MLW Fusion Results – 5/11/18

MLW Fusion – 5/11/18
Orlando, Florida
beIN Sports
Broadcast Team: Tony Schiavone & Rich Bocchini
Interviewer: Andrea Ocampo
Ring Announcer: Tim Barr


We open up with a video package hyping the show’s main event, Jimmy Havoc vs. Joey Janella. They play clips of hardcore wrestling by the two competitors, Havoc again mentions there will be blood, he’s going to lick it off Janela and enjoy it.

Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini welcome us to the show. They recap the events that took place between MVP and Sami Callihan and between Tom Lawlor and ACH from last week’s show. The cameras follow Shane Strickland as he enters the arena.

Tom Lawlor vs. ACH:

Lawlor with a Rear Naked Choke, but ACH goes to the rope, ACH with a flash pin for a 2 count, Lawlor goes for the Choke again, ACH counters into a Crucifix Pin then a La Magistral for 2 count, Lawlor looks for the Juji-Gatame, but ACH blocks it, Lawlor with a Half Hatch Suplex then tries a Triangle Choke, but ACH blocks so he converts it to the Rings of Saturn, ACH counters into a flash pin for a 1 count, Lawlor with a Brainbuster for a 2 count, ACH with the Get Over Here! (Named after Scorpion’s famous phrase from Mortal Kombat) (Slingshot Leaping Reverse STO) for a 2 count, ACH with an Inverted Backbreaker/Bridging German Suplex for a near fall, Lawlor with a German Suplex and holds on, ACH fights out, Lawlor with a Choke, ACH with the Bret Hart counter for a 2 count, Lawlor looks for the Choke, but ACH rolls through and hits a Standing Corkscrew Splash for a 2 count, Gotch up on the apron for a distraction, Lawlor uses the distraction & removes the tape off his forearm which is said to have a titanium rod in it (ala Lex Luger) and blasts ACH with the Forearm knocking ACH out cold, Lawlor locks in the Rear Naked Choke, he could’ve easily just pinned ACH but wanted the submission instead.

Winner: Tom Lawler

Bocchini informs us of an incident that happened backstage. The cameras show Shane Strickland confronting Pentagon’s manager, Salina de la Renta. He takes issue with the morbid shrine that was put in his dressing room “a little bit ago,” which makes it sound like it happened an hour ago, not last week. Pentagon comes from behind Swerve. They stare at each other for a few seconds before Pentagon spits Red Mist (The Asian Mists all have different properties, the Red color is said to burn not blind) into the champ’s eyes. Salina and Pentagon walk away and Swerve writhes around on the ground in pain as the Mist burns his eyes.

Strickland being aided by two officials in the back as he stands over a sink, throwing water in his eyes to try and stop the burning

Maxwell Jacob Friedman vs. Fred Yehi:

(Friedman is the current CZW World Heavyweight Champion & Yehi is a former EVOLVE Tag Champion) Yehi with a German Release Suplex for a 2 count, Friedman with an Arm Driver for a 2 count, Yehi blocks a Fujiwara Armbar, Cravat Knee Lifts then Bicycle Kicks, Release Dragon Suplex for a near fall, Friedman pulls the ref in front of him, thumb to the eye, Double Stomp to Yehi’s injured arm then a rollup with a handful of tights gives Friedman the win.

Winner: Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Andrea Ocampo meets Friedman at the top of the aisle. Friedman demands that a fan he calls “tubby” give him his chair. He has a seat after a hard-fought victory and starts insulting the crowd, telling them they probably don’t know who he is because they don’t have internet. He introduces himself and says he feels bad for Fred because he won’t be able to use the winner’s purse for his next three trips to Golden Corral. Fred seems pretty thin to me. I don’t think he’s going to Golden Corral. Friedman continues by lamenting that he’s jealous of the fans because they don’t know what it’s like to be him. He goes home to a picture-perfect 10 and deal with her attitude that’s hard to deal with and has a subpar limo driver, but it’s his cross to bear. He ends by saying he’s better than everyone & we know it, He thanks Ocampo, noting that it’s hard to find good help these days.

We get a video package showing what happened between Sami Callihan and MVP, followed by a backstage interview with Callihan. He proclaims that he talks when he wants to and calls himself a machine gun of a human being and a machine gun of an enigma. He said he’s creating an army of likeminded individuals. The mystery man that helped him beat MVP last week (JT Davidson) appears. Callihan says his army won’t just take over wrestling but will also take over EVERYTHING! Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down.

We get footage of a press conference held by MLW CEO, Court Bauer announcing that MLW will be in NYC on July 19.

After a recap of Pentagon spitting the burning Red Mist in Shane Strickland’s eyes, the announcers inform us that Pentagon is being forced to put his #1 contender spot on the line against Ray Fenix next week.

(This is a Bogus Adventure Match) Schiavone says that a Bogus Adventure Match is the “ultimate mystery match.”

Joey Janella vs. Jimmy Havoc:

(Janella is accompanied by SHINE Wrestling’s Aria Blake) Joey counters the Tope with a Flying Chair Shot (ala Sabu) then a Suplex on the chair, back in the ring for a 2 count, Janela with MMA Elbows, Janela misses the Moonsault, Jimmy with a Half & Half then a Michinoku Driver II for a 2 count, Havoc bring in a door (yes a door like from someone’s house) and some chairs, Joey with a chair necktie on Havoc then a Diving Slingblade for a 2 count, Jimmy with a Rolling Elbow, Acid-Rainmaker ducked, but Jimmy with a Pumphandle Drop on a chair for a 2 count, Havoc drives the chair into Janela, Joey with Dropkick into a chair, he places the chair on top of Havoc and hits the Senton Atomico on the chair for a near fall, Joey is bringing in more chairs and a table, he hits Havoc with the chair and brings Jimmy back to life, Janela with a Package Piledriver on a pile of chairs for a near fall, Joey sets up the table, he sets Havoc on top for a Senton Bomb, but Jimmy avoids as Joey crashes through the table then Havoc sends Janela through the door with a Shotgun Dropkick, Death Valley Bomb on the pile of chairs then finishes Janela with The Acid-Rainmaker for the win.

Winner: Jimmy Havoc

Havoc exits the arena holding his head and bumps into Tom Lawlor. This is too much for Lawlor to bear. Team Filthy beats up Havoc and leaves him lying on the ground in agony. Lawlor whines that Havoc got blood on his outfit. The last shot shows Havoc on the ground with a look on his face that says “I’m in pain and pissed off.” as the show ends.