Main League Wrestling has a headline bout for subsequent month’s SuperFight card, Sports activities Illustrated has realized.
The primary occasion of SuperFight will see MLW champion Hammerstone defend his world heavyweight title towards Davey Richards.
The occasion will happen on Feb. 26 on the Grady Cole Heart in Charlotte and will probably be constructed round Hammerstone, who grew to become champion after dethroning Jacob Fatu in October.
The 31-year-old Hammerstone represents an integral constructing block for MLW. He has reliable dimension at 6’2″, and brings a powerfully numerous strategy to his in-ring fashion. He additionally understands the function of a champion, realizing it’s his accountability to hold the corporate—which is strictly what he plans to do as MLW builds to SuperFight.
“This can be a story individuals will make investments in,” Hammerstone says. “Davey is a veteran with extra expertise than nearly everybody on our roster. He’s now my new measuring stick, a check that’s offering a brand new problem for me as heavyweight champion.
“We’re presenting a brand new period in MLW. Davey’s rise right here has been meteoric, however I’m the highest of the mountain. Each of us are on the high of our recreation, and each of us are going to ship.”
Richards is a novel opponent for Hammerstone. When it comes to story line, the matchup is sensible—Richards has but to lose since arriving in MLW, and he captured the 2021 Opera Cup match. He additionally brings a wealth of expertise, wrestling on the highest of ranges for almost 20 years. Now 38, Richards has performed an essential function in Ring of Honor and Affect Wrestling, in addition to all through the indies and even had a run greater than a decade in the past in New Japan Professional-Wrestling. He had left professional wrestling in ’17 to pursue different passions, however the need to return to the ring finally introduced him to MLW.
“A possibility like because of this I selected to return again [to pro wrestling],” Richards says. “I didn’t come again to make pals. I got here to make historical past.
“I got here again to finish issues my approach—and my approach is being the perfect wrestler in the world. That will probably be signified by profitable the MLW world title.”
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