Championship Match Announced For MLW's Upcoming War Chamber Event

MLW recently announced, via a press release, that MLW Middleweight Champion Lince Dorado will put his MLW Middleweight Championship on the line against Lio Rush at the company's 2023 War Chamber Event on Thursday, April 6th from inside the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. It was also noted on the press release that the War Chamber PPV, which is an MLW TV Taping, will air nationwide in the United States and in over 60 countries around the world.

You can check out the full press release below:

(NEW YORK CITY) - Major League Wrestling today announced a World Middleweight Championship match: Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Lio Rush at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom.

🎟Buy tickets at and on Eventbrite.

The card is an MLW TV taping, airing nationwide in the US and in over 60 countries around the world.

Winning the World Middleweight Championship in 2021, Lio Rush’s reign as champion was noteworthy for his rapid succession of title defenses against a who’s who. Rush’s prolific title reign including dethroning Laredo Kid in a high-profile inter-promotional clash, unifying the MLW World Middleweight and AAA Cruiserweight Championship.

Now “The Bad Child” is coming to New York City with bad intentions on taking the belt back home.

Another title defense another lituation for the World Middleweight Champion Lince Dorado. Dorado, who defeated Shun Skywalker to win the title in late 2022, has been enjoying a spectacular reign as champion… but the blistering speed and innovation of Lio Rush promises to put Dorado in the deepest waters he’s endured as champion.

Will the golden lynx pounce another challenger?

Will Rush regain the coveted gold he once wore around his waist?

See Lince Dorado vs. Lio Rush LIVE Thursday, April 6th in NYC at MLW War Chamber’23.


National Openweight Championship

John Hennigan (champion) vs. Jacob Fatu

Women’s World Featherweight Championship
Taya Valkyrie (champion) vs. Delmi Exo

Willie Mack vs. Real1

World Middleweight Championship
Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Lio Rush

Alex Kane vs. Shigehiro Irie

Billie Starkz vs. B3CCA

Signed to appear:

World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone


World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team

Mr. Thomas

Jacob Fatu

Mance Warner

Matthew Justice

1 Called Manders

Calvin Tankman

Rickey Shane Page


Davey Boy Smith Jr.


Sam Adonis

Mandy León


Tickets start at $15 at and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.


Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.


There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.


The schedule for the event is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime


Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.

Melrose Ballroom is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana.

One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the United States airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and MLW Fusion on Pro Wrestling TV in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.

MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.

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