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 MLW2300.com 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:
Rickey Shane Page
1 Called Manders
”Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams
More entrants and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at MLW.com.
The Battle RIOT V will air exclusively on delay on REELZ on Tuesday April 25 at 10e/p.
WHAT IS THE BATTLE RIOT?
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!
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!
More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.
Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8. Buy tickets at http://MLW2300.com. 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.
MEET AND GREETS
There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
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
MORE ABOUT THE MELROSE BALLROOM:
MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
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 MLW.com and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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