MLW is under Dynasty rule as a pair of titles are on the line
We opened with a special Dynasty opening video montage intertwined with the usual Fusion package, and Rich Bocchini was asked to read out a previously prepared opening speech that not only hyped up all the Dynasty’s matches, it of course ridiculed and belittled their opponents.
We were also shown a flier on the wall backstage letting us know that Mance Warner had been banned from the building.
Gino Medina defeated Septimo Dragon via pinfall
The tale of the tape (Dynasty edition) had Septimo Dragon’s height as “pint-sized”, weight as “malnourished”, style “lucha lolz” and hometown “irrelevant”, while Medina’s were “perfect, untouchable, better than Konnan and Monterrey Mexico”.Richard Holliday joined the commentary team for this one while we were told that Air Wolf’s MLW career is over at the hands of CONTRA Unit’s Sentai death squad attack two weeks ago.
They went to the outside straight away with Dragon hitting a moonsault off the apron and then a suicide dive, landing on his feet each time. Back inside both had a stalemate after a smooth exchange of rolling reversals, escapes and feints but Dragon soon hit a head scissors after hand-standing across the ring. Dragon went to the well once too often as Medina shoved him off after another headscissor attempt and took control.
However Dragon cut him off shortly thereafter by getting his boot up on a charge in the corner, he then hit a big springboard arm drag from the apron into the ring, but Medina hit a big spinning kick to the head to counter. Medina then rolled out the ring and shoved Konnan, but he took his eye off the ball and that let Dragon hit a springboard Asai moonsault to the floor. He followed up with a stiff side kick to the face, then inside hit a Spanish fly but only got a two count.
Dragon hit a one-legged springboard tilt-a-whirl DDT but Medina kicked out at two. He then went to the top, missed a double foot stomp and Medina caught him with snake eyes, rolled him up with his feet on the ropes and picked up the win out of nowhere.
We saw Mance Warner outside the arena promising the fans they will see him and he isn’t going anywhere.
MLW National Openweight Title: Champion Alexander Hammerstone defeated Aerostar via pinfall to retain the title
The Dynasty’s obnoxiousness continued as Aerostar’s title banner called him “Mexican Spaceman”. Konnan was on commentary talking about the AAA partnership with MLW, he said they will be sending talent to Mexico, and he said Aerostar was coming off a huge win over Monster Clown in AAA.
Aerostar started quickly: he hit a middle rope dropkick and a springboard coffin drop that rocked Hammerstone, but as Aerostar looked like he was about to hit a dive we cut to commercial break.
Back from the break and we saw Hammerstone powerbombing Aerostar on the ring apron, and hitting a massive slam called the “spinal Countdown” inside the ring. Back live Aerostar hit a corkscrew splash off the top rope for a two count. He hit a rolling Ace crusher for another close two count as Hammerstone looked shaken.
Hammer crotched Aerostar on the top rope then hit a massive middle rope stalling superplex for a two count of his own. A bicycle kick and German suplex followed, but Hammer’s powerbomb was reversed and Aerostar nearly picked up a shock win with a roll-up.
For the second match in a row, a Dynasty member ripped off a luchador’s mask, this time it was still during the match and Hammerstone used the distraction to roll Aerostar up and pick up the win as Aerostar tried to cover his face from the crowd. Konnan confronted Hammerstone after the match before helping Aerostar to the back.
We had another instalment of Filthy Does Dallas. In this week’s mini-episode Tom Lawlor and Dominic Garrini wished the Von Erich family luck from the hallowed ground of the Dallas Sportatorium, but Garrini was quick to point out the ground was covered in garbage. He said the Von Erichs have a big match coming up against Lawlor and Garrini “so don’t piss it away on the Dynasty”. Garrini and Lawlor then turned and urinated on the Sportatorium grounds.
Then from outside the building, Mance Warner kept the theme going when he promised to “piss on the Dynasty’s party”.
CONTRA’s propaganda video this week had Jacob Fatu calling out CIMA (and the rest of the world) to come and have a shot at his world title. We then heard CIMA will get his shot in three weeks on episode 100.
Alicia Atout was then backstage interviewing Davey Boy Smith Jr. and the Von Erich brothers. They talked about Smith’s grandfather training the Von Erich’s grandfather and the strong unity between the two families. Smith said he had the Von Erich’s back (where have we heard that before?) and said he will have his eyes on Tom Lawlor and promised to catch up with Lawlor very soon.
Warner and a case of light beer were outside the building as he ran into Grogan. They started downing beers and Warner was able to blag his way past Grogan after depositing him a few cans and pointing him to the dancing girls down the street. Grogan said that MJF was an asshole anyway so we could be looking a short run in the Dynasty for MJF’s bodyguard.
MLW Tag Team Titles: Champions The Von Erichs (Marsh & Ross Von Erich) defeated The Dynasty (MJF and Richard Holliday) via pinfall to retain the titles
This was a rematch from the MLW PPV last year where the Von Erichs won the titles. The specialised tale of the tape had Bank Account: BROKE vs $$$, Style: Hillbillies vs Handsome, and IQ: Brain Dead vs 220, 219 of course all in favour of the Dynasty.
The Dynasty jumped the Von Erichs during their entrance as they were being handed flowers by some female fans in the front row. MJF and Holliday continued their beatdown and sneak attack while destroying the flowers in the process. Holliday hit a belly to back suplex on Marshall on the ring apron while they put the boots to Ross on the inside. They were goading Ross to tag his brother while cutting him off and repeatedly turning to the crowd to insult them. Holliday even dragged Marshall off the apron to stop him tagging in.
Ross got hit with a double team elbow drop but the champion kicked out easily. He then fired up with a big boot but Holliday powered him back to the Dynasty corner. Holliday then hit a big suplex for a two count while MJF shouted “what was this that two count cueball?!” to the bald official.
Ross reversed a double suplex into a double neck breaker and the crowd erupted to get the hometown hero over to his corner. He scratched and crawled and got the tag to his brother who sent MJF to the outside and crushed Holliday with a corner cannonball. The brothers then hit a combo kick and lariat but Holliday somehow kicked out. MJF ran in all guns blazing but was sent to the outside. Ross then ran and launched off his brothers back and squashed MJF with a plancha over the top rope to the floor.
Marshall then went for a superplex off the middle rope but Holliday reversed it into a Market Crash from the middle rope instead. MJF then came off the top rope with a big splash but Ross jumped in and broke up the count at the last second.
Alex Hammerstone was then seen swaggering down to ringside, but behind him came good old Mance Warner who took out the National Openweight champion with a steel chair. Gino Medina came out and brawled to the back with Warner.
Von Erichs dropkicked Holliday out the ring and hit MJF with the Claw assisted back suplex to pick up the win and retain their titles.