WWN Live News August 18, 2016
It all starts tomorrow with EVOLVE in Joppa, MD! We take a deep look at EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher with a new, must watch video and a special column Thatcher wrote at SI.com. We also have the main event for EVOLVE 68, a quickie preview for this Saturday’s EVOLVE 67, words from Ethan Page and more. Let’s get to it….
August 18th: Just a reminder that you can pre-order this weekend’s EVOLVE 66 and EVOLVE 67 live iPPVs at www.WWNLive.com at a discounted price today. Save $5 per iPPV!
August 18th: Johnny Gargano vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in the Battle Of The Aces has been signed for EVOLVE 68 on September 10th at the NYWC Sportatorium in Deer Park, NY. This will be your main event. It is the 2nd to last match in EVOLVE for Gargano. He has been the Ace of the WWN Family. Can Sabre Jr. defeat him and claim “Ace” status? We’ll find out on September 10th. Tickets are on sale here.
August 18th: It has been a year of peaks and valleys for EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher. He started his Road To Redemption during Wrestlemania weekend. It will come to a conclusion this weekend when Thatcher faces his toughest weekend as Champion. We are proud to release this video documenting everything that leads to Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle this Friday and Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak this Saturday. Please take a few minutes, watch, and leave a comment on what you make of this situation. Thank you.
The End Of The Road To Redemption
August 18th: EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher is a private and complex person. He has penned a column for Sports Illustrated detailing why he wrestles like he does with some personal insight on his past. We urge you to read it. It is definitely worth your time. Scroll down to read it as it is under the Kenny Omega interview as well as news on Conor McGregor and others.
August 18th: Tickets are still available for EVOLVE this Friday in Joppa, MD and this Saturday in Brooklyn, NY in the DGUSA.tv Store or by calling 267-638-6583. We will refund shipping and hold the tickets to be picked up at will call. Remember, EVOLE 67 this Saturday in Brooklyn has a special 3pm belltime. It will be over in time to get to NXT just a few miles away. Make it a double header! Go to the DGUSA.tv Events section for building and more show info.
August 18th: We are hiring a new video editor at the WWN offices in the Tampa area. This is a great opportunity to get on board with a growing company and work in the pro wrestling industry. If you are interested, please email Help@WWNLive.com with your resume and examples of your work.
Ethan Page Tells Why He Must Fight DUSTIN This Friday In Joppa, MD
August 18th: We focused on this Friday’s EVOLVE 66 card in Joppa, MD in the last WWN Alerts. Today, we look at one of the biggest shows of the year, EVOLVE 67, this Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, NY. Here’s a quickie preview of the event:
WWN & EVOLVE Wrestling present
Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Belltime: 3:00 PM
Saint Finbar Catholic Church Gymnasium
138 Bay 20th Street
This event will be over in time to make it a double header with NXT just a few miles away!
Cody Rhodes will be available for pictures and autographs before the event, starting at 1:30pm. Picture and autograph tickets can be purchased in the DGUSA.tv Store.
EVOLVE Championship Match (if Thatcher retains at EVOLVE 66)
Timothy Thatcher defends vs. Drew Gulak
This is months in the making. Gulak has defeated Thatcher in the past. Thatcher has never defeated Gulak in an EVOLVE ring. Gulak has tried to emotionally and physically destroy Thatcher. It might be working. Can Thatcher save himself and exorcise Gulak or will the leader of Catch Point claim what he believes is his rightful spot at the top of the WWN Family?
EVOLVE Tag Team Title Match – Six Man Tag Team Grudge Match
Drew Galloway, DUSTIN & Ethan Carter III defends vs. Tracy Williams, Fred Yehi & TJ Perkins
w/ Stokely Hathaway
EVOLVE Tag Team Champs Galloway & DUSTIN are forced to defend the titles in this six man tag, and if EC3 loses the fall they will still lose the Championship. The Catch Point team will then be able to pick any two members to be EVOLVE Tag Team Champions. This war has rocked EVOLVE, now TJP is asking Williams and Yehi to step up.
Special Challenge Match
Cody Rhodes vs. Chris Hero
The backstory here is pretty simple. Cody revealed a list of opponents he wanted to face when he left WWE. Hero was on the list. EVOLVE booked the match. It happens this Saturday. However, one thing we know about Chris Hero is that he doesn’t like his name to be called out. Who will win this dream match?
WWE Cruiserweight Classic Spotlight Match
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Cedric Alexander
The WWE CWC is the hottest thing going now. EVOLVE is proud to bring the action directly to you. Alexander is the talk of the wrestling world after his match against Kota Ibushi on WWE Network last week. Sabre Jr. is looking to still advance in the CWC. This is all about momentum.
Special Attraction Match #1
Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle
This first-time-ever match promises to test both competitor’s skills the fullest. Riddle has been on an amazing roll lately. He could enter this match as EVOLVE Champion. End is all about opportunity. This could be the show stealer.
Special Attraction Match #2
Tony Nese vs. Peter Kaasa
These two extraordinary athletes had a budding rivalry before Kaasa was injured and went to Japan. Now Kaasa is 100% and fresh off a very successful tour of Dragon Gate. Nese is looking to build on the momentum of his impressive showing in the WWE Cruiserweight Classic. This one should be spectacular.
Plus more with Ethan Page and others!!!
August 18th: The three EVOLVE shirts pictured above will be available at this weekend’s events in black and grey. They will be available at www.DGUSA.tv starting next week.
August 18th: Are you ready? We can’t wait to get back to action this weekend! Join us either in person or at www.WWNLive.com on live iPPV! Thank you for reading today’s WWN Alerts.