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MLW Roundup: Lio Rush mystery opponent, Myron Reed & Jordan Oliver going for tag team gold, more!

Let’s catch up on the latest news in MLW and preview tonight’s episode of Fusion.

Lio Rush’s mystery challenger on Fusion

The championship train continues to chug full steam ahead in MLW. Tonight’s episode of Fusion will feature not one, but two title fights. Lio Rush and Los Parks are scheduled to defend their gold.

Lio Rush is the man of the hour. He’s also generous. Rush posted an open contract in the MLW locker room for anyone to sign. The contract mysteriously disappeared without revealing the other name signed to the dotted line. Tonight, we will find out who is stepping up to the plate in an MLW World Middleweight Championship bout.

Some possibilities are Brian Pillman Jr. and Zenshi. I’d love it if Ikuro Kwon made a surprise return from injury. Low Ki would be an awesome choice, but that big money match would probably benefit from advance advertising. There’s also a chance there could be a shocking debut. AR Fox would blow the roof off the building. Bottom line is that I have no clue who it could be, and that’s pretty cool.

Los Parks have a date with Injustice to defend the MLW World Tag Team Championship. There hasn’t been much history between the two squads, but there doesn’t need to be to get excited for this bout. It will be a treat to see LA Park share the ring with Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver. Papa Park can do the bashing, while Hijo de LA Park hangs in the fancy department with Injustice.

Yippee for title bouts, but hip hip hooray for hoss fights. There is a lot of meat on the table when Mil Muertes and Parrow collide. Parrow requested this bout after Mil buried Savio Vega, so that means he is not scared to fight death. Not many men can make Mil look small. Parrow stands at 6 foot 4 inches tall. I’m pumped to see the initial staredown and opening blows.

Fusion has one more match on the card. Bu Ku Dao is stepping up to his former mentor, TJP. Dao did not appreciate the way TJP threw him out of his dojo. There’s only one way to settle this beef and earn respect. Ring the bell!

Also advertised are more matches announced for Never Say Never on March 31 and an exposé on Azteca Underground from Alicia Atout.

MLW Fusion posts on YouTube Wednesday nights at 7 pm ET, streams on Fubo Sports Network Friday nights at 7 pm ET and 10 pm ET, and airs on beIN SPORTS Saturday nights at 10 pm ET. You can also check out MLW on DAZN, Roku, and Pluto. In addition, MLW is broadcast in over 20 countries.

Quick hits

Caribbean Champion Richard Holliday had a message for the Puerto Rican consumers. He offered a charitable donation of free advice for those fat, loser, crybabies. “Losers think about winners. Winners, they think about the next big thing. They think about what is coming next. They don’t dream like losers. They make things reality.” That’s actually pretty good advice. The purpose of this promo was to get used to the reality that he is the Caribbean Champion. Holliday did an excellent job of weaving it all together.

If you were wondering, Richard Holliday claims that he did indeed coin the catchphrase, “Rarefied air.” That’s why he is most marketable.

Holliday is also the Airpod God for a reason. His influence stretches far and wide.

Holliday better be careful that his alleged crush on Alicia Atout doesn’t get him too close to Salina de la Renta.

He may not have a choice anyway after the way she treated Dynasty bro Alexander Hammerstone.

We’ll close with more teases of a certain proprietor of Lucha Underground’s Temple. The Believers know the significance of that key.

I hope this doesn’t turn out to be an elaborate rib from Colonel Parker. Mmm, ribs. Time for lunch.

One last note that the recaps and reviews for Fusion will move to Saturdays on a consistent basis right here on Cageside Seats.

Who are you hoping to see answer Lio Rush’s open contract? Are you predicting any title changes tonight?

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