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MLW Fightland: Jacob Fatu vs. Alexander Hammerstone title fight, Tajiri debut, more!

MLW is bringing news aplenty for their upcoming Fightland event. With the postponement of the September 11 show from Dallas, TX, MLW is locked and loaded on Fightland for October 2 from Philadelphia, PA. They booked an epic main event of seismic proportions by delivering a heavyweight title fight that’s been a long time in the making.

Jacob Fatu versus Alexander Hammerstone for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship is officially signed for Fightland. There is one man to thank, MLW matchmaker Cesar Duran (alias Dario Cueto).

Actually, Hammerstone did 99% of the work. He was focused on taking down Fatu, but the Contra Unit placed roadblocks in his path. When it came down to contracts, Josef Samael had enough control to veto Hammer’s world title aspirations. Hammerman was left to earning it the hard way by surviving the 40-man Battle Riot for a guaranteed title shot.

Hammerstone announced he will be cashing in at Fightland.

MLW is going full hype mode with a classic promotional poster.


I hope MLW can add in some training montages. Who doesn’t love training montages?

MLW also dropped a buzzsaw onto Fightland. Tajiri is coming to town.

Tajiri currently wrestles for All Japan Pro Wrestling. He has held numerous championships across AJPW, CMLL, ECW, WWE, and several other promotions. The Japanese Buzzsaw peaked at #23 in the PWI 500 in 2002.

MLW scored a suplex machine for their women’s division. Nicole Savoy is coming to Fightland.

Savoy was #10 in the PWI Female 100 for 2019. She held the Shimmer Championship for 721 days. Savoy’s skills include Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and suplexes galore. This is a great fit for MLW’s style.

As for when to watch all the MLW excitement, a return date for Fusion is near but not officially announced yet. If you don’t want to wait for Fightland to be broadcast, tickets are available for the live show.

The Opera Cup will be back, and it now has a date. The opening round and semifinals are scheduled for the Oct. 2 show in Philly. The final duel will also be in Philadelphia, except it will take place on Nov. 6. No participants have been revealed yet. Past winners within MLW include Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Tom Lawlor.

In line with the Opera Cup style of technical proficiency, MLW teased talks to bring in more free agents. Court Bauer is also looking to bolster the women’s division as well. Bauer stated in the press release:

“With the Opera Cup around the corner, an emphasis on guys who can bring it bell-to-bell from a grappling and technical perspective is very important. I think you can expect to possibly see some high profile players enter the mix. Same goes for the women’s division. We have some awesome athletes hitting the division soon.”

It even sounds like a MLW women’s title could be coming soon.

The previously mentioned Dallas show was rescheduled to take place at Gilley’s on March 31, 2022. Tickets are currently available for purchase.

On the toy front, action figures are coming for MLW. Bauer closed the deal.

In MLW adjacent news, Richard Holliday is giving the consumers what they want by defending the Caribbean Championship stateside in the USA. What a hero!

How excited are you for Fatu versus Hammerstone? Who is your pick to win? Who would you like to see Tajiri and Savoy wrestle in their MLW debuts?

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