Barrington Hughes vs. Jacob Fatu Signed For MLW

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MLW has made the following available to press:

Undefeated Barrington Hughes rampages with CONTRA’s Jacob Fatu this Thursday in NYC
NEW YORK — What happens when the undefeated super heavyweight Barrington Hughes collides with CONTRA Unit’s Jacob Fatu? New York may be left in ruins as two monsters rampage this Thursday night!
MLW today announced Jacob Fatu (CONTRA Unit) vs. Barrington Hughes 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.

The ring will be reinforced as two unpredictable forces rumble in Queens this Thursday night.
Barrington Hughes is undefeated since debuting October 5, 2017. Every opponent has been steamrolled in a minute or less. Now imagine what an angry “Caramel Colossus” is like. Barrington demanded a match against Fatu after the outsiders identifying themselves as the CONTRA Unit attacked his friend and fellow super heavyweight Ace Romero.

CONTRA UNIT first appeared at Intimidation Games attacking Tom Lawlor. They hijacked the show to declare their intent at a hostile takeover of MLW.  In the weeks to follow, the trio have released propaganda videos laced with threats to all in MLW.

Who is behind CONTRA? We don’t know. What we do know is that CONTRA (thus far) includes: Simon Gotch, Jacob Fatu and Josef Samael.
CONTRA Unit is an international organization cloaked in mystery but driven to gain power, disrupt leagues such as MLW and conquer all in their path by any means necessary. Now they must deal with the wrath of Barrington Hughes.

CONTRA has already put out their mantra as “global dealers in violence” and now their biggest solider: Jacob Fatu readies for war against Barrington Hughes.

Who will prevail? Find out as the 300 pound Samoan rampages with the 469 pounder from Miami!

Find out in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom a MLW presents a national TV taping 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 of CONTRA Unit

War of the Monsters! Barrington Hughes vs. Jacob Fatu of CONTRA Unit

Gringo Loco vs. Hijo de LA Park

Rey Horus vs. Ace Austin

Plus: Jim Cornette • Low Ki • Salina de la Renta • Simon Gotch • Myron Reed • Ariel Dominguez

Signed thus far for April 5th’s BATTLE RIOT II:

DREAM MATCH
LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Jimmy Havoc

THE REMATCH:
Daga vs. Low Ki (presented by Salina de la Renta)

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: 
Teddy Hart (c) vs. Ace Austin

Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Rich Swann

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 • Avalanche • Myron Reed • Richard Holliday • Dan “The Beast” Severn • Rich Swann • Jordan Oliver • The Dirty Blondes • Richard Holliday

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
[email protected]

Credentials:
Interested in covering an MLW card live? Sit in the press box with access to wrestlers, front office and more. Inquiry: [email protected].

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: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Jim Cornette, Mance Warner, CONTRA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, 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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