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Savio Vega challenging for National title at MLW Never Say Never

Savio Vega is getting a title shot in his MLW debut.

MLW has announced that National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone will defend his title against Vega at next week's Never Say Never television tapings. Dave Meltzer reported that Vega will be both an agent and a part-time wrestler in MLW and was recommended by Steve Austin.

Hammerstone became the inaugural National Openweight Champion by defeating Brian Pillman Jr. in the finals of a four-wrestler tournament last month. Hammerstone also defeated Gringo Loco in the tournament.

Never Say Never is taking place at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York on Thursday, July 25. Here's the updated lineup:

  • MLW World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu defending against Tom Lawlor
  • LA Park vs. Jimmy Havoc
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher
  • MLW Middleweight Champion Teddy Hart defending against MJF
  • Austin Aries vs. Ace Austin
  • Rey Horus vs. Bestia 666
  • National Openweight Champion Alexander Hammerstone defending against Savio Vega
  • Low Ki vs. Jimmy Yuta