MLW have officially announced that they have been forced to postpone their Battle Riot III event until next year.
Originally scheduled to take place at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on December 5, the show has been suspended due to COVID-19 concerns and rescheduled for April 10, 2021.
The 2300 Arena in Philadelphia once served as the legendary ECW Arena.
The statement from Major League Wrestling read:
Dec. 5 event rescheduled for April 10
Major League Wrestling today announced its December 5th event in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena has been postponed and rescheduled due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.
All tickets purchased for the originally scheduled date will be honored for April 10 with all ticket holders guaranteed the same seat(s) and location.
The new date is Saturday, April 10th at the 2300 Arena.
The health and welfare of all MLW fans, athletes, crew, and staff are our highest priority.
MLW has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation with medical experts and city and state officials. With virus cases hitting all-time high numbers coupled with the potential for tightening of public gathering restrictions, MLW has been advised to postpone this event.
We wish you all continued health during these trying times and look forward to seeing you back at the matches soon.
In the meantime, we invite you to join us this Wednesday as MLW returns with all-new episodes of MLW FUSION at 7pm ET.
MLW Battle Riot is headlined by a 40-Man Battle Royal in which the victor receives a golden ticket which he can cash in at any time of his choosing for a shot at the MLW World Heavyweight Championship.
Similar to WWE’s Royal Rumble, though participants can be eliminated via pinfall, submission or being thrown over the top rope with both feet touching the floor.
‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor won the first Battle Riot in 2018, with LA Park prevailing last year and cashing in against Jacob Fatu in a thrilling war at the company’s inaugural pay-per-view event, Saturday Night Superfight.
MLW The Restart will begin on November 18 on YouTube, Pluto TV, beIN SPORTS and several other mediums, headlined by Jacob Fatu vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr. for the MLW World Heavyweight Championship.