Major League Wrestling today announced CONTRA Unit’s unknown masked mercenary will step into an MLW ring for the first time tomorrow night, Wednesday, December 2 at 7 pm ET (midnight GMT) on MLW’s flagship weekly series, FUSION, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, Pluto TV. Learn more about where to watch here.
After the shocking ending to the restart edition of FUSION, CONTRA revealed a masked soldier never before seen in Major League Wrestling as the international cabal unleashed their latest attack.
While details about this massive masked man remain unknown, it is certain CONTRA’s tarted attack on Hammerstone is likely due to the #1 ranked wrestler’s pursuit of a title versus title showdown with CONTRA kingpin Jacob Fatu.
Also scheduled this Wednesday night are the last opening round matches of the Opera Cup, with Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Low Ki and ACH vs. Laredo Kid.
“When we touted The Restart, we promised big inter-promotional bouts, and this is definitely one of them,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “This opening round fight could be not just ‘fight of the night’ but ‘fight of the entire tournament!’ I want to also thank AAA and Dorian Roldan for making sending a representative to participate in the Opera Cup.”
Featuring 4 opening round bouts, the league has teamed up with international organizations to bring the best wrestlers from around the world to compete in the 2020 Opera Cup. The winner of this bout will advance to the semi-finals where he will fight Tom Lawlor, who defeated New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Rocky Romero to move on in the tournament.
Fighting for his family’s legacy and the coveted Opera Cup trophy, Smith promises to match Low Ki hold for hold, move for move and strike for strike as the two strong style combatants collide this Wednesday. The winner of this bout will advance to the semi-finals where he will fight Richard Holliday, who defeated TJP to move on in the tournament.
A rematch from last year’s classic Opera Cup opening round where Low Ki nearly finished Smith with a choke before Smith improvised a pinning combo essentially bridging Ki’s choke into an irreversible pin, both men have a lot on the line.
The 2019 Opera Cup winner, Davey Boy Smith Jr. is defending his family’s cherished heirloom, the Opera Cup. Prior to DBS’ tournament win, Stu Hart, Davey’s grandfather, was the last to win the tournament back in 1948 before MLW revived the tournament last year.
Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a gruelling multi-day tournament. In 2019 it was revived with MLW now the home and host for future Opera Cup tournaments.
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