MLW Territory Report (October 21st, 2018)
- MLW Fusion Results
- Upcoming Matches
- Championship Landscape
Sami Callihan Attacks Tom Lawlor/MLW Heavyweight Title Picture
The MLW Heavyweight title picture has several key players in action in Chicago next week. Callihan attacked Lawlor in the back at a media event recently in Chicago. He was paid off to do so by Salina De La Renta as Lawlor has a title shot owed to him as a result of winning Battle Riot. Lawlor also defeated Shane Strickland on Fusion last week. Strickland has a title match coming up with Low-Ki at Fightland with Lawlor likely taking on the winner, possibly in Miami for the December Fusion tapings.
Sami Callihan’s Hot Streak Continues
Callihan defeated Jimmy Havoc in the Spin The Wheel Make A Deal match. It’s another big win for Callihan, whose team also came up on the winning end of War Games. He might be on Salina’s payroll but at some point Callihan might be in a positition to challenge for the MLW Heavyweight title himself.
LA Park Defeats PCO
LA Park was victorious this week, defeating PCO. After the match, Park cut a promo about him and his son challenging Fenix and Pentagon for the tag titles in Chicago. El Hijo De LA Park was victorious over Sammy Guevara recently on Fusion.
Cout Bauer On MLW Relationship With Impact Wrestling
Cout Bauer addressed the promotion’s realitonship with Impact Wrestling through a series of Tweets this week.
Sad to see people attempting to spread bogus rumors about @MLW/@ImpactWrestling when there are open lines of communication (hell, @sonjaydutterson owes me dinner & @Konnan5150 works for both groups). It’s beyond ridiculous and I hesitated to even acknowledge it but I dislike lies
We all work together. Be it @DefyNW/@MLW coordinating flights and dates, AAA/MLW exploring talent swaps, etc. Sometimes there are conflicts and you work through them.
There is no us vs them. This is a new frontier. For it to work, we need to all cooperate which is happening.
Other news notes:
- Ace Austin will debut for the promotion in Chicago on November 8th.
- Episodes of Fusion can now be viewed on FITE.tv as well as YouTube and BeIN Sports.
- MLW sent out the following comments regarding Samu, who is battling cancer.
On behalf of everyone at MLW, we want to send our send our thoughts and prayers to Samu Anoa’iwho is battling cancer. Samu hopes to be back in an MLW ring soon. The entire league is pulling for the MLW original and misses the mighty Samoan’s presence backstage.
2. MLW Fusion Results
MLW Fusion #27
October 26th, 2018
Queens, New York
- Joey Ryan defeated Richard Holiday
- LA Park defeated PCO
- Spin The Wheel, Make A Deal
Sami Callihan defeated Jimmy Havoc
3. Upcoming Matches
MLW Fusion #28
November 2nd, 2018
Queens, New York
- Tommy Dreamer vs Brody King
- The Hart Foundation vs ACH, Rich Swann, and Marko Stunt
November 8th, 2018
- MLW Tag Team Championships
Fenix & Pentagon Jr. (c) vs LA Park & El Hijo de LA Park
- No DQ
PCO vs Brody King
- Size Matters (Joey Ryan & Swoggle) vs The Dirty Blondes
- Rush vs. Sammy Guevara
- Flag Match
Puma King vs MJF
- Myron Reed vs Ace Austin
- Brian Pillman Jr. vs Tommy Dreamer
- Stokely Hathaway Returns
4. Championship Landscape
MLW World Heavyweight Championship
Won: From Shane Strickland (July 12th, 2018 Fusion tapings)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: John Hennigan (Battle Riot), Fenix (War Games)
Upcoming Title Matches: Vs Shane Strickland (MLW: Fightland)
MLW World Middleweight Championship
Champion: Maxwell Jacob Friedman
Won: from Vacant (defeated Joey Ryan at Battle Riot)
Title Defenses: 0
Upcoming Title Matches:
MLW World Tag Team Champions
Champion: Pentagon Jr. and Fenix
Won: from Vacant (defeated the Dirty Blondes & Team TBD, June 7th, 2018 Fusion tapings)
Title Defenses: 2
Challengers: ACH & Rich Swann (July 12th, 2018 Fusion tapings), Rey Horus & Drago (Battle Riot)
Upcoming Title Matches: vs LA Park & El Hijo De LA Park (MLW: Fightland)
MLW Middleweight Champion: Maxwell Jacob Friedman
- Tom Lawlor
- Shane Strickland
- LA Park
- Pentagon Jr.
- Sami Callihan
- Jake Hager
- Jimmy Havoc
- John Hennigan
- Brodi King
- Teddy Hart
- Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- Simon Gotch
- Barrington Hughes
- Ricky Martinez
- Trey Miguel
- Rich Swann
- Kotto Brazil
- Jimmy Yuta
- El Hijo De LA Park
- Sammy Guevera
- Joey Ryan
- Jason Cade
- Fred Yehi
- Brian Pillman Jr.
- Vandal Ortagun
MLW Tag-Team Champions: Fenix and Pentagon Jr.
- LA Park and El Hijo De LA Park
- the Hart Foundation
- ACH and Rich Swann
- Team Filthy
- the Dirty Blondes
- The Stud Stable
- Jason Cade & Jimmy Yuta
- Smash N Dash Connection
- Samoan Island Tribe
- Size Matters
- Santana Garrett
- Aria Blake
- Taya Valkyrie