MLW have officially announced that Brian Pillman Jr. will challenge Myron Reed for the MLW Middleweight Championship as part of the company’s Restart on November 18.
The announcement came after MLW President and owner Court Bauer took to social media following his announcement of Jacob Fatu vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. to promise that more major bouts would unveiled as part of his company’s re-launch this month.
Brian Pillman Jr. and Myron Reed have been entwined in a storyline rivalry since December 2019, with sneak attacks and wars of words exchanged right up until the promotion were forced to take a break due to the pandemic.
MLW gave this official statement:
NEW YORK – Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) today announced it will present a double main event when its flagship series, MLW FUSION, returns next Wednesday November 18.
The reigning World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed will defend the title against Brian Pillman Jr. This title bout compliments the Davey Boy Smith Jr.- Jacob Fatu World Heavyweight Championship bout set to kick off MLW’s restart next Wednesday night.
MLW returns Wednesday night November 18 at 7pm ET with the premiere of FUSION on Fubo Sports and YouTube. 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. Learn more about where to watch.
“Pillman is more see through than a glass door, at the restart I’m gonna leave him on the floor,” said Reed.
Reed and Pillman have been entangled in a bitter feud since last December. Since then, Reed and Pillman have had a war of words… and a few steel chairs have been thrown at each other.
Reed, known as “The Young GOAT”, won the World Middleweight Championship November 9, 2019 in Orlando and has successfully defended the belt against some of the world’s top middleweights, including Japan’s El Lindaman and Mexico’s Drago.
Pillman will be moving down to the 205 and under division to challenge Reed for the fight.
With two huge championship matches already announced for November 18, all eyes now turn to Court Bauer and the MLW Tag Team Championships to see if current champions The Von Erichs will be challenged for their prestigious gold.