Matt Riddle Accepts “Filthy” Tom Lawlor’s Challenge
It looks like we’ve got the first confirmed match for the upcoming MLW: Never Say Never live event.
Earlier this month at MLW: One-Shot, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor defeated Olympian Jeff Cobb in a very physical and hard fought contest. Afterwards, Lawlor called out another popular grappler with UFC experience: Matt Riddle.
MLW confirmed that the “King of Bros” was in talks about signing the match for Never Say Never. On Thursday, they released a video of Riddle formally accepting Lawlor’s challenge.
The news of this money match comes just days after the Orlando Sentinel reported that MLW is seriously considering running monthly shows in Florida.
MLW: Never Say Never is scheduled for December 7th from Orlando, FL at Gilt Nightclub. Tickets for the big event go on sale Friday morning at 10am Eastern at MLW.Eventbrite.com.
Lauren Van Ness vs. Santana Garrett and Sammy Guevara vs. Jason Cade have been added to the 12/7 MLW show in Orlando at Gilt Nightclub. Seth Petruzelli, the former UFC fighter, and Barrington Hughes, have also been added to the show.
Major League Wrestling presented their latest show, MLW: Never Say Never, on Thursday night from Orlando, Florida at GILT Nightclub. The VOD of the event will be available to be purchased for $4.99 this weekend at MLW.tv. Here are the results:
– Backstage before the event, an unknown female assailant injured Chelsea Green. Green required medical attention and was subsequently placed on the disabled list for the event.
– Serpentico pinned Snoop Strikes.
– Matt Riddle submitted Tom Lawlor via rear naked choke.
– Saieve Al Sabbah pinned Mike Parrow via brass knuckles.
– Jimmy Yuta defeated Vandal Ortagun via top rope flying elbow drop.
– Santana Garrett pinned Leva Bates with the Shining Star Press. After the match, an unknown assailant attacked Santana Garrett.
– Maxwell Jacob Friedman submitted Joey Ryan via Fujiwara Armbar.
– MVP pinned Brody King via pinfall.
– Sammy Guevara (managed by Salina de la Renta) pinned Jason Cade.
– Darby Allin & Jimmy Havoc defeated John Hennigan & Shane Strickland via pinfall in a no disqualification match after Havoc used a chain on Strickland. During the match, the unknown female assailant who attacked Santana Garrett and Chelsea Green earlier reappeared to help Darby Allin and Jimmy Havoc.
Stream and download the show on demand this weekend at MLW.tv.