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Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday Set For MLW Opera Cup

November 21, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
MLW Opera Cup

Major League Wrestling has announced a match between Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday for the upcoming MLW Opera Cup. The opening round happens on December 5 in New York City. Here’s a press release:

Timothy Thatcher enters Opera Cup; fights Richard Holliday in Opening Round Dec. 5 in NYC
Buy tickets at MLWtickets.com. Experience a live MLW Fusion TV taping!

Pound-for-pound one of the most gifted grapplers in the world, Timothy Thatcher. looks to out-wrestle all and claim the prestigious Opera Cup and win the first tournament since 1948. Standing in his way: the cosmopolitan elitist Richard Holliday. (buy tickets)

MLW today announced Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday in the opening round for the 2019 Opera Cup at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on December 5. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

Tickets start at $20 at: http://www.OperaCup.com. You can learn more about the Opera Cup’s history here.

Widely considered one of the best scientific pro wrestlers in the world, Timothy Thatcher is revered and feared for his rugged, technical style and its that combination that makes the ring general one of the favorites to go the distance on December 5 in the Opera Cup tournament.

Rarely does Thatcher face a man that can match him in power and size like Richard Holliday can. A dynamic athlete, Holliday is an emerging world class caliber wrestler having won the World Tag Team Titles earlier this year.

With self-proclaimed “dynastic qualities,” Holliday sees the Opera Cup as an opportunity to fast-track a singles career and make a statement by dominating. But is the Westport, CT native ready for Thatcher? Known for shutting down adversaries on the mat and manipulating their joints with punishing submissions, the 6’3″ Thatcher is a no nonsense fighter.

Will Thatcher’s quest for the cup be denied by the smug elitist? Find out LIVE in New York City December 5 as MLW presents the 2019 Opera Cup. Purchase your tickets at MLWTickets.com and be a part of history!

Matches signed thus far:

CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) vs. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie)

OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP
Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani

OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP
MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone

OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP
Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday

OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP
TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr.

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

Salina de la Renta
World Tag Team Champions Ross & Marshall Von Erich
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor
World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed and Injustice (Kotto Brazil & Jordan Oliver)
Mance Warner
Low Ki
Jimmy Havoc
And many more!
Tickets start at just $20 at MLWTickets.com. There are limited VIP tickets available which includes early entry (5:30 P.M.) featuring a Pre-Show Meet and Greet with select MLW fighting athletes.

Please note: General Admission SRO Tickets are: $20 for advance sales, $25 Day of Event at the door.

General Public Doors Open: 6 P.M.
Showtime: 7 P.M.

ABOUT THE OPERA CUP
Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.

The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).

Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.

After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returns December 5th as MLW hosts the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The event will be a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.

The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.

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