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Von Erichs Clash With CONTRA In Unsanctioned Match July 6 In Chicago


On Saturday night July 6 Ross and Marshall Von Erich will make their Chicago debut as they go to war against the shadowy cabal known as the CONTRA Unit in an unsanctioned match. 

MLW today announced Marshall & Ross Von Erich vs. CONTRA Unit's Simon Gotch & Josef Samael in an unsanctioned match for MLW: Kings of Colosseum at Cicero Stadium in Chicago. The event is a TV taping for beIN SPORTS on Saturday night July 6th with a 7 p.m. bell time.

Tickets start at $10 at http://www.MLWTickets.com

"The league wants nothing to do with CONTRA," said MLW CEO Court Bauer. "But since Ross and Marshall Von Erich want to help with our infestation problem, I feel obliged to honor their request... but legally this is an unsanctioned match."

The group identifying itself as CONTRA Unit are not under contract yet have disrupted several MLW events dating since March 1.

Since March, CONTRA Unit has terrorized Major League Wrestling with their campaign of violence to disrupt and destroy the league and its wrestlers. From attacking "Filthy" Tom Lawlor in a steel cage to leaving Low Ki laying to launching a fireball in the face of Rey Fenix, no one has been safe. 

As the saga between Lawlor and CONTRA continued to escalate, Lawlor found himself in need of some back-up.  

Enter the Von Erich boys.  

Having just been signed by MLW, Lawlor made a call to the 3rd generation grapplers and asked if they'd join up in his fight against CONTRA.  Ross and Marshall wasted no time in agreeing to join up in Lawlor and MLW's fight against CONTRA.

With their first battle in Milwaukee being one of the wildest encounters in MLW history, the Von Erichs stormed MLW and pushed CONTRA to the edge in a match that will air this coming week on FUSION.  

Now the battle continues on at Cicero Stadium on July 6 as the Von Erichs fight CONTRA's Simon Gotch and Josef Samael in what is guaranteed to be another wild affair.  

As the Von Erichs fight for MLW and usher in a new era of hope, will the brothers be the first to stop the seemingly unstoppable global dealers in violence that is CONTRA? Find out LIVE at Cicero Stadium Saturday night July 6. 

Buy tickets starting at just $10.

Tickets are moving fast for MLW's return July 6 Chicao card. Buy General Admission tickets starting at $10 at MLWTickets.com.

Signed thus far for MLW KINGS OF COLOSSEUM in Chicago:

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor (c) vs. Jacob Fatu (CONTRA Unit)

¡LUCHA LIBRE! Los Parks (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. & El Hijo de Wagner Jr.

Marshall & Ross Von Erich vs. CONTRA Unit's Simon Gotch & Josef Samael

The Return of Konnan!

Also scheduled to appear: Low Ki • World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation • National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone • MJF • Richard Holliday • Mance Warner • Gringo Loco • Myron Reed • Ace Austin • Ariel Dominguez and more!

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

Tickets start at $10 at MLWtickets.com.  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.


MORE ABOUT CICERO STADIUM: An institution in fighting for decades, Cicero Stadium is conveniently located 8 miles from downtown Chicago and very close to the Pink Line. You can get to it from both Interstate Highways 290 and 55.

There is stadium seating, which means there is virtually no bad seat in the stadium.

The venue is located at: 1909 S Laramie Ave Cicero, IL 60804

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 290, take the Laramie exit heading South and travel 6 blocks. The Stadium will be on the left and you can find parking both North and South of the venue for only $5.  From Interstate 55, take the Cicero exit and head north until 22nd Street. Take a left and then a right on S. Laramie Ave. Travel three blocks to Cicero Stadium and parking is both north and south of the venue for $5.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the CTA Pink Line to the last stop (54th/Cermak) going South. The station is located between 54th Avenue and Laramie Avenue, just north of Cermak Rd. Walk two blocks north and you’re at the Stadium.


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 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, Salina de la Renta, the Von Erichs, CONTA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner 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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