• Carlos Astorga

First Three Battle Riot Participants Revealed For April 5th 40-Wrestler Event


NEW YORK –  Friday night April 5th MLW will present literally the biggest match of the year as 40 wrestlers vie for a world title shot in the 2019 Battle Riot® live on beIN SPORTS at 8 p.m. ET.

MLW today announced Davey Boy Smith  Jr., Pentagón Jr. and Pro Wrestling NOAH's Minoru Tanaka will all compete in the 2019 Battle Riot® at MLW's April 5th event at the Melrose Ballroom. Both the April 4th and April 5th events will be MLW FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at http://www.MLWTickets.com

The reigning World Tag Team Champion Davey Boy Smith Jr. has a physical advantage over most of the competitors standing 6'6". This is Davey Boy Smith Jr.'s second Battle Riot. The enforcer of the Hart Foundation believes it is his destiny to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Winning the Battle Riot® puts him one step closer to fulfilling his quest.

Minoru Tanaka (田中稔), representing Pro Wrestling NOAH, Tanaka enters MLW with an impressive resume including claiming championships in NOAH, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.  Tanaka's experience and versatility may give the shootboxer a unique advantage over 39 other participants.

Pentagón Jr. has been eager for a shot at the world championship. Will 1/2 of the Lucha Bros. secure an opportunity to for title bout?  Find out April 5th!

What is the Battle Riot®? A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.

There will be surprises!

There will be legends!

There will be WTF entries!

And there will be no disqualifications!

Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope. 

Anything is possible April 5th in a Battle Riot! 

What does the winner get?  The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime!  It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!

Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com!

See the 2019 Battle Riot® LIVE in New York April 5 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents a live national network special for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).

Tickets to witness the event live in New York start at $20 at MLWTickets.com.  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the events sells out in advance.

Buy tickets starting at $20 at MLWTickets.com.

Signed thus far for April 4th's RISE OF THE RENEGADES:

Pentagón Jr. vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)

Plus: World Heavyweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor • World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Brian Pillman Jr.) • Jimmy Havoc • Rey Feníx • Low Ki • Daga • Konnan • Salina de la Renta • Hijo de LA Park • MJF • Gringo Loco • Simon Gotch • Jacob Fatu • Josef Salaem • Puma King • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Myron Reed • Mance Warner • Ace Austin • Richard Holliday • Ariel Dominguez

Signed thus far for April 5th's BATTLE RIOT II:

THE BATTLE RIOT: Participants: Davey Boy Smith Jr. • Pentagón Jr. • Minoru Tanaka

More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.

There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.  Additionally, there are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 p.m.) featuring a special pre-show meet and greet with extended meet and greet privileges.

Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com.

General Public Doors Open: 6 p.m. with a bell time of 7 p.m.  League officials anticipate the card will end at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.

MORE ABOUT THE VENUE: Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, the Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.

The venue is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Subway, bus and directions to the Melrose Ballroom can be found here: http://melroseballroomnyc.com/directions/

Contact: Andy Seeley Head of Media Relations Andy@mlw.com


About Major League Wrestling Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.  The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Saturday nights 9pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. MLW Fusion airs on Tuesday nights at 6:10pm on Ego Total in Israel. 

MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: Tony Schiavone, the Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Ace Romero, Konnan, Colonel Robert Parker and many more.

MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.  MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.    

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