MLW Fusion Results & 6 Takeaways (4/11/20)

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MLW‘s Super Series with AAA began airing on BeIN Sports and YouTube this weekend. This week’s Fusion featured the first two matches in the series. The main event was a National Openweight Championship match between Alexander Hammerstone and Laredo Kid.

The full episode can be viewed in the player below:

MLW Fusion 4/11/20 Quick Results:

  1. Tijuana Street Fight
    Mortiz & Pagano defeated Mance Warner & Savio Vega
  2. National Openweight Championship
    Alexander Hammerstone (c) defeated Laredo Kid

Tijuana Brawl Kicks Off MLW vs AAA Super Series

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It would be impossible to give a full description of all that went on in this match. Suffice to say, the MLW vs AAA series got off to quite the hardcore start when Mortiz & Pagano took on Mance Warner & Savio Vega in the opener. Warner put Mortiz through a flaming table, a car hood was somehow placed in the ring and used, and Savio Vega stabbed Pagano with a series of skewers (like for kabobs), highlighted the many crazy spots in this match.

Warner looked as though he had the match won after putting Mortiz through the flaming table. The referee was distracted, however, as he had to put out the fire that threatened to engulf the ring. This allowed Hammerstone (who left the commentary table after claiming a pharmacy called and his prescription was ready) to interfere. Hammerstone then took out Warner with a bicycle kick, continuing the Warner vs Dynasty rivalry.

With Warner out of the picture, Pagano was able to hit Savio Vega low with a chair before delivering a rolling neckbreaker for the win. AAA goes up 1-0 over MLW after getting the first victory in the series.

Later in the show, it was noted that Mance Warner was furious at the Dynasty backstage.

Alexander Hammerstone Retains Over Laredo Kid

Before this match began, fans saw an episode of “Lifestyles of The Rich & Dynastic” featuring a hungover Hammerstone and Richard Holliday. The two had gone to a Donkey show the night before and gotten quite drunk evidently.

Laredo Kid broke out many high-flying moves on his much bigger opponent and looked to have the match won at one point. Hammerstone hit the ref with a clothesline and this led to Laredo Kid hitting a Spanish Fly but there being no referee to count the pin. As Laredo Kid turned his attention to the referee, this was all the opening the champion needed. Hammerstone gave Laredo Kid a series of power moves capped off with his Nightmare Pendulum for the win.

Hammerstone gets the win but it seems clear now that he’ll eventually have to face the Southern Psychopath Mance Warner.

MLW Top-10 Rankings

MLW revealed updated top-10 rankings this week. They are as follows:

MLW World Champion: Jacob Fatu (Contra Unit)

  1. Alexander Hammerstone (National Openweight Champion) (Dynasty)
  2. Davey Boy Smith Jr. (Opera Cup Winner) (Hart Foundation)
  3. Myron Reed (Middleweight Champion) (Injustice)
  4. Brian Pillman Jr. (Hart Foundation)
  5. Tom Lawlor (Team Filthy)
  6. King Mo (Team Filthy)
  7. Mance Warner
  8. Richard Holliday (Dynasty)
  9. Low-Ki
  10. Dominic Garrini (Team Filthy)

King Mo Suspension Upheld

At the MLW Fightland show in Philadelphia, King Mo and American Top Team merged with Team Filthy. Mo attacked Killer Kross in the back, essentially sending Kross out of the territory. MLW suspended Mo for the attack but he was allowed to compete while the suspension was being appealed. This week, MLW announced that the courts ruled in their favor and Mo’s suspension was being upheld. The former MMA fighter was suspended for 1-month and fined $10,000.

Tom Lawlor sent in a video reacting to the suspension of his new stablemate. Lawlor said Team Filthy will adapt and that he and Dominic Garrini will enter the tag division. They are setting their sights on the Von Erich brothers and tag team gold.

Injustice To Receive Trios Title Shot

The 3 members of Injustice have been fined $10k each for their attack on Brian Pillman Jr. recently. They stated in a video this week that they don’t plan on paying the fine. Later, they interrupted an interview with Konnan. Konnan then granted the trio an upcoming title shot against the AAA trios champions Los Jinetes del Aire (El Hijo del Vikingo, Myzteziz Jr. & Octagon Jr.). That match will take place on a future episode of Fusion.

Next Week on MLW

The MLW vs AAA Super Series continues next week. With the score tied at 1-1, the following matches will take place next week:

  • Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor & Dominic Garrini) vs Puma King & Extreme Tiger
  • Douglas James vs Averno