A title contest and a big ‘inter-promotional’ contest headlined this weeks episode
MLW Middleweight Title: Champion Myron Reed defeated Laredo Kid via pinfall to retain the title
This was a fantastic high flying encounter that featured some incredibly innovative spots. In the end, Reed won after some distractions from his Injustice friends. They reminded us that Kid got the better of Reed two weeks ago when he laid him out and unofficially “pinned” him. And earlier in the day Injustice clashed with Konnan backstage when Oliver told Konnan that Laredo Kid sucks, and Konnan questioned Reed and asked him if he could win on his own without Injustice?
Kid knocked Reed down with a step-up kick and sent him out the ring with a head scissors early on. On the outside Kid tried to chop Reed but his loaded chest protector aided him, so his face felt the full force of a slap instead. Back inside Reed backflipped and nipped up to avoid Kid’s attacks and floored him with a reverse death valley driver slam and a standing side kick to the face. The champion then came close with a springboard legdrop but Kid kicked out and moments later fought back with a Michinoku Driver and two middle rope moonsaults. Reed reversed a suplex into a stunner then hit a big middle rope springboard crusher and a superkick.
Up on the top rope, Kid hit an unbelievable standing backflip slam. They were both standing on the top, Kid had Reed in a German suplex position but they both leapt off, backflipped and Reed landed face-first on the mat with Kid on top of him.
Kotto Brazil tried to interfere while Kid had Reed locked in a standing sharpshooter, but Kid grabbed him and belly to belly threw him out the ring while keeping the submission locked in! Kid got rid of Oliver with a superkick, and both he and Brazil ate a suicide dive each. But the distraction was all that Reed needed, while Kid was on the apron Reed launched himself over the top rope and hit a big ace crusher on the ring apron and moments later won with his springboard 450 splash.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Dynastic had Richard Holliday, Alexander Hammerstone and Gino Medina discussing Mance Warner. Holliday said his lawyer SLASH father is working on getting Warner out their hair, Hammerstone called Warner, Logan Creed and Savio Vega a group of idiots and Holliday re-marketed Medina as “The Untouchable”. Medina said he is going to snap all Warner’s dirty fingers tonight.
Mance Warner defeated “The Untouchable” Gino Medina via pinfall
Medina jumped Warner before the bell and got the better of the opening moments after a big kick to the side of the head. On the outside they exchanged chops and Warner rocked him with a forearm to the jaw before throwing him into the guard rail. Back inside Medina hit a jumping twisting kick to the head to take back the advantage but Warner came back with a rip-chord headbutt and an impaler DDT for a close two count. Medina caught Warner before he could hit his running knee and dropped him on the top turnbuckle and hit a running knee in the corner for a close two count of his own.
Medina went to the middle rope but was met with a headbutt then a running knee but Warner couldn’t put him away. Medina tried an O’Connor roll with a handful of tights, but Warner kicked him off and schoolboy’ed him with his own handful of tights to pick up the win. Medina slapped the referee after the bell and was furious.
Colonel Robert Parker will return to MLW in 2020, we saw his MLW highlights as the announce team questioned who he will take under his wing.
The Von Erichs were back home in Hawaii but had words for Tom Lawlor and the rest of Team Filthy. Marshall said they owe it to Texas to kick their asses. Ross said they were fighting for decency against filth.
The new PWI top 10 contenders for the MLW heavyweight title were announced (10 to 1): King Mo, Low Ki, Mance Warner, MJF, Richard Holliday, Brian Pillman Jr., “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Myron Reed, and Alexander Hammerstone.
Alicia Atout then presented Brian Pillman Jr. with the PWI 2019 Rookie of the Year award. Pillman thanked all the previous winners including Randy Orton, Kurt Angle and Steve Austin. He said it was an honour to win the award and wants a shot at the Middleweight title.
Injustice then had a message for Pillman. Brazil said he should have won it last year, and Oliver should have won it this year. Reed said Pillman needs to drop some weight before he comes at him. He called him a rookie and said he would wrestle circles around him. He warned Konnan to keep sending his guys, and he will keep knocking them down.
Alicia Atout then met Erick Stevens and asked him about his loss last week to Davey Boy Smith Jr. He complained about a fast count, Lawlor called out Killer Kross and said he will show the difference between someone who pretends to be an MMA fighter, and someone who lives, eats and sleeps it.
Backstage the cameras caught the Dynasty arguing about the outcome of Medina’s match earlier. Holliday said his lawyer SLASH father will be working to reverse the decision because Warner was drunk, and he cheated.
CONTRA’s propaganda video had footage from last week after we went off the air, the Sentai death squad loaded CIMA into the back of a car and took him to Ikuru Kwon.
Killer Kross defeated “Filthy” Tom Lawlor via disqualification
They had a tale of the tape and called this an inter-promotional dream match as throughout the night they mentioned Kross had signed for WWE. Kross has a great look and is good in the ring so should slot in fine in the WWE system.
Lawlor tried to catch Kross off guard with a spinning heel kick from the get-go but Kross ducked and kicked him in the chest instead. On the outside, they exchanged chops before Kross dropped Lawlor back first on the ring apron. Back inside the ring, Lawlor used the ropes to attack Kross’ eye and get some separation before eventually hitting his spinning heel kick.
Lawlor chopped Kross around the ring then snapped his arm back while on the mat. Lawlor’s focus stayed on the arm of Kross before he hit a suplex and locked in a front choke. Kross didn’t let his arm drop for the third time and he fired up and threw Lawlor off with a Northern Lights suplex. He then hit a big boot and a head and arm suplex before calling for “Doomsday” but Lawlor fought out and hit a flurry of strikes. Lawlor then hit a head and arm suplex of his own but Kross popped right up, so Lawlor floored him with a flying knee for a two count.
They exchanged strikes and Lawlor hit another flurry of knees to the head and forearms to the jaw. Kross just shook them off, smiled, and knocked Lawlor down with strikes of his own. Lawlor hit a thumb to the eye, and both fell to the floor moments later. Out of nowhere Erick Stevens ran to ringside and started beating up Kross so the referee had no choice but to call for the bell.
Lawlor, Garrini, Stevens and Osbourne continued the beatdown in the ring but Davey Boy Smith Jr. and the Von Erichs ran in for the save. Smith then challenged Team Filthy to an 8 man tag, Lawlor accepted as Fusion went off the air