Major League Wrestling issued the following press release announcing that John Hennigan will be defending the MLW National Openweight Championship against Jacob Fatu at the April 6th War Chamber event, which takes place from the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Full details, including an update to the card and what other stars are appearing, can be found below.
Major League Wrestling today announced a National Openweight Championship fight: John Hennigan (Champion) vs. Jacob Fatu at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom.
🎟Buy tickets at www.MLWNYC.com and on Eventbrite.
The card is an MLW TV taping, airing nationwide in the US and in over 60 countries around the world.
A spectacular dream match has been signed and gold will be on the line as two of MLW’s top fighters clash for the first time ever in MLW.
Having just won the National Openweight Championship, John Hennigan is already seeing action from the roster overloading the inbox of league officials demanding a crack at the newly minted champ. However, one name stood out among all others: Jacob Fatu.
“The High Chief of the Hood” has been making noise about wanting a bout with Hennigan since the “Shaman of Sports Entertainment” returned to MLW earlier this year. Now, league officials have locked in a championship showdown for the two in the Big Apple on April 6.
Will the ferocious Fatu crush Hennigan’s championship reign?
Will Hennigan’s finesse and AZTECA Lucha muchachos Taya Valkyrie and Sam Adonis ensure it is Hennigan celebrating in the Hollywood Hills with the title safely intact after their encounter at MLW War Chamber?
See Fatu vs. Hennigan for the National Openweight Championship LIVE Thursday, April 6th in NYC at MLW War Chamber’23.
National Openweight Championship
John Hennigan (Champion) vs. Jacob Fatu
Women’s World Featherweight Championship
Taya Valkyrie (champion) vs. Delmi Exo
Signed to appear:
World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone
World Middleweight Champion Lince Dorado
World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team
1 Called Manders
Rickey Shane Page
Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Tickets start at $15 at MLWNYC.com and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.
MEET AND GREETS
There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
The schedule for the event is as follows:
6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime
MORE ABOUT THE MELROSE BALLROOM:
Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.
Melrose Ballroom is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.
About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana.
One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the United States airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and MLW Fusion on Pro Wrestling TV in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.
MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.
For more information visit MLW.com and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.