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UPDATED: More Details On Jacob Fatu Signing New Deal With MLW

November 15, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Jacob Fatu

UPDATE: PWInsider reports that there has been a lot of interest in Jacob Fatu prior to him signing a new long-term deal with MLW. WWE is one of the promotions that had been interested in hiring Fatu. MLW will now have the rights to book Fatu out to other promotions. They will have control over how he is used and presented by any independent companies that book him. This will help MLW protect Fatu and maintain his “aura as a top MLW star.” The company also plans to continue building the promotion around him and CONTRA Unit.

Original: Major League Wrestling has announced that it has signed MLW World Champion Jacob Fatu to a long-term, multi-year contract. Here’s a press release:

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) announced today they it has signed the reigning World Heavyweight Champion Jacob Fatu to a new long-term multi-year contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“This is where I wanted to be all along. CONTRA in MLW: this is my home,” Fatu said. The deal, which ties the “Samoan Smashing Machine” for the next several years to the league, goes into effect immediately.

“Fatu has been a revelation in the sport with a breakout year and has shown all the attributes we look for in a champion,” stated MLW CEO and founder Court Bauer.”We are excited to know that Fatu is someone we can build around, and we look forward to seeing him fight under the MLW banner for years to come.”

Fatu took MLW by storm earlier this year with high profile victories over some of the league’s top ranked wrestlers en route to dethroning “Filthy” Tom Lawlor on July 6 in Chicago.

Representing CONTRA Unit, Fatu, alongside Josef Samael, Ikuro Kwon and Simon Gotch have dominated MLW since the self-described global dealers in violence first raided the league.

Fatu will next compete for the league on December 5 at the Opera Cup hosted by the Melrose Ballroom in New York City. Tickets are available at www.MLWTickets.com.

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