Major League Wrestling

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Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling, Inc.
Acronym MLW
Founded 2002
Defunct 2004[1]
Style hybrid wrestling
Founder(s) Court Bauer

Major League Wrestling (MLW) was a professional wrestling promotion that operated from 2002 to 2004. MLW produced 34 television shows called 'Underground TV', which ran between April 7, 2003 and February 14, 2004. These shows were hosted by Joey Styles and consisted of pre-taped matches from prior events. Major League Wrestling now operates as a "sports property that produces broadcast and digital content within the professional wrestling category."[2]

Professional Wrestling Promotion[edit]

MLW's mission was to present itself as an alternative to sports entertainment. Founder Court Bauer described MLW's product as "the most violent, hard-hitting action mixed with cutting edge storylines creating a counter culture attitude that only MLW can deliver to its rabid fans."[3]

MLW Radio[edit]

MLW now operates as a "sports property that produces broadcast and digital content within the professional wrestling category.".[2] MLW produces podcasts available through MLW Radio.

Free Podcasts[edit]

  • MLW Radio
  • Jim Cornette Experience
  • Bauer & Pollock
  • Talk'n Shop

Premium Podcasts[edit]

  • Writers Room
  • Kevin Sullivan's Helluva Deal
  • MLW Radio EXTRA
  • Jim Cornette's Drive-Thru

Championships[edit]

MLW World Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Shane Douglas 1 June 15, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Douglas defeated Vampiro and Taiyō Kea in a 3-way match to become the first champion.[4]
Vacated September 2002 Douglas refused to defend the championship, as per order of Referee John Finnegan after Douglas' attempt to throw down the championship at MLW's inaugural event.[4]
Satoshi Kojima 1 September 26, 2002 New York City, New York Kojima pinned Jerry Lynn to win the vacant MLW World Heavyweight title.[4]
Mike Awesome 1 June 20, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida [4]
Steve Corino 1 June 20, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Corino challenged Awesome to an impromptu match, immediately following Awesome's victory over Kojima. Corino claimed that Awesome had promised him backstage before his win a shot at the title whenever Corino wanted one.[4]

MLW Global Tag-Team Crown (GTC) Championship[edit]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond 1 May 9, 2003 Orlando, Florida C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond defeated Steve Williams and P.J. Friedman to become the first champions.

MLW World Junior Heavyweight Championship[edit]

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Sonjay Dutt 1 September 19, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dutt defeated Christopher Daniels to win the title.

References[edit]

  1. ^ - Court Bauer says the Major League Wrestling venture is "at an end"
  2. ^ a b http://mlw.com/about.html
  3. ^ "MLW Underground announces new deal". SLAM! Sports. April 23, 2003. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Martin, Fin (August 2003). "Major League Wrestling". Power Slam Magazine (Lancaster, Lancashire, England: SW Publishing LTD). pp. 22–23. 109. 

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