Major League Wrestling made a noteworthy announcement during MLW Underground.
On the March 21 episode of MLW Underground, MLW announced that Battle Riot V will air on REELZ. MLW shared the news in a brief vignette and noted that the Battle Riot, a battle royal with 40 wrestlers, will air on REELZ at some point this spring. A specific airdate was not provided.
BIG NEWS for #BattleRiotV in Philly! --️ https://t.co/qFqQJOUqM3#MLWUnderground #HammerFatu2 @ReelzChannel @betonline_ag pic.twitter.com/O1rRZ72eRA— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) March 22, 2023
MLW Battle Riot V will be held on April 8 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The winner of the Battle Riot will earn a shot at the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. Jacob Fatu won the match in 2022 and went on to unsuccessfully challenge Alex Hammerstone for the title.
The following wrestlers have been confirmed for MLW Battle Riot V:
- John Hennigan
- Willie Mack
- Alex Kane
- Rickey Shane Page
- Shigehiro Irie
- Lance Anoa’i
- Sam Adonis
- Mr. Thomas
- 1 Called Manders
- Jimmy Lloyd
Variety previously reported that MLW's deal with REELZ wraps after ten weeks. REELZ subsequently stated that no decisions had been made by either side. More information is available here.
Fightful will continue to monitor the situation provide more information as it becomes available.
Catch up on our coverage of the March 21 episode of MLW Underground here.
Click here to check out Fightful's new interview with MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone.