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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

MLW Underground Report

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Your host is Joey Styles and we are in Orlando, Florida.

Joey mentions the return to Fort Lauderdale this weekend and he runs through the card for the show, including Mike Awesome versus Satoshi Kojima for the MLW World Championship.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joey mentions Francine helping Michael Shane get a big upset victory over Norman Smiley.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joey mentions the situation between Raven and CM Punk. Joey talks about CM Punk being straight edge, but he is still an arrogant little jackass. Punk chose to pick a fight with Raven who is not straight edge. Joey says this isn’t the same Raven he has always known. Maybe it has to do with Vampiro walking out of MLW instead of facing him in the ring. Punk says he can beat Raven and he will do it in Fort Lauderdale.

We go to Raven. He says the rematch with CM Punk and he says Punk has potential. He says he likes anyone who has a point of view and it doesn’t matter if he agrees with them or not. He appreciates someone who stands up for their convictions. Raven says Punk has a look and charisma. He enjoyed giving him the Evenflow and he will enjoy giving him a Raven Effect again. As long as he wants to come back, he will continue to give him Raven Effect. Maybe he will take him under his wing at some point. When you take the Raven Effect, try to protect yourself because I might try to break your nose. The best you can hope to do is put a hand in front of your face to avoid having your nose broken.

Joey mentions the Extreme Horsemen and how they will get their tag title belts in Fort Lauderdale.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joey mentions how the Maximos are looking for payback and they will face The Samoan Island Tribe.

The Maximos join Joey and Joel speaks in Spanish and Jose says the Samoans have great hygiene and he hopes they will have a very spiritual contest. Joey asks if that is what he really said.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joey mentions that there will be two debuts in Fort Lauderdale. He mentions that we will see Kenzo Suzuki and Simply Luscious.

We go to Simply Luscious. She says don’t assume anything. She might look a little different. You have questions, I might give you answers.

Joey mentions Paul London’s victory over Jerry Lynn in his debut. Joey mentions how Paul was attacked by Daniels and Lynn and then Paul used the Young Lions rule to challenge Jerry Lynn to a two out of three match series to earn a spot in the company.

We go to the Top Ten Rankings.

Mike Awesome says he is gunning for Kojima and he says this is the biggest match of his career. He has a chance to become the MLW World Champion.

Joey mentions the no ropes barbed wire match between Terry Funk and Steve Corino. Joey mentions Funk’s history in barbed wire matches against Sabu and Mick Foley. Styles mentions that Corino has never been in a barbed wire match. Joey says Corino is in Japan talking to veterans of barbed wire matches. Joey says they will not be able to show all of the match on television because of the censors. Joey promises that seeing a barbed wire match in person is something you will remember forever.

Terry Funk is asked about the difference between the Four Horsemen and the Extreme Horsemen. Terry says he is not sure there is a difference. The Four Horsemen were a bunch of assholes. Corino and his two idiots, he can’t understand why they are called Horsemen. They sound like an extension of a WWE gimmick. You need to be able to ride a horse to be called a ‘horseman’. Terry says he asked for a barbed wire match and he was in the last barbed wire match in the US and it was against Sabu. Corino want to keep Doc out of the match, but he came out after those two idiots got involved. Terry says he knows one thing, he is a tough son of a bitch and he hasn’t been in a barbed wire match since 1995 but I will crawl in there with that chicken s***.

Match Number One: Satoshi Kojima versus Johnny Smith for the MLW World Championship

They lock up and go to a stalemate.

We move ahead in the match and both men are down but Kojima is the first one up. He sends Smith into the turnbuckles followed by chops in the corner. Kojima with an Irish whip and running forearm into the corner. Kojima goes up top and hits an elbow drop for a near fall. Kojima with a neck breaker for a near fall. Kojima with a head lock but Smith with a clothesline for a near fall. Kojima blocks a clothesline and hits a cutter and both men are down again. Kojima gets a near fall.

Kojima with a Michinoku Driver but Smith pops up and hits a Death Valley Driver. Smith with a knee to the midsection and he sets for a power bomb and hits it for a near fall. Smith with a waist lock and German suplex for a near fall. Smith goes for another German suplex but Kojima blocks it and gets a near fall with a clothesline. Smith with a forearm and head butt followed by a reverse DDT for a near fall. Smith goes for another reverse DDT but Kojima counters into a Northern Lights suplex.

The elbow pad comes off and Smith blocks the clothesline. Smith with a backslide for a near fall. Kojima blocks a clothesline and Kojima hits a clothesline for the three count.

Winner: Satoshi Kojima (retains Championship)

We go to credits.


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