MLW today announced a World Middleweight Title Match: Myron Reed (champion) vs. Arez (representing AAA Lucha Libre) for MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS. The AAA x MLW collaboration continues as Mexico’s premier organization sends the cutting edge luchador Arez to challenge for Myron Reed’s World Middleweight Championship.
Thrilling crowds with his innovative arsenal, Arez is one of the hottest Luchadores to cross the border in years. Overwhelming adversaries with cutting edge combinations, Arez is one of AAA’s brightest stars of the new decade. Mentored by the legendary Blue Demon Jr., Arez’s speed and technique are a challenge for opponents to keep pace with. Will that be the case for the defending World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed?
Entering the historic 2300 Arena for his 3rd world championship defence, the outspoken Myron Reed along with his cohorts in Injustice have recently turned MLW upside down. Disrupting MLW events with impromptu protests, assaulting Brian Pillman in a scheme to enter the Opera Cup and knocking out Gringo Loco with brass knuckles, the trio have become a force to reckon with in MLW. Now Reed faces his greatest challenge to date in Arez. Will Reed clinch his third successful defence or will Arez make history and bring the gold back home to AAA?
Signed thus far for MLW: FIGHTLAND:
- WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Jacob Fatu (c) vs. CIMA
- NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. T-Hawk
- “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Killer Kross
- Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Erick Stevens
- WHO IS THE KING OF KNOCKOUTS?: Low Ki vs. King Mo (cornered by Dan Lambert)
- FIRST TIME EVER!: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Jimmy Havoc (with Priscilla Kelly)
- LUMBERJACK MATCH!: Los Parks vs. CONTRA Unit
- WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT!: Myron Reed (c) vs. Arez [AAA]
- Puma King & Gringo Loco vs. Injustice
- Konnan in the house
Here is NWA’s Hard Times PPV complete card:
- NWA WORLD WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Allysin Kay (c) vs. Thunder Rosa
- NWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP: Aron Stevens (c) vs. Scott Steiner
- NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Rock ‘N Roll Express (c) vs. The Wildcards vs. Eli Drake and James Storm
- NWA TV CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH: Ricky Starks vs. Matt Cross
- NWA TV CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH: Zicky Dice vs. Dan Maff
- NWA TV CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH: The Question Mark vs. Trevor Murdoch
- NWA TV CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT MATCH: Tim Storm vs. Ken Anderson
- NWA TV CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT SEMIS AND FINALS
- NWA World Champion Nick Aldis vs. Flip Gordon
Hard Times PPV will take place this Friday, January 24 from GPB Studios in Atlanta, GA at 7 PM (Midnight GMT). Hard Times will air internationally live on Fite TV.
Rich Swann underwent surgery today after the ankle injury he sustained at Bash at the Brewery II. Expected recovery time for such an injury is 6 to 12 weeks, which means he could be back on time for Impact Wrestling’s next PPV, Rebellion, taking place on April 19 at Terminal 5 in New York City, NY.
All pics courtesy of NWA, MLW and Impact Wrestling