By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Major League Wrestling issued the following press release to announce the signing of Jacob Fatu to a long-term deal.
NEW YORK — Major League Wrestling (MLW®) announced today they it has signed the reigning World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu to a new long-term multi-year contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“This is where I wanted to be all along. CONTRA in MLW: this is my home,” Fatu said. The deal, which ties the “Samoan Smashing Machine” for the next several years to the league, goes into effect immediately.
“Fatu has been a revelation in the sport with a breakout year and has shown all the attributes we look for in a champion,” stated MLW CEO and founder Court Bauer. “We are excited to know that Fatu is someone we can build around, and we look forward to seeing him fight under the MLW banner for years to come.”
Fatu took MLW by storm earlier this year with high profile victories over some of the league’s top ranked wrestlers en route to dethroning “Filthy” Tom Lawlor on July 6 in Chicago.
Representing CONTRA Unit, Fatu, alongside Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon and Simon Gotch have dominated MLW since the self-described global dealers in violence first raided the league.
Fatu will next compete for the league on December 5 at the Opera Cup hosted by the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Tickets are available at www.MLWTickets.com.
Powell’s POV: Fatu has been terrific in the role of MLW Champion and the Contra Unit act has been a great heel stable for the company. In other words, this is a key signing for MLW.