Let’s catch up on this week’s news in MLW and preview Saturday night’s episode of Fusion. There will be an 8-man main event to settle the score between Team Filthy and Killer Kross, Davey Boy Smith Jr., & the Von Erichs, a cooking show hosted by LA Park, Pop-Tarts used for torture, and coronavirus hijinks with Mance Warner needing light beer.
Killer Kross is back
The finish to last week’s main event between Killer Kross and Tom Lawlor set up this week’s prime bout. Davey Boy Smith Jr. issued a challenge to Team Filthy. It will be Kross, Smith, Ross Von Erich, and Marshall Von Erich in an 8-man tag against Lawlor, Erick Stevens, Dominic Garrini, and Kit Osbourne. It should be one heck of a donnybrook.
The preview is teasing if the good guys can trust Kross. That will be something to keep an eye on. There were no hints to back up that notion last week, but we shall see this week.
(Obligatory note that this episode was taped before Kross signed with WWE.)
Mance Warner has a surprise in store for the Dynasty. It will be his duty to provide a mystery opponent to wrestle Richard Holliday. The likely picks are Savio Vega or Logan Creed. Both have beef with the Dynasty. Don’t count out the possibility of an ECW legend, since this show was filmed at the 2300 Arena, aka ECW Arena, in Philadelphia.
El Lindaman versus Zenshi will round out the card for this evening. That is a unique matchup of styles. I would not be surprised if this contest steals the show. Both are very creative with their offense.
Are you ready for news you never asked for but will think is an awesome idea? MLW is giving LA Park his own cooking show. The show will be titled, “¡LA Park en la cocina, pendejos!” That translates to, “LA Park in the kitchen, (expletive).”
I love that idea, but what I really want to discuss is the promotional photo used by MLW.
LA Park to debut cooking show https://t.co/sw2IcMi0YS pic.twitter.com/Ob6TACZqD1— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) March 18, 2020
There’s no way that’s LA Park. That person looks like a mini. It makes me wonder what LA Park has in store for the debut of his cooking extravaganza. Will he have minis running all over the place like Oompa Loompas?
MLW Fusion airs on beIN SPORTS and PlayStation Vue Saturday nights at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. New episodes are posted on YouTube Saturdays at 6:05 pm ET. Fusion is also broadcast in the UK, Ireland, Israel, Africa, and France.
Mance Warner was assaulted at the pay window after beating Gino Medina last week. Eyewitnesses are pointing the finger at MJF. Warner was diagnosed with a concussion from the incident and will be out indefinitely. MJF was fined $10,000 and banned from the building for the next episode of Fusion.
It is interesting that MLW keeps bringing up MJF’s name. Many fans, myself included, assumed that MJF finished his time with MLW and is now focused on AEW. All these name-drops has me wondering if MLW is playing the long game and setting up MJF vs Ole Mancer at the next PPV, whenever that is to take place (maybe November).
MLW is claiming that the Contra Unit hacked their Twitter account earlier this week. I don’t know if wild tweets were actually sent out and blamed on Contra or if it was just part of a story for MLW.com. The examples in the press release were no big deal.
Sticking with Contra, Ikuro Kwon will continue to take care of CIMA during the filming hiatus. Kwon is implementing Contra’s evil will through sweetened breakfast pastries.
Im giving him half a poptart every 3 hours https://t.co/Itfb68crPM— Ikuro_Kwon (@ikuro_kwon) March 17, 2020
If you are thinking that being fed Pop-Tarts isn’t so bad, it gets worse. Much worse.
The frosting is scraped off https://t.co/KDyxT6vrII— Ikuro_Kwon (@ikuro_kwon) March 17, 2020
Pop-Tarts without frosting is diabolical. I’ve seen those in the grocery story aisle, but I assumed they were never purchased by anyone and eventually donated to hard labor camps. Kwon has a wicked soul. No wonder Josef Samael is so fond of him.
As a reminder from last week, MLW announced they would halt their live tapings for 45 days. MLW was able to squeeze in one last session for the MLW vs AAA event in Tijuana, Mexico. The talent seemed to have a fun time arriving. The ride home was not so smooth.
Street tacos were creeping up on Richard Holliday
Flights delayed. Started snowing in Chicago. Plane needs to be de-iced. The world is ending. I’m on a plane for ants. I ate 6 Mexican street tacos yesterday and I’m starting to sweat.— Richard Holliday (@MostMarketable) March 14, 2020
Please get me home and to a Starbucks.
Brian Pillman Jr. wasn’t sweating any illness before the show. His plan to keep shaking hands with fans seems to have put him under the weather.
I shook too many hands in Mexico guys!— Brian Pillman Jr. (@FlyinBrianJr) March 16, 2020
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We’ll close with Mance Warner in the midst of a catastrophe. He’s losing his mind about the possibility of liquor stores being forced to close down. Language warning.
IS THIS TRUE YALL!!!!!! #MANCER #Covid_19 pic.twitter.com/6xykgONXpU— Mance Warner (@ManceWarner) March 20, 2020
For the love of Ole Mancer, get the man some light beers. Not even the Dynasty would wish this on Warner. Normally, I’d put a few questions at the bottom, but we don’t have time for that. I have to hit the liquor store and ship light beers to the Southern Psychopath before it is too late. The man deserves it.