Barrington Hughes vs. Jacob Fatu Added To MLW Rise Of The Renegades

MLW sent out the following press release announcing Barrington Hughes vs. Jacob Fatu for MLW Rise of the Renegades.

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 

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  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

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:

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

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

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

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 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.

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