Chris Adonis will challenge Tyrus for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at NWA 312, and he recently addressed the bout on the “Insight With Chris Van Vliet” podcast.
You can check out a couple of highlights from the podcast below:
On his title match with Tyrus at NWA 312: “I see a guy like Tyrus, who now sits in his ivory tower back in New York at Fox News, holding the NWA title hostage. When I come into Chicago [on] April the 7th for NWA 312 pay-per-view, I am going to be representing all those trolls, representing all the wrestling fans, representing all the marks, representing all the smart marks. And how ironic is it that formerly Chris Masters, the guy who was never an internet darling, will come into Chicago, a wrestling town if there ever was one, and will represent the wrestling audience against big bad Tyrus.”
On having a shot at the NWA World Title: “I haven’t had an opportunity like this in close to 20 years. I broke into the business and went straight to the top, and it trailed off. I lost my way. I lost my focus, but I’ve regained that focus now.”
On Thursday, MLW announced that the 2023 Opera Cup will officially kick off next month at War Chamber, which takes place on April 6th in New York City.
You can check out the official announcement below:
Opera Cup kicks off April 6 in NYC
MLW returns to NYC April 6 featuring WAR CHAMBER
Major League Wrestling today announced the 2023 Opera Cup will kick off at MLW War Chamber’23 Thursday, April 6 at New York City’s Melrose Ballroom.
Buy tickets at www.MLWNYC.com and on Eventbrite.
The card is an MLW TV taping, airing nationwide in the US and in over 60 countries around the world.
Stage one of the 2023 Opera Cup will kick off in New York City April 6, league officials confirmed. Entries and alternates will be revealed shortly.
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.
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. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).
Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.
After a 71-year hiatus, the Opera Cup returned in 2019, hosted by New York’s Melrose Ballroom.
The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.
See the opening round of the 2023 Opera Cup 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
Mandy León vs. Clara Carreras
OPERA CUP STAGE 1
Signed to appear:
World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone
World Tag Team Champions Samoan SWAT Team
1 Called Manders
Rickey Shane Page
And finally, Kenny Omega’s match with El Hijo Del Vikingo on AEW Dynamite this week garnered huge praise on social media. Omega defeated Vikingo in the main event of Dynamite and thanked AAA for the opportunity following the match.
You can check out some additional reactions from Twitter below:
What a match @vikingo_aaa VS @KennyOmegamanX was incredible.
The new Lucha Libre generation is fire!
— REY FENIX👑MexaKing (@ReyFenixMx) March 23, 2023
He absolutely killed it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @vikingo_aaa https://t.co/uyc0XZM5iR
— TAYA VALKYRIE (@thetayavalkyrie) March 23, 2023
Give me Vikingo #AEWDynamtie
— Samuel Guevara (@sammyguevara) March 23, 2023
No puedes parpadear en esta pelea por que la accion no se detiene estos dos se van a moler a golpes. @KennyOmegaManX y @vikingo_aaa
Para @AEW español usa la opción de SAP en los Estados Unidos y Canada atraves de @tbsnetwork. Internacional en español por @FiteTV. #AEWenEspañol https://t.co/YLtgUfHEUL
— Thunder Rosa (@thunderrosa22) March 23, 2023
I need a cigarette and a glass of wine after that. @KennyOmegamanX @vikingo_aaa @AEW
— Renee Paquette (@ReneePaquette) March 23, 2023
Me after that match 💯#AEWDynamtie pic.twitter.com/wwLq8i2JiS
— Private Party (@IsiahKassidy) March 23, 2023
Estas loco, carnal!! Bravo @vikingo_aaa https://t.co/JQA5DWumP5
— ⭐⭐Rodriguez 🇲🇽🇺🇸⭐⭐ (@RRWWE) March 23, 2023
El Hijo de Vikingo…. pic.twitter.com/V2Kb61ehbv
— carlito (@Litocolon279) March 23, 2023
.@lexynair catches up with El Hijo Del Vikingo and @Konnan5150, after @vikingo_aaa‘s jaw-dropping performance on #AEWDynamite! pic.twitter.com/wNClQqsrUS
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) March 23, 2023
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