Matt Riddle to Defend NJPW World TV Title Against Bad Dude Tito at MLW Intimidation Games

Matt Riddle to Defend NJPW World TV Title Against Bad Dude Tito at MLW Intimidation Games

A championship stipulation has been added to an upcoming match at MLW Intimidation Games.

On Monday, February 26, MLW announced a change to the match between Matt Riddle and Bad Dude Tito at Intimidation Games, noting that Riddle will defend his NJPW World TV Championship in the match. Riddle won the title at NJPW The New Beginning on February 23.

Major League Wrestling (“MLW”) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (“NJPW”) today announced Matt Riddle will defend the NJPW World Television Championship for the first-time ever against Bad Dude Tito at MLW Intimidation Games’24 live and exclusively on Triller TV+ Thursday, February 29 at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City.

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History is set to be made this Thursday as the newly crowned NJPW World Television Champion, Matt Riddle, steps into the ring for his first title defense against the formidable Bad Dude Tito.

Riddle’s ascent to the championship throne came in a stunning victory over the legendary Hiroshi Tanahashi during the co-main event of NJPW: New Beginning in Sapporo, Japan, on February 23. Now, fresh off his triumph over “The Ace of the Universe,” Riddle finds himself facing a new challenge in the form of Bad Dude Tito, marking a pivotal moment in his reign as champion.

“The alliance between New Japan Pro Wrestling and MLW has resulted in this blockbuster title fight,” said MLW CEO Court Bauer. “I wish to thank Mr. Naoki Sugabayashi, Mr. Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Mr. Rocky Romero for brokering this title fight and allowing MLW and New York City the honor of hosting this world championship match. This cross-promotional championship clash signifies an era of exciting collaboration and competition in the world of professional wrestling.”

Adding a layer of intrigue to this highly anticipated bout is the unique stipulation attached to the NJPW World Television Championship. With a time limit of 15 minutes imposed on all NJPW World Television title matches, both Riddle and Bad Dude Tito will be under immense pressure to seize victory within the allotted time frame.

For Tito, this match not only marks his debut in MLW but also presents a golden opportunity to etch his name in the annals of wrestling history by dethroning the newly crowned champion and capturing the NJPW World Television Championship. Will Tito be fast enough to finish Riddle in under 15 minutes? Find out this Thursday LIVE on TrillerTV+ from New York City.

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