GHC Junior Heavyweight Championship Match Set for MLW Rise of the Renegades

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MLW sent the following to eWrestlingNews for immediate release:

GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion Minoru Tanaka vs Daga signed for MLW’s April 4 Rise of the Renegades event
NEW YORK –  The new GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion will make his New York City debut on Thursday night April 4 as Minoru Tanaka competes for the first-time in Major League Wrestling. 

MLW today announced Minoru Tanaka vs. Daga for MLW’s April 4th (Rise of the Renegades) event at the Melrose Ballroom. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.


Tickets start at $20 at http://www.MLWTickets.com


Minoru Tanaka (田中稔), the new GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion, enters MLW with an impressive resume including claiming championships in NOAH, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Minoru Tanaka holds the distinction of being the only man to hold all five major junior heavyweight titles in Japan.

Tanaka will be challenged by the maestro of Mexican Strong Style, Daga. An accomplished grappler with extensive experience wrestling in Japan, Daga is an evolving hybrid wrestler with an exceptional background in lucha, MMA and strong style.


“Styles make fights,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “This match is going to be a hard-hitting FIGHT. This is the ‘Big Apple Grapple’ of the weekend.”


Tanaka’s experience and versatility may give the shootboxer a unique dimension.  Known for his rapid-fire striking and flying-armbar submission, Tanaka can also fly high with his signature 450º fireball splash.

Daga looks to forever stain Tanaka’s MLW debut with a victory on April 4.  Can Minoru Tanaka overcome a world-class grappler hungry to climb the rankings? Will Daga be able to stop the GHC Junior Heavyweight’s momentum? 

Find out in New York April 4 at the Melrose Ballroom an MLW presents a national TV taping for beIN SPORTS (buy tickets).

Tickets to witness the event live in New York start at $20 at MLWTickets.com.  Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the events sell out in advance.

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