Major League Wrestling (MLW®) announced “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Davey Richards and Bobby Fish vs. Lee Moriarty in some Opera Cup opening round bouts for MLW Fightland on Saturday, October 2 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and airing nationally on a later date.
The 2020 Opera Cup champion looks to go back-to-back and keep the century-old cup in Team Filthy’s grip. In order to do so, the former World Heavyweight Champion and 2018 Battle Riot winner will have to outwrestle and outlast Davey Richards. Richards made his MLW debut in July and now the hunt is on to climb the rankings and make a statement with a big win over Lawlor, propelling the “American Wolf” to the semi-finals of the Opera Cup. But will he be able to out grapple the 10-year UFC veteran?
For the first time ever Bobby Fish will wrestle Lee Moriarty and it goes down in the opening round of the oldest wrestling tournament in history: the Opera Cup. Boasting to have the most educated feet in the fight game, Bobby Fish makes his much-anticipated MLW debut on October 2 in Philadelphia. Winning titles from Japan to stateside, Fish is a world-class grappler and dangerous veteran who looks to make a statement as he begins a new chapter in his storied career. Standing across the ring from Fish is the master of TAIGASTYLE, the promising young Lee Moriarty. The Pittsburgh prodigy has wowed fans and overwhelmed adversaries with his blend of grappling and explosive agility, incorporating Lucha attacks into his growing arsenal.
Also, it’s time to bang heads and crack skulls as Warhorse makes his MLW debut Saturday, October 2 in Philadelphia at FIGHTLAND. The heavy metal wrestler performs with GCW, Warrior Wrestling and many independent promotions, but also wrestled Cody Rhodes for the TNT Championship on an episode of AEW Dynamite last year.
- 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
OPERA CUP OPENING ROUND:
Davey Richards vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
Bobby Fish vs. Lee Moriarty
Additional athletes and talent signed to compete and to appear:
CONTRA Unit • Caribbean Champion Richard Holliday • World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed • King Muertes • Cesar Duran • Alicia Atout • EJ Nduka • TJP • Alex Shelley • Calvin Tankman • 5150 • WARHORSE plus more to be announced in the days ahead.
All pics courtesy of MLW