MLW issued the following press release announcing that top star Davey Boy Smith Jr. will be taking on former tag champion Calvin Tankman at the April 6th War Chamber event, which takes place on April 6th at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Full details, including an updated look at the show card, can be found below.
Major League Wrestling today announced Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman 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.
What happens when 355 lbs. of “Heavyweight Hustle” collides with the 6’6” 265 lbs. “British Bulldog”? It’s a hoss fight at War Chamber ‘23!
For the first time-ever, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Calvin Tankman will lock horns and grapple in the Big Apple.
The explosive low center of gravity of Tankman presents a unique challenge for the 2019 Opera Cup winner Smith. Tankman, an MMA practitioner with uncanny agility, is battle tested.
Fresh off a year-long reign as a World Tag Team Champion, Tankman will battle another man who enjoyed a dominant reign as champion in the tag team division in DBS.
The captain of the “British Bulldog” fight team, Smith has his eyes on getting in the mix for a world title shot. Tankman, pivoting to a return to a singles career, has a big statement to make to matchmakers.
“The quintessential unstoppable force meeting an immovable object,” said MLW Founder Court Bauer. “This is going to be a heavy-hitting hoss fight. New York fans live for precisely this type of big man bout and they’re in for a great one with Tank-Smith.”
See Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman 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
Willie Mack vs. Real1
World Middleweight Championship
Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Lio Rush
Alex Kane vs. Shigehiro Irie
Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman
Billie Starkz vs. B3CCA
Signed to appear:
World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone
World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team
1 Called Manders
Rickey Shane Page
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
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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.
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