Tuesday, 14 May 2019

MLW Fusion 57: Hammerstone vs. Gringo Loco, Fatu vs. Hughes


The road to the National Openweight Championship finals begins with the semi-finals.  This week, the first semi-final match takes place as “Base God” Gringo Loco looks to use his dynamic lucha arsenal against the Phoenix powerhouse Alexander Hammerstone.  Will The Dynasty play a factor in this bout? Who will punch their ticket to the finals with a shot at being crowned the inaugural National Openweight Champion? Witness it all go down on MLW Fusion.

The World Heavyweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor allows cameras into his fight camp as he readies for war against CONTRA Unit. Speaking of CONTRA Unit…

On October 5, 2017 super heavyweight Barrington Hughes demolished his first opponent in 8.8 seconds. Since then, the “Caramel Colossus” has decimated all that have stood in his path. Now, the 469 pounder’s undefeated streak will be tested unlike never before.  The ring will be reinforced as Barrington Hughes rumbles with CONTRA Unit’s Jacob Fatu in an encounter that will send shockwaves through New York City.  Can Barrington Hughes avenge fellow super heavyweight Ace Romero? Tune in to find out.

H2tv returns with the Hart Foundation dropping some truth bombs on The Dynasty and the entire tag team division.

Sky combat! 19-year old rookie sensation Air Wolf will face his biggest challenge to date as he takes on arguably one of the top luchadores in the sport in Rey Feníx.  Can Air Wolf hang with the elite? The stakes are high and the consequences are enormous for both as they wrestle for the first-time ever.

Following a chaotic end to last week’s MLW FUSION, Salina de la Renta demands retribution. What will the Empresaria of Promociones Dorado conjure up? And what’s up with Low Ki and Salina de la Renta?

Fans will also more about the big signing of Ross and Marshall Von Erich as one of wrestling’s great families writes a new chapter in their storied history.

Join play-by-play commentator Rich Bocchini and legendary analyst Jim Cornette from New York City’s Melrose Ballroom for 60 minutes of the best fighting athletes in professional wrestling!

Matches:
• National Openweight Championship Semi-Final Match: Alexander Hammerstone vs. Gringo Loco
• Rey Feníx vs. Air Wolf
• Super Heavyweight Showdown: Barrington Hughes (undefeated) vs. Jacob Fatu of CONTRA Unit (undefeated)

Thursday, 9 May 2019

ITV announces AEW “DOUBLE OR NOTHING” wrestling event for ITV Box Office




All Elite Wrestling's highly anticipated PPV show will ignite the screen with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, Cody, SCU, and more


ITV, the largest commercial television network in the UK, announced a partnership today with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new wrestling promotion headlined by members of The Elite, to broadcast the highly anticipated DOUBLE OR NOTHING event on its ITV Box Office channel.


Fans across the UK can look forward to seeing all the drama, action and entertainment live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on the night of Saturday 25 May going into Sunday 26 May.  DOUBLE OR NOTHING, which sold out in under 30 minutes, features an electrifying card packed with stars including the headline clash between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho.  The wrestling world will rock as Cody takes on his brother Dustin Rhodes, The Young Bucks battle the Lucha Bros for the AAA World Tag Team Championship, Hangman Adam Page clashes with PAC, and Britt Baker, Nyla Rose and Kylie Rae compete in a three-way match.


Additionally, before the live pay-per-view event begins at 1:00 a.m GMT, Sunday, May 26, the hourlong live pre-show special  BUY-IN will air for free on ITV4 at midnight.  BUY-IN includes the first ever "Casino (Battle) Royale," which will see 21 competitors including Jimmy Havoc, Billy Gunn, MJF, Michael Nakzawa, Jungle Boy, Glacier, Sonny Kiss, and Joey Janela entering the ring in waves of five wrestlers every three minutes followed by one final entrant, lucky number 21, all fighting it out in the ring until there is one winner, whose reward will be a future title shot against the first ever AEW World Champion.  BUY-IN will also feature a pair of high-flyers squaring off one-on-one as the UK's own Kip Sabian will face Sammy Guevara.


"We're delighted to announce this partnership with AEW, whose entry into professional wrestling is already making a massive impact on the industry and promises to deliver an electrifying event later this month, and a fantastic experience for our viewers and wrestling fans in the UK," said Niall Sloane, Director of Sport, ITV.  "Joining forces with AEW for this event is faithful to ITV's More Than TV strategy to develop direct relationships with viewers through big events available on its platforms."


"We've stated since our launch that we want to make this the greatest time ever to be a professional wrestling fan, and part of this plan is to make our product as accessible as possible to a global audience," said Tony Khan, President/CEO of AEW.  "Since our launch in January, we've signed the best talent, sold out our debut show in record time, and we've built relationships and formed bonds with the best media partners like ITV.  This collaboration with ITV is so important to AEW, ITV is the best in the UK, they were always my first choice to be our international PPV partner for DOUBLE OR NOTHING, and we're looking forward to a great show."


In addition, a special pre-event show "Before the Bell" will air for free on ITV4 and ITV Box Office in the build up to the DOUBLE OR NOTHING broadcast.  Details about how to access DOUBLE OR NOTHING on ITV Box Office can be found at www.itvboxoffice.com