MLW today announced Battle Riot III will take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, July 18. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS. Major League Wrestling invites you to riot with us this summer as 40 wrestlers vie for a title shot anytime, anywhere. “How do you reward Philly for selling out the 2300 Arena? With the Battle Riot,” said Court Bauer, MLW founder and CEO.

ABOUT THE BATTLE RIOT®

A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything go 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 – you just don’t know. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!

Matches will be announced in the coming months at MLW.com.

WWE NXT Superstar Karen Q announced that she will be undergoing surgery again tomorrow morning. Q first underwent surgery last summer after suffering a broken leg at a NXT live event in late July 2019, teaming with Bianca Belair for a win over Reina Gonzalez and NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. She returned for an in-ring promo at a live event in early December, but now she’s going back under the knife for the same injury, 27 weeks after the first operation. There’s no word yet on when she will be back in action.

Karen made her debut in WWE when she entered the 2018 Mae Young Classic. During the first round matches, she lost to Xia Li. She later faced off against Rachael Evers whom she lost to in a match during the Mae Young Classic 2018 tapings. During February 2019, Karen posted on her Twitter account her signing with WWE. She made her debut in NXT during a February 28 house show. At the house show, she teamed with sister NXT recruit Lacey Lane in a tag match lost to Aliyah & Vanessa Borne. She made her singles debut during a March 14 house show, in which she lost to Lacey Lane.

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