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Former WWE star Simon Gotch to debut for MLW next Thursday night in Orlando

MLW issued the following press release:

ORLANDO – Simon Gotch will make his MLW debut next Thursday in Orlando at MLW: Road to the World Championship at Gilt Nightclub on February 8th.

Gotch, a tag team specialist, will unite with fellow “Team Filthy” member Seth Petruzelli to take on Jimmy Yuta and Jason Cade at MLW: Road to the World Championship.

A submission wrestling expert, Gotch compliments Petruzelli’s striking and knockout power as the duo look to solidify their presence in the emerging tag team division.

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor’s fight camp continues to grow with Simon Gotch officially joining Team Lawlor recently as noted on Instagram with Gotch being awarded his green belt at Petruzelli’s Jungle MMA Gym.

Buy tickets to see Simon Gotch’s debut next Thursday.

Tickets are on sale now at for MLW’s return to Orlando this February 8th.

Ticket prices range from $15-$45 with a limited number of “Golden Ticket” VIP Packages also available.

Matches signed:

Opening Round of the World Championship Tournament:
Matt Riddle vs. Jeff Cobb

Opening Round of the World Championship Tournament:
MVP vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor

Opening Round of the World Championship Tournament:
Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Brody King

Opening Round of the World Championship Tournament:
Jimmy Havoc vs. Maxwell Jacob Friedman

Grudge Match:
Sami Callihan vs. Darby Allin

Priscilla Kelly vs. Chelsea Green

Simon Gotch & Seth Petruzelli vs. Jimmy Yuta & Jason Cade

The following are also confirmed for MLW’s February 8th event:

•Low Ki presented by Stokely Hathaway
•Salina de la Renta
•Barrington Hughes
•Mike Parrow
•Saieve Al Sabbah
•Vandal Ortagun
•Rhett Giddins

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at

MLW: Road to the World Championship is an all ages event.

MLW: Road to the World Championship will be available by February 15th on demand to stream or download with Tony Schiavone and Rich Bocchini calling the action.  Learn more about at:

GILT is located at 740 Bennett Rd. in Orlando.

Dress code: There is no dress code for this event. If you stay for the after party at GILT there is a dress code of no hats, shorts or tank tops.

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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