EVOLVE Title match announced for Mania Weekend, Regal sets up title chase

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


WWNLive announced Sunday night that Timothy Thatcher will defend the EVOLVE Title against Matt Riddle on April 1 in Dallas, Texas.

Riddle lose to Thatcher at the EVOLVE 56 show Saturday night in New York. At Sunday’s EVOLVE 57 show, Riddle was granted a re-match against Thatcher on April 1.

WWE’s NXT GM William Regal set up a storyline where Riddle needs to win the EVOLVE Title in order to make it to WWE.

EVOLVE 58 – April 1 in Dallas, Tex.

  • EVOLVE Title match: Timothy Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Will Ospreay
  • Chris Hero & Tommy End vs. Drew Gulak & Tracy Williams
  • Ricochet vs. T.J. Perkins
  • More matches TBA after EVOLVE 56-57

EVOLVE 59 – April 2 in Dallas, Tex.

  • USA vs. Europe Series #1: Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay
  • USA vs. Europe Series #2: Timothy Thatcher vs. Marty Scurll
  • USA vs. Europe Series #3: Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Matt Riddle
  • USA vs. Europe Series #4: T.J. Perkins vs. Tommy End
  • potential EVOLVE Tag Title match: Johnny Gargano & Drew Galloway vs. Drew Gulak Tracy Williams

WWN Supershow “Mercury Rising 2016” – April 2 in Dallas, Tex.

  • Traditional Six-man Tag: Kota Ibushi & Johnny Gargano & T.J. Perkins vs. Will Ospreay & Marty Scurll & Tommy End
  • EVOLVE champion Timothy Thatcher vs. Sami Callihan
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. vs. Chris Hero
  • Ethan Page vs. Anthony Nese
  • SHINE Title match: Taylor Made vs. Ivelisse
  • (NEW) FIP Title match: Caleb Konley vs. Maxwell Chicago vs. Gary Jay vs. Jason Cade
  • Terry Funk recognized

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