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By Mike Johnson on 2019-03-13 14:14:00

MLW issued the following:

Sami Callihan and Mance Warner on collision course April 4 at Rise of the Renegades

NEW YORK –  What happens when Ol Mancer collides with the mercenary known as Sami Callihan? New York City may never be the same. 

MLW today announced Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner for MLW's April 4th (Rise of the Renegades) event at the Melrose Ballroom. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at

Labeled "dangerous" by many, Sami Callihan embarked on a path of destruction in MLW for over a year until a bitter betrayal by Promociones Dorado led to a violent collision with the destroyer LA Park in Miami. Since the mayhem in Miami, Callihan has mysteriously vanished. While whispers of what happened were plentiful, Callihan's future in MLW seemed cloudy at best... until now.

The mercenary known as Sami Callihan has been carefully watching the rise of MLW's renegades - including one Mance Warner... and he's intrigued.  So much so he wants to test himself against Ol Mancer one-on-one.  Callihan also claims to have an important message for someone in MLW.  Who? What is the message? We'll find out as the Worldwide Desperado reemerges in MLW on April 4th.

But Ol Mancer isn't sitting back waiting for Callihan. He's putting in the work.  The "Southern Psycho" has recently found himself quarreling with Salina de la Renta and her charge following a backstage incident where he may have spilled some beer on the empresaria. Triggering a war of respect, Mance Warner has been raising hell with the likes of LA Park in MLW ever since.

Now, Ol Mancer must adapt to a new challenge as he looks to climb the ladder in Major League Wrestling as he takes on a man who has bludgeoned opponents with his bat to the point where one opponent nearly lost an eye and had crushed bones in his face. 

New York City and the world: be ready as chaos meets carnage when Mance Warner wrestles Sami Callihan in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom as MLW presents a national TV taping for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).

Tickets to witness the event live in New York start at $20 at  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the events sells out in advance.

Buy tickets starting at $20 at

Signed thus far for April 4th's RISE OF THE RENEGADES:

NYC Street Fight for the World Championship: "Filthy" Tom Lawlor vs. Jimmy Havoc

Pentagón Jr. vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)

MJF vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner

GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka vs. Daga

Jim Cornette • World Tag Team Champions The Hart Foundation • Rey Feníx • Low Ki • Konnan • Salina de la Renta • Hijo de LA Park • Gringo Loco • Simon Gotch • Jacob Fatu • Josef Samael • Rey Horus • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Myron Reed • Ace Austin • Richard Holliday • Ariel Dominguez

Signed thus far for April 5th's BATTLE RIOT II:

Participants:  Low Ki • Pentagón Jr. • Minoru Tanaka • Teddy Hart • Davey Boy Smith Jr. • MJF • Ace Romero • Alex Hammerstone • Ace Austin • Ken Kerbis • Brian Pillman Jr.

More matches and wrestlers will be announced at

There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.  Additionally, there are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 p.m.) featuring a special pre-show meet and greet with extended meet and greet privileges.

Tickets to each event start at $20 at There is also a $30 fan appreciation ticket that gives you access to both the April 4th and April 5th matches.

General Public Doors Open: 6 p.m. with a bell time of 7 p.m.  League officials anticipate the card will end at approximately 10:45 p.m.

Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.

Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, the Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.

The venue is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

Subway, bus and directions to the Melrose Ballroom can be found here:

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About Major League Wrestling
Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.  The fastest growing wrestling league today, MLW’s weekly TV series, Major League Wrestling: FUSION, airs Saturday nights 9pm ET / 6pm PT on beIN SPORTS in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. MLW Fusion airs on Tuesday nights at 6:10pm on Ego Total in Israel. 

MLW features a roster full of high profile fighters and on-air talent from around the world including: The Hart Foundation, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Low Ki, LA Park, Pentagon Jr., Rey Fenix, Salina de la Renta, MJF, Ace Romero, Jim Cornette, Colonel Robert Parker and many more.
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