MLW Never Say Never In NYC To Feature Davey Boy Smith Against Timothy Thatcher

MLW just announced that Davey Boy Smith will be the first to square off against the debuting technician, Timothy Thatcher in his debut match with the promotion at the Never Say Never Event in NYC. The announcement from MLW is below:

Davey Boy Smith grapples with Timothy Thatcher July 25 in NYC

MLW returns to the Melrose Ballroom in Queens for an MLW Fusion TV taping

For the first-time ever two of the best grapplers in the world will lock up in a dream match live in New York City on Thursday night July 25.

MLW today announced Davey Boy Smith vs. Timothy Thatcher for MLW: Never Say Never ’19 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on July 25. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at

Widely considered one of the best scientific pro wrestlers in the world, Timothy Thatcher is determined to leave his mark in the Big Apple in this dream match with high stakes. If Thatcher can clinch a win over the 6’6″ member of the Hart Foundation, the globetrotting grappler will fast-track his ascension in the rankings.

“For years many have asked what if these two world class athletes met in the ring,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “July 25th in New York that question will be answered.”

A master of catch wrestling training under Billy Robinson, Josh Barnett and Minoru Suzuki, Davey Boy Smith Jr. is a world class grappler. A multidimensional fighting athlete, Davey Boy cross trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing. Learning from the likes of Satoru Sayama – the Original Tiger Mask, this bulldog has bite and an array of ways to shutdown adversaries on the mat, striking, grappling or with his brute power.

See this dream match LIVE in New York July 25 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents an MLW Fusion TV taping (buy tickets). The card has a 7pm start time.

Signed for July 25:


LA Park vs. Jimmy Havoc


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher

Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include: World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu • Tom Lawlor • World Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart • Brian Pillman Jr. • World Tag Team Champions MJF & Richard Holliday • Salina de la Renta • Ross & Marshall Von Erich • National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone • Austin Aries • Mance Warner • Low Ki • Hijo de LA Park • Ricky “El Sicario” Martinez • Air Wolf • Ace Austin • Savio Vega • Konnan • Myron Reed • Jordan Oliver and more!