NEW YORK -- Major League Wrestling (MLW®) and former World Heavyweight Champion "Filthy" Tom Lawlor have agreed to a new exclusive multi-year agreement.
Joining the league with its seminal return in 2017, Lawlor has emerged as one of the most respected and popular wrestlers in the league, dethroning Low Ki in February to win his first World Heavyweight Championship at SuperFight.
"We went into extra innings to get this deal done," said Court Bauer, MLW CEO Court Bauer. "Tom's talent, passion and leadership are second to none. We're all beyond pleased to have his continued presence in MLW for years to come."
"After months and weeks of trying to figure out the next step in my career, I have come to the conclusion that indeed there is no place like home, and no where that I would rather continue to swing for the fences than in Major League Wrestling," said Tom Lawlor. "I’m happy to announce that myself and management have come to terms that will keep me in the ring with the top talent, wrestlers, and fighters under the MLW banner. While I was able to reach the peak of the mountain and become world champion in the past, I have since realized that there are entire new ranges for me to conquer and I look forward to getting to the summit alongside the fans and supporters of MLW. Stay filthy!"
Lawlor, an MMA fighter turned top ranked wrestler, will next compete at the Opera Cup in New York City on December 5 at the Melrose Ballroom.
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 also airs on StarTimes in Africa.
MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Salina de la Renta, Ross & Marshall Von Erich, CONTRA Unit, Alex Hammerstone, MJF, 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.