Fusion Recap – Oct. 5, 2018


The Chairman vs. Cero Miedo! Pentagon Jr. vs. LA Park!

Does anything more need to be said? Well, in this case, yes. Not only did these two incredible luchadores square off in this week’s main event, but they did so in a Mexican Massacre Match. LA Park was victorious in a hellacious, vicious match. But while Promociones Dorado may have won this battle, the war with Konnan and the Lucha Bros. is far from over.

Mexican Massacre Match
LA Park defeated Pentagon Jr.
This one wasn’t for the faint of heart. Less than five seconds into the match, Pentagon Jr. threw a metal trash can at LA Park. Seconds after that, LA Park crushed the same trash can over Penta’s head. After celebrating with the legendary LA Park strut, the Chairman and Salina de la Renta once again showed there is no depth too low for them to sink in an effort to win.

One week ago de la Renta ripped the mask off Pentagon’s brother Rey Fenix, leading to him losing as he challenged the World Champion Low Ki. This week, it was LA Park, who tried to rip off Pentagon Jr.’s mask, what some would call a cardinal sin in the world of lucha libre. While Park ripped the top of the mask, most of it stayed intact and Penta’s identity was safe.


But that action seemed to give LA Park an incredible amount of confidence and momentum as he continued to batter Pentagon Jr.

But Penta didn’t go quietly into that good night. A tope over the top rope put LA Park through a table. Pentagon nailed his opponent with a chair. At that point, turnabout was fair play, as Penta tore at the mask of LA Park. The two beat the hell out of each other for what seemed to be an eternity.

Finally, Pentagon pulled out all the stops, attempting to use a fireball. But it seemed to hit the official more than LA Park. When the official’s count was slow as he was trying to clear his vision, Penta lost it, hitting the official with a trash can. There were no disqualifications in the match, so it continued.


But with the official writhing in pain from being hit by the trash can, LA Park saw an opening and kicked Pentagon Jr. in the crotch. The low blow was enough, after nearly 20 minute of torture. LA Park was finally able to keep Pentagon down for what was an incredibly quick three-count.


LA Park, Salina Issue Challenge
Following the brutal Mexican Massacre Match and his somewhat controversial victory, LA Park and de la Renta decided they wanted more of Pentagon … and his brother. Park and de la Renta issued a challenge for the World Tag Team Championships, currently held by Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix – the Lucha Bros.

As MLW: FUSION went off the air, it seemed as though Pentagon accepted the challenge. There is more on this continuing story on MLW.com and the MLW social media channels.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. ACH
Since their initial appearance in Major League Wrestling, the Hart Foundation has seemingly had issues with ACH and Rich Swann. Teddy Hart, in particular, has constantly felt as though ACH and Swann were talking behind his back or making fun of him. That little slight – even if it was only perceived – was enough to spark a rivalry between these two groups.

On this week’s episode, Hart Foundation member Davey Boy Smith, Jr. squared off with ACH in singles action and put a W on the Calgary, Alberta, Canada side of the ledger. ACH survived an early onslaught from Smith and scored a pair of near falls with a rollup and a bridging German suplex.


But the power of Smith was too much to overcome. When ACH missed a frog splash, it opened the door for Davey Boy, Jr. to hoist his opponent onto his shoulder. As usual, that was followed up with a Calgary Stampede running powerslam, as Smith and the Hart Foundation took the victory.


Spin The Wheel, Make the Deal Coming
MLW: FUSION will air a special Halloween episode on October 26. Fittingly, it will be headlined by one of the scariest matches possible. The vicious Sami Callihan and the devious Jimmy Havoc have been after one another since War Games. On our Halloween special, 13 different specialty matches – all dangerous and potentially gruesome in nature – will be on a wheel. One man will spin that wheel and wherever the wheel stops, that’s the match those two men will have.

Will Spin the Wheel, Make the Deal end the beef between Callihan and Havoc? We’ll find out later this month.

Gotch Gets Gangrel
The stakes have been raised in the Simon Gotch Prize Fight Challenge as of late. In the latest installment on this week’s show, Gotch personally put up $2,000 to anyone who could last five minutes with him in the ring. Wrestlers are starting to come out of the woodwork – or in this case, Parts Unknown – for a shot at that prize.

This time, a huge surprise as Gangrel emerged from the back to challenge Gotch. Complete with his crucible of blood, the vampire Gangrel hit the ring looking to cash in, even trying to bite a chunk out of Gotch’s arm. To the Team Filthy member’s credit, the scary persona of Gangrel didn’t seem to faze Gotch. Perhaps it should have.


While Gotch slapped on a sleeper hold, Gangrel once again dug his fangs into the arm of Gotch. This time, he refused to stop biting and the official had no recourse but to call for a disqualification. Gotch may have kept his money, but he scampered to the back holding his injured arm.

“Filthy” Future
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor sent a homemade video to League officials for use on this week’s episode of MLW: FUSION. He wanted the message to get to Shane Strickland. Lawlor is taking his matchup with Strickland extremely seriously. Despite being No. in the MLW Heavyweight Top 10 for most of the summer, Lawlor has yet to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship, a title Strickland has held.

Lawlor and Strickland will soon battle on MLW: FUSION in a match that could possibly determine who the future, who the franchise player in MLW could be moving forward.

Promociones Dorado’s Pit Bull Bites
In our opening bout, de la Renta presented her personal sicario Ricky Martinez in a matchup against Jake St. Patrick. This middleweight bout was short-lived. In just over two minutes, Martinez absolutely dominated St. Patrick, ending things with a leaping code breaker off the top rope.


MJF & Aria Travel to Puerto Rico
The impresaria of Promociones Dorado de la Renta posted a video to her Instagram account recently, showing a visit to her estate in Puerto Rico from World Middleweight Champion Maxwell J. Friedman and Aria Blake.

As MJF was explaining their “Bad Boy problem” to de la Renta, World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki arrived and informed MJF that he may be able to “provide a solution to your Janela problem.”

Fightland Control Center
Major League Wrestling will be in Chicagoland for MLW FIGHTLAND on November 8 at the Cicero Stadium and the first match to be announced is a huge one. Shane “Swerve” Strickland will get his World Championship rematch with Low Ki.

Also announced, the leader of Los Igobernables Rush making his MLW debut in Chicago. Also on the card will be the Lucha Bros. – Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, the Hart Foundation, LA Park, MJF, Sami Callihan and PCO are all among the top MLW stars already confirmed to be appearing at MLW FIGHTLAND.

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Don’t Miss The Action!
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