Major League Wrestling issued the following press release announcing that Hustle & Power (EJ Nduka & Calvin Tankman) will be defending their MLW tag team titles against the Samoan Swat Team (Lance Anoa’i & Juicy Finau) at the January 7th Blood & Thunder event from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Full details, including who else is scheduled to compete, can be found below.
Major League Wrestling today announced a World Tag Team Championship title fight: Hustle & Power (EJ Nduka & Calvin Tankman) vs. The Samoan SWAT Team at MLW Blood & Thunder on Saturday, January 7 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.
🎟 Tickets start at $15 at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office.
The card is a FUSION TV taping, airing on beIN SPORTS nationwide on cable and dish, streaming on Pro Wrestling TV, and in over 60 countries around the world.
Hustle & Power’s near year long reign as the World Tag Team Champions will be tested unlike any other challenger before them when they clash with the Samoan SWAT Team with the belts on the line January 7th.
The championship combination of EJ Nduka and Calvin Tankman has steamrolled over all challengers, from 5150 to the Von Erichs and all teams in-between.
A dominant force of power, uncanny agility and force, Hustle & Power have the opportunity to forever cement their legacy IF they can conquer their next challengers.
However, standing across the ring is another team that has rampaged through the tag team division in the undefeated Samoan SWAT Team.
The original Samoan Swat Team ravaged the tag team circuit in the 1980s and 90s with Samu and Fatu warring with the likes of the Steiner Bros., Von Erichs, Freebirds and countless others as they took the world by storm.
Earlier this year the next generation of one of wrestling’s great tag teams united to rumble with the best and take gold.
The SST features a powerful combo of speed, power and force in Jacob Fatu, Lance Anoa’i and Juicy Finau.
Lance Anoa’i, the son of Samoan Swat Team founding member Samu, grandson of Afa and cousin of The Rock, is a blend of agility and innovation. Teaming with Jacob Fatu over the years, Lance and Fatu are as close as it gets in and away from the ring.
And while Tongans and Samoans have at times been engulfed in their own wars, including possibly a king being eaten during a contentious island conflict, Tongan Juicy Finau is family to Fatu. Super heavyweight Finau and Fatu represent the west coast of the Polynesian family. A proud Tongan with a devastating arsenal that defies and quite possibly breaks gravity, Finau rounds out what could be this decade’s most dangerous and promising team. Indeed, the SWAT stands for Samoan With A Tongan.
Now the stage is set for two undefeated teams to collide with championship gold on the line.
Who will be left standing with the World Tag Team Championship in hand?
Find out LIVE Saturday night, January 7th at MLW Blood & Thunder in Philadelphia!
Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, January 7. Buy tickets at http://MLW2300.com.
World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone vs. YAMATO (DragonGate)
Jacob Fatu vs. Ben-K (DragonGate)
World Tag Team Championship
Hustle & Power (EJ Nduka & Calvin Tankman) vs. Samoan SWAT Team
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Alex Kane and the Bomaye Fight Club
Davey Boy Smith Jr. & The Billington Bulldogs
Women’s World Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie
National Openweight Champion Davey Richards
The Samoan SWAT Team
Plus MORE wrestlers will be announced soon at MLW.com.
Buy tickets at MLW2300.com. Tickets start at $15. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
The schedule is as follows:
6:00 p.m.: Early entry for First Row Ticket Holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime
MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.
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 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 worldwide on beIN Sports, Pro Wrestling TV, Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom and in over 60 countries and counting.
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.