Dragon Gate Star will make his MLW debut in The Battle Riot


MLW has announced that a certain Dragon Gate star will be appearing with the company for the first time in “Battle Riot IV.”

The promotion took to Twitter to reveal that La Estrella will be in the Battle Riot match at “Battle Riot IV.” The match itself is essentially a giant battle royale with a similar entry schedule to The Royale Rumble, but adds no disqualifications. The chaotic and entertaining outcome is the Battle Riot match.

The winner of the fight earns a future shot at the MLW World Heavyweight Championship. The opportunity can be used anytime, anywhere for the winner.

After 2 years, Japan’s door continues to open as Dragon Gate’s La Estrella comes to Major League Wrestling, making her US debut next Thursday in New York at Battle Riot.

A member of Shun Skywalker’s Masquerade stable in Dragon Gate, La Estrella is one of the promotion’s most promising stars. A high-flying, state-of-the-art Estrella blends Japanese wrestling and lucha for an exciting blend of blazing speed and innovation.

“I’ve been a big fan of La Estrella since I first saw it two years ago,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “We’ve been preparing for this for some time and finally that day has arrived with the amazing La Estrella kicking off. This year’s Battle Riot will be a global showcase with no less than 4 organizations sending talent spectacular to participate in the Riot and it starts with La Estrella!

In February 2020, MLW and Dragon Gate announced a strategic alliance. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated the two organizations’ ability to team up. Now the wait is over.

Ho Ho Lun was the first Dragon Gate representative to come to MLW earlier this year. Now La Estrella comes in ready to impress and challenge for championships.

La Estrella’s goal is simple: return to Dragon Gate with a title shot anytime anywhere. But to do so, La Estrella must survive and beat 39 other participants. Will La Estrella’s star eclipse all others in the Big Apple as he conquers Battle Riot?

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


World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone vs. Bandido (with Cesar Duran)

Taya Valkyrie vs. Brittany Blake

Samoan SWAT team against Ross and Marshall Von Erich

Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Clara Carreras


Who will survive, defeat and eliminate 39 other wrestlers and earn a title shot against the world champion? Find out on June 23 in the Big Apple at Melrose Ballroom.

Combat Riot participants:

Jacob Fatou

Killer Kross

Lince Dorado

EJ Nduka

calvin tank man

Alex Kane

Marshal Von Erich

Ross Von Erich

matt cross

Savio Vega

La Estrella (Dragon Gate)

Richard Holiday

Juicy end

Lance Anoa’i

As Romero

K.C. Navarro

Mini Abismo Black

Los Maximos

And more to be announced in the days to come! More talent and matches will be announced in the coming weeks on MLW.com.


A mix of a battle royale, a rumble royale and everything street legal, this massive main event will feature 40 wrestlers and new entrants will enter 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. Everything 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 against whoever the champion is! More athletes and matches will be announced on MLW.com. Tickets start at $15 on MLWNYC.com and Eventbrite. Tickets will also be available the day of the show at the box office, unless the event is sold out in advance.


Major League Wrestling shows are interactive. Fans not only get to experience major league action in the ring, but also have the opportunity to meet some of their favorites before bell time.


There will be several dating opportunities with Major League Wrestling wrestlers and personalities.


The program of the event is as follows:

6 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders

6:30 p.m.: Doors open to the general public (all ticket holders)

7:30 p.m.: Show time


Located in the heart of Long Island City, just minutes from Manhattan, Melrose Ballroom is one of New York’s premier exclusive venues for live performances, music and entertainment shows. The Melrose Ballroom is located at: 36-08 33rd Street Long Island City, NY 11106.

About Major League Wrestling

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As noted, “Battle Riot IV” is set to take place at Melrose Ballroom in New York City on June 23, 2022.


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