It looks like the Orlando wrestling scene is heating up. The return of Major League Wrestling as a wrestling promotion was considered a success. MLW: One-Shot was a sold out show at the GILT nightclub in Orlando earlier this month and they’ve already announced plans to run MLW: Never Say Never in December.
But it doesn’t look like MLW CEO Court Bauer will be stopping there. Bauer told Jay Reddick of The Orlando Sentinel that he is exploring a full-time return to the wrestling scene with monthly shows in Florida.
“We were really happy with the first show at Gilt,” Bauer told The Sentinel. He continued, “We see the chance to grow in Florida, and using Orlando as a base of operations makes sense.”
I think it’s a good idea. After all, PWG is doing great in Southern California and they’ve been able to sell out most of their shows by using social media and word of mouth. Orlando also has a dedicated fanbase that attends Impact Wrestling and NXT TV tapings so this seems like a no-brainer. Bauer also noted that the Central Florida area is the home to many wrestlers including Ricochet and Shane Strickland.
MLW: One-Shot is available now at MLW.tv for $4.99. The show features Tony Schiavone’s return to broadcasting professional wrestling. He was joined by former WWE announcer Rich Bocchini. Schiavone will return for MLW: Never Say Never on December 7.
Click here to read the full Orlando Sentinel interview with Bauer.