Rey Fenix, Jimmy Havoc, Brody King, Low Ki and Head Shrinker: Samu announced for MLW Battle Riot match on JULY 19TH in NYC
NEW YORK – Major League Wrestling today announced 5 additional participants known as the “fearless 5” for the first-ever Battle Riot match on July 19th in New York City.
Jimmy Havoc, Brody King, Low Ki, Head Shrinker: Samu and ½ of the World Tag Team Champions Rey Fenix will all vie for a world title shot as they compete in the 40 wrestler Battle Riot at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.
The Battle Riot match will air as a 2 hour special on beIN SPORTS.
Tickets are available now at: https://mlwnyc.eventbrite.com.
The “fearless five” announced today include some of the most dangerous men in the sport today.
6’5” bounty hunter Brody King is used to imposing his will in wild, unpredictable environments. Fusing brawling and high risk moves, Brody King may have the perfect style and size to outlast all in the Battle Riot.
Head Shrinker: Samu will make his return to MLW after 14 years. From 2003-04, Samu along with Ekmo Fatu and Mana dominated the MLW tag team division as the Samoan Island Tribe. The street fighting Samoan is considered one of the toughest men in the sport – a reputation that he looks to enforce in the Battle Riot.
Low Ki has the World Heavyweight Champion Shane Strickland in his crosshairs. However, the Professional enjoys a challenge and there is no grander challenge than shredding through 39 of the biggest, most dangerous and top ranked wrestlers in the Battle Riot.
Rey Fenix enters the Battle Riot with immense momentum having just won the World Tag Team titles. Having never received a World title shot, Rey Fenix sees this as the golden opportunity to make history and challenge the World Champion and become a dual champion in MLW. But first, he must win one of the most dangerous matches in the sport: the Battle Riot!
“England’s Most Dangerous Man” Jimmy Havoc has been lusting over the carnage he looks to inflict in a match where there are no disqualifications. What type of wickedness will the king of the death match unleash on July 19th? Find out LIVE!
The winner of the 40-man Battle Riot will receive a World Title shot anytime, anywhere. Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope in this no DQ mega match. [Buy tickets]
More will be announced on Friday night’s nationally televised MLW series, MLW: FUSION on beIN Sports at 8pm ET.
Signed thus far for MLW’s July 19th card include:
40-Man Battle Riot
Participants announced thus far include: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, John Hennigan, “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan, Jimmy Havoc, ACH, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., Jimmy Yuta, Low Ki, Brody King, Jake Hager, Swoggle, Lance Anoa’i, “PCO” Pierre Carl Ouellet, Konnan, Joey Ryan, Sami Callihan, Jason Cade, MJF, Rey Fenix, Head Shrinker: Samu, Kotto Brazil and more to be announced soon!
Title Fight to determined the first World Middleweight Championship
Joey Ryan vs. MJF
John Hennigan vs. Low Ki
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.