08th Apr2020

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (April 4th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling: Fusion, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have MJF’s big Loser Leaves Town Match with Mance Warner for our main event. Muscular dystrophy is a very real threat and I like pudding pops! Let’s get to the wrestling! Also, muscular dystrophy victims deserve our understanding and support. Also…I like pudding pops! Wrestling kunsaku meijuda ponsutaka raidiaka kazuun!


Match #1: Douglas James defeated Septimo Dragon

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

Septimo is swift on his feet but James is more frustrated than impressed and shows that aggression with a low suicide dive onto the outside. Septimo soon returns the favor with a standing moonsault onto the outside and then a suicide dive as a secondary receipt. Hard slaps in the corner by Septimo before eluding the attacks of James, flourishing with a modified hurricanrana, but James catches him in the corner with a codebreaker for a two count. Crisp kicks by James before he head-scissors his way into a crossface. The Philly faithful is impressed by that maneuver and even more so with a hard lariat. Inside cradle for two. The two begin trading punches and Septimo swears through the adrenaline at James. Great minds think alike, but those minds get boggled with stereo double kicks to the head! Both men stand up at seven and James continues to utilize kicks. Picks Septimo up for a GTS but SD handstands and knees him hard. Two count. One harsh modified piledriver for another two count. Septimo goes up top and misses a double stomp. High knee by James, then a super kick, then a DVD in the corner, before locking him in with a guillotine choke for the submission win!

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – Whew boy, this was a guddin’! Yippe whippe! James has got some serious fire-power in that ol’ body of his. Septimo Dragon…sounds like a Spanish plumbing kit…what a good old-fashioned luchador he is. These guys really slapped together a good one and made sure it had so much glue that it would never come apart. This is gonna go down as one of those hidden gems that folks don’t know to go look for, so I’ll just say it right now: GO WATCH THIS MATCH.

Match #2: (Main Event) Mance Warner defeated MJF – Empty Arena “Loser Leaves MLW” Match

The following is courtesy of mlw.com:

Bell rings and we get right down to it. MJJF spit his gum in Mance’s face and things begin to heat up even more than it already is. Mance slugs away at Max, but MJF chokes him with a nearby rope. Max finds himself a pair of industrial sized bolt cutters and is ready to take it to Warner. Mance stops it and tries to go for Max’s “Plainviews” but he escapes free. Max tosses Mance into a sea of empty chairs and gets a one count. Warner fires back and MJF creates separation by heading to the bleachers. Mance gets hold of him to make him reconsider his gum-flapping, but Max gets feral and aims to toss Mance over top of the railing in the stands! Thankfully, Mance stops such but gets vicious in his own right by sending Max tumbling down the bleachers. Even the camera man asks if the Burberry bad boy is okay. The ref calls for a doctor as Mance crawls on top to get a two count. MJF soon grabs hold of a broom and starts choking Warner with it. Rage is in Max’s eyes as he continues to choke the life out of Mance and that rage channels over into punching down another cameraman. A production assistant is ripping a cig and MJF is sure to put it out on Mance’s forehead. He soon makes his way over to the observing production staff and grabs a phone to (no joke) call a taxi. Mancer ain’t about that and tosses a chair into the face of Max, therein ending his escape efforts. Two count. Mance puts a boot to the throat of MJF before wrenching his hand on a post. Action finally finds its way back to the ring and Mance begins tossing jabs that connect hard to MJF’s mush and ends it with a Bionic Elbow that had to make Dusty grin upstairs. Max tries to kick Mance, but Warner flips him, only to receive a thumb to the eye from Max. That only fires Mance up further however as he catches MJF hard with a headbutt that sends him stumbling. This allows Mance to make way for one hard lariat. He cover MJF and it’s all over. Maxwell Jacob Friedman is gone from MLW.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – MJF made Mance look like a million bucks in a heated match that did well without a crowd. I’m pleased by…what is this, Rome? Mance ain’t a great master of the sport, but MJF may just be. If this is how MJF is really walking out the door of this league, then he walked out in style. Overall, this was a great example of how to do the Loser Leaves Town Match and of how to say goodbye to a great wrestler and give to another that’s sticking around.

News Of The Night:

  1. Killer Kross’s exit from MLW is being explained as the WWE won’t let him come there to finish his contract…or something like that.
  2. Injustice was fined $10,000 for nearly killing Brian Pillman Jr. last week.
  3. Savio Vega is coming for Dynasty.
  4. MJF is done with MLW.

Final Verdict: 3.6/5

This turned out quite well for a show with not much wrestling (well, there is enough to feel like there’s some effort put into this).


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