WWNLive News Drop – EVOLVE champion’s status, Riddle signs, EVOLVE 60 & 61 main events

By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor


Zack Sabre, Jr. (art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner)

WWNLive announced Friday several big items for their next tour – EVOLVE 60 and 61 in Maryland and New York, respectively.

– EVOLVE champion Timothy Thatcher will not be on the tours. WWNLive said he is “off all upcoming events indefinitely,” but is still EVOLVE champion.

– WWE prospect Matt Riddle has not signed with WWE yet and has signed a deal with WWNLive.

– The main event of EVOLVE 60 will be Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre, Jr., continuing their heated feud from Mania Weekend in Dallas.

– The main event of EVOVLE 61 will be Drew Galloway vs. Johnny Gargano in a battle of former EVOLVE tag champions after Galloway turned on Gargano in Dallas.

EVOLVE 60 – May 6 in Joppa, Md.

  • Main Event: Chris Hero vs. Zack Sabre, Jr.
  • Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Page

EVOLVE 61 – May 7 in Queens, N.Y.

  • Main Event: Drew Galloway vs. Johnny Gargano

– The announced talent roster includes:

  • Drew Galloway
  • Zack Sabre, Jr.
  • Chris Hero (E60 only)
  • Marty Scurll
  • Bravado Brothers
  • Drew Gulak
  • Tracy Williams
  • “TJP” T.J. Perkins (w/ROH manager Stokely Hathaway)
  • Matt Riddle
  • Fred Yehi
  • Lio Rush (ROH signee, who was part of a tug-of-war between ROH and WWNLive that eventually led to Rush staying on the EVOLVE shows since he does not have an exclusive ROH deal)

[ Zack Sabre, Jr. art credit Matt Charlton and Sam Gardiner (c) PWTorch ]

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