MLW To Crown World Middleweight Champion At Battle Riot

The first-ever MLW Middleweight Champion will be crowned at next month’s Battle Riot event from New York City.

MLW announced on Thursday that the July 19th TV taping from the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY will feature Maxwell J. Friedman and Joey Ryan squaring off to crown the inaugural champion.

The new MLW Middleweight division will feature competitors weighing 205 pounds and under.

In addition to the Battle Riot main event and this Middleweight Championship bout, the card will also feature The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart and Davey Boy Smith Jr) w/Brian Pillman II vs. ACH & Rich Swann and John Hennigan vs. Low Ki.

As announced earlier this week, MLW Battle Riot will be broadcast on beIN SPORTS (the home of MLW FUSION) as a 2-hour special on Friday night, July 27th.

Tickets for MLW Battle Riot are now on sale at