Fusion Recap – Nov. 2, 2018


This week on MLW FUSION, the Hart Foundation seemingly put to rest their months-long issues with ACH and Rich Swann. Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Brian Pillman Jr. defeated ACH, Swann and their partner Mr. Fun Size Marko Stunt in a 6-man tag match in Friday night’s main event.

In addition to the main event, MLW FUSION saw an impromptu match and debut, as Puma King surprised everyone when Konnan called him to the ring. He surprised Promociones Dorado too, defeating Ricky Martinez. In a classic heavyweight clash, Brody King picked up one of the biggest victories of his career, topping Tommy Dreamer.

The Hart Foundation defeated ACH, Rich Swann and Marko Stunt
Since early this summer, Teddy Hart has felt disrespected by the fun-loving attitude of ACH and Rich Swann. Some combination of Hart Foundation members, whether it be Hart himself or Davey Boy Smith Jr. or Brian Pillman Jr., has been involved in either in-ring matches or backstage altercations with ACH and/or Swann for the entire summer and into the fall.

There was always a disparity in the numbers, with three members of the Hart Foundation. So ACH and Swann enlisted the help of one of the hottest young stars in professional wrestling, Marko Stunt in an attempt to put their feud with the Harts to bed. But it was the Hart Foundation that walked away with their hands raised in victory.

While Mr. Fun Size has been red hot of late, his size disadvantage was an issue. The Hart Foundation was able to isolate Stunt for much of the match. Hart, Smith and Pillman all unloaded on Stunt, but the youngster showed resiliency and continued to kick out of pin attempts.


Finally, Stunt was able to tag in ACH, who gave his squad some brief momentum against Pillman before eventually tagging Swann into the match. Swann hit a huge frog splash on Pillman that could have picked up the win for his team, but Hart made the save. Eventually, the teamwork of the Hart Foundation proved to be too much. With ACH and Stunt incapacitated and unable to make a save, Smith and Hart teamed up for a Blockbuster Bomb and picked up the pinfall victory.


Konnan, Salina Continue War of Words
Konnan opened the show, addressing the MLW crowd. It wasn’t long after he stated Pentagon Jr. and Fenix – the World Tag Team Champion Lucha Bros. – were not there because of a certain “witch” or “bruja” that Salina de la Renta hit the ring, accompanied by her Sicario Ricky Martinez.

De la Renta quickly took credit for the Lucha Bros. not being in attendance, stating their transition from her management to Konnan’s was “not going too smoothly.” Konnan also didn’t back down from Martinez, when he got into the legendary luchadore’s face. Konnan offered Martinez a match, then surprised everyone in attendance when Puma King hit the ring.

Puma King defeated Ricky Martinez
In his surprise MLW debut, Puma King picked up the victory over Promociones Dorado’s Sicario Ricky Martinez in his MLW debut. Puma King bloodied Martinez early. But Martinez got plenty of offense in on his feline foe, as well.

In the end, it was a huge avalanche powerbomb followed by a unique rollup cradle that led to the three-count for Puma King, who was joined by Konnan in the ring for a post-match celebration. In the Konnan-Salina de la Renta war, this battle went to Konnan and Puma King.


Brody King defeated Tommy Dreamer
The Innovator of Violence came from across town. The big, bad bounty hunter came from across the country. With a victory over the legendary Tommy Dreamer, Brody King picked up what may be the biggest victory of his MLW career, but it didn’t come without some controversy.

As expected, it was a hard-hitting, heavy-impact match from the beginning. After trading blows, going at it outside the ring and Dreamer even introducing a cheese grater to the match, it was a low blow by King that opened the door for his victory. Dreamer, going back to his extreme roots, was looking to shred something on King with the cheese grater.

But King nailed him below the belt, unbeknownst to the official. He quickly followed up with a nasty piledriver to score the pinfall over Dreamer.


Lawlor, Callihan Set for Chicago Street Fight
In case you missed coverage of it here on MLW.com, the show opened tonight with a recap of the vicious attack perpetrated by Sami Callihan on “Filthy” Tom Lawlor at a recent media event in Chicago to promote MLW FIGHTLAND, scheduled for Thursday.

After the attack by Callihan, Lawlor demanded a match with Callihan. League officials quickly responded. Lawlor and Callihan will face off in a Chicago Street Fight at MLW FIGHTLAND.

More information on the entire card is available by clicking here (https://mlw.com/november-8th-fusion-tv-taping/).

Next Week
Next week on MLW FUSION, two World Titles will be on the line. Low Ki (with Salina de la Renta) defends the World Heavyweight Championship vs. Daga. The king of Mexican Strong Style will be cornered and presented by Konnan. The Promociones Dorado/Salina de la Renta vs. Konnan war continues to heat up next week on MLW FUSION.

In addition to the World Heavyweight Championship, the World Middleweight Championship will be defended as well. Maxwell J. Friedman’s Middleweight title will be up for grabs in a three-way elimination matchup. The challengers will be former Team TBD mates Jimmy Yuta and Jason Cade.

You don’t see two World Championship matches on free television very often! But you do on MLW FUSION! Tune in next week and don’t miss a minute of the action!

Don’t Miss The Action!
Tune in at 8 p.m. ET every Friday. Set a reminder in your phone. Set your DVR. But whatever you do … don’t miss any action-packed episode of Major League Wrestling: FUSION.

As part of beIN SPORTS #FridayNightFury lineup, MLW airs to a nationwide audience every Friday at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. Check out www.MLW.com/fusion for more information! beIN SPORTS has a full listing of dish / cable carriers offering beIN SPORTS here. MLW fans can also stream beIN SPORTS using the beIN Connect app for wireless devices.

Of course, if you miss the show on beIN SPORTS, every episode of MLW: FUSION is uploaded to our YouTube channel (youtube.com/majorleaguewrestling) at 6:05 p.m. ET every Saturday night. MLW FUSION is also available on Tuesday’s via FITE TV.


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