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Mystery entrant Middleweight title match added to MLW Blood & Thunder

Tajiri will defend his title against Myron Reed and a surprise opponent.

A new championship match has been added to the card for MLW's first television tapings of 2022.

It was announced today that Tajiri will defend his MLW Middleweight title in a mystery entrant triple threat match at Blood & Thunder. It will be Tajiri vs. Myron Reed vs. a surprise third wrestler.

Reed has previously held the MLW Middleweight Championship twice. Tajiri defeated him for the title last October in a four-way match that also included Aramis and Arez.

This will be Tajiri's second title defense since becoming champion. In his first defense, Tajiri retained against Atsuki Aoyagi in a match that took place in All Japan Pro Wrestling and aired on MLW Fusion: Alpha.

Tajiri is also scheduled to defend the Middleweight title against Jody Fleisch at a show for World Pro Wrestling in England on Saturday, February 19.

The Blood & Thunder tapings are being held in Dallas on Friday, January 21. Here's the updated lineup:

  • Falls count anywhere match: MLW World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone defends against Pagano
  • Texas Tornado match: MLW Tag Team Champions 5150 (Slice Boogie & Danny "Limelight" Rivera) defend against Marshall & Ross Von Erich
  • Jacob Fatu vs. Mads Krugger
  • Triple threat match: MLW Middleweight Champion Tajiri defends against Myron Reed and a mystery entrant
  • MLW National Openweight Champion Alex Kane defends against Calvin Tankman
  • Rok-C vs. Miranda Gordy
  • Davey Richards vs. ACH
  • Trios match: Aramis, El Dragon, and a mystery partner vs. Arez, Gino Medina & Mini Abismo Negro