MLW Fusion showcases its international intrigue this week as it hails from three different locations, but the episode starts off with Konnan who seems to be itching to pull the pin on what’s on Salina de la Renta’s phone. Konnan however gets attacked in the parking lot by Promociones Dorado and Salina regains possession of that explosive bargaining chip.
Jordan Oliver defeated Gringo Loco (Chicago, IL)
Jordan Oliver has a score to settle with Gringo Loco as he seeks retribution for his Injustice buddy Myron Reed after Loco used some brass knucks on Myron’s midsection in their previous showdown a few weeks ago. However, those scales of justice balanced out as it was Injustice who introduced them into the match in the first place, but the young boys in orange choose to spin such headlines in their favor. Oliver states himself that he is “young, dumb and out for blood” against Chicago’s very own Loco.
Oliver quickly starts off on the attack and Myron Reed takes advantage of the opportunity to get a couple licks in.
Gringo finds his footing soon enough as he delivers a standing moonsault and hitting one beauty of a handspring back elbow.
Oliver shows off his athleticism with a suicide dive and tries to slow the pace down with a chinlock. Gringo isn’t about slowing things down as he plants Oliver down with a powerbomb and hits a split-legged moonsault. Jordan Oliver feins injury in the corner and Myron takes advantage by using brass knuckles to the back leg of Loco before smacking him with a chair and giving Jordan the win. Injustice are indeed out for blood and they continue to attack Loco post match.
Low Ki is going to be the fourth man in the War Chamber match fighting alongside Tom Lawlor and the Von Erichs, but Ki knows that the question remains as to if his teammates can trust him? “Whatever the outcome may be gentlemen, I’m your best option.”
Brian Pillman Jr. defeated Richard Holliday (Queens, NY)
Richard Holliday comes out for his match against his rival Brian Pillman, but “Most Marketable” thinks there’s a lot of fallacies floating around. “I would say that the number one conspiracy is that the Hart Foundation are the guys that really run the show here in MLW.”
Pillman starts off with slugging Richard, but Holliday shows off his blue-blooded toughness by giving it right back. Pillman appears to be in control for a time, but Holliday avoids a mule-kick on the outside to trip Brian up and change momentum.
Holliday gets a little big for his britches as he goes for a lazy cover on Pillman, but that doesn’t mean he eased up on some predatory attacks. Holliday shows off some viciousness,with his offense, and that seems to light a fire under Flyn’ Jr. who shifts favor with one powerful powerslam.
Holliday’s frustration gets the better of him as he goes onto the outside to grab a chair. Referee Doug Markham pulls the foreign object away and Pillman pulls a page from the late, great Eddie Guerrero in his next tactic. Pillman tosses Holliday his “2018 Rookie of The Year” trophy and hits the mat to make it seem that Richard rattled him with the golden beauty. As Markham tries to restore order, Pillman kicks a field goal between Holliday’s legs and hits him with a straight-jacket neckbreaker for the 1-2-3. This rivarly between The Hart Foundation and The Dynasty just keeps getting more and more heated as each week passes,
Mance Warner’s stay in jail may not have been beneficial to Jimmy Havoc and Promociones Dorado as it gave Warner plenty of time to think about what he wants to do against Salina’s advisor at MLW War Chamber in a Bunkhouse Brawl match
Speaking of War Chamber, there are questions as to whether Tom Lawlor will be ready to go for his chamber confrontation against CONTRA due to the heartless attack on the former champ’s ribs, but Lawlor’s certain to nip that notion in the bud. “It’s my destiny to make sure that Samael, Kwon, Gotch and Fatu, that they don’t walk out on their own.”
Lawlor isn’t sure that he can totally trust Low Ki, but he’s certain that “The Professional” can get the job done at War Chamber.
Alexander Hammerstone defeated Go Shiozaki (Japan)
Hammerstone has his hands full here in Japan as Shiozaki is a protege of the legendary Kenta Kobashi. Formal ring introductions are made, the bell rings and we are underway.
We get quite the cultural contrast as Japanese wrestling fans are more subdued as we hear camera clicks and crowd clapping in yet another display as to why professional wrestling is such a fascinating sport to cover worldwide.
Hammerstone challenges Shiozaki to knock him off his feet, but Hammerstone’s power is portrayed with one monster of a shoulder block. The leaner Shiozaki shows a bit of power himself as he lifts Hammerstone up for a vertical suplex.
Hammerstone hammers Shiozaki with two German suplexes but still doesn’t get Shiozaki down for three.
The two continue to trade licks and choice dialogue, but Hammerstone finds his window with a forearm and out of nowhere delivers a Nightmare Pendulum, but only for two, which may be a first for Alexander. Hammerstone calls for a burning hammer which was invented by Kenta Kobashi, but Shiozaki rails Alexander down with a rip-cord lariat. It’s only a two count.
Shiozaki goes for another lariat, but Hammerstone fights him off as the two battle on. Hammerstone hits a high-knee before slamming Shiozaki down with one forceful powerbomb, but yet again sees a two count. The Openweight Champ decides to deliver one more Nightmare Pendulum to put Shiozaki down for the final three.
Hammerstone has made MLW’s presence known in the Land of The Rising sun in what happened to be a back and forth battle between two top tier talents!