MLW Fusion #148 – “Rise of the Renegades”
June 9th, 2022
Gilley’s in Dallas, TX
Commentary: Rich Bocchini & Joe Dombrowski
Mexican Strap Match: Gino Medina vs. Aramis
The rules for this are that fighters surround the ring, you can win by pinfall, submission or knockout and each ringside wrestler is equipped with a leather Mexican strap. They go at it right away with Medina being drop kicked to the outside where he gets whipped by multiple straps a bunch of times. Aramis meets him out there with a suicide dive and gets whipped as well. Aramis climbs on the top rope but gets pushed by Medina and Aramis ends up hitting a bunch of lumberjacks with a moonsault before getting attacked and thrown back into the ring with a suplex for a two count before he gets tossed right back outside as Medina distracts the referee. Medina holds Aramis down by stretching his arms, but Aramis fights back and jumps off the top rope just to be caught in a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two. Aramis hits a flying arm drag followed by kicks and a standing Spanish Fly for a two. Aramis goes back to the top, but Arez pushes him off as Gangrel is distracting the referee. Medina catches Aramis and hits a straight jacket for a two count. El Dragon then gets on the apron to distract the referee while Aramis starts whipping Medina with a strap, but the referee catches him. Medina takes advantage and spins Aramis around in an airplane spin just to drop down on him and roll him up while holding the tights for the pin.
Winner: Gino Medina by pinfall at 5:37
Rich Bocchini tries to get a word with Medina after, but Medina gets attacked from behind by Aramis. Aramis sends Medina back inside, but Medina low blows him and takes off Aramis mask, as Matt Cross runs in with a towel to cover his face.
The Von Hammers & Holliday
We go to Alex Hammerstone and the Von Erichs backstage as Hammerstone calls themselves a dream team and Cesar Duran dragged the Von Erichs into his fight. Marshall calls Duran a scumbag and Ross says tonight Texas is Von Hammer country.
Richard Holliday and Alicia Atout are getting ready as Holliday calls Hammerstone dumb for aligning with the Von Erichs and that he has rocks for brains. His team is Mads Krugger, who Hammerstone couldn’t finish the job with and King Muertes who gave Hammerstone nightmares in 2020. Holliday says he used to calm him down, but he knows that Hammerstone is the weak link in the Dynasty, and he was the sole proprietor of the Dynasty.
Commentary mentions that Cesar Duran has bonused Gino Medina again for what he did to Aramis.
- Inaugural MLW Women’s World Featherweight Championship: Taya Valkyrie vs. Holidead
MLW Caribbean Championship: Octagon Jr. (c) vs. Matt Cross
They lock up right away just to trade arm drags until they take it to the mat for a couple pin attempts. They run the ropes until Octagon flips off the rope, sending Cross to the outside where he hits him with a top rope moonsault as they go to commercial.
When we come back, they are still fighting on the outside before Octagon tosses Cross back in for a two count. Octagon keeps Cross in the corner with kicks before hitting a knee to the back as he starts stretching Cross’ arms. Cross is able to stop Octagon and hit a jumping elbow drop for a two count. Cross starts sending Octagon into all the turnbuckles for a two count. Octagon comes back and hits a kick followed by a springboard twisting elbow drop for a two count. Octagon places Cross on the top rope, but Cross punches him down and hits a double stomp to the back followed by a running boot for a two count. Cross goes back to the top, but Octagon stops him and hits a top rope huracanrana followed by a snap mare takeover for a one, but Cross gets right back up and hits the Cross Cutter for a two count. Cross goes back to the top but misses the Shooting Star Press as Octagon kicks and hits a spinning package piledriver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Octagon Jr. by pinfall at 9:01, to retain
Lince Dorado Saves Microman
We see Cesar Duran and one of his henchmen backstage and they bump into Microman and say they will take care of him, and he will pay. Microman doesn’t care and keeps eating at his Reese’s Pieces until Strange Sangre try to scare him. Holidead says she wants to sacrifice Microman, but Taya Valkyrie gets in her face before Lince Dorado shows up with a chair and says nobody will mess with his little man and sides with Taya and Microman.
We see Myron Reed chilling on a couch before KC Navarro interrupts him and starts screaming up a storm, but Reed doesn’t want to hear any of it and says if Navarro wants a shot at his Middleweight Title he just has to ask. Navarro says it’s that easy and wants the belt and he will see him soon.
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Mads Krugger talks about how for many years he’s been a mercenary and now he will do Cesar Duran’s bidding and he will decimate Hammerstone and the Von Erichs and in return Duran will give him that of what he deserves and in two weeks’ time it will be a Weapons of Mass Destruction Match with Jacob Fatu.
We get a promo from Killer Kross as it shows highlights of his matches plus Scarlett Bordeaux.
Battle Riot IV Control Center
We get our next batch of announced names:
- Real1 (nZo)
- Davey Richards
- Little Guido
- Ace Romero
- Savio Vega
- Los Maximos (S.A.T.)
Rooted from the Street
We see footage from earlier in the day with Jacob Fatu and Juicy Finau. Fatu says this is family and he’s not alone now as the Polynesians go deep. Finau says they are rooted from the street and are the new generation and he’s here for all the food that MLW can feed him, and they aren’t going nowhere. Fatu says they done fucked up now, no matter who’s in the way.
In Two Weeks
- Weapons of Mass Destruction: Mads Krugger vs. Jacob Fatu
We see Alex Kane and Mr. Thomas of the Bomaye Fight Club arriving as Kane says he needs more cameras, and everybody wants to know who’s banking the Bomaye Fight Club. Everybody needs to mind their business and they will know when they need to know and there is an expansion, and someone is joining the Bomaye Fight Club. Kane talks about them getting all the titles as Thomas tells everybody to keep their head up and their eyes open.
King Muertes, Mads Krugger & Richard Holliday (w/ Alicia Atout) vs. The Von Erichs (Marshall Von Erich & Ross Von Erich) & Alex Hammerstone
All six men start brawling right away until the babyfaces toss the heels out of the ring and they go to commercial.
When we come back the referee is trying to gain order here as Marshall and Holliday are the official first two to start the match. Holliday holds Marshall down in a side headlock until he shoulder blocks him down before Marshall hits a leap frog and a drop kick. Ross and Krugger tag in as Ross dodges and hits a couple forearms in the corner to Krugger with Marshall who joins in. The Von Erichs knock Krugger off the ropes and hit him with kicks and a moonsault for a one count. Krugger clotheslines them both down and start choking out Ross in his corner with his boot. Muertes tags in and starts stomping Ross in the corner. Muertes follows with ten clotheslines in the corner but Ross boots him, but the offense doesn’t last long as Muertes hits him with a chokeslam for a two count. Muertes tosses Ross around and gets in Hammerstone and Marshall’s face before tagging in Holliday. As Holliday distracts the referee, Muertes and Krugger attack Ross on the outside. Back inside, Holliday hits a neckbreaker for a two. There’s a breaking news graphic that says Cesar Duran’s office has been broken into. Ross stops Holliday with a dropkick and makes the hot tag to Hammerstone as Muertes tags in as well. Hammerstone hits him with a German Suplex, suplexing Krugger and hitting Muertes with another suplex as well. Hammerstone tosses Holliday instead and starts attacking him all over the ring. Muertes stops Hammerstone and hits a scoop powerslam for a two. Muertes runs the ropes, as Hammerstone stops him with a boot and hits the Nightmare Pendulum. As he has the three count, Alicia Atout is on the apron distracting the referee. Holliday tags in and hits Hammerstone with Alicia’s spiked heel and hits 2008 for the pin and the win.
Winners: King Muertes, Mads Krugger & Richard Holliday by pinfall at 9:31