MLW Fusion Report: Strange Sangre vs. Lince Dorado, Taya Valkyrie & Microman

The show starts with Jacob Fatu outside of the 2300 Arena trying to sell items he took from Cesar Duran’s office to some fans.

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MLW Fusion #151

June 30th, 2022

2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA

By: John Siino

Commentary: Rich Bocchini & Joe Dombrowski

The Polynesian Chop Shop

The show starts with Jacob Fatu outside of the 2300 Arena trying to sell items he took from Cesar Duran’s office to some fans. Juicy Finau & Lance Anoa’i interrupt and ask him what he’s doing, and Fatu says he’s just selling what he and Finau ‘found’ in Duran’s office. They transition into a shopping network-like segment and go over the items including EJ Nduka’s chain that’s selling for $450, which is listed as ‘not a gift from Cesar Duran’ and ‘100% genuine imitation platinum’, Calvin Tankman’s towel for $150 that ‘contains sweat from over 6 matches’, ‘never washed’ and ‘save 25% if purchased with EJ’s chain’. Lance shows Microman’s mask for $300 that is ‘actual match worn mask’, ‘Micro-Mobile not included’ and ‘fits most micro-sized heads’. Fatu lastly shows Cesar’s office fan for $200 that ‘works about 60% of the time when plugged in’, ‘contains actual dust from Cesar Duran’s office’ and ‘goes well with Tankman’s towel’. Cesar Duran and Los Aztecas pull up and say they are calling the police to send them all to jail. Fatu says Duran doesn’t like the police involved in his business any more than they do. Fatu says Juicy and Lance can go any time of the week and Duran makes a match between them and Los Aztecas.

They show footage of Mads Krugger after last week’s Weapons of Mass Destruction match where he refused any medical attention, and no one has heard from him and his whereabouts remain unknown.

Samoan Swat Team (Juicy Finau & Lance Anoa’i) vs. Los Aztecas (w/ Cesar Duran)

Cesar Duran gets on the mic before the match and says tonight he will present the debut of the most dangerous, cunning, and violent Lucha team ever. Duran says they learned to fight on the streets, and they are his soldiers who put fear in every single bone of everybody back there including Jacob Fatu, which prompts Fatu to come out and introduce the Samoan Swat Team. Fatu joins commentary for this match. As the bell rings, Lance hits Samoan Drop and dropkick combo before Juicy tags in and hits a senton before whipping Lance into one of the Aztecas with a cannonball before they go to commercial.

When we come back, the Samoan Swat Team stays in control, as Duran gets on the mic and says this match is now a No Disqualification match as a third Azteca runs in with a chair only to get knocked out with a punch, superkick, splash in the corner and Coast to Coast from Lance. Juicy splashes the two legal Aztecas and hits a double Samoan Drop before Lance hits a splash off the top rope for the pin and the win.

Winners: Samoan Swat Team (Juicy Finau & Lance Anoa’i) by pinfall at 2:24

As Jacob Fatu is celebrating ringside, the Real 1 who was in the crowd with a mask on, hits Fatu in the back of the head with a glass bottle before attacking him some more but runs to the back once the Samoan Swat Team goes to help Fatu. The referee shows that his hands are bloody as a result of attending to Fatu.

We see highlights of Myron Reed training with Davey Richards in St. Louis.

We Run Things Out Here

Los Maximos are outside with a message to Cesar Duran where they say they want a tag team title shot and they don’t get disrespected in the East Coast, as they run things around here and tell Hustle & Power they are coming for those belts.

We get another video package for Killer Kross and Scarlett Bordeaux.

The Color Red

We see a black and white video of Richard Holliday where he talks about, he used to be under the belief that the clothes made the man, but on rare occasions, the man can make the clothes a true custom fit. From the tailoring to the stitchery, to the material, to the cut, but most importantly, the color. And recently, he has really been into the color red, as we pan out and see his white suit covered in blood. Holliday says he has to thank Alex Hammerstone for the introduction to the color red because it’s his blood on his coat and it’s so funny the color red, you can almost taste it. He almost does, and he’s addicted to the taste as the color red has opened up his eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and it’s so funny that the drain of Hammerstone’s blood has given him a new life. He sees the world so much clearer, and he finally sees the light, and he belongs in the light. Now he is here, and he is never going to leave because once you have tasted blood it is tough to give up that feeling. One thing he needs Hammerstone to feel is that he is the sole proprietor of The Dynasty, and it was always him.

Kings of Colosseum – July 14th

·       MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Richard Holliday (w/ Alicia Atout)

We see the commercial for the MLW action figures as they collaborate with Boss Fight Studio which is coming soon.

We get a medical update on Jacob Fatu where they say he’s had his head stapled, suffered severe lacerations and is in concussion protocol.

Competition

Myron Reed steps into Davey Richards’ locker room where Richards talks about how great Reed is and maybe they can go at it one day. Reed is taken aback by this a bit, but says ‘maybe’, as Richards tells him he’ll let him enjoy the victory and leaves him be.

Next week, the Bomaye Fight Club presents The Thrilla in Phila as Alex Kane will fight a mystery opponent, who is someone on the MLW roster. Kane will defend the National Openweight Championship, but they will have only 20 minutes to win.

Strange Sangre (Arez, Holidead & Mini Abismo Negro) (w/ Dr. Dax & Gangrel) vs. Lince Dorado, Taya Valkyrie & Microman

All six competitors start the match as the bell rings, with the heel getting the upper hand in the corners. Holidead starts stomping Taya Valkyrie in the corner, but Taya comes back with a boot and a spear as they go to commercial (including one from David Crockett talking about the Jim Crockett Promotions Ric Flair’s Last Match show which will include stars from MLW)

When we come back, Lince Dorado and Arez are going at it, with Dorado knocking Arez down, just for Arez to bounce up and dropkick Dorado down. Mini Abismo Negro tags in as him and Arez double team Dorado hitting a dropkick, before knocking Taya off the apron. Arez grabs Microman, as Abismo superkicks him down. Dorado runs back in for a one count roll-up and hits a handspring double cutter. Microman runs in and takes Arez out of the ring before hitting a flying head scissors on Abismo. Holidead runs in and kicks Microman down before Taya knocks her down with an STO. Strange Sangre starts chasing Microman around the ring, before he goes and hides under the ring. Arez and Abismo go to pull him out, but it ends up being The Blue Meanie who starts attacking them. Microman dives onto Abismo as they go to another commercial.

Holidead and Taya are going at it outside, as Dorado hits three moonsaults on Arez for a two count. They say Cesar Duran was impressed by Real 1’s violence and will give him a shot to climb the rankings next week against Lince Dorado. Taya and Holidead start fighting towards the back, as The Blue Meanie follows them. In the ring, Microman rolls up Abismo for the three count.

Winners: Microman, Lince Dorado & Taya Valkyrie by pinfall at 6:32

Enter Sandman

Strange Sangre surrounds Microman after the match including Gangrel with his sickle but we hear an instrumental version of Metallica’s ‘Enter Sandman’ as The Sandman makes his way out to the ring with a kendo stick and a case of Bud Light. Sandman shares his beer with the fans in the crowd as they start singing karaoke to the instrumental. Sandman eventually gets in the ring and starts attacking Dr. Dax, Arez and Mini Abismo Negro with the kendo stick. Microman takes Abismo out of the ring with a head scissors before grabbing his own kendo stick and attacking Strange Sangre with it. Sandman hands Microman a micro beer, but Microman asks for a bigger one, which Sandman hands him as they celebrate to end the show.

Next Week

·       Alex Kane’s open challenge

·       Real 1 vs. Lince Dorado

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New York native and reporter at POST Wrestling. He is also Associate Producer and Social Media Director at upNXT, and the host of the 'Shot in the Dark' podcast.