Major League Wrestling today announced a National Openweight Championship bout, Alex Kane (c) vs. Davey Richards as MLW presents Battle Riot IV at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.
Pound-for-pound one of the world’s greatest wrestlers faces the undefeated National Openweight Champion and leader of the Bomaye Fight Club Alex Kane in a high-stakes title fight. Since signing last May, Alex Kane has dominated the competition and conquered all on his way to winning and retaining the National Openweight Championship. Tossing adversaries effortlessly en route to “Suplex Island”, Kane is a grappling machine, cleaning out the division… except for one man: “The American Wolf” Davey Richards.
Following their controversial clash in Philadelphia, Richards now looks to shut up and tap out the braggadocious “Suplex Assassin” and complete his year-long hunt for gold. Having returned after a 4-year sabbatical from the ring, this title bout is the defining moment of a comeback or the sobering reality that Alex Kane is the undeniable ultimate hybrid wrestler.
Myron Reed (c) vs. La Estrella (DragonGate) vs. Lince Dorado vs. Arez will be a 4-way bout for the World Middleweight Championship as MLW presents Battle Riot IV at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.
To truly be the greatest of all time, the “Young GOAT” Myron Reed is embarking on an extraordinary gauntlet, competing in a 4-way championship bout next Thursday in New York City.
With challengers representing AAA, MLW and DragonGate, if Reed can vanquish his adversaries, the Louisville native will perhaps forever solidify his standings in the annals of MLW history. But in order to do so, he must overcome:
La Estrella (DragonGate): A former member of Shun Skywalker’s Masquerade stable in DragonGate, La Estrella is one of the promotion’s most promising stars. A cutting-edge high-flyer Estrella mixes Japanese wrestling and Lucha for a thrilling blend of blistering speed and innovation. Having won the Open The Triangle Gate Championship, La Estrella is no stranger to championships.
Arez (AAA): The king of Strange Style, this Luchador is unorthodox and dangerous with his uncanny counters to just about any aerial or grappling attack. But what happens if Arez’s “Strange Sangre” followers interject themself in this bout? It could redefine the championship and bring gold back to Mexico for this standout middleweight.
Lince Dorado (MLW): A luchador with the quickness of a cat… or lynx, Lince has journeyed around the world, learning various fighting styles but also eclipsing all others in this title fight in the experience category. Will Lince pounce on his opponents and clinch championship gold?
Little Guido 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.
Mamma mia! Little Guido has entered the Battle Riot! Fighting in front of his hometown, this Full Blooded Italian is tough as nails and knows a thing or two about extreme environments. When asked by MLW.com if the technical Italiano will be the last man standing next Thursday, Guido simply said, “Forget about it!”
WHAT IS THE BATTLE RIOT?
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.
WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?
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.
World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone vs. Bandido (with Cesar Duran)
National Openweight Championship:
Alex Kane (champion) vs. Davey Richards
World Middleweight Championship 4-way:
Myron Reed (champion) vs. Lince Dorado vs. La Estrella vs. Arez
Battle Riot Participants:
Lince Dorado, Marshall Von Erich, Killer 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, Ace Romero, La Estrella, José Maximo, Joel Maximo, Savio Vega, Little Guido, and more to be announced in the days ahead.
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