Report: Joe Gacy Headlines List of Former EVOLVE Talent Headed to WWE/NXT

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According to PW Insider’s Mike Johnson, the 33-year-old indie wrestling veteran an former EVOLVE tag team champion, Joe Gacy, will be headed to WWE with a developmental contract, joining Curt Stallion, Anthony Greene, Brandi Lauren, Josh Briggs, and referee Jake Clemons, all of whom were reported as new signees on Monday, August 31st. Stallion, Greene, […] READ MORE


Report: Leon Ruff Signs With NXT

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On Thursday, WWE’s Performance Center YouTube page posted a video introducing former EVOLVE Wrestling star Leon Ruff, and now PWInsider and Fightful Select are reporting that the 24-year old has indeed signed an NXT contract out of the fall-out of WWE purchasing EVOLVE Wrestling earlier this summer. In the WWE Universe, EVOLVE star Leon Ruff […] READ MORE


Report: WWE Acquires EVOLVE Wrestling

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PWInsider is reporting that the WWE has officially acquired EVOLVE Wrestling from Gabe Sapolsky and Sal Hamaoui. EVOLVE was the flagship promotion of the World Wrestling Network (WWN), which is owned by Sal Hamaoui. PWInsider adds that the deal has been completed after several months of negotiations amidst rumors that were running around on news […] READ MORE


Leon Ruff Evolves Into A WWE Superstar During Pandemic

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With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting travel and rosters for all major wrestling promotions, it has also created opportunities for indie talents that may not have occurred at this stage of their careers. All Elite Wrestling (AEW) has utilized many regional and national indie talents on episodes of both AEW Dynamite and AEW DARK over the […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Austin Theory Cements His Place on Top, New Tag Champs Crowned at EVOLVE 131

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On Saturday, EVOLVE Wrestling held its 10th Anniversary Celebration, EVOLVE 131, live from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia and live on WWE Network. The historic show delivered on every promise the wrestlers and Gabe Sapolsky had made prior to. They were going to leave everything they had in that ring, continuing to show why, as […] READ MORE


Preview: AAW Bad Times At The Blue Genie (5/31/19)

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AAW Pro returns to Austin, Texas this Friday for a stacked event featuring the past, present and future of the company. Three titles are on the line; AAW Bad Times At The Blue Genie will bring Josh Alexander and Lucha Libre legend, Juventud Geurrera, back to regular action in this company. Big names like Jimmy Jacobs and Sami Callihan feel they still […] READ MORE


#AllEliteWeek: Cody Rhodes Has Changed The Business In Three Years

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Three years ago, on May 22, 2016, Cody Rhodes (then portraying Stardust) was granted his release from the WWE after ten years in the company. And since then, the man known as Cody has simply changed the wrestling business forever. In just three days, All Elite Wrestling will have their first ever show, Double or Nothing which […] READ MORE


Preview: PWG 200 (3/1/19)

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Pro Wrestling Guerilla has been the staple of independent pro wrestling in the California area since it’s inception in 2003 and careers are launched in PWG due to the extremely hot crowd atmosphere and superb in-ring quality. Pro wrestlers either reach that next level in PWG or crash and burn, several buzzed-about independent names have […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW New Beginning In USA Charlotte (2/1/19)

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Many NJPW faithful and new fans alike have been very harsh about the booking for the NJPW New Beginning In USA tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling featuring too many Gaijin competitors and not enough of the bread and butter of the company. The New Beginning Tour kicks off in Sapporo on February 1 so […] READ MORE


The 50 Best Matches Of 2018: Part 1

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Now he recaps the 50 Best Matches of the entire year that’s come and gone. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find […] READ MORE