MLW Territory Report (October 21st, 2018)
- MLW Fusion Results
- Upcoming Matches
- Championship Landscape
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
Queens, New York
- El Hijo De LA Park defeated Sammy Guevera
- Smash N Dash Connection defeated the Samoan Island Tribe
- Tom Lawlor defeated Shane Strickland via tapout
3. Upcoming Matches
MLW Fusion #28
October 26th, 2018
Queens, New York
- Spin The Wheel, Make A Deal
Sami Callihan vs Jimmy Havoc
- PCO vs LA Park
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
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)
- #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 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
- 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
- Santana Garrett
- Aria Blake
- Taya Valkyrie