MLW News: New Signee and 2019 Opera Cup

Major League Wrestling today announced that it has signed Dominic Garrini to a multi-year deal. Ice cold, calculated and quick to submit adversaries, “The Crippler of Canton, Ohio” is a feared and respected grappler. Garrini will make his Major League Wrestling televised debut later this month on MLW FUSION, MLW’s flagship weekly series on beIN SPORTS in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Fighting out of Canton, Ohio Dominic Garrini is one of the most accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the sport. Reaching the rarified air of being one of the top 10 ranked Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world, Garrini is a top-level athlete. Representing Team East Coast Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Garrini often wears a Gi to the ring and at times even fights in one… with some theorizing giving him the unfair advantage in bouts.

Garrini is currently a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Chad Kuhn and James Clingerman. A veteran of over 200 Competitive Jiu-Jitsu matches and holding countless gold medals from the IBJJF, ADCC, AGC, NAGA, Grapplers Quest and other organizations, Garrini is as real as it gets. Blending other disciplines, Garrini can transition from smothering you on the mat to scrapping in hard-hitting brawls.

With unparalleled submission skills, Garrini has been acknowledged by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s No Gi Rankings as a top-ranked BJJ competitor. With a background in BJJ, judo and MMA, the “Bone Collector” now makes MLW his hunting grounds reminding victims “tap to submit, fight to survive”.

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 gruelling multi-day tournament. It is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling is cemented and respected in the annals of time.

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).

Teddy Hart 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, Hart 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 and Fite TV.

All pics and videos courtesy of MLW

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