Major League Wrestling (MLW) announced today that a new Hart Foundation will be debuting with MLW at their July 19 events and FUSION tapings in Queens, New York. The new stable will feature Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart and Brian Pillman Jr.
One of the sport’s most celebrated dynasties will embark on a new era July 19that the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY. Major League Wrestling today announced the Hart Foundation’s Teddy Hart… https://t.co/A3lDhZ9Tcj
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) June 14, 2018
Real life cousins Smith Jr and Hart have wrestled off and on together since they were small children, growing up as a part of real life Hart Family. Back in 1996, both took part in an opening bout at a WWF House Show in Calgary, when Hart was 16 and Smith was only 11. In 2007, Smith and Hart were packaged as The New Generation Hart Foundation in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW, then a WWE developmental) and were set to debut on the WWE main roster, but Hart was released shortly before, and Smith was repackaged with Tyson Kidd and Natalya as The Hart Legacy instead.
Brian Pillman Jr. is the real life son of former Hart Foundation member Brian Pillman, who entered the pro wrestling business last year. He trained with Lance Storm in Calgary, and then Sami Callihan in his native Ohio, and has continued to impress with every indie appearance, and in July he’ll be joining the next generation Hart Foundation as well.
From MLW’s press release:
One of the sport’s most celebrated dynasties will embark on a new era July 19that the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY. Major League Wrestling today announced the Hart Foundation’s Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr. (with Brian Pillman II) vs. ACH & Rich Swann for July 19th.
Additionally, all four men will compete in the first-ever Battle Riot®featuring 40 wrestlers as the main event of its July 19thcard and FUSION TV taping in New York City at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens, NY.
Tickets are available now at: https://mlwnyc.eventbrite.com.
The Hart Foundation, a dynastic team, features the controversial Teddy Hart, his globetrotting cousin Davey Boy Smith Jr., and newcomer Brian Pillman II, the son of the late legendary Flyin’ Brian Pillman.
MLW FUSION is seen every Friday night on BeIN Sports, as well as online on BeIN Sports USA YouTube channel.