New Match Added To MLW Television Tapings On July 12

MLW (Major League Wrestling) recently announced that Bad Dude Tito Escondido will face Danny Jones in an Opera Cup First Round Match at the television tapings portion of MLW Blood & Thunder on Friday, July 12th from the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, Florida.

You can check out the full announcement below:

Bad Dude Tito vs. UK’s Danny Jones this Friday in St. Petersburg

Opera Cup match will be part of the beIN SPORTS TV taping

MLW have announced Bad Dude Tito Escondido (presented by Salina de la Renta) vs. Danny Jones in round one of the Opera Cup at the beIN SPORTS TV taping portion of MLW Blood & Thunder’24, from the Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, July 12.

This Friday night at the historic Coliseum, the 2024 Opera Cup tournament continues with an explosive first-round matchup between the reigning MLW National Openweight Champion, Bad Dude Tito Escondido, and the formidable Welsh sensation, Danny Jones.

This year’s Opera Cup tournament brings an international flair, embodied by Danny Jones, a towering 6’3? athlete from Wales, UK. With a career that spans Italy, Hungary, Canada, Denmark, and Ireland, Jones is now set to leave his mark on Major League Wrestling. Known for his agility and technical prowess, Jones aims to leverage his global experience to advance in this prestigious tournament.

This Friday marks the first-ever encounter between Bad Dude Tito Escondido and Danny Jones, adding an element of unpredictability to this highly anticipated match.

As the current MLW National Openweight Champion, Tito Escondido has established himself as a dominant force in the ring. Guided by the Puerto Rican powerbroker Salina de la Renta, Tito’s eyes are firmly set on securing the coveted antique Opera Cup trophy, a prize that de la Renta is eager to showcase on the Promociones Dorado mantle.

This round 1 Opera Cup match will take place during the beIN SPORTS taping portion of the event.

Held annually since the late 1800s at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a grueling multi-day tournament.

The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. Now, the “classic” is back as 16 of the best from around the world vie to have their name join the sport’s best from yesteryear.

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