MLW Fusion Results & 5 Takeaways (1/25/20)

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MLW Fusion this week emanated from Texas.

This weekend, Major League Wrestling presented its first episode of Fusion from the Zero Hour tapings held in Dallas earlier this month. The show featured a barbed wire match between Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc in the main event.

The full show can be viewed in the player below:

MLW Fusion 1/25/20 Quick Results:

  1. Drago & Puma King defeated Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil (Injustice) and Low Rider & Taurus (Triple Threat Tag match)
  2. Low-Ki defeated Chandler Hopkins
  3. Barbed Wire Match
    Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc
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Here are 5 takeaways from MLW Fusion 1/25/20:

Barbed Wire Violence On MLW Fusion

  • Barbed Wire Match
    Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc

Not since 2003 during its initial run has MLW held a barbed-wire match, but Jimmy Havoc and Mance Warner went to battle in such a fight this week. Warner would come away as the victor after an interference attempt from Priscilla Kelly didn’t go as planned.

Kelly gave Havoc a handful of powder to use but Warner caused the powder to hit Havoc in the face instead. Warner then hit a piledriver for the win.

Warner now leads the head-to-head series in MLW between the two at 3-1:

  • Bunkhouse Brawl 9/7/19
    Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc
  • Falls Count Anywhere 11/9/19:
    Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc
  • Prince of Darkness Match 12/5/19
    Jimmy Havoc defeated Mance Warner
  • Barbed Wire Match 1/11/20
    Mance Warner defeated Jimmy Havoc

Warner also won a triple threat against Bestia 666 and Havoc on the SuperFight PPV in November.

Contra Unit Has A Challenge For The Hart Foundation

Last week on Fusion, Davey Boy Smith Jr. won the 2019 Opera Cup. To kick off this week’s episode of Fusion, Contra Unit cut a promo about how what they had started with a fireball (delivered to Teddy Hart) they will finish, referring to the demise of the Hart Foundation. This brought out Davey Boy Smith Jr from the back, however, and Brian Pillman Jr. came from the stands disguised as a fan to run Contra off.

Later in the show, Contra Unit issued a challenge to Smith for a no-holds-barred match with no ring ropes and where the only way the match can end is via knockout or tapout. Smith would later accept the challenge and will face Contra Unit’s Simon Gotch in a match that will air on a later date.

Low-Ki Puts Away Another Opponent

  • Low-Ki defeated Chandler Hopkins

Former MLW World Champion Low-Ki was in single’s competition this week. He was facing local talent Chandler Hopkins who put in a good showing for himself. The commentary team noted Hopkins has been competing in AAA as of late and has impressed Konnan. Low-Ki put the match away by countering a top rope diving attack attempt into a triangle lock. Low-Ki offered Hopkins his respect after the match.

Drago & Puma King Teach Injustice A Lesson

  • Drago & Puma King defeated Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil (Injustice) and Low Rider & Taurus (Triple Threat Tag match)

Drago was able to send a message to the members of Injustice week when he picked up the pin for his team in the opener. The members of Injustice had appeared in a backstage segment with Konnan and said that nobody cares about AAA. Konnan told Myron Reed he’s got to worry about Drago and tonight, the members of Injustice will be in the ring with some top talent from AAA.

In a high-paced action-packed opener, it would be Drago who would pick up the pinfall over Low-Rider.

MJF Vs Marshall Von Erich Next Week On Fusion

Maxwell Jacob Friedman was interviewed in the back by Alicia Atout. Pretty much right off the bat, MJF managed to offend Atout and then complain about Grogan’s heavy breathing behind him before talking about his match next week against Marshall Von Erich.

The Von Erichs then issued the following response to MJF, using fruit as an example of what they will do to MJF with the Iron Claw.