Tuesday, August 11, 2020

5 Takeaways From MLW Fusion 12/21

MLW Fusion 12/21 took place from New York's Melrose Ballroom.

Major League Wrestling presented Fusion on BeIN Sports and YouTube this weekend. The show featured two Opera Cup opening round matches and a “Prince of Darkness” match between rivals Jimmy Havoc and Mance Warner.

Here are 5 takeaways from MLW Fusion 12/21:

Ross Von Erich and Tom Lawlor Brawl In New York

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In a backstage segment this week, Tom Lawlor announced that he is reforming his old stable “Team Filthy.” Lawlor was quickly interrupted by Ross Von Erich, however, who was looking for revenge on Lawlor. The two brawled on the streets of New York with Lawlor trying to flee the fight every chance he could get.

Cameras caught up with Lawlor and Von Erich brawling to close the show. Lawlor was able to flee the scuffle by hopping on a subway as its doors closed, separating him from his rival. These two will meet in single’s action when MLW returns to Dallas for “Zero Hour” on January 11th.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. Advances To Semi-Finals Of The Opera Cup

  • Opera Cup 2019 (1st Round)
    Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Low-Ki

Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s grandfather Stu Hart was the last man to win the Opera Cup when he did so in 1948. In order to advance to the semi-finals, Smith would have to defeat former MLW World Champion Low-Ki.

The finish of this match saw Low-Ki counter a power slam attempt into a submission. With Low-Ki on his shoulders, however, Smith countered the submission into a pinning combination and got the 3-count to win and advance.

Priscilla Kelly Aligns With Jimmy Havoc

  • Prince of Darkness Match
    Jimmy Havoc defeated Mance Warner

Jimmy Havoc and Mance Warner opened up this week’s edition of Fusion with a “Prince of Darkness” blindfold match. Havoc rarely abided by the rules of the match, however, and took his blindfold off twice during the contest.

After the second time Havoc took his blindfold off, the referee diverted his attention to admonish him. This allowed Priscilla Kelly to run-in and give Warner a low blow. Havoc then delivered the Acid Rainmaker for the win. What role will Priscilla Kelly play when these two meet again on January 11th in Dallas and the ropes are made of barbed wire?

Alex Hammerstone Wins Inter-Dynasty Match

  • Opera Cup 2019 (1st Round)
    Alexander Hammerstone defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Richard Holliday’s lawyer/father was not able to prevent this match from taking place. The Hart Foundation is said to have had a say in the brackets for this tournament and perhaps they made it so the members of Dynasty would have to face each other here.

Both wrestlers tried to get the other one to lay down with the old “Fingerpoke of Doom” spot. Finally, Hammerstone just dropkicked MJF and the match was underway. While MJF would try his best to take as many shortcuts as he could during the match, Hammerstone ultimately picked up the win with a powerbomb.

After the match, Holliday was able to get Hammerstone and MJF to shake hands. MJF then collapsed after doing so, still feeling the effects of that big powerbomb from Hammerstone.

Contra Attack Strong Hearts

CIMA was seen backstage this week introducing the members of Strong Hearts to MLW. The members of Contra Unit attacked, however. This likely wasn’t how CIMA wanted his group to make their debut. Future matches between these two factions are likely to be scheduled soon.

MLW Fusion 12/21 Quick Results:

  • Prince of Darkness Match
    Jimmy Havoc defeated Mance Warner
  • Opera Cup 2019 (1st Round)
    Alexander Hammerstone defeated Maxwell Jacob Friedman
  • Opera Cup 2019 (1st Round)
    Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Low-Ki

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