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Two decades later, Kojima wins MLW Heavyweight Championship

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

PHILADELPHIA — Major League Wrestling’s Superfight 4 card was held on Saturday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. This venue is a historic venue as it was previously known as the ECW Arena.

The Superfight card kicked off with a 2 out of 3 falls match between Ricky Romero and Ichiban. Romero would receive the first fall.

Major League Wrestling fighter Satoshi Kojima has former champion Alex Kane in the corner during their match
Satoshi Kojima has former champion Alex Kane in the corner during their match (Photo by Chelsea Smith-Ruffin)

Then, Ichiban would pick up the second fall. Romero would then win the third and final fall to win the match.

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Romero retained his World Middleweight Championship with the win.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated 1 Called Manders in a HOSS fight. Smith Jr. received the win following a referee stoppage as 1 Called Manders was in a submission move and his face was blooded.

Jacob Fatu then defeated Yuji Ngata by pinfall. Then, Sami Callihan defeated Alira in a Death Match rules match.

Místico defeated Averno. Místico won the match by submission with an armbar.

This was possibly the best match on the card depending on your viewpoint.

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Then, Satoshi Kojima defeated Alex Kane in the main event for the MLW World Heavyweight Champion. Kojima celebrated with his fellow Japanese wrestlers after his win.

This is the second time that Kojima has won the belt. He previously was the champion two decades ago.

Major League Wrestling fighter Alex Kane clotheslines Satoshi Kojima during their match
Alex Kane clotheslines Satoshi Kojima during their match (Photo by Chelsea Smith-Ruffin)

Kojima was the champion from September 26th, 2002 through June 20th, 2003.

It is Kojima’s first Heavyweight Championship since last summer. That’s when he was the Global Honored Crown (GHC) Heavyweight Championship from June 12th through July 16th, 2023. The GHC Heavyweight Championship is defended under the Pro Wrestling Noah brand.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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