It’s taken us all season to get here, but the time is upon us: Lucha Underground’s ULTIMA LUCHA starts tonight, Wednesday night, July 29, on El Rey Network. If you aren’t yet familiar with the best wrestling show on television, you have two options: Watch the 37 minutes celebrating 37 episodes recap, or go back and read everything we’ve ever written. Both options are acceptable.
Here’s your ULTIMA LUCHA card. This open discussion thread is a two-week event, and it breaks down like this:
EPISODE 38 “Ultima Lucha – Part I”- Wednesday, July 29 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
– Falls Count Anywhere Match: The Mack vs. “The Machine” Cage
– Trios Championship Match: Team Havoc (Son of Havoc, Ivelisse and Angelico) vs. The Disciples of Death
– Believers Backlash Match (where fans get leather straps and surround ringside): Drago vs. Hernandez
EPISODE 39 “Ultima Lucha – Part II”- Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 PM ET/PT
– Lucha Underground Championship Match: Prince Puma (c) vs. Mil Muertes
– Gift of the Gods Match: Bengala vs. Jack Evans vs. Fenix vs. King Cuerno vs. Sexy Star vs. Aero Star vs. Big Ryck
– Johnny Mundo vs. Alberto El Patron
– CERO MIEDO No Disqualification Match: Pentagon Jr. vs. Vampiro
– Texano vs. Blue Demon Jr.
If you don’t recognize all the names on the card and it doesn’t make your eyes bug out, let me put it to you this way: Check out this clip of the entrances to the Believers Backlash match and try not to fall in love with a guy dressed like a dragon. I dare you. Motherf*cker has WINGS.
As an added bonus, we’re giving away prizes for people to hang out with us and talk ULTIMA LUCHA. We usually ask you to +1 your favorite comments to nominate them for inclusion in our show recaps… this time, we’re giving away sets of full-size character gallery posters to the top five commenters! Check out these bad boys, courtesy of the wonderful people at Lucha Underground and the El Rey Network. Yes, there’s a Pentagon, Jr.
Reply to your favorite comments with a +1 and we’ll award poster sets to the best users. The winners will be announced in this very post next week, during ULTIMA LUCHA’s conclusion. No spoilers, please! Let’s send the best wrestling show on TV off with the bang it deserves.