MLW Fusion Alpha Results: Review by Powell of Jacob Fatu vs. Matt Cross for the MLW World Championship, “5150” Rivera and Slice Boogie vs. “Injustice” Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver, Willow Nightingale vs. Ashley Vox

By Jason Powell, editor of ProWrestling.net (@prowrestlingnet)

Major League Wrestling Fusion: Alpha (Episode 3)
Recorded in Philadelphia, PA at 2300 Arena
Aired on October 6, 2021 on the MLW YouTube page

The show opened with “earlier today” footage of security preventing Alexander Hammerstone from entering the building… The broadcast crew were Rich Bocchini and Saint Laurent…

1. “5150” Rivera and Slice Boogie (with Konnan, Julius Smokes) vs. “Injustice” Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver. Oliver was isolated early, but he caught Rivera with a kick. Reed dove for his partner only to get Smokes to remove Reed from the apron. The Injustice duo made a comeback, but Smokes hit Oliver with a gun from the ground while the ref was distracted, then Rivera pinned him down.

“5150” Rivera and Slice Boogie defeated “Injustice” Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver.

After the match, 5150 attacked a ringside referee. They took off his shirt, then Rivera spray painted an “L” on his back. Bocchini said 5150 also stole Reed’s breastplate. Smokes also hit the referee with a slapjack before heading back…

Powell’s point of view: The L is for LAX. The ring announcer called 5150 LAX and the duo also had LAX on their video wall, so there has clearly been a name change since this episode was taped. While it would have been cool to continue the LAX legacy, the name 5150 is solid.

Behind the scenes, Alicia Trump interviewed “The Sea Stars” Ashley Vox and Delmi Exo and noted that they are the Shimmer Tag Team champions. Willow Nightingale and was friendly with the duo. Brittany Blake introduced herself and wasn’t so nice …

Bocchini announced the MLW Fightland special on Vice TV on Thursday. Contra resumed feeding. Shawn Daivari spoke until he was attacked by Alex Hammerstone. Mads Krugger showed up and got into a fight with Hammerstone…

An advertisement aired for the special Fightland and Dynastic coffee mugs… A thumbnail aired for Bobby Fish coming to MLW…

2. Willow Nightingale vs. Ashley Vox (with Delmi Exo). The broadcast team spoke about the women’s featherweight division taking shape in the business. Nightingale was in offensive control until Vox took him down with a scissor header and followed up with a suicide dive from ringside. Back inside the ring, Vox performed a Flatliner style move for a close fall.

Nightingale rallied with a cart wheel and a superkick. Nightingale performed a hip attack while running and threw several elbows at Vox. Nightingale took Vox down with a big boot, then followed up with a spinebuster for a close fall. A “Willow” chant erupted before she launched a cannonball in the corner. Nightingale opted for a top rope moon jump, but Vox stepped aside. Vox threw a clothesline that almost fell. Willow followed shortly after with a powerbomb sit-out and scored the pin…

Willow Nightingale defeated Ashley Vox.

Powell’s point of view: A good match that was played in front of a receptive audience. I don’t know why MLW calls the women’s division a featherweight division. While the broadcast team noted that Vox was the shortest woman in the division, there was enough height difference between her and Nightingale that it’s hard to believe they would be in the same weight division. Once again, however, it was an entertaining game.

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