Preview: MLW Kings of Colosseum (7/6/19)

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Major League Wrestling (MLW) presents Kings of Colosseum from the sold-out Cicero Stadium in Chicago on Saturday, July 6. It airs live on BeIN Sports USA at 9pm EST. This is the third consecutive full house for Chicago, which is no surprise considering their rabid fan base and that wrestling is on fire in the Windy City. There will also be a special edition of the Jim Cornette Experience with Salina De La Renta which will be pure gold. It’s amazing that MLW’s top two heels, Salina and MJF are 22 and 23 respectively. It was announced today that MLW will host its first Pay-Per-View in November, which is exciting news for the company that quietly continues to gain positive publicity and MOMENTUM.

Air Wolf vs Ace Austin

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If you had a list of the top five Middleweights in MLW it’s hard to fathom one without these two young studs. Austin pushed Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart to the limit, but he has a win over Rich Swann while Air Wolf picked up a win over Rey Fenix and his opponent in Chicago. Austin dropped a tough one to Wolf in Wisconsin and looks to avenge that defeat. In fact, since winning his first two in the League he’s dropped three straight and needs this one bad or he may find himself magically outside of the Title picture. If Air Wolf wins he should be next in line or against MJF or another Middleweight right on the cusp.

Los Parks (LA PARK & Hijo De LA Park) w/ Salina de la Renta vs Dr. Wagner Jr. & Hijo De Dr. Wagner Jr. 

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Legendary Mexican Lucha Libre families step into the ring when the Parks and Wagners collide in Chi-Town. MLW has promoted the arrival of the good Doctor for weeks now and the legend teams with a familiar partner, his son. The same can be said for the legend across the ring in LA Park. However, one difference is that LA Park holds the golden ticket for an MLW Title shot so we will see if his focus will be on this match or he could be Champ. Will, that become a factor in this one, we shall see?

Gringo Loco vs Zenshi

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The Chicago crowd loves their favorite son, Gringo Loco, as the 33-year-old looks for his second MLW win in front of the hometown faithful. Loco dropped one to Marko Stunt last year but beat Myron Reed earlier in 2019. Zenshi is a nine-year veteran making his MLW debut. There are few who possess a better aerial game than this kid who has flip numbers that begin with 6. He has wrestled with Beyond Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) and EVOLVE Wrestling, and adds to the crowded picture.

Low Ki vs Ricky Martinez w/ Salina de la Renta

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Late Venezuelan President Simon Bolivar said you need three things to fight a war, one is money, two is money, and three is money. That’s what this match is all about. Money. It started with stalled contract negotiations between Ki and Salina DeLa Renta and ended with Martinez ditching him when Jacob Fatu and Contra invaded to put the boots to “The Professional.” Their first match last month saw it end with a Low-Ki forearm that knocked Martinez cold and hopefully the Sicario will learn better to “protect yourself at all times.”

Death Match: Mance Warner vs Bestia 666

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Is Ole Mancer always in a Death Match or some variation? Yepper, and unfortunately for Sami Callihan, he’s good at it. Warner took out Sami and now he’s out of the League, but Salina wants to see to it that Mance is too. Bestia 666 is the newest badass for Promociones Dorado and we’ll see if he’s capable of finishing the job. Salina’s wanted rid of Mance ever since he spilled beer on her several weeks ago and now she’s throwing another Mexican Superstar at him to get the job done. We shall see.

Rey Horus vs Myron Reed

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Horus lost a terrific match to the debuting Flamita in Waukesha last month and looks to get back on track against Myron Reed. A win for either guy puts them in the Title match discussion and with the recent arrival of Austin Aries, the middleweight picture got that much deeper. Reed is a gifted young star but will have his hands full with Horus. Both guys can go anywhere in the match and we can expect some aerial fireworks.

The Von Erichs (Marshall & Ross Von Erich) vs Contra Unit (Simon Gotch & Josef Samael)

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It is great to be able to write a preview with the name Von Erich in it. Marshall and Ross debuted in Wisconsin with MLW Champ Tom Lawlor. getting a grueling victory over Contra in a Texas Tornado Match. The loss was surprising. as they had been an unstoppable force for weeks. Samael faced Lawlor last week on Fusion and all hell broke loose as the VonErichs, Lawlor, and Contra threw down to close out the show. This feud is one of two great stories in MLW right now proving that slow builds can work quite nicely thank you very much.

MLW Tag Team Title Ladder Match:  Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart & Brian Pillman Jr.) (c) vs Dynasty (MJF & Richard Holliday)

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Here’s the other great story. MJF and Holliday took out Teddy Hart after the Middleweight Champ tried to attack the former as he assisted on commentary. Hart went after the former Middleweight Champion who was saved by Holliday. The two proceeded to beat down Teddy with a belt to the face and a speedy getaway. The problem the Dynasty face is that the Harts are due. Pillman lost twice to MLW National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone and was pinned in the Tables match against The Dynasty two months ago. We won’t say he’s the weak link, but a win would certainly go a long way towards regaining control in the feud and confidence in himself.

MLW National Openweight Championship: Alexander Hammerstone (c) vs Davey Boy Smith Jr.

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This is the matchup some of us pined for after Alexander Hammerstone continued his Major League dominance by winning the National Title against Pillman Jr. last month, despite brutal travel conditions. Unfortunately, the strongest man in MLW has only faced Middleweights since his arrival and now ‘Your Boy’ Hammer takes on someone his own size but taller. Davey Boy is a beast and will give the new Champ all he can handle in his first defense of the newly minted Gold. There will be no flips, flights, or flair. This will be two powerful guys beating the crap out of each other. The way it should be. Get your popcorn ready.

MLW World Heavyweight Championship:Filthy” Tom Lawlor (c) vs “Samoan WerewolfJacob Fatu

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To say the Samoan Werewolf is a dangerous opponent would be insulting Fatu. He is the most athletic big man in the League, if not wrestling. He has the power, size, and strength of a Heavyweight with the aerial attack of a top Middleweight. Fatu is capable and conditioned enough to connect on multiple moonsaults in a short period of time, and uses lethal kicks to add to the attack. What may be the scariest part is that he’s actually better in singles than in Tag and he’s a near legend in SoCal right now in that department. Lawlor isn’t losing sleep over this because “Filthy” welcomes a fight of any kind. Contra has had success against the Champ in sneak attacks but not where it counts. A win by Fatu would put Contra essentially in control of MLW so there is so much more at stake Saturday Night in Cicero Stadium than the Championship for “Filthy” Tom. Could be a classic.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world. You can also see past episodes of MLW Fusion on their YouTube channel.

 

 

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