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Tom Lawlor vs. Von Erich family member set for MLW Opera Cup

MLW is hyping that Tom Lawlor will be facing a member of the Von Erich family in an exhibition match at this week's Opera Cup tapings.

In storyline, Lawlor requested the match and is saying that his opponent is set. MLW wrote that both Ross and Marshall Von Erich "are baffled by the announcement claiming they haven’t been approached about such a bout."

Lawlor, who has signed a multi-year deal to stay with MLW, turned against the Von Erichs by hitting Ross with a steel chair and causing him to lose a title match to World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu on MLW Fusion's Thanksgiving special. Lawlor said "F*ck CONTRA" and "F*ck the Von Erichs" after hitting Ross with the chair.

The Opera Cup tapings are taking place at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York this Thursday. The updated card is listed below:

  • Opera Cup tournament semifinals and finals
  • Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie) vs. CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch)
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Alexander Hammerstone vs. MJF
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday
  • Opera Cup tournament first-round match: Brian Pillman Jr. vs. TJP
  • Prince of Darkness match: Mance Warner vs. Jimmy Havoc
  • Tom Lawlor vs. a member of the Von Erich family in an exhibition match
  • King Mo in action
  • An appearance by Konnan