Alex Kane enters the Battle Riot

MLW returns to NYC for Battle Riot IV June 23

Major League Wrestling today announced the National Openweight Champion Alex Kane as a participant in the 40-wrestler Battle Riot as MLW returns to New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.

🎟Grab your tickets at and on Eventbrite.

Who is taking a first class one-way trip to Suplex Island? 

If it’s up to Alex Kane, it will be all 39 participants in the Battle Riot on June 23 in New York City.

The National Openweight Champion and member of the Bomaye Fight Club has plowed through all challengers to his championship since wining the belt last fall. 

Now the “ultimate hybrid wrestler” looks to grab his golden ticket and get a crack at the World Heavyweight Champ. In order to do so, the Georgia grappler must outlast 39 other competitors! 

Undefeated since entering MLW with the 2021 Open Draft, Alex Kane predicts the Riot will be just another accolade in his meteoric rise in Major League Wrestling.

Will Alex Kane conquer the Battle Riot? Find out LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV!

Who will outlast, outfight and out riot 39 other wrestlers and earn a title shot against the World Champion? Find out June 23 in the Big Apple at the Melrose Ballroom!.

Battle Riot Participants:
Killer Kross
Lince Dorado
Calvin Tankman
Alex Kane
Marshall Von Erich

Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!

More talent and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at

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 in a Battle Riot!

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!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

Tickets start at $15 at and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.

There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities. 

The schedule for the event is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime

Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows. 

Melrose Ballroom is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

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