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Title change, surprise debut part of MLW Blood & Thunder TV taping


The following includes spoilers for future editions of MLW Fusion: Alpha.

While full results and details from Friday's MLW Blood & Thunder TV taping in Dallas, Texas, have been tough to come by, two headlines have emerged as a new champion was crowned and a former Ring of Honor World Champion made his debut -- both in the same match.

In a three-way for the company's Middleweight title, Myron Reed regained the belt by defeating incumbent champion Tajiri and the debuting Bandido who was a mystery opponent.

It's unknown when the match will air, but action from Friday's tapings will begin after the current short run of MLW Azteca episodes air.

The win gives Reed his third run with the gold and ends the 51-year-old's reign that began last October with a win in a four-way at Fightland. He defended the title just one time, that being in an All-Japan ring. He was scheduled to defend against Jody Fleisch at a February England event.

Bandido will return to ROH for their April Supercard of Honor show to face reigning champion Jonathan Gresham to determine who the true champion is. They were set to clash at December's Final Battle before Bandido got COVID-19 and was stripped of the title.