MLW releases brackets for the tournament to crown the MLW Champion

Major League Wrestling issued the following press release to on Wednesday to announce the brackets for the MLW Championship tournament.

ORLANDO – Major League Wrestling has set the brackets for the league’s historic 8-man tournament to crown the next MLW World Champion.

The tournament will kickoff on February 8th in Orlando at the Road to the World Championship at Gilt Nightclub with the opening round featuring four big matches. Those matches are:

MVP vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor

Matt Riddle vs. Jeff Cobb

Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Brody King

Jimmy Havoc vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman

The winners of the February 8th opening round will move on to compete in the semi-finals on March 8th with the next World Champion crowned on April 12th at the World Championship Finals.

Should one of the competitors be forced to withdraw, alternates will be activated. The alternates will only be revealed if activated.

Buy your tickets now to see the first round of the World Championship tournament on February 8th in Orlando.

Tickets can be purchased at

Ticket prices range from $15-$45 with a limited number of “Golden Ticket” VIP Packages also available.

The following are also confirmed for MLW’s February 8th event:

•Low Ki presented by Stokely Hathaway
•Darby Allin
•Seth Petruzelli
•Salina de la Renta
•Jimmy Yuta
•Jason Cade
•Barrington Hughes
•Mike Parrow
•Saieve Al Sabbah
•Vandal Ortagun

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at

Powell’s POV: Barrington Hughes has been screwed! All kidding aside, this looks like a really fun tournament on paper, particularly with the first round match between tag partners Cobb and Riddle.

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