MLW Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu is reportedly staying with MLW for the foreseeable future.
According to a report from Marc Raimondi of ESPN, MLW re-signed Fatu to a contract extension that will keep him with the company into late 2025.
MLW CEO Court Bauer confirmed the news of Fatu's contract extension to PWInsider, saying, "What better way to kick off the second year of the MLW World Heavyweight Champion’s reign than a new long-term deal? To have Fatu locked up exclusively for what will essentially be the rest of his prime years in the sport is huge for the league, fans, Fatu and his family."
Fatu has been with the company since 2019 and is the longest-reigning MLW Heavyweight Champion in company history, having held the title since July 6, 2019 when he defeated Tom Lawlor. Fatu's most recent title defenses came against CIMA and Brian Pillman Jr..
MLW stopped running live events for months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Since then, the company has been airing re-runs of its old Underground series.
The promotion still has not announced an official return, but it previously stated that it is potentially looking at places such as Hawaii and Puerto Rico for events in 2021.