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John Pollock and Wai Ting review Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha 1 (2015) featuring Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground Championship and Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro in a Ciero Miedo match.
In our first ever look back at Lucha Underground, we discuss Mark Burnett and Robert Rodriguez’s unique take on lucha libre, incorporating elements of science fiction, Aztec history and Telenovela with high budget Hollywood production.
We review its 2-part season one finale consisting of standouts such as Prince Puma (Ricochet), Pentagon Jr., Fenix, Brian Cage, Willie Mack, King Cuerno (Santos Escobar) and Johnny Mundo, discussing its influence in the era of Cinematic Matches, and why subsequent seasons failed to maintain the momentum of the first.
Plus, your feedback from the POST Wrestling Forum.
This edition of the Rewind-A-Wai is presented by Espresso Executive Producer, Robert Frith.
Watch Lucha Underground Season 1 on iTunes or Amazon:
Or enjoy these full matches on YouTube:
- The Mack vs. Brian Cage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZLO4fQ5bCA
- Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDR6tOXzt6Q
- Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5srvkegnIg
Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha 1
Taped: April 18-19, 2015
Lucha Underground Temple
Los Angeles, CA
Part 1 (S01:E38 – Air Date: July 29, 2015)
*The Mack vs. Brian Cage in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
*Angelico, Son of Havoc & Ivelisse vs. Disciples of Death for the Trios Championship
*Hernandez vs. Drago in a Believer’s Backlash Match
Part 2 (S01:E39 – Air Date: August 5, 2015)
*Johnny Mundo vs. Alberto El Patron
*Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro in a Cero Miedo Match
*Sexy Star vs. Fenix vs. King Cuerno vs. Bengala vs. Big Ryck vs. Jack Evans vs. Aero Star for the Gift of the Gods Championship
*Blue Demon Jr. vs. Texano
*Prince Puma vs. Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground title
Photo Courtesy: Lucha Underground
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