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MLW News: First Four Competitors For MLW’s Battle Riot Announced

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Today, MLW issued the following as the first four competitors for the 40-man Battle Riot match at the July 19th television tapings in New York city were revealed:

FIRST 4 COMPETITORS REVEALED FOR MLW’S BATTLE RIOT SET FOR JULY 19TH IN NYC

NEW YORK – Major League Wrestling today announced the first four participants for the first-ever Battle Riot® featuring 40 wrestlers as the main event of its July 19th card and FUSION TV taping in New York City at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.

Tickets are available now at: https://mlwnyc.eventbrite.com.

The first four participants in the Battle Riot are:

John Hennigan, formally known as John Morrison.  Hennigan debuted in MLW in December, competing in a no disqualification tag team encounter with Shane “Swerve” Strickland. It was recently announced that the California competitor will be a cast member on the upcoming season of SURVIVOR on CBS. If Hennigan wins the Battle Riot, he could find himself challenging his friend – the reigning World Heavyweight Champion Strickland.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. will compete in MLW for the first time in 14 years. Debuting in MLW at the young age of 18, the 3rd generation Hart looks to return in dominant fashion.  With size, talent and power on his side, Smith could be a front-runner to win the first-ever Battle Riot.

“Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan will make his MLW debut July 19th as he looks to cause carnage as only the legendary sinister mastermind can.  With more experience than anyone in the Battle Riot, will the sinister grappler outwit and outlast 39 other men? Find out July 19th in New York City!

ACH enters the Battle Riot on a hot streak including linking up with Rich Swann to become an instant force within the MLW tag team division as well as a sensational showing in Japan earlier this month.  Will ACH’s explosive power, speed and innovation triumph in the Battle Riot? Find out LIVE! 

What is the Battle Riot?

A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.

There will be surprises!

There will be legends!

There will be WTF entries!

And there will be no disqualifications!

Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope. Hypothetically Tom Lawlor and Team Filthy can get a grappler down, put each arm in an arm bar, while 2 guys put him in ankle locks to tap him out!

Anything is possible July 19th in a Battle Riot! 

What does the winner Get? 

The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime!  It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!

Participants will be announced starting next week.

“We’re going to stack the undercard.  You got to when you come to NYC.  This is going to be our biggest show ever in sheer numbers, matches and star power,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer.

Plus, it’s a TV taping for MLW FUSION on beIN Sports!

Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com!

Be there for the first national televised pro-wrestling live event emanating from Queens, NYC in almost 18 years!  

The event will be a Major League Wrestling: FUSION television taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at just $20.  There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30pm Eastern) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW Talent plus complimentary poster.

Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.

General Public Doors Open: 6pm Eastern

Showtime: 7pm Eastern.

You can purchase tickets today at MLWTickets.com.

MORE ABOUT THE VENUE:
Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, the Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows. 

The venue is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

MORE ABOUT MLW:

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.

MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Friday nights 8pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS (with replays at 11pm ET) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

MLW Radio Network is the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.

MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.

Like MLW on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Follow MLW on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MLW

Follow MLW on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Learn more about MLW at: http://www.MLW.com

 

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MLW News: Final Card For Tonight’s Never Say Never Fusion TV Tapings

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A look at the lineup for MLW’s Never Say Never TV tapings!

A weekend loaded with tons of professional wrestling across the country will kick off beginning tonight, as one of the bigger company’s here in the United States heads to Miami, Florida.





Major League Wrestling’s back-to-back nights at the Scottish Rite Temple starts with Never Say Never this evening, which is being taped for Fusion on beIN Sports. After a few changes due to some injuries (including to the Never Say Never main event), things looks to be finalized with just hours remaining before bell time.

Here’s a look at the final advertised lineup for tonight’s show, which you will be able to watch in the coming weeks every Friday night at 8PM EST on beIN Sports:

Pentagon Jr. vs. Teddy Hart

Falls Count Anywhere
LA Park vs. Sami Callihan

No Holds Barred, No Ropes Fight
Tom Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch

Rich Swann vs. Dragon Lee

Rush vs. Shane Strickland

DJZ vs. Hijo de LA Park

Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett





Which matches are you looking forward to watching on beIN Sports? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

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WWE News: John Cena Speaks On Not Being Able To Wrestle While Filming A Movie

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John Cena talks retirement, being told he can’t wrestle while filming and more!

It’s no secret that the man who has been the face of the WWE for over a decade, John Cena, is winding down his in-ring career as the past couple of years have seen the 16-time champion spend less time with the company and more on outside projects.





‘The Leader of the Cenation’ will be making his WWE return this month on December 26th (see his upcoming WWE schedule here) after last competing at Super Show-Down in October, while at the same time his newest film ‘Bumblebee’ will be hitting theaters this Christmas. He has already confirmed that he will be at WrestleMania 35, so it’s expected he will be sticking around from his return until at least then.

Cena sat down with ESPN’s Cari Champion recently to promote the release of ‘Bumblebee’ and spoke on a number of topics including retirement from the ring and why he can’t compete inside the squared circle while he’s shooting a movie. When asked if he ever thinks to himself, “This is it for wrestling”, Cena responded:

“Well, that’s like asking an athlete like, ‘Hey, do you ever contemplate retirement?’, and you can ask a professional rookie that. You have to because anything that you rely on your body for an end result, time is gonna catch up with you. So there is gonna come a point where I can no longer keep up with the pace. I made a promise to myself years ago, years before I ever found my passion for being on-screen, when I can’t keep up with the pace I gotta walk away. I don’t wanna take a buyer’s money and have sit down and be like, ‘Ah, he’s just hanging on’. I don’t ever want that feeling.”

Cena would continue and speak about why he wants to wrestle while shooting movie and can’t, as well as how he previously misjudged The Rock by not understanding what comes with shooting a movie:

“So I don’t think that correlates with what I’m doing now. The biggest difficulty is trying to juggle stuff because I have learned and I’m trying to fight the system, but I’m losing, when you’re in production for a movie they don’t allow you to wrestle because I can’t go to a WWE taping, have my nose put over here [in reference to his broken nose in a match against Seth Rollins]. Not only does it not look good, ‘Man, you don’t look right’. So then they shut the movie down and there’s 150 people that are expecting a paycheck for that movie and I just screwed them out of their wage and it ups the budget of the movie, so I just put the movie behind the eight ball of possibly being a financial success.

So as much as I want to do everything, you can’t and this is a GIANT misunderstanding I had with what Dwayne was doing, what The Rock was doing ’cause he does movie after movie after movie after movie and I know the feeling of wanting to go back and I’m going back as soon as I can, but I can’t go back until I’m done with this. So I totally get it and I kinda called him out for it and that was me being an ass and I was totally wrong and ignorant and young and stupid and I’ve told him, ‘I’m sorry’, but it’s something I think that our fans don’t understand. If LeBron James was to take a break from basketball because he had the opportunity to film something, basketball fans would be like, ‘What are you doing? Go back to basketball’. So I understand the resentment, but it’s a tough balancing act and I’m bold enough to try.”

If you use any of the above highlights, please credit The Chairshot for transcription.




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