MLW just announced that none other than Savio Vega will be facing Alex Hammerstone for the National Openweight Championship at the upcoming Never Say Never event in New York City at the Melrose Ballroom on July 25. Vega is already the reigning Caribbean Champion and the 30-year veteran will be looking to head home with another set of gold on the shoulder. Full announcement is below:
Champions will clash in Queens next Thursday when the newly crowned National Openweight Champion wrestles the reigning Caribbean Champion Savio Vega in an MLW sanctioned National Openweight title bout.
MLW today announced National Openweight Champion Alex Hammertsone vs. Caribbean Champion 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.
“Vega specifically asked for this fight and given his 30 year resume, Savio is more than a worthy challenger,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “This is going to be an unorthodox, unpredictable encounter in Queens.”
In the 90s Savio Vega hit New York City like a cyclone. Relocating to the South Bronx from Puerto Rico, the “Pride of Puerto Rico” became one of New York’s most beloved wrestlers. Now, Vega returns as the Caribbean Champion, a celebrated legend of Puerto Rico.
Alex Hammerstone, the defending champion, will be tasked with trying to manage the tenacious brawling style of Vega, a legendary scrapper known for his hardcore wars all over Puerto Rico. Can the Phoenix powerhouse impose his power and youth to shut down Vega’s famous stamina, explosive striking and experience? We will get the answer on July 25th.
Vega has the opportunity to reign supreme as a double champion by dethroning Hammerstone to bring the National Openweight title back to San Juan, Puerto Rico. In order to do so, he’ll have to overcome not only Hammerstone but possibly the other members of the Dynasty.
Can the savvy Vega out scrap, out wit and out wrestle Dynasty’s franchise player?
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.
Signed 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)
NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION VS. CARIBBEAN CHAMPION
Alex Hammerstone vs. Savio Vega
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 • Mance Warner • Hijo de LA Park • Ricky “El Sicario” Martinez • Air Wolf • Konnan • Myron Reed • Jordan Oliver and more!