Major League Wrestling (MLW) is coming to national television with a new weekly series on the beIN Sports Network premiering April 20th. beIN Sports, is available in 50 million homes across the United States.
MLW: Fusion is joining beIN Sports’ “Friday Night Fury” fight block. Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini will call the action, with tapings being held monthly throughout Florida.
MLW CEO Court Bauer “We offer a different presentation because we identify ourselves as a combat sport, but we have a lot more creative freedom than every other combat sport to give the most high-octane presentation,”
MLW will crown a new World Heavyweight champion at the upcoming MLW: World Championship Finals show from Orlando (4/12). Later this year, MLW will unveil both tag team titles and a middleweight title.
MLW is getting television rights fees for MLW: Fusion, much like the deal between WWE and USA, and different from Impact Wrestling deal with Pop TV and Ring of Honor’s deal with Sinclair. MLW has a working relationship with Lucha Underground that allows Lucha Underground wrestlers to appear on there show as well.