MLW has officially confirmed new participants for its 40-wrestler Battle Riot match.

The promotion took to Twitter earlier and announced that Los Maximos (Joel and Jose Maximo) will be in the Battle Riot match at “Battle Riot IV”. The Battle Riot blends the styles of WWE’s Royal Rumble and an anything-goes match, with the winner receiving a future shot at the MLW World Championship.

You can see the full press release below:

MLW originals Joel and Jose Maximo make their return home to MLW and fight before their hometown crowd as they hope to rock the Battle Riot and grab their ticket to a title fight anytime, anywhere against Hammerstone.

If MLW’s Spanish Announce Team gets a little luck with their entry numbers, the scrappy brothers from Queens could be unstoppable.

Find out LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV!


World Heavyweight ChampionshipAlex Hammerstone vs. Bandido (with Cesar Duran)

Taya Valkyrie vs. Brittany Blake

Samoan SWAT Team vs. Ross & Marshall Von Erich

The featherweight division debut of Scarlett Bordeaux


Who will outlast, outfight and out riot 39 other wrestlers and earn a title shot against the World Champion? Find out June 23 in the Big Apple at the Melrose Ballroom.

Battle Riot Participants:

Jacob Fatu

Killer Kross

Lince Dorado

EJ Nduka

Calvin Tankman

Alex Kane

Marshall Von Erich

Ross Von Erich

Matt Cross

Richard Holliday

Juicy Finau

Lance Anoa’i

Ace Romero

KC Navarro

Mini Abismo Negro

Los Maximos

Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!

More talent and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at


A mash-up of a battle royal, royal rumble and anything goes street fight, this super-sized main event will feature 40 wrestlers with new participants entering the ring every 60 seconds.

There will be surprises! There will be legends! There will be WTF entries… and there will be no disqualifications!

Elimination is by pinfall, submission or by throwing an individual over the top rope.

Anything is possible in a Battle Riot!


The winner gets a World Heavyweight Title Shot anywhere, anytime! It could be that night; it could be in 6 months. The challenger has the key to unlock an instant title shot against whoever the champion is!

More athletes and matches will be announced at

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

MORE ABOUT THE MELROSE BALLROOM: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

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The winner of the first-ever Battle Riot was “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, someone who has seen success in various companies since. Lawlor would later defeat Low Ki at “SuperFight” 2019 to become the MLW World Champion, holding the title for over 150 days until Jacob Fatu defeated him at “Kings of Colosseum” 2019.

Battle Riot IV is scheduled to take place at Melrose Ballroom in New York City on June 23, 2022.

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