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NJPW Star Announced For MLW Blood & Thunder 2024

KENTA vs. Bobby Fish at MLW Blood & Thunder in St Petersburg, FL on July 12

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Major League Wrestling (MLW) today announced KENTA vs. Bobby Fish in round 1 of the Opera Cup at MLW Blood & Thunder’24, from the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, July 12.

Grab tickets at and Eventbrite starting at $15.

Fans worldwide can tune in for free on MLW’s YouTube Channel to witness this historic bout live from St. Petersburg, FL.

KENTA will make his highly anticipated MLW debut against the formidable Bobby Fish at MLW Blood & Thunder on July 12. This match is not just any bout; it’s a Round 1 Opera Cup tournament match, adding an extra layer of intensity and stakes.

KENTA, representing New Japan Pro-Wrestling, is set to bring his renowned fighting prowess to MLW’s grand stage. Known as “Lil’K,” KENTA is a decorated fighter with an illustrious career. His accolades include:

One-time GHC Heavyweight Champion

One-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion

Two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion

One-time NEVER Openweight Champion

Two-time STRONG Openweight Champion

Three-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion

Three-time GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion

One-time GHC Tag Team Champion

KENTA is the master and creator of the iconic Go To Sleep finishing move and a proud member of the notorious BULLET CLUB. His exceptional talent has earned him multiple accolades, including the Tokyo Sports Best Bout, Best Tag Team Award, and Outstanding Performance Award.

Standing in his way is Bobby Fish, a fighter who has been on a tear in MLW since his return earlier this year. Fish is a feared kickboxing specialist who has recently expanded his arsenal with several dangerous suplexes. With momentum on his side, Fish aims to go the distance in the Opera Cup, having previously competed in the 2021 tournament. This year, he’s determined to claim the prestigious antique Opera Cup trophy.

This is a showdown of two brilliant fighting styles, as both KENTA and Fish are known for their striking prowess. With so much on the line, this high-stakes Opera Cup match promises to be a must-see fight.

The winner of this bout will advance to face AKIRA, who secured his place in the next round at MLW Anniversary’24.

Both KENTA and Fish have no time for punks in pro wrestling, and their shared kickboxing expertise ensures a hard-hitting, high-stakes battle.

Don’t miss this epic encounter at MLW Blood & Thunder, streaming live for free on MLW’s YouTube Channel on July 12. Be a part of history as KENTA makes his MLW debut and battles Bobby Fish in a match that will define their legacies.

Get your tickets now at and see it go down Friday, July 12 in St. Petersburg, FL.

Blood & Thunder live on YouTube card (9pm ET start)

3 Stages of Destruction Match

Matt Justice (managed by Bill Alfonso) vs. Mads Krule Krugger

Minoru Suzuki vs. AKIRA

Opera Cup Round 1

KENTA vs. Bobby Fish

Opera Cup Round 1

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Jake Crist

Opera Cup Round 1

Atlantis Jr. vs. Okumura

beIN SPORTS card (7pm ET start)

Opera Cup Round 1

Mistico vs. Magnus

More Matches and fighters will be announced at

PLUS: Special Meet & Greets with
•Mistico (pre-order)
•Minoru Suzuki (pre-order)

Tickets start at $15 at and Eventbrite.

Tickets will also be available day of show at the box office unless the event sales out in advance.

*** 7PM START TIME ***

The schedule for the event is as follows:

5:30 p.m.: Early entry for front row ticket holders

6:00 p.m.: Doors open for general public (all ticket holders)

7:00 p.m.: Showtime

The historic Coliseum was built in 1924, and purchased by the City of St. Petersburg in 1989. It has undergone extensive renovations, and the architecture and ambiance creates a flexible space to host a variety of events, making it one of the Tampa Bay area’s most unique multi-use facilities.

The Coliseum is located in the local historic district of downtown St. Pete, within walking distance of many downtown restaurants, shops & hotels. It offers over 800 parking spaces within walking distance.

The Coliseum is located at: 535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

About Major League Wrestling

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company, offering television content, action figures, apparel, live events, and ancillary entertainment. MLW operates live events in major markets throughout the United States and Mexico, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Tampa.

One of the fastest growing wrestling leagues today, MLW programming is available in over 60 countries worldwide, including MLW Fusion on beIN Sports in the U.S. and Ayozat TV on SKY in the United Kingdom.

MLW premium live events stream monthly live and exclusively on TrillerTV+.

For more information visit and follow MLW on X, Instagram and YouTube.

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