A World Heavyweight Championship grudge match is going down at MLW's next set of television tapings.
Alex Hammerstone defending his MLW World Heavyweight Championship against Richard Holliday will headline MLW's TV tapings at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Friday, May 13. "Kings of Colosseum '22" is the name of the tapings.
Hammerstone and Holliday were formerly stablemates as part of The Dynasty. On an episode of MLW Fusion this February, Holliday turned against Hammerstone and got together with Alicia Atout.
Last October, Hammerstone became MLW World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Jacob Fatu in a title vs. title match. Hammerstone vacated the MLW National Openweight Championship after winning the World title.
Hammerstone vs. Holliday is the first match that's been announced for Kings of Colosseum. MLW wrote about the matchup:
The main event has been set for MLW’s only card at the 2300 Arena for 2022 and it’s a big one as the Dynasty finally collides in a World Heavyweight Championship clash months in the making.
After the dynastic betrayal by Richard Holliday in Dallas earlier this year, Holliday has touted himself the brains behind Hammerstone’s meteoric rise as well as taken credit as the founding father of the Dynasty itself! Going as far as proclaiming to be the 'Sole Proprietor' of the Dynasty, Holliday has put Hammerstone -- the man he once called his best friend -- in his crosshairs.
Some point to the emergence of Alicia Atout and her relationship with Holliday as poisoning the dynastic bond between Hammer and Holliday.
Did Alicia Atout twist situations and put the blame on Hammerstone for the Dynasty’s problems with Cesar Duran? Others wonder if Holliday is bitter over Hammer’s success.
Insisting that the media use the term 'Clout Couple' when referring to this rarefied romance, Holliday has seemingly snapped as Atout encourages a bloody war against Hammerstone.
From a shocking beating in Dallas to the crimson suit drenched in Hammer’s blood at SuperFight, Hammerstone has found himself at a loss of not only a friendship but a vicious onslaught at the hands of someone who knows him better than anyone in the sport.
Now the stage is set for the most personal feud in MLW history and the stakes couldn’t be higher as Hammerstone looks to thunderclap Holliday back to his posh and privileged Westport, CT life once and for all… but does Holliday have the upper hand with Atout by his side and his much hyped 'strategic dominance'?
Find out Friday night, May 13 in Philadelphia at MLW Kings of Colosseum!