The partnership will focus on a talent exchange between the organizations and other opportunities to collaborate with each other in their respective markets
Current MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone to wrestle in the UK for the very first time at 1PW’s return event A NEW TWIST OF FATE on October 1st
LONDON | NEW YORK, April 19, 2022 – Major League Wrestling (MLW) and, the UK’s newly relaunched wrestling company, One Pro Wrestling (1PW LTD) announced today that they have reached an agreement to establish a landmark partnership between the two professional wrestling companies.
The partnership will focus on a talent exchange between the organizations and other opportunities to collaborate with each other in their respective markets. Historically, 1PW forged similar partnerships with overseas wrestling organizations, which helped produce some of the most memorable matches ever seen on UK soil.
The partnership will see current MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone make his way over the Atlantic to wrestle in the UK for the very first time at 1PW’s return event A NEW TWIST OF FATE on October 1st at the Doncaster Dome.
“This agreement will see some of MLW’s top talent make their way across the pond to wrestle for 1PW as well as provide a platform for the UK’s best and brightest to shine in the US market,” said Steven Gauntley, Executive Director of 1PW LTD, “1PW has a rich history of collaborating with overseas wrestling promotions and in 2022 and beyond, we will continue to build bridges with various partners globally so we can give our fans the premier product they deserve, featuring the best talent from around the globe.”
“Alex Hammerstone has been looking to defend the world heavyweight championship in the UK at a major event and 1PW’s return is the perfect opportunity,” said Jared St. Laurent, MLW Chief Operating Officer. “This is just the beginning and we look forward to working more with 1PW so our great UK fans have a chance to see MLW’s fighters compete live.”
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. One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available worldwide in YouTube, FITE.tv and beIN Sports.
About One Pro Wrestling
1PW is a British professional wrestling promotion reborn from the ashes of the original company with new industry sensibilities. 1PW is back to fill the void at the top of British wrestling, with a roster of globally recognised names including WWE Hall of Famer Rob Van Dam, AEW’s Ruby Soho, and women’s wrestling icon Mickie James as well as some of the best talent from up and down the country. The return event will take place 17 years to the day of 1PW’s inaugural show on Saturday 1st October 2022, at The Dome in Doncaster and will be available to stream via FITE alongside 1PW’s back catalogue of star-studded shows. For more information, check out @1ProWrestling (Twitter), @1ProWrestling (Instagram), /1ProWrestling (Facebook) and on the web at www.1prowrestling.com.