6 Middleweights to Check Out In Major League Wrestling
We went into the heavyweights to watch in Major League Wrestling, now let’s look at six wrestlers in the Middleweight division of the company. Keep your eyes peeled for these guys if you want to dive into MLW Fusion.
Myron Reed: Major League Wrestling World Middleweight Champion
Reed is part of the Injustice faction in MLW and excels at fast-paced bouts with a flashy, high impact approach to match. What I like about Myron Reed is that while he can fly—and he’s good at it—his counters and impact moves outshine those. He has one of the best Ace Crushers not being used by Randy Orton or DDP including one he does over the top rope and to the outside!
On the mic, he can hold his own. He’s not going to wow you but he’s extremely young and has time to improve. Being in the mix of a storyline with Konnan and his AAA luchadores might just help with that.
“The Rogue Prince” Brian Pillman Jr: 2019 PWI Rookie of the Year
Originally wrestling as a heavyweight, after falling short of taking the MLW World title from Jacob Fatu, he dropped weight and is now mixing it up with the middleweights. Pillman has lots charisma to him and while he occasionally stumbles on the mic as a solo performer, he’s got the goods in-ring. Hell, Brian Pillman Sr had to find himself on the mic during his early WCW run.
The guy has athleticism and energy to spare, making him a perfect fit for Major League Wrestling’s intense in-ring style. All that’s left for Brian Pillman Jr is to get some gold around his waist.
“The Lone Wolf of Brooklyn” Low Ki
Like LA Park, Low Ki needs little introduction. Also like LA Park, he’s an MLW original. Since the late 1990s, he’s mixed his background in martial arts with an aggressive mat style and some high flying. Early in his career, his flying could keep pace with peers of the early 2000s indy wars. Now, he’s more strategic about taking to skies preferring to twist, stomp, kick, and chop his opponents into defeat.
Once an aggressive heel who held down the MLW World Heavyweight title, Low Ki leans closer to being a babyface but honestly, he just shows up to fight. His promos are often short and to the point punctuated by one of the most unique voices in the business today. Honestly, he should be doing a lot more voice acting work for animation and games.
On MLW Fusion, he’s mostly been pitted against newcomers and youngsters but he could take some champions could find themselves a few pounds lighter if he focused in on their gold!
This guy. He recently arrived in Major League Wrestling and has already delivered a few really good matches at monthly events. Erick Stevens is serviceable on the mic at the moment but he shines brightly when squaring off against a technician or brawler. He joined Tom Lawlor’s Team Filthy shortly after his debut in MLW.
Gino “El Intocable” Medina
A new member of Dynasty as MJF is—I don’t even know what’s going on with him. He’s currently being promoted as fighting Ol’ Mancer soon but never mind that, we’re talking about Gino! This second–generation wrestler is the son of the late El Sanguinario, a member of Gringos Locos.
Gino uses a fast-paced lucha style focusing on dives, kicks, and counters. He comes off as a future Middleweight champion but will need to get his mic skills down. He’s not bad but will stumble in segments with Dynasty. Luckily Holliday and Hammerstone are with him so his promos aren’t just botch riddled. You’ll want to keep a close eye on him as he’ll be someone to watch grow in MLW.
A member of Injustice, Jordan Oliver is a young flyer who fits in perfectly with the division and Injustice. His counters aren’t always the cleanest but they’re fast to the point he doesn’t disrupt an exciting, fast-paced contest. Jordan shines in two areas: he rocks at tag matches and his promos are loud and some of Major League Wrestling’s best sh** talking. He’s not exactly giving LA Park a run for his money in that area but he’s entertaining and balances Myron Reed’s aggressive mic work.
I believe 2020 could end up being a good year for young Jordan in the Middleweight class.
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