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“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR LOOKS FOR RETRIBUTION IN CHICAGO STREET FIGHT WITH SAMI CALLIHAN NOVEMBER 8 AT MLW FIGHTLAND
CHICAGO – After yesterday’s chaotic Chicago media day involving Sami Callihan attacking Tom Lawlor in a scheme seemingly hatched by Low Ki and Salina de la Renta, league officials have moved swiftly. In addition to heavy fines, MLW has acquiesced to Team Filthy’s request for a match November 8th in Chicago.
Chicago Street Fight: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Sami Callihan has been signed for Major League Wrestling FIGHTLAND in Chicago at Cicero Stadium. The November 8th card is an MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $10 at http://www.MLWTickets.com.
Moments before yesterday’s FIGHTLAND press conference was set to begin in Chicago, chaos ensued in the hallway behind the podium (read more). Soon, security swarmed as Sami Callihan was seen fleeing the scene. A commotion erupted as Low Ki caused a commotion while paramedics and league officials tended to Tom Lawlor.
The Chicago press conference was abruptly cancelled as a video surfaced (see above) that revealed Callihan cowardly attacking Lawlor from behind as Low Ki provoked the #1 contender.
League officials met with MLW CEO Court Bauer throughout the night (read more) to determine what disciplinary actions would be taken while Team Filthy demanded a match with Callihan. By early this morning, the league had set in motion the Chicago Street Fight bout as well as a “heavy” undisclosed fine.
Now, the #1 contender Tom Lawlor will meet the culprit who tried to crush his larynx with a baseball bat… and they’ll clash in a Chicago Street Fight in just 14 days.
Will Lawlor get payback or will with the 10-year UFC veteran be out of his league as he fights the dangerous brawler Callihan in a Chicago Street Fight?
Find out November 8th LIVE in Chicago at MLW: FIGHTLAND November 8th.
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)
LA Park & Hijo de LA Park presented by Salina de la Renta
REMATCH FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP:
World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland
CHICAGO STREET FIGHT!
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Sami Callihan
Rush vs. Sammy Guevara
~A BATTLE FOR RESPECT~
Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
NO DQ MATCH!
PCO vs. Brody King
Size Matters (Joey Ryan & Swoggle) vs. The Dirty Blondes
~DAVID VS GOLIATH~
Ace Romero vs. Marko Stunt
The card will also feature: Puma King, Teddy Hart, Myron Reed, World Middleweight Champion MJF with Aria Blake, Kotto Brazil, 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.
About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment. The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Friday nights 8pm ET / 5pm PT on beIN SPORTS (with replays at 11pm ET) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: Tony Schiavone, the Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, Mexico’s LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Tommy Dreamer, Salina de la Renta, Konnan, Joey Ryan, Konnan, Kotto Brazil, Shane “Swerve” Strickland, Barrington Hughes, Colonel Robert Parker and many more.
MLW is the parent company of the MLW Radio Network, the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day. MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.
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MLW Announces A Chicago Street Fight For 'FIGHTLAND'