Paul Walter Hauser On Battle Riot Appearance: I Wouldn’t Be Doing This If I Didn’t Think I Could Win

Paul Walter Hauser is ready to riot.

On Tuesday, MLW announced Paul Walter Hauser as the latest entrant into the upcoming Battle Riot match in June. This will be Hauser's debut in MLW, but he won't be entering the match with any ring rust, as he has competed in four matches since making his wrestling debut in November 2023.

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While speaking to Sports Illustrated for a new interview, Hauser noted that he's excited to mix it up with the other Battle Riot entrants.

“I know I’m going to get clocked by somebody. I know I’ll be very vulnerable in that situation, but I’m also very excited. I don’t think people know the extent of my striking ability. I’m really excited to mix it up. I’ll play it smart and stick to my strengths.”

Hauser went on to state that he wouldn't be entering the Battle Riot match if he didn't think he could win.

“I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t think I could win. Wrestling Kojima, it would be an honor. He’s done so much, including being a two-time MLW champion. And now a tag team champion with [Shigeo] Okumura, too. I’m coming for him, but I’m coming for him with love.”

Learn more about Paul Walter Hauser being announced for MLW's Battle Riot match here.

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