NJPW today announced EVIL has suffered a left ankle injury, forcing him to miss the rest of the “Road to Power Struggle – Super Jr. Tag League 2019” tour. EVIL will be replaced by BUSHI for the matches in which he was scheduled to participate.
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) October 23, 2019
Major League Wrestling (MLW) today announced a Stairway to Hell Match: Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc for MLW: Saturday Night SuperFight on Saturday, November 2 live from Cicero Stadium on pay-per-view.
A Stairway to Hell match is a match where barbed wire is suspended above the ring. Combatants are tasked with slugging it out and grabbing a ladder to embark on an extreme path to free the coils of barbed wire. Once freed, the dangerous weapon can be used with the hopes of it being the ultimate equalizer and key to victory via pinfall or submission in this sadistic stipulation match.
Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc have been involved in one of MLW’s most violent feuds of 2019. Havoc, a vicious British bloodletter, put the durable Bucknsort, TN brawler Warner in the hospital following a wild bunkhouse brawl a few weeks back on MLW FUSION.
Suffering a punctured lung, ol Mancer has been determined to return to the ring and exact revenge. This past week on FUSION, Mance shocked viewers by confirming he had been cleared and challenged Havoc to the Stairway to Hell match. The ever-confident Havoc wasted no time in accepting the challenge.
Top-ranked brawlers, both combatants are known for their uncanny high threshold for pain and chaotic fighting style. What happens when the Southern Psychopath and England’s Most Dangerous Man fight it out to climb a ladder and grab coils of heavily galvanized zinc barbed wire to inflict pain?
The PPV will be available to stream live worldwide and on demand at Fite TV. You can pre-order at MLW.tv. Here is the updated card of the PPV:
- NO DQ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
- WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Teddy Hart (c) vs. Austin Aries
- TEXAS TORNADO WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT: The Dynasty (c) vs. The Von Erich Boys
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Timothy Thatcher
- NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- TRIOS MATCH: Septimo Dragon, Gringo Loco & Puma King vs. Injustice
- STAIRWAY TO HELL FIGHT: Jimmy Havoc vs Mance Warner
The next challenger for AJ Styles’ United States Championship will have their work cut out for them, as they’ll have to win a 20-Man Battle Royal at WWE Crown Jewel before trying to dethrone The Phenomenal One in one-on-one competition on the same night.
Styles has turned aside each challenge to his third reign with the title since winning it from Ricochet at WWE Extreme Rules in July. His next foe figures to be battle-tested and primed for the opportunity after outlasting 19 other men.
Below is the updated Crown Jewel card.
- WWE Title Match: Cain Velasquez vs. Brock Lesnar (c)
- Falls Count Anywhere Match for the WWE Universal Title: “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins (c) – Match cannot be stopped for any reason.
- 20-Man Battle Royal: Participants TBA – Winner to challenge AJ Styles for the WWE United States Title later in the night.
- WWE United States Title Match: Winner of the 20-Man Battle Royal vs. AJ Styles (c)
- World Cup Tag Team Turmoil Match: RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Revival vs. The New Day vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery vs. Lucha House Party vs. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins vs. The OC vs. The B Team
Winners will be crowned World Cup winners and the Greatest Tag Team In the World.
- Team Hogan vs. Team Flair: 5-on-5 Match: Captain Roman Reigns, Rusev, Ricochet, Ali & Shorty Gable vs. Captain Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, King Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley & WWE Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura – WWE Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan will be present as the coaches.
- Braun Strowman vs. Tyson Fury
- Cesaro vs. Mansoor
WWE Crown Jewel is streaming live on WWE Network on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 1 PM ET / 5 PM GMT.
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