Former MLW World Champion Tom Lawler is finishing up with Major League Wrestling.
MLW owner Court Bauer announced the news on Twitter. He wrote: “I want to thank @FilthyTomLawlor for his two years with @MLW. Tom was a day zero guy that helped relaunch the league in October 2017. I wish him continued success with the next chapter of his career. First class dude who despite being filthy is somehow all class at the same time.”
Lawler announced on Twitter that he would not be taking any more bookings in 2019. This would indicate that there is interest from another promotion, likely WWE or AEW since Impact Wrestling allows there wrestlers to work on non-televised independent shows. Dave Meltzer confirmed in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Lawlor would be finishing up with MLW in December. Meltzer also noted that Lawlor and MLW had been working on a new contract for months but a new agreement couldn’t be reached.
Prior to his full-time wrestling career, Lawlor fought for UFC. The 10-7 MMA star defeated Low Ki for the MLW World Championship in February and lost it to Jacob Fatu in July.