5150 (Slice Boogie and Rivera) def. defeated Injustice
I haven't had a chance to comment on this yet in my MLW reviews, but I'm stoked that Konnan has brought back LAX (albeit under a new name). I don't know anything about Rivera, but I know Boogie from the many matches he's had in the NWA this year and Danny Limelight (of AEW Dark fame) is also a part of the group. They had a fun showing here against Injustice and hopefully they enter tag title contention soon.
Willow Nightingale def. Ashley Vox
Nightingale has also appeared for Ring of Honor and AEW this year, while Vox has appeared on AEW Dark and for IMPACT. Both are great gets for MLW's new women's division and this was a strong way to kick it off. They had a quality contest here and I was glad they were given a decent amount of time. I'm looking forward to seeing MLW's women's division grow and put on more matches like this one.
MLW World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu def. Matt Cross
Cross has been bugging Cesar Duran for weeks about getting a title opportunity and Duran finally gave him and put him in a match with the world champion. The timing of this wasn't good because there was no way Cross was winning so close to Fightland, but from an in-ring standpoint, this was great. Cross continues to show why he's one of the most underrated athletes in wrestling right now and Fatu is fantastic in his own right. For those just getting into the MLW product like I am, this was an excellent example of what both guys are capable of.
In addition to the three matches, there was a ton of hype for Fightland airing on Thursday night on Vice, including a video package for Jacob Fatu vs. Alexander Hammerstone. Hammerstone was seen brawling with Contra throughout the show with the idea that maybe it weakened him before he faces Fatu. The three matchups on this show were all enjoyable. The Fusion: ALPHA format continues to be efficient, simple and straight to the point, making it an easy hour of wrestling to digest every week.