As tonight’s show opens, Josef Samael warns MLW that CONTRA Unit will win this war no matter which member is out there in the ring. Tonight, Jacob Fatu and Simon Gotch will face the Von Erichs for the Tag Team Championships in the main event.
Fight analysts (commentators) Jared St. Laurent and Rich Bocchini welcome fans to MLW Fusion. The show kicks off with the “Heavyweight Hustle” Calvin Tankman taking on Zenshi.
Calvin Tankman vs. Zenshi
Zenshi ducks the line and goes right for Tankman’s leg. Tankman pushes him off like a fly. Zenshi lands a dropkick, which angers the Heavyweight. Zenshi sends him into the turnbuckles. Tankman meets Zenshi in the middle with a huge dropkick, followed by a pop up powerbomb. Tankman gets a near-fall count of 2.
Tankman sends the aerialist flying from the corner towards the center of the ring. Zenshi gains his defensive footing with a roundhouse kick and a single leg dropkick. Zenshi flies in with a 619 but gets backhanded to fall prey to the Tankman Driver. Tankman hooks the leg one more to and gains the victory.
Winner: Calvin Tankman
Post-Match: Calvin Tankman promises MLW fans that if the company continues to line guys up for him to face, he’ll just keep knocking them down.
We take a look back at Richard Holliday and Low Ki’s victorious wins in their opening round matches in the Opera Cup Tournament. Tonight, these two will face off for their spot in the finals.
At the Aztec Ruins in Mexico, Salina de la Renta tells a haunting tale about a young boy who desired revenge similar to what she has planned for Konnan soon.
Dan Lambert is questioning MLW’s judgment to have Low Ki compete in the Opera Cup instead of King Mo Lawal.
We head back to the ring to get ready to see Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku compete in tag action.
Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini & Kevin Ku) (w/Tom Lawlor) vs. Dugan & Robert Martyr
Dominic Garrini sends Dugan flat on his back as the match begins. He powerslams Dugan and goes for an arm breaker. Dugan grabs the bottom rope for the break. Dugan tags in Robert Martyr, and Garrini tags in Kevin Ku. Ku tosses Martyr across the ring before tagging Garrini back in. Garrini and Ku put the match away with a combination roundhouse/brainbuster for the victory. Violence Is Forever wins.
Winners: Violence Is Forever
Low Ki tells fans to tune in to his match, later on, to see how he will put away Richard Holliday’s chances of advancing to the finals of the Opera Cup.
Earlier this week, Richard Holliday made a video to Low Ki, saying that he hopes his vibrato in his lungs can handle his rarefied air.
We’ll hear from Alex Hammerstone right after the break.
Back from the break, and before we hear from the National Openweight Champion, Lio Rush has an exclusive message for the World Middleweight Champion, Myron Reed. Rush is all for accepting Reed’s challenge for a title defense. But he wants to do it on Wednesday, January 6, at Kings of Colosseum. The question is: will Reed accept his offer?
Alicia Atout interviews Alex Hammerstone. She begins by asking his thoughts on Mads Krugger’s debut. He says the guy is intimidating, but he’s ready for him now that he’s cleared to compete. He challenges the “Black Hand of CONTRA” to a match at Kings of Colosseum. Mads Krugger cuts the interview off by informing Hammerstone that he accepts his challenge.
We head back to the ring for part one of the semi-final match of the Opera Cup.
Opera Cup Semi-Final: Low Ki vs. Richard Holliday
Low Ki gets a low kick in as the match begins. Richard Holliday corners Ki with a set of stomps. Ki charges towards Holliday in the corner with a running forearm and a chop. Holliday drops Low Ki on the top turnbuckle. He hooks the leg for a near-fall of 2.
Holliday stomps away at Ki’s ankle and midsection. Holliday connects a back suplex for another near-fall of 2. Low Ki rolls through with a double stomp, breaking Holliday’s pace of the match. Holliday comes back in with a backbreaker. Holliday collapses into the ropes after Low Ki puts him in his Iron Octopus submission.
Ki keeps his momentum strong with a series of stomps. Holliday fights back with an elbow to the face. Low Ki breaks out of a waist lock with an enziguri. Ki finds himself on the receiving end of a powerful clothesline. Holliday sends Ki down with a powerbomb. He was a split second away from advancing to the finals before Ki kicked out at 2.9.
Holliday continues his powerhouse technicality with a spinebuster and gets another near-fall of 2.5. Ki sends Holliday into the corner with a missile dropkick. He flies off the top rope with a diving double foot stomp. Low Ki gains the pinfall victory right after.
Winner: Low Ki
Low Ki moves on to the finals of the 2020 Opera Cup.
Next week, Tom Lawlor will face ACH in next week’s final semi-final Opera Cup match.
Rich Bocchini and Jared St. Laurent can confirm that Lio Rush will challenge Myron Reed for the Middleweight Championship at Kings of Colosseum on January 6. Myron Reed comments on this breaking news.
MLW World Tag Team Championships: Ross & Marshall Von Erich (c) vs. CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu & Simon Gotch)
The announcer hasn’t finished calling the Von Erichs out before all four men start to brawl on the outside. Ross smashes Simon Gotch’s face on the apron. Gotch throws a water bottle back at him. Marshall sends Jacob Fatu straight towards the banister. Ross Von Eric and Simon Gotch make their way into the ring to officially begin the match.
Ross charges towards Gotch with a running boot in the corner. Ross comes in again with a low missile dropkick. Ross lands a nice fisherman suplex in the center of the ring. Gotch rolls Ross through to grab a tag from Fatu. Fatu pushes Marshall off the apron. Fatu bites away at Ross’s forehead. Fatu smashes Ross with a big superkick for a near-fall of 2. Fatu tags Gotch right back in.
Gotch makes another quick tag to Fatu. Fatu shoves his body into Ross’s midsection. Ross fights back with a series of kicks and an enziguri. Fatu drops an elbow and keeps Rose further away from Marshall. Fatu slams Ross’s face into the top turnbuckle and tags in Gotch. Gotch tries to put it away with only a near-fall of 2 again. He goes for another near-fall attempt.
Gotch lands a brainbuster to gain another tag in from Fatu. Fatu wails on Ross with a flurry of punches. Ross low bridges Fatu out of the ring to get Marshall in with a tag. Marshall comes in hot with a big dropkick on Gotch. He sends Gotch down with a clothesline before slamming him down on the mat with a powerful spinebuster. Fatu comes in to break up the pin with a flying senton. Ross rolls in with a hurricanrana on Fatu. Marshall grabs hold of Gotch with his signature claw and sends him through a table. Here comes Team Filthy to break up the match. The referee calls for this title match to end in a no contest.
That concludes this week’s episode.