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MJF vs. Hammerstone Meet In Opera Cup Opening Round Dec. 5 In NYC

In a match no one expected, MLW matchmakers and the Hart family have selected MJF and National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone for an opening round Opera Cup match. (buy tickets)

MLW today announced MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone in an opening round match for the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on December 5. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at: You can learn more about the Opera Cup’s history here

For the first-time ever the Dynasty will clash as the Burberry wearing New York loudmouth MJF wrestles his fellow Dynasty team member and reigning National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone in a match that could forever alter the relationship between the two elitists.

All week Richard Holliday and his father/lawyer have attempted to derail the Opera Cup match.  MLW ultimately prevailed with the Hart family getting their wish of having the Dynasty fight each other in the historic opening round of the Opera Cup.

The Phoenix powerhouse has been stacking wins since marching into MLW earlier this year. Defeating the Hart Foundation and collecting the National Openweight Championship has put Alex Hammerstone in the rarified air as one of the most dominant forces in MLW.

MJF, who has been in the league for 2 years has enjoyed a reign as both the World Middleweight Champion and as World Tag Team Champions with fellow Dynasty member Richard Holliday.  MJF has been a fierce challenger since joining the league in October 2017.

The December 5 MLW event will feature the return of the Opera Cup tournament after a 71 year hiatus. Featuring 4 opening round bouts, the league has invited some of the best wrestlers from around the world to compete in this one night single elimination tournament.

With Holliday, Hammerstone and MJF forming the Dynasty in the spring, the trio of elitists have been virtually unstoppable while entangled in a bitter feud with the Hart Foundation.  Now, the Hart family may have the last laugh, given their influence on matchmaking for the Opera Cup.

Will the Dynasty crumble? Will the Dynasty endure and take home the Opera Cup? Find out LIVE in New York City. Buy your tickets today at:

Matches signed thus far: OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone


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

World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu

Davey Boy Smith Jr.

 Salina de la Renta

World Tag Team Champions Ross & Marshall Von Erich


“Filthy” Tom Lawlor

Timothy Thatcher

World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed and Injustice (Kotto Brazil & Jordan Oliver)

Richard Holliday

Mance Warner

Low Ki

Jimmy Havoc

And many more!

Tickets start at just $20 at  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 P.M. Showtime: 7 P.M.

ABOUT THE OPERA CUP Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.

The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).

Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats. 

After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returns December 5th as MLW hosts the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at Melrose Ballroom in New York City.  The event will be a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.

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 Fusion streams for free every Saturday night at 10pm ET on

MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: CONTRA Unit, "Filthy" Tom Lawlor, Ross and Marshall Von Erich, The Dynasty, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, Myron Reed and Injustice, Mance Warner, Austin Aries 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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