Major League Wrestling is set to return following a lengthy hibernation period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. MLW will begin taping shows in October, set to air in November. They are not going public with the location of their tapings.
“The hibernation is over,” MLW CEO Court Bauer told Sports Illustrated. “We’ll air in November on a weeknight in primetime on Fubo Sports Network, and our content will also be available on DAZN, which includes exclusive content, and Saturday nights on beIN. As for the filming, we’re not going to publicly announce our location. If fans were to show up, it would just cause a wave of complications with the COVID protocol, but we are very excited to return for our fans.”
As previously reported here on WrestlingNews.com, MLW has hired a COVID-19 compliance officer.
“We hired a COVID Compliance Officer, Mike Kitlas, and there will be frequent testing,” said Bauer. “We’re going to test before everyone gets on a plane, when they land, and then again during the tapings. We’ll be cleaning the trucks and the set every day. We have a protocol to follow, and we will ensure that guidelines will be met to keep everyone safe. That will include scheduling, transportation, locker room social distancing, and wearing masks, which will apply for talent, staff, and production.”
MLW is considering changing the name of their weekly series from Fusion to Underground in response to the success of their MLW Underground airings during the pandemic.