Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alex Kane In No-Ropes Catch Wrestling Match Announced For MLW Superfight 2023

You can officially pencil in a new stipulation match for the first Major League Wrestling premium live event of the New Year.

On Wednesday, MLW announced the addition of Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alex Kane in a no-ropes catch wrestling match for their MLW Superfight 2023 special event in Philadelphia, PA.

MLW.com released the following announcement:

No Ropes Catch Wrestling Match! DBS vs. Kane in Philly

The ropes come down but will DBS go go to Suplex Island at SuperFight?

(PHILADELPHIA) — Major League Wrestling today announced a NO ROPES Catch Wrestling Match: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alex Kane (with Mr. Thomas) at MLW SuperFight’23 on Saturday, February 4 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

🎟 Tickets start at $15 at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office.

The first-ever NO ROPES Catch Wrestling Match in MLW history goes down next Saturday in South Philadelphia as Davey Boy Smith Jr. collides with the captain of the BOMAYE Fight Club, Alex Kane.

The ring ropes will come down as two of the best pound-for-pound grapplers square off in a catch-as-catch-can clash for the ages.

The true origins of MMA and No Holds Barred fighting, a no ropes catch wrestling bout has no rounds and no rules.

Noted for its brutal submission holds (“hooks”) and incorporating several English wrestling styles, catch wrestling is a violent form of combat sports. In catch wrestling, expect to see some of the most brutal tosses and suplexes ever. No wrestling holds or moves are banned, regardless of how dangerous they might be.

Catch wrestling, a grappling system and combat fighting style, was developed by J.G. Chambers in Britain in 1878. Billy Riley’s Snake Pit in Wigan, produced some of the sport’s all-time greatest catch wrestlers, including Billy Robinson.

A disciple of catch wrestling, Davey Boy Smith Jr. has trained under some of the all-time greats and is considered the torch bearer for this elite fighting style. Now, the captain of the British Bulldogs challenges the braggadocios leader of the BOMAYE Fight Club to a fight unlike any other in the history of MLW.

Will the Bulldog hook a submission and make Alex Kane tap?

Will Alex Kane suplex the 3rd generation Davey Davey Boy Smith Jr. into the crowd?

Find out LIVE Saturday night, February 4th at MLW SuperFight’23 in Philadelphia!

Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, February 4. Buy tickets at http://MLW2300.com.

World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone (Champion) vs. Jacob Fatu

Lio Rush vs. Davey Richards

Real1 vs. Mance Warner vs. Microman vs. ?

John Hennigan vs. Willie Mack


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Alex Kane (with Mr. Thomas)

DRAGONGATE Open the Twin Gate Championship Match
Big Boss Shimizu & Kzy vs. ???

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


Rickey Shane Page vs. 1 Called Manders

World Middleweight Championship
Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Delirious

The debut of B3CCA!

Some of the wrestlers and talent signed to compete and appear include:

Alex Kane and the Bomaye Fight Club

Davey Boy Smith Jr.

Samoan SWAT Team

Sam Adonis

Calvin Tankman

Billie Starkz

La Estrella

Cesar Duran


Plus MORE!

Buy tickets at MLW2300.com. Tickets start at $15. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

The schedule is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for First Row Ticket Holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime

2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.

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.