**The big takeaways**
- King Mo declared himself the new MLW King of Knockouts as he defeated Low Ki with a little help from some new Team Filthy teammates.
- Alexander Hammerstone retained his National Openweight title in a hard-fought match against T-Hawk.
- Dominic Garrini choked out Dr Drax in quick fashion.
- The planned Jordan Oliver vs. Brian Pillman Jr. match was cancelled when Pillman didn't show up due to a reason we learned about later in the show.
We saw a recap from the ending of last week's eight man tag that saw King Mo attack Killer Kross with a bat, injuring Kross in the process and aligning himself with Team Filthy. We were told that Mo had been suspended by MLW, but his cornerman Dan Lambert told Alicia Atout that they have appealed the suspension so he will be able to compete against Low Ki tonight.
Atout had interview time scheduled with Brian Pillman Jr. but told us he had not arrived at the building yet.
Dominic Garrini (w/ Kit 'Rip Von Erich' Osbourne) defeated Dr Dax in a $1000 Prize Fight Challenge (1:05)
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor and Team Filthy (joined by Mo and Lambert) cut a promo on Killer Kross backstage. Garrini announced his Prize Fight Challenge and Mo said he was the only King around here.
Dax overpowered Garrini early but missed a corner splash, which led to Garrini taking the big man down and locking in a chokehold for the quick win.
MJF was backstage with Gino Medina and Alexander Hammerstone and had a message for Mance Warner. He called him trailer park trash and said it wasn't his fault “he was born to be an outlaw sh*tty little indie prick who should have never stepped foot in a major league company." He got worked up and left saying he will f*ck him up next week.
Atout gave us another update regarding Pillman and said his match with Jordan Oliver was off as no one could track him down.
MLW National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone defeated T-Hawk to retain (12:17)
Hammerstone used his power early on with a hard shoulder block, but Hawk fought back. Even though he was outweighed by Hammerstone, he showed his own power with a suplex of his own. T-Hawk hit a pair of hard chops and also caught the champion with a sit out powerbomb for a close two count. This early exchange looked to have Hammerstone a little off his game, so he went for a test of strength but booted Hawk in the gut to take back the advantage.
Hammerstone caught Hawk coming off a baseball slide and hit a big pump kick from the floor while Hawk was draped over the apron. He then ragdolled him into the guard rail and threw him back inside but Hawk soon fought back with another chop. The comeback was short lived as Hammerstnoe knocked him down with another power move. The champion then stood and took another chop that left its mark, but got sent tumbling to the floor when Hawk caught him with another hard chop while he was perched on the top rope.
Back inside, they exchanged running and jumping knees. Hammerstone rallied with a dropkick, but Hawk no sold and roared to his feet, catching Hammerstone with a running knee to the back of the head. Hawk went for another suplex, but Hammerstone slid out the back and hit a pump kick, German suplex, power bomb, and then rolled into a Boston crab.
They exchanged forearms and T-Hawk fired up more and more with every shot. Hammerstone eventually hit a T-Bone suplex, but Hawk was back to his feet and dumped Hammerstone face first for a close two count. The champion then hit Hawk with a dropkick while he was on the top rope followed by a superplex off the top, finishing him off with the Nightmare Pendulum to retain the title.
Mance Warner then had some strong words for MJF and the Dynasty. He said all they did was make him crazier and that he wasn't a loser and he isn't leaving town next week. He said MJF is about to answer for everything he has done.
Alicia is backstage with yet another Pillman update but she was interrupted by Injustice. Jordan Oliver showed her some footage from his phone, apparently of Pillman being beaten up and the reason he was not at the building.
King Mo (wDan Lambert) defeated Low Ki (w/Ross Von Erich) (9:43)
This was dubbed a "King Of Knockouts" match but with traditional wrestling rules and finishes. The background was that Low Ki had knocked out 60% of his MLW opponents in the last year and Mo had knocked out 62% of his MMA opponents. The referee gave the intense face-to-face instructions over the mic before instructing both back to their corners.
They grappled early, but Mo overpowered Ki and dumped him over the top rope onto the apron. Ki landed hard on the apron and sold it in what would be the story throughout the match. Upon his return to the ring, Mo went after the legs again with knees before dumping him on the floor once more and flipping him off for good measure. Mo hit some stiff knees in the corner that floored Ki again and started laughing as Ki stumbled and fell into the ropes moments later.
Ki powered up from a leglock/chinlock combo, but Mo just used his weight to put him back on the mat. Ki briefly fought back again, but Mo took him out with a vicious looking chop block. The referee started the 20 count and it took Ki every second to pull himself back up into the ring.
Mo mocked Ki with jumping jacks as Ki stumbled and struggled to pull himself to his feet. Out of nowhere, Ki hit a leg kick followed by a great rolling koppu kick right on the top of the head that stumbled Mo for a moment. Mo went for a takedown, but Ki dodged it and locked in the same standing chokehold that nearly put away Davey Boy Smith Jr in the Opera Cup.
Dominic Garrini and Erick Stevens made their way to ringside and got in Ross Von Erich's face which distracted everyone including the referee. Ross' brother Marshall ran down to even the odds for his brother, but inside the ring and behind the ref's back, Tom Lawlor ran through the crowd and hit Ki with Mo's umbrella, knocking him out.
Mo's cornerman Lambert then threw in Ki's towel that Ross had dropped during the pull apart and as the referee got back into the ring, he saw the towel and called for the bell to awarded the match to Mo.
Atout met Team Filthy on the stage. Lambert called Philadelphia morons and instructed them to cheer for their new King of Knockouts. Mo wanted them to bend the knee. Lawlor started a “King Mo” chant as we jumped the footage from Jordan Oliver's phone from earlier on. It showed Oliver and Myron Reed (while Brazil filmed it) jumping Pillman in the parking lot and then finishing with Reed giving him a curb stomp through a concrete block that broke on impact.
- Loser leaves MLW empty arena match: MJF vs. Mance Warner