Johnny Gargano has yet another opponent lined up for his return to EVOLVE, which is a promotion he knows well.
Prior to signing with the WWE and placed in their developmental system, he worked for EVOLVE from 2009 to 2016. During his run with the company, he held the EVOLVE Tag Team Championships along with current WWE Superstar Drew McIntyre.
The company is set to hold events on January 18th and 19th in the New York area, which is where Gargano will be competing. On Saturday night, it was revealed by the promotion that the former NXT Tag Team Champion is teaming up with AR Fox to face Austin Theory and Josh Briggs at EVOLVE 119.
“We just signed it, so let’s just announce it….WWN Icons of Johnny Gargano & AR Fox vs. WWN New Generation of EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory & Josh Briggs#EVOLVE119 – Jan. 18th – Brooklyn, NY.”
We just signed it, so let's just announce it….
WWN Icons of Johnny Gargano & AR Fox vs. WWN New Generation of EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory & Josh Briggs#EVOLVE119 – Jan. 18th – Brooklyn, NY
Tix & Info At https://t.co/o7TFTqsTIV
— EVOLVE Wrestling (@WWNEVOLVE) December 30, 2018
This comes one week after WWE.com announced that Gargano would be facing new EVOLVE Champion Austin Theory in a non-title match at EVOLVE 120 on January 19th.
Aichner, EVOLVE Tag Team Champions The Street Profits, WWN Champion JD Drake, Anthony Henry, Darby Allin, AR Fox with Ayla & The Skulk, Eddie Kingston, Josh Briggs, Joe Gacy, BSHP KNG, Curt Stallion and Priscilla Kelly are advertised to work these two EVOLVE events.
The promotion will be announcing more matches for these shows in the coming weeks.