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Davey Boy Smith grapples with Timothy Thatcher July 25 in NYC

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:

DREAM MATCH LA Park vs. Jimmy Havoc

FIRST-TIME EVER 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! 

More matches and wrestlers will be announced at

The event will be a Major League Wrestling: FUSION television taping for beIN SPORTS, FreeSports in UK and Ireland as well as EGO TV in Israel.

Tickets are moving fast for MLW's return July 25 card. Buy tickets at

Tickets start at just $20.  There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 P.M.) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW fighting athletes.

Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.

General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets start at $20 at  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

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 Saturday nights 9pm ET / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  Wrestling fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland can watch FUSION on FreeSports Tuesday nights at 10pm.  In Israel, FUSION airs at 6:10pm on Ego Total. 

MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Ross & Marshall Von Erich, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, CONTA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, Mance Warner, Richard Holliday 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.  

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