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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Davey Richards vs. Johnny Fusion (F/K/A John Morrison) In Philly January 7

Major League Wrestling today announced a National Openweight Championship title fight: Davey Richards (champion) vs. Johnny Fusion (formally known as John Morrison) at MLW Blood & Thunder on Saturday, January 7 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

🎟 Tickets start at $15 at and the 2300 Arena box office.

The card is a FUSION TV taping, airing on beIN SPORTS nationwide on cable and dish, streaming on Pro Wrestling TV, and in over 60 countries around the world.

For the first time ever Davey Richards and Johnny Fusion will square off and it will go down with Richards' National Openweight Championship on the line.

Richards, who defeated Alex Kane to win the title in New York City, has lowered the draw bridge and crossed over to other promotions defending the title in the NWA and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Now, Richards puts the National Openweight Title up for grabs when he defends against a man he's never fought before in Johnny Fusion.

"The styles of each wrestler makes this title fight a fascinating match-up," said MLW CEO Court Bauer. " The technical excellence of Richards and the aerial blitz and showmanship of Johnny Fusion creates a match that guarantees to be a banger."

John Hennigan — whose surnames also include Morrison, Mundo, and Impact, will bring both substance and style when he steps into the ring on January 7th, competing under the name “Johnny Fusion.”

Will Fusion cement his return to MLW in gold? Or will Richards stack another victory to his list of border-free title defenses?

Find out LIVE Saturday night, January 7th at MLW Blood & Thunder in Philadelphia!

Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia's 2300 Arena on Saturday, January 7. Buy tickets at


World Heavyweight Championship

Alex Hammerstone vs. YAMATO (DragonGate)

Jacob Fatu vs. Ben-K (DragonGate)

National Openweight Championship

Davey Richards (Champion) vs. Johnny Fusion

World Tag Team Championship

Hustle & Power (EJ Nduka & Calvin Tankman) vs. Samoan SWAT Team

Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:

Alex Kane and the Bomaye Fight Club


Davey Boy Smith Jr. & The Billington Bulldogs

Lince Dorado

Women's World Featherweight Champion Taya Valkyrie


Mance Warner


Sam Adonis

Billie Starkz

Cesar Duran

The Samoan SWAT Team


La Estrella

Plus MORE wrestlers will be announced soon at

Buy tickets at Tickets start at $15. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.


The schedule is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for First Row Ticket Holders

6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)

7:30 p.m.: Showtime


2300 Arena (previously named Viking Hall, ECW Arena, New Alhambra Arena, Asylum Arena and The Arena) is a multipurpose indoor arena used primarily for professional wrestling, boxing, mixed martial arts, and concert events.

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana. One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available worldwide on beIN Sports, Pro Wrestling TV, Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom and in over 60 countries and counting.

MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.

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