By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
MLW issued the following press release to announce the additions of Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon, and Simon Gotch to the Battle Riot match.
CONTRA Unit’s Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon, and Simon Gotch have been added to MLW’s Battle Riot on Saturday, July 10th in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena.
Tickets are unavailable for this event as it has sold out.
The presence of CONTRA Unit in the Battle Riot have multiplied over the last few days. With the megalomaniac Josef Samael along with CONTRA’s Ikuro Kwon and Simon Gotch confirmed for the Riot, these crusaders remain steadfast in denying Alex Hammerstone his only path to a title shot against Jacob Fatu: winning the 40-wrestler extravaganza.
The international cabal vows to hijack the match and deny any and all from rising up and securing a title shot by winning the Battle Riot.
Will they be successful? Find out July 10th as MLW presents the Battle Riot!
40 wrestler Battle Riot with the following participants announced to date:
Ross Von Erich
Marshall Von Erich
Bu Ku Dao
Caribbean Heavyweight Championship
Richard Holliday (c) vs. King Muertes
Von Erichs vs. Team Filthy
Davey Richards vs. TJP
Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!
ABOUT 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.
Buy tickets at MLW2300.com.
There will be surprises! There will be legends! There will be WTF entries… and there will be no disqualifications!
Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope.
Anything is possible in a Battle Riot!
What does the winner get?
The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime! It could be that night; it could be in 6 months – you just don’t know. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!
Battle Riot participants and additional matches will be announced in the days ahead at MLW.com.
MLW kicks off its new season July 10 in Philadelphia where the league will welcome back fans to the historic 2300 Arena.
Buy tickets at MLW2300.com.
More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $15 at MLW2300.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.
MEET AND GREETS
There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities. Additionally, there are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30pm) featuring a special pre-show meet and greet with extended meet and greet privileges.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
The schedule for July 10 is as follows:
5:30 p.m.: Early entry
6:00 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:00 p.m.: Showtime
MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.
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