Tom Lawlor promises palm trees, Kalua pork, and spam during Filthy Island from Hawaii.
For months, Major League Wrestling has been teasing the idea of Filthy Island. A take on UFC’s Fight Island, Filthy Island will be hosted by Tom Lawlor and is set to take place in Hawaii. The event is scheduled to feature fight that mesh the worlds of mixed martial arts and professional wrestling.
Speaking with DAZN, Tom painted a preview picture of what the aesthetic of this event will be, promising plenty of food and atmosphere true to the Hawaiian culture.
“There's definitely going to be palm trees, that's for sure. We have a full range of concessions ready to go. Some of the island delicacies like Spam, Huma Huma Nuku, Abba Wah. A lot of different items that are indigenous to the Hawaiian islands. We will also have Kalua Pork, and there's going to be tons of stuff by catering. Maybe there'll be some margaritas. It depends on what people like to drink. Maybe some Mai Tai's will be there. You asked about some women. There will be some hula skirts.
“There's been rumors people have been talking and saying because it's in Hawaii, the locals are into this, that they back the Von Erichs, and they're not going to support this. But that's not true whatsoever. We're going to have men, women, children, fish, everyone and everything is going to be there supporting us. I can feel it. I can feel like they're going to come out of the woodwork.”
Lawlor concluded, "I'm going to give you some insider information. We've actually secured the services of a local champion, 14-time Polynesian Pacific Champion, Mauna Loa will be in action taking on Dominic Garrini. Everybody out there who thought that we're not going to get some of the best fighters from around the world, we got the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gold medalist Dominick Garrini, 14-time Polynesian Pacific champion Mauna Loa. That's going to be a fight that everybody wants to see and that's only one of many.”
Fightful will have live coverage of Filthy Island on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.