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Brian Pillman Faces Biggest Threat To Date In Alex Hammerstone Next Saturday In Chicago


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CHICAGO –  Brian Pillman will face his biggest challenge in his young, prodigious career as the 2018 Rookie of the Year takes on 6'3" newcomer Alex Hammerstone in Chicago next Saturday.

MLW today announced Brian Pillman vs. Alex Hammerstone for MLW: Intimidation Games at Cicero Stadium. The event will air live on beIN SPORTS on Saturday night March 2nd.

Tickets start at $10 at http://www.MLWTickets.com

"Many believe both of these wrestlers are future World Champions," said MLW CEO Court Bauer. "You have two franchise players colliding in what could be a snapshot of MLW's future. Both have distinct styles and are hungry to show the world they've arrived."

Pillman, a member of the Hart Foundation, recently defeated Tommy Dreamer in a bitter months long feud but is he ready for the power and ferocity of Alex Hammerstone?

A self proclaimed franchise, Hammerstone dominated in his MLW debut this past weekend on MLW FUSION (WATCH) using power wrestling to destroy his opponent.  The Phoenix pro wrestler now looks to showcase his agility, power and technical innovation as he takes on the unstoppable force that is Brian Pillman Jr. 

Who is the future? Find out live in Chicago March 2nd at Cicero Stadium as MLW presents a live network special INTIMIDATION GAMES for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).

Tickets to witness the event live in Chicago start at $10 at MLWTickets.com.  Tickets will also be available  day of show at the box office unless the event sells out in advance.

Buy General Admission tickets starting at $10 at MLWTickets.com.

Signed thus far for MLW INTIMIDATION GAMES in Chicago:

STEEL CAGE WORLD TITLE REMATCH: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor (champion) vs. Low Ki (presented by Salina de la Renta)

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The Hart Foundation (champions) vs. MJF & Richard Holliday

¡LUCHA LIBRE: World Showcase Match! Lucha Bros. (with Konnan) vs. Team AAA: Taurus & Laredo Kid

DEATH MATCH! LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Mance Warner

¡LUCHA LIBRE! Puma King vs. Hijo de LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)

BATTLE RIOT QUALIFYING MATCH DJZ vs. Ace Austin

FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Alex Hammerstone

Plus: Gringo Loco • Daga • CONTRA Unit: Simon Gotch, Jacob Fatu & Josef Samael • Rey Horus • Ace Romero • Myron Reed • Ariel Dominguez and more!

More matches and wrestlers will be announced at MLW.com.

Tickets start at $10 at MLWtickets.com.  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.MORE ABOUT CICERO STADIUM: An institution in fighting for decades, Cicero Stadium is conveniently located 8 miles from downtown Chicago and very close to the Pink Line. You can get to it from both Interstate Highways 290 and 55.

There is stadium seating, which means there is virtually no bad seat in the stadium.

The venue is located at: 1909 S Laramie Ave Cicero, IL 60804

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 290, take the Laramie exit heading South and travel 6 blocks. The Stadium will be on the left and you can find parking both North and South of the venue for only $5.  From Interstate 55, take the Cicero exit and head north until 22nd Street. Take a left and then a right on S. Laramie Ave. Travel three blocks to Cicero Stadium and parking is both north and south of the venue for $5.  

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Take the CTA Pink Line to the last stop (54th/Cermak) going South. The station is located between 54th Avenue and Laramie Avenue, just north of Cermak Rd. Walk two blocks north and you’re at the Stadium.Contact: Andy Seeley Head of Media Relations Andy@mlw.com

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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 Fusion airs on Tuesday nights at 6:10pm on Ego Total in Israel. 

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, LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Ace Romero, Konnan, 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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