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MLW forms working relationship with Pro Wrestling NOAH

MLW has formed a working relationship with Pro Wrestling NOAH.

The alliance between the companies was announced at Thursday night's MLW television tapings in Queens, New York. MLW's Court Bauer told Sports Illustrated that the partnership includes a talent-exchange agreement and content collaboration.

“The world of MLW just got a lot bigger,” Bauer said. “This begins the next phase as we continue to grow the league’s global footprint with these strategic alliances.”

“NOAH has been fond of what we’ve been doing and they are embarking on a new chapter with exceptional ownership,” Bauer said. “We now find ourselves in a mutually beneficial allegiance that changes the complexion of our business in a profound way.”

Minoru Tanaka, NOAH's GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, made his MLW debut at the promotion's tapings in New York City over WrestleMania week in April. Tanaka wrestled at both nights of the tapings, winning matches against Myron Reed and Daga and also taking part in this year's Battle Riot match.