Alex Shelley named as the final participant for the MLW 2021 Opera Cup

Major League Wrestling has announced that former IMPACT, ROH and NXT star Alex Shelley is the final participant in the 2021 Opera Cup Tournament.

The tournament begins at the company’s Fightland tapings in Philadelphia at 2300 Arena on Saturday, October 2.

Shelley joins Lee Moriarty, Bobby Fish, Tom Lawlor, Matt Cross, TJP, Davey Richards and Calvin Tankman for the 8-man tournament.

The tournament will then conclude with the finals at the Intimidation Games tapings at 2300 Arena on Saturday, November 6.

You can read the full announcement from Major League Wrestling Below:

Alex Shelley will make his Major League Wrestling debut Saturday night October 2nd at the 2300 Arena.

Entering the Opera Cup, Alex Shelley is the eighth and final participant. His opening round opponent and full brackets will be revealed in the days ahead.

“Alex is a true fighting artist,” said Court Bauer. “He’s someone I’ve been dying to bring into MLW and the timing is perfect as the Opera Cup is the definitive stage for the grappling genius that is Alex Shelley.”

See Alex Shelley square off alongside seven other participants in the historic 2021 edition of the Opera Cup in Philadelphia.