The Forbidden Door has opened for New Japan Pro Wrestling. New Japan stars have appeared for AEW and IMPACT as of late and now you can add MLW to that list.
It was announced today that New Japan’s Rocky Romero would be competing at Major League Wrestling’s Filthy Island event. He will be wrestling Gringo Loco at the event. Here is the official preview from the MLW website:
“HAWAII — Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today announced New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Rocky Romero vs. Gringo Loco for this Wednesday, February 17 at 7pm ET on Tom Lawlor’s Filthy Island MLW special, available on YouTube, Fubo Sports, DAZN, beIN SPORTS and the Roku Channel. Learn more about where to watch.
Filthy Island is officially an interpromotional extravaganza at sea with Rocky Romero confirmed to compete in one of the prizefights from paradise this Wednesday.
Representing New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Romero will take on lucha veteran Gringo Loco in singles competition.
While Lawlor claims there will be $10,000 purse for each and every winner, Filthy Island has been plagued with sponsors dropping out with rumors of financial woes persisting going into this week’s event.
‘With what I’ve heard about the state of Lawlor’s preparations for Filthy Island, I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends MLW’s relationship with New Japan,’ states Court Bauer.
What happens when Tom Lawlor promotes his first ever fight card?
Find out this Wednesday on Tom Lawlor’s Filthy Island at 7pm ET on YouTube.
Scheduled for Wednesday’s card:
• King of Knockouts 2: Low Ki vs. King Mo
• Azteca Jungle Fight: Mil Muertes vs. Savio Vega
• Rocky Romero vs. Gringo Loco
• TJP 1-on-1 Interview with Alicia Atout
Also scheduled: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Alicia Atout, Dan Lambert, NOT the Von Erichs and more!
Fans can also watch nationwide on cable and dish via beIN SPORTS on Saturday nights at 10pm ET and on demand anytime, anywhere on DAZN.”
‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor is at the head of this event and has been working with New Japan on their U.S. based show NJPW Strong dating back to the Summer.