Thursday, June 14, 2018
Lucha Underground Season 4 Episode 1: El Jefe
Lucha Underground returns after a lengthy hiatus with what has to be one of the most wildly uneven television shows ever produced. I was planning on writing about this series, but what is there to really say about a show that features one match that is bizarrely edited so as to erase any sense of drama or cohesiveness? Luchablog has a few gifs of Fenix and that is all that needs to be seen from this 30+ minute match unless you are some sadist that wants to see Chavo Guerrero not only erase the stipulation of what was pushed at the time as a very important match but also get featured as a top guy in this promotion. This felt like one of those weird episodes of Monday Night RAW when half the roster gets stuck on the other side of the planet because of delayed flights. The crucial difference is that this is what Lucha Underground chose to return with after a year-long break. Pentagon and Son of Havoc had a few fun spots, Mil Muertes is always fun to watch, and we had the apogee of Matt Striker's commentary when he simply says "Pizzagate," without any connecting commentary, upon seeing a slice of pizza. As a fan of the previous 3 seasons, I was looking forward to writing about this show every week, but when the previous sentence sums up the entire hour-long episode I am left to wonder how long I will be able to stick with writing about this show, much less actually watch it.