As Low Ki and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor ready to collide in the 2020 Opera Cup finals, league officials have buffed and readied the antique Opera Cup for the winner.
The Opera Cup trophy, which was made in 1915, was restored over the summer of 2019 by the same craftsmen who have worked with the NHL on maintaining the Stanley Cup.
The 105 year old trophy is not the first of its kind to be made for the historic tournament, which dates back to the turn of the 19th/20th century. In fact, two earlier versions pre-date the 1915 cup.
The current cup was introduced at the Manhattan Opera House in 1915. That year, the Opera Cup theme was “All Nations at War” and featured champions from Europe and the United States competing for the cup in a multi-day tournament featuring champions from around the world.
Tomorrow night at 7pm ET history will once again be made as two of MLW’s most decorated athletes compete in the finals when Tom Lawlor and Low Ki wrestle for destiny and the 105 year old Opera Cup.
Who will win? Tune in to find out.