Matt Riddle To Defend NJPW World TV Title Against Kosei Fujita At MLW War Chamber

A change for Matt Riddle.

Major League Wrestling announced that Matt Riddle will defend the NJPW World TV Title against Kosei Fujita at MLW War Chamber.

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Riddle was previously announced as facing Timothy Thatcher at the event. That match has been moved to the TV tapings.

From MLW:

MLW today announced Matt Riddle will compete in two bouts at MLW WAR CHAMBER from the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, March 29:
•Matt Riddle vs. Kosei Fujita for the NJPW World TV Championship (live on Triller TV+)
•Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher (beIN SPORTS TV taping)

-- Grab tickets at and Eventbrite.

Since his return to MLW, Matt Riddle has made his intentions crystal clear: win the coveted MLW World Heavyweight Championship. Riddle, who came agonizingly close to clinching the title in the World Championship Finals of 2018, has unveiled an audacious plan to underline his campaign for a crack at Satoshi Kojima’s MLW World Heavyweight Title.

Riddle's ambition knows no bounds as he sets out to make an indelible mark on both MLW and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) by engaging in not one but two high-stakes battles at the upcoming MLW War Chamber '24 in Tampa Bay, FL, slated for March 29.

In a groundbreaking decision, MLW and NJPW have jointly sanctioned Riddle's extraordinary proposal, demonstrating a collaboration between two of the most prominent organizations in the sport.

As a result of this unprecedented agreement, MLW officials have revised the Tampa fight card lineup to accommodate Riddle's historic endeavor. The MMA fighter turned pro wrestler will put his NJPW World Television Championship on the line against the formidable Kosei Fujita of New Japan Pro Wrestling at War Chamber '24, a TrillerTV+ premium live event.

But Riddle's night of challenges doesn't end there. As part of the beIN SPORTS portion of the TV taping, Riddle will step into the ring against the tenacious Timothy Thatcher, promising fans an adrenaline-fueled throwdown.

Is Riddle's bold move a stroke of brilliance or a recipe for disaster?

With the wrestling world abuzz with speculation, one thing remains certain: Riddle's unyielding determination to ascend the ranks of MLW and fast-track his destiny to vie for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Satoshi Kojima, is unparalleled.

As the countdown to MLW War Chamber '24 begins, anticipation reaches a fever pitch, with fans worldwide eagerly awaiting the outcome of Riddle's monumental double-header, destined to forever reshape his legacy.

Get your tickets now at and see it go down Friday, March 29 in St. Petersburg, FL.
War Chamber TrillerTV+ card
War Chamber Match!
Team MLW (Satoshi Kojima, Matthew Justice, 1 Called Manders and Okumura) vs. World Titan Federation Superstars (Tom Lawlor, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Richard Holliday and Josh Bishop) with Saint Laurent

Matt Riddle vs. Timothy Thatcher

MLW Women’s World Featherweight Title Fight
Janai Kai (champion, presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Unagi Sayaka

AJ Franci$ vs. Alex Kane (cornered by Mr. Thomas)

CONTRA’s Mads Krule Krugger goes to war against MLW

Cesar Duran’s offer Salina can’t refuse?!

beIN SPORTS card
War Chamber Match!
The Calling (Sami Callihan, Rickey Shane Page, Cannonball & Talon) vs AKIRA, Raven, Jimmy Lloyd & Jake Crist

The debut of NJPW’s Kosei Fujita

Zayda vs. Sofi Castillo

Fans can watch Fightful's interview with Timothy Thatcher by clicking here.

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