Major League Wrestling is set to return.
MLW CEO Court Bauer confirmed to Sports Illustrated that the company will begin taping television content again in October and return to television in early November. An exact re-start date was not given. Filming will take place at an undisclosed East Coast venue.
“The hibernation is over,” said Bauer. “We’ll air in November on a weeknight in primetime on Fubo Sports Network, and our content will also be available on DAZN, which includes exclusive content, and Saturday nights on beIN. As for the filming, we’re not going to publicly announce our location. If fans were to show up, it would just cause a wave of complications with the COVID protocol, but we are very excited to return for our fans.”
Bauer went on to explain that there will be frequent COVID-19 testing and MLW will follow the proper protocols to ensure safety of the talent. It's also possible that the name of the show changes from MLW Fusion to MLW Underground, but Bauer would not confirm the name change.
“We’re going to have more of a Raging Bull setting,” said Bauer. “We’ve had the luxury to see what works in this era. Our competitors have been forced due to contractual obligations to put programming on the air every night of the week. For us, from a creative perspective, we have been able to recharge, assess and determine the best way to move forward. That is really going to enhance our viewing experience. We spent the whole summer building our business to emerge from the pandemic ready to run on a larger scale. It’s now the right time for us to safely get back to work, and our talent is going to put on a great show in our return.”
You can learn more about the protocols MLW is putting in place for its return by clicking here.
Fightful will provide more details on when MLW will return to television as they are known.