Court Bauer calls Fatu vs. Smith "the perfect matchup" for #TheRestart.
COVID-19 derailed a lot of plans for all of pro wrestling including Major League Wrestling. As 2019 came to a close, MLW had just wrapped up their first pay-per-view, Saturday Night SuperFight, and were announcing new partnerships that were growing their reach in an ever-changing landscape.
Because of the pandemic,the last new episodes of Fusion were taped in Mexico earlier this year. But now, MLW is ready to restart on Wednesday, November 18th, with a show that will be headlined by Jacob set to defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Speaking with DAZN, Court Bauer revealed that this clash of two performers rich with heritage was originally supposed to headline a pay-per-view event in July.
“This title fight was set to headline our July PPV this past summer, which would’ve been in Philly. When the pandemic hit, all of our matchmaking went out the window, but what stayed was the appetite for this big fight. The fans wanted it. Fatu and DBS wanted it. I wanted to go big and conceptually deliver a premium level event for free for The Restart. This isn’t a match that’s ever been done before, so what bigger main event can you kick things off with than this?”
Bauer would go on to put over the lineage and athletic ability of both men saying that this is a perfect match.
“Styles make fights, and this one is the perfect matchup. Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s precision as a catch wrestler is untouchable. Add in his freakish strength, dexterity, pedigree, experience, and size and you have a complete beast. DBS is an exceptional athlete and has that rare killer instinct you just don’t see every day. Of course, he’s facing a guy who matches up perfectly in Fatu. Fatu has speed, durability, explosive power, and a fearless agility you don’t see in any sport. Fatu will hit the top rope and pop off something onto an opponent that defies gravity. There’s a reason no one has come close to taking that world heavyweight title from Jacob Fatu since he won it a year and a half ago.”
The show on Wednesday, November 18 will also feature a Middleweight Championship fight between Myron Reed and Brian Pillman Jr.