EVOLVE “Do Or Die Showcase 2” results from Port Richey, Florida at Gulf View Event Center on 1/5/20 and free and live on WWN Live Facebook page: https://fbwat.ch/1W5ttS8C6IzIDTgx
Trevin Adams was in the ring and said he had a special surprise for a couple of people to start the show. He asked Liam Gray and Adrian Alanis to come out. He said they worked hard enough to finally receive EVOLVE contracts.
Task Force (Mikey Spandex and DMC) came out and interrupted the celebration. They said they deserved the contracts instead. They said if they can’t get a contract on their own, they’ll just take Alanis and Gray’s contracts instead.
Gray and Alanis laughed that Task Force thought they even deserve a contract after just being on a couple of WWN shows. They said they would put the contracts on the line against them in the main event.
Cyrus Satin vs. Palmer Cruise
Zac Romero did interviews with both guys on the stage as they came out to give them a chance to get promo time in front of a live crowd. Both guys are from Michigan. Cruise trained at “House of Truth” which is Truth Martini’s school in Center Line, Michigan.
Stain got the pin with a roll up as Cruise tried to finish him with a second brainbuster attempt.
Alex Sky came to the ring and cut a rhyming promo. She told the crowd she’s deaf but she doesn’t let her disability get in the way of her in-ring ability.
Brandi Lauren came out with Anthony Greene. She was arrogant and not impressed with Sky. She told Sky to get out of her ring.
Sky said she would face Lauren any place and time. Lauren was in regular clothes but accepted the challenge.
Brandi Lauren vs. Alex Sky
Trevin Adams said Sky has an implant in her ear or else she would be completely deaf.
Lauren got the pin after a rope draping spinning neckbreaker. Greene held Lauren from ricocheting off the ropes when Sky whipped her into them. Sky then charged at her and ended up stunning herself on the ropes to lead to the finish.
After the match, Lauren and Greene were going to attack Sky but Kevin Lee Davidson and Lil Jay ran in and made the save.
Davidson said he wasn’t going to allow someone to be bullied. He challenged Greene to a match. Greene refused but said anyone else from the back might want to step up and take the chance. Ben Buchanan came out to get the spot.
Ben Buchanan vs. KLD
Adams said Buchanan is the son of Bull Buchanan.
KLD got the pin after a spear and a sky high.
Alex Todd vs. Chuck Davis vs. The System vs. Tyzan
All the guys were interviewed before the match. The System had a violin with him and promised someone would get hit with it.
The System used the violin to hit Tyzan in the crotch for the pin. The referee was distracted by Davis and Todd fighting on the outside.
After the match, Tyzan hit The System with the violin as he was celebrating and then stomped on the violin to break it.
Joe Keys vs. Bobby Flaco
Flaco got the pin after a springboarddouble stomp.
Task Force attacked Flaco after the match and gave him a double team move. Leon Ruff made the save. The announcers said Gray and Alanis could lose the match and their contracts if they get hit with that move.
Chelsea Durden vs. Amber Nova
Nova got the pin after a stunner.
Cameron Carter vs. Ariel Dominguez
Carter cut a cocky heel promo before the match. Anthony Greene and Brandi Lauren came out. Greene said he liked what he sees so far. He said whoever wins thematch can join him and Lauren in “The In Crowd”.
Since “Retro” Anthony Greene’s gimmick is the 1980s, I wonder if the stable is named after the delightful 1988 movie of the same name starring Jennifer Runyon, Donovan Leitch, and Joe Pantoliano? https://youtu.be/AYGImERkqeg
Dominguez got the counter pin for the win.
After the match, Greene and Lauren came out and made the exact types of short jokes at Dominguez as all of the heels do to Chad Gable in WWE. They ended up stomping him until KLD and Lil Jay made the save.
KLD laid Greene out then Lauren got in KLD’s face. Alex Sky ran in and gave Lauren an X-Factor.
AdrianAlanis and Liam Gray vs. Task Force
Alanis and Gray got the win and the EVOLVE contracts after a double team finisher on Spandex for the pin.
Alanis thanked the crowd for coming out. The next EVOLVE shows are Jan. 17 and 18 in Ybor City, Florida and Orlando, Florida.
EVOLVE 142 results from Chicago, Illinois at Logan Square Auditorium on 12/7/19:
Jake St. Patrick beat Project Monix.
Elayna Black (RISE Wrestling regular) beat Blair Onyx.
Kevin Lee Davidson beat Dan The Dad.
Jake Lander and Gnarls Garvin won the Zero 1 USA Tag Team Titles from Joey O’Riley and Jordan Perry.
Colby Corino beat Sean Maluta. Eddie Kingston and The Unwanted attacked Corino after the match. Anthony Gutierrez made the save to lead into the next match.
Eddie Kingston beat Anthony Gutierrez.
Joe Gacy beat Andrew Everett.
The next match was originally advertised as a 3-Way with J.D. Drake vs. Babatunde vs. Anthony Greene. Then it was supposed to be Babatunde vs. Anthony Green (with Brandi Lauren) in a singles match but Harlem Bravado came out and attacked Babatunde and Josh Briggs made the save. It set up a tag team match.
Anthony Greene and Harlem Bravado beat Josh Briggs and Babatunde by Disqualification when Briggs used a kendo stick.
Brendan Vink beat Adrian Alanis.
Arturo Ruas beat Timothy Thatcher by armbar submission.
Reina Gonzalez beat Shotzi Blackheart in a No Disqualification Match.
J.D. Drake is on commentary.
Curt Stallion pinned Matt Sydal after the kamikaze headbutt. Stallion ended up bloody in the middle of the match.
Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett won the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles from AR Fox and Leon Ruff.
It was reported all over today that WALTER got his gear and the WWE U.K. Title stolen but he is here for the main event. He’s wrestling barefoot.
EVOLVE 141 results from Livonia, Michigan at the Monaghan Knights of Columbus on 12/6/19:
Davey Vega and Mat Fitchett beat Adrian Alanis and Liam Grey in a #1 con. match for the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles.
Brendan Vink beat Colby Corino.
Harlem Bravado beat J-Rocc.
Reina Gonzalez beat Shotzi Blackheart by Disqualification when Blackheart hit her with the cowbell of Gonzalez’s bull rope. (they both worked the big WWE NXT Women’s show in Jacksonville, Florida last night)
EVOLVE Tag Team Champions AR Fox and Leon Ruff (with Ayla and The Skulk) beat Matt Sydal and Andrew Everett
Curt Stallion beat Anthony Greene in an Extreme Rules Match. Brandi Lauren went through a table when she got involved to help Greene.
Natalia Markova beat Camron Branae.
Joey Gacy, Eddie Kingston and Sean Maluta beat Babatunde, Arturo Ruas, and Anthony Gutierrez.
EVOLVE Champion Josh Briggs beat JD Drake.
WWE United Kingdom Champion WALTER beat Timothy Thatcher in a non-title match.
Thanks to Paul Morrison for the results. He was at the show and I was unable to see it live on Club WWN.
EVOLVE 140 results from Brooklyn, New York at St. Finbar Catholic Church Gym on 11/10/19 and on Club WWN:
They did a mini taped pre-show. Trevin Adams interviewed new EVOLVE Champion Josh Briggs (he won the title last night). Briggs said he wanted to defend the title against anyone tonight and he doesn’t care who it is.
Colby Corino and Sean Maluta vs. Michael Verna and KeKoa
Maluta pinned Verna after a code breaker and frog splash.
This was a surprisingly competitive opener. Lenny Leonard and Trevin Adams said Verna and KeKoa were seminar students. Verna gave Corino and Maluta a KeKoa assisted powerbomb at the same time. KeKoa hit a flying elbow drop on Maluta.
Dan Berry is the ring announcer and he botched names a couple of times.
Eddie Edwards cut a promo and put over The Unwanted. He treated Corino like a little kid. The house mic was indie level bad so you can’t hear intros or promos very well. He made a sarcastic remark about Steve Corino. Corino got insulted and stormed out of the ring.
Alex Gracia vs. Reina Gonzalez
Gonzalez pinned Gracia in a long squash after a short clothesline. She gave her another one after the match.
She then cut a promo feeling insulted that she didn’t get competition. She that’s what she come to EVOLVE for. Of course she name dropped NXT because EVOLVE is basically NXT 2.0 and a WWE territory. Neither company will admit it, but it’s not very subtle with all the sucking up EVOLVE does.
Brandon Taggart vs. Babatunde
Babatunde pinned Taggart after a side slam and big splash off the top rope. Taggart got in some offense including a top rope splash of his own.
They plugged the 12/6 show in Livonia, Michigan with WALTER vs. Timothy Thatcher.
Curt Stallion vs. Austin Theory
The announcers said this is Theory’s last EVOLVE before going to NXT. Theory pointed at Adam Cole who was there signing autographs. Fans chanted “Where’s your title?” after losing to Josh Briggs last night.
Theory got the pin with a grab of the tights as Anthony Greene came to ringside to distract Stallion in a WWE finish.
Good match until the finish. Lots of high impact stuff. Theory does a Rolling Thunder Drop Kick and Rolling Thunder Blockbuster. Stallion gave a frog splash and German Suplex.
After the match, Harlem Bravado jumped Stallion from behind and stomped him. Greene came in to help. Brandi Lauren handed them a chair and Greene gave Stallion a tornado DDT off the ropes on it.
Theory then arrogantly sat in the chair as Greene, Bravado, and Lauren gave him a farewell party. Greene got on the mic and put HHH and NXT over. It’s like EVOLVE is a statue built in HHH’s honor.
The Skulk music hit and Theory left in fear. He and AR Fox had a stare down of respect.
Matt Sydal came out and cut a complaining heel promo but you couldn’t hear it with the bad mic.
Matt Sydal, Anthony Greene, and Harlem Bravado vs. Liam Gray, Adrian Alanis, and Leon Ruff
Greene pinned Gray after an unprettier off the ropes. Another WWE style finish as Greene ordered Lauren to hand him a chair right in front of the referee. The referee stopped him from using it but of course turned his back to get it out of the ring. As he had his back turned Greene gave Gray a low kick to set up the finish.
Action all of the place. Ruff had another great showing and did a arched dive with hang time out of the ring onto everyone else on the floor.
Sydal gave Alanis a cheap kick to the head as he was checking on Gray after the match.
Vipress (with Mr. Ruda) vs. Avery Taylor
The announcers praised Shotzi Blackheart. They said she has gained the EVOLVE women a lot of attention and it’s a pipeline to WWE and NXT. They said she jumped from EVOLVE to NXT very quickly.
Brandi Lauren attacked Taylor as she was getting in the ring and injured her up against the guardrail.
Anthony Gutierrez then ran out and said he wanted any member of The Unwanted. No women’s match took place and Vipress just walked to the back.
Anthony Gutierrez vs. Donovan
Gutierrez got the win quickly with an armbar submission. He was immediately attacked after by Eddie Kingston and Sean Maluta.
Eddie Kingston vs. Arturo Ruas
This is typical EVOLVE. Someone gets attacked after a match and then someone else’s music hits to set up the next match. It was Ruas’ music this time.
Ruas got the win by DQ after several minutes of action when Natalia Markova came out and handed Kingston a wrench and he hit Ruas in the face with it.
SHINE Champion Allysin Kay vs. SHINE Nova Champion Shotzi Blackheart
They announced this as a non-title match. Lenny Leonard said this was Champion vs. Champion. I was under the impression after SHINE yesterday that both belts were on line but it’s not the case.
Reina Gonzalez bumped Trevin Adams out of the color spot and did very well on commentary.
Blackheart got the pin after a sunset bomb out of the corner and the flying senton. Good match at a quick pace with hard hitting stuff.
Leonard made a big deal that Blackheart pinned the SHINE Champion yet no titles were on the line. He then said Gonzalez would have a shot at Blackheart on the Midwest shows (Dec. 9 in Livonia, Michigan and Dec. 10 in Chicago). Blackheart, in her promo at SHINE, said tonight was her last EVOLVE show and the PR ad said this was her farewell.
AR Fox (with Ayla) vs. Joe Gacy
Gacy got the pin after a discus lariat.
Anthony Henry vs. JD Drake vs. EVOLVE Champion Josh Briggs
Briggs pinned Henry after a power bomb as Henry was coming off the top rope.
Good match. Drake gave Briggs a moonsault then Henry immediately came off the top rope with a diving double stomp on Henry’s back to break up the pin. Several seconds later Henry gave Briggs a diving double stomp but Drake broke up that pin attempt with a cannonball.
Henry gave Briggs a double stomp on the apron then Drake did a suicide drive through the ropes over Briggs and at Henry on the floor.
Briggs gave Drake a big boot as Drake tried to come back in the ring then dove over one of the ring posts at him on the outside several seconds later.
After the match, Drake snapped at beat up Henry. Briggs came back to the ring to get him to stop. Drake punched Briggs and knocked him down out of frustration.
Drake looked like he couldn’t believe what he did and walked to the back.
Briggs got on the mic and calmly said he didn’t know what was going on with Drake but he just made the biggest mistake of his life. He said this was his first title defense with many more to come. He thanked the fans for coming out.