MLW issued the following today:
Konnan comes out retirement and enters July 19th MLW Battle Riot in NYC; legendary luchador will return as weekly co-host of MLW Radio: The Flagship
NEW YORK – On July 19th in New York City hall of fame luchador Konnan will step foot in the ring as a wrestler for the first time in five years as he enters the first-ever Battle Riot at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.
The Battle Riot® is the main event of the MLW July 19th card and FUSION TV taping in New York City at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.
Tickets are available now at: https://mlwnyc.eventbrite.com.
Konnan joins “PCO” Pierre Carl Ouellet, Swoggle and Lance Anoa’i as participants announced thus far this week. More will be announced on Friday night’s nationally televised MLW series, MLW: FUSION on beIN Sports at 8pm ET.
The surprise announcement of Konnan’s July 19th return was made on Thursday night’s MLW RADIO: THE FLAGSHIP, where Konnan along with Court Bauer joined Mister Saint Laurent announced they would return as a three-man podcasting team on the show each week moving forward. You can learn more about MLW RADIO: THE FLAGSHIP at: http://www.mlwradio.com/mlw-radio--the-flagship-show.html.
“It’s an immense honor to have Konnan come out of retirement and do his thing in an MLW ring — especially in NYC,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “The legend returns and I’m so glad he said yes. July 19th’s Battle Riot is going to be a special night in wrestling.”
Signed thus far for MLW’s July 19th card include:
40-Man Battle Riot
Participants announced thus far include: John Morrison, “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan, ACH, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., Jimmy Yuta, Jake Hager, Swoggle, Lance Anoa’i, “PCO” Pierre Carl Ouellet, Konnan and more to be announced soon!
Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart and Davey Boy Smith Jr. with Brian Pillman II) vs. Rich Swann & ACH
More matches and Battle Riot participants will be announced in the coming weeks on MLW: FUSION and MLW.com.
A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, the Battle Riot is a super-sized main event which will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.
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 July 19th 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. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!
Plus, it’s a TV taping for MLW FUSION on beIN Sports!
Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com!
Be there for the first national televised pro-wrestling live event emanating from Queens, NYC in almost 18 years!
The event will be a Major League Wrestling: FUSION television taping for beIN SPORTS.
Tickets start at just $20. There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30pm Eastern) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW Talent plus complimentary poster.
Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.
General Public Doors Open: 6pm Eastern
Showtime: 7pm Eastern.
You can purchase tickets today at MLWTickets.com.
MORE ABOUT THE VENUE:
Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, the Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.
The venue is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.
MORE ABOUT MLW:
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.
MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Friday nights 8pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS (with replays at 11pm ET) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
MLW Radio Network is the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.
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