MLW National Openweight Championship Matchup Announced For Battle Riot V

MLW has announced a new title match for Battle Riot V.

John Hennigan will be defending his National Openweight Championship in a triple-threat against Lio Rush and Willie Mack at the event, which takes place this Saturday from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Full details, including an updated look at the show card, can be found below.

(PHILADELPHIA) — Major League Wrestling today announced a National Openweight Championship bout: John Hennigan (champion) vs. Lio Rush vs. Willie Mack for Battle RIOT V when MLW returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8.

Grab tickets at and the 2300 Arena box office. Tickets start at $15.

In what promises to be a thrilling triple threat title fight, John Hennigan will put the National Openweight Championship on the line against the speed and innovation of Lio Rush and the uncanny agility and unorthodox arsenal of Willie Mack.

Mack, who has recently had some issues behind the scenes with AZTECA Lucha, has been granted a title match.

Adding a twist to this championship showdown is the “Bad Child.” The former World Middleweight Champion reentered MLW a few months back and now fights for his first National Openweight Championship.

What happens when these three throw down in South Philly? See it LIVE on April 8 at MLW Battle Riot V!


World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone (champion) vs. Real1

Jacob Fatu vs. Rickey Shane Page

wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship
Shigehiro Irie (champion) vs. Calvin Tankman

National Openweight Championship Triple Threat:
John Hennigan (champion) vs. Lio Rush vs. Willie Mack

40 wrestlers will riot in Philly as one combatant looks to outlast 39 others and earn a world title shot anytime, anywhere against Alex Hammerstone.

Battle RIOT entrants:
Jacob Fatu

John Hennigan
Willie Mack
Alex Kane
Rickey Shane Page
Shigehiro Irie

Mance Warner

Matthew Justice
Calvin Tankman

Juicy Finau
Lance Anoa’i
Sam Adonis
Mr. Thomas
1 Called Manders
”Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams
Jimmy Lloyd

More entrants and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at

The Battle RIOT V will air exclusively on delay on REELZ on Tuesday April 25 at 10e/p.

A mash-up of a battle Royale 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.

Anything is possible in a Battle Riot!

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!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8. Buy tickets at Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.

There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime


2300 Philadelphia (previously named the 2300 Arena, Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana.

One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the United States airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.

MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.

For more information visit and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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