Round three of the 2021 MLW Open Draft had some major announcements in store as Alicia Atout was on the case for what happened to be a monumental night for the league.
Atout first revealed that the historic Opera Cup will be returning in 2021. With talent like Davey Richards making their league debuts in Philadelphia on July 10, Alicia mentioned how intense this year’s competition is going to be.
The third round of the draft showed that both Savio Vega and Zenshi will be returning to the roster. With “El Jefe” Cesar Duran taking hold of Vega’s IWA Puerto Rico, what ramifications could that have for the wrestling legend?
We had a double dose of new signees this week as northeast wrestling star Lee Moriarty is the first competitor announced for the competition. The Pittsburgh native will be travelling across the state to the city of Brotherly Love to make his debut with the league on July 10 at the 2300 Arena.
A breakout wrestler on the northeast circuit over the last 2 years, the “Apex of Combat” can grapple, transition to Lucha only to trap you in a submission a heartbeat later. A free agent in high demand, Lee Moriarty has now set his sights on the middleweight division in MLW with aspirations of championship glory. The master of “TAIGA Style”, Lee Moriarty looks to now take his talents to the major leagues and showcase them to a worldwide audience.
Also joining MLW will be AAA Lucha Libre’s Aramis. The masked mach-speed luchador Aramis is a once in a generation Luchador. Aramis’ name, of French descent, represents ambition and is connected to the Three Musketeers and being a swordsman, something represented in Aramis’ three-sword crest on his mask and gear.
A fearless fighter for righteous causes, Aramis has become one of Mexico’s most talked about Luchadores, due in part to his cutting-edge arsenal of aerial moves, reversals, and strikes. But don’t overlook Aramis’ tenacity for never giving up, often overcoming much bigger competitors to triumph as thousands of fans chant his name in sold-out arenas in Mexico. AAA co-founder Konnan, who discovered the likes of Rey Mysterio Jr., the Lucha Bros., Psicosis and countless others, has flagged Aramis as the next breakout Luchador in the sport.
Making his pro debut in 2010 at the age of 11, Aramis thrived early on in his career on the regional circuit in Mexico. Claiming championships and masks as he climbed into higher profile Mexican organizations, Aramis would turn heads in recent years as a standout in AAA. Using the top rope to create a large portion of his offence, Aramis thrills fans while dizzying adversaries with his quickness and innovation.
The number 3 overall selection in the 2021 Open Draft, Aramis was selected and signed by Cesar Duran’s Azteca Underground. With his family joining him in Cesar’s offices to make the deal official, the humble and valiant luchador vowed to bring a new dimension of Lucha to Azteca. Aramis’ goals in Major League Wrestling are simple: win the World Middleweight Championship and represent Mexico with honour and great fighting spirit.
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