First-Ever Match Announced For MLW Battle Riot VI Event In June

Major League Wrestling (MLW) announced that AJ Francis will battle Alex Kane in the first-ever Ritual Combat Match at their Battle Riot VI event on Saturday, June 1 from Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, with the show airing live on YouTube.

You can check out the full announcement below:

Ritual Combat signed for Battle Riot VI

Presented on YouTube LIVE June 1

MLW today announced the first-ever Ritual Combat match: AJ Francis vs. Alex Kane (cornered by Mr. Thomas for MLW: Battle RIOT VI on Saturday, June 1 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA and presented live on YouTube.

🎟 Grab tickets at and at Ticketmaster.

See ritual combat live and exclusively on YouTube for FREE. Sign up for your MLW Standard Pass membership!

The first-ever Ritual Combat Match will go down live at Battle RIOT VI in Atlanta presented on YouTube.

In a clash fueled by animosity, Alex Kane and AJ Francis will go head-to-head in Ritual combat for the throne of Bomaye.

The rivalry between these two explosive and outspoken competitors has reached a boiling point, with Francis challenging Kane to face him in Ritual Combat before the elders. Kane, never one to back down from a challenge, swiftly accepted the challenge, setting the stage for what promises to be an epic confrontation.

The saga between Kane and Francis traces back to February, when Francis made a thunderous entrance into MLW, immediately targeting Kane with a barrage of verbal assaults. Their feud intensified at War Chamber, where Francis controversially secured a victory over Kane, prompting accusations of a fast count. In the aftermath, Francis orchestrated a calculated betrayal, persuading several members of the Bomaye Fight Club to defect to his side, leaving Kane to fend for himself.

Undeterred by betrayal and fueled by a relentless determination, Alex Kane, the stoic fight captain of the Bomaye Fight Club, is poised for redemption. Battle RIOT VI in Atlanta will serve as the battleground where Kane aims to settle the score once and for all with AJ Francis, determining once and for all who rightfully claims the throne.

Don’t miss the first-ever Ritual Combat match between Alex Kane and AJ Francis, streaming live on YouTube for free, where history will be made and rivalries will be settled in the heart of Hotlanta.

Get your tickets now at or Ticketmaster and see it go down Saturday, June 1 in Atlanta.