18th Dec2018

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (Dec 14th 2018)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some excellent matches to get to, so let’s do so.

Match #1: Teddy Hart beat Gringo Loco, Kotto Brazil, El Hijo de La Park and Dezmond Xavier Fatal-Five Way Ladder Match for the MLW Middleweight Championship

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Hart wasn’t even booked in the match. But in true Teddy Hart fashion, he went ahead and found a way to get in the four-way ladder match. First, he attacked Dezmond Xavier before he could enter the ring. When Kotto Brazil took exception and went to attack Hart outside the ring, Brazil got the worst of the exchange and was helped to the back. Hijo de LA Park, Gringo Loco and Xavier all had opportunities to grab the belt during the course of the match, which saw ladders and wrestlers alike nearly destroyed. With the other competitors out of commission, Brazil made his way back out to the ring. But a vicious Hart lungblower on Brazil left nobody to stop him from climbing the ladder to retrieve the gold.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – The action here was good, but it took away from the match in some ways by having Teddy just force his way in. Keep in mind, that it’s great for his character to have done this, but it makes earning a title match feel pointless. Teddy will do fine as champion, but I wish he could have been made official before-hand.

Match #2: Dragon Lee defeated DJZ

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In a battle of high-flying athletic newcomers to MLW, Dragon Lee made his mark in an effort to impress league officials. Both men were impressive, but in the end, Lee scored with a huge knee strike and a modified falcon arrow to pick up the victory.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was a lot of fun and it had all of the action that you’d expect. This was a feast of aerial action that makes you feel like you’re in turbulence every other move. I watched this and felt like the human hang-nail. I could keep going, but I think you get the idea.

Match #3: Rush Defeated Rich Swann

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Leader of Los Ingobernables made his American live television debut on MLW FUSION LIVE, facing off with Rich Swann. In an extremely competitive match, Rush came out on top. Swann had all the momentum and was going for his patented 450 splash. But Rush had it scouted, got the knees up and turned it into a piledriver for the victory.

My Take: 3.5 out of 5 – I thought this was quite good. These two matched-up very well and they got right to the point when it came to the wrestling itself. This pairing could do really well in more big cards if they’re given a chance to go farther with the kind of wrestling they seem to prefer. Can you imagine these guys working an Ultimate X match together? One of the things I like about both of these guys is that they put as much effort into their personalities as they do their wrestling, which really goes a long way in how they both sell the action of the bout. All in all, this was a real thrill.

News of the Night:

  1. MLW Champ Low Ki called out “Filthy” Tom Lawlor – who responded by coming out and brawling with Low Ki.
  2. Rush and LA Park faced off after Rush’s match with Rich Swann,

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The wrestling was excellent and the show itself was quite good.


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