MLW star and current National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone has signed a new multi-year deal with the promotion.
National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone has a new multi-year deal with Major League Wrestling that will see him stay major league for years to come.
“I don’t want to just make money and retire. I want to create a legacy. MLW has given me that platform,” said Alex Hammerstone. “Not only that, I still have a lot to do in this company. I still have a lot of goals. If you haven’t noticed someone has that World Heavyweight Championship and it ain’t me and that just don’t sit right.”
Hammerstone continued, “I have a platform here at MLW to explore everything I can to do and test myself against the best out there and that’s what it’s important to me. I want to thank everyone out there and hope you follow me on this journey.”
“This deal was one we needed to get done for the league and its future,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “We identified Alex as someone worthy of being tagged a franchise player. Alex is an exceptionally rare type of athlete and person. We are delighted he is calling MLW home for the foreseeable future.”
The Phoenix, Arizona powerhouse originally signed with the league in late 2018 and quickly climbed the rankings to become the inaugural MLW Openweight Champion on June 1, 2019. A founding member of the Dynasty, Hammerstone has remained undefeated in singles competition since his debut.
Hammerstone has dominated the MLW top 10, holding the #1 ranking for nearly a year having defended the championship against top ranked competitors from MLW, Japan, Canada and Mexico.
Hammerstone is one of the most praised names in wrestling right now, and someone that many are surprised hasn’t ended up in WWE or AEW due to his size and great work.
It’s definitely a big deal for MLW, as Hammerstone is someone who could be one of the faces of the promotion for years to come should he stay there.