01st Apr2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (March 30th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Teddy Hart in the main event, which ought to be quite interesting, given his talent and his skills. Myron Reed is gonna be there too, so we’ll get to see him fly around that ring like Elijah Wood at a jewelry store. Okay, start reading. I got Allman Brother tickets. I gotta get out of here.

Match #1: Daga defeated Ariel Dominguez

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After suffering serious injuries to his ear at the hands of then-World Champion Low Ki a few months ago, Daga returned to action this week. Lo and behold, who joined Jim Cornette and Rich Bocchini ringside on commentary? None other than The Professional Low Ki. Dominguez was his usual scrappy self. The highly-decorated amateur was game against Daga and scored a near fall with a springboard DDT that nearly scored the upset. But in the end, the veteran Daga picked up the victory with a modified brain buster.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was an excellent match that should have gone a lot longer. I enjoyed seeing a match that didn’t try to stuff too many moves into the action. Daga is too good to waste on trying to just make a demo reel out of the match, so having both Daga and Ariel wrestle a bout that looked like a real contest made this feel very fresh. Ariel has a lot of raw, natural talent that is on display in this match. Overall, since I can’t think of anything else to say, I’ll just end with this being good and a fun one to watch.

Match #2: Ricky Martinez defeated Air Wolf

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Air Wolf, the highly-touted, 19-year-old made his MLW debut against de la Renta’s very own Sicario, Ricky Martinez. While the youngster held his own, eventually the more experienced Martinez was able to pick up the victory. A pop-up maneuver into a knee strike to Air Wolf’s head saw Martinez and de la Renta savor a victory for Promociones Dorado.

My Take: 3 out of 5 – This was another fine match that was even shorter than the last, but it was just as good. Wolf looked great in his debut and really made a great impression. Ricky was as good here as anyone else in the sport today, so there you, Bobby Joe. There’s nothing left to say beyond that.

Match #3: (Main Event) Teddy Hart defeating Myron Reed – Major League Wrestling World Middleweight Championship

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Teddy Hart doesn’t always make the best of decisions. Most of his bad decisions are in the past. Hart has put his career back on track in a very impressive way in Major League Wrestling, holding the World Middleweight Championship and securing the World Tag Team Championships for the Hart Foundation. But he may be regretting the choice to issue an open challenge for the title to any middleweight in the MLW locker room with the injuries he’s sustained at the hands of The Dynasty. Myron Reed accepted the challenge and came very close to winning the title. If it wasn’t for Reed’s issues with MLW officials, he might be the World Middleweight Champion as of this writing. Hart did all he could to overcome the pain he was in throughout this match. He tried to ground the high-flying Reed from the start and relied just a bit less on his own high-flying, high-risk style.

But Reed eventually started wearing down the champ with high-impact maneuvers that caused even more agony to Hart. After Reed hit a top rope hurricanrana, it looked as though we may have a new champion. Instead, it was the last in a series of near falls for the challenger. Reed was convinced he had done enough to win and looked as though he may assault an official once again. Reed even cocked his arm for a punch to the ref. But cocking his arm was all the opening Hart needed, who hooked him into a backslide and scored the pinfall.

My Take: 3.5 out of 5 – Through pure ingenuity, this became a real winner, even though it felt like it just barely got any time to make a mark. The idea behind this match was that Reed almost won, but he pissed it away by fighting with the referee. The action was as exciting as any-thing I’ve seen recently and you might feel that way as well. Look for Hart to come across as a man possessed by rage, which is another way of saying he looked pissed the whole time. Reed did a fine job here and was a very convincing contender to the champion. Overall, I sound like a Young Republican and this match was excellent.

News Of The Night:

  1. Mance Warner dressed up as Hijo de LA Park and attacked LA Park.
  2. Daga and Low Ki are in a feud now.
  3. Battle Riot is next week.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

The matches were still too short, but the show itself was quite good on all fronts, so there’s no reason not to give it a good review.


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