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MLW Fusion results and video: Middleweight title on the line


Big Takeaways --

  • Myron Reed is your new MLW Middleweight Champion after defeating Teddy Hart with a little help from his Injustice friends Jordan Oliver and Kotto Brazil -- and also a fireball from CONTRA Unit's Josef Samael. 
  • Low Ki choked out Timothy Thatcher in a hard-hitting, excellent technical matchup.
  • CONTRA Unit vs. The Hart Foundation seems to be the new direction, with some clear intentions being put down tonight.

The full episode is available to watch below:

Full Recap --

AJ Kirsch and Rich Bocchini welcomed us to Orlando, Florida for the first MLW Fusion after last week's Saturday Night SuperFight pay-per-view. They hyped up this week's main event title match between MLW Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart and Myron Reed.

- Josef Samael celebrated Jacob Fatu's successful World Heavyweight Championship defense against LA Park at SuperFight as the rest of CONTRA marched around the ring. He said CONTRA want to tighten their grip on MLW, said gold is power, and that they want all the gold.

He called out the Von Erichs for their Tag Team titles, but also said he had an offer they couldn't refuse. Same with The Hart Foundation, Teddy Hart, and the Middleweight title. Samael said he would personally rip Hart's sparkly pajamas off his body and shove them up his ass.

Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr., and Brian Pillman Jr. came out and answered his challenge and sent CONTRA Unit packing. Officials and referees then came ringside and separated the two factions.

- Mance Warner had a recorded message for Jimmy Havoc. He challenged him to a falls count anywhere match in Orlando, then called him a piece of sh*t.

Low Ki defeated Timothy Thatcher (16:31)

An excellent but grueling hard-hitting match here to kick things off. Thatcher dominated -- but it was Low Ki who found a way to choke out his larger opponent and pick up a very hard-fought win.

They went nose-to-nose before the bell -- revealing Thatcher's height advantage over Ki. They then had a feeling out process early on where they both gave clean breaks, but Low Ki took advantage of the slower tempo by snapping on a cross armbreaker in the ropes at lightning quick speed.

Thatcher's strength advantage eventually came into effect as he forced Ki to the mat on a test of strength, but another rope break stopped any submission attempt Thatcher had in mind.

Back from the break, Thatcher had Ki locked in a half crab and transitioned into a bow-and-arrow stretch. A CONTRA video interrupted, with Samael warning us that next week he will have an offer for someone that they will not be able to refuse.

Thatcher and Ki exchanged chops and European uppercuts, then Thatcher slammed Ki and dropped an elbow. The former champion got sent to the floor with another uppercut, but Ki fired back once he was back in the ring.

Ki ducked another strike, hit the ropes, and then went for a springboard, but he turned and was met with yet another uppercut to the jaw. Ki wisely rolled to the outside to avoid the pinfall. He stumbled and staggered and just got back in at the 19 count.

Ki fired up and fought back again. Thatcher went for a slingshot into the corner, but Ki landed on the middle ropes, immediately leapt off, and planted his double foot stomp Ki Crusher out of nowhere. Ki then landed some stiff kicks to the chest, but Thatcher roared up and hit a belly-to-belly suplex. A double underhook suplex followed as Ki kicked out once again at the 15-minute mark.

Ki rallied and locked in a dragon sleeper but couldn't hold it for long. Thatcher powered up to his feet with Ki on his shoulders, but Ki transitioned into a choke. Thatcher fell to the mat -- and the referee called for the bell.

- The Von Erichs had a recorded response for CONTRA Unit. They said they were ready to take on all comers. "Filthy" Tom Lawlor was with them and was asked about the rumors regarding his future. He had no comment and acted “uncharacteristically” according to Bocchini and Kirsch on commentary.

- Bocchini and Kirsch then hyped up the signing of King Mo and footage from his press conference later tonight.

- Myron Reed, Jordan Oliver and Kotto Brazil then had a recorded video for us saying they were not sorry for anything, and tonight there will be a trade: Gold for Justice.

- King Mo's press conference was next. He said he is here to wreck shop and will fight in the moneyweight division. Mo mentioned LA Park and Jacob Fatu by name as potential opponents, and he's open to tag team wrestling too.

Myron Reed defeated Teddy Hart to win the MLW Middleweight Championship (10:37)

This was a Teddy Hart and Myron Reed highlight reel as both pulled out all of their high-flying and jaw-dropping moves. As Hart was eyeing up the victory, his earlier scrap with CONTRA came back to haunt him as Samael's fireball stopped him in his tracks and handed the victory and the title to Reed.

As he entered, Hart was announced as a participant in the upcoming Opera Cup tournament. He also told the camera he is coming after Jacob Fatu and the MLW World Heavyweight title.

Injustice got involved almost immediately, but Hart knocked them off the apron. The distraction was enough for Reed to take over and hit a big slingshot leg drop from the apron back inside.

Hart had gone after Brazil and Oliver on the outside again, so Reed launched himself from the ring twice -- first with a suicide dive through the ropes, then with a huge no-touch plancha that turned into a splash as Hart was still getting to his feet after the first dive.

Inside, Reed Matrix avoided a right hand and sprung up with a kick to the head, a springboard Ace Crusher, and a big sit-down curtain call neckbreaker. Out of nowhere, Hart hit a Canadian Destroyer but didn't follow up with a pin.

After jaw-jacking with Injustice, Hart hit Reed with a backstabber and a middle rope springboard corkscrew senton. He went up to the top this time and hit a massive moonsault, but Reed kicked out at the last minute. Hart followed up with his powerbomb backstabber, but Reed kicked out again.

Hart then hit two DDTs and looked like he had the match won. His first was his hammerlock DDT. For his second, he came off the top rope and caught the challenger and planted him in the center of the ring. As the ref was counting the pin, Oliver and Brazil got on the apron, but once again Hart knocked them off. When Reed then came charging, Hart sidestepped and tossed him out onto his friends too.

With assistance from the referee, Hart climbed the ropes again and hit a huge moonsault onto the three of them on the floor. He suplexed Oliver on top of Brazil to add insult to injury.

Back inside and up the top rope, Hart hit a Canadian Destroyer -- but Brazil pulled the referee out before he could count to three. As the referee was trying to throw Brazil out of the arena, Oliver got into the ring and distracted Hart. From out of nowhere, Josef Samael came into the picture and threw a fireball into Hart's face.

Reed then saw his opportunity and grabbed it with both hands. He leapt to the top rope and launched himself halfway across the ring and landed a picture-perfect 450 splash to pick up the shock win -- and the MLW Middleweight title.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Brian Pillman Jr. came running to Hart's aid and kicked Injustice out of the ring as Fusion went off the air.