As announced in last week’s episode of MLW Fusion, MLW confirmed that EJ Nduka and Jacob Fatu will participate in the 40-wrestler Battle Riot as MLW returns to New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.

Shattering the record for Battle Riot eliminations last year, the Judge is one of the Vegas odds-on favourites to be the last man standing this year in the Riot. Undefeated in singles competition and 1/2 of the World Tag Team Championship team known as Hustle & Power, EJ Nduka is a frontrunner for MLW rookie of the year.

With his size and explosive power, “The Judge” looks to improve on his first outing in last year’s Riot by winning the 40-wrestler extravaganza as he makes his NYC debut on June 23.

The “High Chief of the Hood” says he is planning to wreck shop when his number is called and hits the ring to enter the Battle Riot. The longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion in league history, Fatu has been engulfed in a war with CONTRA in recent months. Now, the “Samoan Werewolf” has his eyes set on grabbing his shot at the title.

Recently uniting Lance Anoa’i and Juicy Finau to form a new era Samoan SWAT Team, the trio have sent shockwaves throughout the league. An unpredictable fighter, Fatu is known for blending uncanny agility with a ferocious brawling style that makes his battle-tested endurance an imposing presence in the 40-wrestler extravaganza.

A favourite to go all the way, will EJ Nduka have a target on his back… and will it stop him from conquering 39 other participants? Or will Fatu punch his ticket to another championship clash with Hammerstone? Find out LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV. 


A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and Anything-Goes Street Fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds. There will be surprises! There will be legends! There will be WTF entries… and there will be no disqualifications. Elimination is by pinfall, submission, or throwing an individual over the top rope. Anything is possible in a Battle Riot.


The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime. It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is.

Battle Riot Participants:
Lince DoradoMarshall Von ErichKiller Kross, Calvin Tankman, Alex Kane, Jacob Fatu, EJ Nduka, and more to be announced in the days ahead.

All pics and videos courtesy of MLW

By Steph Franchomme

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