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Featuring black guys, Charlotte the Harlot, Simpsons references, Starfox 64, Shovel Knight, Price is Right and a bit of wrestling (but only if there’s time).

Bit of a lean one for OH MAN CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT IN BOTCHAMANIA moments but I watched WOW Unleashed so there’s that.

Botchamania 338

Botchamania 338

Scott Keith and Down Under Aussie (in Aus) suggested I post links to the new Botchamania videos on here so here we go. I didn’t think to do it but there’s so many plugs and other things on here disguised as ”press releases” I don’t feel weird about it.

Featuring Wrestlemania, NXT Takeover, TNA Xplosion, wrong names, bad tables, Simpsons references, video game music and everything else that makes wrestling great.

Note: I had to remove a few clips from the YouTube version (and stick it in a window) to keep it online, so I recommend watching either Dailymotion or Vimeo versions.

Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha Dos Preview

Lucha Underground: Ultima Lucha Dos
Airing
 July 6th, 13th, and 20th on El Rey Network (8PM ET)

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Hello again! I’ve been remiss in my duties as LU reviewer the past few weeks, as I’ve been tending to some things, but I’m back to set up the most important show of Lucha Underground’s second season, Ultima Lucha Dos. The run up to the show in the last 4-5 episodes has been fairly well executed, with a string of solid shows, and the finale will need to deliver the same type of punch that Ultima Lucha did to hold the LU audience through the show’s (shortened) off-season. The good news is this card is set up on paper to pull it off, with at least four killer matches on the table, and the potential for a few others to surprise. So let’s go through this after the jump…

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Lucha Underground: The Business Model

The goal of most companies in the wrestling industry is to produce a product good enough to get TV rights fees, use the TV rights fees to offset the cost of production, and make money on house shows, PPVs, and merchandise.

But this is not most wrestling companies…in fact I’m not entirely sure it even is a wrestling company…

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Lucha Underground – S2E19: Judgement Day

Lucha Underground – S2E19: Judgement Day
Date: June 1, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

Rey Mysterio Jr, El Dragon Azteca Jr, and Prince Puma defeated three teams to win the Lucha Underground Trios Championships. Chavo Guerrero Jr stole Cage’s spot in the Gift of the Gods Championship match, so Cage helped Chavo win it, so he could beat him for the title the following week. Cage immediately declared he was cashing in the title for a shot at MatanzaJohnny Mundo replaced Fenix on a Trios team with Jack Evans and P.J. Black, and the three went on to defeat Mysterio/Azteca/Puma for the titles.

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Lucha Underground – S2E18: Enter The Mundo

Lucha Underground – S2E18: Enter The Mundo
Date: May 25, 2016

Previously, on Lucha Underground…

Joey Ryan and Cortez Castro, working as undercover cops, infiltrated the temple to investigate Dario CuetoSon of Havoc and Ivelisse lost the Trios Titles in a Fatal Fourway Elimination match to Rey Mysterio Jr, El Dragon Azteca Jr, and Prince Puma, when Angelico was determined unable to compete, handicapping their team. Havoc and Ivelisse received their rematch with replacement partner Johnny Mundo, but the team was too dysfunctional to win. Chavo Guerrero Jr stole Cage’s Aztec Medallion, and entered the Gift of the Gods Championship match. Cage ensured Chavo won so he could fight him for the title the following week.

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Lucha Underground – S2E17: Crime and Punishment

Lucha Underground – S2E17: Crime And Punishment
Date: May 18, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

TexanoAerostarCageThe MackSinestro De La MuerteSexy Star, and Joey Ryan won Aztec Medallions. Chavo Guerrero Jr stole Cage’s medallion. Pentagon Jr assaulted Dario Cueto and demanded a match with Matanza, only to get his back broken by the monster. Cueto warned Vampiro that if he laid a hand on himself or Matanza, he’d suffer the consequences. 

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Lucha Underground S2E16 – Graver Consequences

Lucha Underground – S2E16: Graver Consequences
Date: May 11, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

Rey Mysterio Jr, El Dragon Azteca Jr, and Prince Puma captured the Trios Titles. Councilman Delgado attempted to convince the LAPD to drop their investigation into Dario Cueto. Cueto and Catrina agreed to a Graver Consequences match between Matanza and Mil Muertes for the Lucha Underground Championship.

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Lucha Underground S2E15 – No Mas

Lucha Underground – S2E15: No Mas
Date: May 4, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

TexanoAerostarand Cage won the first three of the seven Aztec Medallions that make up the Gift of the Gods Championship. Sexy Star was tormented and tortured by Marty The Moth Martinez and Mariposa, and after weeks of hiding in fear, finally fought back. 

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Lucha Underground S2E14: Cage In A Cage

Lucha Underground – S2E14: Cage In A Cage
Date: April 27, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

The Lucha Underground Trios Title Tournament saw the teams of Rey Mysterio Jr/El Dragon Azteca Jr/Prince Puma, Joey Ryan/Cortez Castro/Mr. Cisco, and Fenix/Jack Evans/P.J. Black advance to face the champions, Ivelisse/Son of Havoc/Angelico in a finals fatal four-way elimination match. Johnny Mundo and Cage, and their bitter rivalry, was set to conclude in a steel cage match. 

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Lucha Underground S2E13: Monster Meets Monster

Lucha Underground – S2E13: Monster Meets Monster
Date: April 20, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

The teams of Joey Ryan and The Crew, and Rey Mysterio/Prince Puma/El Dragon Azteca Jr advanced in the Trios Tournament. Mil Muertes granted the Disciples of Death one more chance to gain his favor by entering the Trios Tournament. Dario Cueto prepared Matanza for a war with Mil.

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Lucha Underground about to make a deal with Hulu?

Per Wrestling Inc exclusive:

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2016/0330/609135/lucha-underground-close-to-signing-deal-with-top-streaming/

If true, this would be pretty significant for the long-term viability of the company, and help expand their audience, especially if Hulu’s deal makes the show available for streaming the next day like most of the shows it carries. And with LU and a 90 minute RAW, more incentive for wrestling fans to take a look at Hulu.

Lucha Underground – S2E9: Aztec Warfare II (Power Rankings Edition)

Lucha Underground – S2E9: Aztec Warfare II
Date: March 23, 2016

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Aztec Warfare is a tremendous concept, and having run it two times now, I can safely say a tremendous match. It weaves an insane amount of action into a very well crafted story, in which numerous feuds and storylines are touched on, extended, or concluded. Unfortunately, it doesn’t exactly lend itself to producing a readable recap of the actual match. So, to do this show some justice, and to make sure I touch on all the ins and outs of the match, I’m going to do an Aztec Warfare Power Rankings this week. Let’s see how this goes after the jump…

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Lucha Underground – S2E8: Life After Death (Cliff Notes Version)

Lucha Underground – S2E8: Life After Death
Date: March 16, 2016

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Somewhere in-between being captivated/mystified/horrified/highly amused/highly curious/a thousand other emotions about the emerging Trumptocracy, and binging Daredevil Season 2, I realized I forgot to review this past week’s Lucha Underground episode.

And that’s a damn shame, because it was a really tremendous episode.

But for continuity’s sake, I need to put something up about last week’s episode, so join me for the cliff notes breakdown of last week’s LU after the jump.

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Lucha Underground – S2E7: Death Comes In Threes

Lucha Underground – S2E7: Death Comes In Threes
Date: March 9, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

Marty The Moth and his sister released Sexy StarTaya Valkyrie helped Johnny Mundo defeat CageJack Evans proclaimed himself “the dragon slayer,” Drago costed P.J. Black a match, Pentagon Jr crossed CatrinaMil Muertes destroyed Prince Puma and Pentagon, and stated he would defend his title against both. 

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Lucha Underground – S2E6: Gift Of The Gods Ladder Match

Lucha Underground – S2E6: Gift Of The Gods Ladder Match
Date: March 2, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

Marty The Moth and his sister released, and chased Sexy Star back to the temple, Prince Puma showed mercy to Pentagon Jr which enraged him, Catrina ordered King Cuerno to destroy Fenix once and for all, Cuerno attempted and failed, and their alliance showed signs of fracturing, with Catrina throwing him into a ladder match for the Gift of the Gods Championship to prevent him from claiming a title shot against Mil Muertes

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Lucha Underground Seasons 1 & 2 are now on iTunes

Right up through the most recent episode, The Machine (S2E5).

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So if you’ve been shut out on El Rey, you now have the option to buy in. It looks like Season 1 is available as a whole season for $44.99 in HD, Season 2 can be pre-bought (and you can get each episode after it airs) for $39.99.

At the very least, the Season 2 premiere (A Much Darker Place) is free. So check that out if you’re interested.

If there’s enough interest, we can organize a watch/review for Season 1 since I only picked up the reviews around the end of the season.

Lucha Underground – S2E5: The Machine

Lucha Underground – S2E5: The Machine
Date: February 24, 2016

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Previously on Lucha Underground…

Johnny Mundo and Cage got in each other’s way trying to get to Mil MuertesChavo Guerrero Jr assaulted Texano putting him on the path to revenge. 

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