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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

MLW Opera Cup Kicks Off April 6 In NYC


Major League Wrestling today announced the 2023 Opera Cup will kick off at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City's Melrose Ballroom.


🎟Buy tickets at www.MLWNYC.com and on Eventbrite.


The card is an MLW TV taping, airing nationwide in the US and in over 60 countries around the world.


Stage one of the 2023 Opera Cup will kick off in New York City April 6, league officials confirmed. Entries and alternates will be revealed shortly.


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 returned in 2019, hosted by New York’s Melrose Ballroom.


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.


See the opening round of the 2023 Opera Cup LIVE Thursday, April 6th in NYC at MLW War Chamber’23.


CARD


National Openweight Championship


John Hennigan (champion) vs. Jacob Fatu


Women’s World Featherweight Championship

Taya Valkyrie (champion) vs. Delmi Exo


Willie Mack vs. Real1


World Middleweight Championship

Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Lio Rush


Alex Kane vs. Shigehiro Irie


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman


Billie Starkz vs. B3CCA


Mandy León vs. Clara Carreras


OPERA CUP STAGE 1


Signed to appear:

World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone


Microman


World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team


Mr. Thomas


Mance Warner


Matthew Justice


1 Called Manders


Rickey Shane Page

AKIRA

Delirious


Sam Adonis


FBI


Tickets start at $15 at MLWNYC.com and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

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