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Title change on MLW Fusion season finale


A title change took place on MLW Fusion's season finale.

In the main event of this Wednesday's Fusion episode, Myron Reed defeated Lio Rush to win the MLW Middleweight Championship. This is the second time that Reed has held the MLW Middleweight title. Rush had defeated Reed to win the championship at MLW Kings of Colosseum this January.

Reed pinned Rush to win the Middleweight title after hitting his springboard No Cap Splash. Rush had sent Reed into the ring post, gave him a reverse rana on the floor, and hit the Final Hour frog splash prior to that, but Reed kicked out after Rush couldn't make the cover right away.

Reed celebrated with Jordan Oliver and Calvin Tankman after his title win. It was hyped on commentary that Reed is the first two-time champion in MLW history.

"5 months I’ve been your @MLW money weight champ. Tonight @TheBadReed was the better man. But that doesn’t change the fact that i will and forever be the #MOTH. See you in the next chapter," Rush tweeted after losing the Middleweight title.

This week's Fusion was the last new episode of the show until MLW's new season begins with a set of television tapings at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 10. It will be the first time MLW has held a show in front of a live crowd since March 2020. MLW will also be holding tapings in North Richland Hills, Texas on Saturday, September 11 and Cicero, Illinois on Saturday, November 6.

Last month, MLW announced a deal with Vice TV.

It was announced on this week's Fusion that MLW will be holding an "open draft" on their website and YouTube channel over the next month. The draft will begin next week. It was said that MLW is talking with "free agents, top international wrestlers, and some phenomenal prospects" that are all in the mix.