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- Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:08:10 EST T5Ycresu No.6305299
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So now that LU is basically dead, what with their champion showing up and signing to AEW, what did you like most about LU? What was your favorite match/moment? What will you miss about them?
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Lince Dorado - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:12:28 EST WuGJ2oLB No.6305302 Reply
Season 1 was the best, it couldn't be topped. Season 3 is when it all went downhill.
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Abdullah the Butcher - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:17:41 EST jkHcIii8 No.6305305 Reply
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>what did you like most about LU?
Pentagon Jr
Dario, especially the utter glee he showed for violence
Sick deathmatches. I didn't go into this show expecting it to be a brutal deathmatch fed but it sure was. Peak of that was the Killshot - Dante Fox match where a huge chunk of flesh was removed from Dante
The mystery of Matanza, which was built and handled excellently
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:21:32 EST rrkQS9vq No.6305306 Reply
I'll miss the way it was TV show instead of a wrestling fed. Like the Wrestling Retribution Project was supposed to be before that dude used the money to fund his debts.
I'll miss the cheesy B-movie segments. I'll miss the WMAC Masters 2.0 vibe. I'll miss the way they treated their dumb mythology with complete seriousness. And how awesome and over the top that mythology was.
I'll miss the way they knew how they're the only fed to actually take the "accentuate the strengths, hide the weaknesses" to heart. They made me care about fucking Ezekiel Jackson. That's a goddamn miracle.

My favourite match was the intergender gauntlet where Pentagon Jr. wrestled the Stardom joshis. That was just everything wrestling should be. A crazy ninja skeleton man wrestling furious ninja women.

Favourite moment was the beginning of Season 2 when it turned out that Mil Muertes had made the temple into his own throne room. Or possibly when Matanza appeared for the first time.

I'm still salty we never really got resolution for some of the things they alluded to, but I'm sort of happy that it ended before we got the true Mortal Kombat Conquest part of the show because there was no way that was going to live up to the build, especially since the gods were wrestlers who fucking suck in the ring like Wade Barrett and Jack Swagger.
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Shawn Michaels - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:25:53 EST hvLZFtra No.6305311 Reply
Based Mil Muertes sitting on his throne Shao Khan style. Never thought I would enjoy a Mexican Undertaker gimmick as much as I did.

But the lack of hype when LU was good shows that most fans don't give a crap about storylines and over the top characters like they say they do. And I still can't understand why. Seriously Pentagon Jr is a million times more interesting when he has a storyline. Without it he's just a guy that says cero meido 80 times a match.
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Joey Mercury - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:35:22 EST Ns0Hsux7 No.6305313 Reply
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>>6305305
>Dario, especially the utter glee he showed for violence
LIKE A CHILD ON THE CHREESTMAS MORNING!!!
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Zardoz - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:40:14 EST rxIFjo4g No.6305316 Reply
Grave Consequences is the best LU match and might even be my all time favorite.
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Buddy Rogers - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 15:44:48 EST ruJKpObM No.6305322 Reply
Lucha Underground was great because it was unique. It was a breath of fresh air in the wrestling TV market because it wasn’t trying to emulate WWE in anyway.
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Prince Iaukea - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 16:51:40 EST CmVM3fC3 No.6305346 Reply
I never thought Vampiro would have a MOTYC, but LU actually did it. Vampiro/Pentagon was amazing.
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quality trip poster !wHUyuaRF3M - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:55:33 EST IOJUtiT2 No.6305386 Reply
lucha under ground did everything possible in wrestle in the first season. then people were shocked th enext season that they couldnt do anything interesting anymore. then the writer s booked absolute shit. then the el rey network didn t renew it. the end.

BWONKNWONNNNK uuuuoooOOOOONKKKKKK
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Owen Hart - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:02:10 EST QSYhnRQX No.6305389 Reply
Probably my favorite weekly wrestling show ever. It blended wrestling with B movies and it worked out great. I'm sad that they never finished their story but I'm happy I got as much as I did
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Nevaeh - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:28:35 EST EzKB2m8T No.6305405 Reply
Really going to miss it, Bros.

>Based Pentagon Jr with an actual character and motivation beyond “lolceromiedo”
>Gift of the Gods championship working the MITB/Option C angle correctly
>kino deathmatches
>crowd brawls, jumping off stuff
>FenixMil Muertes having bar-none the best casket match of all time
>Mil “Mexican Undertaker on crack” Muertes
>Dario
>natural intergender matches without stupid “so progressive” theme
>atmosphere
>arena

LU was great and it’s sad it’s getting the boot. I’d take it over NXT any day.
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Mikey Whipwreck - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 18:40:10 EST Rk+z/NHG No.6305414 Reply
Mil Muertes is arguably the best wrestling character of the last decade
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Allison Wonderland - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 19:16:21 EST jvUgOuwi No.6305431 Reply
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>>6305425
this is still one of the most exciting things I've seen in wrestling. I remember watching in wooo (or maybe alt, can't remember for sure) when it first aired, it popped everyone so hard that the streamer went back and replayed it for us like 5 times after the episode ended.

LU started airing right around the same time I got back into wrestling, and in a lot of ways it's what made me grow to love the art of wrestling again. I'll always appreciate it for that.
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Vine - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:31:06 EST ci5+iPWQ No.6305567 Reply
>>6305425
Everytime I see this, I wonder what it must have looked like to Ivelisse. Even if she knew it was coming, to have Angelico flying over her at that angle and landing on the other two was probably an insane thing to witness.
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Barry Windham - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:45:34 EST GXHNtkkw No.6305580 Reply
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My favorite aspects were seeing it go from "ok it's some AAA guys and stuff and there's a boss or something" to "there's crazy stuff" to "Drago is a shoot dragon and that guy might have been eaten by the boss's monster brother"
it's certainly important for how it got Penta over as all fuck in the USA and helped him walk on AAA, which in turn eventually led to the absolute craziness of them and Park working Triplemania and Anniversario the same year
Dario was great, and it's a shame he didn't do more live events. The jerk heel authority figure had been done to death dozens of times over for far too long but he made it something special.
Mil Muertes should be held up as the greatest example of what a gimmick and booking can do for a guy.

also there's a great joke in the start of season 2 if you know your crazy meds
not the dick johnson name, the dosage of Abilify that Vamp is given is literally 40 times the average dose
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Sherri Martel - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 21:52:33 EST 2h/HAq2B No.6305586 Reply
Season 1 definitely felt the most tight - every person shown on the screen mattered, writing characters off felt important, stories were interlocking and smoothly transitioning from one feud's end into another's beginning. Most importantly, I liked how the top of the card genuinely felt like anyone could beat anyone, but results mattered.

They really nailed down making the venue, announcers, refs and crowd all be part of a show. Dario sitting in his office while the show takes place, stuff like that.

While I like the idea of seasonal shows because you don't have to figure out how to fill everyone's schedule like most promoters do, in reality every season followed a formula where first half would usually be pretty meh before things finally kicked into high gear. This has probably more to do with chaotic schedule (they only knew they got funding for another season in short advance so scrambling to lock their roster for tapings and writing around them must've been a nightmare).

I loved Mil Muertes. He felt genuinely threatening, the way he would push away the camera, the way he wrestled, he sold that gimmick incredibly. He was also booked well, unlike boring Matanza.

I also genuinely liked the commentary. Striker did his best to reign in the dork and try to sell the product as well as he could. Vampiro was a bit amazing at times, but he had a benefit of doubt of playing a character in fictional universe, rather than "himself turned up to 11" so all the gangster-tough guy stuff played well into the setting. They sold the idea of being guys from two different backgrounds who became friends through a shared passion. I liked how Striker did his best to kayfabe-splain stuff that happened in matches, "oh he missed that because he was tired from the previous move" etc, it actually made sense to me most of the time.

It's hard to pinpoint one thing I liked the most. As for moments and matches, the things that stuck to my mind the most were killshot vs fox, first grave consequences, puma vs drago loser leaves temple, the iron man match, angelico's dive, jack evans the dragon killer and pentagon vs stardom trio.

If I had to choose one overall aspect, it'd be the fact that matches were heavily edited. This should be a standard in pre-taped shows - there's no point showing fucking restholds and basic heat and all that boring stuff, just get to the signatures and unique spots already. 5-minute, 7-minute matches were high-speed and intense, and everything over 15 felt really special, important and hard-fought. I wish that was the standard.
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Maxine - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:15:48 EST dYhrmb6W No.6305655 Reply
People have to quit talking about Lucha Underground like it was a promotion in and of itself. It was a television show produced by AAA for US audiences. It's not a traditional wrestling promotion. It was/is a seasonal television show, and TV shows get cancelled. It just happens.

Producers already said MONTHS ago that a season 5 is doubtful, and if a fifth season were to happen, it would have to be a massive reboot because they've lost half their cast in the meantime. They haven't had a show in a year and a half.
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Amazing Red - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:17:54 EST u52bzzga No.6305660 Reply
>In the 00s, we got WSX
>In the 2010s, we got Lucha Underground
What will the 2020s bring?
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The Patriot - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:34:11 EST z54f/jWb No.6305679 Reply
>>6305660

A show where a warlord from a fictional African country runs a promotion with exclusively literal deathmatches. The matches mix pro wrestling with a bunch of non-wrestling weapons and sometimes in strange locations. Like instead of someone just bumping on thumbtacks or lighttubes in a ring, they'll have them take a Canadian Destroyer off the top of a mountain or get decapitated in a desert by a dude with swords for legs doing a spinning heel kick.
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Barry Windham - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 23:14:01 EST GXHNtkkw No.6305717 Reply
>>6305655
>by AAA
not really
AAA lent some talent to help and management to drag things down, but it was a lot of other people that weren't AAA in a lot of aspects of it
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Karl Anderson - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 01:30:49 EST yW/6cJ4l No.6305786 Reply
>>6305679
>A show where a warlord from a fictional African country
Wasn't this that failed promotion before LU? I think it had MVP as an arms dealer too.
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Skip Sheffield - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 01:36:18 EST HBLWC/LC No.6305789 Reply
LU's influence in getting lucha to finally break out in a big way in the English speaking fandom can't be overstated and probably hasn't even stopped yet, likewise, its ability to make stars off talents who had been floundering without direction for years upon years.

Aside from all the obvious goodness, two of my personal faves were Killshot going from low-key workhorse to ultra-violent combatant and Johnny [promotion] finally becoming the brand-carrying backbone of a roster he could always be.

Season 3 had a whole bunch of good shit and is shockingly underrated.
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Richie Steamboat - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 01:46:54 EST 5zpJ3Chw No.6305794 Reply
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ARMBARS EVERYWHERE
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 01:49:53 EST It2BUKqt No.6305796 Reply
The three best matches in LU were the first GRAVE CONSEQUENCES (yes it must always be all-caps), the Weapons of Mass Destruction Match between Marty the Moth and Killshot, and the Hell of War Match between Dante Fox and Killshot. Don't @ me.

As far as my favorite moments:

>Literally any time Dario Cueto was on-screen
>MATANZA ATE A MOTHERFUCKER
>The actual Matanza reveal
>"FUCK YOU, MARIPOSA!"
>any time someone got sent through/into part of the set
>okay, so it's more a match, but Pentagon Dark vs the Black Lotus Triad was fucking great
>Vampiro revealed as Pentagon's master
>Mil Muertes punching through the casket in GRAVER CONSEQUENCES
>anything Mil Muertes did in general, really

God, I miss this wonderful crazy shit.
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Barry Windham - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 01:54:14 EST GXHNtkkw No.6305797 Reply
>>6305796
that reminds me Marty The Moth had a side story run in AAA where he became Marty The Shaman
the backstory was he went out into the desert and did a lot of drugs and came back with powers or something (this was a vamp idea)
so then he had a brown paper bag he huffed paint fumes from, and he'd use it to give buffs to his teammates because Shamans work as a support class
this is not bullshit and actually was AAA lore and how the matches worked, he'd hold the bag up to, say, Monster Clown's face, and Monster would start doing better from the shaman paint fume buff
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Karl Anderson - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 03:06:58 EST yW/6cJ4l No.6305826 Reply
>>6305796
>the Hell of War Match between Dante Fox and Killshot
This was some incredible shit
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Hector Guerrero - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 03:53:26 EST yf09eetF No.6305838 Reply
>No one mentions my boy King Cuerno

Sort of sucks that he was forgotten about after a strong first season. Him, Pentagon and Mil Muertes were all fantastic (imagine getting Junior Mesias over).
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Skip Sheffield - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 03:58:36 EST HBLWC/LC No.6305840 Reply
>>6305838
I think Cuerno's problem is that he didn't really get to do a lot for a long time. He was Gift of The Gods Champion for like 2 weeks and then got killed by Muertes.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 01:51:21 EST UveV14Hw No.6307034 Reply
I remember watching season 1 in the tubes and that shit was amazing and season 2 was almost as good though i didn't watch the last six episodes and never got around to watching the last two seasons. It was a fun show from a wrestling and storytelling perspective that I wish we'd see more of in other promotions like having no commercial breaks during matches or even that PIP shit. Grave Consequences was definitely one of the best casket matches ever by far.
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Ayako Hamada - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:20:14 EST oof3CpEe No.6307057 Reply
Watching it with /wooo/ was amazing and I'll really miss this show. Season 1 was amazing and it had other great moments throughout the show. Pentagon Jr will always be my favorite wrestler and I'll miss Dario. It felt like watching a Saturday morning cartoon. It was very nostalgic and it was a damn good time.

Lucha Underground was one hell of a ride.
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Truth Martini - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:31:42 EST ZYyPRiB6 No.6307066 Reply
>>6307057

Same. Most of my memories of LU was watching it at the tubes here and highly enjoying the mix of Lucha and LORE. Made me a fan of Pentagon Jr. for sure, as well as a bunch of others. DIdn't catch the rest of the seasons here but at least for the first two of what i caught, it was a fun ride.
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Yokozuna - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:44:15 EST EIoeCyxS No.6307074 Reply
I stopped watching a few years ago, but man it was great watching it with you guys especially the first season
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Little Egypt - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:53:32 EST jkHcIii8 No.6307075 Reply
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Watching LU in the tubes is where I became a Chuggolo
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Goldberg - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 07:13:08 EST dDnxay9q No.6307114 Reply
>>6307075
I was raised in the temple, so that's where I fight
I see Melissa Santos, so I fuck all night
Fighting with Matanza, I'm fullof might
I break Penta's left arm, so he's all right
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Alicia Fox - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 10:50:00 EST 6lubTvqQ No.6307166 Reply
>>6305655
>People have to quit talking about Lucha Underground like it was a promotion in and of itself.
but it was
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Major DeBeers - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:06:39 EST GXHNtkkw No.6307176 Reply
>that time Striker explained how to find out if you have El Rey because they assumed you were streaming it
>that time Vamp tried to kill us brother brother brother brother brother brother brother brother brother brother brother brother
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Abdullah the Butcher - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 11:57:19 EST PwV7mZr6 No.6307199 Reply
>>6307189
I hope AEW brings the actor playing a character that is essentially Dario without using the name as a manager, last I check the actor hasn't had much work in acting lately as well
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Scott Norton - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:06:43 EST QQesQNiH No.6307203 Reply
Season 1 was such a solid product and Ultima Lucha delivered in every way.
Shame it went so far off the rails that by the end of Season 3 no one cared.
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Major DeBeers - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:12:55 EST GXHNtkkw No.6307205 Reply
>>6307199
iirc he did a Lucha Libre World Cup or other AAA live event or two, seemed to work just as well in a more traditional wrasslin environment.
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Christina Von Eerie - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:21:14 EST bDreetB9 No.6307276 Reply
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I thank Lucha Underground for a lot of things;
Season 1 was the introduction to this new concept/way of presenting pro wrestling, it was really so new and exciting at the time, it was unmissable appointment TV for me weekly.
Introduced to me a lot of new guys I wasn't aware of/ wouldn't have cared about otherwise, namely Pentagon Jr/Fenix/Drago/Aerostar/etc, it gave Ricochet his first stab at TV wrestling and cultivating a new and different character outside of what he had been doing. Jack Evans was beyond based whenever he appeared. I enjoyed heel Texano like when he tag teamed with Cage and acted like they were the new Steiner Bros.
Seasons 2 and 3 gaev us plenty of more awesome matches/moments, maybe my favourite takeaway ever from LU is them getting a total IWA-MS garbage deathmatch onto national TV with that Killshot/Dante Fox Rules of War match. That was the craziest shit I ever seen.
I didn't mind the completely lunatic Aztec Gods/time travelling Aerostar supernatural wackiness storylines because it was presented in the way it was and had an internal logic that was consistent. Yes by any objectionable real world standards it was all batshit insane but by the rules established within the world which the show took place in, it all made sense.
Lucha Underground was a noble experiment to push the boundary of presentation of TV pro wrestling into a new and weird direction and for my tastes it succeeded for the most part. I stopped following the show after Season 3 as S4 looked kinda garbage to me, but I do nonetheless appreciate it's existence and the vision behind and what they aimed to accomplish. And I am thankful that so many of the guys who had a chance to be seen/featured on their for the first time to a wider audience have now gone on to bigger and better things as a result, LU was definitely a springboard for launching a lot of guys to prominence in the USA, specifically, pic related.
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Maxine - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:24:08 EST xjbErosG No.6307305 Reply
>>6307276
>I stopped following the show after Season 3 as S4 looked kinda garbage to me
Season 4 set up Antony Cueto's underground wrestling place, which for some reason was a pretty decent looking venue sponsored by Modelo. Most of the wrestlers got killed off in different plots, with the biggest being the Sacrifice to the Gods matches with the buildup being Johnny vs Matanza in a Sacrifice match. Sub plot wise was the gauntlet returning and the powers of good trying to protect it from the powers of the god worshippers, which ends with Jake Strong (Jack Hager) murdering Matanza, beating up Azteca Jr and Black Lotus, and fucking off with Lord Barrett and Antony while Aerostar revives Dario, setting up a Season 5.

LU fucked up with the exclusivity contracts and not pushing the brand to the extent they could have (I recall them only ever getting around 50k-75k viewers per episode) and only ever having Season 1 on Netflix for a short while, but it really did save wrestling in a much bigger way than given credit. It pushed this batshit insane narrative that worked for the show, and introduced a lot of small time indie stars and gave them the push they needed to get recognized everywhere else. It shown you can still put on a modern wrestling show and that there were alternatives to WWE that had actual legitimacy, especially considering the time it came out (2014) Impact fell apart and WWE itself had a shitty year with the Authority garbage, CENAWINSLOL, Bryan injured, and the early days of Roman favoritism.

It ran only four short years, but it really did save wrestling for me. I spent the years prior to that just listening to geeks rage on podcasts about the state of WWE and in terms of live wrestling an absolutely lapsed fan.
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:24:12 EST iLikEToleARn No.6307306 Reply
>>6307305
Considering one of the locker room, and to make sure they didn't even watch WWE RAW, no good reason, or a fan favorite (think of sonic adventure and the fact of the fed I was surprised stuff like his.
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Little Egypt - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:42:55 EST jkHcIii8 No.6307366 Reply
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>>6307205
that brought about one of my favorite photos in wrestling history
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Tony Atlas - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:31:48 EST oWLdzxNc No.6307452 Reply
people are mentioning pentagon jr and mil muertes and they were both great but marty the moth was one of the things that surprised me the most when he first showed up i figured he was just some geek who was gonna be sort of a comedy squash guy. he breaks in so dario sends someone to throw him out or whatever. but the guy was a decent wrestler and did a great job with his character. the whole crazy gimmick is super overdone and usually done bad but marty did an amazing job at making it interesting. i wish him and the rabbit tribe got more use same with cuerno.
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Little Egypt - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:49:34 EST jkHcIii8 No.6307465 Reply
>>6307452
Marty was great, he did 'crazy' better than anyone in WWE. Quality vignettes with Mariposa and great hardcore matches helped that.
I also thought it was funny that they had him in a 'fake Mexican' vs 'real Mexican' feud vs Ricochet
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Major DeBeers - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 19:03:30 EST GXHNtkkw No.6307475 Reply
also worth mentioning it gave Angelico a chance to be something other than Jack Evans' sidekick
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Nick Jackson - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:11:42 EST tubuDWb0 No.6307552 Reply
>>6305299
I'll never forget the amount of anticipation and doubt everyone had about it being renewed for a second season. Then it was announced and there was so much hype. Some of the most fun time watching wrestling in the tube.
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Super Dragon - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:14:32 EST 1coVHymj No.6307598 Reply
LU was the last time I was genuinely excited to watch an episode of a weekly wrestling show. The aura of excitement surrounding each new premier was magical, especially in the tubes.

My favorite aspect was easily all the wacky gimmicks. It was such a breath of fresh air to see a wrestling show not only go all out with stuff like that, but also pull it off to the point of making it the show's main selling point. The characters and storylines were unique and awesome, even if some of them were pretty nonsensical even by wrestling standards. The TV drama scenes also added a nice charm to the show, especially the LORE scenes at the end of most episodes.
Mil and Pentagon were the shit, and Matanza is one of the best handled monsters I've seen in wrestling.

I'll miss this show dearly. Even though it didn't last long, wrestling just doesn't feel the same without it to me.
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Sonny Onoo - Mon, 07 Oct 2019 21:25:28 EST tmdtWLR3 No.6307610 Reply
Everyone has already said how great season 1 was. Mil Muertes getting up from his throne at the start of season 2 (I think) is easily one of the top 10 entrances of pro wrestling of the modern era. What a great show, what a great set of characters they created.
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Mabel - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:42:38 EST HBLWC/LC No.6307701 Reply
I think that the most impressive booking LU ever did was make Fernandez watchable and give him a solid character arc.

And capped it off by letting fans whip him good
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Michael PS Hayes - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:46:59 EST rYVKX4Ck No.6307737 Reply
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>>6305359
The first thing I saw of LU it was the first Ultima Lucha. During the marathon before the 2nd season started.
I didn't know the story beforehand, but it didn't matter. It was a great brutal match.
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Michael PS Hayes - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 07:58:50 EST rYVKX4Ck No.6307740 Reply
>>6305425
Those holy shit moments that had Vampiro cheering with the crowd were great.
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Stephanie McMahon-Levesque - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:09:30 EST YX00y+/i No.6307754 Reply
Stopped near the end of Season 2.
Heard about a lot of crazy backstage events, like how the staff went livid over Jim Cornette's rant about them, or the seating in the Season 2 finale, where some ticket holders were not allowed in, as their seats were given to celebrities like Danny Trejo.
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Zardoz - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:11:45 EST rxIFjo4g No.6307755 Reply
>>6307737
I might have watched that match more than any other ever. It's not too long if I remember, Vampiro's entrance was cool, and it's a good cover for his limitations in the ring.
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Ricardo Rodriguez - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:20:06 EST CWZwvkgX No.6307756 Reply
>>6307740
The times Vamp would get up and run around hype as fuck make up for all the brother brother darkness brother dark place brother brother dark thoughts brother
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Kobald - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:23:53 EST acQRIH2u No.6307758 Reply
Has there been any word on a Blu-Ray/DVD release of all four seasons? I lost interest early in season 4, but would still buy the hell out of a complete series box set.
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Tammy Jones - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:18:30 EST M4OlJp0U No.6307798 Reply
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LU got me interested in a long term storyline and was probably a show where I thought that anything could actually happen

like, they killed a guy. Bael fucking died. they had the best casket match of all time and then had the second best casket match of all time. there was that one match where a member of The Crew got thrown through Dario's window. the top face and heel in season 1 were guys that rarely ever spoke and I was still invested in them.

they actually got me to care about El Patron against Johnny Mundo.

I think my favorite match might be the end of the Trios tournament or CERO MIEDO just because it's an atmospheric high produced deathmatch but there's a lot


the thing I'll miss is probably how much people liked it, everyone had someone that they were rooting for because it was feasible that they'd do something with them. aside for poor King Cuerno
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:52:37 EST It2BUKqt No.6307814 Reply
>>6307798
>they killed a guy. Bael fucking died.

MATANZA ATE THAT MOTHERFUCKER.

Also, in the pre-Season 2 comics, Mil Muertes killed Big Ryck.
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Typhoon - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:29:08 EST L4YJHN0X No.6307963 Reply
>>6307814
This is canon. Season 4 had a segment confirming that Muertes killed Ryck
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nowah !gJyJMqu4hs - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:27:19 EST HTZhmPoC No.6307999 Reply
Lucha Underground was incredibly fucking good and it buoyed my interest in wrestling for several years when I didn't have much time for anything else.

The Cuetos, Pentagón, Fénix, Drago, Catrina and Muertes, Castro, Puma, Cuerno, Marty the Moth, Aero Star, Worldwide Underground, Famous B, Killshot, and Temple Vampiro are among my favorite wrestling characters of all time.

Grave Consequences, All Night Long, Aztec Warfare, and the Gift of the Gods tournaments were subtle but killer reinvigorations of classic match types. Fénix vs. Muertes and Puma vs. Mundo are classics.

Lucha Underground forever.
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Dean Ambrose - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:29:15 EST T27T75Qv No.6308000 Reply
ill miss the gimmicks the most

puma and mantanza >>> current ricochet and jeff cobb
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Damien 666 - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:11:43 EST xmH21U8s No.6308013 Reply
>>6308000
Puma especially. Now he’s just some bald guy who fingers his butt for fun.
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Mike Adamle - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:16:13 EST rnBunxkh No.6308015 Reply
>What will you miss about them?
They made me think that Hollywood could do a wrestling show right, but then then showed me real show business was a bunch of carneys all along.
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Kyle O'Reilly - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 22:22:08 EST GXHNtkkw No.6308018 Reply
>>6308000
Gilbert's broken out the Mil mask a few times I think.

But yeah it's weird how for as a obscure its official release was how much it did to get people more in the USA orbit interested in Mexican stuff.
I remember one time I was at Nerd Store and the guy thought my Atlantis hat was Pentagon instead of the usual Rey Misterio jr misidentification
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 01:07:23 EST It2BUKqt No.6308065 Reply
>>6308044
>Famous B in AEW

Hmm. Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:29:30 EST It2BUKqt No.6308126 Reply
>>6308079
>Dario in WWE

I thought it was Fight Cancer Month, not Create Cancer Month.
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Jimmy Olson - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 09:50:12 EST BlrIoG3o No.6308130 Reply
>>6308079
Dario should go to Impact. They're the only promotion that still attempts LU-style vignettes. He could manage a group of heels against a Konnan-backed group. (Plus, we'd get to hear Don Callis commentary about him)

As a back-up, he'd also excel in MLW where he could have wars of words with Salina de la Reinta and can get involved in LA Park/Mance Warner shenanigans.

Lastly, he'd be a fit for NWA Powerrr. Cornette's commentary about him, interactions with Eli Drake & Eddie Kingston. $$$
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Tim Donst - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:22:19 EST 3Ama/aP/ No.6308165 Reply
The Hell of War match was truly the greatest match we will ever have the joy of experiencing.

RIP LU

You will not be forgotten.
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Rob Terry - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:30:56 EST HBLWC/LC No.6308604 Reply
>>6308165
Has there ever been a more violent televised match than Hell of War? It'd have to be up there, surely
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R-Truth - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:47:25 EST bDreetB9 No.6308616 Reply
>>6308604
It is undoubtedly the most violent pro wrestling match ever aired on US Cable television or whatever El Rey falls under.
It was a total IWA Mid-South garbage deathmatch and they put got that shit on TV to broadcast to an unsuspecting audience. That's pretty damn based.
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Matt Classic - Wed, 09 Oct 2019 23:52:32 EST GXHNtkkw No.6308617 Reply
>>6308616
to be fair El Rey also showed uncut giallo movies and Dolemite so it's not exactly like it was a channel for prudes
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Aika Ando - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:02:21 EST yW/6cJ4l No.6308621 Reply
>>6308604
I don't think so. That chunk of back left on the stretcher alone is more brutal than any match I can think of airing on nationwide US TV.
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Mildred Burke - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 00:42:24 EST rWWSIM8P No.6308628 Reply
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>>6307075
>Chuggo spammer gets banned
>comes back as CHUGGO DARK during Season 2 finale

Fucking killed me.
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Lash LeRoux - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:13:04 EST GWpFlrdj No.6308637 Reply
>>6305786
Are you talking about that Hollywood Kickstarter scam promotion where no one got paid to so it and Joey Ryan played a gay character?
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Chris Sabin - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 01:22:41 EST 8sI/jD4J No.6308639 Reply
>>6307199
I remember the random ass super bowl add he was in while he was in exile from the temple.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:00:25 EST MqPOCghi No.6308706 Reply
>>6308637
Yeah WRP. Jeff Katz had a kickstarter for the promotion that raised like $100K and then he blew the money on drugs or something. Even Chris Jericho invested in the promotion.
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Rocky Johnson - Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:11:51 EST bTsgcCzI No.6308709 Reply
I can't believe Jack Swagger is going to be the last LU champion
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Joel Maximo - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:33:16 EST ZxakqQJd No.6309280 Reply
Season 1 was phenomenal.

Season 2 okay.

Season 3 killed the show completely.

Everything after I can't even comment on because I genuinely didn't watch it.
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Joel Maximo - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:37:59 EST ZxakqQJd No.6309286 Reply
Season 1: Phenomenal. One of the best wrestling related shows ever released.

Season 2: Okay, had some follys but otherwise enjoyable.

Season 3: Awful. Killed the entire show. Giving Sexy Star the belt was downright the worst booking decision I have ever seen.

Everything afterwards I didn't even watch. They destroyed something beautiful trying to be fake progressive and it completely backfired. Got what it deserved honestly.
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Don Harris - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 13:18:35 EST sK8BwNDg No.6309298 Reply
>>6309286
>Giving Sexy Star the belt was downright the worst booking decision I have ever seen.
She was champ for literally 2 episodes. A bit overdramatic, tbh
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Johnny - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:16:03 EST jkHcIii8 No.6309321 Reply
Well since we're talking seasons
S
eason 1: Just wonderful

Season 2: Good stuff all the way... until Penta jobbed to Matanza

Season 3: Still good stuff story and match wise but the delays and hiatuses killed it. Having to wait forever with the thought that Sexy Star was champion made that brief nothing reign far worse than it actually was. And during all those breaks there was nothing but bad news about the talent which further killed interest in the show knowing that a lot of the wrestlers would be leaving.

Season 4: Noticeable budget drop, the Antonio gimmick was bad, killing off storylines with the super fake sacrifices was lame, and it really felt like WWE Cast-off Underground once Jack Swagger was shitting up things, capped off with Bad News Barrett at the end. Shit season.
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Jamie Knoble - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 14:21:51 EST 7W6GJIOe No.6309325 Reply
>>6309298
Seriously it's not even the worst booking decision ever involving Sexy Star
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Freehaven !zWb42fBPMM - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:57:48 EST It2BUKqt No.6309355 Reply
>>6309325
It's not even the worst thing involving Sexy Star, period.
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Ted Turner - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 22:15:42 EST /g2PH24/ No.6309587 Reply
>>6305299

A promotion born, the throne awaits
meltzer warns of a deadly fate
Give up your talent, separate
Bide your time, lie in wait!

Lucha Underground! (lucha!)
Lucha Underground! (Lucha!)
They made a vow season 5 will be bound!

No, but seriously I loved the first two seasons and just fell out of it after that. I never expected it to be anything more than well, the name an "underground" promotion but I thought it would last longer than it did.
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Dementia - Sat, 12 Oct 2019 00:19:58 EST HBLWC/LC No.6309645 Reply
>>6309280
>>6309286
You utter embarrassment.

One of the first-ever Trios Champions was female. Where's your manufactured outrage there, smark?
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Justin King - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:02:01 EST NQLCELKx No.6311802 Reply
>>6309645
That's not the point. You're being contrarian or just plain ignorant.

The point is that Sexy Star isn't great in the ring and her beating Mil Muertes from both an analytical and observation standpoint was equal to if Lita up and beat Deadman Undertaker clean. It was hokey and transparent as to why Lucha Underground did it too, which really made people sour on it.

A woman winning the Lucha Underground Title wouldn't have even inherently been a bad thing given how the show presented itself and people could've accepted it.
The problem was WHO the woman was (Ivellise should've been it if there were to be one) and WHO the woman defeated and the way that she did too.

The thing that supported the idea that it was a mistake was how Sexy Star made herself the enemy of pro wrestling not long after by shooting on Rosemary with the intent to hurt her (and she had nothing to do with anything) just because Sexy Star was in a shitty mood, making the whole thing retroactively a huge mistake that was a stain on Lucha Underground's legacy that they tried to never mention after Sexy Star wasn't brought back because of all that.
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Phantasio - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:11:26 EST BlrIoG3o No.6311805 Reply
>>6311802
>Ivellise should've been it if there were to be one
correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there was a rumor (or some implication from Ivelisse or someone else involved in the show) that Ivelisse WAS supposed to be the one that beat Mil Muertes but she broke her ankle during the taping block right before that match was going to get booked.

I haven't re-watched LU since it aired, but I vaguely remember it feeling like Ivelisse was being built up as the underdog that had issues with Catrina and would be poised to beat Mil. Meanwwhile Sexy Star was kinda doing nothing after her admittedly I Quit match with Mariposa
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Ashley Cartier - Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:46:52 EST yW/6cJ4l No.6311894 Reply
>>6311805
This is correct, it was going to be Ivelisse but then her glass bones happened.
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Amish Roadkill - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:23:46 EST HBLWC/LC No.6312086 Reply
>>6311802
Sexy Star didn't beat Mil Muertes you idiot, she pinned Matanza in Aztec Warfare. Mil lost the belt an entire season before that.

Please stop attempting to discuss things you evidently know nothing about.

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