Josh Bishop Won a Battle Royal
Considering this had no stakes, it seemed to only exist to establish Bishop's dominance. The match mostly consisted of scrubs and no one had a chance of winning once Bishop was announced as an entrant. This was basically every Battel Royal you've ever seen. It would've been nice if there was a title shot or something like that on the line, but I guess they don't want him contending for a championship yet.
MLW World Women's Featherweight Champion Janai Kai def. Tiara James and Delmi Exo in a Three-Way Match
I was wondering if Exo would get a rematch for the title she lost, and although she did here, she wasn't pinned and therefore could continue to chase the title. James has gradually building momentum as of late, but it was too soon to give her a title shot. In other words, this could have happened down the road, especially since it was so short. What we got wasn't bad and Kai winning decisively was key, but this could have been more than what it was.
Tony Deppen def. Nolo Kitano
Deppen previously helped his buddy TJ Crawford beat Kitano, so it made sense for them to face off here. There wasn't much to the match, but it was well wrestled while it lasted and it wasn't a total squash since Kitano scored a decent amount of offense before losing. Deppen called out Kevin Blackwood afterward, which led right into the next match between Blackwood and Crawford.
Kevin Blackwood def. TJ Crawford
With Deppen calling out Blackwood right beforehand, I'm surprised this wasn't saved for the Christmas Eve special. Fusion doesn't normally have five matches, so this didn't get a ton of time. It was good, but it could have been better. With all of that said, I like that we've gotten consistent development in this angle involving Blackwood, Crawford and Deppen. They've all been nice additions to the MLW roster.
MLW National Openweight Champion Rickey Shane Page def. AKIRA
I thought this have been a replay of their match from One Shot, but it was indeed a rematch between the two. Their original encounter didn't do much for me personally and this was even less eventful because it was so short. At least they didn't go overboard with the hardcore crap again. Post-match, Page and the rest of The Calling embarrassed AKIRA by handcuffing him to the ropes and shaving his head, so I assume the feud will continue so AKIRA can get revenge.
This was longer than your average edition of Fusion, and while I wasn't a fan of the shorter matches, I understand them wanting to cram as many matches into the episode as possible with it being Fusion's "season finale." All in all, it was a solid show. They did an effective job of setting up the Christmas Eve special and announcing several matches for it, including airing promos from Jacob Fatu and Alexander Hammerstone ahead of their upcoming encounter.