MLW CEO Court Bauer confirmed in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that the promotion is slated to hold a set of TV tapings in October with the plan to air the new programming in early November.
The filming will take place at an undisclosed East Coast venue.
“The hibernation is over,” said Bauer. “We’ll air in November on a weeknight in primetime on Fubo Sports Network, and our content will also be available on DAZN, which includes exclusive content, and Saturday nights on beIN. As for the filming, we’re not going to publicly announce our location. If fans were to show up, it would just cause a wave of complications with the COVID protocol, but we are very excited to return for our fans.”
Bauer noted that the promotion has solidified their plans to safely hold TV tapings during the COVID-19 pandemic as they’ve hired COVID Compliance Officer and there will be frequent testing.
“We’re going to test before everyone gets on a plane, when they land, and then again during the tapings. We’ll be cleaning the trucks and the set every day. We have a protocol to follow, and we will ensure that guidelines will be met to keep everyone safe. That will include scheduling, transportation, locker room social distancing, and wearing masks, which will apply for talent, staff, and production.”
Bauer noted that they will have somewhat of a Raging Bull setting for the tapings.
MLW World Champion Jacob Fatu, Tom Lawlor, Alex Hammerstone, Myron Reed, Salina de la Renta, Richard Holliday were mentioned as names to appear. Brian Pillman Jr. was listed as well.
Bauer also teased possible additions from AAA and New Japan Pro Wrestling.