MLW Roundup: NZO debut on Fusion, Davey Richards wins the Opera Cup, more!
The world of MLW never sleeps.
Wednesday night’s episode of Fusion: ALPHA becomes rowdy with a major debut and two title fights. MLW brings a certified G, NZO (fka Enzo Amore).
The bona fide stud should compete with Matt Cross. It’s a tough test, and it should surely shed some light on how NZO’s ring skills will stack up in MLW.
Also on the card, Alexander Hammerstone will defend the MLW World Heavyweight Championship against a mysterious opponent. Since Cesar Duran (aka Dario Cueto) makes the match, anyone can guess who will be the opponent. Maybe this Emilio Sparks spy streak can shed some light on her. Last week, Sparks spied on Duran opening a door with a big key. He mumbled, “Brother, it’s time to let go again.”
If Duran brings in Matanza, it would be a badass bonus match. I doubt that was his plan for Hammerstone, as Matanza had previously revealed himself to be Jeff Cobb to fight alongside Hammerman in the War Chamber. Hammerstone vs. Cobb is the kind of game that deserves promotion.
Last but not least for Fusion, 5150 has a shot for the title against Los Parks in a street fight. This is going to be crazy. Just listen to the trash talk from the Konnan team. If that doesn’t motivate you for a savage brawl, then I don’t know what will. Attention: NSFW language.
Fusion: ALPHA Airs at 7 p.m. ET Wednesdays for MLW’s YouTube channel. The show also airs on TV at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday nights on beIN SPORTS.
Catch up on last week’s episode of Fusion: ALPHA, Davey Richards won the Opera Cup tournament. He outlasted TJP in a thrilling finale. Both men worked the submissions of the legs in the long duel. TJP almost snatched fame after a maneuver blitz. He slammed Richards onto the apron and followed with a splash of mamba. Richards was kicked out on the cover. The American Wolf rallied with a double flying stomp on the apron, a second flying stomp in the ring and a brainbuster. TJP was kicked out, so Richards went to an ankle lock. TJP managed to escape and worked for a submission. Richards replied for an ankle pick to eliminate TJP.
Other results and activities from episode 11 of Fusion: ALPHA included:
- KC Navarro has defeated the HORSE OF WAR. Navarro surprised his opponent with a running sliced bread for the win.
- Sparks attempted to link Myron Reed to the plot that he was using Calvin Tankman to attack Alex Kane. Reed has not taken the bait of such speculation.
- Sea Stars defeated Top Dogs. Delmi Exo hit a suplex blaster in the corner. Ashley Vox stepped on her sister’s shoulders for a falling sentinel to secure the pin. Willow was on the comments of this fight. Afterwards, Holidead came out looking for a fight, so they got into a fight in the back.
- Alex Kane announced that he ditched the American Top Team and started his own fight club called Bomaye. The new MLW National Openweight champion will finish each opponent quickly and efficiently.
In other news, MLW announced their upcoming mini-series effort to premiere on January 6. MLW Azteca will focus on matchmaker Cesar Duran taking the roster to compete in underground fight clubs in Mexico. It’s an original way to present MLW’s recent trip to Tijuana to wrestle with The Crash promotion.
Mas Lucha reported the range for this card. Keep in mind that these fights may have been mixed up before showtime, but this will give an idea of what to expect. MLW Azteca.
- Alexander Hammerstone & Pagano v King Muertes & Taurus
- 5150 against Aerostar and Drago
- Mads Krugger vs. Bestia 666
- Richard Holliday vs. Psycho Clown
- Arez, Black Danger and Dinamico vs. Aramis, Destiny and Myzteziz
- Davey Richards, Rey Horus and Alex Kane vs. Hijo del Vikingo, Laredo Kid and Octagon Jr.
- Toto vs. Proximo
- Extreme Tiger vs. Mecha Wolf
MLW announced new talent for Blood & Thunder in Dallas on January 21. The Saito brothers come from All Japan Pro Wrestling. The press release states that Jun and Rei were born in Japan but raised in Nebraska. They competed in sumo wrestling for eight years, then entered professional wrestling by joining the AJPW dojo.
A final note concerns the rumor mill. Will Ospreay missed a scheduled appearance in November, but has said his arrival at MLW will still happen.
MLW Lads will arrive.
But not when it was wanted too.
Everyone calm your breasts.
– ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウ ィ ル ・ オ ス プ レ イ (@WillOspreay) December 7, 2021