WWN Live News April 28, 2016
New EVOLVE Mini-Doc: TJP
We are backed with an important edition of the WWN alerts. For the first time, we take a close look at the situation revolving around EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher plus we have major news on a new website that will make the entire WWN Family better for you! Let’s get to it….
April 28th: We are all very puzzled by the actions of EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher the last time we saw him at the WWN Supershow: Mercury Rising 2016 in Dallas, TX on April 2nd. It has created an unprecedented situation, the likes of which have never been seen in pro wrestling. It has come to be dubbed “The Thatcher Crisis” in the WWN offices.
Thatcher had just defeated Sami Callihan to retain the Title when he was confronted by Drew Gulak, Tracy Williams, Matt Riddle, TJP and Fred Yehi of Catch Point. It looked like Thatcher was in for a beatdown, but instead he agreed to defend the EVOLVE Title against each member of Catch Point, remarking that they each owe him a “debt.” He then dropped the EVOLVE Championship belt in the middle of the ring and said he would have it back when he got “redemption.”
This is a complex situation with Thatcher, who is subject to a suspension after pushing an EVOLVE official aside at EVOLVE 58. EVOLVE officials gave him a leave of absence. This will coincide with the suspension for putting his hands on the EVOLVE official.
Timothy Thatcher will return to EVOLVE on June 10th in Ybor City, FL and June 11th in Orlando, FL. He will defend the title on June 10th, and if successful will then defend it on June 11th.
An added wrinkle in this situation is that Drew Gulak left with the EVOLVE Championship belt at the WWN Supershow and has not returned it. This will be a situation that will be adressed at EVOLVE 60 and EVOLVE 61 next weekend.
This is part 1 of “The Thatcher Crisis.” In the next WWN Alerts, we will look at the psychological issues that drove him to this breaking point.
April 28th: Check out that screen cap on the right. We are very excited to unveil the first look of the all new www.WWNLive.com. This will become the all inclusive home of the entire WWN Family including EVOLVE, SHINE, FIP and ACW. The new website will include many of the features you have been asking for including the ability to print out live event tickets and put all your purchases in the same shopping cart. It will consolidate everything into one, convenient, sharp website. We are only able to make these much needed improvements because of you! We take your support and put it right back into the WWN Family to make it better for you. Thank you for making this new website possible. It is still a few weeks away, but we are so excited that we wanted to give you a tease now.
April 28th: We are still working out the details of the booking/promoting/producing Seminar set for June 10th and 11th in Florida. This will be the most comprehensive, hands out education ever offered in this area. Gabe Sapolsky wrote this blog looking at why this Seminar is taking place.
April 28th: We are also working out the final details of the wrestler/referee Seminar/Tryout for June 10th in Ybor City, FL. Stay tuned, this could be a major opportunity and rare learning experience.
April 28th: Milk Chocolate are forced to pull off the May 7th event in Queens, NY due to an injury to Brandon Watts. We will give them an opportunity when Watts heals up.
April 28th: If you purchase tickets for EVOLVE next weekend by April 29th we will mail them out to you. All tickets will be held at will call after April 29th and shipping will be refunded. Purchase now in the DGUSA.tv Store. If you can’t be there in person, watch at www.WWNLive.com on live iPPV. Pre-order now to save $5! Here’s how the cards shape up:
-Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
-EVOLVE Tag Team Title Match: Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams defend vs. Fred Yehi & TJP
-Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Page
-Johnny Gargano vs. Marty Scurll
-Caleb Konley vs. Lio Rush
-Anthony Nese vs. Matt Riddle
-The Bravado Brothers vs. The Devastation Corporation
-Johnny Gargano vs. Drew Galloway
-WWE GCS Qualifier: Drew Gulak vs. Tracy Williams
-WWE GCS Qualifier: Fred Yehi vs. TJP
-Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll
-Matt Riddle vs. Lio Rush
-Ethan Page vs. Chris Dickinson
-Plus Harlem & Lancelot Bravado in tag team action!
April 28th: The mind-blowing 2016 continues! We are all sailing into the unknown together. There’s no telling what will happen next! Thank you for making it happen!