Tom Lawlor to Compete in MLW: One Shot 2023

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Major League Wrestling (MLW) has announced Satoshi Kojima vs. Tom Lawlor for its MLW: One Shot 2023 show in New York City on December 7th.

You can check out the announcement below:


NEW YORK / TOKYO — MLW in association with New Japan Pro Wrestling today announced Satoshi Kojima vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (with Saint Laurent) at MLW: ONE-SHOT live and exclusively on FITE+ Thursday, December 7 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City.

🎟 Grab tickets at and at Eventbrite.

It will be a clash of two of MLW’s greatest world champions live and exclusively on FITE+! Sign up for your FITE+ subscription now and enjoy a FREE 7-day trial!

20 years after blazing a path unlike any other, the first MLW World Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima returns to Major League Wrestling where he will face one of the most dangerous sports entertainers in the World Titan Federation: Tom Lawlor.

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.

Similarly, it was “Filthy” Tom Lawlor’s 2019 MLW World Heavyweight Championship reign that coincided with MLW’s return to prominence.

Now the two mighty fighters ready to battle in the Big Apple, the same city where they both enjoyed some of their biggest triumphs in MLW.

Lock in your tickets now at and see it go down Thursday, December 7 in New York City.


World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Kane (champion) vs. Matt Cardona (with Saint Laurent)*

If Fatu wins title at FIGHTLAND, he will defend against Cardona. If Mance Warner beats Cardona in Loser Leaves MLW match at FIGHTLAND, Warner will challenge for title.

Satoshi Kojima vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (with Saint Laurent)



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

The Bomaye Fight Club

Jacob Fatu

Satoshi Kojima

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

Jesus Rodriguez

World Featherweight Champion Janai Kai

Mance Warner

Miyu Yamashita of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling

Matt Striker

1 Called Manders

Matthew Justice

Love, Doug

Delmi Exo

Tony Deppen


Kevin Blackwood

TJ Crawford

Griffin McCoy

Zayda Steel

Joe Dombrowski

Mane Event

Brett Ryan Gosselin

J Boujii

Saint Laurent and the World Titan Federation

Plus MORE to be announced in the days ahead!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

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


General Public Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. with a special bell time of: 7:00pm.

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!


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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Major League Wrestling (MLW) has recently announced an exciting match between Satoshi Kojima and Tom Lawlor for its upcoming MLW: One Shot 2023 show in New York City on December 7th. This clash between two of MLW’s greatest world champions is set to be a thrilling event for wrestling fans.

Satoshi Kojima, the first-ever MLW World Heavyweight Champion, is returning to Major League Wrestling after 20 years. His arrival in MLW marked the beginning of a new era and played a significant role in establishing MLW as a force to be reckoned with in the wrestling world. Kojima’s victories in the early years of MLW showcased his exceptional skills and made him an iconic figure in the promotion.

On the other hand, Tom Lawlor, known as “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, had a memorable reign as the MLW World Heavyweight Champion in 2019. His championship reign coincided with MLW’s return to prominence, and Lawlor’s dangerous and entertaining style of wrestling made him a fan favorite. Lawlor’s presence in the ring always guarantees an intense and action-packed match.

The match between Satoshi Kojima and Tom Lawlor will take place at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City, a city where both wrestlers have enjoyed significant triumphs in MLW. This adds an extra layer of excitement to the event, as fans can expect a high-energy showdown between two seasoned competitors.

MLW: One Shot 2023 will also feature other exciting matches, including the World Heavyweight Championship bout between Alex Kane and Matt Cardona, and various FUSION TV Taping Bouts. The event promises to showcase a diverse range of wrestling styles, with athletes representing different countries and fighting disciplines.

Fans can grab their tickets for MLW: One Shot 2023 at and Eventbrite. The event will be available for live streaming exclusively on FITE+. Wrestling enthusiasts can sign up for a FITE+ subscription and enjoy a free 7-day trial to catch all the action.

Major League Wrestling continues to grow rapidly, with its programming available in over 60 countries worldwide. MLW events feature a wide range of wrestling styles, including technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, MMA, and more. The promotion’s commitment to diversity and showcasing athletes from around the world has contributed to its increasing popularity.

For more information about MLW and its upcoming events, visit and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Wrestling fans can also stay updated with the latest news on or follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t miss out on the thrilling match between Satoshi Kojima and Tom Lawlor at MLW: One Shot 2023. Get ready for an unforgettable night of wrestling action in the heart of New York City!