Just weeks after tearing up their Promociones Dorado contracts, the Lucha Bros. – Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix – successfully defendd their World Tag Team Championships on this week’s episode of MLW: FUSION. In addition, Team Filthy picked up a singles victory, while we saw the debut of a major star and the return of an MLW Original to singles action.
The Lucha Bros. defeated Drago & Rey Horus
Four of the best luchadores in the world squared off for the World Tag Team Championship, as the Lucha Bros. – Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr. – successfully defended their titles once again, topping Drago and Rey Horus
While there was a close call or two for the Lucha Bros., their signature double-stomp package piledriver maneuver made the difference. Late in the match, Pentagon Jr. had Drago set up for the package piledriver and Fenix nailed the stomp. But Drago was able to kick out. Undeterred, Fenix and Pentagon quickly found themselves able to secure Horus in the same maneuver, this time picking up the pinfall victory.
As mentioned, there were some tense moments for the champions. Horus hit a Standing C4 on Pentagon and might have had enough on it for the three-count. But Fenix quickly scaled the ropes and hit a precision dropkick right on the side of the head to break up the pinning predicament.
DDT maneuvers played heavily into the strategy for Horus and Drago, as they each scored big, but could not quite put either of the Lucha Bros. away. The edge in this match swung back toward the champions shortly after Pentagon Jr. was able to hit a Penta Driver on Horus.
Homicide vs PCO
The “French Canadian Frankenstein” PCO made his singles debut on MLW: FUSION and picked up a victory over an MLW Original, “The Notorious 187” Homicide. This match was a battle of attrition as both men unloaded everything they had on the other.
What started as a slugfest, evolved into a battle of power, impact and high-risk moves. PCO picked up Homicide by the throat and tossed him head first into the turnbuckles. Homicide returned the favor with an exploder suplex into the corner. Homicide had momentum on his side after hitting a flipping senton bomb off the apron to the floor.
But PCO unleashed a huge flurry of high-risk maneuvers. The three-decades-long veteran put a suicide dive, a moonsault and a frog splash together in a combination. While that wasn’t enough to put Homicide away, it weakened the Notorious 187. Finally, PCO caught his opponent with a massive elbow strike to pick up the pinfall victory.
Kevin Sullivan Update
Our very own Tony Schiavone and Matt Striker recapped last week’s vicious attack of Kevin Sullivan by the Hart Foundation and Sullivan’s now-former protégé Brian Pillman Jr. According to Schiavone, Sullivan suffered a deep laceration and a concussion and he was being treated at an Orlando medical facility.
Why, Brian? Why?
Following the update on Sullivan’s condition, we heard from Brian Pillman Jr. via a video he posted to his Twitter account. Pillman said the attack was about his legacy and about loyalty.
“I have loyalty to the Hart Foundation,” Pillman said. “I can’t do this on my own. I especially can’t do what I need to do – take over MLW – with your archaic thoughts, your archaic methodologies. Your’e the same backstabbing, slimy rodent that stepped into the ring with my father …”
MLW fans will surely be watching to see what Pillman and the Hart Foundation do next. As we just read, their stated goal is to “take over MLW.”
Fred Yehi (with Team Filthy) defeated Richard Holliday by Submission
Christmas certainly didn’t come early for the debuting Richard Holliday. It’s no gift when your first Major League Wrestling matchup is against Team Filthy’s Fred Yehi. Holliday calls himself “Most Marketable” but his stock was down a bit after this matchup.
Yehi, with his thousands of counters and incredible grappling skills, was in control early in the contest. Holliday found some brief offense and was able to get some ground-and-pound strikes in. But Yehi quickly countered. Eventually Yehi caught Holliday with a head scissors and some piston-like back-first strikes forced Holliday to tap out.
War Games Next Week on MLW: FUSION
See one of the most brutal matches in professional wrestling, War Games next Friday night on MLW: FUSION. Don’t miss this wild match pitting Barrington Hughes, Kotto Brazil, Shane Strickland, Tommy Dreamer and John Hennigan vs. Sami Callihan, the Death Machines, Jimmy Havoc and Abyss! Tune in Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on beIN Sports.
Fury Road Tickets
Major League Wrestling will be back in New York City for Fury Road on October 4 at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens! Get your tickets now at MLWTickets.com. Our last event at the Melrose Ballroom sold out, so get those tickets early and don’t miss MLW Fury Road!
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