07th May2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (May 4th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have some big matches here, so let’s see if they all turned out as well as they should have.

Match #1: Low Ki beat Daga

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Ever since last winter, when Low Ki nearly ripped the ear off Daga, the King of Mexican Strong Style has been looking for The Professional. Unfortunately for Daga, he didn’t get the revenge he was looking for, thanks to a controversial decision. Both men showed plenty of moxie throughout the contest. But the match came to a close, when Low Ki pushed Daga into the corner, hit a suplex and (all in one motion) was able to get his feet on the ropes and turnbuckles to generate enough leverage to (illegally) secure the pinfall. Referee Doug Markham didn’t see Low Ki’s feet on the ropes and counted the pin … much to the delight of Low Ki and the chagrin of Daga.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was an excellent little match that deserved a few more minutes to let us savor the flavor. Yeah, I’m doing a barbeque reference. Slap Yo’ Mama! There isn’t anything here that isn’t worth watching, but it does piss you off that it lasts about as long as a Hulk Hogan-booked X-Division match. Wait, maybe it doesn’t piss you off. Well, ain’t that just a peachy sort of thing? You’re just in a good mood all the time? Well, that’s good. This match will likely help you stay in a good mood, because it’s fun to watch.

Match #2: Hijo de LA Park beat Gringo Loco

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

Despite the news that he would be a semifinalist for the National Openweight Championship, Gringo Loco couldn’t overcome Hijo de LA Park. Loco seemed to have things in control, when he twice went for a piledriver on the younger Park. But Hijo reversed it into a back-to-belly piledriver, which secured the victory for Promociones Dorado.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – The length cut this match off from really hitting its stride, but what was here was excellent.

Match #3: (Main Event) LA Park beat Pentagon Jr.

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

In a rematch of last year’s MLW Match of the Year, LA Park was victorious against Pentagon Jr. As one would imagine, it was a solid showing from both combatants. But it seems as though Promociones Dorado’s Destroyer has Penta’s number, picking up a second victory over the former World Tag Team Champion. Salina de la Renta interfered in the match on occasion, as expected. But it was a huge spear from LA Park that spelled victory for Promociones Dorado.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – Lightning strikes again as these two had another dynamite match. That sentence almost made no sense. Park is beyond incredible at any age. I’m still in awe of what he can do at any given time. I still say that LA Park and Jushin Liger needs to happen before Liger retires soon. Pentagon is one of the best today and just keeps getting better and better. If you want to watch some great wrestling, then this match ain’t a bad place to start.

News Of The Night:

  1. LA Park and Mance Warner had a wild brawl after the latter jumped out of a box like it was 1980-some-thing.
  2. Sami Callihan broke into the show and attacked Ricky Martinez.
  3. This was Salina de la Renta’s night as the “booker”.
  4. National Open-Weight Championship Tournament revealed Gringo Loco, Alexander Hammerstone, Brian Pillman Jr. and Rich Swann as the four semi-finalists in the tournament to crown MLW’s first-ever National Open-Weight Champion.
  5. Jacob Fatu fights Barrington Hughes, next week.
  6. Alexander Hammerstone fights Gringo Loco, next week.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This turned out very well for what was there. I liked the wrestling and I enjoyed the build toward some-thing bigger and better in the weeks to come. I wish this league would focus more on longer matches, but they feel like their hour goes better when it has vignettes, so there you go.


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