I'm still in the midst of catching up - in fact, I'm still in early January. You might think I am referring to Aztec Warfare, but that's not the match that spoke to me. It was good, don't get me wrong, but after seeing all those weeks of Prince Puma, Drago, King Cuerno and the like, I was almost a little numb to the excitement. Perhaps one of the problems with binge watching pro wrestling.
In fact, I know it's a problem, as my NWA / WCW quest has proven time and time again. But that's a subject for another day.
The match I want to write about tonight is the first match to take place following Aztec Warfare, a 4 way Elimination match featuring talents I had never seen before - Aerostar, Argenis, Angelico and Cage.
Part of the reason that match was so good was the fact that I had never heard of these wrestlers before, save for a random Cage "he's coming" promo. I had no idea what to expect, which just made the amazing moves I saw all the more jaw-dropping.
Cage catching Aerostar in a suplex, Aerostar's "trust dive" outside the ring, Angelico leaping over ropes, turnbuckles and even a handful of low-flying birds to land on all 3 opponents, even going as far as to give us a little bow and then an Ambrosian style shrug afterwards.
If I had to pick a "superstar-in-waiting", it's Angelico, and that's even after seeing Cage pin all 3 opponents. He dresses like AJ Styles, he's got a body that reminds me of Alex Wright and, as I said, he's got a little bit of Dean Ambrose swagger to him - plus he can fly like Superman. This kid could be an absolute STUD as a pro wrestling talent.
I know a lot about WWE, and thus, I know a decent amount about NXT as well.
It's not often that I'm surprised watching wrestling anymore. For those 10 minutes of that match, I was a kid again, watching things I had never seen before and falling in love with unknown talent.
It took a handful of episodes, but Lucha Underground has officially won me over, and you have this guy to thank...