MLW in NYC lineup: MLW Title match set, 26 wrestlers advertised for the 40-man Battle Riot

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The following matches are advertised for the Major League Wrestling television taping event that will be held at the July 19 event in New York, New York at Melrose Ballroom.

-The 40-man MLW Battle Riot (Entrants: Tom Lawlor, John Hennigan, Kevin Sullivan, Jimmy Havoc, ACH, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., Jimmy Yuta, Low Ki, Brody King, Jake Hager, Swoggle, Lance Anoa’i, Pierre Carl Ouellett, Konnan, Joey Ryan, Sami Callihan, Jason Cade, MJF, Rey Fenix, Head Shrinker Samu, Kotto Brazil, Aerostar, and Drago).

-Shane Strickland vs. Sami Callihan for the MLW Championship.

-Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix vs. Drago and Aerostar for the MLW Tag Titles.

-John Hennigan vs. Low Ki.

-Teddy Hart and Davey Boy Smith Jr. (w/Brian Pillman II) vs. ACH and Rich Swann.

-Maxwell J. Friedman vs. Joey Ryan for the MLW Middleweight Championship.

Powell’s POV: MLW announced the Strickland vs. Callihan match today. They emphasized that if Low Ki beats Strickland for the title at the July 12 event in Orlando, then Low Ki will defend the MLW Title against John Hennigan at the New York show.

MLW’s definition of 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.” The winner will get a title shot for the MLW Championship anytime, anywhere. This event will be taped for the MLW Fusion television series. For ticket information visit If you attend the show, you are encouraged to send a report or basic results to

Check below for my 60-minute interview with MLW crew member and former WWE Smackdown head writer Alex Greenfield from the most recent Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell.


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