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'Filthy' Tom Lawlor becomes free agent as MLW deal expires


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"Filthy" Tom Lawlor is officially a pro wrestling free agent as his MLW contract expired Monday.

Both sides talked about a new deal, but couldn't come to an agreement.

Lawlor, co-host of the weekly Filthy Four Daily podcast with Bryan Alvarez on this website, took to Twitter to announce the news, thanking the company, management and fellow wrestlers for the last four years.

As of today, I am a free agent in the world of professional wrestling. Thank you to @mlw@courtbauer@MSL@beINSPORTSUSA for the time & effort they put in with me. But mostly I’d like to thank the MLW staff, wrestlers past & present, and fans for the 4 years of memories! #mlw

— FILTHY (@FilthyTomLawlor) November 1, 2021

Despite being the current New Japan Strong Openweight Champion, the 38-year-old is not under a contract there either. He will defend that title on November 15th against Fred Rosser.

He has remained active on the indies and was recently part of the latest Bloodsport show for GCW. He is slated to take on Jon Moxley later this month for Seattle-based Defy Wrestling.

Lawlor made his MLW debut in 2017 and defeated Low Ki for their World title in February 2019. He defended their title three times before losing it to Jacob Fatu in July 2019.

The former Opera Cup winner last appeared at their October TV tapings, losing in the first round of this year's tournament against Davey Richards and then losing to Caribbean Champion King Muertes in a casket match.

A former MMA fighter, Lawlor retired from the cage this past June after a run with the PFL.