MLW FUSION became MLW FRIGHT NIGHT this week and this show was certainly not for the faint of heart. In our main event, Jimmy Havoc seemed to win on the spin of the wheel, but it was Sami Callihan who ended up with his arm raised in victory.
Meanwhile, Mexico’s sinister skeleton LA Park, presented by Salina de la Renta and Promociones Dorado, faced off with the French Canadian Frankenstein PCO. In one of the more physical confrontations you’ll see in professional wrestling, LA Park picked up the victory. In our opening match, Joey Ryan picked up a win over Richard Holliday.
In case you missed coverage of it here on MLW.com or the MLW Twitter feed, the show opened tonight with video of the vicious attack perpetrated by Sami Callihan on “Filthy” Tom Lawlor at a media event in Chicago to promote MLW’s upcoming Fightland show there.
Spin The Wheel, Make the Deal
Sami Callihan defeated Jimmy Havoc
Earlier in the evening – prior to the main event – Jimmy Havoc won the coin toss to determine who would spin the wheel and make the deal. Havoc and our own Kaci Lennox were outside the Melrose Ballroom in New York City to make it official. The wheel included match stipulations such as First Blood, Prince of Darkness, Coal Miner’s Glove, Barbed Wire, Body Bag Match, etc. Havoc’s spin, however, stopped on Spinner’s Choice. Havoc called an audible and said he wanted ALL the stipulations in play.
League officials accepted his decision. But the coin toss and seemingly the spin of the wheel were among the last things to go right for Havoc.
Havoc got a few shots in early in the contest, including a inserting a number of staples into the skin of Callihan, as well as a couple pokes in the eye. But Callihan even turned the tables and utilized the staple gun on Havoc – including one staple to Havoc’s nether regions.
But when things got really physical, it was Callihan who did most of the damage. Havoc was able to hit the Acid Rainmaker, but didn’t get all of it and Callihan kicked out at two. From there, it was all Sami. Havoc brought out a bodybag and an urn. But the urn backfired. Callihan knocked the contents of the urn into Havoc’s face, kicked his blinded opponent in the crotch and nailed a piledriver for a near fall.
Then, the bodybag came into play, spelling the end for Havoc. Callihan beat Havoc with a boot, leaving Callihan with enough space to put Havoc in the body bag and zip it up. But Havoc sat up (still in the bodybag). He managed to get his head out of the bag and avoid potential suffocation issues, but took a kick to the face for his trouble. With Havoc defenseless, Callihan delivered a second piledriver (bodybag and all) to pick up the victory.
Did Low Ki Accept Title Match vs. Daga?
After a brief chat with Sammy Guevara backstage, Konnan ran into World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki, Salina de la Renta and Ricky Martinez. Konnan proceeded to tell Low Ki he had someone to challenge him – Daga, who has made quite the name for himself in Mexico.
“It really doesn’t matter who you intend to bring here,” Low Ki said. “Anyone you bring from Mexico will fail. I plan on punishing anyone you bring my way.”
It certainly seemed as though the Champ agreed to face Daga. Stay tuned to MLW FUSION for more.
LA Park defeated PCO
Seconds into the match, LA Park was screaming and talking trash in Spanish, while PCO was giving it right back in French. Despite any potential language barriers, the messages must have gotten through, because this one became very physical, very quickly.
PCO had the early advantage and scored big with a chokeslam and a moonsault.
The near fall that followed incensed PCO, who hit LA Park with a dive through the ropes to the outside. PCO continued the assault, banging Park’s head into the guardrail. But LA Park showed his legendary resiliency.
The Chairman nailed PCO with a nasty headbutt, hammered him with a dropkick to the side of the head and then followed with a dive to the outside of his own, driving PCO into the guard rail. LA Park then showed exactly why he’s called the Chairman, delivering a blow to PCO’s back with a chair from ringside. He followed that up by whipping PCO with a television camera cable, as well as his own belt.
When PCO finally regained some semblance of control, he went for a swanton bomb off the top to the outside. But LA Park moved and PCO slammed into the ring apron on his back. LA Park followed up with a flying cross body block off the top turnbuckle to the floor. The massive impact of that move finally gave LA Park the opening he needed. Back in the ring, PCO was the recipient of a violent spear, leading to a pinfall victory for LA Park.
Joey Ryan defeated Richard Holliday
“Most Marketable” Richard Holliday stepped in with the King of Sleaze Joey Ryan and the youngster held the early advantage, even going for his own version of the Garvin Stomp. Holliday later picked up a pair of near falls with a roll through and a neckbreaker.
Holliday tried to put Ryan away with the Market Crash, but was thwarted. Ryan ended up scoring with a pump handle suplex that seemed to turn the tide. Ryan then went into his trunks for his trademark lollipop to set up Sweet Tooth Music. Holliday had it well-scouted, ducked the lollipop and reversed into a backslide.
When Ryan kicked out of the backslide, he still had the lollipop in his hand. With Holliday momentarily distracted, Ryan slipped it into the mouth of Holliday. That allowed Ryan to tune up for the Sweet Tooth Music superkick to pick up the victory.
Fightland Control Center
After the attack by Callihan on Lawlor earlier this week, Lawlor demanded a match with Callihan. League officials quickly responded. Lawlor and Callihan will face off in a Chicago Street Fight at MLW FIGHTLAND.
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Next week on MLW FUSION, The Innovator of Violence Tommy Dreamer takes on the bounty hunter Brody King, while the Hart Foundation is in six-man tag team action vs. Rich Swann, ACH and Marko Stunt.
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