17th Jun2019

‘MLW: Fusion’ Wrestling Review (June 15th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Major League Wrestling: Fusion review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have one of the nastiest main events in American wrestling history on this show, so get your mop ready.

Match #1: Flamita defeated Rey Horus

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Rumor has it, according to Cornette and Rich Bocchini from the broadcast booth, that de la Renta may have been scouting Horus, Flamita or both for possible inclusion in Promociones Dorado. So, why not book a match between them when she has the power as executive producer this week? That’s exactly what she did. In a great lucha libre contest, it was Flamita with the victory in his FUSION debut. Flamita scored a 450 splash off the top turnbuckle to pick up the win.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was some fabulous lucha libre wrestling. It was practically snatched from any corner of Mexico and slapped right on your lap, ready to knock you on your ass. That’s a hell of a kick, to go from lap to ass. Trust me. This was an easy viewing, like Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory. This match was scrumdiddlyummptious.

Match #2: Low Ki defeated Ricky Martinez

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A few weeks ago, CONTRA Unit came to the ring to attack Promociones Dorado’s Low Ki and Ricky Martinez. But de la Renta and Martinez bailed on the situation and bailed on Low Ki, effectively ending Low Ki’s association with de la Renta and her group. This week, Low Ki got a chance for retribution and he took advantage of it. The Professional overcame a game effort from de la Renta’s Pitbull Sicario. The former World Champion won by referee stoppage, when he nailed Martinez with an elbow to the head, nearly knocking Martinez out.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a quick, yet exciting, little match that was fierce and aggressive. I wish this would have been given a bit more time, but I guess those Salina de la Renta promos are just too damn important.

Match #3: (Main Event) Mance Warner defeated Sami Callihan – Loser Leaves MLW / Falls Count Anywhere Match

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In a master stroke of genius by de la Renta, she got rid of one of her biggest enemies and as our own Jim Cornette said on the broadcast, “she didn’t have to lift a finger to do it.” Callihan and Warner both have no problem with fighting. And this was a fight. It went all over the Waukesha County Expo Center. They fought in the ring. They fought in the crowd. They fought in the merchandise stand. Warner was bloodied. He even had his tongue stapled to a door. But in the end, it was that same door that made the difference. After ripping his tongue off the door, Warner beat Callihan senseless with it and later, grabbed another wooden door and drove his knee through it into Callihan’s temple to score the pinfall, meaning Callihan leaves MLW!

My Opinion: 4.5 out of 5 – This was one of the wildest spectacles in wrestling history. I can’t believe I gave this such a good rating, but this death-match was as thrilling as anything this year. Jim Cornette was going crazy on commentary the whole time like he was going to kill them himself. This felt like it was taken from the glory years of Frontier Martial Arts Wrestling, with every chair shot landing with a grueling thud. If you ever wanted to know what it looks like to be stuck between a rock and a hard place, then this match might be a good place to start. Wow. You might piss blood just from watching this masterpiece of mayhem.

News Of The Night:

  1. Savio Vega is coming to Major League Wrestling this summer.
  2. Ricky Martinez might be out of Promociones Dorado.
  3. Sami Callihan is done with Major League Wrestling.
  4. Dr. Wagner Jr. is one his way to Major League Wrestling.
  5. Jacob Fatu, Josef Samael and Simon Gotch fight Tom Lawlor and the Von Erichs in a tornado tag team match, next week.
  6. Teddy Hart fights Richard Holliday, next week.

Final Verdict: 4/5

This was a great show. There was too much of a focus on Salina de la Renta, but the wrestling was strong stuff and it all led to more interesting matches for the next show.


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