Lucha Underground Results (7/18): Cage Gets His Shot At The Lucha Underground Title

Welcome to Fightful's coverage of Lucha Underground where this week, we find out who the last competitor for the Gift of the Gods Championship match is and Lucha Underground's head honcho reveals a surprise twist regarding the match.

In the main event, Pentagon defends his Lucha Underground title for the third time this season, but this time it's going to be against Cage, a match that has been building up for weeks. But for now, let's kick things off with a match that will decide the seventh and final holder of the Ancient Aztec medallion, guaranteeing them a spot in the Gift of the Gods Championship match.

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Paul London vs. Dezmond X: Winner receives an Ancient Aztec Medallion for the Gift of the Gods Championship

London starts attacking Dezmond to open the match. London puts Dezmond’s head down under the ropes with the Rabbit Tribe holding Dezmond’s head. While his head is being held upside down, under the ropes, London dropkicks Dezmond’s face. Dezmond is then pulled from outside the ring and London accidentally baseball slides the Rabbit Tribe, originally aiming for Dezmond. Dezmond gets back into the ring and then moonsaults the entire Reptile Tribe on the outside part of the ring.

London manages to rebound and attack Dezmond outside and then brings him back inside the ring. Dezmond hits a back elbow on London. Dezmond hits a stunner on London after both men exchange palm strikes. Dezmond goes to the corner and London misses a splash to Dezmond. London goes to the top rope and Dezmond hits a frankensteiner, but London kicks out at two. Dezmond misses with the running European uppercut but hits an enzuigiri. Dezmond double backflips into a Pele kick onto London and London kicks out at two. London hits a double knee after Dezmond misses a 450 splash from the top rope. Dezmond reverses a tiger suplex attempt from London and rolls up London and gets the surprise win.

Official Result: Dezmond X defeated Paul London to win an Ancient Aztec medallion for the Gift of the Gods Championship

Antonio Cueto comes out and congratulates Dezmond X on winning the final medallion and that next week will be the Gift of the Gods Championship match. Cueto then introduces all the medallion holders in this order: Dragon Azteca Jr., King Cuerno, Ivelisse, Dezmond X, Son of Havoc, The Mack and finally Mil Muertes.

All seven contestants place their medallions onto the Gift of the Gods belt and enter the ring. Cueto said it’s time to have some fun and said the number seven is usually a lucky number to some people, but to him, it’s unlucky and so next week's title match will only have six competitors fighting for the title instead of the usual seven. The match will be a Battle Royal in which the winner gets to decide who of the six losers will not get a chance to fight for the title next week.

Dragon Azteca Jr. vs. King Cuerno vs. Ivelisse vs. Dezmond X vs. Son of Havoc vs. The Mack vs. Mil Muertes: Battle Royal where the winner gets to take out one of the losers on next week’s Gift of the Gods championship match.

Cuerno starts by almost throwing Ivelisse out of the ring but she hangs on at the apron. Muertes eliminates Cuerno and then Ivelisse. Muertes then throws Dezmond X out over the top rope and eliminates him. Muertes has Azteca up for a powerbomb but The Mack and Havoc throw Muertes, along with Azteca, out of the ring, eliminating both men This left Mack and Havoc as the last two men standing. Havoc and Mack stare at each other and then Havoc runs the rope and throws himself out of the ring and eliminates himself. Mack is your winner.

Official Result: The Mack defeated Dragon Azteca Jr., King Cuerno, Ivelisse, Dezmond X, Son of Havoc and Mil Muertes to get a chance to take out one competitor on next week’s Gift of the Gods Championship match.

Cueto comes out to congratulate The Mack and asks who he eliminates. Mack says Muertes “scares the sh*t” out of him and picks him as the odd man out. Muertes is outraged at losing his shot at the title and attacks everyone else as we go to break.

Johnny Mundo (accompanied by Taya) vs. Vibora (accompanied by Kobra Moon):

Starting off, Mundo kicks Vibora from behind and Vibora strikes Mundo. Mundo also responds with a strike of his own. Both men exchange forearm strikes and as the two wrestler go to the ropes, their opponent’s respective partner distracts them - Taya distracts Vibora and Moon distracts Mundo.

Taya and Moon enter the ring and Taya throws Moon out. Mundo hits a springboard flash kick and Mundo hits Vibora with his knee and goes for a pin. Vibora kicks out and then hits a modified burning hammer. Vibora hits a big boot to the corner to Mundo. While Mundo is on his knees, Vibora hits Mundo with his knee. Vibora then hits a regular burning hammer and Mundo kicks out at two. Mundo backflips from a chokeslam attempt by Vibora and then hits a reverse hurricanrana onto the Reptile Tribe member. Mundo then lands a regular hurricanrana. Mundo goes to the top rope, but instead of launching himself to Vibora, he jumps and hits a sideways slam to Moon on the outside. Mundo and Taya flip the bird to Vibora and Vibora goes to chase Mundo.

While this chase happens, Taya distracts the referee and out of nowhere, PJ Black hits Vibora with a chair. Mundo throws Vibora back to the ring and hits End of the World, but Vibora actually kicks out at 2.5, much to the surprise of the entire temple. Mundo then superkicks the referee out of retaliation. Taya and Black throw chairs to the ring and a chair is placed on Vibora’s neck. As Mundo his about to do a one-man concerto, Drago comes in to save Vibora by dropkicking Mundo. Daga comes with chair in hand to scare the rest of Worldwide Underground, leaving Mundo and Vibora to continue their match.

Mundo misses with the chair shot and Vibora superkicks the chair out of Mundo’s hand and then kicks Mundo on the side of his head. Vibora powerbombs Mundo, chokeslams him and follows it up with a standing moonsault. Mundo still kicked out at two. Vibora sends Mundo to the corner, but Ricky Mundo appears and pulls Johnny out of the ring. Vibora goes to the top rope and moonsaults both Johnny and Ricky on the outside. Vibora brings Johnny back to the ring. Johnny superkicks Vibora twice before hitting a hind kick to attempt to finish off Vibora. Johnny runs the ropes and Vibora headbutts Johnny as Johnny runs into him. Johnny hits an enzuigiri. Vibora catches Johnny by the throat while Johnny is on the top rope and hits what looks like a modified twisting Spanish Fly and gets the win.

Official Result: Vibora defeated Johnny Mundo

The rest of Worldwide Underground comes in to hit Vibora with chair shots, but the Reptile Tribe comes in for the save. Both factions go to war to each other and continue brawling as we go to a break.

We get a look at XO Lishus seductively hanging around backstage while Jack Evans watches him from a secluded corner and Ricky Mundo surprises him from behind. Ricky questions Evans’ toughness after not being out there helping the rest of the group against the Reptile Tribe and Evans said Johnny already knows Evans doesn’t like dealing with snakes and reptiles and walks off. The rotting doll Ricky possess tells Ricky he doesn’t like Evans and tells Ricky that he should get rid of Evans.  

Pentagon Dark (c) vs. Cage: Lucha Underground Championship

Cage throws Pentagon out of the ring as Pentagon is showing off to the fans on the apron. Cage throws Pentagon around the outside, but Pentagon fights back. Pentagon punches Cage but Cage then throws Pentagon to the steel barricades. Cage continues to throw Pentagon across the outside of the ring, but Pentagon eventually fights back with a punch and chop. Pentagon then gets a camera wire and chokes Cage with it. Cage gets out and then picks up and drops Pentagon onto the apron. Cage throws Pentagon to the wooden chairs placed outside of the ring.

Cage hits Pentagon’s head with the barricades and then ties Pentagon’s mask to the barricades and punches Pentagon repeatedly in the head. Cage takes Matt Striker’s chair from the announcer’s desk and then misses with the swing to Pentagon. Pentagon then gets the momentum and takes down Cage. Pentagon brings Cage back to the ring and hits a top rope double foot stomp and Cage kicks out at two.

Pentagon kicks Cage from behind. Pentagon then goes for the package piledriver but Cage reverses it and then hits a pumphandle slam on the champion. Cage then bucklebombs Pentagon. Pentagon goes to the apron and Cage deadlifts Pentagon for a second rope superplex. Pentagon kicks out at two.

Pentagon hits a double knee to Cage’s back. Cage gets back up and misses with the Disqus lariat and Pentagon hits a codebreaker and Cage kicks out at two. Pentagon showboats by going to the top rope and Cage hits Pentagon from behind. Pentagon then hits an enzuigiri, stunning the challenger. Pentagon hits a second rope Canadian Destroyer to Cage and then follows it up with another Canadian Destroyer. Pentagon goes for a package piledriver, hits it and gets the pin. Pentagon retains the title.

Official result: Pentagon Dark defeated Cage to retain the Lucha Underground Championship.

Cage goes for the Disqus lariat and misses and Pentagon hits Cage with the belt. Cage is the mat and Pentagon shows Cage his belt to tell him it’s his belt and Pentagon tries to break his arm but Cage powers out and drops Pentagon to the mat. Cage takes the title and then said Pentagon can’t break his arm because he’s not a man, he’s a machine and the show ends there.  

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