Welcome to Fightful's coverage of Lucha Underground. This week, Antonio Cueto makes a big announcement regarding a certain championship.
We start in Cueto’s office and Jake Strong comes in. Strong asks why he got called in and Cueto tells him that he has been more dominant than he could have ever expected and appeared as if he was going to offer Strong a spot in the Ultima Lucha Cuatro main event. Strong rejects the offer, not wanting the opportunity handed to him. Cueto then gives Strong one of the Ancient Aztec medallions to potentially challenge for the Gift of the Gods Championship, but Strong tosses it back to Cueto and leaves his office, saying that the Temple is no longer Cueto’s, but his now.
We go to the Temple itself where Stryker introduces Cueto where he has an announcement to make regarding the status of the Gift of the Gods Championship
Cueto is in the Temple and said there needs to be a new Gift of the Gods champion with Ultima Lucha Cuatro approaching. He then reveals the following competitors that will compete for the title next week: Aerostar, PJ Black, Hernandez, Big Bad Steve, King Cuerno, Jake Strong and Dante Fox.
Just like with the week before the first GIft of the Gods title match earlier this season, Cueto said he believes the number seven to be bad luck and so all seven competitors will compete in an over-the-top-rope battle royale. The winner gets to pick one of the loser to not be in next week’s title match.
Aerostar vs. PJ Black vs. Hernandez vs. Big Bad Steve vs. King Cuerno vs. Jake Strong vs. Dante Fox
Everyone starts brawling around the ring. Aerostar flies around Steve and throws Steve over the top rope. Aerostar then goes for a reverse 619 and eliminates Steve. Hernandez gets eliminated by Aerostar. Black sends Cuerno over the top rope, but Cuerno gets back in. Strong clothesline both of them but doesn’t eliminate them. Strong then throws Fox to Cuerno and Black and eliminates the two of them. Strong then eliminates Aerostar. Fox hits a top rope dropkick onto Strong. Strong clotheslines Fox and then throws him over the top rope to eliminate
Official Result: Jake Strong defeats Aerostar, PJ Black, Hernandez, Big Bad Steve, King Cuerno and Dante Fox
Cueto asks Strong who he wants out of next week’s Gift of the Gods title match and Strong adamantly demands that none of them be taken out of the match. Strong adds that no matter who is put in front of him, he will snap him in half. Cueto then books Strong to face off against Johnny Mundo in a singles match in the main event.
Killshot vs. The Mack
Mack slaps Killshot across the face. Mack hip tosses Killshot but Killshot lands on his feet, but Mack suplexes Killshot and then hits a standing moonsault. Killshot recovers and hits a high knee strike on Mack. Killshot then hits a body shot, but Mack goes for a stunner and Killshot blocks it. Mack is thrown outside and hung by the ring apron and Killshot hits a double foot stomp to Mack. Killshot lands a couple of kicks and Mack hits a German suplex. Killshot goes to the top rope and Mack hits a stunner. Mil Muertes arrives in the ring spears Mack for the DQ
Official Result: The Mack defeats Killshot by disqualification
After the match ends, Muertes continues beating down on Mack until Son of Havoc makes the save. Muertes takes out Havoc and then hits a flatliner on Mack.
XO Lishus and Ivelisse are in the ring and then reveals that she and Lishus accepted a three-way title elimination match against the Reptile Tribe and the Rabbit Tribe at Ultima Lucha Cuatro for the Trios championship. As Joey Ryan is unable to compete at Ultima Lucha Cuatro, Sammy Guevara is brought in to join Ivelisse and Lishus for the title match.
Famous B arrives and said Guevara signed a seven-year exclusivity contract with Famous B and that he owns Guevara. Famous B then said if Guevara can team up, he can team with Dr. Wagner Jr. and Texano and tells Guevara to leave. Guevara responds by hitting a tope con hilo onto Famous B and then Guevara brings out a trash can. Guevara puts the trash can over Famous B and then superkicks him.
Jake Strong vs. Johnny Mundo
Strong takes down Mundo and then hits a belly-to-belly suplex on Mundo. Mundo gets up and then hip tosses Strong, but Strong hits another suplex. Mundo then hits a disaster kick, but then Strong kicks out at two when Mundo went for the pin. Strong then throws Mundo, who is on the apron, to the steel ringpost. Strong slaps Mundo across the chest, then stomps away at Mundo. Strong has Mundo in a corner and hits multiple clotheslines to him. Strong then hits another clothesline, this time to the back of Mundo’s head. Mundo counters a Swagger Bomb then hits a top rope tornado DDT. Mundo hits a heel kick and then a high knee strike. Mundo lands a shooting star press and Strong kicks out at two.
Strong throws Mundo out of the ring and then Mundo jumps to the second level of seats. Strong goes up as well and counters a kick into an ankle lock. Mundo throws a beverage from a fan to Strong and then does some parkour to make his way around the stands. Strong heads to Mundo and Mundo hits a sunset flip powerbomb on the outside of the ring. Mundo throws Strong back in the ring, goes to the top rope and hits a sideflip elbow onto Strong, but Strong kicks out at two. Strong is in the corner and throws Mundo to the ring apron. Mundo goes to the top rope and Strong tries to go for a superplex, but then Strong throws Mundo across the ring. Strong hits a Swagger Bomb and Mundo kicks out at two.
Mundo recovers and tries to go for the End of the World. Strong goes for a small package and then an ankle lock. Mundo gets out of the submission and hits Moonlight Drive, but Strong kicks out at two once more. Both men are on their knees exchanging strikes. Once both men gets back up, Mundo goes for a superkick, but Strong counters it into an ankle lock. Mundo low blows Strong to get out of the ankle lock. Mundo manages to hit End of the World, but Strong kicks out and immediately gets the ankle lock in and Mundo taps
Official Result: Jake Strong defeats Johnny Mundo
After the match, Strong tries to go for the ankle lock once more, but Matanza comes in and Strong retreats. Matanza attacks Mundo until Taya arrives to save Mundo, but Matanza hits Wrath of the Gods on Taya.