MLW issued the following press release this afternoon.
MIAMI – Not often can one guarantee a world championship title switch but next Friday December 14th on live television fans coast to coast nationwide will see just that. The vacant World Middleweight Championship will be decided on MLW Fusion LIVE on beIN SPORTS at 8pm ET / 5pm PT in a 4-way ladder match.
Major League Wrestling today announced that Maxwell Jacob Friedman will not be medically cleared to defend the championship title due to fracturing his elbow in November. As such, the championship has been held up and will be determined when Dezmond Xavier, “Haitian Sensation” Kotto Brazil, Andrew Everett and Jason Cade attempt to climb the ladder and grab destiny in the form of the World Middleweight Championship on live cable tv nationwide.
The title bout will kick off next Friday’s MLW Fusion LIVE broadcast on beIN SPORTS at 8pm ET / 5pm PT at the Miami Scottish Rite Temple as MLW presents its first-ever live special on national network television.
“The fans are paying for a title match and the league will deliver on the promise of one next Friday,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “When MJF is medically cleared by his doctor and league physicians, he will have an opportunity to reclaim the title.”
See the new World Middleweight Championship crowned LIVE next Friday December 14th in Miami (buy tickets)
Both December 13 & 14th cards are FUSION TV tapings for beIN SPORTS. Tickets are available starting at $15 at MLWTickets.com.
Buy General Admission tickets starting at $15 at http://www.MLWTickets.com. For just $20 fans can see both the December 13th (Never Say Never) and December 14th (Zero Hour) shows as part of the holiday combo ticket.
Signed thus far for MLW’s December double-shot debut in Miami:
NEVER SAY NEVER – December 13th:
Pentagon Jr. vs. Teddy Hart
FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE IN MIAMI
Sami Callihan vs. LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
NO HOLDS BARRED FIGHT
“Filthy” Lawlor vs. Simon Gotch
Dragón Lee vs. Rich Swann
Rush vs. Shane “Swerve” Strickland
DJZ vs. Hijo de LA Park (presented by Salina de la Renta)
Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett
The Hart Foundation • Barrington Hughes • Kotto Brazil • Low Ki • Tommy Dreamer • More!
ZERO HOUR – December 14th:
NO DQ WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FIGHT
Konnan vs. Low Ki (c)
Rush vs. Rich Swann
4-WAY LADDER MATCH TO DETERMINE THE NEW WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION
Dezmond Xavier vs. Kotto Brazil vs. Andrew Everett vs. Jason Cade
SINGAPORE CANE MATCH
Tommy Dreamer vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
Ace Romero vs. Barrington Hughes
More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming weeks at MLW.com for both the December 13 & 14 Miami cards.
MLW’s holiday gift for South Florida! For just $20 fans will be treated to a special holiday combo 2-night ticketwhere fans will be able to see both the December 13th(MLW: Never Say Never) and December 14th(MLW: Zero Hour) shows! This general admission ticket gives you a $10 savings!
Tickets start at $15 at MLWTickets.com. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office.
General Public Doors Open: 6 p.m. with a bell time of: 7 p.m.