On Thursday, November 17th, 2022, MLW aired another episode of Fusion tonight as we review MLW Fusion for 11/17/22. We had 3 matches we got some tag team action as Los Maximos goes against Samoan Swat Team, we got Killer Kross in action against Matt Cross & the main event is Alex Kane defending the National Openweight Title against Davey Richards.
MLW Fusion for 11/17/22
Tag Team Match
Los Maximos vs. Samoan Swat Team
We get Jose Maximo diving onto Juicy Finau but Finau catches him, then catches Joel Maximo & Lance Anoa’i hits a dive onto Los Maximos & Finau. Some brawling on the floor before Anoa’i starts beating on Jose in the ring and the bell rings.
Double kicks from Los Maximos, then Joel tags in. Scoop slam from Joel, then an alleged senton. Jose tags in but Finau makes a blind tag as Anoa’i hits a headscissors. Finau with a missed splash in the corner, and then he hits Jose with a spinebuster onto Joel.
Anoa’i hits a buckle bomb onto Jose then Finau squishes him in the corner but can only get a 2 count. Anoa’i hits a superkick to Joel, then he goes for the Splash but Jose cuts him off on the top rope.
Los Maximos go for the Spanish Fly, but here comes Finau to help him and stacks them both up for a double Samoan Drop leading to the Splash from Anoa’i onto Jose to get the win.
Winners: Samoan Swat Team
We get a video from Mance Warner, he’s a little worked up and angry and wants Mads Krugger. He wonders what kind of match they’ll have, tables, light tubes, flaming tables, it’s all possible. Microman shows up to contest for the last beer, but Mance distracts him with another beer. Mance appreciates the balls on Microman to try and steal his beer.
We get a video from the Battle Riot where World Tag Team Champions Power & Hustle bury the hatchet after EJ Nduka eliminated Calvin Tankman in the Riot.
Middleweight Champion Myron Reed gets an interview, he says to keep sending the best to him then tries to chant Bomaye but he’s interrupted by Calvin Tankman. Reed wants to know why Tankman is fighting the movement. Tankman reminds him of all the bad things Kane did to him. Reed brings up that Nduka is likely aligning with Cesar Duran going forward to sow some discontent.
A replay of Brittany Blake attacking Taya Valkyrie last week. Valkyrie says if Blake wanted a Featherweight Title shot all she had to do was ask then speaks some Spanish.
Video from Richard Holliday and Alicia Atout. Alicia puts over Holliday, Holliday then says he makes it no matter where he is but since they’re in New York City, he might beat Hammerstone around various landmarks since it’ll be Falls Count Anywhere. Because in the city that never sleeps the sole proprietor will have the gold in his hand.
MLW Fusion for 11/17/22
Killer Kross vs. Matt Cross
The match starts off with Matt Cross avoiding Killer Kross. Kross backs Cross into a corner and kicks him in the face. Punches from Kross then he tosses Cross into another corner and clocks him with another right hand.
Cross tries to lift Kross but can’t do it; then he runs into a clothesline. We get a cut in the action and come back to Kross working a facelock. Cross fights to his feet and lands elbows to escape then flips out of a back suplex.
Kross runs into a boot then hits a satellite lateral drop then Cross hits a Cross Cutter then goes up top but Kross avoids the Shooting Star Press then kills Cross with a Doomsday Saito for the win.
Winner: Killer Kross
We get a video package for Dragon Gate’s Shun Skywalker, he’s coming to MLW with his eyes set on Myron Reed’s Middleweight Title.
In the back Davey Richards gets an interview ahead of his match, he hopes Kane is being well paid because he’s made some choices that put him in the crosshairs of Richards and this hunt never dies.
A video reminding us that the Opera Cup has been stolen and league officials are looking for the Opera Cup.
MLW World Champion Alexander Hammerstone walks in the back and 1/2 of the World Tag Team Champions EJ Nduka comes up wanting a MLW World Title shot. Hammerstone says Nduka is preaching to the choir as Cesar Duran is making the matches. Something catches Hammerstone’s attention, they find Tankman unconscious with the same card on his body that was on Budd Heavy last week. Cesar Duran is here and claims to have nothing to do with this, he seems a little unsettled by the card.
MLW Fusion for 11/17/22
National Openweight Title Match
Alex Kane (c) vs. Davey Richards
Alex Kane & Davey Richards do some circling to start this match off then Kane tries to start a bomaye chant with middling results. Kane grabs a double wrist lock into a hammerlock, Richards counters with a fireman’s carry into a scarf hold, Kane then rolls him shoulders down for a 2 count and they separate.
Richards tries a front headlock, he & Kane wrestle on the mat for position before Richards grabs an arm wringer. Kane grabs a side headlock to counter then they hit the ropes with Richards grabbing an Ankle Lock but Kane rolls free right away. Richards then runs into a boot before getting caught with an exploder suplex into the corner and we go to a commercial break.
After the break, Kane landed a kick on the floor then hitting a splash on the apron. Back in the ring Kane with some blows to the upper back then a chop. Some cross-face blows from Kane, then stomps. Richards tries to fight back with a kick, but Kane squashes him in the corner.
Kane lands an elbow then launches Richards into a corner. Some trash talk from Kane then he climbs to the second rope and tries for a suplex of some sort with Richards still on the mat, Richards fights free with body shots then a couple of headbutts. More headbutts from Richards has Kane staggered, then he climbs up there with Kane and goes for a superplex, he has to to with more headbutts first then climbs to the top rope and connects with the superplex.
Richards & Kane start trading strikes, then Richards lays in kicks to take over before he hits the dragon screw through the ropes. Richards up top but Kane avoids the double stomp. Richards hits Trailer Hitch & Kane has to crawl to the ropes but he does get there to break the hold.
Richards wants a Brainbuster, but Kane fights him off then lays in elbows before running into a roundhouse kick. Back Drop Driver from Richards then a clothesline but Kane fights him off with a release suplex that gets a 2 count.
Richards counters a Mark of Kane with an Ankle Lock but Kane kicks him off but Richards floors him with a punt kick. The Double Stomp connects but Kane kicks at 1. Brainbuster from Richards gets a 2 count then a Gotch Style Piledriver puts away Kane.
Winner & New National Openweight Champion: Davey Richards (NEW CHAMPION!!!)
After the match Richards celebrates with the National Openweight Title while Myron Reed stares at him from the entrance stage to end this week’s Fusion.
Next Week’s Fusion
Featherweight Title Match
Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Brittany Blake
MLW World Title Falls Count Anywhere Match
Alexander Hammerstone (c) vs. Richard Holiday
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