MLW Anthology: CONTRA Unit
June 27, 2020
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Description: This week MLW Anthology pays witness to the most destructive force in the history of Major League Wrestling, Contra Unit. From their disruptive debut to their unstoppable rise to power, this week’s edition of Anthology delves into the mythos of one of the sport’s most devastating factions. Watch as fire is thrown, bodies are broken, and titles taken hostage, as CONTRA Unit’s Jacob Fatu, Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon, Simon Gotch and the Sentai Death Squad march into MLW and take it over.
Narrator: The global dealers in violence, the biggest threat to MLW since its return, CONTRA Unit has had the league held hostage since coming on the scene in 2018, solidifying themselves as the most dominant force in league history. While CONTRA units rise to dominance was swift, a resistance to the global dealers in violence was immediate, as MLW World Heavyweight Champion, Filthy Tom Lawlor, who was targeted by CONTRA Unit, decided to face the trio, head on. But the former UFC Fighter was not alone as he enlisted third generation athletes Ross and Marshall Von Erich to battle Simon Gotch, Josef Samael and Jacob Fatu. But right now we’re gonna take you back to January of this year when CONTRA Unit was face to face with three of Japan’s most battled tested warriors, The Strong Hearts.
First Match: CONTRA Unit vs. The Strong Hearts in a 6-Man Tag Team Match – MLW Fusion – January 2020 – New York, New York
Simon Gotch and Cima will start things off. Collision in the center of the ring. OpenHand Chop Exchange. Cima kicks Gotch in the gut. Gotch with an arm-bar takedown. Cima denies The ChickenWing. Following a snap mare takeover, Cima dropkicks Gotch. Cima applies a front face lock. Cima taunts CONTRA Unit. Cima with a low dropkick. Cima tags in Lindaman. Double Irish Whip. Cima drop toe holds Gotch into a Standing Frog Splash from Lindaman. Lindaman applies a waist lock. Lindaman backs Gotch into the turnbuckles. Gotch decks Lindaman with a back elbow smash. Gotch with a Big Boot. Gotch sends Lindaman to the corner. Gotch with a Flying Forearm Smash. Gotch tags in Samael.
Samael repeatedly stomps on Lindaman’s chest. Samael slams Lindaman’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Samael reverses out of the irish whip from Lindaman. Lindaman dropkicks Samael. Samael drives Lindaman face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Samael is choking Lindaman with his boot. Samael tags in Fatu. Fatu repeatedly stomps on Lindaman’s chest. Fatu HeadButts Lindaman. Fatu uppercuts Lindaman. Fatu whips Lindaman across the ring. Fatu scores the elbow knockdown. Fatu poses for the crowd. Fatu with clubbing headbutts in the corner. Fatu tags in Gotch. Assisted Body Avalanche. Gotch with an Exploder Suple. Gotch drags Lindaman to the corner. Gotch applies an arm-bar. Gotch tags in Samael. Samael with a Falling HeadButt. Samael follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Samael tags in Fatu.
Fatu SuperKicks Lindaman. Samael stomps on Lindaman’s back. Fatu punches Lindaman in the back. Lindaman with elbows into the midsection of Fatu. Lindaman goes for a Bodyslam, but Fatu counters with a HeadButt. Lindaman blocks a boot from Fatu. Lindaman with a back elbow smash. Lindaman with a Rolling Elbow. Lindaman goes for a Bodyslam, but Fatu counters with a Crossbody Block for a two count. Fatu is throwing haymakers at Lindaman. Fatu starts biting Lindaman’s forehead. Fatu tags in Gotch. Gotch with three uppercuts. Gotch goes for a Bodyslam, but Lindaman lands back on his feet. Lindaman tags in Irie. Irie kicks Gotch in the gut. Gotch hammers down on the back of Irie’s neck. Irie with a running elbow smash. Irie with a Rebound Splash for a two count. Gotch kicks the left knee of Irie. Gotch with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Irie denies The Gotch Style PileDriver. Gotch goes for a sunset flip, but Irie stands still. Irie is raining down haymakers. Samael runs interference. Irie hits The Spike PileDriver on top of Gotch for a two count.
Fatu knocks Cima off the ring apron. Irie side steps Fatu into the turnbuckles. Lariat Exchange. Both men are knocked down after a Double Crossbody Block. Fatu rises back on his feet. Irie HeadButts Fatu. Fatu responds with The Uranage Slam. Fatu follows that with a HandSpring Splash for a two count. Cima with a Running Double Foot Stomp. Pier six brawl ensues. Lindaman throws Samael into the steel barricade. Lindaman rakes the eyes of Samael. Samael punches Lindaman in the back. Cima stomps on Gotch back. Fatu inadvertently chops the steel ring post. Lindaman with forearm shivers. Lindaman chops Samael’s beard. All hell is breaking loose on the outside.
Lindaman runs Samael into the edge of the ring frame. Lindaman repeatedly stomps on Samael’s chest. Irie with forearm shivers. Irie and Fatu are trading back and forth shots. Fatu HeadButts Irie. Lindaman repeatedly slams Samael’s head on the ramp way. Suicide Dive Exchange. Strong Hearts are demolishing Fatu. Lindaman drop toe holds Fatu into the middle rope. Cima with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Irie follows that with a Cannonball Senton. Lindaman connects with The Bridging German Suplex for a two count. Cima SuperKicks Samael. Gotch answers with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Irie with an Inside Out Lariat. Lindaman with a SomerSault Plancha. Fatu SuperKicks Irie. Cima kicks Fatu in the gut. Fatu responds with a Pop Up Samoan Drop. Fatu plants Cima with The MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: CONTRA Unit via Pinfall
– Next week on MLW Anthology, the spotlight will be on The Von Erichs.
– MLW Underground Returns on July 11th.
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Second Match: Jacob Fatu (c) w/Josef Samael vs. LA Park w/Salina De La Renta in a No Disqualification Match For The MLW World Heavyweight Championship – November 2019 – MLW Saturday Night SuperFight – Chicago, Illinois
Quick shoving contest. Palm Strike Exchange. Forearm Exchange. Fatu shoves Park. Release German Suplex Exchange. Fatu applies a waist lock. Park with three sharp elbow strikes. Park clotheslines the back of Fatu’s neck. Park with a Running Knee Strike. Fatu regroups on the outside. Park lands The Suicide Dive. Park with a forearm smash. Samael attacks Park from behind. Fatu with clubbing bodyshots. Fatu rolls Park back into the ring. Fatu with clubbing headbutts. Fatu uppercuts Park. Fatu poses for the crowd. Fat continues to headbutt Park in the corner. Fatu with an open palm strike. Fatu is picking Park apart. Fatu with the irish whip. Fatu drops Park with a corner clothesline. Fatu has complete control of the match. Fatu is trying rip off Park’s mask. De La Renta is pissed. Samael rams the spike into Park’s forehead. Park is busted open.
Fatu with two palm strikes. Fatu follows that with two headbutts. Fatu applies the cravate on the top rope. Fatu tees off on Park. Fatu repeatedly throws Park into the steel barricade. Fatu with a headbutt/palm strike combination on the floor. Fatu and Park are brawling in the crowd. Park is dawning a crimson mask. Fatu delivers a series of palm strikes. Park reverses out of the irish whip from Fatu. Fatu denies The Body Avalanche. Park with the irish whip. Fatu kicks Park in the face. Park PowerSlams Fatu for a two count. Fatu SuperKicks Park. Fatu follows that with The HandSpring Splash for a two count. Fatu puts Park on the top turnbuckle. Fatu with three haymakers. Park HeadButts Fatu. Park with a Corkscrew Senton for a two count.
Park dumps Fatu out of the ring. Park nails Fatu with the time keepers table. Park delivers a big chair shot. Park slams Fatu’s head on the ring stairs. Park hits Fatu with the ring bell. Fatu is busted open. Park with clubbing headbutts. Park rolls Fatu back into the ring. Park kicks Fatu in the face. Park uses the middle rope as a weapon. Park is trying to open up Fatu’s wound. Park transitions into a corner mount. Park repeatedly whips Fatu with the white leather belt. Park unloads a series of headbutts in the corner. Fatu drops Park with a Twisting Senton for a two count. Fatu hits The Fosbury Flop. Samael repeatedly stomps on Park’s chest. Fatu rolls a table into the ring. Samael tosses Park back into the ring. Fatu with a Uranage Slam. Park avoids The MoonSault. Park with the lateral press for a two count. Samael throws a fire ball at the referee. De La Renta yells at Samael. De La Renta slaps Samael in the face. Park inadvertently spears De La Renta through the table. Fatu SuperKicks Park. Fatu connects with The Pop Up Samoan Drop. Fatu plants Park with The MoonSault to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still MLW World Heavyweight Champion, Jacob Fatu via Pinfall
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