MLW is within the dream match enterprise, they usually delivered a novel contest for episode 163 of MLW Fusion. Jacob Fatu was in the principle occasion towards DragonGate famous person Ben-Ok.
Alexander Hammerstone sat in on commentary. Within the TV timeline, Fatu has a title shot in his pocket attributable to successful Battle Riot. Within the present life timeline, Hammerstone versus Fatu for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship was announced for SuperFight on February 4 in Philadelphia. Fatu had his eye on Hammer throughout the contest to speak trash.
Ben-Ok entered as a golden playboy. Though he was the smaller man, he didn’t draw back from Fatu. Ben-Ok really steamrolled Fatu on a shoulder block to knock him crazy.
Ben-Ok additionally had a powerful jackhammer suplex off the turnbuckles.
Fatu’s mixture of uncooked energy and wonderful agility was on full show for a double leap Arabian press moonsault.
Later, Fatu had extra plans for one thing superior. He positioned an open chair by the ropes. Fatu went for a step-up springboard from the chair to the ropes, however a slip put the kibosh on that transfer. Though Fatu clutched his knee on the autumn, it didn’t appear to hinder him throughout the match.
For the end, Fatu and Ben-Ok exchanged strikes within the heart of the ring. Ben-Ok ran the ropes, and Fatu was able to ship a savate kick. Fatu seized the second of alternative for a pop-up Samoan drop and a double springboard moonsault to win.
Afterward, Fatu thanked Ben-Ok as a troublesome cat. Ben-Ok replied with gratitude. Fatu continued talking concerning the Samoan Swat Staff amassing gold in MLW. He plans to canine stroll Hammerstone everywhere in the area after they return to Philly. The present closed with a staredown between champion and challenger.
Fatu and Ben-Ok placed on a great battle. Ben-Ok was new to me, and he competed like a star on par with Fatu. He has the look with the gold aptitude, and he backed that up with power within the ring. Ben-Ok left me wanting extra matchups towards different MLW wrestlers. Fatu is peaking towards prime competitors as he gears up for the robust problem of scaling Muscle Mountain. Hammerstone versus Fatu goes to be definitely worth the wait.
Trish Adora defeated Gia Scott to open the present. Scott had an aggressive edge, whereas Adora acquired on monitor with submission holds. Scott blasted Adora with a ripcord elbow blow. Scott talked trash, then she ran the ropes right into a vicious lariat from Adora. That was sufficient for Adora to earn the win.
Alec Value defeated TJ Crawford in a battle of middleweight prospects. Crawford managed the circulation as Value set as much as rally with high-octane offense. Value turned the tide on a springboard blockbuster. He adopted with a shock kick to win.
The best spotlight from that bout was Value vaulting onto the ropes for a springboard double stomp.
Each these matches had been stable showcases. Adora must be establishing for a future title shot towards Taya Valkyrie. That matchup has potential to be nice. I’d additionally prefer to see Taya wrestle Scott down the road. Scott’s aggression could be attention-grabbing towards La Wera Loca’s craziness. Value and Crawford each strut their stuff. Visually, they jogged my memory of Jordan Oliver and Davey Richards. One lanky high-flyer and one stout technician.
On the information tip, Sam Adonis is coming quickly to MLW tv. He’s been doing robust rudo work in AAA feuding with Psycho Clown.
Alicia Atout hosted a particular version of MLW Insider. She mentioned Cesar Duran and Court docket Bauer working by their variations to placed on a present in Tijuana for February 10. EJ Nduka got here to phrases with MLW after holding out for extra money as a result of hazard of the Final Man Standing match towards Alexander Hammerstone for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. This wasn’t talked about on the present, however we now know that Hammerstone versus Nduka will air February 7 within the debut of MLW on the REELZ network.
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