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MLW Kings of Colosseum full card: Matt Riddle & Sami Callihan return, more!

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Tonight is the night for MLW to unleash the gladiators at Kings of Colosseum on Saturday, January 6 in Philadelphia, PA. The lineup is highlighted by Alex Kane defending the world title, a Taipei Death Match, as well as returns from Matt Riddle and Sami Callihan.

Kings of Colosseum goes live for viewing at 8pm ET through the TrillerTV+ subscription (powered by Fite TV). The PPV card includes:

  • MLW World Heavyweight Championship: Alex Kane (c) vs. Richard Holliday
  • Matt Riddle vs. Jacob Fatu
  • MLW Women’s World Featherweight Championship: Janai Kai (c) vs. Hyper Misao
  • MLW World Tag Team Championship: Second Gear Crew (Matthew Justice & Manders) (c) vs. World Titan Federation (Tom Lawlor & Josh Bishop)
  • MLW National Openweight Championship: Rickey Shane Page (c) vs. Akira in Taipei Death Match
  • Love, Doug vs. Brett Ryan Gosselin in Love is Blind(fold) match
  • Wasted Youth & Alec Price vs. Tony Deppen, TJ Crawford, & Griffin McCoy

Richard Holliday made a surprise return at One-Shot to join the World Titan Federation. Mister Saint Laurent used his temporary booking powers to broker the title match. The weigh-in is complete, and Holliday gets his shot against Alex Kane for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. Kane pointed out that Holliday talks the talk, while he walks the walk to become a world champion. Bomaye! Bomaye! Bomaye!

Another surprise was the announcement that Matt Riddle is returning to MLW. He’s jumping into the deep end for a fight with Jacob Fatu. The Samoan Werewolf used Uso math to come for the King of the Bros.

Janai Kai is running through the competition as women’s champion. MLW called in a superhero from TJPW to deal with the Kick Demon. Hyper Misao makes her debut to challenge for the title.

Rickey Shane Page and Akira were allies in The Calling faction created by Raven, but tensions came to a head. Now, there is one way to settle the bad blood. Taipei Death Match! The stipulation dictates that fists will be, “taped, dipped into glue, and coated in crushed shards of glass.”

The event will also feature television matches taped for MLW Fusion. That batch of bouts includes:

  • Satoshi Kojima vs. Sami Calllihan
  • Good Brother 3 vs. Steph De Lander
  • TJPW: Moka Miyamoto vs. Nao Kakuta
  • Zayda vs. Notorious Mimi
  • Delmi Exo vs. Tiara James (winner earns a title shot)
  • Ichiban vs. Jimmy Lloyd

Yet another return to MLW is Sami Callihan. The Death Machine is taking on the first MLW heavyweight champion in the legendary Satoshi Kojima. Expect blood, carnage, and danger.

One of the more intriguing bouts of the evening is an intergender affair between Good Brother 3 and Steph De Lander. The masked man arrived conveniently as Mance Warner was sent packing after defeat in a Loser Leaves MLW match. De Lander made a surprise appearance to chose money with Matt Cardona over love with boyfriend Ole Mancer. Payback is coming for SDL.

Share your thoughts on the lineup for MLW Kings of Colosseum. Which matches are you most eager to watch?

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