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MLW instituting 'open door policy' for free agents

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MLW is hyping that the promotion is instituting an "open door policy" for free agents going forward.

As part of the policy, a percentage of future MLW cards will feature matches with free agent wrestlers. The policy will begin in December.

"Major League Wrestling today announced that the league will install a new open door policy. The policy, engineered to deliver dream matches against MLW’s top contracted competitors, will commence this December," MLW wrote. "Recognizing an unprecedented free agency market, MLW will open its doors to all who think they have what it takes to be major league and take on MLW’s greatest grapplers and champions."

MLW is running tapings in collaboration with The Crash Lucha Libre in Tijuana, Mexico on Friday, December 3. The tapings are for the promotion's "MLW Azteca" project. MLW will then kick off 2022 with tapings in Dallas, Texas on Friday, January 21.

MLW's full announcement regarding the open door policy is available below:

Major League Wrestling today announced that the league will install a new open door policy. The policy, engineered to deliver dream matches against MLW’s top contracted competitors, will commence this December.

Recognizing an unprecedented free agency market, MLW will open its doors to all who think they have what it takes to be major league and take on MLW’s greatest grapplers and champions.

While the majority of MLW’s roster features contracted competitors, a percentage of each card will now feature free agents, ensuring exciting and unpredictable matchups.

'Why allow your career to be at the mercy of the whims of a billionaire?' said MLW Matchmaker Cesar Duran. 'I’ve always welcomed the hottest free agents to my arena. An open door policy gives MLW fans exciting dream matches against MLW’s best!'

With a wave of new, exciting free agents unexpectedly finding a need for work, MLW’s open door policy ushers in an era where MLW contracted talent will face the most in-demand freelancers. 

'Whether they fight one night or 10 years in MLW, the open door policy will showcase and give exposure to a wide variety of talent and create the best cards for fans while creating…. opportunities,' continued Duran. 'Who will step forth? Let’s find out!'