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Two Opera Cup tournament matches set for next week's MLW Fusion


The first round of MLW's Opera Cup tournament will conclude on next week's episode of Fusion.

MLW has announced that both remaining first round matches in the Opera Cup tournament will air on Fusion next week. The matches are: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Low Ki and ACH vs. Laredo Kid.

The Opera Cup began with "Filthy" Tom Lawlor defeating Rocky Romero and Richard Holliday defeating TJP on this week's Fusion. Lawlor will face the winner of ACH vs. Laredo Kid in the semifinals. Holliday will face the winner of Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Low Ki.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. was the winner of MLW's first Opera Cup tournament, defeating Brian Pillman Jr. in last year's finals. Smith Jr. defeated Low Ki in the first round of last year's tournament.

"Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament," MLW wrote about the Opera Cup. "The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returned in 2019. Soon thereafter, the league confirmed the 'classic' would be an annual tournament hosted exclusively by MLW."

Gino Medina, Jordan Oliver, Hijo de LA Park, King Mo, Dominic Garrini, and Daga were announced as alternates for this year's Opera Cup.

MLW Fusion premieres on the fubo Sports Network and YouTube at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesdays. The show is also made available on-demand via DAZN. It airs on beIN Sports at 10 p.m. Eastern on Saturdays.