Lucha Underground Results: Johnny Mundo Vs. Prince Puma In 60 Minute Iron Man Match For The Title
By Sharon Glencross | June 17, 2015
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LIVE COVERAGE BEGINS SHORTLY
They show a video recap detailing the highlights of Mundo’s heel run so far. Striker hypes as the match as one of the biggest in company history. Both guys are already in the ring and ready to go. No DQ and we get a scoreboard to keep track of all the pins and submissions,
Johnny Mundo vs. Prince Puma in an Iron Man Match for the Lucha Underground title
A lock up starts things. Crowd is strongly behind Puma. Mundo’s in control as Puma fights back and tries to go after Mundo’s leg. Enziguri by Mundo. Puma gets kicked and falls out of the ring. Mundo goes for a dive but misses. Puma dominates. We heard for Commercial.
We’re back and Puma is going for the pin. They brawl some more, Puma gets the first pin with a school boy roll up. Mundo is seething. Puma continues on the offense and hits a standing moonsault for a 2 count. Puma goes on top but Mundo counters with a dropkick. Puma hits a running cutter but Mundo uses the ropes to get his pin. It’s allowed because of the No DQ rules. It is now 1-1.
Both men rest for a few seconds then face off again. Mundo then goes viciously after Puma in an attempt to dominate him. Both men fight in the corner. A stunning hurricanrana by Puma. Both guys are out of the ring now. Mundo grabs a chair and a toolbox from under the ring. He tries to powerbomb Puma on the box but Puma counters and slams Mundo off of the box instead. Mundo grabs a crowbar and hits multiple shots to Puma. Mundo throws him in the ring for the three count. He hits the moonlight drive for another pin. Mundo continues to brutalize him and Puma can hardly stand without help. He hits the end of the world or another pin. It’s now 4-1. Striker mentions the dangerous of concussions to the audience. Puma has a break for a few seconds and hits DDT but Mundo gets to the ropes. Mundo is back on the offense and he hits a vicious neckbreaker on Puma as as we head to break. Man, Puma is getting absolutely brutalized here.
We come back and Mundo is grabbing the ladder. He hits Puma on the head with it. Mundo sets up the ladder near the balcony. Mundo gets up on the ladder for a dive but Puma interrupts him and slams him onto the floor. The two men then fight in the crowd. Puma gets back over the rail and grabs the tables and starts piling them up. He stacks up 4 tables in all and goes to suplex Mundo through them but Mundo escapes and kicks Puma to the ground. Mundo gets back on the ladder and grabs the mic. He reminds everyone how far ahead he is. He tells the band to play some music while he drinks water and chills out for the next 13 minutes.
Puma gets up, hits Mundo with a 2x4. Then he grabs a guitar from the band and hits Mundo with that too. Jeff Jarrett should due for gimmick infringement. The fans go nuts. Puma spears Mundo through the tables. Puma eventually manages to throw Mundo in the ring and gets a three count, closing the gap. Mundo gets up and fights back. Puma hits a driver for another two count. The score is 4-3. Mundo tries to leave, seemingly trying to fight the clock. Puma chases him all over the place.
Alberto interrupts the match and attacks Mundo, throwing him into the announcing table and on the steps. He says his issues with Mundo aren’t over yet. He throws him back into the ring and Puma hits a cradle shock for the one-two-three. Alberto gets on the mic and says he’ll fight both Mundo and Puma in the future.
Mundo and Puma get back to their feet and exchange moves. There’s a rush of pin attempts but neither man gets the three count. With only a few seconds to go, Puma hits a dropkick and nails his finisher for the pin. He wins and is still champion. Superb match and one people should go out of their way to see.
LUCHA UNDERGROUND DELIVERS GREAT 60 MINUTE IRON MAN MATCH
By Nathan Favell on 2015-06-18 08:49:17
Original Air Date: 6/17/15
This week, we have a 60 Minute Iron-Man Match for the Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Championship!
Match #1: Main Event - Prince Puma (Ricochet [Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Champion]) vs. Johnny Mundo (John Morrison/Johnny Nitro) - 60 Minute Iron-Man Match for the Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Championship
Quarter 1: This match started off with some fabulous holds that immediately transitioned into some near falls. Soon, a bevy of clotheslines and jabs turn the bout into a brawl, which takes us through a commercial break. The return from ad-land sees some excellent roll-ups that eventually leads to Puma getting the first fall. Overall, this was as about as engaging a first quarter as you can get for a match that is going to linger about for a good long while.
Quarter 2: This was a very dramatic round, wherein Mundo took four falls over Puma after the weapons got involved, including the likes of a crowbar, which found its way into Puma’s stomach. It was remarkable to see how quickly the dichotomy of action had changed, when one compares the methodical chain wrestling of the first, with the devil-may-care attitude taken with the second.
Quarter 3: If round two was chaotic, then round three was Hell on Earth. While this portion of the title match was a spectacle like no other, it was also the most aggressive wrestling I’ve seen in quite some time and was the closest thing to authentic hatred that I have seen in any wrestler in many years. This was Mundo’s round, with him not only being booked as a dominant and frightfully vengeful, but more prominently being positioned as a sadist, and a heartless one at that. It can not be understated how much more relaxed Mundo is as a heel than as a face, which can been proven by the glee he took in not just antagonizing Puma, but in humiliating the champion. There is also a sequence where Mundo calls on the house band to help “set the mood” that really helps drive home why Lucha Underground is so fascinating to watch each and every week.
Quarter 4: This is the final stretch and, as it should be, is the great battle cry for the champion, Prince Puma. Puma clashes with Mundo in a constant game of escalation, with each attack repelled by a more violent attack that is, in turn, offset by an even more reckless maneuver! As the action reaches a breathless pace, Alberto El Patron (Alberto Del Rio/Dos Caras Jr.) waltzes down to the ring and brutalizes Mundo, who of course attacked him a few weeks ago. It is only a few minutes later when Puma is able to close this bout with victory needed to win the match and retain the title!
Winner: Prince Puma - Lucha Underground World Heavyweight Champion: 5-4
This has got to be, not just the best free TV match of the year but, possibly, the best match of the year, period. This bout had every staple of good story-telling possible and managed to constantly evolve into something better with each passing minute. This must be seen by any and every wrestling fan, without exception.
A truly magnificent bout made this night one of wrestling’s best in very long time. The inclusion of a “No Holds Barred” stipulation to the Iron-Man match made the contest into a truly engrossing experience.
I forgot to mention this rather important bit of news last week, but LU has announced its biggest card of the year, a two hour event called “Ultimate Lucha”, will debut in the near future and feature a number of top-grade bouts.