Lots of history will be made when Major League Wrestling is in Miami on Dec. 13 and 14 at the Scottish Rite Temple.
The Miami debut of MLW is history-making in itself, but there’s more.
The legendary Konnan, a Miami native who has worn many hats in the pro wrestling business, steps into the ring for the first time in 10 years. That’s history, too.
Furthermore, in front of the hometown crowd, he challenges Low Ki for the MLW title on Dec. 14, and if he captures the title, history will be rewritten.
Both nights are FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS. On Dec. 14, MLW will add to the historic evening with its first live broadcast special on beIN SPORTS.
Konnan, 54, talks about preparing for his first match in 10 years, an MLW title match against Low Ki (presented by Salina de la Renta). He also discusses wrestling in Miami, working with MLW tag champs Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix and more. Click below.
Konnan, who debuted in 1987, talks MLW, his Miami homecoming, the in-ring return, Low Ki, how to celebrate a victory in Miami, working with AAA, University of Miami football and more. Click below.
An icon in Mexico, Konnan has starred for AAA, CMLL, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, MLW, WCW and more.
His three decades-plus in the sport have been prolific. The inaugural CMLL World Heavyweight Champion, Konnan was a crossover star in Mexico appearing regularly on television and in music videos. He was the Hulk Hogan of Mexico.
In the early 90s, Konnan co-founded AAA Lucha Libre where he would be a perennial main eventer defeating the likes of Jake the Snake Roberts to claim his hair, main eventing the AAA When Worlds Collide pay-per-view, shattering box office records in Mexico and California and becoming a staple in America as a member of the nWo and LAX.
A trailblazer, Konnan became a guiding light for emerging luchadores looking for worldwide stardom including Rey Mysterio, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix and countless others. Today, Konnan serves as the consigliore for the World Tag Team Champions Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix.
Away from the ring, Konnan has also enjoyed success as a popular podcaster on the MLW Radio Network.
Also, Konnan’s popular no-holds barred podcast, “Keeping it 100 with Konnan,” on The Jericho Network on Westwood One is co-hosted by Glenn Gilberti (Disco Inferno).
Signed for MLW’s December
Double-Shot Miami Debut:
NEVER SAY NEVER - DEC. 13:
Pentagon Jr. (with Konnan) vs. Teddy Hart of The New Hart Foundation (with Dave Boy Smith Jr. and Brian Pillman Jr.)
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE IN MIAMI
LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Sami Callihan
NO ROPES, NO HOLDS BARRED FIGHT
Filthy Tom Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch
(MLW debut) Dragon Lee vs. Rich Swann
Rush vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland
(MLW debut) DJZ vs. Hijo de LA Park ((presented by Salina de la Renta)
(MLW debuts) Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett
Plus, Low Ki, Tommy Dreamer, Barrington Hughes, Kotto Brazil, the Dirty Blondes (Michael Patrick and Leo Brien) and Colonel Robert Parker and more.
ZERO HOUR - DEC. 14:
NO DQ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT
Konnan vs. Low Ki (c) (presented by Salina de la Renta)
4-WAY WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP LADDER MATCH
MJF (C) (with Aria Blake) vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Jason Cade vs. Andrew Everett vs. Dezmond Xavier
Rush vs. Rich Swann
SINGAPORE CANE MATCH
Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
400-pound Ace Romero vs. 469-pound Barrington Hughes
More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.
beIN SPORTS To Air First Live
MLW Fusion Special in Miami
On December 14, Major League Wrestling will make history with its first live broadcast special taking place in Miami to air on beIN SPORTS.
Viewers can expect the unexpected as MLW and beIN SPORTS bring pro wrestling to live TV featuring Tony Schiavone calling all the live action for the first time since 2001 on cable network television.
The night will feature a double main event as the leader of Los Ingobernables Rush fights Rich Swann. The second main event will feature a high-intensity World Middleweight Championship ladder match with current World Middleweight Champion MJF vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett vs. Jason Cade.
Preceding the main event will be the CMLL Lightweight Champion Dragon Lee against DJZ.
Fans who tune-in will also be treated to appearances throughout the star-studded special by MLW World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki, Filthy Tom Lawlor, Salina de la Renta, the New Hart Foundation and more.
MLW’s holiday gift for South Florida
For just $20 fans will be treated to a special holiday combo 2-night ticket where fans can see both the Dec. 13 (MLW: Never Say Never) and Dec. 14 (MLW: Zero Hour) shows. This general admission ticket gives you a $10 savings.
Tickets start at $15 at MLWTickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office.
General Public doors open at 6 p.m. with a bell time of 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, 471 NW 3rd St., Miami 33128.
MLW on beIN SPORTS
MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Fridays 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on beIN SPORTS (with replays at 11 p.m. ET) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: Tony Schiavone, the New Hart Foundation, Low Ki, Konnan, LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, Tommy Dreamer, Filthy Tom Lawlor, Rush, Joey Ryan, Kotto Brazil, Shane Swerve Strickland, Simon Gotch, Barrington Hughes, Colonel Robert Parker and more.
MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day. MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.
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