MLW has been one of the few wrestling companies that is firm on not risking lives to put on wrestling shows during the coronavirus pandemic. Even though MLW will run out of fresh matches after the next Fusion episode, their stance has not changed. MLW announced the postponement of their June 12 event in Chicago to June 2021.
Major League Wrestling has moved its June 12 Intimidation Games event in Chicago at Cicero Stadium to Saturday June 5, 2021.
All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will be honored at this time.
League officials continue to monitor the on-going coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and under the advisement of medical experts and public health officials elected to reschedule MLW’s Chicago event for 2021.
The status to delay additional events will be decided in the weeks ahead.
The league remains focused on a return after suspending promoting live events, however is proceeding with an abundance of caution.
At the appropriate time, the league will communicate plans for promoting live events outside of the temporary hiatus and update the status of league events.
The MLW family would like to extend our appreciation and well wishes to all doctors, nurses, emergency services staff, first responders, medical professionals, essential services staff and all others on the front line working to address the public health crisis in our nation and around the world.
MLW joins ROH as the only American wrestling companies with TV contracts that have not turned to empty arena shows. MLW’s upcoming events include two tapings in July. As of now, Never Say Never is scheduled for July 16 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City and Battle Riot III is scheduled for July 18 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
To fill the gap between fresh matches, MLW is producing a new series. MLW Anthology will have footage spotlighting, “the biggest rivalries, iconic athletes and championship classics spanning the history of MLW dating back to 2002.” Familiar names from their initial 2002-2004 run include Satoshi Kojima, Terry Funk, CM Punk, LA Park, Dusty Rhodes, Steve Corino, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams, and Gary Hart. MLW Anthology premieres May 16.
If you are interested in supporting a company that puts health first, then tune in to Fusion airing Saturday nights at 9 pm ET (sometimes 10 pm ET) on beIN SPORTS. You can also go for a deep dive into Fusion with all episodes available on MLW’s YouTube channel. Current stars include Jacob Fatu, LA Park, Low Ki, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Brian Pillman Jr., Alexander Hammertsone, Richard Holliday, Tom Lawlor, Marshall Von Erich, and Ross Von Erich. I should also mention Myron Reed, Jordan Oliver, and Kotto Brazil, but I don’t feel like putting respect on the Injustice name. (For non-viewers, that’s a storyline reference.)
What’s your take on MLW postponing another show? Will you be tuning in for MLW Anthology?