There are a few legendary arenas in the world of professional wrestling still left standing. This past Saturday, MLW brought a riot to one of them. Coming to us live from the world-famous 2300 Arena, formally known as the ECW arena. Located at the corner of Swanson and Rittner. MLW hosted its annual Battle Riot event. The main event was the Battle Riot. The rules of the Battle Riot are simple the match starts with two wrestlers in the ring. Every 60 seconds, a new wrestler enters the match. Until all 40 wrestlers have entered the ring. The goal of the match is to eliminate all other competitors by pinfall, submission, or throwing your opponent over the top rope with both feet touching the floor. The last wrestler left standing is declared the winner.
Believe the Hype
The Riot at the arena lived up to the hype. This match was action-packed and hard-hitting from start to finish. The battle riot saw the finish when Alex Kane entered the match as number one. Was able to outlast 39 other wrestlers and be declared the winner of the riot. However, this wasn’t the lone match of the night. In total, MLW put on 14 matches. Some stuck out more than others. Some even had the fans left chanting, “This is awesome.” One match had the fans standing, truly energized, invested, and emotionally engaged, that being the bout for the MLW Tag titles.
The tag title match saw The Samoan SWAT Team take on Second Gear Crew in a hardcore match. Both teams were fan Favorites. Before this match even started, fans were on their feet, showing their love and passion for their favorites in this bout. This match had it all. Tables, ladders, and even chairs. The high spot of the match was a toss-up between two breathtaking moments. The first moment saw Lance Anoa’I being thrown off the top of a ladder, landing on a resting ladder and snapping it in two. The second moment was when 450-pound Juicy Finau jumped off the top rope onto an opponent lying on a table, breaking the table with the impact. This match was exciting and had the crowd on their feet from start to finish.
MLW Brought a Riot to 2300 Arena
Overall, the riot at the arena gave fans everything they could ask for and then some. Fans left the 2300 Arena Saturday night entertained, feeling they got their money’s worth. MLW proved that they are now a can’t-miss show whenever they are in Philly. For fans interested in checking out MLW the next time they return. It was announced after the show MLW will return to the 2300 arena on July 8th. That will for sure be a can’t-miss event from MLW.
Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.