Taya Valkyrie To Face Holidead For The MLW World Featherweight Championship

Major League Wrestling will crown their inaugural World Featherweight Champion on May 13th, 2022 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, when Holidead faces former WWE NXT Star Taya Valkyrie.

MLW has announced that the inaugural World Featherweight Championship will be decided at their upcoming Kings of Colosseum event on May 13th, from the infamous 2300 Arena in South Philly.

MLW sent out the following press release regarding the match:

Taya Valkyrie vs. Holidead World Featherweight Title Fight signed for May 13 in Philly
See MLW Kings of Colosseum LIVE at the 2300 Arena

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) today announced that the inaugural Women’s World Featherweight Championship will be crowned as Taya Valkyrie fights Holidead at Kings of Colosseum ’22 on Friday, May 13 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, featuring an MLW Fusion TV taping.

Grab your tickets at and the 2300 Arena box office.

Major League Wrestling will crown the inaugural women’s World Featherweight Champion as history is made in Philadelphia on Friday, May 13th at the storied 2300 Arena.

Two of the best female fighters in the world will clash as legacies and destinies are defined and realized when Taya Valkyrie collides with Holidead. 

Fresh off of defeating Australia’s top ranked Shazza McKenzie, the undefeated Holidead faces one of the sport’s most decorated luchadoras in the returning Taya Valkyrie.

Winning championships in Mexico, Japan and the US, Taya has distinguished herself as one of this generation’s best. One of the sport’s most iconic and beloved luchadoras, the LA-based Canadian was a member of the Los Perros del Mal stable and won the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship 3 times.

Meanwhile, Holidead has dominated the featherweight division. From sending Nicole Savoy to the hospital to high profile wins over Willow Nightingale, Holidead has cleaned out the women’s division… that is until “La Wera Loca” returned.

How will the brood known as Strange Sangre impact this historic championship bout? That remains to be seen but Taya will have to avoid the likes of Gangrel, Arez, Dr Dax and Mini Abismo Negro.

MLW plans on having multiple women’s division. Like the men with the heavyweight and middleweight divisions, the women’s featherweight division promises to showcase the best and promote fair fights in stature between fighters of similar attributes. 

Who will be crowned the inaugural women’s World Featherweight Champion? Find out Friday night, May 13 in Philadelphia at MLW Kings of Colosseum!

Major League Wrestling returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Friday, May 13. Buy tickets at

Taya Valkyrie has held titles all over the world, including the IMPACT Knockouts Championship, a 3-time holder of the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship, and the DDT Pro-Wrestling Ironman Heavymetalweight Championship, just to name a few.

Valkyrie signed with WWE back in February of 2021, and was given the ring name Franky Monet. However, she was released from the company on November 4th, 2021 as part of a seventh round of mass WWE layoffs, with “budget cuts” being the reason given for the releases.

Other matches that have already been announced for MLW Kings of Colosseum from the 2300 Arena (formerly the ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are:

World Heavyweight Championship Match
Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Richard Holliday (with Alicia Atout)

Weapons of Mass Destruction Match
Jacob Fatu vs. Mads Krugger

Inaugural Women’s World Featherweight Championship
Taya Valkyrie vs. Holidead

Other MLW talents that are signed to compete and appear include: 

  • Davey Richards
  • nZo
  • Microman with Mister Saint Laurent
  • World Tag Team Champions Hustle & Power (Calvin Tankman & EJ Nduka)
  • Ross & Marshall Von Erich
  • National Openweight Champion Alex Kane (with Mr. Thomas)
  • World Middleweight Champion Myron Reed
  • Cesar Duran
  • Gangrel
  • The Sandman
  • Aramis
  • Arez
  • Matt Cross
  • ACH
  • KC Navarro
  • Savio Vega

More matches and wrestlers will be announced for the card. You can find more information about MLW and MLW events at

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