MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Kane def. Calvin Tankman
This match has been building for some time, so I was curious to see how they'd match up. Unfortunately, their chemistry wasn't the greatest and this was a fairly underwhelming match. It was stopped in the middle because it looked like Tankman was legitimately injured, but then he came back a short time later, so apparently not. The second half wasn't terribly exciting, either, and it didn't last long. Hopefully there will be more matches between them and their next outing will be better.
KC Navarro def. Ho Ho Lun
I've become a big fan of Navarro and his potential having seen his work in IMPACT, AEW and on the independent scene. Meanwhile, I remember Ho Ho Lun from his brief stint in WWE NXT and the Cruiserweight Classic years ago and he's obviously improved since then. That said, he still has some work to do because he was just standing there letting Navarro do his moves to him during the finishing sequence. Navarro's post-match promo was really good. I appreciated his intensity and it set the stage for his grudge match with nZo next week nicely.
Myron Reed def. Tajiri, Matt Cross and Bandido in a Four-Way Match to Win the MLW Middleweight Championship
I thought Lio Rush or Buddy Matthews were going to be the mystery entrant since I read they made MLW appearances recently (that haven't aired and at this point may never air), but Bandido was a cool surprise. This turned into a fun four-way with everyone getting some time to shine, though this certainly could have gone longer. Tajiri hasn't done hardly anything since becoming champion, so I was fine with the title changing hands. As someone who only started watching MLW six months ago, I know very little about Reed and can't say I care about him becoming a three-time champ. I honestly would have rather seen Cross win it.
There was a story throughout the show that Davey Richards was being attacked backstage by various people per Richard Holliday's bounty ahead of Richards' shot at Alexander Hammerstone's MLW World Heavyweight Championship at next week's SuperFight edition of Fusion, which looks loaded on paper. The video package that aired at the end promoting Hammerstone vs. Richard for next week was well done and the two title matches made this a slightly more eventful edition of Fusion than usual, though none of the three matches were particularly special.