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Wale teams with MLW for October indie show

Fresh off his guest-starring turn on the July 4 SmackDown LIVE, Wale is jumping back into the wrestling world.

The long-time fan has worked with former WWE writer, independent promoter and podcast impresario Court Bauer on his WrestleMania week WaleMania event for years now, and he’s once again teaming with Bauer’s MLW to produce a show in Orlando on Oct. 5.

They’ve also roped in another former WWE Creative team member, Hollywood screenwriter (and Cagesider) Alex Greenfield to put on the show, which will be designed to showcase some of the hottest talent on the independent circuit today - and if WaleMania is any indication, be a hell of a party.

We’ll have more on MLW: One Shot as Wale, Court and Greeny make announcements closer to the date of the show. In the meantime, here’s the press release with ticket and venue information...


ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is coming home to Orlando with MLW: One-Shot, a special one-time only live pro wrestling event on Thursday night October 5th in Orlando, Florida at GILT Nightclub.

Tickets to MLW: One-Shot go on sale next Friday July 21st at 10am ET at and

Court Bauer will team-up with regular collaborator Wale, who will serve as a co-executive producer for MLW: One-Shot.

MLW: One-Shot is a celebration of a generation of wrestlers who are actively redefining and reviving the sport. It is our privilege to collaborate with some of the best in the game and bring them to you live in our hometown of Orlando,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer.

MLW: One-Shot follows-up on the success of the MLW Radio Network and the annual MLW WaleMania shows WrestleMania weekend.

Grammy nominated artist Wale will serve as a co-executive producer for MLW: One-Shot.

More details about the card and how to see MLW: One-Shot will be available in the days ahead at

MLW: One-Shot is an all ages event.

After the live MLW wrestling event, there will be an after party featuring a live DJ, bottle service and more.

Ticket prices range from $15 - $45 with a limited number of “Golden Ticket” VIP Packages also available. Tickets can be purchased starting at 10am ET next Friday, July 21 at and Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.

GILT is located at 740 Bennett Rd. in Orlando.

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