- Drew Gulak will be challenging Timothy Thatcher for the EVOLVE Title at EVOLVE 72 in Queens, NY on Saturday and Tony Neese will be wrestling Thatcher for the EVOLVE Title at EVOLVE 73 in Joppa, MD on Sunday. Both Neese and Gulak spoke with WWE.com to hype their matches with Thatcher.
Gulak: “Thatcher doesn’t know what he’s getting into,” Gulak said. “This is personal, it’s going to be very intense.” He added that he hopes Thatcher knows that he is stepping into the ring with a different type of person.
Neese: “This is my chance to show that I don’t just belong with the Cruiserweights. I can stand toe-to-toe with anyone on the roster,” He said.
- As noted, newly signed WWE talent Tommy End will be in special dark matches for the live crowds at EVOLVE 72 and EVOLVE 73. End will wrestle Nese at EVOLVE 72 and Tracy Williams at EVOLVE 73. End will also be making his in-ring NXT debut on Friday in St. Augustine, FL at the Mark Lance Armory. WWN Live issued this statement in their Friday newsletter:
Tommy End will make his in ring debut for NXT tonight in Florida and then come to EVOLVE to wrestle this Saturday in Queens, NY and Sunday in Joppa, MD. This is a history! It's the first time a talent has competed in NXT before coming to EVOLVE while being under WWE contract. We want to thank WWE and Triple H for making this special moment for the fans possible. The only way to see it is to be there in person. The mind-blowing 2016 continues this weekend!