Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal along with American Top Team are looking to rumble when Major League Wrestling returns to New York City next Thursday. MLW today announced King Mo has signed an open contract and will be in action at the Opera Cup at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City next Thursday, December 5. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Signing an open contract, King Mo looks to prove he is a two-sport athlete as he makes the switch from MMA to MLW. A former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion and Rizin Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion, the 6′ tall 217-pound fighter is a member of prestigious America’s Top Team under the guidance of Dan Lambert. No stranger to the sport of pro wrestling, King Mo is a lifelong fan making his pro wrestling debut in 2012. With 21 wins in MMA (13 by KO), the former NCAA Division 1 wrestler and Bellator fighter now looks to write a new chapter of his combat sports career as he enters an MLW ring.
Matches signed thus far for 2019 Opera Cup:
- CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) vs. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie)
- OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani
- OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone
- OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday
- OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
- PRINCE OF DARKNESS MATCH: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner
During this week’s episode of NWA POWER, the following matches for NWA Into the Fire PPV have been announced:
- Question Mark vs Trevor Murdoch
- NWA Women’s World Champion Allysin Kay & Ashley Vox vs Melina, Thunder Rosa & Marti Belle (Only 2 of 3 in Match)
- Eli Drake vs Ken Anderson
- 2-out-of 3 Falls Match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Nick Aldis (c) vs James Storm
More matches are set to be announced in the coming weeks. NWA Into The Fire will live stream worldwide on Fite TV at 6.05 PM on Saturday, December 14 (11.05 PM GMT).
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