First 3 Battle Riot participants revealed

Friday night April 5th MLW will present literally the biggest match of the year as 40 wrestlers vie for a world title shot in the 2019 Battle Riot® live on beIN SPORTS at 8 p.m. ET.

MLW today announced Davey Boy Smith  Jr., Pentagón Jr. and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Minoru Tanaka will all compete in the 2019 Battle Riot® at MLW’s April 5th event at the Melrose Ballroom. Both the April 4th and April 5th events will be MLW FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at http://www.MLWTickets.com

The reigning World Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Jr. has a physical advantage over most of the competitors standing 6’6″. This is Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s second Battle Riot. The enforcer of the Hart Foundation believes it is his destiny to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Winning the Battle Riot® puts him one step closer to fulfilling his quest.

Minoru Tanaka (田中稔)representing Pro Wrestling NOAH,Tanaka enters MLW with an impressive resume including claiming championships in NOAH, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.  Tanaka’s experience and versatility may give the shootboxer a unique advantage over 39 other participants.

Pentagón Jr. has been eager for a shot at the world championship. Will 1/2 of the Lucha Bros. secure an opportunity to for title bout?  Find out April 5th!

What is the Battle Riot®? 
A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event 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 April 5th 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!

Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com!

See the 2019 Battle Riot® LIVE in New York April 5 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents a live national network special for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).