MLW issued the following press release, announcing Ace Romero vs. Josef Samael on Apr. 4 at Rise of the Renegades.
GRUDGE MATCH! Ace Romero out for revenge as he rumbles with Josef Samael April 4th at MLW's Rise of the Renegades card
NEW YORK – 400 pound undefeated Ace Romero is out for blood... but what happens when he faces a global dealer in violence? New York may never be the same when Romero and Josef Samael clash Thursday April 4th in Queens.
MLW today announced a GRUDGE MATCH: Ace Romero vs. Josef Samael (representing CONTRA Unit) 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 MLWTickets.com.
2 weeks ago super heavyweight sensation Ace Romero was on the verge of going 2-0 against Simon Gotch when the human jumbo jet was blindsided in a violent attack. CONTRA Unit had once again struck.
While Gotch and fellow soldier Jacob Fatu bludgeoned the mighty Romero, Josef Samael went into his boot and pulled out a spike. What proceed was arguably the most heinous and graphic attack in MLW broadcast history. Stabbing the spike into the forehead of Romero several times, Josef Samael seemingly lusted for more blood as Romero became a crimson mask.
Since the violent attack, Romero has refused to accept being called the latest victim of CONTRA Unit's seemingly random and shockingly brutal attacks. Instead, Romero wants to do something about and has demanded a match against a member of this new group. Josef Samael gladly accepted and now the two will collide in a grudge match on Thursday night April 4th in New York City
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!
CONTRA has already put out their mantra as “global dealers in violence” and Josef Samael vows to showcase this statement in his upcoming fight against the popular pro wrester Romero.
Trained in various forms of combat, when Josef Samael steps into the ring for a fight, it is best described as pure chaos.
A polished and successful entrepreneur out of the ring known for wearing nice suits and always smoking a cigar, Josef Samael is a ruthless and shadowy figure.
While this mysterious combatant may look dress in the finest suits and smoke the best cigars, when in it comes to wrestling, he channels a barbaric and violent style to ensure victory.
Josef Samael has conquered all in Japan, Puerto Rico, Australia and now he looks to defeat all in his path in Major League Wrestling.
A decorated 20-year veteran, Josef Samael has dominated every continent he’s competed on, including winning the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship and the Zero-1 title in Japan. Remembered for his international feuds with the likes of Terry Funk, this brawler is a wicked force.
Now this megalomaniac is on a conquest to disrupt and destroy all in the name of CONTRA unit... but will he hit a wall when he faces the 400 pound undefeated Romero?
Find out in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom a MLW presents a national TV taping for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).
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
MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
Grudge Match! Ace Romero vs. Josef Samael
Gringo Loco vs. Hijo de LA Park
Plus: Jim Cornette • Rey Feníx • Low Ki • Konnan • Salina de la Renta • Simon Gotch • Jacob Fatu • Rey Horus • Myron Reed • Ace Austin • Air Wolf • Ariel Dominguez
Signed thus far for April 5th's BATTLE RIOT II:
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
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.
Subway, bus and directions to the Melrose Ballroom can be found here: http://melroseballroomnyc.com/directions/
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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 / 6pm 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, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Ace Romero, Jim Cornette, Colonel Robert Parker and many more.
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