Various: MLW Signs New TV Deal with beIN Sports, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, Indies

MLW Announces New Television Deal with beIN Sports

Major League Wrestling announced that they have recently signed a new television deal with beIN Sports to expand MLW’s presence into new major television markets in the United States.

Official press release:

beIN SPORTS to broadcast MLW on streaming and over-the-air channel in major markets, including LA, Chicago, Dallas

Major League Wrestling and beIN SPORTS expand agreement

(MIAMI, FL) — beIN SPORTS and Major League Wrestling have announced an agreement for MLW content to broadcast on its free streaming and over-the-air channel beIN SPORTS XTRA. MLW will air on beIN SPORTS XTRA on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. PT beginning on July 8, with its linear premiere 24 hours later on beIN SPORTS.

A free, 24/7 English language LIVE sports, news, analysis and highlights channel, beIN SPORTS XTRA brings everyone closer to the game.

beIN SPORTS XTRA is available on major streaming services such as Pluto TV, The Roku Channel, YouTube TV, Samsung TV Plus, Redbox, KlowdTV, TiVo, Vizio, XUMO TV, and more as well as on over-the-air television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, Atlanta, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Columbus, Las Vegas, and Austin, among others. For a full list of providers and markets, visit

“This partnership builds on our four-year relationship with beIN and will help drive awareness and give our fans the ability to access MLW content on multiple platforms,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “MLW on beIN SPORTS XTRA gives viewers access to MLW for free via streaming services as well as on over-the-air television in major markets, like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Dallas.”

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana. One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available worldwide on YouTube,, beIN Sports, Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom and in over 20 countries and counting.

MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.

For more information visit and follow MLW on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s Ignition Night 1 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which will air on New Japan World starting at 8:00PM EST.

  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament First Round match – Christopher Daniels & Yuya Uemura vs. The Factory (Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto)
  • Taylor Rust vs. JONAH
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship tournament First Round match – West Coast Wrecking Crew (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) vs TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls)

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that they will be holding an upcoming 6-man tournament called Race To The Chase with the winner to earn a title shot for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at their NWA 74 event on August 27-28 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Cody Rhodes recently announced that the Dusty Rhodes Foundation will be holding a meet and greet fan event at Starrcast’s Starrcast V convention on July 30-31 in Nashville, Tennessee.

As noted before, Ohio Valley Wrestling recently signed a deal with Netflix for the production of a new behind-the-scenes reality television series for the service. Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that OVW’s series for Netflix had been in the works for many months and the producers of the Last Chance U documentary series are currently involved in the production of this new series. It was also reported that the terms of OWV’s deal with Netflix includes Netflix being given the right of first refusal on the ability to gain OWV’s television rights. It was also reported that talent who were contacted for this upcoming series prioritized working on it over other bookings for this summer.

As noted before, former wrestler Tammy Sytch was arrested this past May in Florida following a police investigation into a fatal car accident involving Sytch this past March. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that the Sytch was recently given approval for a public defender for her DUI criminal case against her in Florida, based on recent court documents. Johnson reported that the State of Pennsylvania also recently issued a delinquency notice to Sytch stating that she was 1,183 days overdue in making payments towards her court costs in the state over separate DUI-related criminal cases in 2015 and 2016.

PROGRESS Wrestling announced that Pro Wrestling NOAH talent HAYATA will be making his official debut for the company at their Deadly War events on August 13th in Sheffield and August 14th in Newcastle, England.

Impact Wrestling announced that NJPW talent KUSHIDA will be making his official debut for the company at their Derby City Rumble event on July 15-15 in Louisville, Kentucky.

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding this year’s NJPW Strong themed Fighting Spirit Unleashed event on August 21st in Los Angeles, California.

NJPW also recently announced three new match for their NJPW Strong themed High Alert event on July 24th in Charlotte, North Carolina:

  • Clark Connors vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. El Desperado
  • Eddie Kingston vs. Jake Something
  • Heat Seekers (Elliot Russel & Sigmon) vs. LA Dojo (The DKC & Kevin Knight)

NJPW also recently announced one new match for the card of their Music City Mayhem event on July 30th in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • No DQ match – Jon Moxley vs. El Desperado

Over The Top Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Poetry Slam event on July 22nd in Dublin, Ireland:

  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship – LJ Cleary vs. PAC (c)

Terminus recently announced two new matches for the card of their Terminus 3 event on July 21st in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Jay Lethal vs. Baron Black
  • The Factory (QT Marshall & Aaron Solo) vs. C4 (Cody Chhun & Guillermo Rosas)

Starrcast recently announced a new match for the card of Ric Flair’s Last Match event on July 31st in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • The Von Erichs (Marshall & Ross Von Erich) vs. The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe)