MLW President Court Bauer has been teasing a big distribution deal for his promotion over the last few months.
On Tuesday, it was reported by Dave Meltzer and Josh Nason of F4Wonline that Major League Wrestling has signed a deal with the United States version of DAZN.
Per the report, there’s no word yet on the details of the deal – length and financials. It should be noted that MLW has been available in some international markets via DAZN in the past.
Also, MLW will continue to air their flagship show, Fusion, on beIN Sports every Saturday and for the time being, on YouTube as well.
MLW will be part of DAZN’s regular weekly schedule as future live shows will air on DAZN in the United States. The streaming service uploaded several episodes of MLW Fusion and their recent Opera Cup event on Tuesday.
PWinsider.com reports that MLW had been in discussions with ESPN about potentially bringing programming to some of ESPN’s platforms since early 2020. However, talks slowed once ESPN started to air previous WrestleMania events.
This marks the first pro wrestling promotion to air shows on the American version of DAZN. MLW now joins other sports leagues on the streaming service in the United States. It should be noted that DAZN did a deal with WWE back in 2017 to air Raw, SmackDown, and other programming for Japanese audiences.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, MLW has had to postpone several of their events. Currently, the promotion has scheduled its next set of TV tapings for October in Dallas, TX.