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MLW to air first live special on beIN Sports


MLW will be presenting its first-ever live television special in December.

It was announced today that "MLW Fusion Live" will air on beIN Sports at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, December 14. The show is taking place at the Scottish Rite Temple in Miami, Florida as part of MLW's night of tapings. The venue is also hosting MLW tapings on December 13.

For the live Fusion episode, MLW is promoting a double main event of Rush vs. Rich Swann and a five-way ladder match with Middleweight Champion MJF (Maxwell Jacob Friedman) defending against Andrew Everett, Dezmond Xavier, Kotto Brazil, and Jason Cade. If MJF isn't cleared to compete in time due to his fractured elbow, the title will be vacated and it will be a four-way match to decide the new champion.

Dragon Lee vs. DJZ and appearances by Low Ki, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Salina de la Renta, the Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Brian Pillman Jr.), Tommy Dreamer, and more are also advertised for the special.

“There is an energy and sense of expectation to live TV, and with only one or two other companies on live, it puts us in rarified air,” MLW's Court Bauer told Sports Illustrated. “We have now exceeded every milestone we had mapped out in our business plan within our first 13 months of operation. Once again, we now find ourselves in unchartered territory, but it’s very exciting.”

Bauer also noted that there are more live specials in place for 2019.