MLW Fusion Results – 4/27/18
MLW Fusion Results – 4/27/18
Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Rich Bocchini
Interviewers: Jamie Iovine, Andrea Ocampo
Ring Announcer: Tim Barr
MLW Fusion’s second week begins with a video package highlighting the feud between MLW Heavyweight Champion Shane “Swerve” Strickland and Jimmy Havoc. Havoc has two wins over Strickland and tonight is Strickland’s night to redeem himself. Strickland says “Swerve is Confidence.” If Swerve is Confidence then Havoc is Psychotic. The dude licked an axe blade.
Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini welcomes us to the show and sends us to the ring where we see another WCW alumnus and manager Colonel Rob Parker (Robert Fuller). Parker introduces his tag team The Dirty Blondes (Leo Brien and Michael Patrick). The Dirty Blondes are members of Parker’s newest version of the Stud Stable faction
The Dirty Blondes vs. Jason Cade & Jimmy Yuta (collectively Team TBD):
TBD with a Back Suplex/Moonsault combo, Cade with the cover but Patrick breaks it up, Blondes with the switch, Patrick with a stomp for a 1 count, Blondes with a barrage of Elbow Drops, Patrick into the cover for a 2 count, Brien with a Kneedrop for a 2 count,(during this Tony mentions that MLW officials have confirmed there will be a tournament to crown MLW Tag Team Champions in the near future) Yuta with a Diving Crossbody, but Brien breaks the pin, Col Parker trips up Yuta then Patrick with a Muta-Style Elbow Drop for the win.
Winners: The Dirty Blondes
Ultimo Ninja vs. Garza Jr:
Garza is out with Salina de la Renta (in between shows I found out this is Mila Naniki, she works mainly for promotions in Florida including: I Believe In Wrestling, American Combat Wrestling, Full Impact Pro, Wrestle Aid Orlando, Championship Wrestling Entertainment and Platinum Pro Wrestling. She was trained by Santana Garrett).
Ninja with a Handspring Elbow for a 1 count, Spinning Elbow Drop for a 2 count, Garza with the pants rip followed by a Superkick for a 2 count, Butterfly Suplex for a 2 count, Garza ties Ninja to the Tree of Woe then hits a Running Knee Strike, he delays on the cover and gets a 2 count, Garza goes to the floor and Ninja wipes him out with a Tope con Hilo, back in for a 2 count, Spinning Heel Kick for a near fall, Imploding Roll into a Standing Moonsault for a near fall, Garza with a Dropkick for a 2 count, Wheelbarrow Suplex into an Inverted Lungblower for a near fall, Ninja with a Tornado Kick for a near fall, Missile Dropkick for a 2 count, they trade flash pins, Ninja with a Double Underhook Crossface, but Garza counters into one of his own then a Crucifix Pin for a 2 count, Garza goes for an O’Connor Roll, Ninja holds on, but Salina rips his mask off, Garza with a rollup for the win.
Winner: Garza Jr.
Next is a video package for “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. He says that there is only one star currently in UFC and professional wrestling, and that’s him. The video is also rife with highlights from his training sessions, which includes punching his trainees in the nuts.
Jamie Iovine interviews Col. Rob Parker backstage. Flanked by The Dirty Blondes; Parker talks about how he’s managed and had a hand in the success of some of wrestling’s biggest names, including Steve Austin, Sid Vicious, and Harlem Heat saying he filled their pockets full of money. Now, he’s going to do the same for The Dirty Blondes and he’s proud of what they did tonight.
MVP cuts a promo on Sami Callahan, his opponent next week. He says that wins and losses matter and he needs to climb MLW’s ranking system. He made a promise to his son to be a good role model and one way he can do that is by winning the MLW World Heavyweight Title. The promo ends with MVP saying that no matter what you’ve done in the past, there’s always redemption
We get a second video package for the main event. Strickland says he’s still here, even after losing to Havoc twice. Havoc says Strickland just doesn’t know when to quit. We see Havoc’s handiwork from his hardcore match with Swerve, including putting the champ through a table and double stomping a barbed wired chair on him. Strickland ends the hype video by saying he will beat Havoc.
Shane Strickland vs. Jimmy Havoc:
Havoc with a Rolling Elbow followed by The Acid-Rainmaker, Strickland with The Swerve Stomp for a near fall, Rings of Saturn then turns it into a flash pin for a near fall, Havoc with an Elevated Inverted Lungblower for a near fall, Strickland with a Barrel Roll Ace Crusher for a near fall, Havoc with a Canadian Destroyer (or maybe that should be the British Destroyer) Acid-Rainmaker for a near fall, he locks in The Suicide Silence, Shane looks for a Heel Kick, but Jimmy ducks and Strickland hits the ref, Havoc with an Acid-Rainmaker, but Shane ducks and counters into a Gory Special spun into a Go 2 Sleep, into the cover, but the ref is down, Havoc with a punch to the nuts then a rollup with a handful of tights for a near fall, Acid-Rainmaker, but Shane ducks and Strickland hits one of his own, Havoc is hanging from the apron, Swerve Stomp off the apron then back in the ring, Shane up top with the traditional version of The Swerve Stomp for the win.
Winner: Shane Strickland
Andrea Ocampo interviews the champ. He asks the crowd four times who’s house it is. The crowd responds with “Swerve’s house!” Swerve says he finally beat Havoc and that he overcomes challenges because Swerve is Confidence. He asks the crowd AGAIN whose house it is before ending the promo and this week’s show.