It appears MLW will ring in the new year with blood and violence as Shane “Swerve” Strickland will fight England’s most dangerous man Jimmy Havoc in a death match at MLW: Zero Hour at Gilt Nightclub on January 11th in Orlando.

Strickland issued the challenge to Havoc over the weekend with league officials moving quickly to sign the highly anticipated encounter between the two top ranked wrestlers.

Havoc, notorious for leaving blood and wreckage in the wake of his matches, now sets his eyes on a “celebration of violence”, as the King of the Death Match seeks to continue his wining ways in MLW.

At MLW: Never Say Never (available for free on MLW’s YouTube channel), Strickland looked to avenge a brutal October attack outside a nightclub however the wild no DQ tag team match left much to still be resolved. The stage is now set for this bloody feud to possibly be resolved as Havoc and Swerve battle in one of the most brutal matches there is: a death match.

Tickets are on sale now at http://mlwzerohour.eventbrite.com for MLW’s return to Orlando this January 11th.