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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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ROH News: Death Before Dishonor Announced For Las Vegas

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Ring Of Honor announced the following today, revealing that the annual Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view will be heading to the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, September 28th:

The Best Wrestling on the Planet makes its debut at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas for two nights of the hard-hitting, fast-paced, in-your-face action only Ring of Honor can provide. The Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view takes place in the city known for bright lights and big fights on Friday, Sept. 28, and ROH returns to the venue the following night for an International Television Taping.

Tickets for the two events featuring all of the top ROH stars go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. local time for HonorClub members and Friday, Aug. 3 at 12 p.m. local time for the general public.

Death Before Dishonor has been an ROH staple since 2003 and has featured historic title changes and classic matches. This will be the third year in a row that Las Vegas has hosted the extravaganza.

Which ROH stars will have lady luck on their side in Sin City? And which of them will leave Las Vegas empty-handed? Join us for Death Before Dishonor weekend to find out!

Death Before Dishonor Pay-Per-View
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Friday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. local time

ROH International Television Taping
Orleans Arena, Las Vegas
Saturday, Sept. 29, 6 p.m. local time

 

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Kenny Omega Says He May Work Better ‘Within Restrictions’

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Following the recent clash between New Japan Pro Wrestling’s The Elite and WWE’s The New Day at E3, as the trios waged war in ‘Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’. While The Elite emerged victorious, the mix of stars from different wrestling promotions has led to loads of talk about IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega and IWGP Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks possibly making their way to the WWE some day.

That talk also was fueled by recent remarks from WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative Triple H, who stated that anything could be possible when it comes to the company working with other promotions.

While promoting the upcoming New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special in San Francisco on July 7th, Kenny Omega addressed if he would ever be able to work for the WWE given the in-ring restrictions that come with signing a WWE contract:

“It’s funny there’s this idea where Kenny is only good because he can do what he wants and he gets time. Well, everyone else through those doors had had time and opportunity. Why didn’t they do anything special?

I actually work better within restrictions. When you leave everything wide open things tend to get a little convoluted. So when you give me those restrictions and I start to use my brain creatively to work around those that’s when things get interesting.

I mean no, you’re not going to get a seven-star match or six or five in a seven-minute segment but I always do the best I can to make that segment memorable and entertaining and I think that’s always the name of the game.

The thing is too it’s like, ‘hey if you ever go to WWE what are you gonna do if you only get five minutes?’ I mean sure you’d have nights like that but would I take a contract with WWE if I were not gonna be able to show the best of Kenny Omega? That would be a disservice to fans to professional wrestling, it would be a disservice to my own career all the hard work I put in.

I would for sure make sure that I was able to show the best of what I do and that requires a little bit of time. So yeah, things like that don’t really worry me I think I would be fine.”

Quotes c/o WrestlingInc

EA’s Take: Omega is way too smart when it comes to the wrestling business for him to respond in any other fashion. Just think about it. If he is interested in heading to WWE, is he going to come out and say, “No, that would never work for me”? Zero chance. You need to maximize your value and it would be egregiously asinine on his part to almost “close the door” in a sense when it comes to if he would be able to adjust. Do I think he will make the move? Now that’s a whole different can of worms, but I wouldn’t rule anything out.

 

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WWE News: Charlotte Flair Finally Undergoes Surgery For Ruptured Implant

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As has been previously noted, WWE SmackDown Live Superstar Charlotte Flair has been working with an “injury” (if you want to call it that) for quite some time now, dating back to before WrestleMania 34 in early-April.

‘The Queen’ has been putting off having a corrective surgery to repair a ruptured breast implant (which you can check out here), but (depending on who you ask) she didn’t want to miss WrestleMania or the WWE’s most recent European Tour. It was then revealed she would finally have the surgery following Money In The Bank this past Sunday (read about that here), which now looks to be the case.

After being absent from this week’s episode of SmackDown Live, The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the multi-time Women’s Champion went under-the-knife on Tuesday. The expected recovery time for such a procedure is roughly in the 6-8 week range, which we recently saw evidence of when Alexa Bliss took some time off to have a breast augmentation (you can find that story here).

The hope for Charlotte Flair is that she will be able to recover in time to work SummerSlam in Brooklyn, New York, which emanates from the Barclays Center on August 19th. It should be noted however, that this has not been confirmed and if for any reason there’s a setback, she could miss the event.

 

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