Court Bauer Says Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Jacob Fatu Was Initially Set For July
Major League Wrestling promoter Court Bauer reveals that the big match for his company’s restart, Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Jacob Fatu for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship was originally supposed to take place on pay-per-view this past summer.
The global coronavirus pandemic forced many promotions plans in pro wrestling to be put on hold and Major League Wrestling was no exception. Now, however, MLW is ready to restart tomorrow, November 18, with new programming that will be released on their YouTube channel and Fubo Sports in addition to multiple other platforms.
Speaking with DAZN, Court Bauer revealed that his headlining bout for the return of MLW Fusion, which features two performers with a long lineage in the sport of professional wrestling, was supposed to headline a pay-per-view event in July.
“This title fight was set to headline our July PPV this past summer, which would’ve been in Philly. When the pandemic hit, all of our matchmaking went out the window, but what stayed was the appetite for this big fight. The fans wanted it. Fatu and DBS wanted it. I wanted to go big and conceptually deliver a premium level event for free for The Restart. This isn’t a match that’s ever been done before, so what bigger main event can you kick things off with than this?”
He continued, “Styles make fights, and this one is the perfect matchup. Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s precision as a catch wrestler is untouchable. Add in his freakish strength, dexterity, pedigree, experience, and size and you have a complete beast. DBS is an exceptional athlete and has that rare killer instinct you just don’t see every day. Of course, he’s facing a guy who matches up perfectly in Fatu. Fatu has speed, durability, explosive power, and a fearless agility you don’t see in any sport. Fatu will hit the top rope and pop off something onto an opponent that defies gravity. There’s a reason no one has come close to taking that world heavyweight title from Jacob Fatu since he won it a year and a half ago.”
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