21st Oct2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Review (Oct 19th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling: Fusion review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and an egg beater is just cruel! Do we need to beat eggs? Must they be abused like this?! Scrambling, poaching, boiling, deviling and frying are just some of the ways eggs are tortured by man-kind! This madness must stop! I call on eggs every-where to stand against your oppressors and rise up! RISE UP! Oh…Fusion starts now.


Match #1: Los Haraganes (Animal, Demencia & Silver Star) defeated Triple Amenaza (Star Boy, Arandu & Zarco)

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The match starts off with trio suicide dives delivered by Los Haraganes. They quickly took the action to the inside as the three use their team chemistry to their advantage. Silver Star comes over the top rope with a guillotine leg drop and the three then sets their sights on Star Boy. We get back from break as we see Demencia and Zarco are trading blows and the fast-paced action continues before the feed is cut and we are introduced to CONTRA. Josef Samael states that CONTRA is everywhere and tells Salina that when she least expects it,they might bring the war to her front door. Jacob Fatu reiterates that it will be the “Day Of The Dead” for LA Park come SuperFight on November 2. Thankfully, the feed returns and we see Star Boy going toe-to-toe with Demencia. Star Boy is visibly bleeding from the head and Arandu comes in for the save (who also is donning some crimson). Arandu slams Demencia down with one nasty DDT utilizing the top rope. Silver Star comes in with a sit-down powerbomb for a slower than usual two count. Zarco comes in in hopes to change Triple Amenza’s momentum. Three floorboards are leaned up against the ringside barricade. It’s high risk indeed as both Zarco and Arandu come vaulting out of the ring, but miss their targets leading to both men crashing through the floorboards! Los Haraganes make the most of the opportunity and demolish Star Boy with three triple-team powerbombs to secure the victory. Quite the sadistic start to Slaughterhouse.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was just mean man, just mean. These guys just power-bombed the $#!@ out of each other like it was state law. These guys smacked the living hell out of each other like it was worth $70,000. Seventy grand?! Hell, my suits are worth more than that! I didn’t like them cutting the feed to CONTRA during the match, but it was a startling effect, so it worked. Is this how people solve problems in Mexico? Power-bombing each other until their kids clean their rooms? Tommy Lee Jones is a grump…and so am I. I’m not a monk, I’m a friar and I can swear as much as I want…damn it. I could go for a bit more of these lucha matches. They make me feel all, toasty inside.

Match #2: Josef Samael versus El Hijo de LA Park – Tijuana Street Fight Match (No Contest)

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Executive Producer Jimmy Havoc reveals who Josef Samael’s opponent will be: Hijo de LA Park. Hijo’s opponent is nowhere to be seen, but it doesn’t take long for Samael to siege attack from behind so the battle begins outside. Samael slugs away at El Hijo and even shoves Salina aside to continue his attack. The ref tries to restore order (as much as a Tijuana Street Fight is capable of). El Hijo musters up enough gusto to go on the offense as he slams Samael through a wayward board before using half of it to splinter down on CONTRA’s controller. Samael gets slammed on another board. Samael’s shirt is tattered as El Hijo stays on top of his adversary, but it was only a matter of time before Josef’s CONTRA allies show up. Both Simon Gotch and Ikuro Kwan come out of the darkness to gang up on El HIjo. Salina is on the phone demanding help, but the damage is already done.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This had a shot at being interesting, but it went way too short and had a $#!@ finish.

Match #3: (Main Event) Jimmy Havoc defeated Savio Vega & Damian 666 – Pentagram Death-Match

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It doesn’t take long for weapons to get introduced as Savio gets surgical with a kendo stick after both Havoc and Damian distribute cookie sheet strikes with one another. The violence carries on and Savio stays on top with the kendo stick, but Damian soon gains control of it. The tone darkens even more as Havoc introduces thumbtacks into the equation, but that backfires on the executive producer as Damian sits him right down on them. To further add to the pain, Damian drop toe holds Havoc, sending his head to crash down into the tacks. Damian later sets up a table and it’s not long before he sends Savio down through it with a super-plex that echoes throughout the arena! Damian goes for the cover but Havoc halts all of that before a count is administered. Savio somehow finds the strength fires back at Havoc with a right hand, but Havoc strikes him down with an Acid Rainmaker for the 1-2-3.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was all about chaos, havoc and carnage and it delivered enough of it to be good at what it was designed to do. Havoc should have won and he did. This isn’t the kind of match you put on every card, but when it’s there it can be very exciting, which was the case here. All in all, this worked quite well and made me think of Band Aids in a more erotic light.

News Of The Night:

  1. Brian Pillman Jr. and Low Ki are feuding.
  2. Jimmy Havoc will fight Mance Warner in a Stairwell To Hell Match.
  3. Jimmy Havoc is feuding with Bestia 666, thanks to the former attacking the latter’s father, Damien 666.
  4. Dynasty wants the Tornado Tag Match to become a Dynasty Tornado Match instead.

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

This show promised mayhem and it delivered it, so I can give this a good review.


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