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Why isn't MLW (Major League Wrestling) talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

I notice that when wrestling companies outside of WWE get talked about that for most part people only mention ROH or NJPW and never MLW for some reason. Ive seen a little bit of MLW wrestling but from what I have seen it is definitely a quality wrestling company with descent promos and pretty good matches. There are wrestlers like Brian Pillman JR who is definitely making a great name for himself and developing, Davey Boy Smith is also with MLW along with Low Ki who is one of my favorite wrestlers.

They are a few examples of talented wrestlers on the MLW roster at the moment.

So is it because it's not really known about or do people think it's not as good as ROH or NJPW.

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I watch it every week. Even though I like it I'm not invested in a lot of guys so I can see why people sleep on it. But guys like Tom Lawlor and the new hart foundation are great and pentas always quality
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We're too busy watching it
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Re: Why isn't MLW(Major League Wrestling)talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

Hadn't even heard of it until this thread.
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Re: Why isn't MLW (Major League Wrestling) talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

Great roster, but they need to step up regarding show quality tbh.



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Re: Why isn't MLW (Major League Wrestling) talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

I hear more about MLW than ROH.
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Re: Why isn't MLW (Major League Wrestling) talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

To be fair, those companies have been around a lot longer and have bigger fanbases, hence why they're talked about more.

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Re: Why isn't MLW (Major League Wrestling) talked about as much as ROH or NJPW

MLW ran 18 shows last year, ROH ran like 40. MLW runs about 4 different cities, ROH ran shows in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Japan, plus like 20 different states.

MLW's TV partner in the US averages 7,000 viewers per hour of primetime television. They put Fusion episodes up on Youtube, but only one so far has even broken 100,000 views.

The reality of it is that, no matter how good MLW is, it's just not very popular. They have good buzz but not enough people watch them.

According to the May 2015 Observer, ROH was already getting close to half a million viewers per week back then across the Sinclair TV stations alone. Now consider how many stations Sinclair has bought since then, the new networks Stadium and Charge, Fite TV, Honor Club, ROH Wrestling.com, and the online/social media feeds of Stadium and Charge. There is no definite number for how many people watch ROH TV every week but it's definitely way more than Impact, NJPW on AXS, MLW Fusion, Lucha Underground, etc.

And NJPW on AXS has been said by AXS reps to average around 200,000 per week.

That's why ROH and NJPW get talked about more. They have bigger stars, they have more visibility, they have more fans. Simple.
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MLW ran 18 shows last year, ROH ran like 40. MLW runs about 4 different cities, ROH ran shows in the US, Canada, England, Scotland, Japan, plus like 20 different states.

MLW's TV partner in the US averages 7,000 viewers per hour of primetime television. They put Fusion episodes up on Youtube, but only one so far has even broken 100,000 views.

The reality of it is that, no matter how good MLW is, it's just not very popular. They have good buzz but not enough people watch them.

According to the May 2015 Observer, ROH was already getting close to half a million viewers per week back then across the Sinclair TV stations alone. Now consider how many stations Sinclair has bought since then, the new networks Stadium and Charge, Fite TV, Honor Club, ROH Wrestling.com, and the online/social media feeds of Stadium and Charge. There is no definite number for how many people watch ROH TV every week but it's definitely way more than Impact, NJPW on AXS, MLW Fusion, Lucha Underground, etc.

And NJPW on AXS has been said by AXS reps to average around 200,000 per week.

That's why ROH and NJPW get talked about more. They have bigger stars, they have more visibility, they have more fans. Simple.
This, plus mlw tv show is boring.

Note to AEW, talent don't mean nothing without good storytelling. The reason why lucha underground got over with no big names. Nwa YouTube series is another good example of storytelling.
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This, plus mlw tv show is boring.
Are you trying to claim that mlw's tv show is more boring than the trash ROH puts out on a weekly basis?
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