Major League Wrestling ‘Confirms’ Daivari Is A Soldier For CONTRA Unit
MLW says they hope to have more details on the situation this Wednesday, January 13 at 7 pm ET on MLW’s flagship weekly series, FUSION, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, DAZN, and the Roku Channel.
A soldier in CONTRA’s war against MLW and a world of structure and perceived decadence, Josef Samael has threatened that this foot soldier vows to be CONTRA’s greatest warrior.
Former World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed was set to address the media to discuss the end of his historic reign as champion only for the unthinkable: CONTRA attacked.
World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu flanked by Simon Gotch and a new soldier in Daivari, pummeled both Reed and Jordan Oliver.
Gotch, who suspiciously no-showed his grudge match with Oliver at Kings of Colosseum, bludgeoned Oliver until the 21-year old’s ear bled. It became evident Gotch had no intention of fighting Oliver 1-on-1 and instead was part of this calculated attack by CONTRA.
Fatu punted Reed in the ribs numerous times as Daivari destroyed Reed’s chest protector. Injustice was taken to a nearby hospital where they were treated and released the following morning.
MLW.com will continue its coverage of this incident as warranted.
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Major League Wrestling is making plenty of deals in the streaming market, and Court Bauer says it’s all part of the promotion’s plan for the future.
Speaking with WrestleZone for the 2020 “Best For The Business” series, owner Court Bauer talked about the many deals the company has made over the past several months to establish themselves in the digital world, as well as keeping an identity in the traditional cable field. Signing deals with DAZN and Fubo Sports, among others, MLW continues to offer fans more ways to watch their content no matter where they live. Asked if all of this work is by design and a way to “future proof” MLW’s library, Bauer says that’s not exactly an easy task but they are actively looking at trends and establishing a stronghold in entertainment’s next step forward.
“MLW, for a lot of people, is the ‘best kept secret’ and I’m like, ‘That’s great. That’s a great compliment but I really don’t want to be a secret.’ I’m failing if we’re still a secret, so during this forced hibernation, I had a few goals. One of my goals was to take our cornerstone talent and negotiate new deals, get them more money, more years and it’s a win-win. The other thing was to get more eyeballs on the product, and so we entered into deals that brought us around the country and around the world. We’re now in 20+ countries like Poland, we’re throughout Africa, new deal in the UK, but the other thing was that I wanted to get into streaming. That’s the future, and our audience lives there more than traditional cable. I didn’t want to just be on one outlet,” Bauer said, “I wanted to be able to close deals where we’re on as many of these streaming homes as possible. We went to DAZN and close a deal there and they’re the ‘Netflix of sports’, now they have the upcoming Canello fight, they have ‘GGG’, they are huge. They have 8 million subscribers worldwide and they’re rolling out into 200 regions or territories this month, and John Skipper, the former head of ESPN runs it. FUBO Sports is backed by Viacom, Disney and they are going to be a major player. We’re just trying to continue to build out and grow our global footprint so more eyes are watching us.”
Check out our full interview with Court Bauer below: