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MLW Roundup: Matt Cardona leading World Titan Federation takeover, One-Shot lineup, more!

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Time to catch up on news from the world of Major League Wrestling.

Matt Cardona is leading the World Titan Federation to take over MLW. Cardona is always ready to execute Mister Saint Laurent’s master plan bringing sports entertainment to the masses. Cardona will have his chance at glory when he challenges Alex Kane for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship at the One-Shot PPV in New York City on Thursday, December 7.

The One-Shot lineup currently includes:

  • MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alex Kane (c) vs. Matt Cardona (PPV)
  • MLW Women’s World Featherweight Championship: Janai Kai (c) vs. Maki Itoh (PPV)
  • MLW World Middleweight Championship & CMLL World Historic Welterweight Championship: Rocky Romero (c) vs. Mascara Dorada (PPV)
  • MLW National Openweight Championship: Rickey Shane Page (c) vs. Jimmy Lloyd (PPV)
  • TJPW Princess of Princess Championship: Miyu Yamashita (c) vs. Delmi Exo (PPV)
  • Satoshi Kojima vs. Tom Lawlor (PPV)
  • Bodies by Saint Laurent bodybuilding contest (PPV)
  • Jacob Fatu vs. Alexander Hammerstone (TV taping)
  • Matthew Justice vs. Josh Bishop (TV taping)
  • Salina de la Renta vs. Ichiban (TV taping)
  • Tony Deppen vs. Kevin Blackwood (TV taping)
  • Tiara James vs. Notorious Mimi vs. Zayda Steel (TV taping)
  • Mane Event vs. Wasted Youth vs. TJ Crawford & Griffin McCoy with the winner earning a tag title shot (TV taping)
  • Scramble Match: Akira vs. Love, Doug vs. Nolo Kitano vs. J Boujii vs. Alec Price vs. Brett Ryan Gosselin (TV taping)

The PPV portion of One-Shot will be available for live streaming through the Fite+ package on Fite TV. The rest of the matches will air at a later date on episodes of Fusion.

The World Titan Federation, financed by Mister Saint Laurent, has been making moves acquiring talent. It started with unveiling Cardona as the crown jewel. Gene Snisky, Davey Boy Smith Jr., and Tom Lawlor joined the crew as well. Joshua Bishop arrived as a powerhouse, then the shocker was Alexander Hammerstone coming aboard as a free agent.

Hammer explained his decision to join WTF. He has no regrets and told no lies when airing his contract issues publicly. Once Court Bauer stopped answering his calls, Mister Saint Laurent was there as the voice of reason to guide Hammerstone on the path of a superstar.

WTF expanded into the women’s featherweight division by signing Zayda Steel. Steel defeated Gia Scott in a competitive match by placing her feet on the ropes for leverage on a roll-up. MSL was impressed by the performance and offered her a WTF contract. He viewed her as a diva and a ruthless bitch. Those are traits worthy of cashing big checks in sports entertainment. Steel was flattered at the recognition and signed on the dotted line.

WTF superstars went to work as Cardona & Lawlor wrestled Kane & Mr. Thomas on the 6th annual Thanksgiving special of Fusion (episode 192). The idea was for Cardona to soften up Kane prior to the big title fight. The plan worked when WTF isolated Kane to injure his back on a suplex. Kane was escorted out for medical attention. WTF double-teamed Thomas, then Kane made a heroic return to clean house. That surge of adrenaline didn’t last long. Cardona pinned Thomas on the Radio Silence leg lariat. Bragging rights went to the World Titan Federation.

The feud continued between the World Titan Federation and the Bomaye Fight Club for episode 193. Mr. Thomas, O’Shay Edwards, & J Boujii came for payback in honor of Kane as their leader. Hammerstone, Lawlor, & Bishop represented WTF for this trios bout as an example of jacked and juicy masculine specimens.

Bomaye started strong, but they were eventually overwhelmed by the testosterone flowing through WTF superstars’ veins. Hammerstone hit the Nightmare Pendulum on Boujii for Lawlor to score the pin.

After the match, WTF continued their beatdown of Bomaye. Kane came out on stage to rally the troops. Sneak attack by Cardona! WTF pummeled Kane. Bomaye regrouped on the outside for a second wave to clear the ring and stand tall heading into One-Shot. Tensions are high for the world title fight.

In other action from episode 192, Tiara James defeated Notorious Mimi. James rallied to win via facebuster variation. She voiced her desire for a title shot. TJ Crawford defeated Nolo Kitano with outside help. A hooded hooligan, suspected to be suspended Tony Deppen, ran in to interfere, but Kitano thwarted that attempt. A second interference attempt occurred when Griffin McCoy ran in for a suplex from behind on Kitano. Crawford finished the job with a spinning head kick. It appears that McCoy is officially aligned with Deppen and Crawford.

On the promo tip, MSL had his eye on recruiting Manders with a hot dog, a handshake, and women in Japan. The married cowboy politely declined.

Love, Doug was lured into a rendezvous with B3CCA. It turned out to be a violent ambush orchestrated by her boyfriend, Brett Ryan Gosselin.

Moving over to more action from episode 193, Jimmy Lloyd and Cannonball competed in a Thumbtacks Pit of Death match. 25,000 thumbtacks were poured into a pit with the method of victory going to the man that throws his opponent in the pit. Here is a look at the thumbtacks pit.

Lloyd and Cannonball used the pit to smash heads and body parts drawing blood. In the end, Lloyd hit Cannonball repeatedly with a chair to knock the 400-pound wrecking machine off the apron crashing into the pit. Also of note, the brawl carried backstage where Rickey Shane Page was waiting to attack Lloyd. Akira ran in to protect Lloyd and confirm his split from The Calling.

Wasted Youth prevailed in a tag team three-way against Mane Event and Lucky 13 & Austin Luke. The winners took control with teamwork offense on a steamroller setting up a shooting star press. Dylan McKay launched into a Fosbury Flop atop the bodies outside to clear the path for Marcus Mathers to land a 450 splash for victory. Wasted Youth cut a promo putting over MLW as their home.

On the promo tip, Mance Warner is out of MLW after a Loser Leaves match. He phoned a masked friend, who looks suspiciously similar to Ole Mancer. Masked Good Brother #3 arrived to help the Second Gear Crew.

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