MLW Fury Road 2023 Recap (9/3/2023)

Now that MLW’s Fury Road is officially in the books let us look at the results and recap of the event. Fury Road came to us from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, on Sunday, September 3rd, at 6 p.m., live-streamed on FITE +.

* Weapons Of Mass Destruction Match For The MLW Openweight Championship: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. Rickey Shane Page

The opening contest saw Jacob Fatu put his National Openweight Championship on the line against Rickey Shane Page. The contest was a back-and-forth contest that saw carnage and destruction completed by both men. In the end, it was Akira coming out to help RSP. While Akira received a Samoan drop for his troubles, the distraction was enough for RSP to kick Fatu low and complete the Raven Effect on a chair to pick up the win and victory.

Result: Winner and new MLW Openweight Champion Rickey Shane Page

* Salina de la Renta returns and is the special guest on the Sessions By Saint Laurent

* # 1 Contenders Match For MLW Featherweight Championship: B3CCA vs. Maki Itoh

B3CCA challenged Itoh to a sing-off as Itoh started B3CCA to a cheap shot to gain an advantage. The crowd was firmly behind Maki Itoh. B3CCA also did a great job taunting the crowd. The ending came when B3CCA hit a 450 splash to pick up the win. MLW has been hinting towards a program between Delmi Exo and B3CCA. It appears this will be the start of it.

Result: B3CCA defeats Maki Itoh

Love, Doug came out on the ramp to confess his love for B3CCA. B3CCA dismissed him as she went to the back.

* Kiss My Foot Match: Matt Cardona (w/ MSL) vs. Mance Warner

Earlier in the night, Sam Laterna interviewed Mance Warner, whose feet he made extra stinky in preparing for the Kiss My Foot Match. Unfortunately, Warner ended on the wrong end of this match. With the help & distraction of MSL, Cardona hit Warner with a low blow behind the referee’s back and completed his finisher to pick up the win.

Result: Matt Cardona defeats Mance Warner

After the match, when MSL and Cardona exposed their feet for Warner to kiss, Warner took a bite from MSL’s foot, which prompted Cardona to get up and try to hit Warner with his boot. Cardona missed leading Warner to poke him in the eye and throw a steel chair at him. Both Cardona and MSL retreated.

* Ichiban vs. Tracy Williams

The match was a fast-paced pace and an excellent technical matchup. Both superstars had moments in the match. The crowd was behind Ichiban, who did not disappoint and came out of this match victorious.

Result: Ichiban defeats Tracy Williams

* KUSHIDA vs. Tony Deppen

KUSHIDA came out to a big pop. They worked a methodical pace and Deppen did a good job as heel, playing up on the crowd. Later on in the match there were multiple exciting near falls by both competitors. KUSHIDA pulled out the victory by hitting his Back to the Future.

Result: KUSHIDA defeats Tony Deppen

It is now main event time!

MLW World Championship: Alex Kane (Mr. Thomas) vs. Willie Mack

The crowd was torn during this match, chanting “Bomaye” and “Willie Mack”. This match had a bit of everything. Mack’s agility was on full display. Both Mack and Kane’s power was on display as well. Kane’s technical wrestling was the difference-maker in this match. Kane wins the match by submitting Willie Mack, who did not tap but passed out in a front face lock.

Result: MLW World Champion Alex Kane defeats Willie Mack to retain his championship

After the match, Kane grabbed the mic and told Mack he showed that Bomaye drive. That Mack earned his respect as they both shook hands in the ring.