Microman, Laredo Kid and Komander def. Gino Medina, Black Taurus and Mini Abismo Negro
This felt like a match that was more for the live crowd than it was anyone who watches MLW regularly. I'm familiar with most of these guys and the action was perfectly passable, but the whole story about whether Microman would be able to retain his spot on the roster (whoever was pinned would have to leave MLW) didn't do much for me. He's obviously a fan favorite, but I'm not sure if it's necessary to position him as one of the very top stars on the roster. It didn't help that this was way longer than it needed to be.
Jacob Fatu def. Willie Mack
Wasn't this match advertised to take place a few weeks ago? Regardless, I'm glad we got it because this was as entertaining as I expected it to be. They worked well together, which should come as no surprise considering they have history from the west coast independent scene. Fatu had to win before he challenges for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship again soon, but I appreciate that Mack was made to look credible in defeat.
I mentioned that I thought Fatu vs. Mack was originally advertised to take place at some point last month, and maybe that's a case of me misremembering, but I know for a fact we were supposed to get Alexander Hammerstone vs. EJ Nduka for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship on this show. We were told during this episode that it was postponed due to Nduka demanding more money, so that was a shame. With only two matches and neither standing out in a major way, this was a below-average edition of Fusion.