MLW has announced the return of former MLW World Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima at the MLW One Shot show. MLW issued the following:
NEW YORK / TOKYO — MLW in association with New Japan Pro Wrestling today announced the highly-anticipated return of former MLW World Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima at MLW: ONE-SHOT live and exclusively on FITE+ Thursday, December 7 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City.
🎟 Grab tickets at http://www.MLWNYC.com and at Eventbrite.
20 years after blazing a path unlike any other, the first MLW World Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima returns to Major League Wrestling live and exclusively on FITE+!
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Kojima’s first match back will be revealed shortly.
Satoshi Kojima, a living legend in the world of professional wrestling, carved his indelible mark on Major League Wrestling during a pivotal period, where his prowess, charisma, and connection with the fans converged to create an unforgettable chapter in the promotion’s history.
In the annals of MLW, Satoshi Kojima is immortalized as the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion. His arrival signaled a new era, and his victories in the early years played a pivotal role in establishing MLW as a force to be reckoned with in the wrestling world.
Kojima’s title fights became the stuff of legend, with each match cementing MLW’s reputation as a breeding ground and world showcase for top-tier fighters. Fans were swept up in “Kojimania,” a fervent following that transcended borders, testifying to the global appeal of this Japanese wrestling icon.
A true international defender as the World Heavyweight Champion, Kojima’s commitment to MLW extended beyond American soil. He defended the World Heavyweight title with pride in Japan, facing formidable opponents such as Johnny Smith, Ohtani, and John Tenta. Defending the title in All Japan Pro Wrestling, WMF and Zero-One solidified Kojima’s status as a true global wrestling ambassador and forever cemented the title’s status as a world title.
In February of 2005 Kojima held both the Triple Crown Heavyweight and the IWGP Heavyweight titles, a first in pro wrestling. In 2022 Kojima journeyed to Pro Wrestling NOAH where he captured the GHC Heavyweight Championship to complete a rare championship grand slam.
Now, 20 years after his meteoric rise in MLW, Satoshi Kojima makes a triumphant return to the league. The stage is set for him to once again etch his name in the history books as he pursues a historic feat – becoming the first-ever two-time MLW World Heavyweight Champion. The anticipation is palpable as Kojima, the Bread Club Warrior, steps back into the spotlight to ignite a new era in MLW. The legend continues, and the legacy of Kojimania is poised for a glorious resurgence.
Lock in your tickets now at http://www.MLWNYC.com and see it go down Thursday, December 7 in New York City.
FIGHTLAND FITE+ CARD
World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Kane (champion) vs. Matt Cardona (with Saint Laurent)
FUSION TV TAPING BOUTS
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
The Bomaye Fight Club
World Tag Team Champions The Calling Rickey Shane Page & AKIRA
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor
World Middleweight & CMLL World Historic Welterweight Champion Rocky Romero
Salina de la Renta
World Featherweight Champion Janai Kai
Miyu Yamashita of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling
1 Called Manders
Brett Ryan Gosselin
Saint Laurent and the World Titan Federation
Plus MORE to be announced in the days ahead!
More athletes and matches will be announced at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $15 at MLWNYC.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
*** SPECIAL 7PM START TIME ***
General Public Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. with a special bell time of: 7:00pm.
DAY OF EVENT INFO
The schedule for the event is as follows:
5:30 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:00 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:00 p.m.: Showtime
The world of MLW never stops. See you at the Melrose Ballroom for Major League Wrestling!
MORE ABOUT THE MELROSE BALLROOM
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.
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MLW, in collaboration with New Japan Pro Wrestling, has announced the return of former MLW World Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima at the MLW One Shot show. This highly-anticipated event will take place on Thursday, December 7 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City and will be exclusively streamed on FITE+.
Satoshi Kojima, a living legend in the world of professional wrestling, made a significant impact on Major League Wrestling during a pivotal period. His skills, charisma, and connection with the fans created an unforgettable chapter in the promotion’s history. Kojima is immortalized as the first-ever MLW World Heavyweight Champion, marking a new era for the organization.
Kojima’s title fights became legendary, solidifying MLW’s reputation as a breeding ground and world showcase for top-tier fighters. His matches garnered a fervent following known as “Kojimania,” which transcended borders and showcased the global appeal of this Japanese wrestling icon.
As a true international defender, Kojima defended the World Heavyweight title with pride in Japan, facing formidable opponents such as Johnny Smith, Ohtani, and John Tenta. His commitment to MLW extended beyond American soil, defending the title in All Japan Pro Wrestling, WMF, and Zero-One. These accomplishments solidified Kojima’s status as a global wrestling ambassador and cemented the title’s status as a world title.
In February 2005, Kojima achieved a rare feat by holding both the Triple Crown Heavyweight and the IWGP Heavyweight titles simultaneously. In 2022, he captured the GHC Heavyweight Championship in Pro Wrestling NOAH, completing a championship grand slam.
Now, after 20 years since his meteoric rise in MLW, Satoshi Kojima returns to the league with the goal of becoming the first-ever two-time MLW World Heavyweight Champion. The anticipation for his return is palpable, as fans eagerly await his reignition of “Kojimania” and the beginning of a new era in MLW.
The MLW One Shot show will also feature other exciting matches and appearances by top athletes and talent. Some of the confirmed participants include Alex Kane, Matt Cardona, Jacob Fatu, Rickey Shane Page, AKIRA, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Rocky Romero, Salina de la Renta, and many more. Additional athletes and matches will be announced on MLW.com.
Tickets for the event are available at MLWNYC.com, starting at $15. The event will have a special 7 PM start time, with doors opening at 5:30 PM for early entry ticket holders. The Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City, New York, will host the event, providing a premier venue for live performance and entertainment shows.
Major League Wrestling (MLW) is a sports media holding company that offers television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets across the United States and Mexico, showcasing a diverse range of professional wrestling styles and athletes from around the world.
MLW’s programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including MLW Fusion on beIN Sports in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom. The organization continues to grow rapidly and provides fans with monthly premium live events exclusively streamed on FITE+.
For more information about MLW and upcoming events, visit MLW.com and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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