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MLW Battle Riot spoilers: 40-man match, Rich Swann injured


Television tapings for MLW took place in Long Island City, New York last night. Tony Schiavone and Matt Striker, making his MLW debut, did commentary for the tapings. Striker will be a regular announcer going forward.

- Fred Yehi defeated Richard Holliday

Yehi submitted Holliday with an armbar.

- Kotto Brazil defeated Myron Reed

Brazil pinned Reed with a sliced bread #2. This was billed as a middleweight match

- Jake Hager defeated Simon Gotch

Hager pinned Gotch after a kick to the face.

- Jimmy Havoc defeated Brody King

Havoc pinned King after avoiding a chokeslam and followed through with a forward roll.

- Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix defeated Drago and Rey Horus to retain the MLW tag team titles

Pentagon and Fenix retained the titles after a double team.

- PCO defeated Homicide

PCO won after a forearm shot.

- MJF defeated Joey Ryan to become the first MLW Middleweight champion

MJF won the title after pinning Ryan with a powerbomb.

- Sami Callihan defeated Shane Strickland.

- Teddy Hart and Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Rich Swann and ACH

Hart and Smith won after Brian Pillman Jr., who was at ringside, low blowed ACH with a cane. Hart followed with a lumbar check for the pin.

Swann appeared to be injured during the match after hitting his head on the guardrail. He was vomiting after the match and was later taken to the hospital with a concussion. Su Yung, who was supposed to do a run-in later that night with Zeda Zhang, went to the hospital with him instead. He was released later that night.

His status for Slammiversary this Sunday, where he is set to face Fenix,Taiji Ishimori and Johnny Impact (Hennigan) in a four way bout is currently up in the air.

- Low Ki defeated John Hennigan to retain the MLW championship.

- Filthy Tom Lawlor won the 40 man Battle Riot

Participants included Tom Lawlor, Ken Doane, John Hennigan, Kevin Sullivan, Jimmy Havoc, ACH, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., Jimmy Yuta, Low Ki, Fallah Bahh, Brody King, the Blue Meanie, Jake Hager, Swoggle, Lance Anoa’i, PCO, Konnan, Joey Ryan, Sami Callihan, Jason Cade, MJF, The Tahitan Warrior (replacing Rich Swann), Headshrinker Samu, Barrington Hughes, Rey Fenix, Head Shrinker: Samu, Kotto Brazil, Aerostar, Drago, MJF, Leo Brien, Michael Patrick, Richard Holliday, Rey Fenix, Vandal Ortagun, The Dirty Blondes and Simon Gotch.

Lawlor last eliminated Hager for the win. He will be able to challenge for the MLW title anywhere at any time.

This match, along with the middleweight title match and Brazil vs. Reed will be part of a two hour special that will air a week from tonight.