Major League Wrestling

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

Major League Wrestling (MLW) was a professional wrestling promotion that marketed its presentation around hybrid wrestling, which encompassed and showcased many different forms of wrestling. 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."[1]

MLW Closes[edit]

MLW shut down in 2004. [2][3][4]


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.[5]
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.[5]
Satoshi Kojima 1 September 26, 2002 New York City, New York Kojima pinned Jerry Lynn to win the vacant MLW World Heavyweight title.[5]
Mike Awesome 1 June 20, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida [5]
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.[5]

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.


  1. ^ "MLW Underground announces new deal". SLAM! Sports. April 23, 2003. Retrieved August 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ - Breaking News: New Hart Promotion Debuts This June
  3. ^ 2004: THE YEAR IN REVIEW
  4. ^ - Court Bauer says the Major League Wrestling venture is "at an end"
  5. ^ 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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