‘The Phoenix’ Jody Fleisch to Rise Again with 5 Star Wrestling, Sami Callihan Returns to MLW For Grudge Match


In February 2002, an exciting 21-year-old high-flyer named Jody Fleisch was the star of a British wrestling television show called ‘Revival’.

TV viewers watched as the Walthamstow daredevil soared to victory over seven other men to win the ‘King of England’ tournament at the Crystal Palace Indoor Arena and was presented with a medal by UK wrestling legend The Dynamite Kid.

Fleisch’s victory and indeed the show itself was supposed to lead to an immediate ‘Revival’ of UK wrestling and a regular TV series on a major channel.

But sadly, this didn’t come to fruition.

From there, the likeable Londoner’s career never quite reached the same heights again.

As the years ticked by, Fleisch drifted into other projects and away from the pro wrestling ring.

But over the past 12 months, The Phoenix has risen again.

Jody Fleisch is enjoying a wrestling renaissance at the age of 36 and has regained his place among the biggest talents this country has to offer.

Sami Callihan Returns to MLW In Announced Grudge Match

MLW has issued the following:


ORLANDO –  After being attacked 4 months ago in a parking lot, “Worldwide Desperado” Sami Callihan will return to Major League Wrestling on February 8th in Orlando to face his attacker Darby Allin in a grudge match at Gilt Nightclub at MLW: Road to the World Championship.

Tickets are on sale now at: https://mlwroad.eventbrite.com.

Ticket prices range from $15-$45 with a limited number of “Golden Ticket” VIP Packages also available.

Matches signed for February 8th thus far include:

World Championship Tournament [Opening Round]:

MVP vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
Matt Riddle vs. Jeff Cobb
Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Brody King
Jimmy Havoc vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Non-Tournament Bouts:

Grudge Match:
Sami Callihan vs. Darby Allin

Chelsea Green vs. Priscilla Kelly

The winners of the February 8th opening round will move on to compete in the semi-finals on March 8th with the next World Champion crowned on April 12th at the World Championship Finals.

Should one of the competitors be forced to withdraw, alternates will be activated. The alternates will only be revealed if activated.

Buy your tickets now to see the first round of the World Championship tournament on February 8th in Orlando.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.MLWTickets.com.

Ticket prices range from $15-$45 with a limited number of “Golden Ticket” VIP Packages also available.

The following are also confirmed for MLW’s February 8th event:

•Low Ki presented by Stokely Hathaway
•Seth Petruzelli
•Salina de la Renta
•Jimmy Yuta
•Jason Cade
•Barrington Hughes
•Mike Parrow
•Saieve Al Sabbah
•Vandal Ortagun

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at MLW.com.

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