WWE Purchases EVOLVE Wrestling

WWE has officially purchased EVOLVE Wrestling, PWInsider reports. The deal was recently finalized after several months of negotiations. WWE now has the complete right to use the EVOLVE brand name and produce EVOLVE events. WWE has also acquired the EVOLVE video library. EVOLVE had been going through some financial issues and the COVID-19 pandemic made it worse. The cancellation… Read More WWE Purchases EVOLVE Wrestling

Matt Sydal Abruptly Leaves Match After Suffering Injury At Evolve 139

Matt Sydal reportedly left during his match against Leon Ruff tonight at Evolve 139 because of an undisclosed injury. According to Evolve founder Gabe Sapolsky, Sydal was receiving treatment after he left his match minutes in. Sapolsky tweeted, “Matt Sydal is receiving treatment in back. He will be ok.” One user tweeted that Leon Ruff hit Sydal… Read More Matt Sydal Abruptly Leaves Match After Suffering Injury At Evolve 139

Kenny Omega Strongly Criticizes WWE For Streaming Evolve Show Opposite AEW Fight For The Fallen

WWE announced yesterday that the WWE Network will stream EVOLVE’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. It will air as the EVOLVE 131 event, on Saturday, July 13 from the former ECW Arena, the 2300 Arena, in Philadelphia, PA. . The special will feature WWE NXT Champion Adam Cole vs. Akira Tozawa with the title on the line, Matt Riddle vs. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak… Read More Kenny Omega Strongly Criticizes WWE For Streaming Evolve Show Opposite AEW Fight For The Fallen

Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno) In Town For WWE Royal Rumble Weekend

There’s been a lot of speculation on when Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno) may make his WWE return, if that is still the plan. Talk among fans heated up today when WWN Live announced Hero for their EVOLVE events on Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th in San Antonio, Texas during WWE’s Royal Rumble weekend.… Read More Chris Hero (Kassius Ohno) In Town For WWE Royal Rumble Weekend

Joey Styles Issues Open Letter On Controversial EVOLVE Departure This Weekend

Source: WrestlingINC As noted, Joey Styles was fired by EVOLVE this weekend after making an inappropriate joke while doing commentary on iPPV. EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky noted on Twitter that there was a mandate not to get political on the show and Styles’ joke was related to President-elect Donald Trump. Styles issued the following open letter… Read More Joey Styles Issues Open Letter On Controversial EVOLVE Departure This Weekend

Joey Styles Fired From EVOLVE Over Tasteless Trump-Related Joke During FloSlam Stream

The mouth of Joey Styles has once again got him fired from a wrestling company … this time he was released by EVOLVE over a tasteless Trump-related joke he made about a female ring announcer. It all went down during EVOLVE 72 when Styles made a comment about announcer Joanna Rose who was in the ring… Read More Joey Styles Fired From EVOLVE Over Tasteless Trump-Related Joke During FloSlam Stream

WWNLive Partnership Announced With New Streaming Site

Independent promotions are hotter than ever this year, and WWNLive is looking to capitalize on that by making a deal with a new subscription service who’s looking to change the game. FloSports announced their partnership with WWNLive on its website Monday, noting that the five-year agreement will make FloSlam.tv the new home for all WWNLive properties — including EVOLVE, SHINE, and Full Impact Pro.… Read More WWNLive Partnership Announced With New Streaming Site

Cody Rhodes To Wrestle TNA Star, More On Him At EVOLVE 66

Source: WrestlingINC As noted, former WWE Superstar Cody Rhodes will be wrestling Kurt Angle on Saturday, August 27th at Northeast Wrestling’s “Wrestling Under the Stars” event in Wappingers Falls, NY. Cody will actually make his NEW debut the night before, August 26th, in Pittsfield, MA. His opponent will be “The Miracle” Mike Bennett, who was… Read More Cody Rhodes To Wrestle TNA Star, More On Him At EVOLVE 66