Major League Wrestling (MLW) is a professional wrestling promotion that based its presentation around hybrid wrestling, which encompassed and showcased many different forms of wrestling. MLW's mission was to present itself as an alternative to sports entertainment. Founder Court Bauer described MLW's product as "the most violent, hard-hitting action mixed with cutting edge storylines creating a counter culture attitude that only MLW can deliver to its rabid fans."
MLW produced a 34-episode television show called Underground TV, which aired in the United States from April 7, 2003 to February 14, 2004. The gritty TV shows, featuring music by 50 Cent and Powerman 5000, were hosted by Joey Styles and consisted of pre-taped matches from prior events.