1.Gringo Loco vs Laredo Kid **1/2
2.Richard Holliday vs Ariel Dominguez NR
3.MLW Middleweight Title: Lio Rush(c) vs Myron Reed ***1/2
A Lio Rush/Myron Reed promo/package kicks this one off with the Middleweight Champ talking shit on the division and boasting his own ego while Reed promises to step up. This first match at the start of the year was enjoyable enough so I was hopeful they'd do it again but even better this time around.
Laredo Kid versus Gringo Loco is up first and they actually addressed the messy AAA Cruiserweight situation. It made no sense, but that's because they had this match on a backlog. The commentary was newer and they decided to try to explain the situation, but in doing so just made Laredo look stupid af. They have been very bad about how they use the dude so it is what it is. Anyway, this was okay but the pacing was a bit off and the general match didn't come close to kick out of 2nd gear, like a lot of MLW matches. The commentary not knowing what an avalanche spanish fly was is funny af considering this is the company trying to revive Lucha Underground.
The pimped up the main again with a teaser.
Hammerstone with a backstage promo, making his intentions clear and setting a clear target on Fatu and Contra.
They plugged the new season and some dates. July 10th is when new content returns, by the way.
VE and Lawlor aren't done.
Holliday squashed Ariel next. Backstage, he was mid-promo when his former buddy, Gino, attacked and took the Caribbean Champion out. I admittedly don't care about this angle, or Richard if we're being honest, in the slightest. Oh well.
The Top 10 section went as follows:
MLW World Heavyweight Champion: Fatu
- Alex Hammerstone (MLW National Champion)
- Tom Lawlor (Opera Cup Winner)
- Lio Rush (MLW Middleweight Champion)
- Mads Krugger
- Richard Holliday (Caribbean Champion)
- Mil Muertes
- Myron Reed
- Calvin Tankman
- Ross Von Erich
- Rocky Romero