08th Jul2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (July 6th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling: Fusion, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we might have a surprise or two…it’s a boy! Okay, stick around for the wrestling and I’ll get you one of those McDonald’s hash browns from their breakfast menu (no coffee).

Match #1: Alexander Hammerstone defeated Kotto Brazil – National Openweight Championship Match

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

A game Brazil answered Hammerstone’s challenge and used his agility and athleticism to out-duel the Openweight Champ initially, but a big boot to the face leveled the playing field quite literally which allowed Hammerstone to regain control. Kotto managed to capitalize on a major miss by Hammerstone with a satellite DDT and hit a frog splash, but the hardy Hammer kicked out before even a two count. A top rope stalling suplex led by a Nightmare Pendulum had the Openweight Champ arm being raised and his shoulders being draped in the colors of the red, white and blue.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a fun, solid…blah, blah, blah. I always sound so pretentious with this stuff, don’t I? The wrestling was a nice blend of hickory and smoked bacon, with fresh basil baked into the piece. See? The piece. It’s a painting, damn it. It has a name, so use it. I’m not saying that little part to you, just to anyone that calls art a piece. The piece…$#!@…the match was a good prize fight that gave the champion a bit more momentum to lead into the rest of summer.

Match #2: Myron Reed defeated Rey Horus

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

“The Social Justice Crusader” started slugging away on Horus until the cousin of Rey Mysterio Jr. physically showed his family lineage that caused Reed to go out-of-ring to regain his composure. Reed however answered Horus’ call which led to Jordan Oliver stomping a major mud-hole into the luchador on the outside. Horus displayed some major fighting spirit to overtake the two, even with the stalling from controversial referee Doug Markham. A well-placed guillotine leg drop gave Horus some momentum, but Oliver’s interference played too much of a factor and Myron Reed hit his springboard uppercut “Louisville Slugger” for the suspect 1-2-3.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a lovely bit of wrestling, now wasn’t it? Did I sound British? The answer was probably no, right? Any-way, these two made a match that was as easy viewing as it gets. Why could it not go on a bit longer?

Match #3: (Main Event) Jacob Fatu defeated Tom Lawlor to become the new World Heavyweight Champion

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

We see zero sign of Gotch as Lawlor’s earlier assault looked to be successful, but that doesn’t thwart Josef Samael from accompanying the “Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu to ringside. The two traded blows to kick off the main event in the Windy City and it isn’t long until Fatu exerted his power by launching Lawlor into the guardrails. Cornette appropriately stated that “winning is everything” for the two combatants and it’s evident as Jacob Fatu’s body continued to barricade the defending champ’s efforts at exhausting the “Samoan Werewolf.” A MLW-first occurs as Fatu missed a moonsault which allowed Lawlor to show his “filthiness” in an attempt to slow Fatu down, but Lawlor still felt the the force of his larger foe, and it provided shocking results. A well-placed pop-up Samoan Drop had Lawlor laid out for a moonsault which this time connected to end Lawlor’s over six-month reign. Tonight at Kings of Colosseum a new World Heavyweight Champion was crowned as Jacob Fatu dethroned “Filthy” Tom Lawlor to become the new champion. A wild finish to Kings of Colosseum has Fatu, an unsigned talent, holding the World Heavyweight Title! What does this hostile hijacking mean for Major League Wrestling?

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – While far too short for a prize fight, this was good enough to make the surprise finish really stick the landing. Fatu as champion. How about that?

News Of The Night:

  1. The Dynasty will fight The Hart Foundation for the MLW Tag Team Titles in a Ladder Match in the near future.
  2. Salina de la Renta claims to have dirt on Konnan.
  3. Konnan claims to have new clients.
  4. Jacob Fatu is now the MLW World Champion, despite not being signed to a contract (as MLW claims).

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This may not have had too much wrestling on it, but what was here was very exciting, with the main event having a strong effect.


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