Strickland activates World Title Rematch; Title Fight set for November 8 in Chicago


4 months after being dethroned by Low Ki for the World Heavyweight Championship, Shane “Swerve” Strickland has optioned his rematch clause.  Strickland will challenge for the World Heavyweight Title at MLW’s Chicago debut on November 8th as part of its FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS the Cicero Stadium.  

Shane Strickland’s World Championship Rematch is the second main event announced for the big MLW: FIGHTLAND card in Chicago November 8th.

Shane Strickland will face the winner of tonight’s World Championship fight where the reigning champion Low Ki defends against Daga in New York City at MLW: Fury Road. 

Since the shocking title loss in July, Shane “Swerve” Strickland has faced immense adversity including a knee injury, a difficult grudge with Sami Callihan that saw him stretched prior to WAR GAMES® and questions if he truly is the ace of Major League Wrestling.  

Those in Swerve’s camp see the rematch for the World Championship as an opportunity to change the narrative.  For Strickland, this is a critical moment in his career.  Winning the Championship would reverse his streak and pave the way for “Swerve” getting his mojo back.

Some feel activating the rematch provision the day he wrestles in a match to determine the true ace of MLW as a surprising gesture of over confidence.  Some feel it sets the tone for tonight’s match where Strickland faces “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, a match promoted as determining the ace and true franchise for MLW.  However, tonight could also start Strickland’s victory road to Chicago.  

The stakes are high as Swerve looks to get his mojo back. Will he? Find out as he challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship at MLW: FIGHTLAND on November 8th in Chicago.

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