05th Feb2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (Feb 1st 2019)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have lots to cover from this live episode of Fusion that is called Super-Fight. Low Ki defends the Major League Wrestling World Title against Tom Lawlor in the main event, so let’s get to it.

Match #1: Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart and Davey Boy Smith Jr) With Brian Pillman Jr. (New Champions) beat Lucha Bros! (Pentagon Jr. and Fenix) – Major League Wrestling World Tag Team Championship Match

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a bit too slow for its own good, but it was still good while it lasted. It would seem that Pentagon and Fenix really are leaving Major League Wrestling, as Court Bauer had gone to Twitter and wished them well where-ever they go. Since Pentagon and Fenix are likely headed to All Elite Wrestling, it was necessary for the titles to be bestowed on to another team. The Hart Foundation is a good team to hold the straps for the time being, but the way the new champions are being booked in some cases might set the whole thing up for failure. Every time these guys are made to look formidable, they get stuck with old booking tricks that barely worked back then. Well, despite all of my $#@!&!?&, this was a fun match that got the job done.

Match #2: Ricky Martinez (with Salina De La Renta) beat Kotto Brazil

My Take: 2.5 out of 5 – This was meant to be a great grudge match, but it turned into a disappointment that had good action, but failed as a complete match. The camera work was odd, as it spent much of the time needed to focus on the match instead on Salina De La Renta’s breasts. A lot of this felt like a bad joke meant to be at some-one’s expense rather than just so by accident. Actually, this match made me a little depressed, considering that it all fell apart despite the good intentions. Is Major League Wrestling really going to throw away a good thing in favor of looking even more like the WWE than it should ever be? I get that this was a live show and that mistakes happen, but this was ridiculous. This match should not have been on a one-hour card that had to fit in two title matches and make them matter with no net to fall on to. Over-all, these people tried to have some success, but the booking worked against them.

Match #3: (Main Event) Tom Lawlor (New Champion) beat Low Ki (with Selina De La Renta) – Major League Wrestling World Heavyweight Title Match

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was far too short for its own good, but the wrestling was excellent while it lasted. I’m definitely certain that they should have ditched the Kotto/Ricky in favor of adding more time to the main event. The people were very happy to see Tom win and I am too. The action in this match was fast and fierce, but with it all being so brief, it just felt a bit mundane in the long run. These guys deserved to have more time and they got robbed. Screw it…it was still good.

News Of The Night:

  1. Jimmy Havoc will return to Major League Wrestling soon.
  2. Intimidation Games will be the next Major League Wrestling live special.
  3. MJF challenged Teddy Hart to a Major League Wrestling Middleweight Title match.
  4. It appears that a Major League Wrestling/All Elite Wrestling feud is being teased, thanks to Teddy Hart making a comment about MJF going back to The Elite.
  5. Mance Warner had a promo air for him.

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

This was a bit of a disaster, more so due to the booking than any one wrestler’s failure. They tried to do too much here and it should have been focused on the two title matches exclusively.

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