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Matt Riddle joins MLW, debuts against Jacob Fatu January 6 at Kings of Colosseum

By 21 December 2023News

By Dom Smith

MLW today announced Matt Riddle has joined MLW and will debut in a dream match against Jacob Fatu at MLW Kings of Colosseum live and exclusively on TrillerTV+ Saturday, January 6 at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena.

Grab tickets at and the 2300 Arena box office. Tickets start at $15.

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Matt Riddle, the chill grappler known for fighting barefoot and winning big has returned to Major League Wrestling… and he has set his sights on “the most dangerous man on planet earth”: Jacob Fatu.

In 2018, Riddle danced with destiny, dominating the MLW World Heavyweight Title tournament, exiting in the finals in a championship bout that could’ve gone either way.

Having won titles around the world, Riddle now returns to MLW to finally win the big one: the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. In order to do so, he has to go through the baddest beast in the land in the “Samoan Werewolf” Jacob Fatu.

Colliding for the first time ever, this dream match promises to be an instant classic.

Fatu has dominated Major League Wrestling, winning the MLW World Heavyweight Championship as well as the MLW National Openweight Title.

Fatu has not been shy as of recent about his 2024 intentions: becoming the first-ever MLW World Heavyweight Champion.

Now Riddle and Fatu fight for their futures in MLW. Who will triumph?

Lock in your tickets now at and see it go down Saturday, January 6 in Philadelphia.


First. Time. Ever.

Matt Riddle vs. Jacob Fatu

World Heavyweight Title Fight:
Alex Kane (champion) vs. Richard Holliday (with Saint Laurent)

Taipei Deathmatch for the MLW National Openweight Championship:

Rickey Shane Page (champion) vs. AKIRA

World Featherweight Title Fight:
Janai Kai (champion, presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Hyper Misao (of Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling)

Love is Blind(fold) Match

Love, Doug vs. Brett Ryan Gosselin


Satoshi Kojima vs. Sami Callihan

Nao Kakuta vs. Moka Miyamoto

Intergender Match:
Steph De Lander vs. Good Brother #3

Some of the athletes and talent signed to compete and appear include:

•Salina de la Renta

•World Tag Team Champions Second Gear Crew

•“Filthy” Tom Lawlor

•Delmi Exo

•Tony Deppen


•Matt Striker

•Saint Laurent

•Alec Price

•Jesus Rodriguez


•Josh Bishop

•Notorious Mimi

•Tiara James

•Wasted Youth

•TJ Crawford

•Griffin McCoy

•Joe Dombrowski

More athletes and matches will be announced at

PLUS: A Special Meet & Greet! (Pre-Order)

Tickets start at $15 at Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance

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