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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Prince Of Darkness Match Inked For MLW's New York City Return Next Thursday

Two of the most unpredictable and dangerous brawlers in the sport will enter the realm of darkness as they battle in the first-ever Prince of Darkness match in MLW and it goes down next Thursday in NYC. (buy tickets)

MLW today announced a Prince of Darkness Match: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner for the Opera Cup 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.

After repeatedly being blindsided by Jimmy Havoc, Mance Warner has issued a challenge to Jimmy Havoc and it has been accepted.

The two will compete in a match where anything is possible as they are both cloaked in thick black hoods in a spectacular and bizarre match where danger lurks at every corner.

Mance Warner and Jimmy Havoc have been involved in one of MLW’s most violent feuds of 2019. Havoc, a vicious British bloodletter, put the durable Bucknsort, TN brawler Warner in the hospital following a wild bunkhouse brawl.  

The two would then battle at SuperFight in a triple threat Stairway to Hell match that saw Warner defeat Bestia 666 only to be attacked from behind by Havoc.  This past week Havoc and Mance finally squared off 1-on-1 in a falls count anywhere in Orlando match and yet again Havoc found a way to blindside Mance after the match had concluded. 

What is a Prince of Darkness Match? Both competitors are hooded and must rely on their instincts, prowess and a little bit of luck  as they square off in combat virtually blind.

Two top ranked brawlers, both known for their uncanny high threshold for pain and chaotic fighting style, will unleash a new form of hell but only one can be crowned the true prince of darkness. 

See the Prince of Darkness Match LIVE in New York City December 5 as MLW presents the 2019 Opera Cup. Purchase your tickets at and be a part of history!

Matches signed thus far:

CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) vs. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie)

OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani


OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday


PRINCE OF DARKNESS MATCH Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner

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

Salina de la RentaWorld Tag Team Champions Ross & Marshall Von Erich“Filthy” Tom LawlorWorld Middleweight Champion Myron Reed and Injustice (Kotto Brazil & Jordan Oliver)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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