MLW has been on hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, but things could be picking back up shortly.
MLW CEO Court Bauer spoke to the official MLW website and provided an update on where things stand with the company and the possibility of running live events again.
“I’ve been very encouraged by how the UFC, NBA, the NHL, Top Rank Boxing and DAZN Match Room boxing have managed operations as they restart,” said Bauer. “We’re also seeing TV and film start back up in certain regions in a cautious manner and that’s the mindset you need to operate with during this moment in time: caution. We are speaking with some of the sharpest minds at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine on a restart and talked with New Japan’s people on how they’ve approached it – and they’ve done an incredible job… we also engaged some of our athletes who have competed outside of MLW during the pandemic to see what worked, what didn’t and what could be improved upon. It’s very important to gather as much information, advice and medical analysis as possible and that’s what we’ve been doing. That analysis gives you the best ability to do your job and navigate the next steps in examining a restart."
It is noted in the interview that a timeline for MLW's restart is expected to be revealed in August.
When things began to shutdown in March due to the pandemic, Bauer stated that MLW would not run until it was safe for performers and staff.