The Big Takeaways --
- Los Parks (LA Park and El Hijo de LA Park) defeated the Wagners (Dr. Wagner Jr. and El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.) in the Wagners' MLW debut.
- Alexander Hammerstone retained his MLW National Openweight title by disqualification when Davey Boy Smith Jr. went on the rampage with a flag pole against all of The Dynasty.
- Salina de la Renta and Mance Warner continued on their collision course with Bestia 666 being brought in to stop the Southern Psycho.
Full Review --
We opened with a video recap from last week where Mance Warner went after Promociones Dorado. Salina de la Renta told Warner she has summoned the devil, Bestia 666, to stop him.
Rich Bocchini and Jim Cornette welcomed us to MLW Fusion and recapped last week's tag team title change where the Dynasty defeated the Hart Foundation in a ladder match to capture the gold. That transitioned to this week where Alexander Hammerstone defends his National Openweight gold against one member of that team, Davey Boy Smith Jr.
MLW National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone (w/ MJF, Richard Holliday and Aria Blake) defeated Davey Boy Smith Jr. by disqualification to retain 09:23)
Blake and Holliday badmouthed Smith via an inset pre-recorded interview with Smith's sister, Georgia Hart. Hammerstone said he was going to show everyone what a real man looks like. Georgia wasn't impressed and told him he was “such a dick” as he left.
The Dynasty got on the mic before the bell. Holliday called the fans consumers, MJF called the Hart Foundation poor, and Hammerstone said the time for jokes was over and he was going to break Smith in half. They were equal in the early stages, but Smith outsmarted Hammerstone and sent him to the outside. Dynasty distracted Smith on the outside and the champion dropped Smith ribs first on the guard rail.
Back inside, Hammerstone came off the top rope with a double footed dropkick for a two count. Hammer kept on top with a chinlock, dropkick, and a running powerslam. Smith powered out of a pinfall attempt and fired up. They exchanged forearms until Smith got the better of the champ and hit a powerbomb complete with a jacknife float-over but only got a two count. He has amazing agility for a guy his size.
Smith went up top, but Hammerstone pushed the ref into the ropes, forearmed Smith, then went up and hit a huge superplex off the top. He went for the Nightmare Pendulum but Smith reversed it into a crossface. MJF pushed the ropes and assisted Hammer in breaking the hold, and to add insult to injury Holliday choked Smith on the same rope moments later behind the official's back.
They exchanged German suplexes one after each other with Smith getting the better of the exchange. He came close to winning the title with a belly to back suplex. Smith then hit a diving headbutt off the top rope, but before he could make the cover, MJF got on the apron and spat on the Canadian flag Smith had brought out and shoved it up his nose.
Smith saw red and slingshotted MJF into the ring and clobbered him, Holliday and then Hammerstone with the flag pole. The referee called for the bell after the weapon shot and declared Hammerstone the winner, but it was Smith who looked victorious waving his flag to the adulation of the crowd.
-- The Von Erich brothers had a promo video for Contra Unit. They said they were coming for them and were fighting for MLW.
-- Konnan was backstage with Salina de la Renta's phone. He blackmailed her saying she better watch how she treats him or he can post anything he likes.
-- A propaganda video from Contra Unit aired. Simon Gotch said the MLW title has been hijacked and they have some demands. They want contracts and they want the Von Erich brothers. They accepted the Von Erichs' challenge and the match is set for next week.
-- Warner was then outside with a promo for de la Renta and Promociones Dorado. He had his whiteboard with him with one of his lists. He only had one thing on his list this week: “Kill”. He said Salina went and found a devil to take down the psycho, but the devil “aint got no sh*t on ol' Mancer”.
Los Parks (LA Park and El Hijo de LA Park) w/Salina de la Renta defeated The Wagners (Dr. Wagner Jr and El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.) (16:27)
This was a crazy and wild lucha libre rules tag match which meant tornado rules (everyone in at the same time).
LA and Wagner started off as we were told this is the Mexican equivalent of Rock vs. Austin. The Wagners hit stereo suicide dives on the Parks on the outside and later double-teamed Hijo with a flapjack superkick and LA with chops and a cannonball in the corner.
LA fought back and caught Hijo Wagner on the top rope, and tagged in Hijo LA who hit a top rope Spanish fly at the same time that LA caught Wagner coming in with a powerslam in a great spot.
The Parks then took control as Hijo LA hit his own dad with a Code Red but flipped him directly ontop of Hijo Wagner. The Parks then torpedoed the Wagners with head first suicide dives to the outside.
Back inside, LA and Wagner came face to face for a chop battle. LA ripped Wagner's mask off as we were told that he lost his mask in Mexico in 2017, but still competes with it in North America. Wagner hit LA with a top rope cutter and then a big pendulum DDT at the end of their exchange.
The sons came in and had a chop battle of their own. Hijo Wagner hit a tucked rolling suplex for a two count but Hijo LA hit jumping knees to the face out of the corner, also for a two count. They later had a double-down to which the dads jumped in and covered both for two counts.
Wagner then took out LA with a cannonball dive outside into the announcer's position as Hijo LA took out Hijo Wagner inside with a cross body off the top rope. Hijo LA then came close with a code red but Hijo Wagner kicked out at two.
Hijo Wagner hit a superplex off the top but LA entered and kicked him out. Wagner then hit tilt-a-whirl backbreakers on both Parks and then hit LA with another suicide dive to the outside. The dives continued as Hijo LA launched himself through the ropes and ontop of Wagner, closely followed by Hijo Wagner who missed and hit his dad by mistake.
Inside the ring, LA hit a spear on Hijo Wagner to pick up the win.
Next Week --
- We will hear from “Filthy” Tom Lawlor for the first time since losing the MLW World Heavyweight title two weeks ago
- Simon Gotch and Josef Samael of Contra Unit battle Marshall and Ross Von Erich
- Mance Warner takes on Bestia 666