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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

Tracy Williams vs. Tony Deppen Opera Cup: Stage 1 Signed For MLW April 6 In NYC

Major League Wrestling today announced 2023 Opera Cup: Stage 1 match: “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams vs. Tony Deppen at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City's Melrose Ballroom.

🎟Buy tickets at and on Eventbrite.

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

Stage 1 of the 2023 edition of the Opera Cup will showcase the sweet science of grappling as two top level technicians make their MLW debut.

Brooklyn’s “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams, pound-for-pound one of the most gifted grapplers and strikers in the sport, will mix it up with the infamously antagonistic Tony Deppen.

Deppen, a 14-year veteran, is a dynamic all-around wrestler, winning championships from the US to Japan.

Who will advance to stage 2 of the Opera Cup and fight for the coveted 108 year old trophy? With the stages high and their reputations on the line, expect a classic Thursday, April 6th in NYC at MLW War Chamber’23.


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

2023 OPERA CUP: Stage 1:

“Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams vs. Tony Deppen

Billie Starkz vs. B3CCA

Mandy León vs. Clara Carreras

Signed to appear:

World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone


World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team

Mr. Thomas

Mance Warner

Matthew Justice

1 Called Manders

Rickey Shane Page



Sam Adonis


Tickets start at $15 at 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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