Major League Wrestling has announced the following:
SHANE STRICKLAND PULLS TRIGGER ON REMATCH CLAUSE; WILL CHALLENGE FOR WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE IN CHICAGO
CHICAGO – 4 months after being dethroned by Low Ki for the World Heavyweight Championship, Shane “Swerve” Strickland has optioned his rematch clause. Strickland will challenge for the World Heavyweight Title at MLW’s Chicago debut on November 8th as part of its FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS the Cicero Stadium.
Shane Strickland’s World Championship Rematch is the second main event announced for the big MLW: FIGHTLAND card in Chicago November 8th.
Shane Strickland will face the winner of tonight’s World Championship fight where the reigning champion Low Ki defends against Daga in New York City at MLW: Fury Road.
Since the shocking title loss in July, Shane “Swerve” Strickland has faced immense adversity including a knee injury, a difficult grudge with Sami Callihan that saw him stretched prior to WAR GAMES® and questions if he truly is the ace of Major League Wrestling.
Those in Swerve’s camp see the rematch for the World Championship as an opportunity to change the narrative. For Strickland, this is a critical moment in his career. Winning the Championship would reverse his streak and pave the way for “Swerve” getting his mojo back.
Some feel activating the rematch provision the day he wrestles in a match to determine the true ace of MLW as a surprising gesture of over confidence. Some feel it sets the tone for tonight’s match where Strickland faces “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, a match promoted as determining the ace and true franchise for MLW. However, tonight could also start Strickland’s victory road to Chicago.
The stakes are high as Swerve looks to get his mojo back. Will he? Find out as he challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship at MLW: FIGHTLAND on November 8th in Chicago.
Tickets are on sale now at www.MLWTickets.com.
Signed thus far for MLW’s November 8th FIGHTLAND card:
WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE FIGHT:
Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix (c) cornered by Konnan
LA Park & Hijo de LA Park presented by Salina de la Renta
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT:
World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki (or Daga) vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland
The card will feature World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, World Middleweight Champion MJF with Aria Blake, Sami Callihan, Sammy Guevara and many more. Matches will be announced in the coming weeks at MLW.com.
Tickets start at $10 at MLWTickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the Cicero Stadium box office.
Be there live as MLW makes its Chicago debut with a national television taping.
General Public Doors Open: 6pm with a bell time of: 7pm.
MORE ABOUT CICERO STADIUM:
Located right outside of Chicago in Cicero, the Cicero Stadium is a short walk to the Pink Line and has several parking lots adjacent to the building. The historic Cicero Stadium has hosted professional wrestling and boxing cards for decades.
Cicero Stadium is located at: 1909 S. Laramie Avenue Cicero, IL 60804.
MORE ABOUT MLW:
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