MLW CEO Court Bauer held a media call today to promote the upcoming MLW Fightland event.
Bauer was asked about having interest in Adam Scherr (Braun Strowman), as well as Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt). Although Bauer avoided the Wyatt question, he noted that they contacted his brother Taylor Rotunda a.k.a Bo Dallas but he wasn’t interested in coming in and is focused on farming. When it came to Strowman, Bauer said while the two had talks but ultimately couldn’t reach a deal.
It was also made clear that the promotion’s long term plan is to have a separate league for the women’s division, as well as their own separate streaming/media show.
Some additional notes from the call:
MLW has a residency at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia through 2022.
Talks with WWE did happen, but Bauer called them “tricky” and was worried it could hurt the creative of their show.
Bauer wants a streaming network for the company, but is waiting for the right situation. He noted that he has to step back and say no sometimes.
West coast dates are planned for 2022, pending the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bauer said that he hopes that the Fightland show can retain at least 50% of the Dark Side Of The Ring audience.
An event showcasing Latin American MLW talent is penciled in for December, but is still pending due to the pandemic.
Alexander Hammerstone sprained his ankle at the Fightland tapings. Expected to be ready to go by November tapings.
Nicole Savoy’s injury at the tapings was described as a “bruised sternum”. She is expected to be fine in a few weeks. TJP, who tweaked his knee at the Fightland tapings, is also expected to be fine.
Bauer put over his working relationships with IWA, AAA, and All Japan. Notes that Tajiri, Savio Vega and Konnan are all great bookers for their respective promotions.
Fightland is set to air on Vice TV tomorrow at 10/9c following a new episode of Dark Side Of The Ring.