MLW just announced that MJF will challenge Teddy Hart for the MLW World Middleweight Championship next Thursday, July 25 in NYC when the promotion heads back to the Melrose Ballroom for Never Say Never. MJF was the first-ever World Middleweight Champ and the Burberry baddie wants to double-up on MLW gold after he and Richard Holliday defeated both Hart and Brian Pillman Jr. to win the Tag Titles on the last episode of Fusion. MLW’s full announcement is below:
One-half of the new World Tag Team Champions MJF wants more gold and on July 25, the bigmouth New Yorker will look to become a double champion when he challenges for the title he never lost in the ring: the World Middleweight Championship.
MLW today announced a World Middleweight Title Bout: World Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart vs. MJF 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 http://www.MLWTickets.com.
The first-ever World Middleweight Champion MJF has never gotten over Teddy Hart walking around with “his” World Middleweight Championship. So much so, MJF has run his mouth calling Hart a “fraud” – and that’s one of the more polite terms used when the trust fund kid trolls Hart on social media and in the press.
Hart will be attempting a record-setting 5th title defense when the two clash in New York City Thursday July 25.
The Dynasty enter the title bout with significant momentum. In the last month, the Dynasty all have won championship gold in MLW: Alex Hammerstone winning the National Openweight Championship and MJF along with Holliday defeating the Hart Foundation in a ladder match in Chicago.
The last time MJF and Hart battled for the championship, Hart was the victor… only for Richard Holliday to crash Hart’s post match interview and along with MJF pummel the champ. Thus began the era of the Dynasty.
Nearly a half year later, the landscape has changed. Dynasty has defeated the Hart Foundation for the World Tag Team Championships. Brian Pillman was defeated in the National Openweight Finals. Now, MJF looks to clinch the elusive World Middleweight Title. Can he?
Find out 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.
MAAASigned for July 25:
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Jacob Fatu (c) vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
LA Park vs. Jimmy Havoc
Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher
WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT
Teddy Hart (champion) vs. MJF
Austin Aries vs. Ace Austin
Rey Horus vs. Bestia 666 (presented by Salina de la Renta)
Low Ki vs. Jimmy Yuta
Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include: Brian Pillman Jr. • World Tag Team Champions The Dynasty • Ross & Marshall Von Erich • National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone • Mance Warner • Hijo de LA Park • Ricky “El Sicario” Martinez • Air Wolf • Savio Vega • Konnan • Myron Reed • Jordan Oliver and more!