YouTube will air Major League Wrestling’s flagship series MLW FUSION on Wednesday nights, with episodes premiering at 7 pm ET (midnight GMT) on MLW’s YouTube channel. MLW will kick off the move to Wednesday nights on November 18 as part of #TheRestart initiative by the league.
“Fans have been blowing up my Twitter for months asking that we keep MLW’s presence on YouTube, so we’re going to do just that,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “YouTube has enabled us to grow and we will continue to enrich the platform with more quality content from MLW.”
MLW will be moving much of its programming to Wednesday nights, while its flagship series will air nationwide on cable and satellite Saturday nights at 10 pm on beIN SPORTS in the United States. MLW returns Wednesday night November 18 at 7 pm ET with the premiere of FUSION on Fubo Sports and YouTube. Fans can also watch nationwide on cable and dish via beIN SPORTS on Saturday nights at 10 pm ET. Watch FUSION anytime, anywhere on DAZN.
Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today announced its flagship series, MLW FUSION, will return next Wednesday, November 18 with the biggest title fight in ages: the 2019 Opera Cup winner Davey Boy Smith Jr. challenging Jacob Fatu for the World Heavyweight Championship. DAZN broke the news of this big fight in an exclusive interview with Court Bauer. “This is a dream match we originally slated for Pay-Per-View this past summer and felt it was the perfect match to give the fans as a thank you for hanging tight and supporting us through #TheRestart,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer.
This is the first time ever the 3rd generation catch wrestler Smith has wrestled the undefeated World Champion Fatu. Fatu won the title July 6, 2019, and has successfully defeated a who’s who of challengers, including LA Park, CIMA, Ross Von Erich, Tom Lawlor, Brian Pillman Jr. and countless others. For nearly a year, Davey Boy Smith Jr. has campaigned for a World Heavyweight title fight, following his historic and successful bid for the 2019 Opera Cup. The title fight would experience an unexpected derailing on May 9th with CONTRA Unit’s hostile takeover of Major League Wrestling in the shocking closing moments of the MLW/AAA Super Series.
In the aftermath, MLW.com reported Smith suffered a broken back. While the league wrestled with CONTRA over control of the league amid the pandemic, a determined Smith embarked on his road to recovery. Recently cleared by league physician Dr. Sweglar, Smith reemerged ready to throw down with the 300 pound CONTRA kingpin. Court Bauer described the match, “Styles make fights, and this one is the perfect matchup. Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s precision as a catch wrestler is untouchable. Add in his freakish strength, dexterity, pedigree, experience and size and you have a complete beast. DBS is an exceptional athlete and has that rare killer instinct you just don’t see every day.
He continued, “Of course, he’s facing a guy who matches up perfectly in Fatu. Fatu has speed, durability, explosive power and fearless agility you don’t see in any sport. Fatu will hit the top rope and pop off something onto an opponent that defies gravity. There’s a reason no one has come close to taking that world heavyweight title from Jacob Fatu since he won it a year and a half ago.” Bauer said the last seven months felt like forever and he was excited for the comeback of MLW on TV.
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