Fusion #106
Date: April 18, 2020
Location: Auditorio de Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico
Commentators: Rich Bocchini, AJ Kirsch

We’re still in Mexico and that means both that the Super Series continues and that MLW is rapidly running out of canned television. They can’t have more than one or two shows left after this and after that, it could be a long time before we see them again. Last week was a good show though so maybe we can go out on a roll. Let’s get to it.

We open with a recap of Alexander Hammerstone costing Mance Warner and Savio Vega a tag match last week.

Warner went through fire last week and broke a bunch of other things too. Now he wants Hammerstone and the National Openweight Title in the parking lot.

Opening sequence.

Douglas James is ready to show Averno what he is because he loves contact and will never say die.

Douglas James vs. Averno

They take their time to start before going to the grappling for an early standoff. James pulls him into a choke but Averno is straight over to the rope. A dropkick puts Averno on the floor but he trips James down and onto the apron. James gets sent hard into the barricade and then face first into the apron to make it worse.

Back in and a buckle bomb rocks James for two but he wins a chop off. A hurricanrana sends Averno to the floor for a suicide dive, followed by a Meteora back inside. That’s good for one of the slowest counts I’ve seen in a long time so Averno BLASTS James with a forearm…..and that’s a knockout win for Averno at 6:20.

Result: Averno b. Douglas James via knockout (6:20)

AAA – 2
MLW – 1

We look at Injustice attacking Brian Pillman Jr. three weeks ago.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. wishes Alicia Atout a happy birthday and is ready to face Team Filthy. As for Brian Pillman Jr., he’s banged up but cleared for Tijuana.

Injustice can’t wait to become the new AAA Trios Champions. They’re not worried about Pillman being healthy either, because he has to be paying off the doctors to clear him.

Video on Vikingo, a high flier.

The Dynasty snuck across the border and hid from locals. Richard Holliday will be defending the Caribbean Title against some yokel named Chessman. And no, Hammerstone does NOT know anything about going to a pharmacy.

Dan Lambert and Low Ki got in an argument on Busted Open Radio.

Here’s the Top Ten:

10. Dominic Garrini
9. Low Ki
8. Richard Holliday
7. Mance Warner
6. King Mo
5. Tom Lawlor
4. Brian Pillman Jr.
3. Myron Reed
2. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
1. Alexander Hammerstone

Pagano wants Jacob Fatu and the World Title.

Alexander Hammerstone hits on Alicia Atout, offering her a couples tanning session. Mance Warner runs in and jumps him.

Post break the brawl continues but we lose the camera feed in a hurry.

Here’s who else will be involved in the Super Series.

Video on Team Filthy.

Team Filthy wants the Tag Team Titles and start on the road tonight. They don’t like the Von Erichs chilling in Hawaii while the two of them are here working.

Update on Warner and Hammerstone: there is no update. As luck would have it though, they brawl out of a room as the update (there is no update) is announced.

Team Filthy vs. Puma King/Xtreme Tiger

It’s Dominic Garrini/Tom Lawler and yes the Tiger King jokes abound. We get a glitch in the video as Tiger is shown in the ring, followed by his entrance. Lawlor strikes away at Tiger to start but gets taken down. That’s fine with Lawlor, who tells him to bring it on. Another takedown lets Tiger talk trash and a kick to the face drops Lawlor again. Lawlor isn’t happy with the fans yelling at him so it’s off to Garrini instead. Puma comes in as well to work on a wristlock but Garrini runs him over.

That just earns him a powerslam and a backsplash from King as the fans start making a lot more noise. Lawlor gets in a cheap shot from the apron though and it’s a suplex to put King down. The villains take turns beating on King in the corner but a quick roll allows the hot tag to Tiger so house can be cleaned. A top rope legdrop between the legs (that’s a new one) hits Lawlor and King grabs the Rings of Saturn on Garrini.

Lawlor is in with a cross armbreaker on Puma at the same time but Tiger keylocks Lawlor at the same time too. That’s all broken up so Garrini chokes King until Tiger makes the save. Tiger is fine enough to escape a beatdown and hurricanrana Garrini to the floor. Something like a reverse Koji Clutch has Lawlor in trouble until Garrini makes a save of his own. Lawlor is back up with a Superman Punch into another choke from Garrini.

King makes another save and superkicks Lawlor, followed by the springboard dive onto Garrini. La Majistral gets two on Garrini but Lawlor is back in for a forearm to King’s head. Something close to Chasing the Dragon plants King with Tiger making yet another save. Lawlor has finally had enough and chokes Tiger out at 11:14, with the referee taking FOREVER to call for the bell, despite Tiger tapping.

Result: Team Filthy b. Xtreme Tiger/Puma King – Rear naked choke to Tiger (11:14)

AAA – 2
MLW – 2

We go to the back for Alicia’s birthday party but Warner and Hammerstone fight in. Hammerstone goes into the cake to end the show.


Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!


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