Tom Lawlor is in damage control mode.
MLW has announced that Lawlor will be appearing on the January 27 episode of FUSION to address rumors that big-name sponsors are pulling out of his tropical fighting extravaganza. Last week’s “Filthy Screwjob,” where Lawlor played a big part in Ross and Marshall Von Erich losing the World Tag Team Championship, along with the allegations that Team Filthy attacked ACH outside his gym days prior to his World Title opportunity has created both image and financial problems for the event. There is concern that these scandals will force Lawlor to seek out more economical options rather than the beaches of Honolulu.
Filthy Island is scheduled to take place on February 17, 2021.
Here is the official press release from MLW:
Tom Lawlor to address allegations & Filthy Island financial woes on FUSION
NEW YORK — Major League Wrestling ("MLW") today announced "Filthy Tom Lawlor will address the "Filthy Screwjob" and ACH attack allegations this Wednesday, January 27 at 7pm ET on MLW's flagship weekly series, FUSION, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, DAZN, and the Roku Channel. Learn more about where to watch.
Is Filthy Island fighting financial woes? That’s the question on everyone’s mind.
Rumors are swirling that the 2020 Opera Cup winner has gone from hosting Filthy Island on the beaches of Honolulu… to well, more economic options on the island.
MLW.com has learned that Lawlor is facing big sponsors, such as Reebok, Vitamins & Minerals and New Law Offices all pulling out of backing the MMA turned pro wrestler’s tropical fighting extravaganza.
The backlash to last week’s “Filthy Screwjob” where Lawlor played a big part in Ross and Marshall Von Erich losing the World Tag Team Championship has caused outrage amongst fans and the sporting media alike.
Then, there are the allegations that Team Filthy attacked ACH outside his gym days prior to ACH challenging for the World Heavyweight Championship. Many believe Lawlor was bitter ACH got the crack at the champ… as well as ACH’s affiliation with the Von Erichs.
With scandals snowballing for Lawlor and Team Filthy, sponsors affiliated with Filthy Island appear to want nothing to do with Lawlor or his event.
Never one to be shy about making his thoughts known, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor has asked to address the “unfounded allegations” this Wednesday on FUSION.
What will Tom have to say about the scandals?
Can Lawlor turn the ship around in time for the February 17 island extravaganza?
Find out this Wednesday on MLW FUSION at 7pm ET on YouTube, Fubo Sports and the Roku Channel.
Also scheduled for Wednesday's card:
•Caribbean Strap match for the Caribbean Heavyweight Championship: Savio Vega (c) vs. Richard Holliday
"Filthy" Tom Lawlor, Alicia Atout, the Von Erichs and more!
Fans can also watch nationwide on cable and dish via beIN SPORTS on Saturday nights at 10pm ET and on demand anytime, anywhere on DAZN.
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