Major League Wrestling today announced a World Heavyweight Championship title fight: Alex Hammerstone (champion) vs. Bandido (with Cesar Duran in his corner) as MLW presents the Battle Riot at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.

“El Jefe” is sending in Mexico’s most wanted as Bandido sets his sights on the grandest score of his career: Hammerstone’s World Heavyweight Championship. Undefeated since debuting in MLW in January, Bandido impressed MLW matchmaker and AZTECA proprietor, Cesar Duran, with his main event win this past week on FUSION over Flamita (watch).

Winning the ROH World Championship and collecting champions from Mexico to the United Kingdom, Bandido now has MLW’s most cherished gold on his mind. Collecting this prize wouldn’t just bring him power and money from El Jefe but make him the World Champion. No stranger to Cesar’s schemes, Hammerstone has found himself quarrelling with Cesar Duran from America to Mexico as their bitter animosity only grows over time. Vanquishing all Luchadores Cesar has unleashed on the champ, “Your Boy Hammer” has continued to blaze a championship path throwing thunderbolts through Cesar’s best. Now Cesar has upped the ante.

With this championship bout having the caveat of Cesar Duran lurking ringside, Hammerstone faces the unknown when he steps into the ring in New York City against a man awarded countless 5-star matches with an arsenal of sensational moves including the devastating 24 plex. Will Bandido rob Hammerstone of the belt? Find out LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV.


World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone vs. Bandido (with Cesar Duran)

The Featherweight Division Debut of Scarlett Bordeaux

Battle Riot Participants:
Lince DoradoMarshall Von ErichKiller Kross, Calvin Tankman, Alex Kane, Jacob Fatu, EJ Nduka, Matt Cross, Mini Abismo Negro, Ross Von Erich, Richard Holliday, Juicy Finau, Lance Anoa’i, KC Navarro, and more to be announced in the days ahead.

All pics and videos courtesy of MLW

By Steph Franchomme

News, Reviews, Social Media Editor, Impact Wrestling Reviewer, Interviewer Well, call me The Boss... And French...

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