Fusion #121
Date: February 10, 2021
Location: Gilt Nightclub, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Jared St. Laurent, Rich Bocchini

It’s time for a big night as we have a title vs. title match. This time around it’s the AAA Cruiserweight Champion Laredo Kid vs. MLW Middleweight Champion Lio Rush with both championships on the line. I’m not sure how that is going to go but at least it feels like a big deal. Let’s get to it.

The opening video sets up the title match.

Opening sequence.

ACH vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

For the second time in a row, Pillman doesn’t get an entrance. ACH’s ribs are still banged up but here’s Team Filthy to watch on the stage. Pillman is smart enough to go for the ribs but ACH chops him into the corner without much effort. A dropkick sends Pillman outside as Team Filthy gets a little bit closer. Back in and Pillman elbows him down, setting up a bodyscissors to keep ACH’s ribs in trouble.

ACH slips out and tries a surfboard, sending Pillman straight over to the ropes. More knees to the ribs cut off ACH again but he kicks the knee out for a breather. Team Filthy is at ringside now as ACH wins a slugout but gets backdropped down. Pillman heads up top but ACH runs the corner and kicks him down. The brainbuster finishes Pillman at 5:53.

Result: ACH b. Brian Pillman Jr. – Brainbuster (5:53)

Post match Team Filthy comes in to jump ACH but the Von Erichs run in for the save. After the ring is cleared, ACH and the Von Erichs say don’t mess with Texas.

We hear Salina de la Renta talking about the owner of Azteca Underground wanting to buy the IWA in Puerto Rico.

Savio Vega says IWA isn’t for sale because the company is for the fans.

We look back at Los Parks retaining the Tag Team Titles last week through some shenanigans.

Zenshi vs. Calvin Tankman

Zenshi’s legsweeps just make Tankman glare at him and a kick to the head doesn’t do much more. Tankman shows him how to do a dropkick and there’s a spinebuster for two on Zenshi. A big toss sends Zenshi flying for two but he avoids a running shooting star press. Zenshi’s running shooting star connects for two and he kicks Tankman to the apron.

Tankman blocks a posionrana to the floor and a flying shoulder drops Zenshi with ease. One heck of a clothesline gets two on Zenshi but he slips out of the Tankman Driver. Some kicks to the head put Tankman on the ropes and there’s a 619. Zenzhi goes up top but Tankman pulls him out of the air and hits the Tankman Driver for the pin at 5:52.

Result: Calvin Tankman b. Zenshi – Tankman Driver (5:52)

We look back at Alex Hammerstone beating up a fake Mads Krugger last week and then getting beaten down by the real one.

Josef Samael says Mads Krugger is training for his next mission and promises to destroy Injustice.

Video on Contra vs. Injustice.

Earlier today, Lio Rush was ready for the big main event title vs. title match. He pays the cameraman to get his bag.

We get a sitdown interview with Richards Holliday over the recent referee issues. Holliday insists that there is nothing to the fact that the referee is disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy or that there was a lot of money placed on the match. People like gambling you see. A lot of arguing ensues and we’re done.

Here’s the Top Ten:

10. Laredo Kid
9. Daivari
8. Myron Reed
7. Mil Muertes
6. Richard Holliday
5. Mads Krugger
4. Lio Rush
3. Low Ki
2. Tom Lawlor
1. Alex Hammerstone

Contra vs. Injustice

It’s Simon Gotch/Daivari for Contra but hold on as here’s Jacob Fatu to jump Injustice from behind. Myron Reed fights back and it’s a superkick into a middle rope cutter to put Fatu down. Believe it or not, Injustice stands tall.

It’s time for the Filthy Island Control Center.

Rocky Romero will be on the show.

Dominic Garrini will face Mauna Loa (who doesn’t have a photo).

Salina de la Renta doesn’t like the idea that Savio Vega thought the offer was optional, so next week it’s Savio vs. Mil Muertes in a Jungle Fight.

Also, it’s Low Ki vs. King Mo in what sounds like the main event.

Jacob Fatu gets a World Title shot on March 3.

AAA Cruiserweight Title/MLW Middleweight Title: Laredo Kid vs. Lio Rush

Winner take all (though the ring announcer makes it sound like it’s just Rush defending, despite everything else saying it’s title for title). Feeling out process to start with Rush being sent outside in a hurry. Back in and Rush does his always cool running of the ropes while sliding to Kid’s side over and over. Rush heads outside again but this time Kid kicks him down to take over. A side slam gets two and a running kick to the head puts Rush on the floor again.

Back in and Rush fires off some right hands to the head, followed by an uppercut to the back gets two. There’s a suplex for the same and we hit the chinlock. That’s broken up but Laredo misses a spinning middle rope crossbody. The double arm crank goes on for a bit but Kid is back up with a Michinoku Driver into a moonsault for two. Kid slaps on a nasty leglock, followed by a running neckbreaker to drop Rush again. Rush is right back with a springboard Stunner and the Final Hour connects for the pin and both titles at 10:25.

Result: Lio Rush b. Laredo Kid – Final Hour (10:25)

Rush brags 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.

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