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MLW reschedules April's Intimidation Games to June


Two days after running a TV taping in Tijuana, Mexico, Major League Wrestling announced they have rescheduled their April Elimination Games event to June instead due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Chicago, IL, TV taping at Cicero Stadium was moved from Saturday, April 18th to Friday, June 12th, with all purchased tickets honored.

MLW's next event is a TV taping at Dallas, Texas' NYTEX Sports Center on Saturday, May 2nd. That is just outside a 45-day window the promotion said they will not run live events in at which time they will reassess their upcoming schedule which calls for one event per month.

Their weekly hour-long Fusion TV product will continue on BeIn Sports and YouTube as they are currently airing matches taped at their recent Philadelphia, PA, Fightland event with Friday's MLW vs. AAA event taped in Tijuana coming after that.

MLW has been shopping around for a new TV partner, the main reason owner Court Bauer was not in Mexico Friday. Dave Meltzer added the following:

"He said he discussed the situation with his television partners and felt empty arena shows don't work after watching SmackDown. Even if they did, it's not something his company could risk doing. The current plan if they can't return to taping soon would be to do personality profile shows on their top talent through June, and then using archival content, including going back to the original MLW from the early 00s, in July. Bauer noted that New York has a quarantine zone just a half mile from their office in New Rochelle, NY."