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By Mike Johnson on 2018-03-28 09:53:00

Former UFC fighter Tom Lawlor, who has been out of action after an injury in the ring required a steel plate and 12 pins to be put in his forearm, has been cleared to return to the ring.  He will be working the 4/12 MLW TV taping in Orlando, Florida at the Gilt Nightclub. has confirmed that Maxwell Jacob Friedman aka MJF, has signed a deal with MLW.  MJF was initially trained by Curt Hawkins and has had a nice run on the independents thus far with his pompous heel personality.

Set for the MLW TV taping on 4/12 in Orlando is Matt Riddle vs. Shane Strickland to determine the MLW champion, Rey Fenix vs. Penta 0M, Low Ki vs. the debuting Matt Sydal, Joey Janela & Sami Callihan vs. Jimmy Havoc & Darby Allin in a "Bogus Adventure" Match, plus Tom Lawlor, MVP, Mike Parrow, Santana Garrett and more.  For ticket information, visit

MLW: Fusion will debut on BeIN Sports on Friday 4/20 at 8 PM EST.

MLW will be represented over Wrestlemania 34 weekend in New Orleans with the latest edition of WaleMania.  The promotion issued the following in regard to that event:


NEW ORLEANS – “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry is coming to MLW: WaleMania IV on Thursday night April 5th at Republic NOLA at 828 S. Peters Street in New Orleans.

In what will be a monumental week for Mark Henry, the multi-time World Champion will kick off his weekend in style with MLW and Grammy nominated artist Wale.

Henry will participate in a special meet and greet exclusively for golden and platinum ticket holders from 7:00-8:30.  At 9pm, Mark Henry will join the MLW Radio x Post Wrestling LIVE panel hosted by John Pollock and Wai Ting. 

A limited supply of General Admission tickets are available for WaleMania IV in New Orleans on April 5th at TicketFly.

You can purchase your tickets now at:

WaleMania IV will emanate from Republic NOLA. More details can be found at

Don’t miss the wildest night of the year in pro wrestling. Be sure to get your tickets today as WaleMania has sold out each year in advance.

Experience the wildest night of the year in pro wrestling as Wale and the MLW Radio Network present WaleMania IV on Thursday night April 5th at Republic NOLA at 828 S. Peters Street in New Orleans.

There will be a live MLW Radio podcast featuring many pro wrestling luminaries, who will be announced over the next few months.  

The evening will also feature a live performance by Grammy nominated artist Wale, a meet and greet with a special guest for golden and platinum ticket holders, a New Orleans style after party and more.


  • 7pm to 8:30pm [Golden and Platinum ticket holders ONLY]: Meet & Greet party with special guest Mark Henry. You'll have early access to the venue and are guaranteed seats for the live podcast.
  • 9pm to 10:15pm [Golden, Platinum & GA ticket holders]: MLW Radio LIVE podcast with special guests including Mark Henry and more to be announced featuring a Q & A with fans.
  • 10:15pm to Closing [ALL ticket holders]: New Orleans style After Party featuring Wale performing LIVE! Party with pro wrestling luminaries and MLW Radio personalities. Bottle service is available.

Ticket prices range from $15-$150 with a limited number of VIP Packages also available. Limited tickets will be available at the door the night of the show unless there is a sell out in advance.

More information about ticket tiers and the event itself can be found at: 

Dress code: Republic NOLA is upscale but casual, classy and fashion forward. They do not permit hats, sports jerseys, tank tops or shorts on men, work boots, sandals or athletic wear of any kind. The dress code is at management’s discretion. 

Parking: Street parking is available on most surrounding streets. Nearby garages and lots vary between $10-$15 on most nights. 

Age: You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.  All ticket holders must present valid government identification upon entering venue.


WaleMania, created by Wale and Court Bauer, is a concept that blends the pro wrestling culture with an electric night of fan interaction, music, partying and memories that will last a lifetime.  

Since its inception in 2015, WaleMania has been the biggest, wildest party WrestleMania weekend featuring an MLW Radio live podcast with a guest of honor, several surprises and a Vegas style after party.  The evening is capped off by Wale taking the party to the next level with a live performance.  Every year WaleMania has sold out so get your tickets fast so you don’t miss the one of a kind experience.

On Thursday April 5th, a who’s who from wrestling and hip hop will come out to kick off the weekend in grand fashion as WaleMania IV.  

Wale is a Grammy nominated artist, with his hit 2015 album, The Album About Nothing going to number one on Billboard 200. Wale is the founder of Every Blue Moon, his imprint, which collaborates with an array of artists and talent across sports, art and entertainment culture.

MLW Radio Network features podcasts from the likes of Bruce Prichard, MVP, Tony Schiavone, Kevin Sullivan, Mister Saint Laurent, Sean Mooney, JJ Dillon, Conrad Thompson, Marty DeRosa, Sarah Shockey, Kaz and Emilio Sparks and many others. Visit to listen to listen and learn more about shows.

Republic NOLA Republic is NOLA's premiere live music venue, nightclub & special event space adorned with vintage brick walls, exposed beams & crystal chandeliers.

Based in the heart of the Warehouse District, New Orleans’ historically relevant and hippest young neighborhood, Republic NOLA occupies a spacious warehouse that has served many purposes in its 150-year history. On Thursday night April 5th, 2018 it will be the epicenter of the pro wrestling and hip hop world as Wale and MLW present WaleMania IV.

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