By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
MLW issued the following press release on Monday to announce that the finals of the Opera Cup tournament will be held on November 6 at the television tapings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 2300 Arena.
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) today announced that the 2021 Opera Cup Finals will take place Saturday November 6 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.
The oldest professional wrestling tournament in history will add a new chapter to its legacy as the 2021 edition of the “classic” comes to a conclusion on November 6th.
With the opening round underway, it remains to be seen who will outwrestle all others en route to entering the finals in Philadelphia. This past week, Davey Richards ousted the 2020 cup winner Tom Lawlor to advance to the semi-finals. This week, Matt Cross and Calvin Tankman will compete with only one man advancing. Others still in the mix include: TJP, Lee Moriarty, Alex Shelley and Bobby Fish.
Buy tickets: www.MLWLive.com.
Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.
The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day.
After a 71-year hiatus, the Opera Cup returned in 2019. Soon thereafter, the league confirmed the “classic” would be an annual tournament hosted exclusively by MLW.
Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, November 6. Buy tickets at http://www.MLWLive.com.
WAR CHAMBER MATCH:
Alex Hammerstone, EJ Nduka, Richard Holliday & ??? vs. CONTRA UNIT (Jacob Fatu, Mads Krugger, Josef Samael & Ikuro Kwon)
OPERA CUP FINALS
Additional athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Davey Richards • Alex Shelley • King Muertes • Cesar Duran • World Tag Team Champions Los Parks • 5150 • TJP • Myron Reed • Arez • Aramis • Alicia Atout • Holidead • Warhorse • KC Navarro • Alex Kane and King Mo • Sea Stars • Willow Nightingale • Matt Cross • Calvin Tankman. Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!
Buy tickets at MLWLive.com.
More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $20 at MLWLive.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
Powell’s POV: Dot Net’s own Colin McGuire is planning to attend the Philly taping as he did earlier this month. It’s shaping up to be a loaded show with the War Chamber match and the Opera Cup finals.