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MLW notes: Opera Cup update, Warhorse and Karlee Perez debut


This week's episode of MLW Fusion: Alpha saw advancements in multiple storylines, as well as two new debuts and a big match set for next week.

The 2021 Opera Cup will see its first semifinal match on next week's show as Davey Richards will take on Bobby Fish. Richards previously defeated Tom Lawlor in the first round of the tournament, while Fish was able to knock off Lee Moriarty.

The other semifinal, TJP vs. Calvin Tankman, will be taped this Saturday, November 6th at the War Chamber event. Despite being teased, Tankman won't be withdrawing from the tournament after being on the receiving end of an Alex Kane attack last week. Kane is an alternate and was looking to get his spot.

The Tankman vs. TJP match was originally supposed to happen on last month's Fightland TV taping, but TJP got hurt early and couldn't do the match. Tankman took on Kane on that taping, but it's assumed that match will now not make air as it was billed as the semifinal.

Former Lucha Underground star Catrina, now known as Karlee Perez, made her MLW debut on last night's episode. Perez was a part of a special entrance for King Muertes before joining him at ringside for his IWA Caribbean Championship casket match with Tom Lawlor. Perez managed Muertes off and on in LU for three years and before that, she was in WWE as Maxine. 

Popular independent wrestler Warhorse also made his MLW debut on Wednesday's show, losing to Kane in an open prizefight challenge. The 29-year-old has appeared in AEW, GCW, Black Label Pro, CZW and other promotions.