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MLW Roundup: Bauer taunts Contra, Pillman & Reed war of words, more!

Let’s catch up on the week’s news in MLW and preview the latest episode of MLW Underground. Court Bauer taunted Contra, Brian Pillman Jr. and Myron Reed heat up the fire of their feud, and Satoshi Kojima defends the Heavyweight title against Mike Awesome in a classic contest.

The restart of MLW is coming soon. One story issue that needs resolving is Contra Unit still having control of MLW’s headquarters. CEO Court Bauer may finally have a plan of action. He was confident enough to taunt Josef Samael, who responded with threats of violence.

Bold move by Bauer. Contra is not the hornet nest to be poking. Perhaps the recent teases of new talent being signed to MLW has upped Bauer’s confidence with a master plan of attack to regain control of MLW operations. Time shall tell.

Pulp Fusion

MLW’s storylines remain ready in Pulp Fusion.

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

  • Alicia Atout interviewed Alexander Hammerstone. Richard Holliday cut in. He was still wearing face bandages from his tanning burns. Holliday and Atout bickered. Hammer pumped light iron while waiting for them to calm down. Hammerstone was tired of them arguing like an old married couple. Atout and Holliday both took exception to the idea they would marry each other. Hammerman left to go to the gym.
  • Tom Lawlor had fallen asleep while scouting match videos of the Von Erichs. They have no ground game. Lawlor looked at the MLW roster and complimented the skills of King Mo and Erick Stevens.
  • Brian Pillman Jr. addressed his return. Last time he was in MLW, Injustice curb stomped him. He was upset at being labeled a sell-out. Pillman is 225 pounds of muscle. He is coming back with one thing on his mind, the Middleweight title. He will lose enough weight to make the 205-pund limit and challenge Myron Reed. Pillman will not rest until the gold is around his waist. Reed can take his best shots, but Pillman is bulletproof.
  • Konnan wanted Salina da la Renta to pick up the phone for a reconciliation. She can work for him in AAA. Life is full of surprises. It sounded like someone was tap dancing in the background. Perhaps it was Disco Inferno.
  • Myron Reed has goals for the restart. He wants to be the longest reigning Middleweight champion, be a fighting champion, and become Heavyweight champion. First, he will hurdle a roadblock named Pillman. Reed called Pillman a sucker, phony, sell-out. Reed doesn’t like fake punks. Pillman is not authentic and copies his swag. Reed wants him to lose the weight. When they stand face to face, Reed is beating that ass.
  • The Von Erichs are ready for the restart. Marshall sprinted toward the camera. An army will be needed to take the tag belts off them.

If there is one MLW wrestler who has increased his stock in my fandom, it is Marshall Von Erich. I liked the Von Erichs, but I didn’t necessarily root for them. Marshall has won me over with his frantic energy over the weeks. Shouting about putting the claw on sharks and being a madman overall reminds of the wrestling characters I grew up on. I am most eager to see the Von Erichs return to the ring.

The war of words between Myron Reed and Brian Pillman Jr. has escalated nicely. They are doing a good job of talking fans into the building. Let’s hope fans will be back for their eventual fight. I also hope Reed becomes a more serious competitor for the restart. He always had the flash, but he never was able to stand on his own two feet without Injustice interference. Cheating heels are part of the game, however, it is time for Reed to evolve into the domination phase of his career. Top guy cheaters throughout history still proved their muster in the ring when they were forced to dig deep. Reed must do the same.

MLW Underground

For this week’s stroll down memory lane on MLW Underground, Kojimania has an awesome challenge ahead. Satoshi Kojima will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Mike Awesome. In other action, Jerry Lynn will wrestle Kid Romero, CM Punk will confront Raven, and Steve Corino has an eye on the big prize.

MLW’s weekly program (Fusion, Anthology, and Underground) streams on fubo Sports Network Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET and 10 pm ET, airs on beIN SPORTS Saturday nights at 10 pm ET, and is posted on YouTube Saturdays at 6:05 pm ET. You can also check out MLW streaming on DAZN. In addition, MLW is broadcast in over 20 countries.

Quick hits

MLW has been pushing to start a street team in Chicago.

That is a little curious considering the show schedule during the coronavirus pandemic. The official restart is supposed to be without fans in attendance. The next MLW show advertised for Chicago is in June 5, 2021. Could a live event be hitting the Windy City sooner than expected?

A reminder that MLW content is available for streaming with DAZN. MLW added the Saturday Night SuperFight PPV and the War Games show to the DAZN library.

We’ll close with a mini Q&A from Richard Holliday. A new member in the Dynasty does not seem likely right now after Gino Medina was a bust.

If Holliday and Hammerstone do bolster their ranks, never say never on it being a woman.

The women’s division was sidelined after centerpiece Zeda Zhang went down with an injury before the division got a chance to gain momentum. If Holliday does find a dynastic lady, I would hope she is tan enough and muscular enough to push Hammerstone to the limits of Muscle Mountain.

Most factions combust due to jealousy. There will be none of that in the Dynasty as it pertains to Hammerstone’s National Openweight Championship.

Holliday’s favorite partner is the founding member of the Dynasty.

If the Dynasty expands, who would you like to see become a member?

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