Powell’s MLW Fusion TV Review: LA Park vs. Pentagon Jr. in a Mexican Massacre Match, ACH vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr., Gangrel accepts Simon Gotch’s prize fight challenge, Ricky Martinez vs. Jake St. Patrick

By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Major League Wrestling TV (Episode 25)
Taped in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the War Memorial Auditorium
Aired October 6, 2018 on beIN Sports

A Low Ki narrated video package on his win over Fenix opened the show. Low Ki said Konnan’s entire world would be burned to ash… The MLW opening aired… The broadcast team was Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini…

Footage aired of Salina de la Renta hosting Maxwell J Friedman and Aria Blake on a rooftop. MJF said the location was nice “for Puerto Rico”. Salina told him to watch his mouth or she’d have his tongue for breakfast. Janala laughed awkwardly and then sat down next to Salina. He said he was having problems with a certain “bad boy” and heard she had bounty hunters. Low Ki showed up and said they could provide a solution to their Joey Janela problem…

1. Ricky Martinez (w/Salina de la Renta) vs. Jake St. Patrick. Martinez dominated the offense before leaping off the top rope and hitting a Codebreaker on the way down for the pin…

Ricky Martinez defeated Jake St. Patrick.

The broadcast team hyped upcoming matches… [C]

Powell’s POV: Another showcase squash win for Martinez.

Tom Lawlor delivered a promo from an outdoor location in Las Vegas. Lawlor hyped his match with Shane Strickland and said we’d find out who the best is in two weeks on MLW Fusion…

Ring announcer Tim Barr introduced Simon Gotch’s prize fight challenge. Gotch and Tom Lawlor headed to the ring. Gotch announced that the prize was up to $2,000. Gangrel was introduced as his surprise opponent. Gangrel dropped an elbow on Gotch and covered him for two. Gotch came back with a sleeper. Gangrel bit him and the referee called for the bell.

Simon Gotch beat Gangrel by DQ.

Powell’s POV: So is Gotch going to be a vampire now? Please say yes.

Kaci Lennox interviewed ACH about facing Davey Boy Smith Jr. ACH complained about the Hart Foundation laying out Rich Swann. He called it unprofessional and labeled them as bullies. He said Smith is the muscle of the group. ACH said he is he hardest pit in the litter and he’s ready to bite… [C]

Sami Callihan delivered a backstage promo about his Spin The Wheel Make The Deal match against Jimmy Havoc. He listed some of the potential stipulations for the match and said it would be the most violent match in MLW history…

Bocchini hosted the MLW Fightland control center segment and hyped the advertised matches for the Chicago event including Low Ki vs. Shane Strickland for the MLW Championship, and Rush making his MLW debut on the November 8 event…

3. ACH vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. The bell rang and ACH dropkicked Smith, who came back with a German suplex. ACH performed a nice bridging German suplex for a nice near fall. ACH sold back pain as he went to the ropes. Smith rolled out of the way of a top rope splash. Smith performed a running powerslam and got the clean win…

Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated ACH.

Powell’s POV: A shorter than expected match. I assumed this would be more competitive.

Backstage, Kaci Lennox interviewed Konnan about the main event. He said to expect a lot of blood and weapons. Salina showed up and thanked him for giving her Pentagon Jr. as a sacrifice for LA Park. They spoke at one another in Spanish. Konnan said he has known LA Park for years and he will turn his back on Salina and he will take another client away from her…

A video hyped Los Ingobernables leader Rush as coming soon to MLW… Bocchini read through the tale of the tape…

4. Pentagon Jr. (w/Konnan) vs. LA Park (w/Salina de la Renta) in a Mexican Massacre Match. LA Park brought chairs to the ring with him and stood on one of them in the ring as some fans threw streamers. Pentagon brought a trashcan out with him. LA Park tore a good portion of Pentagon’s mask during the opening minute and dragged him to ringside. Park posed with fans who were chanting his name, then picked up a table and leaned it against the guardrail.

Park worked over Pentagon with items from ringside and choked him with a chain from the lighting grid. Park brought him back inside the ring and removed his belt and whipped Pentagon with hit. Pentagon came back and performed a great flip dive to the floor that drove Park through the table and drew “holy shit” chants. Back in the ring, Pentagon performed a top rope double stomp for a two count. Park came back with a clothesline and did his strut and dance. A “this is awesome” chant broke out.

With Park hung up in the ropes, Pentagon performed a double foot stomp and got another two count. Park, whose mask was also torn, rebounded with a suicide dive. Later, Pentagon put a trashcan over Park and hit i with a kendo stick. Pentagon mocked Park’s dance, then ate a spear. Pentagon set up a table in the ring and positioned Park on the ropes and hit him with a trashcan. Pentagon set up for a move on the table, but Park leapt from the ropes and speared him through it. Pentagon threw a fireball at Park and covered Park for two. Pentagon slammed a trashcan over the referee. Park low blowed Pentagon and grabbed the referee, who made a fast three count…

LA Park defeated Pentagon Jr. in a Mexican Massacre Match

Schiavone hyped El Hijo De LA park vs. Jimmy Yuta, and Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Vandal Ortagun for next week…

Powell’s POV: Hardcore wrestling is definitely back. This was a wild brawl that the live crowd went crazy for. It went nearly 20 minutes and both guys worked hard and put on a good show. The rest of the show was pretty standard aside from perhaps the Gangrel surprise appearance, but the main event carried it and is worth going out of your way to see.

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