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MLW Pulp Fusion: Salina de la Renta is back!

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MLW returned with Pulp Fusion to blow our minds with storylines. Alexander Hammerstone brewed some Exotic Latin Muscle Coffee, Mance Warner wants to fight a bear, and there was a shocking surprise return.

The format of Pulp Fusion is a quick cut montage of promos intermixed with each other. Let’s break it down:

  • The Von Erich brothers announced the DAZN partnership.
  • Tom Lawlor was peeping through his windows while wearing a wig. He was nervous about being called a Haole. Lawlor quizzed his young children about the evil Von Erichs. His daughter pointed to Marshall as being tougher than Lawlor. They kept complimenting the Von Erichs. Lawlor was infuriated by this.
  • Alexander Hammerstone and his dog chatted with Richard Holliday. Holliday revealed big news of starting his own Dynastic Coffee line of caffeinated beverages. Hammer proposed an Exotic Latin Muscle Candy infusion (aka special Mexican supplements) into the coffee. Holiday was hesitant about that idea.
  • Later, Hammerstone made his own cup of Exotic Latin Muscle Coffee by squirting a syringe into his mug. He immediately felt the rush.
  • Mance Warner was frustrated about not being able to find a fight. He already challenged everyone in the trailer court. Warner was bored out of his mind. He yelled at Uncle Moonman for not yet finishing the Triple Tower of Doom. Ole Mancer is sick of fighting humans. He’s going to get a fight with a bear in a cage then hit the pay window.
  • Myron Reed spoke about the Injustice movement. When you are down, get back up and fight. Injustice got bigger and stronger. They are more determined.
  • Dan Lambert gave an update about his quest to get Low Ki banned by all state athletic commissions. Low Ki’s license applications have been denied.
  • Jordan Oliver called Contra the Clown Unit. He dissed Simon Gotch. If Oliver saw Gotch in the street, he would break his neck because he could.
  • Gino Medina demanded six feet of space from the cameraman.
  • Saieve Al Sabah sat holding a pair of brass knuckles. Every revolution needs a spark. The brass knuckles are his spark.
  • The closing scene came from a rooftop in Mexico City. A blonde lady walked out of a door. She turned around and it was Salina de la Renta! “I am back.” Cue maniacal laughter and a death stare.

That was one heck of a finish. I was not expecting to see the return of Salina, especially from a rooftop in Mexico City. It makes me wonder what business she has brewing. I can’t wait to find out.

Runner-up best moment was Hammerstone making his own coffee concoction. The scientific mixture and his reaction afterward were both hilarious. I also enjoy how Hammerman keeps squeezing his dog into shots. That pooch will get his own t-shirt soon enough.

Sticking on the story tip, MLW posted an article about Injustice becoming anti-heroes. It kind of re-writes history of the group, but it is interesting to read to see MLW’s new direction for the faction. Check it out here. For example, I’m not entirely buying this passage, in regard to the Contra attack aftermath.

Soon MLW wrestlers, who once quarreled with Reed and Oliver, began reaching out to talk about how they could team up to take down CONTRA.

A paradigm shift was underway and Reed and Oliver weren’t fighting it… yet they weren’t changing who they were and selling out. Times had changed and Injustice, like always, was ready for a fight.

The anti-hero idea sounds good for Injustice. I can sense the shift. Myron Reed was on the hero side being more inspirational this week on Pulp Fusion. Saieve Al Sabah was the anti with his brass knuckles. Jordan Oliver was the same old dipshit though. Simon Gotch would twist him up in a pretzel. That’s now a match I want to see.

It would be wild if Reed is the man to take down Jacob Fatu. If you had told me a few months ago that Hot Fire could be the chosen one, I would have laughed in your face. I’m still not sold, but I am intrigued by the idea.

Side note: Saieve Al Sabah’s little singing sounds crack me up. He reminds me of how Prince was characterized by comedians with musical moans after speaking.

Pulp Fusion is part of the MLW Anthology broadcast. Be sure to catch this week’s show as it profiles the Lucha Bros. There is a brother versus brother matchup as well as Fenix and Pentagon fighting Dirty Blondes and Jason Cade & Jimmy Yuta in a tag title three-way.

MLW’s weekly program (Fusion and Anthology) airs on beIN SPORTS Saturday nights at 10 pm ET / 7 pm ET. New episodes are posted on YouTube Saturdays at 6:05 pm ET. Fusion is broadcast in over 20 countries.


MLW Roundup

The big news earlier this week is MLW signing a streaming deal with DAZN. Read those details here. It is unclear if this new relationship is the ‘game changer’ that has been rumored for months.

Despite MLW going virtual during the coronavirus pandemic, that hasn’t stopped them from scouting. “The league expects to make some new signee announcements soon.” In fact, CEO Court Bauer has been allegedly attending secret meetings for new talent. “Sources indicate Court Bauer recently had a top secret meeting with someone that would turn heads if people had seen this secret sit-down.” I want to know want kind of disguise Bauer wears to avoid being spotted by snooping newshounds.

If you missed last week’s news, MLW’s signed the newest member of Injustice, Saieve Al Sabah, to a multi-year deal. MLW posted a profile on the fighter. “Saieve is fluent in both Haitian Creole and has a background as an amateur wrestler, BMX biker as well as playing street basketball and street football.” His belief is that, “The world is yours.”

In other Injustice news, Myron Reed officially released his rap album, Bangers 4Ever, under the name Kid Reed. It is available on all music platforms.

Alexander Hammerstone is keeping busy by training for a weightlifting competition. Hammerman will be clanging and banging the snatch and the clean and jerk. Your boy Hammer is looking to add those winning achievements to his list of accomplishments, such as eclipsing the one year mark in his National Openweight Championship reign.

Savio Vega is clamoring for Richard Holliday to defend his ill-gotten Caribbean Heavyweight Championship. Vega has his eye on the match taking place at Roberto Clemente Walker Stadium in Puerto Rico. Holliday’s response to the idea was a simple, “Nope.

The feud between MJF and Mance Warner will never die. MJF wants to see Ole Mancer wrestle a bear. Warner made an interesting counteroffer for if he wins.

That sounds like a segment on Pulp Fusion waiting to happen. MLW could probably figure out ways to work around MJF not being on camera.

MLW teased that Tom Lawlor is setting up an inter-promotion fight in Japan. Details have not yet been announced. There is no mention of whether it will be professional wrestling or MMA.

We’ll close with new t-shirts in the MLW shop. Saieve Al Sabah, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Richard Holliday, and Gino Medina are all styling with new duds. As is Salina de la Renta.

Could that be a hint for Salina’s new clients?