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Jimmy Havoc challenges "Filthy" Tom Lawlor in a NYC Street Fight for the World Title April 4


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NEW YORK –  The last man to defeat "Filthy" Tom Lawlor now looks to seize the World Championship April 4th when "England's Most Dangerous Man" Jimmy Havoc returns to Major League Wrestling in New York City. 

MLW today announced a New York City Street Fight for the World Championship: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor (champion) vs. Jimmy Havoc for MLW's April 4th (Rise of the Renegades) event at the Melrose Ballroom. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

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

Following the shocking events at Intimidation Games where Tom Lawlor was savagely attacked by a group identifying themselves as CONTRA Unit, Lawlor now finds himself facing another dangerous threat in a nemesis that arguably has his number in Havoc.

England's most dangerous man was the last wrestler to defeat "Filthy" Tom Lawlor.  Havoc and Lawlor clashed last summer in a bloody affair in Orlando resulting in Havoc pinning Lawlor. Of course, Lawlor did his share of damage to Havoc - sending the "king of the death match" to the hospital for the first time in his career.

Nevertheless, those close to Team Filthy believe that defeat still haunts the reigning World Champion.  It's also the focus of Havoc's obsession as of late.

Havoc has demanded a title shot and Lawlor accepted the challenge, determined to conquer the loss that has haunted him for months.

Havoc is known for his uncanny threshold for pain and conjuring chaos.  There is no equal to the violent brawler from Great Britain.

A perennial main eventer not only in MLW but in the United Kingdom, Jimmy Havoc is known as “England’s Most Dangerous Man.” Feared for his violent tendencies, Havoc’s matches are often bloody, unpredictable encounters.

The last wrestler to defeat the current World Heavyweight Champion Tom Lawlor, Havoc has been a force to reckon with since MLW's return in 2017.  A path of destruction in some of the league's most memorable and violent fights, Havoc mysteriously disappeared following MLW Fright Night this past October.

Will Havoc go 2-0 against Lawlor and win the World Championship? Will the resourceful World Champion find a way to vanquish a dangerous rival? Find out live in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents a national TV taping 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:

NYC Street Fight for the World Championship: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor vs. Jimmy Havoc

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

Plus: World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Brian Pillman Jr.) • 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 to each event start at $20 at MLWTickets.com. There is also a $30 fan appreciation ticket that gives you access to both the April 4th and April 5th matches.

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 / 6pm 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: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Ace Romero, Jim Cornette, 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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