24th Jun2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (June 22nd 2019)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s review of Major League Wrestling: Fusion, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a wild main event to get to, so get your crazy pills out and get ready to go…crazy. That was supposed to be an Ozzy Osbourne reference, but it’s hard to do that line without screaming. Okay, let’s get in there and watch some MLW.

Match #1: Richard Holliday versus Teddy Hart (No Contest)

My Opinion: 0 out of 5 – This was just an excuse to do one of those stolen title angles. Holliday stole the MLW Middle-Weight Championship while MJF jaw-jacked with Teddy Hart. Yeah, it’s as exciting as it sounds.

Match #2: Jordan Oliver beat Isaias Velazquez

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was a good little match featuring two talented wrestlers. The action was easy to watch, like a lamb piloting a B-52 bomber. If any-body can tell me they predicted I’d use that as my analogy, then I’ll explode. Isaias has been one of my personal favorites for several years, so I take an extra sense of pleasure seeing him get national exposure. Oliver is an interesting athlete, but a capable one. I feel like I’m building towards nothing. Hey, this was good stuff. Just because I can’t think of much else to say, doesn’t mean that there isn’t much to enjoy here. Give this one a go and and you might just thank yourself for it later.

Match #3: Low Ki beat Tom Coffey

My Opinion: 0.5 out of 5 – This was a ten second squash. Why would you waste Low Ki on a squash? Low Ki can wrestle any-one. I’ll never appreciate this devotion to squash matches. They demean the loser and belittle the winner. Just book a competitive match between two people we’d pay to see and go from there. Hey, this review lasted longer than the match.

Match #4: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, The Von Erich Brothers (Marshall Von Erich & Ross Von Erich) beat Contra Unit (Simon Gotch, Josef Samael & Jacob Fatu) – Tornado Tag Match

My Opinion: 4 out of 5 – For a match so short, this was the perfect sort of chaos that doesn’t come along enough any more. These guys beat the holy hell out of each other like it was New Years on John Goodman’s stomach. I don’t know what that would look like, but it felt right to me. This was right out of those classic 1970s NWA brawls that got the crowd ready to explode. The Von Erichs did remarkably well and showed that they are ready for national television. Contra Unit showed that they are ready to be the next Fabulous Free-Birds. I shouldn’t have to say this, but that is a compliment. Lawlor was great here and showed so much progress in every facet as a wrestler. The only problem I have with this match is that it didn’t go longer. When this thing is all over, you’ll feel like screaming “Attica” until your face turns blue. This fight was a riot that will bust your ass wide open just from looking at it.

News Of The Night:

  1. Myron Reed is seeking justice in a new angle where he sits in the crowd and tries to get some attention for himself.
  2. Sami Callihan got a funeral for his MLW career.
  3. Jimmy Havoc and Mance Warner are in a feud.
  4. Mance Warner challenged Ricky Martinez, El Hijo de LA Park and LA Park in an effort to start his war with Promociones Dorado.
  5. Dynasty stole Teddy Hart’s MLW Middle-Weight Title.
  6. Low Ki is in a feud with Contra Unit.
  7. Contra Unit attacked the entire arena after they’re loss in the main event in a thrilling fracas similar to the one the Nexus did in their debut on WWE Monday Night Raw.

Final Verdict: 3/5

The main event and the melee that followed made this show worth watching. Trust me…Contra Unit is crazy.

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