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MLW is bringing a lot of familiar names to their just announced latest weekly TV series

Major League Wrestling

Adding to the embarrassment of riches pro wrestling fans have in 2018 when it comes to choice and access to content from different companies and promotions, Court Bauer’s Major League Wrestling (MLW) is heading to television with a weekly show.

Major League Wrestling: Fusion will debut on Friday, April 20 on beIN Sports.

beIN Sports primarily broadcasts soccer, but also carries boxing and college football. The channel is available on Verizon Fios, Dish Network, DirecTV, AT&T U-verse and Sling, and is part of a global network of sports channels spun off from Al Jazeera Media Network. Fusion will reach approximately 50 million homes in English and Spanish.

With the new deal, more fans will get a chance to check out former WWE writer Bauer’s second incarnation of his MLW brand. There are lots of familiar names associated with the promotion, with Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini (fka Brennan) on commentary and Bruce Prichard involved behind the scenes. Plus, MLW is using a talent-friendly, cross-promotional model similar to what we’ve seen from other companies like Impact lately, as AAA and LU staples Rey Fenix and Pentagon Jr./Penta 0M will be regulars on Fusion.

Sports Illustrated reports MLW’s deal will see them receiving a rights fee for the series, something rare among U.S. and Canadian companies (Ring of Honor is owned by Sinclair, which runs ROH TV on their syndicated channels, and Anthem gets a portion of ad time to sell during Impact’s air time on Pop). PWInsider’s sources tell them the deal MLW has signed with beIN is for multiple years.

Tapings will occur monthly, with the promotion crowning a World Champion at their next show on April 12. Fusion will air at 8PM Eastern each Friday as part of beIN’s “Friday Night Fury” combat sports block.

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