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NYC to host first Opera Cup in over 70 years
Tickets on sale next Monday August 5 at OperaCup.com
NEW YORK — Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.
The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).
Teddy Hart inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Hart has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.
After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returns December 5th as MLW hosts the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The event will be a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Tickets go on sale Monday August 5 at OperaCup.com.
Entries will be revealed later this fall on MLW FUSION and MLW.com.
The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.
Scheduled to appear on the December 5th card in New York City (but not necessarily in the Opera Cup):
World Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart
World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu
World Tag Team Champions The Dynasty
Davey Boy Smith Jr.
National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor
Ross & Marshall Von Erich
Brian Pillman Jr.
Hijo de LA Park
More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.
The event will be a Major League Wrestling: FUSION television taping for beIN SPORTS, FreeSports in UK and Ireland as well as EGO TV in Israel and StarTimes in Africa.
Tickets go on sale August 5. Buy tickets at OperaCup.com.
Tickets start at just $20. There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 P.M.) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW fighting athletes.
Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.
General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 at OperaCup.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.
About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.
The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Saturday nights 9pm ET / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Wrestling fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch FUSION on FreeSports Tuesday nights at 10pm. In Israel, FUSION airs at 6:10pm on Ego Total.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Ross & Marshall Von Erich, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, CONTA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner, Richard Holliday and many more.
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