Jacob Fatu is a former MLW World Champion, and he recently spoke about possibly defending the MLW World Title at other promotions. Jacob Fatu is a big fan of “The Forbidden Door”. According to him, he would like to defend the title inside the company only and would never take the title and defend it at other promotions.
In a recent interview with Wrestling Inc. Daily, he stated that the title would lose its value if he defended it outside the promotion.
Jacob Fatu Talks About Wanting to Defend MLW World Title Inside the Promotion Only
MLW is also one of the most popular indie promotions in the US right now.
They are nowhere close to WWE or AEW in terms of success, but they still have a huge set of fans that are keeping them alive. “Absolutely, I would love to defend against others,” Fatu said. “But, for me, because the MLW title is very prestigious, and has been held by a lot of legends, I would prefer people from other places come to MLW to get this shot.
Yeah, I mean I could defend the belt somewhere else, but that would lose some of the shine. I’m not gonna come to your home to defend my belt, you’re gonna have to come here and feel this MLW s--t – for real”.
Fatu fought Chris Dickinson at GCW’s Highest in The Room PPV event. He spoke about the experience of performing in front of GCW fans. “I want to see both MLW and GCW win. I mean, you have to give people flowers when they’re doing really good.
Right now, wrestling in general – from TV to independents to local shows – is going through a good time. We out here, living it, and really stepping into it”. MLW Fightland was recently aired on VICE TV. The show was followed by Dark Side of the Ring.
On that show, Fatu lost his title to Alexander Hammerstone, who has the MLW National Openweight Champion. It was a Title vs Title match. Fatu commented on Hammerstone’s journey, which is actually quite similar to his. “It means a lot to face him,” Jacob Fatu admitted.
“It’s more than just a match. This represents everything we’ve been working towards, everything both of us have been through these last few years. It’s (a culmination) of our journey through wrestling.
The timing is good, I’m glad it’s happening. Fans are glad it’s happening. Overall, I’m sure everyone can’t wait to see the outcome”.