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MLW Roundup: New names for Dario Cueto & Mil Muertes, more!

Let’s catch up on the latest news in MLW.

The season finale of MLW Fusion closed with a bang when Dario Cueto was revealed as El Jefe of Azteca Underground. Here’s the scene in case you missed it.

That likely spelled the demise of Salina de la Renta. You never know what the future holds for a possible return, but, for now, Salina’s contract with MLW is over.

As for what the future holds for Cueto, it begins with a new name. Introducing Cesar Duran.

On the MLW Open Draft debut, Alicia Atout explained the name change.

Atout: Who is El Jefe? Well, he is in fact a high-profile promoter, one that’s gone by another alias in the past. However, the official Azteca Underground Twitter account has revealed that he is currently operating under the name Cesar Duran. Did he change his name due to a past link to crime faking his death? The theories are absolutely endless, and I hope to share more with viewers in the weeks ahead. Speaking of Cesar Duran, I can confirm the boss of Azteca Underground will be in the house July 10 in Philadelphia when MLW kicks off its brand new season.

In addition, Atout broke news that Mil Muertes has changed his name to King Muertes as the king of death. The biggest story from the Open Draft was the signing of Davey Richards to MLW.

MLW CEO Court Bauer chatted John Pollock of Post Wrestling (here). The interview touched on a variety of behind-the-scenes details. The full podcast is definitely worth consuming as a fan of MLW. Two items in particular stuck out to me. First, Bauer mentioned that Cesar Duran is signed for many years to come. MLW actually made everyone involved in filming his reveal sign an NDA to make sure the surprise did not leak. Second, Bauer addressed having so many screwy finishes in their comeback from the pandemic. MLW decided to get creative to elongate big-money feuds to wait for the return of fans. I’m pleased to hear that the style of booking is only temporary. The cheap finishes were getting out of hand.

Also on the Fusion season finale, Gino Medina attacked Richard Holliday in front of Alicia Atout. The attack has apparently stoked a fire in Atout’s heart. She will never admit it though. The Interview Queen seemed concerned for Holliday’s well-being at the time. Later, she tried to dismiss her reaction. Holliday noticed.

Atout tried to get a petition started to ban Holliday, even though, she was clearly captivated by his coolness.

That idea from Atout seems like a high school move to deflect true feelings. In more hints at her crush, Atout plans to get a tan for MLW’s return.

You know who else prides themselves on glistening tans? The Dynasty.

With all that evidence, there is no other conclusion to reach than Atout is sweet on Holliday. He is the tiger she wants to tame. This has potential to go down as a classic love story in MLW. If Atout does join the Dynasty as Holliday’s companion, then she will have to change her moniker to the Caribbean Queen to be alongside the Caribbean champion. No more love on the run.

We’ll close with some new threads to represent Cesar Duran. He likes violence, and you can too with this snazzy t-shirt.

Or rep Duran’s promotion, Azteca Underground.

What do you think about Dario Cueto’s new alias? Do you believe Richard Holliday and Alicia Atout will ever stop the fussing to realize their destiny together?

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 check out MLW on DAZN, Roku, and Pluto as well. In addition, MLW is broadcast in over 20 countries. MLW also has a new TV deal with Vice and airs Saturdays at noon ET with older episodes until the new season begins in July.

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