League officials are actively exploring various locations for the 2020 Opera Cup tournament to take place later this year.
League officials have been in discussions with several cities to host the historic tournament, including: Toronto, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York.
In order for the Opera Cup to take place, CONTRA Unit’s tight grip on key aspects of MLW’s operations would have to be addressed. A situation MLW is well aware of and remains optimistic it will resolve.
Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.
The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).
Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.
After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returned December 5th, 2019. Soon thereafter, the league confirmed the “classic” would be an annual tournament hosted exclusively by MLW.
The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.