The beIN Sports network will begin broadcasting Major League Wrestling: Fusion at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Friday, April 20 as part of its Friday Night Fury viewing packing (in English) in Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States.
The one-hour weekly show is poised for a 52-week run. Boxing and MMA are also part of Friday Night Fury on beIN Sports.
Rafael Torres, the senior director of Sports Programming at the Miami-based beIN Sports TV, discusses how MLW attracted beIN, the Friday Night Fury block, beIN attending the TV tapings and more.
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MLW, based in Orlando, is under the direction of former WWE writer Court Bauer. His writing team includes Mister St. Laurent and former WWE writers Alex Greenfield. Robert Karpeles, Bruce Prichard (Brother Love), and Nelson Sweglar.
The broadcast team is former WCW play-by-play announcer Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini, who is former WWE SmackDown and NXT commentator Rich Brennan.
As for the in-ring action, MLW features a solid mix of styles and talent -- from up-n-comers to established indie types to known names and veteran wrestlers.
That eclectic roster roster includes MVP, Low Ki, ACH, Darby Allin, Leva Bates, Dirty Blondes, Jason Cade, Maxwell Jacob Friedman, Santana Garrett, Rhett Giddins, Chelsea Green, Simon Gotch, Jimmy Havoc, Barrington Hughes, Vandal Ortagun, Matt Riddle, Shane Strickland, Matt Sydal, Mia Yim, and more along with stars from Lucha Underground and Mexico’s AAA.
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Major League Wrestling: Fusion is 8 p.m. ET /5 p.m. PT Fridays on beIN Sports (in English) in Canada, Puerto Rico and the United States. Replays are 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT Fridays, excluding opening night.
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