MLW has moved swiftly to sanction CONTRA after their involvement in the Heavyweight Championship Match on Wednesday, March 31.
On that night, Jacob Fatu put his title on the line against Calvin Tankman. Towards the end of the match, Daivari entered the ring, and while the referee was corralling him, Fatu grabbed the CONTRA flag and hit Tankman over the head. He proceeded to hit a moonsault for the pin and win.
MLW issued a statement (seen below) stating that Daivari has been suspended for 2 months for his involvement in the match and that CONTRA has been fined an undisclosed amount.
“The prestige and integrity of championship bouts is paramount to the league,” said MLW CEO & Founder Court Bauer. “What went down in the closing moments of Tankman-Fatu was outrageous.”
Many share Bauer’s sentiment with CONTRA’s conduct during and perhaps before the match, with Tankman suffering food poisoning. However, it was the closing moments of the championship bout that enraged many with Daivari’s involvement having a direct impact on the outcome of the championship fight.
Now, league officials are holding CONTRA accountable. Moments ago, the league suspended Daivari for 2 months for his involvement in the outcome of the title fight. Further, the league has fined CONTRA Unit an undisclosed amount.
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