FUSION RECAP: The Hart Foundation & Dynasty Rivalry Take To The Rungs


The day has arrived in which The Dynasty and The Hart Foundation continue their ever-vicious and vindictive rivalry, but this time around it was to be settled high above the canvas in a ladder match with World Tag Team gold at stake. And speaking of scores to be settled, Mance Warner had one fine plan set to stifle Salina de la Renta and make good on his promise of eliminating Promociones Dorado one-by-one.

Austin Ace defeated Air Wolf

Atlantic City’s Ace demanded this rematch and wanted to exact some revenge on Air Wolf after suffering a loss at the hands of the 19-year-old luchadore. The two get down and low on the mat trying to outwit one another with several holds that led to Austin having to reevaluate strategy.

A frustrated Austin gripped the mask of Air Wolf and aggressively sent the youngster to the outside. Ace took the moment to literally relax in ring as Air Wolf answered the ten-count at five, but Austin immediately dropkicked Air Wolf crisp in the dome. The two battled for suplex supremacy and Air Wolf won it with sudden strength to stun Austin and gain advantage. However, Austin certainly had his ace up his sleeve and tossed a playing card at the referee. Austin utilized the distraction to release his retractable cane into a leaping Air Wolf’s sternum and hit The Fold for the tainted victory to tie their series up.

One By One Goes The Golden Ticket

Salina de la Renta’s plans to out some dirt on Konnan hit quite the speed bump as Mance Warner backed up what he said last week by taking out Salina’s crew one by one. It started with Jimmy Havoc, who Warner was kind enough to answer the phone for him, stating that he has LA Park’s Golden Ticket. A fuming Impresaria sends Ricky Martinez to find Warner and retrieve the ticket, but ol’ Mancer has an answer for him as well. Salina sees the beat-down go down via video on her phone and Martinez is left laying. Warner still was not done however and found both members of Los Parks. A caged-out of the arena LA Park witnessed his Hijo be attacked by an all-business Warner toting a chain-wrapped fist and vengeance in his eyes. We received reports that de la Renta did escape, but did so without the Golden Ticket.

Low Ki defeated Ariel Dominguez

The crowd in Chicago is all for Low Ki as he’s been on quite the healthy streak by knocking out his last three opponents. The next target on The Professional’s radar was Ariel Dominguez and Low Ki sure hit a bullseye. A quick, well-placed knee ended any hopes for Dominguez in what had to be record timing for MLW competition. The KO count is up to four for Low Ki and at this juncture, the savvy ring vet could very well be unstoppable.

The Dynasty defeated The Hart Foundation to become the new World Tag Team Champions

“The Freebird Rules” were in full-effect as Pillman & Hart took it to The Dynasty right off the bat. Hart suplexed Holliday onto a prone steel chair as Pillman went after MJF. With a few exceptions, The Foundation had control of good deal the chaos and Teddy Hart put the exclamation point on that idea with a perfectly placed Asai moonsault onto the two rich boys.

MJF’s fear of heights became ever-present as he could barely make it to the second run without the Burberry bleeding off his scarf, and sent a high-heeled Aria Blake to do the legwork. MJF called an audible, wanting Blake to leap off the ladder onto Pillman, but Pillman pulled free and Blake brought down her boyfriend.

MJF continued to be in peril before Holliday came in to make the major save and having the momentum swing back in Dynasty’s favor. MJF literally slaps Mr. Marketable into scaling the ladder, but Hart lays a burning hammer onto Holliday. MJF has no choice but to climb on his own but Pillman gave him a Death Valley Driver.

Teddy Hart continued to show off his artistic innovation with one stellar head-scissor turned-to Canadian Destroyer and then later crashed MJF through a big wooden board that was brought into play.

Alex Hammerstone saw the dire straits ahead and the National Openweight Champ decided to insert himself into the action, which in turn led to Davey Boy making his way to powerslam Hammer through a table on the outside.

The Dynasty had a fourth factor play a crucial role. As Holliday and Pillman duked it out at the top of the ladder, Aria Blake climbed on the back of Pillman in hopes to pull him away from attaining the gold. Pillman unfortunately was not aware that it was Blake on his back and elbowed her off. This allowed Holliday to grab a chair and belt Brian on the head and down to the canvas, allowing him enough time to pull down the the World Tag Team Championships!

Carnage lay all around both backstage and in-the-ring but the key factor coming out of this episode of Fusion is that all three members of The Dynasty now have championship gold around their waist.

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