By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Major League Wrestling has announced the following matches for the Opera Cup event that will be held on Thursday in Queens, New York at Melrose Ballroom.
-Brian Pillman Jr. vs. TJP in a first-round tournament match.
-Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday in a first-round tournament match.
-MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone in a first-round tournament match.
-Low Ki vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. in a first-round tournament match.
-Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc in a Prince of Darkness match.
-“Contra Unit” Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon, and Simon Gotch vs. “Strong Hearts” Cima, El Lindaman, and Shigehiro Irie.
-Savio Vega vs. Gino Medina.
-King Mo has an open contract.
-Tom Lawlor will face a member of the Von Erich family.
Powell’s POV: MLW announced today that Shinjiro Otani pulled out of the show and will be replaced by Low Ki in the tournament match against Davey Boy Smith Jr. For those who don’t remember the Prince of Darkness gimmick, both men will wear black cloaks and the idea is that they will working while blinded. The Opera Cup tournament will start and end at this show and is single elimination. We are looking for reports from this event. If you are going and want to help, email me at email@example.com.
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