro and Sheamus through tables before almost making Miz tap, but it got broken up and then Miz took all the Shield finishers for the loss.

Rating: ***1/2

Overall I enjoyed the show despite the weird main event.

Overall grade: B-

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WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs 2017 Final Card and Results

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TLC Match
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle vs. Braun Strowman, Cesaro, Sheamus, The Miz, and Kane
My Winners: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle
Probable Winners:  Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle
Winners: Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Kurt Angle

Asuka vs. Emma
My Winner: Emma
Probable Winner: Asuka
Winner: Asuka

Finn Balor vs. A.J. Styles
My Winner: Either
Probable Winner: Finn Balor
Winner: Finn Balor

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore
My Winner: Don’t Care
Probable Winner: Enzo Amore
Winner, and new WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore

WWE Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James
My Winner: Sasha Banks
Probable Winner: Alexa Bliss
Winner, and still WWE Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss

Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann vs. Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher
My Winners: Don’t Care
Probable Winners: Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann
Winners: Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann

Jason Jordan vs. Elias
Winner: Jason Jordan

UltimaLucha Tres Review, Comments, Etc.

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Now THAT is how you do a special show – take note, WWE. Four nights of great wrestling, with several great matches and at one that’s got a lock on match of the year. Even though there are a few things I’d have done differently, but ultimately there’s nothing worth complaining about that much. There was a significant lack of vignettes which was a little disappointing but they had so many matches and not a lot of time for all of them, so that’s fine.

The first night had two matches. The first was Texano vs. Famous B with Texano’s contract on the line. Famous B got himself a partner after Dario allowed it to be a real handicap match and not just a symbolic one because of Famous B’s arm, and it was Dr. Wagner Jr. as expected. It was a quick and fun match – mainly comedic. The really memorable part was Famous B being flung from the middle of the stairs to the floor, but ultimately Brenda distracted Texano, allowing Famous B to get the rollup win.

And the main event of the first night was the best match of the entire show and the entire year, the Hell of War Match between Killshot and Dante Fox. But, I already wrote a whole post on this match, so you can go here and read that so I don’t have to write it again: https://mzrc.wordpress.com/2017/09/29/i-fight-to-forget-i-fight-because-i-cant-the-hell-of-war/

The second night opened with a vignette that basically showed Ivelisse kicking Jeremiah to the curb after finding out he’s in love with Catrina.

The first match was a battle royal for a unique opportunity, which was fun. It ended up with PJ Black and the Mack, which was the correct two for it to come down to considering everyone who was in it. And Mack won, so that’s cool. And his unique opportunity was a Trios Titles Match with the Serpent Tribe with his partners, Killshot and Dante Fox, two weeks after killing each other in the Hell of War Match. (Although technically, one day or less because these were all taped the same weekend.)

Next was Ivelisse vs. Catrina, which was more of a fight than a match. It was fun – I wish it had been a bit longer, and I hear that a lot of it was actually cut for time. (It happens.) I still question Catrina losing the first match she has just because I feel like if you can teleport, you should never end up in a position to be pinned or submitted. Still it’s a long-running feud that the face should finally get her revenge, so it makes sense for Ivelisse to get the win – and it makes sense for her to use the stone in the process to do so. After the match Jeremiah came out and hit Ivelisse in the knee with a hammer.

And the main event of night two was Fenix vs. Marty the Moth, Mask vs. Hair. This was a good match, although it definitely wasn’t the caliber of the first week’s main event. Knowing that there really was no way that Marty would win, my favorite part of the match was Mariposa leaving Marty and then later hitting him with a chair when he tried to avoid getting his hair cut. Also why would he do the whole “Hell no you can’t cut my hair!” when he agreed to get it cut if he lost and he’s never shown an affinity for his hair at all? Oh well.

The third night started with Sexy Star vs. Taya in a Last Luchadora Standing match. Another very fun match but it still felt a bit short to me. Oh well. And if I’d done anything differently, I’d have had Taya win, because she really should have. Especially now after what’s happened with Sexy Star this year – but obviously they can’t be held accountable for it considering that this was taped in June 2016 and the Sexy Star stuff happened this year. Unfortunately it’s still tough to say what will become of Sexy Star in Lucha Underground once season four happens with all that’s happened – and hindsight being 20/20, Taya winning would’ve been better in the long run.

Next was The Mack, Killshot, and Dante Fox defeating the Serpent Tribe in a very fun match to win the Trios Titles. This was a lot of fun and I’m happy for the Mack, Killshot, and Dante to get themselves some gold before the season ends – they’ve all earned it. As much as I do like the Serpent Tribe, I only like Vibora on the level that I like all three of Mack/Killshot/Dante so I’m not really mad that they lost. It’s not like Vibora was pinned so it’s fine. I’ve loved Mack/Dante/Killshot from day one, and it’s been a long run for both of them without even touching any gold yet. They deserved it – Killshot and Dante had that match. I’m so happy for Mack to finally have a title, and it’s fitting that Killshot and Dante got their first titles too for several reasons. For one, it’s definitely a bit of a thank you to them for killing themselves in that first match. That, and it’s also somewhat of Dante’s redemption in the eyes of the fans – because even if he and Killshot aren’t the best of friends at the moment, there is NO way that the crowd can hate him that much after all that he was put through in hell of war. And it even carries on with Killshot’s and Dante’s story even more perfectly than just the Hell of War match did. I was ready to give Lucha Underground an Emmy just for the story and for the Hell of War payoff, but now you add this in and they should get all of the Emmys.

And the main event of the third night was Pentagon Dark vs. Son of Havoc in a ladder match for the Gift of the Gods Championship.This match was very fun and in parts brutal. The most memorable parts were Son of Havoc going for the Shooting Star but getting a Cutter for his troubles – aka, Shooting Star-KO. And also, Pentagon hit his piledriver through set up chairs to the point where Havoc looked dead. My only real qualm with the match is that Pentagon went and set up a table after this and after Havoc got up, threw Havoc through the table. It was really unnecessary – Pentagon clearly had the match won after the piledriver through the chairs and he did not need to take up all that time setting up the table and all of that when he could’ve just won. I know it’s in Pentagon’s nature to destroy people but I’m not sure that he wasn’t going to just attempt to win after setting it up because Havoc got up before we’d have found out. I’m almost wondering if that was an edit to the match or something because it really feels off to me. Regardless, I’m not mad Pentagon won, but I am a little disappointed for Havoc. I would’ve been disappointed for Pentagon if it was the other way around, because it was tough to pick who I wanted to win more. I think I did choose Havoc by a hair because it’s more of a sentimental pick, but hopefully he’ll maybe get a shot for the title in season four sometime.

The third night ended with a vignette showing Puma getting ready before his match on night four. Vampiro comes in and talks to him before Puma walks off, and then Vampiro knelt down and thanked someone he called master. Vampiro having a master can’t be good, I thought. I thought maybe “Oh shit he’s been taking orders from Pentagon this whole time” and it led me to believe what ended up happening on night four to happen.

And finally, night four started with Matanza and El Dragon Azteca, Jr. in a cage match. This was fun, although it was mainly just a Matanza match inside of a cage outside of when he Suplexed EDA through a cage wall and onto the floor a few minutes in. Melissa went to declare EDA the winner but as expected Dario said “Nah, pins and submission only.” Eventually they got back in the ring and once EDA starts to go on a comeback, who would jump off the cage and onto EDA but Black Lotus, making her return. She superkicked EDA into a Wrath of the Gods and Matanza won. A little surprising that she would cost EDA the match considering their business seemed to be finished, really. Regardless, she ends up low blowing Matanza and powerbombing him off the top rope, and turning to attack Dario before Matanza gets back up and hits her with a Wrath of the Gods too.

Next was the Triple Threat Elimination Match between Cage, Mil Muertes, and Jeremiah Crane, and this match was as great as I’d hoped it would be. Now, nothing on the show touches Hell of War, but I feel like this is the match that comes the closest. Hell, it even used another pane of glass that was leftover from Hell of War, and Jeremiah stuck something into Cage’s head that I still don’t know what it was. I loved it, and it was another match where I wasn’t going to be mad no matter who won. I think part of me was pulling for Jeremiah a little bit more than the other two, but it was still cool to see Mil win and his streak remains intact. But after he put on the gauntlet and did his usual pose with his fist on the mat, the lights go out, and Cuerno shows up and attacks him and takes the gauntlet – this being the first time we’ve seen Cuerno since Muertes beat him at UltimaLucha Dos.

Next we finally saw the wonderful documentary Taya made of Johnny Mundo and it was spectacular.

Next was our main event, Johnny Mundo defending his Lucha Underground Championship against Prince Puma, Career vs. Title. This match started at the top of hour two, which meant to me that either this would be a very long match or there would be a ton of shenanigans after it. Anyways, this match was great – I don’t know if I’d say it was better than All Night Long but it was great. Naturally there were a ton of shenanigans after a ref bump with Worldwide Underground, and then Angelico returned and helped get rid of them. And in the biggest travesty and injustice in wrestling officiating history, Rick Knox did a diving Senton onto Worldwide Underground because he’s an idiotic, biased referee who costs Johnny Mundo at every turn. I implore you to fire this man, Lucha Underground, or at least let Matanza eat his face. Anyways, the match would settle down and eventually Puma would pick up the win and I am sad. JOHNNY MUNDO FOREVER!

That would leave room for what I expected to happen once the title match started so early, and that was that Pentagon Dark cashing in his Gift of the Gods Championship for the Lucha Underground Championship match he was entitled to. However, Dario put both of their careers on the line in the match too.

It is a little unfortunate with the internet being what it is and the fact that we all know that Ricochet is done with LU after this show, so it does take a little away from it considering we know who’s going to win because of that. As sad as I am that Mundo lost the title, I suppose Puma winning is still the right move for two reasons – it was definitely the lesser of the two predictable outcomes, and it gives Puma a win at UltimaLucha before he’s done with the company which is cool. Regardless, we knew how this match would turn out. That being said, it was still good, and Pentagon not only was rested, but he broke Puma’s arm early on in the match to put him at even more of a disadvantage. This was cool also because Puma escaped his arm being broken by Pentagon on at least one occasion. Still, Puma looked like he was about to hit the 630 when, lo and behold, Vampiro pulled Pentagon out of the way, leaving Pentagon ready to come back and hit Puma with the Double Underhook Piledriver for the win.

Even as a Johnny Mundo fan, actually being mad at this would just be me blowing smoke for no reason. It makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons. If you have a Mt. Rushmore of LU, it’s probably Puma, Mil, Pentagon, and Mundo. Puma has always been the guy since night one, while Pentagon grew to be the crowd’s favorite since early in his run. He’s been the heir apparent for a long time now – he’s always been more of an antihero and even at most times he’s really been the heel that the crowd just refuses to boo. Only at times when he’s attacking someone the crowd really loves will they boo, and even then, it’s shortlived. And tonight – the night of Puma’s exit – this was the torch being passed. Pentagon is now the guy, and that seems fitting. It’s the culmination of a three season story. And it seemed like Vampiro had secretly been taking orders from Pentagon all season and his entire thing with Puma was to set him up to be delivered to Pentagon on a silver platter like he was tonight. It also makes sense to get as many UltimaLucha main events out of Puma you can!

Now, one thing – crowd, why were you being dicks to Puma? What’s with the BS “na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye” treatment? YOU LOVE PUMA I DON’T UNDERSTAND.

Also, Pentagon Dark’s theme song appreciation minute.

Thank you.

So, with seven minutes left, I knew there was going to be a long end credits scene, and it was awesome. It was in the same vein as the end credits scene from the original UltimaLucha, showing everyone doing something. I’ll mention everything I can remember, in no order. Puma walks out of the temple and leaves his mask. Sexy Star takes pictures with someone before a little girl gives her a music box with a spider in it, saying “She hasn’t forgotten about you.” (It’ll be a shame if we don’t get to find out where this goes, I almost thought they forgot about the spiders thing. ALSO WHAT ABOUT RICKY MANDEL AND THE PHOTOS???) Mascarita Sagrada takes the Rabbit Tribe to see the White Rabbit. Catrina is seen walking away and Jeremiah may be watching her. Fenix and Melissa leave in a car together – there may have been someone following them but I’m not sure. Cuerno is shown with the gauntlet in his trophy room. Back in Kobra Moon’s lair, Drago is chained up still, and Daga walks in with the sword he’s shown in the trailer with and he decapitates Pindar for losing the Trios Titles match for them, taking his place as Kobra Moon’s King. Vampiro is shown in his lair talking to his master, but he mentions Puma being gone and that he’s going to take care of Pentagon or something, and his master appears and it’s some mysterious person we don’t know. So that can’t be good. Matanza is shown locked up in his cell, and Rey is also locked up. And finally, Dario is shown having a drink with the guy who works for the lord and tells him he’ll get the gauntlet back, but he shoots Dario and leaves, briefly saying that new management will take care of Dario’s messes. Dario calls someone, possibly his father, and tells him something before he dies (or doesn’t die). And that’s it.

Pure insanity. What a season finale – what an event as a whole. Great matches, great stories moving forward, and so on. It touched on every story it needed to that felt like it was put aside for a while. This was definitely better than UltimaLucha Dos, and I’m pretty sure I’d put it above the original one too. I can’t wait for season four – let’s hope it gets here sooner rather than later.

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UltimaLucha Tres Final Card and Results

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Career vs. Career Match for the Lucha Underground Championship
Prince Puma (c) vs. Pentagon Dark
Winner, and new Lucha Underground Champion, Pentagon Dark

Title vs. Career Match for the Lucha Underground Championship
Johnny Mundo (c) vs. Prince Puma
My Winner: Either, but Johnny Mundo
Probable Winner: Johnny Mundo
Winner, and new Lucha Underground Champion, Prince Puma

Triple Threat Match for the Gauntlet
Cage vs. Mil Muertes vs. Jeremiah Crane
My Winner: Any of them
Probable Winner: Cage
Winner: Mil Muertes

Hell of War Match
Dante Fox vs. Killshot
My Winner: Either, but Dante Fox
Probable Winner: Killshot
Winner: Killshot

Last Luchadora Standing Match
Taya vs. Sexy Star
My Winner: Taya
Probable Winner: Sexy Star
Winner: Sexy Star

Ladder Match for the Gift of the Gods Championship
Pentagon Dark vs. Son of Havoc
My Winner: Either, but Son of Havoc
Probable Winner: Son of Havoc
Winner, and new Gift of the Gods Champion, Pentagon Dark

Mask vs. Hair
Fenix vs. Marty the Moth Martinez
My Winner: Marty the Moth Martinez
Probable Winner: Fenix
Winner: Fenix

Cage Match
El Dragon Azteca, Jr. vs. Matanza
My Winner: Matanza
Probable Winner: Matanza
Winner: Matanza

Ivelisse vs. Catrina
My Winner: Ivelisse
Probable Winner: Catrina
Winner: Ivelisse

Texano vs. Famous B and Dr. Wagner, Jr.
My Winner: Famous B and Doctor Wagner, Jr.
Probable Winner: Famous B and Doctor Wagner, Jr.

Trios Championship Match
(c) Drago, Vibora, and Pindar (c) vs. The Mack, Killshot, and Dante Fox
My Winners: Either
Probable Winners: Drago, Vibora, and Pindar
Winners: The Mack, Killshot, and Dante Fox

Battle Royal for a Unique Opportunity
Winner: The Mack