- WWNLive, the parent company of EVOLVE, announced some new matches for the next EVOLVE event in their Friday newsletter. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ethan Page, and DUSTIN vs. Jason Kincaid has been added to EVOLVE 76 on January 27th.
- Also, the company issued this statement on Chris Hero returning to WWE NXT:
We will say goodbye to Chris Hero at EVOLVE on January 27th and 28th. These will be the final shows ever for Chris Hero. Needless to say, it's going to be a special weekend. We are honored to have the farewell of arguably the greatest independent wrestler ever. We are letting Hero pick his opponent for EVOLVE 76. Hero will be in a singles match on this event. Hero told us he wants to pick someone who can carry independent wrestling into the future. We'll have more on this next week.We want to take a moment and thank Chris Hero for everything he has given us in EVOLVE and in independent wrestling. We recently named Hero our 2016 MVP in the EVOLVE 2016 Year In Review Mini-Doc Video. We don't need to run down his resume. You know it. Simply put, Chris Is Awesome.