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Jacob Fatu Finalizes Long-Term Deal With Major League Wrestling


NEW YORK -- Major League Wrestling (MLW®) announced today they it has signed the reigning World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu to a new long-term multi-year contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“This is where I wanted to be all along. CONTRA in MLW: this is my home,” Fatu said. The deal, which ties the “Samoan Smashing Machine” for the next several years to the league, goes into effect immediately.

"Fatu has been a revelation in the sport with a breakout year and has shown all the attributes we look for in a champion," stated MLW CEO and founder Court Bauer. "We are excited to know that Fatu is someone we can build around, and we look forward to seeing him fight under the MLW banner for years to come."

Fatu took MLW by storm earlier this year with high profile victories over some of the league's top ranked wrestlers en route to dethroning "Filthy" Tom Lawlor on July 6 in Chicago.  

Representing CONTRA Unit, Fatu, alongside Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon and Simon Gotch have dominated MLW since the self-described global dealers in violence first raided the league. 

Fatu will next compete for the league on December 5 at the Opera Cup hosted by the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Tickets are available at www.MLWTickets.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 / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Wrestling fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch FUSION on FreeSports Tuesday nights at 10pm.  In Israel, FUSION airs at 6:10pm on Ego Total.  MLW FUSION also airs on StarTimes in Africa.

MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, Ross & Marshall Von Erich, CONTRA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner, Austin Aries 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.  

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