MLW: Emmy-winning actor Paul Walter Hauser joins Major League Wrestling for Battle Riot VI


Posted on 5/15/124 by Colin Vassallo



NEW YORK – May 15, 2024 – Major League Wrestling (MLW) – one
of the fastest growing wrestling leagues in the U.S. – today
announced an A-list addition to its biggest event of the
year Battle Riot VI. Emmy-winning Actor Paul Walter Hauser
has declared for the 40-man Battle Riot match, which the
company also announced will be streamed live, for free for
the first time ever on YouTube on Saturday, June 1 from
Center Stage in Atlanta.

By joining MLW, Hauser is taking a huge step in his growing
Pro Wrestling Career by entering the flagship Battle Riot
match for a shot at the MLW World Heavyweight Championship.
The acclaimed actor has been training and competing since
November 2023, while making high-profile appearances in film
and television.

A mash-up of a battle royale and anything goes street fight,
this super-sized main event will feature 40 of the fiercest
wrestlers on the planet with new participants entering the
ring every 60 seconds.

“I’m so excited to take part in Major League Wrestling’s 6th
Annual Battle Riot,” said Paul Walter Hauser. “While some
could misconstrue this to be an actor making a cameo in
wrestling, or a fan checking off some bucket list or wish
fulfillment – don’t get it twisted. I am entering to prove
myself worthy of a spot in the world of wrestling, as well
as a shot at Satoshi Kojima’s World Heavyweight Title.”

“Paul is building something special with a two-track career
driven by his passion and an unrelenting quality that
separates the pretenders from the contenders,” said MLW
Founder and CEO Court Bauer. “I don’t think there is
anything Paul wants more than to put MLW gold next to his
Golden Globe and EMMY. Now he will get his chance of making
that happen at MLW Battle Riot VI.”

Battle Riot VI will be MLW’s first-ever free live-streamed
event since the company began its live broadcasts a year ago
on pay-per-view.

Said Bauer about the new streaming avenue, “The ‘content is
king’ era is over. The creator economy is here and it’s
powered by YouTube. Direct to consumer is the future for
sports leagues. We are going right to the fans that watch us
and giving them MLW’s biggest signature event of the year
for free.”

Additional MLW Battle Riot VI will include former UFC stand-
out Matt Riddle, Mexico’s biggest box-office draw Místico,
multiple global champion Bobby Fish, “Death Machine” Sami
Callihan, WCW legend and Karate Hall of Famer Ernest “The
Cat” Miller, former MLW World Tag Team Champion Matthew
Justice, multi-league champion Timothy Thatcher, third
generation grappler Davey Boy Smith Jr., CONTRA masked
mercenary Mads Krule Krugger, Atlanta’s own Alex Kane,
former NFL player AJ Francis and many more to be announced.

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