What makes MLW (Major League Wrestling) the best wrestling in the world today?
1) It’s presented as legitimate combat sport. They aren’t “sports entertainers” in MLW, they are FIGHTERS!
2) It’s story driven, but not hokey stories that make no sense, or have no continuity. There are reasons guys are fighting, there are reasons someone jumps another fighter back stage, there are reasons a promo is being done, etc.
3) It’s spontaneous, it always feels like anything can happen. MLW Fusion doesn’t feel like a segmented wrestling show like all the others. Things feel like they are happening on the spur of the moment, not because this is how the show was written.
4) There are legitimate heels and faces (bad guys and good guys) but they are based on the wrestler’s personalities, not goofy gimmicks.
5) There’s a simple ranking system that matters, and is utilized for title shots.
6) Fresh new faces to wrestling, combined with second, third, and even fourth generation wrestlers, that you haven’t seen everywhere else. No one comes in from the bigger companies and takes over.
7) The championship titles mean something, and are taken seriously. They aren’t used in any cheap way, and those that hold the titles feel and look like legitimate “stars,” and or one of the best wrestlers in the world.
8) There is no authority figure, there are no guest hosts, and there are no silly comedy spots that make wrestling look stupid. Everything you know of modern day wrestling that often ruins it for you, is NOT in MLW. All the things “fans” moan and complain about on social media about their supposed “favorite” wrestling company don’t exist in MLW!
9) There are all kinds of “styles” of wrestling in MLW. Cath as catch can, shoot style, classic style, Lucha Libre, and hardcore, are the most prominent. You may not prefer all of them, but all of them are presented as intelligently as possible, and not in any pretentious, smarmy way.
10) Factions and tag teams are done right! You don’t see factions breaking up after a few months. You don’t see tag team wrestling delegated to the lowest part of the shows. The Contra Unit (faction) is the best told wrestling story (angle) since the nWo. The Dynasty is the best “rich guy” faction, possibly ever, Team Filthy is the best MMA fighters have ever been used in a wrestling company, and just the complete mystery as to what the amazing Salina De La Renta is going to do upon her return is enough of a story, an unknown story, that it has MLW fans on the edge of their seat guessing what she might be up to next!
Major League Wrestling is fun, without being goofy, or insultingly stupid, just to get a laugh. MLW is mysterious, meaning you never know what might happen from week to week, without relying on “shock TV” as some have done in the past. MLW takes wrestlers (fighters) that I haven’t, or don’t like, in other companies and made me care about them because they used them better, or put them into a story (angle) that at least made me want to see where it was going. If you miss the way wrestling used to be presented before “sports entertainment” took over, you NEED to be watching MLW. You can do so on beIn TV, DAZN Network, or on their YouTube channel. The weekly TV show is called “MLW Fusion,” and they are numbered in order. Sadly, while MLW is not currently producing new shows, as they await Covid-19 to run its course, they still do produce little vignettes, interview shows, and promo updates, ever single week. Check out the website at www.mlw.com and sign up for the newsletter to keep updated with everything going on, and so you can be certain to know when exactly shows will be produced again. I am called “The Wrestling Snob” because of how picky and particular I am when it comes to the kind, style, and type, of wrestling that I will watch, let alone promote! So when I tell you that MLW is Wrestling Done Right, you can count on that!