Timothy Thatcher Enters Opera Cup; Fights Richard Holliday In Opening Round Dec. 5 In NYC
Pound-for-pound one of the most gifted grapplers in the world, Timothy Thatcher. looks to out-wrestle all and claim the prestigious Opera Cup and win the first tournament since 1948. Standing in his way: the cosmopolitan elitist Richard Holliday. (buy tickets)
MLW today announced Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday in the opening round for the 2019 Opera Cup at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on December 5. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Widely considered one of the best scientific pro wrestlers in the world, Timothy Thatcher is revered and feared for his rugged, technical style and its that combination that makes the ring general one of the favorites to go the distance on December 5 in the Opera Cup tournament.
Rarely does Thatcher face a man that can match him in power and size like Richard Holliday can. A dynamic athlete, Holliday is an emerging world class caliber wrestler having won the World Tag Team Titles earlier this year.
With self-proclaimed "dynastic qualities," Holliday sees the Opera Cup as an opportunity to fast-track a singles career and make a statement by dominating. But is the Westport, CT native ready for Thatcher? Known for shutting down adversaries on the mat and manipulating their joints with punishing submissions, the 6’3″ Thatcher is a no nonsense fighter.
Will Thatcher's quest for the cup be denied by the smug elitist? Find out LIVE in New York City December 5 as MLW presents the 2019 Opera Cup. Purchase your tickets at MLWTickets.com and be a part of history!
Matches signed thus far:
CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) vs. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie)
OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani
OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone
OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday
OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Salina de la RentaWorld Tag Team Champions Ross & Marshall Von Erich“Filthy” Tom LawlorWorld Middleweight Champion Myron Reed and Injustice (Kotto Brazil & Jordan Oliver)Mance WarnerLow KiJimmy HavocAnd many more!
Tickets start at just $20 at MLWTickets.com. There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 P.M.) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW fighting athletes.
Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.
General Public Doors Open: 6 P.M. Showtime: 7 P.M.
ABOUT THE OPERA CUP Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.
The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).
Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.
After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returns December 5th as MLW hosts the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The event will be a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.
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.
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