The pro wrestling world has a lot of moving parts, and now MLW fans will notice a change. This could also mean a change of appearance is coming to the show, because their venue is moving.
Fightful reports that MLW’s effective residency in Philadelphia is ending after Superfight, except for their connection with WaleMania. Most MLW shows have been in Philadelphia since late 2022, with a few in New York and Tijuana.
MLW has upcoming shows in New York on February 29, Tampa/St. Petersburg on March 29, and Chicago on May 11. The plan is to visit more cities rather than frequently returning to Philadelphia.
“Fightful has learned that MLW’s effective resident in Philadelphia is coming to a close after Superfight, outside of their presence and involvement with WaleMania. The majority of MLW shows have emanated from Philadelphia since late 2022, with the exception of a few New York shows and Tijuana.”
“MLW already has New York on the slate for February 29, Tampa/St. Petersburg for March 29, and Chicago for May 11. We’re told that they plan on traveling to more cities as opposed to returning to Philadelphia nearly as often.“
MLW has been around since 2002, but they took a multiple year break as Court Bauer worked in other areas of the pro wrestling business. The return of the company several years ago was a big surprise, and welcomed in the indie wrestling world, and they are continuing to this day.
MLW is also coming off big settlement with WWE. The specifics of that settlement were not revealed, but the company has been spending some money lately.
We will have to see what is next for MLW. They could stand for a bit of a mix-up when it comes to their venue, but they might also lose those hardcore fans who show up on a regular basis.
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