MLW Fusion #150
June 23rd, 2022
2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Commentary: Rich Bocchini & Joe Dombrowski
I Have An Idea
As the show starts, we see Davey Richards checking on Myron Reed ahead of his title defense next and Richards tells Reed that they have to beat him, he doesn’t have to beat them, and he will retain. Richards sort of froze there and kept staring at the Middleweight Championship and told Reed to retain it as he had an idea and Reed looked a bit confused.
MLW World Middleweight Championship: Myron Reed (c) vs. Arez (w/ Mini Abismo Negro, Gangrel, Holidead & Dr. Dax) vs. KC Navarro
Right away KC Navarro and Arez try to double team Myron Reed and take him down with a superkick sending him to the outside before Arez and Navarro go at it themselves with Arez putting Navarro on the top rope, knocking him to the outside, but Navarro comes back with a suicide dive. Reed and Navarro start going at it in the ring but Reed spills to the apron and gets knocked to the outside by Arez. Reed dives over Navarro onto Arez before Navarro takes them both out with a double DDT on the outside sending Arez inside for a two count. Navarro follows with a powerbomb for a two count that Reed breaks up. Arez ties Navarro in the ropes and hits him with a springboard DDT but Reed breaks up the pin with the No Cap Splash and gets two counts on both of them. Reed goes to run the ropes, but Holidead trips him up as Arez takes advantage. Reed knocks Arez off the apron and goes back and forth with pins with Navarro before Navarro dives to the outside onto Strange Sangre. Navarro tries a dive off the top rope, but Reed moves out of the way. Navarro hits Arez with the Jesus Piece, but Reed hits Navarro with a cutter followed by the Captain Crunch for the pin on Navarro.
Winner: Myron Reed by pinfall at 6:09, to retain
Rich Bocchini met up with Reed after the match and Reed said he’s out there to be the best and shouted out Davey Richards for inviting him to his training camp in St. Louis. Reed says he wants to defend the belt against the best wrestlers in the world as Bocchini asked about a potential dream match against Richards and Reed seemed to get offended and said Bocchini is trying to pin them against each other and walked off.
The Reign of Cruelty
We get a backstage promo from Mads Krugger who spoke about the Weapons of Mass Destruction match and called Jacob Fatu a traitor and tonight he will receive pain and will leave his body lying in ashes as his reign of cruelty ends.
$20K for 20 Minutes
We go backstage where Alex Kane and Mr. Thomas of the Bomaye Fight Club come out for their press conference. The first question was about their announcement as Thomas said nobody wants the smoke and they need an incentive. Kane suggests ‘The Thrilla in Phila’ as they are standing in history and should make history. Thomas suggests a prize of $5,000 for anyone who can last twenty minutes with Kane. Kane says the budget is bigger and they settle with the prize being $20,000 if they can last 20 minutes with the champ.
Los Maximos (Joel Maximo & Jose Maximo) vs. Jaden Valo & Kris Kage
One half of the MLW World Tag Team Champions EJ Nduka joined commentary for this match. Jaden Valo and Kris Kage attacked Los Maximos before the bell, who were having their first match in MLW since the Reloaded Tour in 2004. Los Maximos come back with a Doomsday Device on the outside. Kage comes back with a spinebuster as we cut to the back and see that Wil Maximo has taken out Calvin Tankman, as Nduka runs back there to help. Valo tries to take advantage of Joel hitting a hurricanrana and a drop kick for a one count. Joel kicks him off the top rope and gives a hard chop, but Kage runs in and breaks it up. Los Maximos comes back with the Washing Machine on Kage before hitting the double Spanish Fly to Valo off the top rope as Joel gets the pin on Valo for the win.
Winners: Los Maximos (Joel Maximo & Jose Maximo) by pinfall at 2:38
Bocchini tried to get a word with Los Maximos who say it doesn’t matter what’s going down with Tankman in the back as it’s all about Los Maximos and they are here in MLW and are the real OG’s. It doesn’t matter about ‘Hustle & Power’ and they want those titles, and they will beat them.
Strange Blood Flowing
We head to the back where it is extremely dark, and we see a flashlight on Arez and Gangrel and we see Cesar Duran who says he understands Strange Sangre has issues with Microman and they will face Microman next week and take care of him once and for all. Gangrel laughs in agreement as Duran says he’s looking forward to this strange blood flowing.
We get another video for Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux in which he says ‘MLW, tick tock’.
King of Colosseum – July 14th
· MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Richard Holliday (w/ Alicia Atout)
We go to Hammerstone backstage who says this match is a long time in the making and it’s finally happening. He said this is Holliday’s chance to prove all those things he’s been saying but Hammerstone isn’t trying to prove anything he is simply coming to beat Holliday’s ass and he’s not going to like what he finally gets.
· Strange Sangre (Holidead, Mini Abismo Negro & Arez) vs. Lince Dorado, Microman & Taya Valkyrie
Weapons of Mass Destruction Match: Mads Krugger vs. Jacob Fatu
The rules for this match are you can win by pinfall, submission, or surrender, no time limit, the ringside area is weaponized and fortified with military-grade equipment, military cases containing mysterious weapons placed in the arena, and anything goes. Jacob Fatu runs out with a chair and right away tosses it into Mads Krugger’s face before he starts chopping him against the apron. Krugger tries to dive to the outside but is met with a chair to the head by Fatu. Fatu goes into the first military crate and finds a kendo stick that he hits Krugger with. Krugger finds night sticks that he attacks Fatu with, before picking up a chain. Fatu starts choking Krugger out with a towel before hitting his back with a chair a couple times. Fatu grabs a crate labeled ‘anthrax’ on it before setting up a table. As Fatu joins him on the apron, Krugger tosses the ‘anthrax’ into Fatu’s face and piledrives him onto the table. Krugger finds a can of gasoline under the ring as the crowd chants ‘we want violence’. Fatu comes back with chops before getting knocked down with a big boot. Fatu dodges a club shot from Krugger and takes him down with a spear. Fatu grabs the club, but Krugger takes it back and smacks Fatu in the head with it. Krugger places the CONTRA Unit flag on Fatu and starts pouring the gasoline on him.
Krugger grabs a lighter, but Fatu pops back up and knocks Krugger to the outside where he meets him with a dive. They go back inside and trade chops and suplexes before Krugger hits a choke breaker and Fatu hits a Samoan Drop. Krugger comes back with a Destroyer, but Fatu stops him with a superkick and a twisting senton off the top rope. Fatu goes and hits a moonsault off the top rope but doesn’t seem to get all of it, as Krugger rolls to the outside. Fatu meets him out there with another dive before they start fighting on a stretcher. Fatu hits Krugger with the flag, puts on gloves, and starts attacking Krugger with barbed wire, places it on top of him, and hits a splash off the top rope to Krugger who was laid on the stretcher still with the wire on top of him. Fatu drags Krugger back inside for a two count, but Krugger traps him in a choke before taking him down with a spinebuster. We see members of Sentai Death Squad run out who tosses a ladder in the ring for Krugger and start removing the turnbuckles. Fatu takes out the Squad with headbutts but gets taken down by Krugger with a lariat. Fatu comes back with a chair shot to Krugger, sending him down onto the table, breaking it. Fatu goes to the top of the ladder and hits a splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jacob Fatu by pinfall at 16:27
Krugger attacks Fatu after the match and they head over to a giant crate that has a biohazard symbol on it. Fatu takes control and sends Krugger head first into the crate that has smoke coming out of it. Fatu is able to take off Krugger’s mask as a trophy as the commentary team starts choking from the fumes coming out of the crate. Someone comes out in a hazmat suit to try and help Krugger and covers his face with a towel.