By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
The following matches are advertised for the MLW Battle Riot event that will be held on April 5 in Queens, New York at Melrose Ballroom.
-The 40-man Battle Riot match (Entrants: Ace Austin, Ace Romero, Air Wolf, Alex Hammerstone, Barrington Hughes, Brian Pillman Jr., Davey Boy Smith Jr., Daga, Hijo de LA Park, LA Park, Low Ki, Mance Warner, Maxwell J Friedman, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Sami Callihan, Minoru Tanaka, Teddy Hart, Gringo Loco, Rey Horus, Jimmy Yuta, Kotto Brazil, Lance Anoa’i).
-Teddy Hart vs. Ace Austin for the MLW Middleweight Championship.
Powell’s POV: MLW announced the Middleweight Championship match on Monday and noted that it will be part of the live broadcast on beIN Sports. Battle Riot is a Royal Rumble style match with no disqualifications. The winner of the match will receive an MLW Title match anywhere, anytime. For ticket information, visit MLWTickets.com. Tom Lawlor won the first Battle Riot and went on to become the MLW Champion. MLW will also be running the same venue the night before Battle Riot with their Rise of the Renegades event.
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