MLW Intimidation Games Review – February 29, 2024

MLW Intimidation Games Results – February 29, 2024

Middleweight Title Match
Rocky Romero (c) vs. Mistico

Mistico knocks Rocky Romero and puts on the surfboard which Romero gets out of and puts on an ankle lock.

They go into a test of strength with monkey flips and pin attempts Mistico springboards with a back elbow and an arm drag off the ropes but Romero dropkicks him to the outside and hits him with a tope suicida.

They start fighting on the outside where Romero drops Mistico onto the apron and dropkicks Mistico as he is seated in the corner.

Back inside Romero starts tearing off the mask of Mistico that gets boos from the crowd.

Romero continues to taunt the crowd while delivering suplexes before holding Mistico with a choke hold while continuing to work on ripping the mask.

Mistico fights Romero off and sends him to the outside with headscissors before he hits a Tiger Faint Kick and sends Romero back outside with a missile dropkick before hitting a tope suicida. They fight on the apron before Romero drops Mistico with a brainbuster.

Romero follows with Sliced Rocky for two before they head to the top rope where Mistico hits a hurricanrana for a two count himself. Romero hits Forever Clotheslines before Mistico stops him with a kick.

They trade strikes back & forth until Mistico hits a springboard crossbody for a two count.

A bit of back & forth before Romero hit a Sunset Driver getting a two count before Mistico stops Romero on the top rope and hits a Spanish Fly for a two count.

Mistico heads to the top rope but Romero gets his knees up but Mistico follows with a snap powerslam for a two count.

Mistico tries to go to the top again but Romero stops him and hits a Super Sliced Rocky for a two count.

After some more back & forth Mistico traps on La Mistica as Romero taps out right away

Winner By Submission & New Middleweight Champion: Mistico (18:01) (NEW CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7

After the match Cesar Duran challenged Rocky Romero to take on Mistico in a Hair vs. Mask match. Romero teased doing it tonight before leaving.

Tag Team New York City Street Fight
The Calling (National Openweight Champion Ricky Shane Page & Sami Callihan) vs. Jake Crist & Akira

Akira & Jake Crist rush the ring and attack The Calling before hitting stereo suicide dives. They both jump off the top rope with chairs taking out The Calling on the outside.

Weapons are used by all 4 competitors on the outside including Sami Callihan giving Crist a paper cut. Akira & Rickey Shane Page end up back in the ring where RSP hits a crossbody and a Swanton for a two count.

Akira fights back with a suplex for a two count followed by a running knee taking RSP to the outside. Callihan starts attacking Crist with a chair including a suplex onto it.

Crist fights off Callihan sending him to the outside where he hits a baseball dropkick and tries to dive off the apron just to get punched down.

RSP sends Akira back inside before Callihan & RSP toss wooden boards into the ring and set them up in the corners.

Before fighting it a bit Akira gets hip tossed onto a wooden board before being suplexed onto the other.

They continue attacking Akira with the wooden board pieces before Crist takes them out with a crossbody and a cutter.

Callihan breaks up Akira as he was trying to submit RSP but as Cannonball is trying to get another wooden board from under the ring out appears The Blue Meanie who chases Cannonball to the back.

Back inside Callihan hits Crist with a low blow as RSP puts on a crucifix pin for the win.

Winners: The Calling (11:07)
Rate: 6

The Calling keeps attacking Akira & Crist until Jimmy Lloyd runs out for the save. They all brawl as security tries to stop them just to get taken out themselves. Callihan calls this bullshit and tells them to get back but Raven appears on the screen and suggests this war continues and since they stole the name The Calling, he will call his new group with Akira, Crist & Lloyd The Response.

They announce that Timothy Thatcher will be at War Chamber on Friday, March 29th at The Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

We see Saint Laurent & Tom Lawlor in the restroom as Davey Boy Smith Jr is seen in the background using the urinal for a while. Lawlor says they make movies here in the WTF and they will bring home gold here in the home territory of New York.

Alex Kane vs. Bobby Fish

Alex Kane starts the match trying to take Bobby Fish down and hold him down with a side headlock before taking him down with a shoulder block.

Fish comes back with knees before Kane sends him in the corner as Fish tells the referee that Kane pulled his hair.

Fish starts attacking Kane in the corner with kicks as he’s working on Kane’s left knee.

Fish continues with a suplex for a two count before Kane ducks a kick and goes to the outside to regroup with Mr Thomas.

Fish pulls on the referee to distract him as he kicks Kane down low.

Fish jaw jacks to Thomas & Faye Jackson on the outside which allows Kane to hit a suplex for a two count.

Fish gets sent to the outside where he kicks Kane off the apron and continues to kick him as he falls. Kane stays on the attack hitting 3 back 2 back suplexes.

Fish kicks Kane off but gets pounced right back down before Kane hits a spear for a two count.

Kane puts on a sleeper hold as Fish passes out allowing the referee to stop the match.

Winner By Referee Stoppage: Alex Kane (10:14)
Rate: 5

After the match as Alex Kane is celebrating on the mic he gets interrupted by AJ Francis. Francis says the people here don’t even know what Bomaye means and doesn’t even know what Muhammad Ali knows. Francis starts chanting ‘Bum-aye’. Francis says the ancestors are ashamed of Kane and this will come down to ritual combat and some people in Kane’s ranks may not be as loyal as he thinks they are. Kane gives a bit of a look to both Thomas & Jackson after.

World Tag Team Titles Match
2nd Gear Crew (1 Called Manders & Matthew Justice) (c) vs. World Titan Federation (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Tom Lawlor)

1 Called Manders launches Matthew Justice in the ring to start the match before they all start brawling on the outside before Manders & Tom Lawlor start brawling on the apron.

Davey Boy Smith Jr is choking out Justice on the outside as Manders puts Lawlor’s shirt over his head and chops away at him. Smith joins in as they start double teaming on Manders.

Smith continues to work on Manders with elbow drops and leg drops.

Lawlor tags in and continues with kicks before putting on an abdominal stretch.

WTF takes turns tagging in and out and working on Manders but Justice eventually runs in and breaks it up.

Manders powers out and hits Lawlor with a spinebuster before making the hot tag to Justice & he goes after Smith & Lawlor.

Both teams go at it with Irish whips and slams but Justice stops a Hart Attack attempt.

As 2nd Gear Crew had the match won but Lawlor pulls out the referee.

SGC brings a table into the ring and Justice hits a DDT to Lawlor through a table as he was on Manders shoulders but as the referee gets rolled in & it is only got a two count.

Brett Ryan Gosselin runs out and this distraction causes Smith to take the helmet that Saint Laurent was wearing and knock Manders out with it then Lawlor rolls up Manders to get the win.

Winner & World Tag Team Champions: World Titan Federation (11:16) (NEW CHAMPIONS!!!)
Rate: 6

We get a video from Mads Krule Krugger who says the body count will rise and they will prepare for one last war with MLW.

NJPW Television Title Match
Matt Riddle (c) vs. Bad Dude Tito

Matt Riddle rushes Bad Dude Tito with a knee before they trade suplexes and get into each other with slaps, punches and kicks.

Tito follows with a Death Valley Driver for a two count before Riddle stops him against the ropes with a knee and a Fisherman’s Buster for a two count.

Riddle follows with Broton for a two count before he starts kicking away at Tito.

This only gets Tito upset as he drops Riddle down and hits a top rope Frog Splash for a two count.

They go back & forth with fast punches before Riddle hits a suplex and tries another Broton just for Tito to catch him into a powerbomb for a two count.

Riddle stops a lariat attempt and hits a suplex before Tito comes back with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count.

Riddle escapes out of a suplex attempt and sends Tito into the corner where he flips right into the Bro Stone to score the win.

Winner & Still NJPW Television Champion: Matt Riddle (5:06) (CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 6

Non Title $5,000 5 Min Challenge
Featherweight Champion Janai Kai vs. Zoey Cannon

Janai Kai knocks Zoey Cannon into the corner and hits another kick as the referee calls off the match.

Winner: Featherweight Champion Janai Kai (0:18) 
Rate: 1

We go to a video from Cesar Duran & he congratulates them on a glorified squash match. Duran goes to a toast because of what they are looking forward to in Tampa for War Chamber. Cesar tells Salina De La Renta to challenge one of his luchadors at War Chamber.

MLW World Title Match
Satoshi Kojima (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki

Satoshi Kojima & Minoru Suzuki work on wrist locks and try to take each other down as Kojima goes to the ropes to break it up.

Suzuki takes a chop against the ropes but eats it before they go into a chop exchange that Kojima stops with a shoulder block.

Suzuki traps up Kojima in the ropes before he takes him to the outside where they continue trading punches.

They fight on the apron where Suzuki knocks Kojima down and puts on a leg lock.

Suzuki continues attacking Kojima against the barricade attacking his injured knee before knocking down Shigeo Okumura as well.

Suzuki starts using a chair on Kojima before the referee gets involved.

Suzuki continues attacking the knee by twisting and turning him until Kojima grabs the bottom rope. Suzuki continues with the leg locks, as Kojima grabs the bottom rope again.

Kojima starts hitting machine gun chops, which Suzuki seems to love and enjoy.

Suzuki lands a barrage of punches as Kojima tries to punch back.

They continue trading forearms with Suzuki knocking Kojima down with a hard one then a 2nd for a two count. Kojima fights back with a Koji Cutter but Suzuki dodges Cozy Lariat.

Suzuki puts on a sleeper hold but only gets a two count.

Suzuki tries another sleeper before trying Gotch Style Piledriver and Kojima gets out and hits a standing lariat and a brainbuster for a two count.

A bit of back & forth before Kojima hits a lariat then the Cozy Lariat for the win.

Winner & Still MLW World Champion: Satoshi Kojima (16:25) (STILL CHAMPION!!!)
Rate: 7