The first-ever Baklei Brawl between Alex Hammerstone and Mads Krügger will take place this Wednesday, February 3 at 7 pm ET (midnight GMT) on MLW’s flagship weekly series, FUSION, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, DAZN, beIN SPORTS and the Roku Channel.

The “Black Hand of CONTRA” Mads Krügger challenged the #1 ranked wrestler and threat to CONTRA’s Jacob Fatu to a Baklei Brawl… and Hammerstone has accepted!

The bout, which will headline this week’s FUSION, marks the first-ever Baklei Brawl in MLW history. Baklei is a term Afrikaans use for fighting. Bakleis are a staple of the South African underworld. Often involving gambling, these bare-knuckle, anything-go illegal-prize fights have a reputation for being violent, and big business in the slums of Africa.

On FUSION, Krügger revealed his own history of violence, including boasting about fighting in these types of pit fights in South Africa for years. Entering the unknown, Hammerstone recognizes he is on his own as he fights Krùgger on his terms and on his turf.

What will happen when the masked mercenary of CONTRA welcomes Hammerstone into the dark shadowy world of Bakleis?

Los Parks will face off TJP & Bu Ku Dao for the World Tag Team Championship this Wednesday on FUSION. Los Parks have set their first World Tag Team Championship defence in what promises to be a high-flying nonstop title fight.

With TJP and his protege, Bu Ku Dao, defeating Violence is Forever in an eliminator match to determine the next challengers for the title, the duo now looks to dethrone the newly minted tag team champions in Los Parks. TJP, who first competed in MLW in 2004, will fight for his first championship in MLW. This also marks newcomer Bu Ku Dao’s first challenge for gold in the league.

Former World Tag Team Champions Ross and Marshall Von Erich have deferred their contractual right to a rematch until a later date, citing their on-going conflict with Tom Lawlor and Team Filthy. Los Parks have promised a “celebration of blood and brutality” for their new jefe, the mysterious owner and proprietor of Promociones Dorado, which is now a subsidiary of Azteca Underground LLC.

Will TJP and Bu Ku Dao shock the world and deliver Los Parks the distinction of the shortest reign in division history? Will the third member of Los Parks play a role in the championship bout?

Azteca Underground is looking to buy a new promotion and looks to make it a public negotiation this Wednesday on FUSION. The shadowy new owner and proprietor of Promociones Dorado has an appetite for acquisitions and plans on making a proposal on this week’s FUSION. has learned Azteca Underground has this time gone grander in its pursuit to gobble other organizations, this time targeting a promotion.

Promociones Dorado, now a subsidiary of the mysterious Azteca Underground LLC, was sold by Salina de la Renta to an unknown buyer in January. Salina, now reporting to a new “El Jefe” of sorts, will serve as an emissary for what appears to be a very public negotiation.

What organization does Azteca Underground’s new owner/proprietor have eyes on? Is it MLW? Is it a rival of MLW? Is it a promotion overseas?

Jordan Oliver will compete against a member of the SENTAI Death Squad this Wednesday on FUSION.

CONTRA Unit has unleashed a wave of terror over MLW, including Injustice. Tomorrow night Josef Samael will dispatch a soldier from the SENTAI Death Squad’s to take out Jordan Oliver.

Myron Reed and Jordan Oliver are out for some justice but what happens when the 20-year old Oliver squares off with a member of the Sentai Death Squad?

Also scheduled to appear on FUSION this Wednesday: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Alicia Atout, the Von Erichs.


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By Steph Franchomme

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