MLW Announces Major Matches For 2024 Opera Cup

Major League Wrestling is one of the fastest-rising wrestling promotions in recent times. MLW’s Opera Cup tournament is about to begin.

MLW’s next major special event is the MLW Blood & Thunder special event. The first round of the Opera Cup will also commence at the event. The show is set to take place on July 12 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

MLW took to Twitter to announce that Atlantis Jr. will be wrestling Okumura in the first round of the Opera Cup. The match will take place at Blood & Thunder.

“Atlantis Jr. vs. Okumura: Opera Cup R1 match in St. Petersburg, FL July 12 at MLW Blood & Thunder

“MLW today announced Atlantis Jr. vs. Okumura in round 1 of the Opera Cup at MLW Blood & Thunder’24, from the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, July 12.

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CMLL sends some of its premier athletes to compete at MLW: Blood & Thunder in the Opera Cup

“CMLL is sending two of its premier luchadores to compete in the prestigious Opera Cup tournament.

“Atlantis Jr., who made a sensational MLW debut last month with a commanding victory over Ultimo Guerrero, is poised to solidify his burgeoning reputation. Riding a wave of momentum, Atlantis Jr. aims to use the Opera Cup as a platform to cement his status as an emerging force in the wrestling world.

On the other side of the ring stands Okumura, whose extraordinary 2024 includes a triumphant reign as one-half of the MLW World Tag Team Champions alongside Satoshi Kojima. Celebrating his 30th year in professional wrestling, defeating Atlantis Jr. and advancing in the Opera Cup would further cement his legacy. In order to do so, Okumura will have to complicate Atlantis Jr.’s fight plan, with Okumura relying on his blend of lucha and strong style. This unique fighting system could be a dangerous challenge for Atlantis. Jr.”

A short history about the MLW Tournament the Opera Cup

“The Opera Cup is the oldest tournament in professional wrestling, with roots tracing back to the late 1800s. Held in opera houses across the nation, past winners include legends like George Hackenschmidt, William Muldoon, and Stu Hart. Revived by MLW in 2019 after a 70-year hiatus, the tournament has once again become a showcase for wrestling’s finest.

This year’s expanded 16-fighter tournament will also feature participants from New Japan Pro Wrestling and CMLL, adding another layer of excitement and international flair. The complete brackets will be revealed soon, promising fans an unforgettable series of matches as today’s top grapplers vie for the historic antique trophy,” MLW tweeted.

Two Cousins set to wrestle each other in the MLW Opera Cup

Major League Wrestling also announced that two popular luchadors will be facing each other in the first round of the Opera Cup. Mistico will be wrestling his cousin Magnus.

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