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Alex Shelley vs. TJP MLW Opera Cup tournament match set for Fightland

The 2021 Opera Cup tournament continues to come into focus as MLW announced that Alex Shelley will face TJP in the opening round.

The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place at Fightland, set for Philadelphia, PA's 2300 Arena on Saturday, October 2nd. The finals will take place at November's Intimidation Games in the same city and venue.

The two have tangled in singles action twice before in other promotions with Shelley winning both times.

Other announced first round matches for the eight-man tournament include Bobby Fish vs. Lee Moriarty and Davey Richards vs. Tom Lawlor, leaving Calvin Tankman vs. Matt Cross as the only other match not officially announced. The bracket has yet to be unveiled.

Fightland will be headlined by World Champion Jacob Fatu vs. National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone in a title vs. title match.

Other announced matches for the TV taping include Myron Reed defending his Middleweight title against Aramis, Arez and Tajiri in a four-way and Nicole Savoy vs. Holidead.