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Teddy Hart Defends The World Middleweight Championship Against Ace Austin At The 2019 Battle Riot


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New York has been the stage for some of the Hart family's greatest championship triumphs. Can Teddy Hart write the next chapter of his family's saga with a successful title defense against Ace Austin Friday night April 5th in NYC?

MLW today announced a World Middleweight Championship title fight: Teddy Hart vs. Ace Austin for MLW's April 5th Battle Riot 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

Ace Austin has steadily climbed the 205 pound and under middleweight division in 2019 with impressive wins over veteran Rich Swann and most recently DJZ. Now, the Atlantic City aerialist looks to come up all aces and dethrone Teddy Hart for the World Middleweight Championship. 

The championship title fight will air as part of the live "MLW 2019 Battle Riot" national cable network special on beIN SPORTS on Friday night April 5th.

Harnessing his uncanny athleticism and innovation, Hart has blazed a trail throughout the league winning the World Middleweight Championship in December in a ladder match in Miami. Hart further cemented his comeback dethroning the Lucha Bros. on live national television with cousin Davey Boy Smith Jr. to claim the World Tag Team Titles in February at SuperFight.

Now, Teddy looks to continue his march to greatness as the double champion defends his title on live television against the lightning fast and evasive Ace Austin. 

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). The card has a 7pm start time.

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)

6-Man Tables Match: The Hart Foundation vs. The Dynasty

Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner

GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka vs. DAGA

Rey Feníx vs. Air Wolf

MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

Grudge Match! Ace Romero vs. Josef Samael

Gringo Loco vs. Hijo de LA Park

Rey Horus vs. Ace Austin

Plus: Jim Cornette • Low Ki • Salina de la Renta • Simon Gotch • Jacob Fatu • Myron Reed • Ariel Dominguez Signed thus far for April 5th's BATTLE RIOT II:

World Middleweight Title Fight: Teddy Hart (c) vs. Ace Austin

THE BATTLE RIOT Participants: Low Ki • Pentagón Jr. • Minoru Tanaka • Teddy Hart • Davey Boy Smith Jr. • MJF • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Ace Austin • Ken Kerbis • Brian Pillman Jr. • Sami Callihan • LA Park • Rey Feníx • Hijo de LA Park • Mance Warner • Barrington Hughes • DAGA • Kotto Brazil • Lance Anoa'i • Air Wolf • Jimmy Yuta

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 / 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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