Killer Kross' opponent for his MLW debut has been announced.
After weeks had passed on the announcement that Kross would be having his first MLW match at FIGHTLAND, it was revealed that Kross will take on former MLW World champion Tom Lawlor. The event will take place on February 1 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and it will serve as television tapings for future episodes of MLW Fusion.
What happens when underground fighter turned pro wrestler Killer Kross looks for a fight with 10 year UFC veteran and former MLW World Champion "Filthy" Tom Lawlor? Tick tock... Philadelphia is about to find out.
MLW today announced "Filthy" Tom Lawlor vs. Killer Kross for MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
After months of being a contractually caged man, the 6'4" Killer Kross is now an unrestricted free agent and he's looking for a fight.
Upon hearing of Killer Kross' arrival, the outspoken and loathed Lawlor stepped up asking for a fight with Kross.
"Fightland wouldn't be Fightland without a dream match like Lawlor-Kross," said Court Bauer, MLW CEO. "The 2300 Arena has seen some scraps but given the rep of these two, this one is going to be on a different level."
With whispers of shadowy beginnings in the infamous Hell's Kitchen area of New York City, Kross is a respected and feared fighter with a background in Vale Tudo Pankration.
A hybrid wrestler who can switch from street fighting to martial arts to lucha, Kross has dominated the competition in AAA Lucha Libre.
Meanwhile, Tom Lawlor has been on a warpath since the fall. Accumulating wins over the likes of Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Timothy Thatcher, Lawlor recently sent shockwaves throughout the sport for betraying Ross and Marshall Von Erich.
Embracing a dirtier approach to his fights, Lawlor has become one of the most hated men in MLW.
Complimenting Lawlor's new mindset is the 2020 edition of Team Filthy. Already proving to be a formidable force, this ruthless rulebreaking collection of fighters are borderline hooligans.
Now the stage is set. What happens when a dangerous underground combat fighter squares off with a top ranked MMA fighter turned world champion wrestler?