Competitors Announced For MLW’s National Openweight Championship Tournament

Major League Wrestling issued the following press release announcing the four competitors that will compete for MLW’s newest prize: the National Openweight championship. Alexander Hammerstone, Brian Pillman Jr, Gringo Loco, and Rich Swann will face-off in singles matches until a winner is crowned. Check it out below.

The road to crowning the inaugural National Openweight Champion will kick off this coming week on MLW Fusion, with Major League Wrestling revealing the brackets for the tournament.

Over the next 2 weeks on MLW Fusion, 4 wrestlers will compete with two advancing to the finals on Saturday June 1st at the Waukesha County Expo Center in the greater Milwaukee area at  MLW: Fury Road 2019.

MLW matchmakers have revealed the semi-final bouts:

  • Alexander Hammerstone vs. Gringo Loco (This week on MLW Fusion)
  • Rich Swann vs. Brian Pillman Jr. (Next week on MLW Fusion)

More about the four semi-finalists:
Alexander Hammerstone
 enters the tournament undefeated, with the member of The Dynasty dominating the competition since he debuted in Philadelphia earlier this year.

Gringo Locohas impressed matchmakers with big outings against LA Park and wins against the likes of Myron Reed and Puma King. Now the luchador looks to claim his first major championship.

Rich Swann is a polarizing figure in the sport.  A decorated wrestler who has competed around the globe, Swann recently defeated Lance Anoa’i and had a strong showing in the 2019 Battle Riot.

Brian Pillman Jr. enters the tournament with key wins over the likes of MJF.  Pillman would like nothing more than to bring a third championship back to the Hart Foundation.

The National Championship is an openweight division, where there is no weight limit and fighters with a dramatic difference in size can compete against each other.

With all weight classes eligible to compete for the championship, the championship match-ups are endless.

See the first National Openweight Champion crowned June 1st in the greater Milwaukee area. Tickets start at just $10 at

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Buy General Admission tickets starting at $10 at signed for June 1st:“Filthy” Tom Lawlor & ??? vs. CONTRA UnitNational Championship FinalsSigned thus far for MLW FURY ROAD:LA Park • Hart Foundation • Low Ki • Salina de la Renta • Hijo de LA Park • CONTRA Unit • Mance Warner • Alex Hammerstone • MJF • Ricky Martinez • Gringo Loco • Rey Horus • Jordan Oliver • Daga • Air Wolf and more!Matches and more wrestlers will be announced at Tickets start at $10 at  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance. General Public Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of: 7:00 p.m.

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