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Major League Wrestling
Acronym MLW
Founded 2002
Defunct 2004
Style hybrid wrestling
Headquarters Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (June 15, 2002)
New York, New York (September 26, 2002)
Florida (December 20, 2002 - January 10, 2004)
Founder(s) Court Bauer

Major League Wrestling (MLW) was a professional wrestling promotion that based its presentation around hybrid wrestling, which encompassed and showcased many different forms of wrestling. MLW's mission was to present itself as an alternative to sports entertainment.[1] Founder Court Bauer described MLW's product as "the most violent, hard-hitting action mixed with cutting edge storylines creating a counter culture attitude that only MLW can deliver to its rabid fans."[1]


Underground TV

MLW produced a 34-episode television show called Underground TV, which aired in the United States from April 7, 2003 to February 14, 2004. The gritty TV shows, featuring music by 50 Cent and Powerman 5000, were hosted by Joey Styles and consisted of pre-taped matches from prior events.

End of MLW

In February 2004, MLW folded. [2]


MLW World Heavyweight Championship

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Shane Douglas 1 June 15, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Douglas defeated Vampiro and Taiyō Kea in a 3-way match to become the first champion.
Vacated September 2002 Douglas refused to defend the championship, as per order of Referee John Finnegan after Douglas' attempt to throw down the championship at MLW's inaugural event.
Satoshi Kojima 1 September 26, 2002 New York City, New York Kojima pinned Jerry Lynn to win the vacant MLW World Heavyweight title.
Mike Awesome 1 June 20, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Steve Corino 1 June 20, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Corino challenged Awesome to an impromptu match, immediately following Awesome's victory over Kojima. Corino claimed that Awesome had promised him backstage before his win a shot at the title whenever Corino wanted one.

MLW Global Tag-Team Crown (GTC) Championship

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond 1 May 9, 2003 Orlando, Florida C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond defeated Steve Williams and P.J. Friedman to become the first champions.

MLW World Junior Heavyweight Championship

Wrestler: Reigns: Date: Place: Notes:
Sonjay Dutt 1 September 19, 2003 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Dutt defeated Christopher Daniels to win the title.


  1. ^ a b
  2. ^ - Proof that not only was Court Bauer lying about selling MLW to WGO Properties, but that WGO Properties doesn't even exist

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