MLW issued the following press release announcing Minoru Tanaka vs. Daga for their Apr. 4 event.
GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka vs Daga signed for MLW's April 4 Rise of the Renegades event
NEW YORK – The new GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion will make his New York City debut on Thursday night April 4 as Minoru Tanaka competes for the first-time in Major League Wrestling.
MLW today announced Minoru Tanaka vs. Daga for MLW's April 4th (Rise of the Renegades) event at the Melrose Ballroom. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Tickets start at $20 at MLWTickets.com.
Minoru Tanaka (田中稔), the new GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, enters MLW with an impressive resume including claiming championships in NOAH, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Minoru Tanaka holds the distinction of being the only man to hold all five major junior heavyweight titles in Japan.
Tanaka will be challenged by the maestro of Mexican Strong Style, Daga. An accomplished grappler with extensive experience wrestling in Japan, Daga is an evolving hybrid wrestler with an exceptional background in lucha, MMA and strong style.
"Styles make fights," said MLW CEO Court Bauer. "This match is going to be a hard hitting FIGHT. This is the 'Big Apple Grapple' of the weekend."
Tanaka’s experience and versatility may give the shootboxer a unique dimension. Known for his rapid-fire striking and flying-armbar submission, Tanaka can also fly high with his signature 450º fireball splash.
Daga looks to forever stain Tanaka's MLW debut with a victory on April 4. Can Minoru Tanaka overcome a world class grappler hungry to climb the rankings? Will Daga be able to stop the GHC Junior Heavyweight's momentum?
Find out in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom a MLW presents a national TV taping for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).
Tickets to witness the event live in New York start at $20 at MLWTickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the events sells out in advance.
Buy tickets starting at $20 at MLWTickets.com.
Signed thus far for April 4th's RISE OF THE RENEGADES:
NYC Street Fight for the World Championship: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor vs. Jimmy Havoc
Pentagón Jr. vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner
GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka vs. Daga
Plus: Jim Cornette • World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation • Rey Feníx • Low Ki • Konnan • Salina de la Renta • Hijo de LA Park • Gringo Loco • Simon Gotch • Jacob Fatu • Josef Samael • Rey Horus • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Myron Reed • Ace Austin • Richard Holliday • Ariel Dominguez
Signed thus far for April 5th's BATTLE RIOT II:
THE BATTLE RIOT:
Participants: Low Ki • Pentagón Jr. • Minoru Tanaka • Teddy Hart • Davey Boy Smith Jr. • MJF • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Ace Austin • Ken Kerbis • Brian Pillman Jr.
More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.
There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities. Additionally, there are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 p.m.) featuring a special pre-show meet and greet with extended meet and greet privileges.
Tickets to each event start at $20 at MLWTickets.com. There is also a $30 fan appreciation ticket that gives you access to both the April 4th and April 5th matches.
General Public Doors Open: 6 p.m. with a bell time of 7 p.m. League officials anticipate the card will end at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.