Fusion #16
Date: August 3, 2018
Location: Melrose Ballroom, New York City, New York
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Matt Striker

We’re previous Battle Riot and that suggests issues are again to standard round right here. Tom Lawlor received the massive match and has what’s just about a Money within the Bank contract. Other than that we have got some tales popping out of the Battle Riot which might make for some attention-grabbing TV. You by no means know what to anticipate round right here so let’s get to it.

Here are the Battle Riot effects if you wish to have a recap.

Note that that is indexed as episode 16, that means Battle Riot was once 15.

We take a look at the pictures of Shane Strickland being attacked. Sami Callihan has admitted to being at the back of it because of bringing Shane out of the terrible puts in wrestling and making him a celeb. Now he’s doing it for the cash as a result of Shane believes that he’s a larger megastar than he actually is. That way it’s time for a fit.

Opening collection.

The announcers run down the display.

Brody King vs. Jimmy Havoc

King shoves the a lot smaller Havoc so Havoc does it proper again. A overlooked fee places King at the ground and Havoc is going after him with a suicide dive DDT. Havoc stops for a lager and it sounds as if it fees him up sufficient that he avoids a chop, sending King’s hand HARD into the publish. King’s hand is okay sufficient to ship Havoc head first into the publish and a clothesline will get two.

A status backsplash will get the similar and the rocked Havoc rolls to the ground. Back in and Havoc slaps away on the legs, sooner or later wrapping the leg round a rope for a chop. King comes again by way of smacking him upside the pinnacle for 2. Havoc fakes a poke to the attention and grabs a DDT to place King down. A rolling Death Valley Driver and a kick to the pinnacle provides Havoc two however King sticks him with a piledriver.

One heck of a gutwrench powerbomb provides King two extra and frustration has set in. A Fire Thunder Driver (the Go Home Driver) vegetation Havoc once more and King can’t consider the kickout. With not anything else running, King grabs a chokeslam, which is countered right into a rolling cradle to offer Havoc the pin out of nowhere at 10:06.

Result: Jimmy Havoc b. Brodie King – Rollup (10:06)

Brian Pillman Jr. is within the again when Kevin Sullivan is available in to discuss how nice Pillman Sr. is. Sullivan provides him enhance and recommendation however Brian says he has numerous paintings to do. We can’t simply give Sr.’s accolades to Jr., even supposing Sr. revered you “Bookerman”. Sullivan turns out tremendous with this and shakes Pillman’s hand.

Earlier as of late Salina de los angeles Renta was once with Sami Callihan when Low Ki got here in. Low Ki can pay him off and they comply with stay running in combination, so long as the cash assists in keeping coming.

Video on Lawler profitable the Battle Riot.

Lawlor celebrated at Fenway Park.

Jake Hager vs. Simon Gotch

Hager jumps him earlier than the bell and the referee is okay with beginning the fit, with Striker now not being happy. Gotch will get despatched shoulder first into the publish and Hager slowly stomps away till the referee tells him to let up. The prolong shall we Gotch ranking with some forearms and clotheslines however a gutwrench powerbomb vegetation him for 2. Gotch spits in Hager’s face, incomes himself a boot to the pinnacle for the pin at 3:05.

Result: Jake Hager b. Simon Gotch – Boot to the pinnacle (3:05)

Joey Janela’s female friend Aria Blake is enthusiastic about his Middleweight Title shot subsequent week however right here’s Maxwell J. Friedman to be aggravating. He and a good friend of his have a big gamble about whether or not or now not Aria is eager about a greater existence than dwelling in Joey’s grandmother’s basement. Aria says no and walks away.

Here’s the latest Top Ten:

10. ACH
9. Rey Fenix
8. Teddy Hart
7. John Hennigan
6. Jake Hager
5. Sami Callihan
4. Pentagon Jr.
3. Jimmy Havoc
2. Shane Strickland
1. Tom Lawlor

Konnan tries to signal Fenix to a freelance however a ticked off Salina is available in to inform Konnan to thoughts his personal industry. Pentagon Jr. doesn’t glance glad.

LA Park is coming.

Jimmy Yuta and Jason Cade get in every other battle, this time with Cade punching him.

Preview for subsequent week’s display with Friedman protecting in opposition to Janela and John Hennigan vs. Teddy Hart.

Teddy Hart thinks Rich Swann and ACH are guffawing at him however they deny the whole lot and depart.

Shane Strickland vs. Sami Callihan

Sami has the Death Machines with him. After a protracted front, Sami does the thumbs up/thumbs down factor, simplest to fee immediately right into a kick to the pinnacle. They pass outdoor with Sami kicking him within the head as smartly however Shane pops him once more. Back in and Sami hides at the back of the referee, permitting a low blow to chop Shane down. The double underhook shoulder breaker will get two and it’s time for Sami to move after Shane’s dangerous knee.

A kick to the leg has Shane in bother and Sami mocks the WHO’S HOUSE chant. We hit a changed Indian Deathlock after which a beautiful dangerous Figure Four to stay Shane in bother. He turns it over to power the smash and Sami tells provides him an open jaw. Instead Shane hits a mixture clothesline and palm strike and kicks Sami into the nook however the operating boot bangs up the leg once more. Shane is okay sufficient for the rolling cutter however Sami’s slingshot swinging neckbreaker will get two.

They industry pictures to the face till each guys are knocked down, incomes a smartly won spherical of applause. Sami will get despatched to the apron for an extremely low superkick and Shane vegetation him with a Death Valley Driver. The Swerve Stomp connects for 2 and Sami spits in Shane’s face. You know, as it labored so smartly for Gotch. An offended Shane walks right into a powerbomb right into a part crab…at the just right leg.

Sami switches over into an STF, with Tony considering it’s lucky not to be at the dangerous leg. Some fishhooking is sufficient to make the referee smash Sami’s dangle so Shane is correct again with a brief armscissors. The Death Machines get at the apron for a distraction despite the fact that however Sami’s Cactus Driver is countered right into a pinfall reversal collection. A kick to the dangerous knee is sufficient to arrange the Cactus Driver for the pin at 15:50.

Result: Sami Callihan b. Shane Strickland – Cactus Driver (15:50)

If you just like the sound of this display, take a look at the total episode proper right here.

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