[TV Recap] ‘MLW Fusion 89’ – Dynasty Collide, Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Low-Ki

COMMENTATORS: Rich Bocchini & AJ Kirsch

The Opera Cup rages on this week’s Fusion as Davey Boy Smith Jr. takes on Low-Ki and Dynasty members Alexander Hammerstone and MJF collide.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Myron Reed
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Von Erich Brothers (Ross & Marshall Von Erich)

LINEUP

  • PRINCE OF DARKNESS MATCH: Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc (*1/2)
  • 2019 OPERA CUP – OPENING ROUND: Alexander Hammerstone vs. MJF (***1/2)
  • 2019 OPERA CUP – OPENING ROUND: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Low-Ki (***1/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘MLW Fusion 88’ – Opera Cup Begins, ACH Debuts

COMMENTATORS: Rich Bocchini & AJ Kirsch

The 2019 Opera Cup kicks off this week on Fusion as Brian Pillman Jr. takes on TJP and ACH makes his debut after a…tumultuous exit from WWE. I might be understating that last one.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Myron Reed
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Von Erich Brothers (Ross & Marshall Von Erich)

LINEUP

  • King Mo & ACH vs. Injustice (**)
  • 2019 Opera Cup – Opening Round: Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday (***¼)
  • 2019 Opera Cup – Opening Round: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. TJP (***½)

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[TV Recap] ‘MLW War Chamber 2019’ – Team Von Erich vs. CONTRA Unit

Commentators: Rich Bocchini & Tony Schiavone

This week on it’s all about the WAR CHAMBER as Tom Lawlor teams with Low-Ki and The Von Erich Brothers to take on CONTRA Unit in Von Erich Country.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD CHAMPION: “The Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Teddy Hart
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dynasty (MJF & Richard Holliday)

LINEUP

  • Leo Brien vs. Mike Banks (?)
  • WAR CHAMBER: Tom Lawlor, Low-Ki, & The Von Erichs vs. CONTRA Unit (***)

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[TV Rundown] ‘MLW Fusion #73’ – Fatu/Lawlor II, Trios Action

Commentators: Rich Bocchini & Tony Schiavone

The final Fusion before War Chamber features a World Title rematch as Jacob Fatu defends against the man he unseated as champion, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. Trios action also happens this week as Injustice with new member Kotto Brazil takes on the team of Airwolf, Zenshi, and Gringo Loco.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Teddy Hart
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dynasty (Maxwell Jacob Friedman & Richard Holliday)

LINEUP

  • Gringo Loco, Airwolf, & Zenshi vs. Injustice (**)
  • Jacob Fatu [c] vs. Tom Lawlor for the MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

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[TV Recap] ‘MLW Fusion #71’ – NYC Street Fight, Ace Austin vs. Austin Aries

COMMENTATORS: Rich Bocchini & Tony Schiavone

It’s Street Fight time this week on Fusion as Salina de la Renta is forced to pit her charges LA Park and Jimmy Havoc against each other because a creepy dude stole her phone and wants to creepy about it. Speaking of de la Renta Mance Warner is also in action against one of her Dorado charges Ricky Martinez, and Austin Aries takes on Ace Austin. Oh whoa I forgot about Aries.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Teddy Hart
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dynasty (Maxwell Jacob Friedman & Richard Holliday)

LINEUP

  • Mance Warner vs. Ricky Martinez (NR)
  • Ace Austin vs. Austin Aries (**1/4)
  • NYC DEATH MATCH: LA Park vs. Jimmy Havoc (*1/2)

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[TV Recap] ‘MLW Fusion #70’ – Hammerstone vs. Savio Vega, Horus vs. Bestia 666

Commentators: Rich Bocchini & Tony Schiavone

The 70th episode of Fusion brings the thunder as SAVIO BY GOD VEGA challenges Alexander Hammerstone for the National Openweight Championship. Also on the show Rey Horus takes on Bestia 666 and CONTRA Unit introduces their newest member one week after blinding Marshall Von Erich.

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Teddy Hart
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dynasty (MJF & Richard Holliday)

LINEUP

  • Rey Horus vs. Bestia 666 (**1/2)
  • CONTRA Unit vs. Jay Sky & Ariel Dominguez (SQUASH)
  • Alexander Hammerstone [c] vs. Savio Vega for the MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (*3/4)

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[TV Recap] ‘MLW Fusion 69’ – Smith Jr. vs. Thatcher, EVIL ASIAN MIST

Airdate: August 3, 2019
Commentators: Rich Bocchini & Tony Schiavone

MLW gets technical this week on Fusion as Davey Boy Smith Jr. takes on Timothy Thatcher in the main event. Tony Schiavone also returns to commentary, replacing Jim Cornette. Upgrade? Downgrade? Haven’t watched in awhile so I couldn’t tell ya!

CHAMPIONS

  • MLW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu
  • MLW NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION: Alexander Hammerstone
  • MLW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION: Teddy Hart
  • MLW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Dynasty (Maxwell Jacob Friedman & Richard Holliday)

LINEUP

  • Low-Ki vs. Jimmy Yuta (NR)
  • War Chamber Control Center
  • EARLIER TODAY: Konnan makes demands of Salina de la Renta
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Dynastic
  • The Von Erich Brothers vs. The Spirit Squad (NR)
  • FROM CHICAGO: El Gringo Loco vs. Zenshi (*3/4)
  • BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher (***)

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