Major League Wrestling sent out the following:

Matt Cross enters the Battle Riot

Matt Cross returns to NYC ready to Riot on June 23

MLW have announced Matt Cross as a participant in the 40-wrestler Battle Riot as MLW returns to New York City’s Melrose Ballroom on June 23, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping. Limited tickets are available at and on Eventbrite.

Fresh off of a tour of Latin America, international veteran Matt Cross will Riot June 23rd as he hopes to keep his momentum going by overcoming 39 other wrestlers in a match where a new participant enters every 60 seconds! Fresh off of a win over TJP, Matt Cross is ready to wrestle forever when he enters the Battle Riot and has to contend with a ring full of wrestlers all vying for a crack at the champ.

Making his MLW debut in 2004, Cross has collected titles all over the world but gold has eluded him in Major League Wrestling. Will the popular punk rock DIY wrestler have the grit to outlast 39 other wrestlers in MLW’s literal largest match of the year? Find out LIVE in New York City on June 23 at MLW Battle Riot IV!

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

— Matt Cross

Plus more to be announced in the days ahead!

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

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

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.