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Thatcher vs. Holliday added to MLW Opera Cup tournament


All four matches have now been revealed for the opening round of MLW's Opera Cup.

MLW announced the final first-round matchup for the tournament this morning, with Timothy Thatcher set to face Richard Holliday. The Opera Cup is a one-night tournament that's taking place at MLW's television tapings at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, New York on Thursday, December 5.

TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr., MJF vs. Alexander Hammerstone, and Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani are the other three opening round matches for the Opera Cup.

Holliday, MJF, and Hammerstone are all part of The Dynasty in MLW. Hammerstone is the MLW National Openweight Champion, while MJF & Holliday held the Tag Team titles until dropping them to Ross & Marshall Von Erich at Saturday Night SuperFight earlier this month.

In addition to the tournament matches, MLW has also announced that CIMA will make his debut for the promotion at the Opera Cup. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie) will face CONTRA Unit (MLW World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) in a six-man tag match.