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MLW announces Vice TV premiere date


MLW's television deal with Vice TV will kick off as MLW debuts on the channel this weekend.

MLW has announced that it will premiere on Vice TV at noon Eastern time this Saturday (May 1). Archival MLW programming will be spotlighted on Vice TV leading into the promotion's next season beginning this summer.

"A national audience on cable and satellite will witness the rise of CONTRA Unit, a new hope emerge with the arrival of Ross and Marshall Von Erich and some dynastic moments from Alex Hammerstone and Richard Holliday," MLW wrote.

“This Saturday we kick off an exciting new chapter as millions of fans can now tune in to Vice TV for Major League Wrestling,” MLW CEO Court Bauer said. “Just like Vice TV, MLW is an unfiltered and immersive experience.”

The current season of MLW will close out with the Wednesday, May 5 edition of MLW Fusion. New episodes will then come to Vice TV with the start of MLW's next season. MLW announced last week that they'll be holding a set of TV tapings at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Saturday, July 10. It will be the first MLW show with a live crowd since March 2020. The 2300 Arena is following city and state guidelines for the latest capacity requirements and safety standards.

Dave Meltzer wrote about MLW's deal with Vice TV when it was announced:

The deal is not exclusive as MLW will continue with both programming on BeIn Sports as well as planning for special live events on DAZN which haven't started yet due to the pandemic. Library content will also remain on DAZN. The company is also in talks for a new streaming deal.

Vice TV has had great success with Dark Side of the Ring, the most popular show in the history of their network, but this will be the first time they have expanded to add a regular weekly pro wrestling show. Those shows will cross promote each other.