One half of The Von Erichs finally get their hands on Tom Lawlor for revenge following his betrayal.
We saw a video recap from Thanksgiving night 2019 when “Filthy” Tom Lawlor turned his back on the Von Erich family when he screwed Ross out of the MLW world title in his match against Jacob Fatu.
Logan Creed defeated Moonshine Mantell by pinfall
Creed has left the Dynasty and made short work of his opponent tonight. Creed had an in-set promo during his entrance, he called the Dynasty rich entitled pricks and said his name isn’t Grogan or Gorgan as they have been calling him, it is Logan Creed. And thanks to Mance Warner- the heathen has been unleashed. For the first time, the commentators picked up on the confusion surrounding Creed’s name: Grogan? Gorgan? It is now Logan Creed.
Mantell tried early chops and right hands but Creed floored him with a shoulder block and went to work. He went for a full nelson but Mantell reversed it and fired up again, but not for long as Creed gave him a chokeslam backbreaker and a big boot that sent him to the outside. The 300lb giant than ran and dove over the top rope to the floor landing a massive tope dive! Back inside Creed quickly put him away with a powerbomb.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Dynastic was next and this week we had Hammerstone, Holliday and Medina arguing about Logan Creed. Hammerstone said he got him as a present from Giants ‘R’ Us at a discount price. They turned their attention to Mance Warner and agreed to take him out.
We then had a PWI top ten contenders for the MLW world heavyweight championship: 10. Dominic Garrini, 9. Low Ki, 8. Jimmy Havoc, 7. Richard Holliday, 6. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, 5. Mance Warner, 4. Brian Pillman Jr., 3. Myron Reed, 2. Alexander Hammerstone, 1. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
The cameras then caught up with Erick Stevens backstage as he called out Davey Boy Smith and called him the toughest competitor in MLW.
Erick Stevens defeated Douglas James by pinfall
Stevens was successful in his debut, but James made him work for it and looked really good here. James got Stevens to the floor early on and gave him a condescending little slap to the head, and continued to outwrestle him with speed and agility and come close to picking up the win after a sunset flip bomb. James tried a suicide dive through the middle and bottom rope, but Stevens caught him on the outside and slammed him on the ring apron. Stevens took over and pummelled James in the corner and floored him with a back elbow. They exchanged slaps to the face and James hit a hurricanrana followed by kicks to the leg. Stevens caught one of the kicks and hit a big chokeslam for a two count. Stevens then fish-hooked James while getting a surfboard locked in as we went to a commercial break.
Back from the break, James was firing up again. He hit a high knee to the cheekbone then a superkick to the jaw that was followed up by a Meteora for a close two count. James then hit a series of kicks to the chest and added in one to the head then a stiff forearm too. Stevens fired back himself when he caught him and dropped him gut first onto his knees. A strong lariat was followed up by a northern lights brainbuster and Stevens picked up a hard-fought win in his debut match.
We saw a video from the Dynasty meeting, Mance Warner, earlier in the day. The meeting was unnaturally well mannered, Hammer was nursing his hands and we soon found out why. Warner turned the corner and found his uncle lying on the ground having recently just been beaten up.
CONTRA’s propaganda video this week had Samael letting us know Ikiro Kwon has been sent to Japan to sort out CIMA, and Fatu put out a warning to all the luchadors from AAA.
The cameras caught up with Tom Lawlor earlier in the day. He was asked about Davey Boy Smith Jr and the Von Erichs teaming up. He said both families had better times in the past, and that is where they should stay. He warned Smith that he will lose more than an eye if he continues teaming with them.
Injustice then had their video promo package for this week. They were talking about Brian Pillman Jr. and his failed shot at the MLW world title two weeks ago. Kotto Brazil hinted at why they wanted Pillman in the Opera cup and title match and not he or Myron Reed… But then said it didn’t matter though, because, in the end, they will get their justice.
Jimmy Havoc and Priscilla Kelly told us that their war with Mance Warner is over. But now he is going to re-group, and whoever is next for the ultra-violence should be scared.
King Mo defeated Dr Dax by submission
Before the entrances, we saw a recap of the simmering tension between Mo and Low Ki after they clashed during a recent interview. The commentary team continued to hype this potential clash after the match too.
Dax jumped Mo before the bell and hit a big overhead double chop to the chest. Mo fired back with right hands and tried to lift the huge Dax with a high crotch lift but was unsuccessful. Dax then easily scooped up Mo, but Mo slipped out the back, locked in a rear-naked choke and made the big man tap out.
Ross Von Erich defeated “Filthy” Tom Lawlor by disqualification
Lawlor came out with a cowbell and cowboy hat while his Team Filthy cornerman had a hobby horse to continue riling up the Dallas crowd. Ross got a good ovation from his home state crowd and he went straight to work at the opening bell. He launched himself at Lawlor and hit right hands and kicks to the gut. He threw Lawlor chest first into the corner and kicked him out the ring. On the outside he rammed Lawlor into the ring post, the guard rail then dropped him back first on the apron.
Lawlor caught him coming in the ring and slammed him, but Ross quickly recovered with a slingshot elbow for a two count. Lawlor then faked being thumbed in the eye, so with the referees back turned as he attended to the “injured” Lawlor, the cornerman tripped Ross’ leg and Lawlor jumped in and knocked Ross to the ground. He choked Ross with his shin behind the referee’s back and kicked him square in the chest time and time again as Ross tried to fight to his feet.
On the final kick, Ross rolled through and fired up to his feet. He hit Lawlor with a dropkick then a big running boot to the face and a stalling dropkick in the corner. Ross then dumped Lawlor on his head with a huge impaler DDT / brainbuster for a two count and then a falcon arrow for another two count. Ross called for the claw as he knocked the cornerman off the apron, but before he could lock it in, Dominic Garrini ran in for the disqualification.
Marshall flew in and saved his brother from the 2-on-1 attack. The Von Erichs singled out Lawlor and was about to hit him with the claw assisted slam but out of nowhere Erick Stevens jumped into the ring and knocked both brothers down. Lawlor and Garrini got to their feet and it was now a 3-on-2 beatdown in favour of Team Filthy. Lawlor choked Marshall with the cowbell, Stevens choked Ross with Garrini’s purple belt then spat and blew his nose on the Texas flag before stomping on it in the middle of the ring.
You could sense the crowd were at a fever pitch and ready to explode as a trash can was launched into the ring from the crowd. Stevens and Garrini used the trashcan on the Von Erichs before Stevens himself finished off the insult by dropping the Texas flag into it as he, Lawlor and Garrini were lucky to escape Texas unscathed.