11th Dec2018

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (Dec 7th 2018)

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a couple of big time luchadors fighting in the main event, so get your eatin’ britches pulled up and ready for a big ol’ ham dinner and some stuffing with a bit of sweet potato and the cranberry sauce with cheesecake for dessert… very nice.

Match #1: Teddy Hart (with Brian Pillman) defeated Jason Cade

The following is courtesy of MLW.com:

While the Hart Foundation is looking for a shot at the World Tag Team Championships, Teddy Hart has an impending match with one half of the champs, Pentagon Jr. next week in Miami. While Hart is focused on defeating Pentagon Jr. and keeping the pressure on the Lucha Bros. (Penta and brother Rey Fenix), he was faced with Jason Cade and his Bad Attitude this week on MLW FUSION. Cade gave a solid accounting of himself and stayed with Hart for a while. But as the match wore on, Hart’s trademark high-flying, high-impact style started to take over. A little interference from Brian Pillman Jr. and his ever-present cane didn’t hurt the Hart Foundation member in the match, either. Hart picked up the pinfall with an avalanche Canadian Destroyer.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was a lot of fun, mostly because Teddy had a great night. Teddy is too damn good and it’s a shame he lost so much time in his career with his bad behavior, but he can keep making up for lost time if he works more matches like he did here. Cade is fine, without question, but Teddy has really proven that he is still one of the best athletes and one of the better characters, so he needs to kep his $#!@ together so he can finally reap his own rewards.

Match #2: Ace Romero defeated Marko Stunt

The following is courtesy of MLW.com:

In a huge (pun intended) debut, the massive Ace Romero made his first appearance on MLW FUSION. It was quite the juxtaposition, as the 400-pounder faced off with Mr. Fun Size Marko Stunt. While the much smaller Stunt held his own with an arsenal of kicks, strikes and high-impact maneuvers, in the end the size and power of Acey Baby was just too much. Stunt scored a near fall with a modified avalanche sunset flip, but when Stunt went back to the top turnbuckle, Romero caught him in mid-air and literally planted him in the middle of the ring to score the 1-2-3.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was a disjointed match that was so visually jarring that I couldn’t help but give it a 3. I hate seeing Marko lose so quickly into what seemed to be a good push up the card, but Ace needed to win and Marko was made to look good in defeat, so you can’t be too upset he lost.

Match #3: (Main Event) Rush defeated Sammy Guevara

The following is courtesy of MLW.com:

In Friday night’s main event, the leader of Los Ingobernables Rush made his MLW FUSION debut. Rush was paired with another ultra-talented luchador in Sammy Guevara. Neither of the two showed a ton of respect for one another. The match turned extremely violent on the outside the ring, with both men scoring major blows. When the action returned the ring, Rush eventually took control. A Rush Driver finally led to the victory for El Toro Blanco.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – Rush kicked ass here. My computer erased my first version of this review, so I’m going with the brief, blunt version. Rush can be a big deal if they allow him to be, so I’d put his ass right in the $#!@ and give him a shot at Low Ki and that strap for a full feud. I’m amazed that MLW got Rush instead of WWE, so perhaps the burgeoning independent scene is doing better than many of the WWE supporters would like to admit. Over-all, the match itself was a standard sort of thing, but Rush and Sammy looked excellent and certainly showed why they both deserve to have higher placement on the cards.

News Of The Night:

  1. Rush challenged his great rival LA Park to renew their feud in Major League Wrestling.
  2. The MLW Welterweight Championship has been vacated and will now be decided between the remaining competitors of Kotto Brazil, Desmond Xavier, Andrew Everett, and Jason Cade, next week.
  3. Dragon Lee fights DJZ, next week.
  4. Rush fights Rich Swann, next week.
  5. Major League Wrestling is live, next week.
  6. Tom Lawlor went on the prowl for Promociones Dorado all night, as well as Simon Gotch.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was an excellent card and an excellent show, even if the matches didn’t make it past a certain level of quality.

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