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Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Tom Lawlor set for MLW: Blood & Thunder show

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Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor signed for MLW’s Orlando return on Saturday November 9

Special 4:00 bell time! Buy tickets starting at $20 at

ORLANDO — A fight over six months in the making will finally go down in Major League Wrestling as former World Heavyweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor enters the ring against the Hart Foundation’s Davey Boy Smith Jr. in a dream match.

Major League Wrestling today announced Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor for MLW: Blood & Thunder at GILT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on November 9. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS. The event has a special matinee bell time of 4:00pm with doors opening at 3:00pm to the general public.

Fans can buy tickets now at

Arguably the toughest and most dangerous athletes in MLW will collide in what promises to be a gripping grappling showdown between two top ranked heavyweight wrestlers.

“On November 9 in Orlando this rivalry commences in what is one of the biggest matches we can put together this year in MLW,” said MLW CEO/Founder Court Bauer.

Lawlor, an accomplished amateur wrestler, striker and submission artist will be tested by Smith’s size and expertise as a renowned shooter and disciple of catch-wrestling.

Lawlor’s versatility as a brawler and MMA fighter brings a unique dimension to the big bout however Smith’s power is seemingly unlimited as is his stamina and uncanny agility for his 6’5″ frame.

The braun of the Hart Foundation looks to continue his ascension in the heavyweight division. A win over Lawlor would accelerate his march towards a title shot. For Lawlor, a win over Smith would put the former World Champion one step closer to a third encounter against the undefeated World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu.

The brutal art of pro wrestling will be on display as two of MLW’s top ranked wrestlers clash. See it live in Orlando on November 9.

Ticket prices range from $20-$50 with a limited number of Platinum Packages also available.

This event is an all ages event.

There is no dress code for this event but bring your signs as cameras will be rolling for MLW FUSION on beIN SPORTS.

Media and miscellaneous inquiries for this event can be sent to:

Buy tickets starting at $20 at

Signed thus far for this card:
Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor

Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:
Ross & Marshall Von Erich • World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu and CONTRA Unit • Salina de la Renta • Mance Warner • Low Ki • The Dynasty • Jimmy Havoc • Douglas James • Injustice’s Myron Reed, Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil • The Hart Foundation • Gringo Loco • Zenshi and more!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

Tickets start at $20 at Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

General Public Doors Open: 3:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 4:00 p.m.
GILT is Orlando’s largest upscale nightclub and considered one of the city’s top high-end destinations. Recently undergoing a $1.5 million renovation, GILT is a state-of-the-art venue.

GILT is located at 740 Bennett Rd. in Orlando.

Parking: The venue has a parking lot. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a small fee for parking at the venue’s lot. Valet parking is also available at GILT.

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