Major League Wrestling Signs Partnership Deal with ICM, Plans to Open New MLW Studios
Major League Wrestling recently signed a partnership deal with Hollywood talent agency ICM Partners, according to Deadline.
It was reported that ICM Partners will be helping MLW on their current plans to sign a new television and streaming deal during this year.
It was also reported that terms of the deal include plans for the opening of “MLW Studios,” which was stated to be a “multi-platform media studio focusing on original scripted and non-scripted programming.”
L.A. Park Comments on If He Plans to Resume Use of La Parka Name
As noted before, Jesus Alfonso Huerta Escoboza, who wrestled in Lucha Libre AAA as La Parka, passed away this past weekend at the age of 54. Escoboza was the second person to wrestle under the La Parka name following the original La Parka who now goes by the ring name of L.A. Park.
L.A. Park recently stated on Twitter that he has no plans to ever use the La Parka name again and feels it should only ever be used to pay respects to Escoboza’s memory and legacy.
“Nobody is going to fill the place that AAA La Parka left me or anyone else and the truth is you must respect that name so that Chuy Escoboza is never forgotten. I do not plan to recover anything, I only think that God received him in his holy glory. In life we fight until we can.”
Nadie va a llenar el lugar que la parka triple a dejo ni yo ni nadie y la verdad deven de respetar ese nombre para que chuy escoboza jamas sea olvidado yo no pienso recuperar nada solo pienso en que dios lo alla recibido en su santa gloria..en vida peleamos hasta donse se pudo..
— adolfo tapia ibarra (@laparktapia) January 14, 2020
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Major League Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Fightland 2020 event on February 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Jimmy Havoc
The National Wrestling Alliance announced the first match for the card of their Hard Times event on January 24th in Atlanta, Georgia:
– Nick Aldis vs. Flip Gordon