MLW Fusion returned with episode 61 from the Waukesha County Expo Middle within the higher Milwaukee space. Function bouts have been Kotto Brazil vs Richard Holliday, Ace Austin vs Air Wolf, and MJF vs Davey Boy Smith Jr. Additionally, Alexander Hammerstone squatted Wealthy Bocchini, the Midwest Mega Powers turned their hats round, and the Contra Unit created extra carnage.
On to a recap and evaluate of the present…
Hammerstone squatting Bocchini
Wealthy Bocchini interviewed Nationwide Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone in his personal exercise facility. There was a woman within the background sprucing the title as Hammerstone was pumping curls.
Hammerstone minimize an agitated promo about his onerous work not being acknowledged. No one is giving him respect as a result of they don’t determine with him. The followers determine with mediocrity, like Brian Pillman Jr. “I won’t be your favourite wrestler (to Bocchini) or your favourite wrestler (pointing to digital camera), however that was all the time by design. As a result of what I’m is your Nationwide Openweight Champion.”
Bocchini upset Hammerstone with phrasing concerning the Dynasty having his again. He retorted by posing a query if he selected the Dynasty or they selected him. “Should you might have a pal like this, I feel you’d too.” Hammerstone is the one which gave Dynasty future and gold.
At that time, Hammerstone raged. “You need to make your implications? You need to be an actual man, huh? You assume you’re an actual man? Might you even carry this weight?” Robust man Bocchini tried to carry a 50 or 80 pound dumbbell and failed. Hammerstone laughed then picked up Bocchini to do some squats.
Incredible phase to start out the present.
Wealthy Bocchini and Jim Cornette up to date us concerning the kidnapping of Tom Lawlor final week. Cornette talked about that Lawlor needs retribution, not arrest. The police are unlikely to be concerned. Good solution to tie up unfastened ends on the logic tip.
Kotto Brazil vs Richard Holliday
Kotto Brazil made some extent to take away his eyepatch throughout his entrance. His eye damage is all healed up. Richard Holliday was accompanied by his Dynasty buddies and Aria Blake. MJF counted Holliday’s abs. Blake joined him ringside, whereas the opposite two went to the again.
This bout was velocity vs energy and a showcase for Holliday. He managed the tempo. Holliday had a candy twisting suplex. Brazil picked up steam together with his fast ft and a flying single leg dropkick. It didn’t final lengthy as Vacation crushed Brazil with a brutal clothesline. Holliday used a gutwrench powerbomb to seal the deal for the win.
Ace Austin vs Air Wolf
The bout started with some chain wrestling. The story was Ace Austin being resentful about sharing the ring with the 19-year-old. Highlights embrace a suicide dive by Austin, a springboard spinning sidekick by Austin, a German suplex by Air Wolf, and a butterfly suplex by Air Wolf.
For the end, the 2 have been preventing within the nook. Air Wolf caught a kick by Austin then shoved him right down to the mat. Air Wolf adopted with a leaping entrance chinbreaker or one thing. I assume it was like a reverse stunner? No matter it was, I don’t consider I’ve seen it earlier than in fairly that method.
Information and promos: Reed, de la Renta, Lawlor, Midwest Mega Powers, Low Ki, Contra Unit
We have been proven footage of Myron Reed protesting in entrance of the venue together with his “Justice” picket signal.
Salina de la Renta revealed the primary occasion subsequent week for the present she shall be government producing. How will she prime the hit present she created final time? Will probably be the sweaty disgusting warthog Sami Callihan towards goat loving Mance Warner in a falls rely anyplace, loser leaves MLW match. Later within the present, it was talked about that Ricky Martinez vs Low Ki and Flamita vs Rey Horus will even happen.
Tim Barr checked in from the Kings of Coloseum management middle. That present might be July 6 from Chicago. The primary occasion might be Tom Lawlor vs Jacob Fatu in a heavyweight title bout. “As an alternative of going to regulation enforcement, Tom Lawlor has stubbornly chosen to hunt his vengeance inside an MLW ring.”
Tom Lawlor reduce a promo about not being scared. Does his face appear to be a person that hasn’t been crushed, battered, and bloodied earlier than? These are all issues he signed up for, however he didn’t signal as much as be stabbed within the again by the Contra Unit. What’s Lawlor going to do? He’s going to get the Von Erich brothers to assist him clear this place up. The Von Erichs have integrity, respect, and brotherhood. Lawlor goes to show Contra that he’s not a person to be messed with.
Mance Warner and Sami Callihan responded to the information of their loser leaves MLW match subsequent week. The Midwest Mega Powers shook arms as you’d think about Mega Powers doing. Callihan stated the joke is on Salina, as a result of they wish to battle. Warner chimed in, “All day lengthy, child.” They will give Jim Cornette a stroke and need to give up wrestling.
When Sami wins, Ole Mancer will experience off into the sundown. Warner was not in settlement with that concept. “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Ole Mancer ain’t going nowhere, child.” They bickered about Warner turning his hat round. The 2 acquired in one another’s face. Callihan smelled mild beer on Warner’s breath. When requested about consuming, Mancer replied, “It’s true, all day.” They shook palms like gents, nevertheless it’s on when the bell rings. Callihan grabbed a stapler from the garbage can. Warner requested, “Is that sanitary?”
Low Ki had a promo whereas strolling out of a constructing. Low Ki is all the time ready. Ricky Martinez has sealed his destiny. He’s on Low Ki’s listing.
Contra Unit had phrases for Tom Lawlor. Jacob Fatu requested the way it feels to get scalped. He held up a necklace with Lawlor’s hair tied into it. Josef Samael stated Contra are the worldwide sellers in violence. They settle for Lawlor’s problem. Fatu added that Contra will slice his ass and cube all three of them (the Von Erichs too) till they get to the chicken.
MJF vs Davey Boy Smith Jr.
MJF was joined by the Dynasty and Aria Blake. All three have been current ringside for the match. Davey Boy Smith Jr. entered solo with the Hart Basis.
MJF stalled early to keep away from dealing with the large man. Smith ultimately received shut sufficient to seize MJF and toss him over the ropes into the ring. MJF used an eye fixed poke to throw Smith out of the ring, however Smith skinned the cat. The Hart Basis should provide you with a brand new identify for that method. I don’t assume Mr. Velvet would respect being skinned.
The Dynasty shortly served to be a distraction, which allowed MJF to work Smith’s legs on the ring submit. MJF continued to concentrate on the leg. The Dynasty would distract the referee so MJF might choke Smith with a shirt.
Smith received momentum for a superplex. MJF kicked out on the duvet. Smith hit a bridging suplex however couldn’t maintain the bridge pin because of leg ache from being beforehand labored over. Powerslam by Smith. Kick out. Tombstone piledriver and a flying headbutt by Smith. Smith coated MJF close to the ropes, so Richard Holliday put MJF’s leg on them to interrupt the rely.
Brian Pillman Jr. ran out to battle with Holliday. They brawled to the again. Teddy Hart confirmed as much as scrap with Alexander Hammerstone.
Within the ring, MJF secured a roll-up, however the ref caught MJF utilizing his ft on the ropes for leverage. MJF berated the ref, who shoved MJF towards Smith. Smith used a powerslam to win.
The digital camera went backstage to point out a physique mendacity on the ground, Simon Gotch kneeing some dude together with his head in a chair, and an unconscious Ariel Dominguez with a pool of blood round his mouth. Gotch blabbered the verbal equal of frothing on the mouth. Jah blah blah arrrg. Jacob Fatu stated one thing I didn’t perceive and stared into the digital camera. It panned over to Josef Samael, who threw a fireball. The display went to the ‘please stand by’ visible because the present concluded.
Episode 61 of MLW Fusion had strong wrestling and dynamite extracurriculars.
Richard Holliday seemed spectacular in his victory. It was the sort of match that made me take discover of him. Kotto Brazil was the right opponent to realize that. The dimensions and power distinction allowed Holliday to face out.
Ace Austin vs Air Wolf had a pleasant buildup all through the match. It began slower with mat work then regularly picked as much as an thrilling end. Air Wolf’s win streak is now at two. It is going to be fascinating to see if a streak turns into his story.
I’m glad to see Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeat MJF, however I’m a bit of disillusioned that we didn’t see Smith stretch MJF. The visible would in all probability be amusing and satisfying. Or unsatisfying in case you are MJF. Maybe it may be revisited in a future skirmish between the Dynasty and the Hart Basis. Talking of MJF, it’s humorous that he’s the one one of many six concerned in that feud that requires backup for his matches. It matches completely for his smarmy character.
The promos have been the place it was at for this episode. I really like Alexander Hammerstone being a muscle freak. That gimmick all the time cracks me up. I’ll nonetheless boo him, however with a smile. Cherry on the sundae was Hammerstone squatting Wealthy Bocchini. It jogged my memory of old skool hilarity corresponding to when Imply Gene Okerlund educated with Hulk Hogan.
Sami Callihan and Mance Warner proceed to be cash collectively. I might watch Warner shout phrases and make faces all day lengthy, child.
These two have nice chemistry. They mutter forwards and backwards with out lacking a beat. Subsequent week must be a hoot with their falls rely anyplace, loser leaves MLW match. It’s a disgrace that one can be exiting MLW. (It higher not be Mancer.) If there was ever a cause to make use of the foolish masked man return angle, I hope this one can be it.
That closing scene with Contra was creepy, in a great way. Simon Gotch sounded possessed by violence. Jacob Fatu’s presence is all the time scary. And, FIREBALL!!! Nope, nonetheless not uninterested in seeing Josef Samael throw flames. This was a artistic method to squeeze one in with out it coming within the ring.
Which was your favourite second of episode 61 of MLW Fusion? Which match stood out most to you? The place do Sami Callihan and Mance Warner rank on the size for greatest promo duos?
MLW Fusion airs on beIN SPORTS Saturday nights at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. New episodes are posted on YouTube Mondays at 7 pm ET. Fusion can also be broadcast within the UK, Eire, and Israel.