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Ritual Combat Match Signed For MLW Battle RIOT VI In Atlanta, June 1

MLW today announced the first-ever Ritual Combat match: AJ Francis vs. Alex Kane (cornered by Mr. Thomas for MLW: Battle RIOT VI on Saturday, June 1 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA and presented live on YouTube.

🎟 Grab tickets at and at Ticketmaster.

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The first-ever Ritual Combat Match will go down live at Battle RIOT VI in Atlanta presented on YouTube.

In a clash fueled by animosity, Alex Kane and AJ Francis will go head-to-head in Ritual combat for the throne of Bomaye.

The rivalry between these two explosive and outspoken competitors has reached a boiling point, with Francis challenging Kane to face him in Ritual Combat before the elders. Kane, never one to back down from a challenge, swiftly accepted the challenge, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic confrontation.

The saga between Kane and Francis traces back to February, when Francis made a thunderous entrance into MLW, immediately targeting Kane with a barrage of verbal assaults. Their feud intensified at War Chamber, where Francis controversially secured a victory over Kane, prompting accusations of a fast count. In the aftermath, Francis orchestrated a calculated betrayal, persuading several members of the Bomaye Fight Club to defect to his side, leaving Kane to fend for himself.

Undeterred by betrayal and fueled by a relentless determination, Alex Kane, the stoic fight captain of the Bomaye Fight Club, is poised for redemption. Battle RIOT VI in Atlanta will serve as the battleground where Kane aims to settle the score once and for all with AJ Francis, determining once and for all who rightfully claims the throne.

Don't miss the first-ever Ritual Combat match between Alex Kane and AJ Francis, streaming live on YouTube for free, where history will be made and rivalries will be settled in the heart of Hotlanta.

Get your tickets now at or Ticketmaster and see it go down Saturday, June 1 in Atlanta.

Matches will be announced at

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

Battle RIOT VI live on YouTube card (9pm ET start)

Ritual Combat

AJ Francis vs. Alex Kane (cornered by Mr. Thomas)

Battle Riot VI match


Matt Riddle • Sami Callihan • Ernest “The Cat” Miller • Timothy Thatcher • Místico • Bobby Fish • Davey Boy Smith Jr. • Mads Krule Krugger • Paul Walter Hauser • Matt Justice • Jimmy Yang • CONTRA’s new Crusader • More to be announced soon!

beIN SPORTS card (7pm ET start)

MLW World Middleweight Championship

Místico (champion) vs. Star Jr.


General Public Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. with a special bell time of: 7:00pm.


5:30 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders

6:00 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)

7:00 p.m.: Showtime


Located in the heart of Atlanta, originally “Theatre Atlanta”, Center Stage was built in 1966. An iconic live performance venue in Midtown celebrating over five decades hosting music, comedy, wrestling, boxing, eSports, film and television recordings, and private events.

Center Stage is located at 1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.


1360 Peachtree Street Garage (reserve in advance)

1374 West Peachtree Street Garage

1372 Peachtree Street Garage


MARTA Arts Center Station (Red & Gold Lines)

Distance: 0.2 miles along West Peachtree Street

Uber / Lyft / Taxi: For your safety, please use 17th Street

(b/w West Peachtree St & Spring St)

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