Major League Wrestling and Vice TV are teaming up to present FIGHTLAND, a one-hour special airing Thursday, October 7 at 10 pm ET on Vice TV. The biggest fight in league history will headline the special as National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone challenges World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu (with Josef Samael) in a title versus title Superfight.
Additional bouts featured on the broadcast will be revealed in the days ahead.
“’MLW Fightland’ on Vice TV blows up the tired, old wrestling format. Everyone has played it safe in presenting wrestling the same way for 25 years,” Court Bauer, CEO and founder of Major League Wrestling, told TheWrap. “‘MLW Fightland’ offers viewers a transparent, unfiltered all access look into the smoke-filled arenas of wrestling. We will present big fights and big stories with investigative reports giving viewers a raw, inside look at the very real world of wrestling.”
-Court Bauer (The Wrap)
Airing at 10 pm, MLW: FIGHTLAND will follow a new episode of Vice TV’s hit series, Dark Side of the Ring, which airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET. Court Bauer spoke with The Wrap about the new format he will be introducing with MLW: FIGHTLAND on Vice TV.
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) yesterday announced a 4-way World Middleweight Championship title fight with the reigning World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed vs. TAJIRI vs. Aramis vs. Arez for MLW Fightland.
Yoshihiro Tajiri, a standout in All Japan Pro Wrestling, makes his highly-anticipated return to the United States in a match that marks his MLW debut.
MLW matchmaker Cesar Duran brokered the match, which will see two of Mexico’s most exciting Luchadores in Aramis and Arez enter the fray as they get their first shot at championship gold.
“This ‘Young GOAT’ Myron Reed says he is the greatest, so let’s find out, shall we?” said Duran. “If he can conquer two of the best Luchadores and survive a Japanese Buzzsaw, then maybe (Myron Reed) is the greatest of all time. But that is a big if, amigos. Let’s find out… at FIGHTLAND!!!!”
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) today announced Nicole Savoy vs. Holidead in a women’s featherweight bout for MLW Fightland.
A splendid mix of chaos and technical excellence, Holidead has toured around the world, including competing in Japan. Holidead is a popular female fighter with her iconic face paint, making her a face you won’t soon forget. Promising to bring a fury of pain in her MLW debut, Holidead looks to channel “the dark side, which is the best side,” according to the featherweight.
Holidead will be tested as she faces the talented hybrid wrestler, Nicole Savoy. A globetrotting grappler in her own right, Savoy blends technical finesse with Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, making her a complex challenge for any adversary.
TITLE FOR TITLE – WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION VS. NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION
JACOB FATU VS. ALEX HAMMERSTONE
4-WAY FOR WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Myron Reed (C) vs. TAJIRI vs. Aramis vs. Arez
WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT: Nicole Savoy vs. Holidead
Opera Cup opening and semi-final rounds
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear:
CONTRA Unit • Caribbean Champion Richard Holliday • Davey Richards • World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed • King Muertes • Cesar Duran • Alicia Atout • EJ Nduka • TJP • Tajiri • Bobby Fish • Alex Shelley • Lee Moriarty • Calvin Tankman • 5150 • “Filthy” Tom Lawlor plus more to be announced in the days ahead.
All pics and videos courtesy of MLW