MLW Fusion #157 – ‘Super Series, Week 1’
December 1st, 2022
Espacio Discotheque in Norcross, GA
Commentary: Rich Bocchini & Joe Dombrowski
Luchadoras Eliminator Four-Way Match: Lady Flammer vs. La Hiedra vs. Reina Dorada vs. Lady Shani
MLW Women’s World Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie joins commentary for this match which will determine her next challenger. Valkyrie brings up how she would choose to wrestle Lady Shani as it’s been a long time since they have wrestled, even though she is one of her best friends. All four go at it before Lady Flammer and La Hiedra are the last two in the ring. Hiedra takes her down with a stunner as they trade punches until they stop to kiss before Shani and Reina Dorada try to pin them from behind. Shani and Dorada hit suicide dives to Flammer and Hiedra as we head to a break.
When we come back, Shani hits a splash to Hiedra in the corner, but Hiedra hits a dropkick off the top rope, tries a stretch submission but Dorada breaks it up and hits a bulldog for a two count. Flammer drives Dorada down but Shani breaks up the count and starts stretching out Flammer before Hiedra breaks them up. All four go at it until Shani and Hiedra put on Pendulum holds. All four kick each other down and go into a four-way chop exchange until Dorada and Flammer both put on Muta Locks. Dorada and Flammer go at it and take each other down with a double crossbody. Hiedra and Shani hit a double superplex to Dorada as Flammer hits a top rope splash on Dorada for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lady Flammer by pinfall at 8:04, to become #1 contender to the MLW Women’s World Featherweight Championship
Lady Flammer gets in Taya Valkyrie’s face after the match, and as Taya turns her back, Flammer attacks her as officials including Hugo Savinovich break them up.
Beer & Sun
We get a segment from the Samoan Swat Team who are by a pool enjoying some beer. They talk about Jacob Fatu’s Battle Riot win and ask when he’s going to cash in his title shot as he says timing is everything as Fatu asks Lance Anoa’i and Juicy Finau when they will become tag team champs.
EJ Nduka gets stopped in the parking lot and gets asked why he attacked Alex Hammerstone last week. Nduka says that he’s been here day after day, moment after moment waiting for Hammerstone but he’s been ghosted and he’s finally got an opportunity to earn the Tag Team Championship, and Hammerstone wasn’t there to give him an opportunity. Nduka mentions being undefeated and eliminating half the clowns in the Battle Riot and having to knock Hammerstone out to get his attention. He knows who he is and it’s his time and he doesn’t need validation but says Hammerstone will need a stretcher and they will be cheering for Judge, and he’ll have two titles up and be standing in the middle of the ring and everybody will know who he is.
Doc Gallows is Mads Krugger?
We go to Mance Warner who’s on the phone outside by a dumpster and tells the person on the other line he’s been reading books before calling in someone named Joshua. Warner tells Joshua he has Doc Gallows on the phone who is ‘Mads’. Gallows is on the phone arguing with Warner that he’s not before Warner tells him he won’t give him any money. Gallows tells Warner his wife is mad at him and wants to stay with him, Warner agrees as long as he sleeps on the couch and brings beer. Warner keeps insisting to the camera that Gallows is Mads Krugger before walking off.
· MLW World Middleweight Championship: Myron Reed (c) vs. Shun Skywalker (Next Week)
· MLW Blood & Thunder: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA (January 7th, 2023)
· MLW Superfight: 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA (February 4th, 2023)
Killer Kross Attacked
Killer Kross was promoted to be in action up next, but we cut to the back where we see a shot of Kross being attacked as commentary wonders if this is related to the other attacks that have been happening lately and they say that Kross is badly hurt and his fight which was scheduled next is now off.
The Opera Cup Has Been Located
They then cut to Alex Kane and Mr. Thomas as Kane says that Davey Richards didn’t beat anybody as he was laying in a pool of his own blood, yet everyone calls him champion. Kane then asks who has the Opera Cup, before revealing he has it and takes it out of a bag.
We see footage of an ambulance that’s been pulled up to the building as they announce Killer Kross is critically injured and they found a business card near him.
The Bulldog is Back
We get a video that Davey Boy Smith Jr. will be returning to MLW soon.
MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Bandido
Bandido is the clear fan favorite here as there is a large collection of Lucha Libre fans in attendance. Alex Hammerstone shakes Bandido’s match as the crowd cheers for Bandido. They exchange waist locks until Hammerstone takes Bandido down with a shoulder block and a hip toss. They run the ropes until Bandido knocks Hammerstone to the outside with a hurricanrana and tries a dive, but gets stopped with a punch by Hammerstone who then drags him to the outside where they brawl. Hammerstone tosses Bandido into the guardrail before throwing him back into the ring for a two-count. Hammerstone stays in control with a backbreaker, and whips Bandido into the corner but gets stopped with a boot before Bandido dives off the top rope with a tornado for a two-count. They head back outside where Bandido is now in control and tosses Hammerstone into the guardrail before heading back inside for a two. Bandido starts working on Hammerstone’s left arm, but Hammerstone stops him with a pair of belly-to-belly suplexes and a press slam into a uranage. Bandido comes back for sit out power bomb for a two count, heads to the top, and tries a hurricanrana but Hammerstone catches him and knocks him down with a shot to the back of the head for a two count as they go to commercial.
When we come back, Bandido is able to mount a comeback and puts on a Boston Crab, but Hammerstone is able to reverse out before running into a cutter as Bandido gets a two-count. They start trading punches before Hammerstone hits a GTS and a Burning Hammer for a two. Hammerstone goes for the Nightmare Pendulum, but Bandido escapes and hits Three Amigos suplexes, goes to the top rope and hits a Frog Splash for a two count. Bandido comes right back with the 21 Plex, but Hammerstone rolls to the outside. They trade roll-ups back inside until Hammerstone picks him up for a powerbomb followed by the Nightmare Pendulum for the pin and the win.
Winner: Alex Hammerstone by pinfall at 16:04, to retain
Hammerstone helps Bandido up, before Bandido grabs a mic and thanks him for coming here for this amazing match and says he deserves the win. Bandido says the Mexican people have something for him as they go into a song for Hammerstone.
· EJ Nduka in action
· Samoan Swat Team
· MLW World Middleweight Championship: Myron Reed (c) vs. Shun Skywalker
Rich Bocchini gets a word with Hammerstone after who says Bandido brought it tonight and he earned the status of a Lucha legend and the fans here brought the energy for both of them. EJ Nduka runs towards him with a chair, but Hammerstone is able to block him as they start brawling around the ring before officials and security break them up.
We head to the back where Cesar Duran is walking down a staircase with his henchmen as we see officials and talent taken out, including Savio Vega, Gangrel, Alex Kane, Mr. Thomas and a bunch more all with those mysterious business cards on them.