MLW signs Ichiban

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Ichiban added to MLW’s talent roster.

Taking place on 9/3 is Major League Wrestling’s Fury Road special that is streaming on FITE+. Among the matches on the card is a singles bout between ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams and Ichiban. 

MLW CEO Court Bauer appeared on Busted Open Radio to chat Fury Road. He revealed that MLW has signed Ichiban to a deal. 

I think over time, you’re gonna see guys like Ichiban who is a breakout guy out of the northeast region. Now, we’re trying to take him to the next level, national, the international level. I think he’s gonna be a guy to be on the lookout for. He’s very talented and he’s been killing it in the New England area and that’s where I said, ‘Okay, we gotta sign this guy’ and I can tell you guys this officially as an exclusive here, we just signed Ichiban and he’s a prospect that we’re looking for big things from… and he’s facing ‘Hot Sauce’ Tracy Williams on this show (MLW Fury Road) so that’s gonna be a great match, great styles.

Headlining Fury Road is Alex Kane defending the MLW World Heavyweight Championship against Willie Mack. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit Busted Open Radio with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription.

Ugh I hope not to one of those MLW extortion exclusive deals. Ichiban is a huge bright spot for Beyond. Too small for WWE but still.

I cannot see him disappearing from the indies. Especially Beyond / Open. I believe most MLW deals just give them priority for dates.

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