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By Mike Johnson on 2023-03-16 10:15:00

MLW issued the following:

Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs Calvin Tankman signed for MLW April 6 in NYC

MLW returns to NYC April 6 featuring WAR CHAMBER

Major League Wrestling today announced Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City's Melrose Ballroom.

????Buy tickets at and on Eventbrite.


The card is an MLW TV taping, airing nationwide in the US and in over 60 countries around the world.


What happens when 355 lbs. of “Heavyweight Hustle” collides with the 6’6” 265 lbs. “British Bulldog”? It’s a hoss fight at War Chamber ‘23!


For the first time-ever, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Calvin Tankman will lock horns and grapple in the Big Apple.


The explosive low center of gravity of Tankman presents a unique challenge for the 2019 Opera Cup winner Smith. Tankman, an MMA practitioner with uncanny agility, is battle tested.


Fresh off a year-long reign as a World Tag Team Champion, Tankman will battle another man who enjoyed a dominant reign as champion in the tag team division in DBS.


The captain of the “British Bulldog” fight team, Smith has his eyes on getting in the mix for a world title shot. Tankman, pivoting to a return to a singles career, has a big statement to make to matchmakers.


“The quintessential unstoppable force meeting an immovable object," said MLW Founder Court Bauer. “This is going to be a heavy-hitting hoss fight. New York fans live for precisely this type of big man bout and they’re in for a great one with Tank-Smith.”


See Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman LIVE Thursday, April 6th in NYC at MLW War Chamber’23.


National Openweight Championship

John Hennigan (champion) vs. Jacob Fatu

Women’s World Featherweight Championship
Taya Valkyrie (champion) vs. Delmi Exo


Willie Mack vs. Real1


World Middleweight Championship
Lince Dorado (champion) vs. Lio Rush


Alex Kane vs. Shigehiro Irie


Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Calvin Tankman


Billie Starkz vs. B3CCA

Signed to appear:
World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone


World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team

Mr. Thomas
Jacob Fatu

Mance Warner

Matthew Justice

1 Called Manders

Rickey Shane Page

Sam Adonis

Mandy León

Tickets start at $15 at and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans get to not only experience major league action in the ring but have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.

There will be several meet and greet opportunities featuring Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

6:00 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders
6:30 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)
7:30 p.m.: Showtime

Located in the heart of Long Island City just minutes away from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York City’s premiere exclusive venues for live performance, music, and entertainment shows.

Melrose Ballroom is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, and Tijuana.


One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including its new flagship series MLW Underground Wrestling on REELZ in the United States airing Tuesdays at 10pm ET / 7pm PT; and MLW Fusion on Pro Wrestling TV in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.

MLW events showcase diversity and the full spectrum of professional wrestling, with athletes representing countries around the world with fighting styles, including: technical, Japanese strong style, lucha libre, King’s Road brawling, MMA, catch wrestling, hybrid wrestling, submission grappling and other disciplines.

For more information visit and follow MLW on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

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