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Full coverage of MLW Fusion will be coming to ProWrestling.com. Here are quick results for this past weekend’s edition of Fusion to catch you up before then.
Jan. 4, 2019
-Show opens with Mance Warner delivering a message to Jimmy Havoc, ahead of their No Ropes Barbed Wire Match in Dallas.
-Exhibition Match: Filthy Tom Lawlor def. “Rip Von Erich” by submission via Iron Claw/Sleeper combo.
*Rip Von Erich is a faux-Von Erich that was billed as “from the loins of Lance Von Erich.”
-CONTRA Unit’s attack on Strong Hearts is recapped.
-Richard Holliday & Alex Hammerstone show interest in Gino Medina as the newest member of The Dynasty, but are interrupted by Salina de la Renta.
-Alicia Atout interviews Davey Boy Smith Jr., who says he will wait for fatigue to set in on Alex Hammerstone and then tap him out.
-Opera Cup Semi-Final Match: Davey Boy Smith Jr. def. Alex Hammerstone(w/ Richard Holliday) by pinfall via Diving Headbutt.
Smith will face the winner of Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher in the finals. Thatcher vs. Pillman is set for next week’s episode.
-Kotto Brazil interrupted Brian Pillman Jr. during an interview, bemoaning Pillman snapping Inustice’s undefeated streak. Brazil warns Pillman that he won’t make it to next week’s match.
-CONTRA Unit propaganda video and a video package hyping up Erick Stevens are shown.
-MAIN EVENT: CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Simon Gotch and Josef Samael) def. Strong Hearts (CIMA, Shingehiro Irie and El Lindaman)
Jacob Fatu pinned CIMA via Moonsault.
-After the match, Tom Lawlor challenged The Von Erichs to put their tag titles on the line against his top two students next week.
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