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MLW announces signing of Lance Anoa'i

Anoa'i is part of the Samoan Swat Team with Jacob Fatu and Juicy Finau.

Samoan Dynasty member Lance Anoa'i has officially signed a contract with MLW.

The signing of Anoa'i was announced by MLW CEO Court Bauer during an appearance on Busted Open Radio on Thursday morning. Anoa'i is part of the newly formed Samoan Swat Team in MLW with Jacob Fatu and Juicy Finau.

"We’ve just signed Lance Anoa’i. Lance is the son of Samu, the cousin of The Rock, cousin of Roman Reigns, and he’s a third generation wrestler, grandfather is Afa Anoa’i and he’s part of our new-era Samoan Swat Team with Fatu and big Juicy [Finau] and I think this is gonna be an exciting time," Bauer said on Busted Open Radio. "You’re gonna see the hottest faction -- they debuted in Philly and they basically were the most in-demand T-shirt, everyone wanted to see their match. I think we got something special with the new era S.S.T."

Anoa'i & Finau teamed together to defeat Los Aztecas (Uno & Cinco) at MLW's Kings of Colosseum television tapings earlier this month.

Anoa'i has made appearances as an enhancement talent for WWE in the past, including facing Shane McMahon on an episode of Raw in 2019.

Bauer also announced on Busted Open Radio that Fatu will be an entrant in MLW's Battle Riot match next month. Killer Kross, Lince Dorado, Calvin Tankman, Alex Kane, Marshall Von Erich, and Fatu have now been confirmed for the 40-man match. The winner receives an MLW World Championship shot whenever they want it.

The Battle Riot tapings are being held at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on Thursday, June 23.