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MLW is back with their Super Series against AAA in Tijuana, Mexico. Episode 108 of Fusion showcased Poder del Norte, set up a future hair vs hair bout, and saw Hijo del Vikingo, Octagon Jr., and Myzteziz Jr. put their AAA Trios titles on the line against Injustice in a barn burner.

On to a recap and review of the show...

Injustice fired themselves up about being passed over in the past and now MLW wants to re-sign them for more money. Put respect on the Injustice name. They are the best group doing it.

The Super Series scoreboard heading into week 4 is 4-2, advantage MLW.

Black Destiny, Fantastick, & Rayo Star vs Poder del Norte

This was a AAA exhibition match and didn’t count in the standings. Black Destiny, Fantastick, and Rayo Star kicked it off with a triple plancha to the outside. Poder del Norte quickly seized control by catapulting Rayo Star into a chairshot then a teamwork gorilla press toss into the stands.

Other big moves were Tito Santana hitting a nifty crucifix bomb...

And Black Destiny with a suicide dive to Carta Brava Jr. hung over the guardrail.

For the finish, the tecnico valet (I didn’t catch her name) unintentionally hit a corkscrew crossbody onto her teammates when Poder del Norte escaped the impact. Black Destiny was left to fend for himself. He ate a triple running train attack in the corner then a frog splash from Mocho Cota Jr. Cota pinned Black Destiny to win.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Dynastic

Richard Holliday and Alexander Hammerstone visited Savio Vega’s childhood home. Vega’s mother was having money issues, so Holliday bought the house. Now he has two titles, the Caribbean Championship and the property title. Richie “Two Titles” considered turning it into an Airbnb.

MLW Anthology is a new series debuting May 16 about MLW’s history dating back to 2002.

Hair vs hair challenge

Injustice jumped Brian Pillman Jr. and tried to cut off Pillman’s mullet. In a backstage promo, Pillman challenged Jordan Oliver to a hair vs hair match. “You want to go as far as to cut off my livelihood, my hair. Well, you’re get your chance, Jordan Oliver. CAUSE IT’S YOU AND ME. Mano a mano. My glorious, luscious mullet versus your white trash head. Hair versus hair match. It’s going down.”

LA Park, en la cocina, pendejos!

LA Park was back with his cooking show. He was joined by his sons to make a meat dish called discada. Ingredients include beef, pork, sausage, bacon, chorizo, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, tomato puree, seasoning cubes, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. They clowned on Psycho Clown and Pagano with all kinds of jokes.

This clip was the closing portion of the lengthy segment.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. called out Jacob Fatu. It is only a matter of time until they meet in the ring.

Mance Warner had words for Alexander Hammerstone. It doesn’t matter how big, how strong, or how much ‘candy’ Hammerstone injects in his ass. At the end of the day, Warner can use a baseball bat on Hammer’s knees. Mancer is coming for the Openweight gold. Warner has heart. He doesn’t stay down. He’ll get back up to whoop that ass. Ole Mancer don’t quit.

Dan Lambert filed a lawsuit for monetary damages against Low Ki after he ruined the press conference to announce the Team Filthy and American Top Team merger.

Psycho Clown is bringing Psicosis and Niño Hamburguesa with him to wrestle the Parks next week in the Super Series finale.

AAA Trios Championship: Jinetes del Aire vs Injustice

This contest had non-stop action. It began with athletic one-on-one stalemates. It then transitioned into amazing teamwork maneuvers. Jinetes took control with a pop-up flying dropkick attack.

Jinetes also hit a wheelbarrow into a suplex finished with a shooting star press. Injustice responded with a springboard neckbreaker into a backbreaker finished with a slingshot senton.

After a variety of high flying, Myron Reed hit a huge cutter down to the floor.

Brian Pillman Jr. played a role in the result. Injustice had control when Pillman spit beer in Kotto Brazil’s face. Pillman also grabbed a chair away from an irate Brazil. Those distractions allowed Jinetes to strike. Octagon Jr. connected on an Asai moonsault. Myzteziz Jr. followed with a corkscrew plancha onto Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver.

That left Brazil and Hijo del Vikingo in the ring. Vikingo clobbered Brazil with a running knee smash. Vikingo climbed the corner to execute an inverted flipping senton to won. Jinetes del Aire retained their Trios titles.

AAA earned the victory but is still down 4-3 on the Super Series scoreboard.


Damn, that main event was a bonanza of activity. The pace was fast, and the style was creative. I love how Jinetes del Aire and Injustice both utilized teamwork maneuvers throughout. The result was never in doubt due to the unlikelihood of titles changing hands in an interpromotional challenge across the border, but the action was so good that it didn’t matter. I got lost in the moment just watching the match. I give it two thumbs up and recommend checking it out.

Poder del Norte didn’t disappoint in their bout. I talked a big game for them, and they backed it up. Poder del Norte was another team that worked as a unit rather then three individuals. I hope their performance opens more doors for them, if not participating with MLW in the future.

LA Park’s cooking show was legit. The sizzled meat made me hungry. Who would have thought a cooking segment would get the green light for ten minutes on a wrestling show? The trash talking was entertaining as was the cooking. The music selection was the best part as the silly elevator tune lightened the mood with all the threats from Park toward his competition.

Mance Warner spit hot fire on his quest to rumble with Alexander Hammerstone. He used humor and experience to pitch his case about bringing violence to the big man. Mancer was quite convincing that Hammer won’t be the same after they tussle. As much as Warner wants to win for the people, I’m not sure he’ll be able to climb Muscle Mountain.

My favorite moment of the evening was the reveal of a future hair vs hair contest between Brian Pillman Jr. and Jordan Oliver. I can’t wait to see how MLW treats that type of match. In Mexico, hair vs hair is a very big deal. I wasn’t expecting that stipulation for Pillman vs Oliver but it fits. Pillman’s mullet is beloved, and Oliver’s ego wouldn’t let him live down a loss to Pillman. That should combine for a high stakes matchup.

Share your thoughts about the show. What was your favorite moment from episode 108 of Fusion?

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.