Major League Wrestling (MLW) recently announced, via a press release, that "The Boss of the Plains" 1 Called Manders will be the next participant of the company's Battle Riot V Event set to take place on Saturday, April 8th from inside the legendary 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Battle Riot Match is described as a mixture of the Royal Rumble Match and a Street Fight and will feature 40 competitors, with the winner earning a future shot at the MLW World Heavyweight Title. The MLW World Heavyweight Title is currently held by Alexander Hammerstone.
You can check out the full press release below:
(PHILADELPHIA) — Major League Wrestling today announced 1 Called Manders as a participant in the 40-wrestler Battle RIOT V when MLW returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8.
🎟 Grab tickets at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office. Tickets start at $15.
The ninth participant in Battle RIOT V is official and it’s the 1 Called Manders!
From the Cornfields of Iowa, the 1 Called Manders has been hitting highways and raising hell in towns coast-to-coast and along the way built quite a reputation.
Standing 6’1”, this rawboned “Boss of the Plains” is a versatile wrestler. Manders can brawl with the best of them and switch gears and do just about anything from grappling to tossing a literal kitchen sink at his opponents.
A member of the Second Gear Crew alongside Mance Warner and Matthew Justice, there may be no tougher trio in the sport.
A former Iowa Hawkeye, playing football at an elite level, Manders is one cowboy you don’t want to cross paths with.
A certified hoss, the 1 Called Manders is known for his heavy hitting style – and leaving his adversaries in a heap of wreckage. Tipping his hat as he cracks open a beer, reminding all there are two guarantees in this life: death and lariats.
40 wrestlers will riot in Philly as one combatant looks to outlast 39 others and earn a world title shot anytime, anywhere against Alex Hammerstone.
Battle RIOT entrants:
Rickey Shane Page
1 Called Manders
More entrants and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at MLW.com.
WHAT IS THE BATTLE RIOT?
A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.
There will be surprises! There will be legends! There will be WTF entries… and there will be no disqualifications!
Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope.
Anything is possible in a Battle Riot!
WHAT DOES THE WINNER GET?
The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime! It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!
More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.
Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8. Buy tickets at http://MLW2300.com. 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.
MEET AND GREETS
There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
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
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MORE ABOUT THE VENUE
2300 Philadelphia (previously named the 2300 Arena, 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
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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 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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