NEWS UPDATE: Adam Cole set to defend NXT North American Championship vs. WALTER at EVOLVE 107, new “Luchaverse” comics set to be launched by Masked Republic featuring Mysterio, Konnan, Penta Zero M, and more

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist


-Adam Cole will defend the NXT North American Championship against WALTER at EVOLVE 107 in Melrose, Mass. on June 24 WWE announced the match on their WWE NXT twitter handle, which can bee seen below.

WWE also published an article Cole’s title defense on wwe.com. The article features references to WALTER competing against Kassius Ohno at AXXESS during WrestleMania weekend this year. It also plugs EVOLVE 107 and references matches featuring Austin Theory, who has had a WWE tryout, and top EVOLVE star Matt Riddle.

WWN VP of talent relations & creative Gabe Sapolsky thanked Triple H for making the match happen in the latest WWN Alerts saying this would not have been possible without his cooperation. “This is a landmark announcement for EVOLVE,” said Sapolsky. “WWE has been growing this relationship with EVOLVE for a few years. We are ecstatic that the next step is this historic match on June 24th. This is all about giving the fans in the Boston area something special. Our deepest thanks to Mr. Levesque for making this happen.”

-Masked Republic is teaming with Chido comics to launch a new lucha libre series of lucha libre comics that will have five different series that will cross over called The Masked Republic Luchaverse. The comics will featuring Rey Mysterio Jr., Konnan, Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon Jr, Konnan, Los Cadetes del Espacio (Solar & Super Astro), and The Lucha Bros (Penta Zero M & Rey Fenix). 

You can read the entire press release from Masked Republic below:

CHIDO COMICS IS TAG-TEAMING WITH MASKED REPUBLIC TO BRING A TRUE MAIN EVENT TO THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY!  THE MASKED REPUBLIC LUCHAVERSE™ COMICS WILL DEBUT IN 2018 STARRING REY MYSTERIO, BLUE DEMON JR, KONNAN, LOS CADETES DEL ESPACIO (SOLAR & SUPER ASTRO) AND THE LUCHA BROTHERS (PENTA ZERO M & REY FENIX). 

The production team behind the Lucha Underground Comics and Joey Ryan: Big in Japan has joined forces with Masked Republic, whose core businesses is the representation across all media of some of the biggest lucha libre (Mexican professional wrestling) icons, legends and superstars worldwide; to bring them together for first time ever in a shared comic book Luchaverse™.  Legends Rey Mysterio, Blue Demon Jr, Konnan, and Los Cadetes del Espacio (Solar and Super Astro) will be joined by the two hottest luchadores of the modern era the Lucha Brothers™ Penta Zero M and Rey Fenix as the Luchaverse kicks off.

Writer Marco Lopez (Puerto Rico Strong, Terminal Anthology) and Chido Comics Founder & Publisher Ivan Plaza will be co-writing the Masked Republic Luchaverse one-shots which puts in the lucha libre stars right in the middle of an earth shattering event. “A dormant and mysterious power that long ago held the fate of our planet Earth has now been released. Our legends will be put to the test, as Chido Comics and Masked Republic bring back the glory and tradition of real-life lucha libre stars in comic books taking on epic and unprecedented events based in our real world mixed with adventure, fantasy and science fiction!

In addition to writers Lopez and Plaza, thus far, the amazing creative team announced to be working on the special one-shots includes artists Ben Harvey and Bryan Magnaye (Rey Mysterio), Diego Simone (Blue Demon Jr), Javier Martin Caba (Lucha Brothers) and lettering all five books Micah Myers! All Luchaverse titles will be Executive Produced by Masked Republic’s Kevin Kleinrock and Ruben Zamora and edited by Chido Comic’s Ivan Plaza. The Rey MysterioBlue Demon Jr and Lucha Brothers One-Shot Specials will be available this year; with The Masked Republic Luchaverse: Rey Mysterio One-Shot debuting at this year’s San Diego Comic Con along with an appearance by the legendary luchador himself on Friday, July 20th! The Konnan and Los Cadetes del Espacio One-Shots will be released late 2018/early 2019.

About Chido Comics:
Founded in 2016, Chido Comics is an independent publishing company which focus is to create and publish a wide variety of licensed & creator-owned Graphic Novels and Comic Books across all age groups and demographics. Our goal is to publish stories by up-and-coming, talented and diverse creative teams. Along with art and stories that can capture and reflect the diversity in our world.

Chido Comics Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chidocomics
Chido Comics Twitter: http://twitter.com/chidocomics
Chido Comics Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chidocomics
Chido Comics Official Website: http://chidocomics.com

About Masked Republic:
Masked Republic, a privately held company, is the first multi-platform content development, production and distribution, live event, merchandising and media organization uniquely focused on expanding the emerging growth market of lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) beyond the borders of Mexico. The company’s core businesses include representation of dozens of the biggest stars in the industry for wrestling and non-wrestling related appearances and licensing, worldwide merchandising, live event production and management, production and distribution of content across multiple platforms including television, home entertainment, pay-per-view, digital media, traditional publishing and film. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in San Francisco, Mexico City, London and Toyko.

Masked Republic Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaskedRepublic
Masked Republic Twitter: https://twitter.com/maskedrepublic
Masked Republic Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maskedrepublic
Masked Republic Official Website: http://maskedrepublic.com

 

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