12th Jan2021

‘Major League Wrestling: Fusion’ Review (Jan 7th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s MLW: Fusion review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a special event called Kings Of Colosseum. We’ve got a title match and a flaming bag of doggie-doo-doo on Mr. Galp’s door-step…old bastard. I want my Frisbee back! Shut up and read the review, arttard!

Match #1: The Von Erichs def. The Dirty Blondes (w/ Aria Blake) – Bunkhouse Match For World Tag Team Championships

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Bell rings and neither team wastes any time as the two teams go right at it. The Blondes try to isolate Ross Von Erich, but a stereo double dropkick by the brothers changes all that and sends the Blondes to the outside. The teams begin to brawl all over. It even spills through the locker room and to the outside of the arena. Ross sends Patrick careening over a table as Leo pokes the eyes of Marshall. The chaos swings like a wild pendulum between four men as Marshall Von Erich rings Leo Brien’s bell with a cow bell. Patrick begs off Ross’ advances, and Aria Blake cheap shots the eldest of the Von Erichs. Meanwhile, Marshall back body drop reverses Brien from attempting a piledriver on the entryway. Aria hops on the back of Ross, but shakes her free. The brothers show that Sportatorium spirit as they fight back and hit their double claw slam finisher on Patrick for the very hard-fought victory.

My Opinion: 1.9 out of 5

Match #2: Lio Rush def. Myron Reed – World Middleweight Championship Match

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It’s a Major League debut for Lio who looks all but ready for his big “moneyweight” title match. Myron Reed looks determined to make his challenger go bankrupt as the title is held high in the center of the ring and match is underway. The two men circle one another before Lio goes for Myron’s legs. Myron levels it back up, but the two continue some mat-based work. Reset. Standing switch by Lio, but the two continue the chess match. Lio reverses a fireman’s carry for a sunset flip pin attempt for two. Lio goes for a bulldog, but Reed slams him flush on the canvas. Slingshot leg drop from the apron gets a two count for the champion. A harsh back elbow by Lio rush downs Reed. He follows it up with a couple of kicks to Myron’s chest protector. The two foes utilize their speed to better one another and it’s Lio who comes out on top with a bottom rope suicide dive. He rolls Myron Reed back into the ring for a near fall. Big snap suplex by Lio for another two count. Lio attempts a mounted rear naked choke as Myron fights him off. Lio gets dirty and pulls on the nose of Reed. The bout gets back to a vertical base and it’s Myron Reed with a Hardy-esque jawbreaker, but a low 540-kick almost gets Rush the win. The champ still kicks out. Rush talks trash to Reed as he corners him and begins to stomp away. Suplex for a cover gets another two count. Reed just won’t quit as Lio locks in a chin lock. Myron snapmares free and hits a flurry of clotheslines that dazes the hell out of his challenger. Then, in a move that would wow any top level athlete, Reed comes leaping off the apron with a unique chest breaker! He then continues that innovation by vaulting on top of Rush to the outside and capitalizes that by hitting a major corkscrew spinning elbow from the top rope! He covers, but only gets a two. Lio hits some back elbows to free himself from Reed’s grip and rolls him up for two count. Reed does hit a half-nelson suplex, but Lio lands on his feet. Myron plants him with a standing fireman’s carry before nailing Rush with a standing kick to the mush for a near fall. Reed sizes him up for his cutter finish, but Lio wisely rolls himself to the apron for recuperation. An extremely cagey move. Rush begs Reed to come over and he hangs the champ over the top rope, allowing himself to launch himself on Myron onto the unprotected floor. Rush gets him back in and hits a spinning facebuster for a very close fall! The high-flying continues to come into play for both men, but it’s Myron who changes the tune with a stunner jawbreaker to do just that to Lio. The two trade shots. It’s a variety of attacks by the two, but it’s Reed who gets the better of the battle with an enziguri. Lio goes to the outside and that may have been a fatal mistake as Reed hits an inside-out cutter onto the outside! Reed rolls Rush right back into the ring and leaps off to hit his No Cap Splash, but Lio moves at the last moment and hits a bottom rope springboard stunner to dizzy and Reed. Lio leaps up top and hits his “Final Hour” frog splash for the victory and a new Middleweight Champion!

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5

Match #3: MAIN EVENT – Alexander Hammerstone def. Mads Krugger – National Openweight Championship Match

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The bell doesn’t even ring and Hammer comes charging at Krugger on the outside. He belts Mads with the gold and sends The Black Hand in the ring. Krugger catches him on the top rope and tosses him off. Krugger goes for a chokeslam, but Hammer blocks it. A big boot by Krugger sends Hammer toppling to the outside. The two fight it out ringside and it’s Krugger who flapjacks Hammer onto the hard apron. Krugger takes the action back on the canvas and the two big man toss big hands at one another. The larger Krugger knocks Hammerstone down. He puts him in the opposite corner, but Hammer vaults the massive Krugger with an overhead belly to belly! He then soon hits a flying clothesline to daze the monster. Another big clothesline in the corner who then follows that up with a bicycle kick and a pump handle suplex! Even after all that, Krugger gets a shoulder up at one! Hammer hits another bicycle kick and then goes for his Nightmare Pendulum, but Krugger stops it. The fight goes to the corner. He soon dumps Hammer over the top rope and the fight goes to the outside. The feed briefly gets cut as we get word production has fleed to the back. We can hear the ref continue to count as the two beast beat on one another on top of the stage. The match gets thrown out and we’re out of time!

My Opinion: 1.4 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3.4/5

Well, this was a one match show. Lio and Myron matched-up very nicely and really kept the pace up from bell to bell. Their match was very energetic and exciting, unlike every Reese Witherspoon movie ever made. This was right out of the Cruiserweight Classic…so terrible. I kid! No I don’t. I sure loved how the match was without any real wrestling at all. Who needs transitions? Make no mistake…the prize fight was excellent and Lio should have won…I just wish it had more wrestling in it. Oh, the rest of the matches sucked. Overall, I liked this show…except for the other matches…which sucked.

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