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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga


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CHICAGO –  Saturday night’s closing moments of FUSION on beIN SPORTS shocked many as a self-proclaimed new dynastic duo of MJF and Richard Holliday left their mark with the distinction of being the first to put a ding in the seemingly unstoppable Hart Foundation.

Since then, league officials have been in contact with both parties and matchmakers have brokered a match for Chicago to settle their issues in the ring.  

MLW today announced the World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation vs. MJF & Richard Holliday 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

Following the much-anticipated title bout to determine the true undisputed World Middleweight Champion, FUSION correspondent Kaci Lennox was standing by for an interview with the reigning champ Teddy Hart when things went awry (WATCH).

As Kaci began to interview the triumphant Hart, the 6’3” frame of Richard Holliday flew into frame as a haymaker connected and dropped Hart.  Holliday followed up by bludgeoning Hart with repeated kicks as MJF made his way to the back and quickly joined in on the likely orchestrated attack.

MJF and Holliday would go on to use a chair on Hart several times as they dragged the champ’s crumpled body around the 2300 Arena.  Hart would ultimately be left in a heap of injuries as MJF and his accomplice Holliday sent a message: there is a new threat to the Hart Foundation in MLW... and perhaps a new dynasty in the making.

Of course, MLW officials also sent a message: fining both MJF and Holliday $1,000 each for the attack… which both flippantly paid within moments of the sanctions coming down. Clearly money is not a concern for the self-proclaimed dynastic duo of MJF and Holliday.

Why the attack? For months MJF has run his mouth about Hart and his checkered past.  MJF has repeatedly run down Hart and while the brash 22-year old has a lot of confidence and has accomplished much, did anyone imagine MJF was this dirty of a strategic player.

Holliday, another young up and coming affluent athlete from Connecticut has long been connected to MJF in social circles.  Smug, arrogant and like two entitled frat boys, Smug, arrogant and like two entitled frat boys, you won't find a more unlikeable duo.

Another question many are asking: was the attack strategic?

It would appear so.  With Brian Pillman Jr. and Davey Boy Smith Jr. both in Calgary participating in a 90-year celebration of pro wrestling in the community, Teddy Hart was on his own walking into the title fight.

With an opportunity to strike with force, many believe MJF and Holliday targeted Hart upon hearing Pillman and Smith were in Canada and not present for the title match.

The Hart Foundation, never at a loss for words, have called out the self proclaimed “dynasty” and have offered to fight them in the ring, in the streets, in the locker room – anywhere, anytime.

Holliday and MJF, currently in Palm Beach for a golf tournament, told yesterday morning they believe they are the true dynasty and not the “thug” Hart Foundation.  Both citing they are younger, more marketable and “frankly better than all 3 of the Hart Foundation,” MJF and Holliday don’t seem overly concerned by the Hart Foundation’s tough talk.  In fact, they seem amused.

Move over wolfs of Wall Street, MJF and Holliday are unapologetically arrogant and seemingly unstoppable in their pursuit of success.

Which team is a true dynasty?  Which one will leave with championship gold in Chicago? 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  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

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)

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

More matches and wrestlers will be announced at

Tickets start at $10 at  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

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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