Major League Wrestling (MLW) was 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.
End of MLW
In February 2004, MLW folded.
|Shane Douglas||1||June 15, 2002||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Douglas defeated Vampiro and Taiyō Kea in a 3-way match to become the first champion.|
|Vacated||-||September 2002||-||Douglas refused to defend the championship, as per order of Referee John Finnegan after Douglas' attempt to throw down the championship at MLW's inaugural event.|
|Satoshi Kojima||1||September 26, 2002||New York City, New York||Kojima pinned Jerry Lynn to win the vacant MLW World Heavyweight title.|
|Mike Awesome||1||June 20, 2003||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||-|
|Steve Corino||1||June 20, 2003||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||Corino challenged Awesome to an impromptu match, immediately following Awesome's victory over Kojima. Corino claimed that Awesome had promised him backstage before his win a shot at the title whenever Corino wanted one.|
MLW Global Tag-Team Crown (GTC) Championship
|C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond||1||May 9, 2003||Orlando, Florida||C.W. Anderson and Simon Diamond defeated Steve Williams and P.J. Friedman to become the first champions.|
MLW World Junior Heavyweight Championship
|Sonjay Dutt||1||September 19, 2003||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||Dutt defeated Christopher Daniels to win the title.|