Major League Wrestling (MLW) has revealed that an ‘open door policy’ is being introduced for non-contracted wrestlers to appear for the promotion.
As per the announcement, the policy, set to be instituted in December, is intended to give fans dream matches between MLW performers and wrestling free agents.
Promising that a percentage of matches on each card moving forward will include independent talent, MLW noted:
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) today announced that the league will install a new open door policy. The policy, engineered to deliver dream matches against MLW’s top contracted competitors, will commence this December.
Recognizing an unprecedented free agency market, MLW will open its doors to all who think they have what it takes to be major league and take on MLW’s greatest grapplers and champions.
While the majority of MLW’s roster features contracted competitors, a percentage of each card will now feature free agents, ensuring exciting and unpredictable matchups.
“Why allow your career to be at the mercy of the whims of a billionaire?” said MLW Matchmaker Cesar Duran. “I’ve always welcomed the hottest free agents to my arena. An open door policy gives MLW fans exciting dream matches against MLW’s best!”
With a wave of new, exciting free agents unexpectedly finding a need for work, MLW’s open door policy ushers in an era where MLW contracted talent will face the most in-demand freelancers.
“Whether they fight one night or 10 years in MLW, the open door policy will showcase and give exposure to a wide variety of talent and create the best cards for fans while creating…. opportunities,” continued Duran. “Who will step forth? Let’s find out!”
A number of stars have been released from their MLW contracts in recent months, including Leo Brien, Beastman and Jordan Oliver. In October, PWInsider reported that the promotion’s roster is being cut due to an edict by MLW President Court Bauer to shorten events.