Simon Gotch will be taking on all-comers in his prize fight.
On Thursday at Major League Wrestling Intimidation Games, the promotion will be hosting what is called a "Simon Gotch Prize Fight." According to MLW, the match will pit former WWE wrestler Simon Gotch against "any and all gentlemen with superb athletic ability" and if the challenger can last five minutes in a match with Gotch they will win a cash prize.
Gotch is currently part of a stable in MLW called Team Filthy with former UFC Fighters Seth Petruzelli, and Tom Lawlor.
Intimidation Games will be part of the MLW Fusion television show which airs on Fridays on beIN Sports Network. Also on the card will be a MLW World Championship match between champion Shane Strickland and Pentagon Jr, Rey Fenix and ACH in a singles match, and the MLW debut of Jake Hager (Formerly known as Jack Swagger).
The following is a press release from Major League Wrestling regarding the television taping.
TEAM FILTHY PRESENTS SIMON GOTCH PRIZE FIGHT THIS THURSDAY AT GILT NIGHTCLUB IN ORLANDO AT MLW FUSION TV TAPINGS
ORLANDO – Team Filthy today announced that they will team with Major League Wrestling to the first-ever Simon Gotch Prize Fight this Thursday night in Orlando at the MLW Fusion TV tapings for beIN SPORTS hosted by Gilt Nightclub.
Team Filthy, captained by UFC Fighter “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, features a murderers row of martial artists / fighters including: Seth Petruzelli, Lawlor and Simon Gotch.
What is a Simon Gotch Prize Fight? Well, according to Team Filthy: Any and all gentlemen with superb athletic ability are welcomed to step up and try to test their prowess. If they can last just 5 minutes in an exhibition against the “Great Gotch” without being pinned or conceding, they will win a LARGE sum cash reward.
The question is, who will step up in this prize fight to challenge Simon Gotch?
Fans will find out May 3rd at the MLW Fusion TV tapings in Orlando. You can purchase tickets now at MLWTickets.com.
Ticket prices range from $15-$45 with a limited number of “VIP Packages” also available.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.MLWTickets.com for Major League Wrestling’s May 3rd FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Watch Major League Wrestling: FUSION Friday nights at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS.Matches signed for May 3rd thus far include:
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHTWORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHANE “SWERVE” STRICKLANDVS.PENTAGON JR.(PRESENTED BY SALINA DE LA RENTA)
ACH VS. REY FENIX (PRESENTED BY SALINA DE LA RENTA)
MVP VS. MAXWELL J. FRIEDMAN
JEFF COBB VS. JAKE HAGER (MANAGED BY COL. PARKER)
BRIAN CAGE VS. “BAD BOY” JOEY JANELA (WITH ARIA BLAKE)
“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR VS. FRED YEHI
CHELSEA GREEN VS. SANTANA GARRETT
JASON CADE, JIMMY YUTA & RHETT GIDDINS VS.THE STUD STABLE MANAGED BY COLONEL PARKER
SIMON GOTCH PRIZE FIGHT
PLUS BARRINGTON HUGHES!