Major League Wrestling Territory Report (October 21st, 2018)

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MLW Territory Report (October 21st, 2018)

  1. News
  2. MLW Fusion Results
  3. Upcoming Matches
  4. Championship Landscape
  5. Rankings

1. News

Tom Lawlor Defeats Shane Strickland

Tom Lawlor continues to roll over the competition in this territory. Not only did he win Battle Riot earlier this year, he defeated Shane Strickland in the main event of Fusion this week. Despite his loss to Lawlor, Strickland will still look to regain his MLW World Championship from Low-Ki in Chicago at Fightland. No matter who wins in Chicago, however, one would have to assume Lawlor is next in line to challenge.

2-Day Fusion Tapings On The Horizon

While the monthly Fusion tapings have been held entirely in one evening, there are signs that could be changing. MLW’s debut in Miami will be a 2-day event as will the promotion’s New York shows in April over WrestleMania weekend. The Miami and WrestleMania weekend shows are the only tapings they have advertised as being held over 2 days, however.

Stokely Hathaway Is Back

Here is what MLW’s weekly email had to say about Hathaway resurfacing:

Stokely Hathaway resurfaces. A few days after last week’s MLW.com‘s article on the disappearance of Stokely Hathaway, a video was sent in to MLW’s production team.  It was brief and blunt: Stokely Hathaway is back.

What happened when he was seemingly kidnapped? Where was he? Why is he back? So many questions and no answers – yet.  One thing is for certain: Mr. Hathaway’s return is upon us. Is MLW ready? We’re about to find out.

Rush Will Be At Miami Fusion Tapings

Rush has been confirmed for the December 2-day Fusion tapings in Miami.

Ace Romero Will Be At MLW Fightland Chicago

Ace Romero’s MLW debut has been announced for the November Fusion tapings. Who he’ll face at MLW Fightland is yet to be announced, however.

2. MLW Fusion Results

MLW Fusion #27
October 19th, 2018
Melrose Ballroom
Queens, New York

  1. El Hijo De LA Park defeated Sammy Guevera
  2. Smash N Dash Connection defeated the Samoan Island Tribe
  3. Tom Lawlor defeated Shane Strickland via tapout

3. Upcoming Matches

MLW Fusion #28
October 26th, 2018
Melrose Ballroom
Queens, New York

  • Spin The Wheel, Make A Deal
    Sami Callihan vs Jimmy Havoc
  • PCO vs LA Park

MLW: Fightland
November 8th, 2018
Cicero Stadium
Chicago, ILL

  1. MLW Tag Team Championships
    Fenix & Pentagon Jr. (c) vs LA Park & El Hijo de LA Park
  2. No DQ
    PCO vs Brody King
  3. Size Matters (Joey Ryan & Swoggle) vs The Dirty Blondes
  4. Rush vs. Sammy Guevara

4. Championship Landscape

MLW World Heavyweight Championship
Champion: Low-Ki
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)

5. Rankings

  • #1 Tom Lawlor moves up one spot in the rankings with his victory over Shane Strickland. This doesn’t change that Strickland will challenge Low-Ki for the title at MLW Fightland in Chicago.
  • #8 Smash N Dash Connection debut in the rankings.
  • #23 El Hijo De LA Park moves up 5 spots in the rankings with his victory over Sammy Guevara.
MLW World Heavyweight Champion: Low-Ki
MLW Middleweight Champion: Maxwell Jacob Friedman
  1. Tom Lawlor
  2. Shane Strickland
  3. Fenix
  4. LA Park
  5. Pentagon Jr.
  6. Sami Callihan
  7. Jake Hager
  8. Jimmy Havoc
  9. John Hennigan
  10. Brodi King
  11. PCO
  12. Teddy Hart
  13. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  14. ACH
  15. Simon Gotch
  16. Barrington Hughes
  17. Ricky Martinez
  18. Trey Miguel
  19. Rich Swann
  20. Kotto Brazil
  21. Parrow
  22. Jimmy Yuta
  23. El Hijo De LA Park
  24. Sammy Guevera
  25. Jason Cade
  26. Fred Yehi
  27. Brian Pillman Jr.
  28. Vandal Ortagun

MLW Tag-Team Champions: Fenix and Pentagon Jr.

  1. LA Park and El Hijo De LA Park
  2. the Hart Foundation
  3. ACH and Rich Swann
  4. Team Filthy
  5. the Dirty Blondes
  6. The Stud Stable
  7. Jason Cade & Jimmy Yuta
  8. Smash N Dash Connection
  9. Samoan Island Tribe

Women’s Division

  1. Santana Garrett
  2. Aria Blake
  3. Taya Valkyrie