Published on October 7th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz


“Filthy” Tom Lawlor On The Return Of MLW To Television, The Von Erichs, Living In Vegas & More

Arguably the fastest-growing wrestling league today, Major League Wrestling — MLW, for short — is seen weekly via DAZN, fubo Sports Network and beIN SPORTS in the United States, in addition to television networks in over 20 countries abroad. Its TV series is MLW FUSION, which regularly includes the likes of “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, The Von Erichs (Ross & Marshall Von Erich), Jacob Fatu, Low Ki, Salina De La Renta, and Injustice (including Myron Reed). MLW is also the parent company of the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world, the MLW Radio Network.

The aforementioned former MLW World Heavyweight Champion “Filthy” Tom Lawlor joined the MLW ranks in 2017. He quickly emerged as one of the most respected and popular wrestlers in the league, eventually dethroning Low Ki to win his first World Heavyweight Championship at SuperFight. Prior to finding success within MLW, Lawlor won three national championships as a collegiate wrestling and turned heads in the MMA world. These days, he leads Team Filthy in MLW, which is currently feuding with Marshall and Ross Von Erich; last month, the Von Erichs spoke with yours truly for The Hype.

On October 7, 2020, I had the pleasure of interviewing “Filthy” Tom Lawlor via Zoom, as embedded below. More on Lawlor — who signed a long-term deal extension with MLW last year — can be found via, and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" series, which airs on dozens on television and digital networks. He has also co-authored 2 published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), and co-hosts the world's only known podcast about David Lee Roth, "The DLR Cast."

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