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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Samoan Swat Team Enters The Battle Riot In NYC

Major League Wrestling today announced the Samoan SWAT Team's Lance Anoa'i and Juicy Finau as participants in the 40-wrestler Battle Riot as MLW returns to New York City's Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.

🎟Limited tickets are available at and on Eventbrite.

Joining the stacked list of participants in this year's Battle Riot is the Samoan SWAT Team’s Lance Anoai and Juicy Finau!

With all 3 members of the SST in the Riot, could the SWAT Team wreck shop and win the Riot?

If fate is on their side with their entry numbers, the Riot could get very interesting!

See the SST LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV!

Who will outlast, outfight, and out riot 39 other wrestlers and earn a title shot against the World Champion? Find out on June 23 in the Big Apple at the Melrose Ballroom.

Battle Riot Participants:

Jacob Fatu

Killer Kross

Lince Dorado

EJ Nduka

Calvin Tankman

Alex Kane

Marshall Von Erich

Ross Von Erich

Matt Cross

Richard Holliday

Juicy Finau

Lance Anoa'i

KC Navarro

Mini Abismo Negro

Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!

The featherweight division debut of Scarlett Bordeaux

More talent and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at


A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble, and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.

There will be surprises! There will be legends! There will be WTF entries… and there will be no disqualifications!

Elimination is by pinfall, submission, or by throwing an individual over the top rope.

Anything is possible in a Battle Riot!


The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime! It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

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


Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.


There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.


The schedule for the event is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders

6:30 p.m.: Doors open for the general public (all ticket holders)

7:30 p.m.: Showtime


Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.

Melrose Ballroom is located at 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

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. One of the fastest-growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available worldwide on YouTube,, and beIN Sports.

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